Saturday March 20th is International Quilting Day. To celebrate, many quilt guilds, groups, & individuals will hang quilts outside on balconies, clotheslines, over fences, or even in windows. Everyone is encouraged to display a quilt on this day to help bring some colour and joy to make the world a little brighter.
It doesn’t have to be a quilt you made, honour a quilt gifted to you by putting it on display anywhere from 9am to 3pm. Snap a picture and share to our facebook/website page.
Children are encouraged to participate by colouring/decorating a quilt block colour page available below (printable PDF is below) or at the AVUC office. Take a drive or walk around your community/neighbourhood and see if you can spot any quilts on display.
Alberni Valley United Church will focus on creativity for the reflection on Sunday the 21st.
Please join us in celebration of God’s creativity as some quilts will be on display in our virtual sanctuary.
Please download and print the file below for Ash Wednesday
How the Grinch Stole Christmas captures the essence of this lovely verse from Ezekiel 36:26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you. I will remove your stony heart from your body and replace it with a living one.
We all love to sit as a family and put on a Christmas Movie. I love to find messages of God's love in the everyday including Christmas movies. As we prepare for Christmas I invite you to join me on Thursdays at 6 pm to watch a Christmas movie and see if we can discover messages of hope, love, joy and peace.
On Dec. 3rd. join me to look for How the Grinch Stole Christmas captures the essence of this lovely verse from Ezekiel 36:26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you. I will remove your stony heart from your body and replace it with a living one.
Dec. 10 movie is Frosty the Snow Man.
Kids, of all ages, Online church is back!
Just because we aren’t meeting together doesn’t mean we aren’t connected and growing in faith together. Keep your eyes on this page each week for new resources and links to help God’s children of all ages connect.
Today, we’re going to get ready to journey with Jesus and the first thing you need is flat Jesus. First get your printable Flat Jesus by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3pnF72S (or scroll to the end of the newsletter).
First, colour flat Jesus, then put flat Jesus in a special place. Then, please take a picture and send it to Rev. Minnie Text: 250-735-1649 Email: email@example.com
*Remember to bring Flat Jesus with you to KIDS ONLINE CHURCH & SHARE THE LIGHT.
My flat Jesus is super curious and he’s going to move about every week.
Holy and Loving God, we are here and give thanks for this day. We give thanks for the gift of your creation and the blessings in our lives. Be with us in our heart, in our mind and in our speaking. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen
Candle of Love: https://bit.ly/35o3OEm
I love you bunches: https://bit.ly/32A5U1Y
ANNOUCEMENT: SHINE THE LIGHT
Shine the Light is a five week Advent/Christmas series for families and kids of all ages, which will beginning on Thursday, Nov. 27 @ 6pm-6:45 pm.. Watch for the zoom link.
Rev. Minnie is hosting Shine the Light in her home via zoom, kids you are invited to wear your pj’s or a Christmas hat and bring a candle or flashlight.
Shine the light focuses on finding messages of God’s love in the everyday, including Christmas movies.
What is your favourite Christmas Movie?
Featured Movies which we’ll watch may include:
- Charlie Brown Christmas (HOPE)
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (LOVE)
- Frosty the Snowman (JOY)
- The Muppet Christmas (Peace)
- The Polar Express Party (Believe)
Movies may change when you tell me about your favourite movies.
If you can’t come on Thursdays at 6 that’s no problem we’ll upload the video to YouTube every Friday.
Then in January Shine the Light-brings to you Surprise me (This is going to be fun and funny).
IF you are looking for at home faith resources to purchase check out: https://store.illustratedministry.com/
Do you need pastoral care? Please contact Rev. Minnie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Art is something that we can create, enjoy and relish anywhere, anytime. There's no rule of time, place, material, age, gender. Really, this is one subject that lets you be, as you want to be!
Create Land Art with your family. Click here:
Care for Creation songs:
The Earth Turns
Caring for creation is what disciples of Christ do. Try this one this week. Track Your Waste for a Week
Keep track of the waste that you create for a week. How much of it can be replaced with recyclables or reusables. What can you challenge yourself to live without?
Was that cool! Check out July’s bulletin in a year of Care for Creation:
Take a picture of caring for creation and upload to our facebook page with the hashtag #caringforcreation
While you are there please like us; like our posts; help us grow!
Did you know that July 30 is World Friendship Day?
Video: Tell Me Your Story
Video story for the younger ones:
Video for the older youth: Show the Power of Love and Kindness
Children of Nomad by Evelyne Papatie:
Craft: MAKE A GIFT FOR A FRIEND
Are you missing going to camp this summer? If your summer feels really, really strange without participating in going to camp, maybe you were planning on going to Camp Pringle. Check out this link to Camp@home. The best parts of camp usually are about being outside in the beauty of God's world, creating, storytelling, sharing meals together,wondering, praying, playing games and much more. Thanks to Mary Nicol, Sarah Prestwich, Robin Murray, Pamela Evans, and Samantha Jones from Pacific Mountain Region who have developed a creative at home camp for families.