ANNOUNCEMENtS


UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS:


YOUTH SKILLS PROGRAM: Interviews for eligibility must be completed by October 30th, 2019. Intake on November 04, 2019. A 17-week paid program, hosted by The Boys and Girls Club of BC, with 5 weeks of classroom training (including career exploration, job search skills, life skills, problem solving skills, anger management skills, and a foundational curriculum in critical thinking skills); up to 12 weeks of work experience (with the goal of obtaining the job!); short term training necessary in today's labour market (First Aid, World Host, Fork Lift, etc.). Youth who are eligible must be between the ages of 15-30 and be legally entitled to work in Canada. For information, contact Jerrold Jones at (604) 512-7538, or JJones@bgcbc.ca


EMPOWERED WOMEN DROP-IN GROUP: Wednesdays, until November 6, 10:00am-12:00pm. 

Deltassist, 9097 120 St.

October 9-(Self-Care & Self- Esteem)

October 16- (Healthy Boundaries & Assertive Communication)

October 23- (Exploring Anger & How to Manage it)

October 30- (Mindfulness & Stress management)

November 6- (Resource/ Empowerment Fair)

If you have any questions or would like to sign up for this group, please contact Irene Mclellan at 604-594-3455 ext. 116.


LOWER MAINLAND REGIONAL GATHERING: October 05, 9:30am-TBD, First Lutheran Church, 5745 Wales St., Vancouver. Save the date! This is a gathering for all congregational members and rostered ministers in the Lower Mainland region. More information to follow.


YOUTH GR. 8-12, ADULT MENTORS, AND PARENT MEETING: October 06, 12:15pm. Meet with Pastor Jennifer to talk about the shape of future gatherings. (Come and Enjoy, Come and Learn, Come and Serve, Come and Lead.) Discover a place for you.


INTERCULTERAL YOUTH BAND: Sundays, starting October 06, 1:30pm. Crossroads United Church, 7655 120 St. A cross-generational group exploring world music and popular music. Involves improvisation and a chance to build new friendships through music. Youth of all ages, all abilities, and all instruments are welcome.


MY STORY MY WAY – WRITING WITH NO FEAR: October 09, 16, 23 & 30. 10:00am-12:00pm. George Mackie Library, 8440 112 St. Discuss memoir writing and its importance. A personal invitation has been extended, asking members of our congregation to share their stories.


WESTVIEW BEND HABITAT ENHANCEMENT PLANTING: October 22, 1:00pm-4:30pm, beside Cougar Creek at Westview Drive, 1 block south of 72 Ave. City of Delta is installing “crib boxes” to stabilize the eroding streambank and create overhanging banks where fish can rest & hide. Help plant hundreds of native shrubs & trees to naturalize the crib boxes. Gloves & tools provided.


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.


PULSE CAMP: October 18, 7:00pm to October 20, 1:00pm, Camp Luther, 9311 Shook Road, Mission. A weekend like none-other; where Pumpkin Smashing is encouraged, crazy chapels are had, hilarious skits are watched, and surprises happen on the regular. Cost covers 5 meals, 2 snacks, pumpkins, crafts supplies, accommodations, prizes & all the fun your camper can handle! Ages 10-14. $100 For info & registration, visit: http://www.campluther.ca/events/2019/10/18/pulse


UNDERSTANDING ANGER GROUP: Tuesdays, October 22 - November 26, 5:00pm-7:00pm, Deltassist, 9097 120 Street. This is a group for individuals who have experienced any form of relationship violence.  Participants will learn the basics of this emotion so that they have a deeper understanding of anger. They will learn about costs and benefits of anger, how to identify anger triggers and anger management techniques. To register, please call 604 594-3455.


A CELEBRATION OF CHRISTIAN UNITY: November 03, 3:00pm, St Clare’s Church 1320 Johnson St, Coq. Hosted by the BC Synod of the ELCIC and The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver, in Commemoration of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification. For more info, contact the BC Synod, at bcsynod@elcic.ca or 604 524-1318.


EATING - MORE THAN JUST A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH: November 07, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Vancouver School of Theology, 6015 Walter Gage Road, Van. Today’s dominant food system encourages people to think of food as a commodity to be secured and enjoyed as efficiently, conveniently, and cheaply as possible. But what if food is more than a commodity? In this free public lecture, Norman Wirzba will develop what it means, and entails, to grow and receive food as a gift from God. https://vst.edu/event/somerville-lecture-eating-more-than-just-a-matter-of-life-and-death


SURREY INTERFAITH COUNCIL COMMUNITY PRAYER BREAKFAST: November 14, Registration 6:45am; Program from 7am to 9am. John Volken Academy, 6911 King George Blvd, Surrey. Attendees are encouraged to bring (or be prepared to write out) a prayer, or a wish or a hope of goodwill for the community that can be added to the “Community Prayer Wall”.

Max size 8 1/2 x 11; may be signed or anonymous. All are welcome. $15. Register online: www.eventbrite.ca/e/community-prayer-breakfast-surrey-interfaith-council-tickets-68837463707



BEYOND GOOD INTENTIONS, AN INVITATION TO BECOMING AN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNITY OF FAITH: November 23, Crossroads United Church, 7655 120 St. What are the realities of being and becoming more intercultural in our habits, practices, communities of faith and ministries? This day-long workshop is a remarkable opportunity to deepen your commitment to inclusive Christian community. $75.00/each or $525/group of 7-12. Register: https://www.jotform.com/PMR-UCC/beyond-good-intentions-nov-23-2019


NOTICES


Nursery Care Team: Seeking teens and adults to help with the operation of a pop-up nursery for children ages five and under, during worship on Sundays. Our hope is to gather a large enough team that each volunteer would operate the nursery once every 4-6 weeks, on an as-needed basis. We hope to start offering this service next Sunday, September 29. Please speak to Uschi if you are called to help with making this service available to young families in our congregation. 


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: employment@saintlaurence.ca 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 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


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 inquiry@deltassist.com 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. pastorrebekah@firstlutheranvancouver.com


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.