ANNOUNCEMENtS


UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS:


VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX PROGRAM: March 02-April 30. If you are low income, need help filing a simple tax return, and live in North Delta, call 604-594-3455 (beginning Feb 24th) to book an appointment. For more information, please contact Colleen Danes: colleend@deltassist.com

COASTAL DANCE FESTIVAL: February 25-March 01, Anvil Centre, New West. A celebration of the diverse stories, songs and dances of the Indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast of North America. More information/Tickets: https://www.damelahamid.ca/coastal-dance-festival

AN EVENING WITH TONY CAMPOLO: March 06, 7:00pm, Epiphany Chapel, Vancouver School of Theology. Explore how churches can work towards ending poverty in Canada, seeking climate justice, and protecting refugee rights. More information: https://vst.edu/event/tony-campolo/

INSPIRE CONFERENCE: April 30-May 02, Vancouver School of Theology, 6015 Walter Gage Road, Vancouver. Four days of focused training, workshops and lectures for those with a heart for faithful children, youth, and family ministry. http://www.inspire-conference.ca/



NOTICES


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 pastortlcdelta@gmail.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


Request for donations from Deltassist: Emergency Care Kits are used to support people in Delta who have experienced an emergency evacuation from their home due to fire or tragedy as well as women, men and children feeling abuse. Items needed: Deodorant, shaving cream, and razors for both men and women; small ziplock bags, Kleenex, body wash, pens and notepads, toothpaste/toothbrush, colouring books and toys, children's socks, nail files, lip balm. For Young Moms group: infant formula, baby wipes, baby bottles (BPA free). For Food Security Program: reusable bags for distributing emergency food. If you, your group, organization or company would like to donate to any of these programs or services please contact Deltassist at inquiry@deltassist.com or call 604-594-3455 ext.130

Donations can be dropped off at either our North Delta or Ladner offices.

of ongoing interest

PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN: We welcome children to participate fully in worship, providing worship bags with colouring pages, a children's bulletin with puzzles and activities, age-appropriate Bibles and a Kids' Message, and Inter-generational Activity during the sermon. We encourage you to whisper to your children throughout the service so that they can follow along and/or ask questions. Please see the brochure in the pews regarding how to guide children in worship. 


WE HAVE SEVEN HEARING ASSIST DEVICES available for those who need them. William Wei will help you get set up. Thanks to Gary Bartman for getting the system in gear. 


THE LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH IS FOOD BANK SUNDAY. Please bring non-perishable food items and leave them in the blue bin with the Food Bank sign on it, across from the church office. Thank you.


FLOWERS: If anyone would like to put fresh flowers on the altar for any occasion or just because you have beautiful flowers, please feel free to do so, but call Helen Specht first at 604-584-6928.


WE ALWAYS WELCOME MUSICIANS to join our worship services: singers to add to the choir, and instrumentalists of any and all kinds, especially drummers, bass guitarists, keyboardists, brass, reeds and strings. For singers, experience in choirs is definitely NOT necessary. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please contact Gerry at 604-512-1203.


PRAYER CHAIN:  Here at TLC, there are a group of people who will pray for you (or someone you request to be prayed for) in times of struggle or illness. If you would like to make a prayer request, please fill out a Prayer Card (available in each pew) and leave it in the offering plate during Worship, or email Pastor Jennifer, or the church office, with your request.


ELCA GIFTS INVENTORY: https://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Synods/Faith-Practices/Spiritual-Renewal/Assessment-Tools


TLC CARES FUND - This fund exists to come alongside our neighbours when they are in financially stressful situations, providing grocery cards and transit passes in large part, but also pastoral care support. The Fund welcomes your contributions. Please indicate the Fund on your financial donations and you will receive a tax receipt for your gifts.


ENTER THE BIBLE: A great online resource for making sense of the bible. https://www.enterthebible.org/


ARE YOU A SENIOR WHO IS STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP WITH THE DEMANDS OF LIFE? Deltassist offers free, confidential, short-term counselling and emotional support for Delta residents aged 55+. For further information, please visit www.deltaassist.com or contact Deltassist's Seniors Counsellor at 604-594-3455 ext. 151.


DELTA SENIORS BUS PROGRAM: A free transportation service for seniors 65+ who live in Delta and live in isolation or rely on others for transportation. The service offers easy access to local medical services, recreation centres, shopping locations and other community amenities within Delta, from Monday to Friday, 9:30am-3:30pm. Registration required. For more info, call 604 353-6305 on a Thursday, between 9:00am-4:00pm.


DELTA HOSPICE SOCIETY ADULT GRIEF GROUP: Those who have experienced the death of a loved one due to substance abuse are invited to attend. For information, phone 604 948-0660 (extension 303) or email, debra@deltahospice.org


SUBSTANCE USE EDUCATION GROUP: Every Thursday from 3 pm to 4 pm at Deltassist’s North Delta office, 9097 120 Street. This is an open drop-in group for adults 19 yrs and older who have substance use issues themselves, or who are being affected by someone else’s substance use. For information or to register call 604-594-3455 and ask for the Substance Use Services intake line.


DROP IN RELAXATION GROUP FOR INDIVIDUALS LIVING WITH SERIOUS ILLNESS: Ongoing, on Tuesdays, 10:30am-11:45am. Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner. Relaxation, healing, music, guided imagery and gentle touch, for individuals with cancer or serious illness (and their friends & family). Registration not required; simply show up and attend as often as you’d like! Facilitated by Aspen, our Music Therapist, and experienced volunteers. For more info, contact the Centre for Supportive Care, at 604-948-0660.


SURREY/DELTA/WHITE ROCK BC SCHIZOPHRENIA SOCIETY - FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: Ongoing, 2nd Monday each month, 10:00am-11:00am, North Delta Mental Health Centre, 129 - 6345 120 St. The BC Schizophrenia Society, North Delta, sponsors a family support group for people who have a loved one with a mental illness. Call Harpreet, at 604 574-1976, for more information.