UPCOMING EVENTS AT TLC AND IN THE COMMUNITY:
MONTHLY COMMUNITY DINNER: August 24, Doors open 4:30pm, Supper at 5:00pm, Crossroads United Church, 7655 120 Street. A free, nutritious meal served on the fourth Saturday every month, in a casual, safe environment. Open to anyone who would benefit from good food in a safe, family-friendly setting. More info at: crossroads-united-church.ca
SACRED SONG CIRCLE: August 25, 1:00pm-3:00pm, St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 1010 Fifth Ave, New West. Everyone is welcome, no matter where you are on the journey. No singing experience necessary. http://stbarnabasparish.ca/sacred-singing-circle/
BEN LOCKWOOD CONCERT: August 27, 7:00pm, Social Heart Plaza (11405-11427 84 Ave) Jazz and foot-tapping swing.
RE:SOUND INTERCULTURAL OPEN MIC: September 4, 7:30pm. Crossroads United Church, 7655 120 Street. Sing, play, jam, listen and learn from your neighbour, on the first Friday of every month. All are welcome. http://crossroads-united-church.ca/upcoming-events/
FLEETWOOD COMMUNITY FESTIVAL: September 7, 11:00am-3:00pm, Fleetwood Community Centre & Francis Park, 15996 84 Ave. This beloved community festival is home to many cultural performances, family-friendly activities, interactive booths ran by local businesses and organizations, and more! https://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/29146.aspx
LUMINARY FESTIVAL: September 7, 6:00pm-10:00pm, Sunstone Park. Lantern parade 8:30pm, concert 9:00pm. Use your imagination to create a lantern to bring to the festival or illuminate yourself! Musicians, street performers, food vendors, interactive activities, lantern parade, and concert featuring Soulstream. Free shuttle service from North Delta Rec Center starts at 6pm. No on-site parking.
PUBLIC DIALOGUE ON HUMAN RIGHTS - FROM HATE TO HOPE IN A DIGITAL AGE: 5:30pm-7:00pm. Reception to follow, Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings St, Vancouver. Online hate speech is on the rise with evidence showing that groups targeted online are also targeted in-person. In a digital age that allows anyone to become an amateur public broadcaster, online posts and comments are becoming increasingly provocative and polarizing. Free. Registration required. More info: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/public-dialogue-on-human-rights-from-hate-to-hope-in-a-digital-age-tickets-66379810801
RESTORATIVE YOGA FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH CANCER: Thursdays, September 12-November 28, 1:30pm-3:30pm, or October 24-November 28, 10:30am-12:30pm, Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent. In this yoga group, body, breath and mind come together in fully supported reclining yoga positions. Yoga experience is not necessary. For more info and to pre-register, contact the Centre at 604 948-0660.
BEREAVEMENT SELF-CARE AND RELAXATION GROUP: Thursdays, September 12-October 17, 10:30am-12:30pm, Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent. Recently bereaved and interested in self-care practices? Join this group to learn a variety of self-care techniques and participate in experiential guided relaxation to help address feelings of depression, exhaustion and anxiety as they relate to grief. Fore more info and to register, contact the Centre, at 604 948-0660
60th ANNUAL COUNTRY FAIR: September 21, 9:30am-3:30pm, South Arm United Church, 11050 No 3 Rd, Richmond. Hee Haw! Affordable family fun and a huge garage sale! Join us for a hay ride, carnival games, face painting, cake walk, crafts, displays, home baking, strawberry shortcake, silent auction, food and entertainment. Free admission and parking.
WOMEN OF FAITH: INTERFAITH LUNCHEON: September 28, 11:00am-1:00pm, 6270 126 Street, Surrey. Join us for an informal luncheon to hear speakers on various topics of interest to the community and to build friendships with sisters of divers faiths and spiritual traditions. Please RSVP to email@example.com
COMMUNITY FAMILY FUN NIGHT AT TLC: September 28, 5:00pm-8:00pm. Bring the kids or grandkids and get together with your neighbours for a meal featuring Italian cuisine. Entertainment by children’s musical performer Christina Tsikata.
Some of the activities will be:
Creating & building with Lego from a large Lego collection.
Build a marble run and race your friends.
Have your face painted by local artist Tsuki Matsuba.
Toast some marshmallows and make a s’more.
