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January 25, 2024

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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 Stewart

In Memoriam

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


Upcoming Events 
  • Annual General Meeting - January 28
  • Men's Breakfast fellowship - February 3rd 8:30 am
  • Choir Practice - Saturdays 10:30 a.m.
  • Knitting & Crocheting Group - Mondays 10 a.m.



Annual General Meeting coming up
January 28th, 2024. - Please plan to join us.

  • When: At 11: 30 a.m. on January 28, following the service and a brief fellowship time where the usual coffee, tea, and snacks will be augmented with sandwiches.
  • Where: In the sanctuary both in person and via Zoom, but not livestreamed.
  • Who: This is an open meeting - All members, adherents and those who have an interest are invited to attend.
  • Voting: Members are asked to vote on all motions, particularly the ones that have financial implications (i.e. proposed Budget). Anyone esle may express an opion and give a show of hands for non-financially related motions. 
  • Unable to attend: Please contact the office or your elder and we will get a report and ballot sheet into your hands.

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. 

 Men's Fellowship Breakfast

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. 
Please speak to Chang Hwa Kim if you are interested in participating in the music ministry. 
Also, you may send her an email at


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) -

I hope to see you there


KPC Weekly Worship at 10 AM
Order of Service January 28, 2024 

Theme: Kingdom of God
“But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Matthew 6:33

Gathering Music 
Hymn #757–Come sing, O church, in joy
Call to worship 
Lighting the Christ Candle and the Second Candle
Prayer of Adoration and Confession
Assurance of Pardon
Choir anthem– “Look at the world” (John Rutter)
Children’s Time
Scripture - Matthew 11: 2 – 6
Sermon - “Signs of the Kingdom” Rev. Karen Dimock
Hymn #363 All hail the power of Jesus’ name (1,2 & 5)
Prayers of the People
Hymn #479–The church’s one foundation (verses 1,2 & 5)
Blessing and Benediction
Sung Response - May the Lord bless you, may the Lord keep you
Sending music

Dear Kerrisdale (Vancouver) Pres. Church,

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

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!

Warm regards,

Lucy "Taffy" Rosenberg
Executive Director