I am bringing some good news about our outreach ministry of Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church called Around the Well.
We are starting a small group with lunch and conversation on UBC campus every Friday from 11:30 to 1:30 at the Wesbrook Community Center. Our gatherings always seek to build community through welcoming, mutually transforming relationships but this series will specifically focus on topics of mental health, mental illness, stigma and recovery. Each week will include a one-hour dialogue about a related topic.
Conversations will be based on material produced by an interdisciplinary team of scholars from the University of Aberdeen and Regent College as well as pastors and psychologists. We, as followers of Jesus, believe that Jesus is sending us to the campus to share our faith with others and also to learn from people who maybe do not know Jesus, but are known by him and can be blessed as they bless us with their gifts and lives.
We already have seven people interested in joining us, so we have only one more spot. If you feel or think that God is sending you to join us, you will be very welcome! We believe that this outreach ministry is to be done in the community!
May God bless you and our outreach ministry. Pray for us, particularly for Helen Anderson and I as we co-lead this program, for Pastor Richard Watson, Pastor Dan Matheson and Rev. Sumarme who are mentoring me in this project that is part of my Theological Field Education project as a student of the Vancouver School of theology.
Thanks for your prayers and encouragement. I will be happy to let you know more details about our weekly experiences on campus.
We are starting up a new Knitting and Crocheting Group. Those interested whether you are just a beginner or an experienced knitter, all are welcome.
Friday, September 22, 2 p.m.
Are you interested in joining the group but the current day or time is not suitable? Email us at email@example.com Let us know what day and time works. We will try to accommodate the majority.
Bill and Marg Buschman
The KPC choir practices will resume on Saturday, September 23 at 10:30 a.m. Those who are interested in singing, or playing an instrument, please speak to Chang Hwa after the service. New choir members are welcome!
Thank you to everyone who so generously donated to Marg Buschman, Ramesh Mardani, and Charles, Vanessa and Amelia Boname as they walked and bicycled to raise funds for Ratanak’s vital work in Cambodia. Together they raised more than $5,000. Ratanak has not quite reached their goal of $100,000.00 yet, but they are almost there. The window for donations will remain open until early next month.
Traffickers promise young Cambodian women and men well-paying jobs abroad, but instead, they are sold into modern-day slavery. They endure brutal working conditions and physical and sexual violence and they are trapped with no way home. Your support enables Ratanak’s more than 70 Cambodian employees to work with survivors who manage to escape these horrible conditions.
To donate, please enter https://www.roadtofreedomchallenge.com/ in your browser address line. Then click on DONATE, which appears in the top, right corner of the page. You may have to scroll down to find the search box where you type in the individual’s name. Select the amount you wish to donate and click NEXT. A tax receipt will be issued in February 2024 for donations of $15.00 or more.
Join us - Wednesday September 27, at 7:30 p.m.This fall, we will continue our studies in the book of Luke, resuming where we left off in June. Classes will be held on Zoom or by phone connection once every two weeks, on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. About a week before each class, Stanley Yen will send out a set of preparatory questions for you to consider before the class. Roughly one class every 2 months will be a video or a lesson on church history. I will send out a reminder and the Zoom connection information closer to the date of the class. Please inform me by e-mail if you wish to be deleted from the class list. If you want to join our group please let me know (just email KPC@telus.net). I look forward to studying the Bible with you again this fall. Sincerely,Stan Yen
KPC Men's breakfast--8:30 a.m., Sat., Sept. 30, at the KPC church hall (on the north side of the church parking lot)The speaker will be Dr. Rev. Tali Hsieh of Vancouver Taiwanese Presbyterian Church. He will speak on his faith journey and the Christian church in Taiwan.Donations received at this breakfast meeting will go to the Union Gospel Mission in Vancouver.If you are coming to this breakfast meeting, please notify Rev. Richard Watson or Kiejoon Kim. Also, you can put your names down on the sign-up sheet at the church narthex.
KPC Weekly Worship at 10 AM
Order of Service September 24, 2023
Theme: Living in the in-between times
As Aaron spoke to the whole congregation, they looked toward the wilderness, and the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud.