ANNOUNCEMENtS


UPCOMING EVENTS AT TLC AND IN THE COMMUNITY:


JOG FOR A JUG: June 15, 10:30am, Kiniski’s Reef Tavern, Pt. Roberts, WA. An 11.1km walk/run through the gorgeous sea-side community of Point Roberts. There is a post-race party at Kiniski’s Reef Tavern, with BBQ, prizes and awards. All profits will be donated to Deltassist. Information / Registration: 604 943 4661 or www.runinn.com


SOUTH DELTA'S SENIORS CELEBRATION: June 15, 11:00am-3:00pm, Tsawwassen Town Centre, 1299 56 St, Delta. Featuring live entertainment all day, over 20 displays,  and the second annual Century Apple competition.


DELTA EXTREME WEATHER RESPONSE SHELTER POST-SEASON AND PLANNING FOR NEXT SEASON MEETING: June 19, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Ladner United Church 4960 48 Ave, Delta. We would be pleased to have as many community members as possible at this meeting, especially because it has been suggested that the shelter open earlier, at 7:00 pm (instead of 9:00 pm). In order to do this – we would need to have volunteers available to open the door, sign in guests, and perhaps, if possible, provide a hot meal.  We will be discussing this idea at the planning meeting along with thanking all of you who have contributed gift cards, food, clothing and more to the Delta EWR shelter. Please share with as many folks as you can – we do really hope to see you there! Snacks provided.


DELTASSIST COMMUNITY GARDEN PARTY: June 22, 11:00am-2:00pm, (9097 120 Street). Please join us in this celebration of community as we unveil our Garden Spirit and his garden friends, (original wood carvings by local artist Jordy Johnson). Enjoy a BBQ, car wash, games and prizes. A selection of iced teas and baked goodies will be available for sampling and to take home by donation. For more information, visit: http://deltassist.com/news/upcoming-events


DELTA FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES OPEN HOUSE: June 22, 10am-3pm. Fire Hall 3 (11375 84 Ave). Meet your local firefighters, tour the trucks, and check out some amazing firefighting demonstrations.


CANDID: ACTS SEMINARIES STORYTELLING OPEN HOUSE: June 22, 11:30am-1:00pm 7600 Glover Road, Langley. Hear the stories of those who serve in ministry. Through their experiences, catch a glimpse of how God works in the lives of others and how theological studies may enhance your own life calling and ministry journey. Free event with free BBQ lunch. Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/candid-an-acts-seminaries-storytelling-open-house-registration-60954145490


CROSSROADS COMMUNITY DINNER: June 22, Doors 4:30pm, Dinner 5:00pm, Crossroads United Church (7655 120th Street, Delta). We seek to offer nutritious food and God’s hospitality over a shared table in a safe setting. We’re now in our eighth year of offering home-style food and enjoying warm company on the fourth Saturday of each month. Free. All are welcome!


NORTH DELTA FAMILY DAY PARADE AND FESTIVAL: June 23, Parade: 11:00am-1:00pm. Festival 1:00pm-4:00pm. Bring your family and friends for North Delta's annual Family Day Parade, then head over to the park for some food and fun! The parade will run along 112 Street, from Burnsview Secondary (7658 112 St) to the North Delta Community Park (11311 84 Ave), where the festival will take place.


CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF JEAN VANIER: June 27, 7:00pm, Christ Church Cathedral (690 Burrard Street, Vancouver). L’Arche Greater Vancouver invites you to join in celebrating the life and honouring the legacy of Jean Vanier. Jean, who passed away on May 7, 2019, was a Canadian social visionary and passionate advocate for people with developmental disabilities. As the founder of the L’Arche movement and co-founder of Faith and Light, he became a prominent voice for vulnerable and marginalized people around the world. Since Jean’s message of hope and peace went far beyond these organizations, L’Arche Greater Vancouver invites everyone who has been touched by his extraordinary life to attend this public celebration.


SACRED SINGING CIRCLE: June 30, 2:00pm-4:00pm, St. Barnabas Church, 1010 Fifth Ave, New West. Song, silence, bread, prayer. For the healing of our hearts and the world. Everyone welcome, from anywhere, any tradition or any place on the journey. No need to “know how to sing”!


SEMIAHMOO FIRST NATION CANADA DAY ROCK: 5K, 10K, & KIDS RACE, AND CANADA DAY FESTIVITIES: July 1, 8:00am/10:00am races, Semiahmoo Park, (15782 Marine Drive, White Rock). SUMS will receive all proceeds from the 'by donation' pancake breakfast, served to all who come to the park! Info: http://www.tryevents.ca/try_events_canada_day_rock.htm


CANADA DAY COMMUNITY BBQ AT TLC: JULY 1, 12:00pm-3:00pm. Free BBQ lunch and local music. Invite your friends. All are welcome!