Some of the games that will be available:
Table tennis, air hockey, crokinole, and a wide selection of board games for people of all ages.
This is a free event for everyone.
Doors open @5:00 pm. Meal @ 5:15 pm.
Musical entertainment from 6:00 pm. to 6:45 pm.
Games and activities from 6:45 pm. to 8:00 pm.
Face painting from 6:45 pm. to 7:30 pm.
ADULT GRIEF GROUP: Wednesdays, October 9-November 13, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent. Have you recently experienced the death of a loved one? If so, then consider joining this safe and supportive group for bereaved adults to share with and listen to others in similar situations and learn to navigate your grief process. Fore more info and to pre-register, contact the Centre at 604 948-0660.
SUICIDE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: Tuesdays, October 15-December 03, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent. If you're an adult who's experienced a recent loss due to suicide and want the support of others in similar circumstances join this group, where you can share your thoughts and feelings in a safe and supportive environment, learn about coping strategies and resources, and develop community wiht others. For more info and to pre-register, contact the Centre at 604 948-0660.
St. Laurent Anglican/Good Shepherd Lutheran are seeking a part-time Jr/Sr Youth Co-Leader: Our youth events average 10-12 participants, and include meals, faith formation, adventure and hanging out. This position is 9 hrs a week at $20 an hour, starting September 1. Applications accepted until job is filled. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Details: https://bcsynod.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/YouthPositionCoLeadJobDescRev.pdf
Deltassist's Community Garden has fresh produce, ready to share with the community: Right now, they have the following veggies to give away: yellow and green beans, kale, peas, and tomatoes. Coming soon: carrots, zucchini, squash, beets, purple top turnips and arugula.
The best way to see what's available or to make an appointment to pick your veggies fresh from the garden is to call, 604-594-3455, and ask for Lorraine at ext. 130
If you have fresh produce from your own garden that you would like to share with the community, please call us at the same extension noted above.
Spam emails being sent in Pastor Jennifer’s name: It has been reported to the office that there is someone impersonating Pastor Jennifer through email communications. Please do not respond to or click on links inside of any email messages that appear to be from her, unless they have been sent from her email address, which is email@example.com.
Thursdays in Black: On Thursdays, wear black in solidarity with the world-wide movement speaking out against gender-based violence for people of all ages and races and in homes, schools, work places, churches and communities. Remember to wear black on any Thursday!
For more information, visit: https://www.oikoumene.org/en/get-involved/thursdays-in-black
Deltassist's Young Moms Group and DOVE Committee need of supplies: Items needed for Young Moms Group: baby formula, baby wipes and diapers (all sizes). For emergency care kits, (used to support people in Delta who’ve experienced an evacuation from their home due to fire or tragedy as well as women, men and children fleeing abuse) the items needed are: deodorant, shaving cream and razors for men and women, small ziplock bags, kleenex, body wash, kids toothbrushes/toothpaste, pens and notepads. Donations can be dropped off at the North Delta or Ladner Deltassist offices. Please identify that they are for the Young Moms Group or the Emergency Care Kits. Thank you. Contact Deltassist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-594-3455
CLAY is now accepting applications for Band and Drama team: Will you share your God-given talents at En Route, in Calgary, AB, August 20-23, 2020? If you will be at least 18 years of age by the time of En Route and would like to apply for the Band and Drama team, please visit http://claygathering.ca/ for an application form. Applications are due by October 6, 2019.
Join Pastor Rebekah Swanson at Holden Village in 2020: Pastor Rebekah Swanson of First Lutheran Vancouver will lead a group of British Columbia & Northwest Washington Lutherans to Holden Village NEXT summer, in August or September of 2020. The 2019 weekly group rate for an adult for 5 nights is $380.00 USD, children ages 6-17 is $280.00 USD, and children under 6 are free. These prices include all meals and accommodations, as well as the use of Holden facilities like the sauna and the hot tub. The price also includes any lectures or programming during our stay. Additional costs to consider are the boat tickets (round trip on the Lady of the Lake on Lake Chelan), cost of travel to Chelan, and any nights at the Bed and Breakfast in Chelan if needed. When the dates get settled, we can begin looking at ride shares within the group. In addition to the Holden Village offerings, Pastor Rebekah will host two evenings of “wine and conversation.” More details to come. Again, please let Pastor Rebekah know if you are interested and you will be added to the tentative group list. email@example.com