Friends of KPC,
This newsletter is arriving a little late this week because we were hoping to include information about 2023 annual report for the Annual General Meeting on Sunday. Unfortunately we do not have this yet. However it is coming and I hope to be able to send out a special email about the AGM tomorrow afternoon.
Thanks for your patience,
Rev. David W Stewart, retired minister of The Presbyterian Church of Canada, passed away at home in Crofton, BC, with the loving care of family and palliative services, on January 1, 2024, after a valiant battle with cancer. David served at Kerrisdale from 1979 through to January 1992. David had a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals but his deepest joy stemmed from every opportunity to be with his family, especially relishing moments with his cherished grandchildren. A full obituary is published in the Victoria Times Colunmist.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 28, at 2:30 pm, at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (924 Douglas St, Victoria) Virtual service can be viewed live (and will also be available post service) on the YouTube channel called 'St Andrew's Presbyterian Victoria Online', at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLfaHaoRXnK0F6IvDFc01IA
Annual General Meeting coming up
The annual report is being prepared for distribution and electronic copies will be made available as soon as possible. Please contact our office if you wish to have a paper copy of the report.
Join the KPC men's breakfast fellowship meeting, 8:30 a.m., Saturday, February 3, 2024, at the church hall (on the north side of the KPC parking lot).
Please let our minister Richard Watson, or Kiejoon Kim know if you are coming. Also, you can write down your names on the sign-up sheet in the church narthex.
KPC choir practices are held on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
New members are welcome.
How can our faith help us to provide practical ways to support one another when we face mental health challenges?
Let’s have lunch together (homemade soup and bread) and talk around the table using the fantastic material of the Sanctuary Mental Health Course®.
We will explore the themes of Companionship, Caregiving, Self-Care, and Reflection in this interdisciplinary approach, including Lived Experiences, Psychological Perspective, Art Reflection, and Theological Perspective. The conversations will happen every Friday, from noon to 1 pm, at the Wesbrook Community Center on the UBC campus.
You can arrive at 11:30 if you would like more time to eat and talk, and we can stay in the room until 1:45!
Facilitators: Afonso Issa MD, MHEd, Ph.D. (UFG, Brazil), MDiv student (St. Andrew’s Hall/VST). and Helen Anderson (around 35 years of experience working with students on the UBC campus, Elder of Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church).
Please RSVP (We have 04 spots available) - firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope to see you there
KPC Weekly Worship at 10 AM
Theme: Kingdom of God
Happy New Year! I hope that you had a fantastic Christmas season, filled with lovely shared moments within your church community and some well-deserved rest as a leader.
I'm writing to share that registration for the Camp Douglas 2024 summer season is now open, and we'd love your help in spreading the word to anyone who might be interested!
All the details about our camps and their dates can be found on our website: Camp Douglas Summer Program
I've also attached a poster that can be printed for a paper bulletin board. If you need graphics in different formats, just let me know, and I'll be happy to send them your way!
At Camp Douglas, it's important to us that financial concerns are never a barrier for families wanting to send their kids to camp. If you know of a family that would benefit from sponsorship, or if your church community wants to contribute to our camp-sponsorship (campership) fund, please get in touch with Pam at email@example.com.
Thank you so much for your continued support of the Camp Douglas ministry. We can't wait to see the amazing things God has in store for us this year!
Lucy "Taffy" Rosenberg