CANADA DAY CELEBRATION AT CHALMERS PARK: July 1, 5:30pm-10:45pm. (11400 76A Ave). Free family fun with activities, BBQ and food vendors, live music, and fireworks!


TOUR DE DELTA COMMUNITY FESTIVAL: July 5, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Richardson School Grounds. Join the festival for big screen live race action, kids’ zone, interactive sport activity booths, mascots, entertainers, and food vendors. Visit tourdedelta.com for info on all races and activities.


RE:SOUND INTERCULTURAL OPEN MIC: July 05, 7:30pm, Crossroads United Church (7655 120th Street, Delta). Let the heavens re·sound on the first Friday of each month! Sing, play, jam, listen, and learn from your neighbour. All are welcome!


UBC GEERING UP CAMPS AT TLC: July 8-August 23. Week-long science & engineering day camps for children who will be entering Grades 2-7 in September 2019. Each day is a dynamic mix of hands-on activities, demonstrations, tours, mentors, and design challenges. For details and registration: https://www.geeringup.apsc.ubc.ca/camps/delta-steam-camps/


CAMP ARTABAN SUMMER CAMPS: July 8-August 8, Gambier Island. Christian camps for Grades 3-12, and all-ages family camp. Camp Artaban’s purpose is to challenge children, youth, and adults, spiritually, mentally and physically in a camping context; so that they may be brought into a closer relationship with God and each other in a loving community. Info: www.campartaban.com


OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHTS: July 12, 7:30pm, Richardson Park. August 9, 7:00pm, North Delta Community Park. Visit the City of North Delta Facebook page to vote for movies to be played.


TLCW ANNUAL SUMMER GARDEN PARTY, July 17, 12:00pm. Hosted at Andrea Reyes' house. The TLCW invite all ladies to attend their annual summer garden party potluck. Bring a chair, a dish to share, and a hat if it's sunny. Please rideshare if possible. Parking space is limited.


THE GRIND FOR MANKIND: July 20, 9:30 am. All proceeds to Deltassist. $50, includes entry, t-shirt and gondola ride down. Bus ride to/from event for an extra fee. Space is limited, so first to sign up for a ride with their entry will get a seat. More info: http://deltassist.com/news/upcoming-events


BOUNDARY BAY AIRSHOW: July 20, 11:00am open, 12:00pm airshow, featuring Canadian Forces Snowbirds, Canadian CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team, aerobatics champion pilot Rob Holland, and more fantastic performers and static displays. Free admission, food vendors, autograph tent, community booths, and family zone. For info about parking: boundarybayairshow.com

DELTA CONCERT BAND: July 30, 7:30pm, Sunshine Hills Park. A full concert band performance with a variety of music for all ages.

BRADLEY PEDWELL CONCERT: August 16, 7:00pm. Sungod Courtyard. Vancouver-born Bradley is a one-man-band; linking acoustic guitars, harmonies, loops and a powerful vocal. Expect a heavy dose of 90’s and early 2000’s nostalgia.

BEN LOCKWOOD CONCERT: August 27, 7:00pm, Social Heart Plaza (11405-11427 84 Ave) Jazz and foot-tapping swing.


NORTH DELTA SHOW & SHINE: August 10, 8:00am-10:00am registrations, 10:00am-2:00pm car show, Sungod Recreation Centre (7815 112 St) We’d love to see your vehicle! All makes and models welcome. $20/vehicle. At the show, there will be a live dj, a raffle and awards.


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.


NOTICES


Deltassist is looking for items needed to help people in our community, can you help? 

Items needed for emergency care kits (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.):  

• Ziploc bags (small ones)

• Deodorant (both men & women)

• Shaving cream (both men & women)

• Razors (both men & women)

• Kleenex

• Body wash

• Pens & Notepads

• Kids toothpaste/toothbrush

• Coloring books & Toys


Items to help at our offices:

• Donations to purchase reusable cloth bags for emergency food distribution (if your company would like to sponsor these bags your company logo could be printed on the bags.)

• Donations to purchase supplies for our bread program such as bags, ties and gloves for our volunteer to use to package the bread.

• Electronic Display Board (This could include sponsorship identification right on Scott Rd.)

• Printing costs for pamphlets and promotional materials

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 as well as Inter-generational Activity during the sermon at the back of the sanctuary. 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. If necessary, we have a nursery beneath the sanctuary which includes live audio feed from the sanctuary, a changing table, books and toys.


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.


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 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.