ANNOUNCEMENtS


UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS:


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



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


WHAT ARE YOUR ACHES AND PAINS SAYING TO YOU? November 13, 6:30pm-9:30pm, at TLC. Come and learn why our bodies may be rebelling in the form of physical or emotional discomfort, and how our sleep patterns can be directly relatred to our bodies and the information it is whispering to us. $30 at the door or bring a friend for $25 each. Seniors and students $20


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


ANTICIPATING SPECIAL OCCASIONS & HOLIDAYS WHILE GRIEVING: November 14, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor, Cres. An evening of sharing and reflection, with a talk and music presentation about grief and loss, and practical options for managing special occasions and holidays.Pre-register if possible, by calling call 604.948.0660


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


WOMEN OF FAITH POTLUCK DINNER: November 24, 10122 140 Street. Bring your favourite dish to share and join us to build friendships with sisters of diverse faith and spiritual traditions, and hear speakers talk on a variety of topics of importance in our community. All women are welcome. Please RSVP to marceils@ldspublicaffairs.org




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


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.