Council Update – July 28, 2021

Penticton United Church Council met on July 28 to discuss the report from the Re-Opening Committee and recommendations from the Pacific Mountain Region.  – In-person worship: The Region continues to stress the importance of a gradual and thoughtful return to in-person worship. After careful consideration, including the increase of cases of COVID-19 in BC, it was decided toContinue reading “Council Update – July 28, 2021”

Support for those impacted by the fire in Lytton, B.C.

Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc has generously opened their hearts and space to welcome all evacuees to their community at Moccasin Square Gardens on the reserve. They have said the best way we can help them is by providing gift cards. Kamloops United Church is collecting money for cards for gas, food and clothing. If you wouldContinue reading “Support for those impacted by the fire in Lytton, B.C.”

Community Refugee Sponsorship

Please consider helping a Penticton nurse raise funds to bring a refugee family to Canada. I am a Penticton nurse who has spent my career working with marginalized populations both in Canada and overseas. I met Luke and Nyalah at a refugee camp in South Sudan while working as a nurse with Doctors Without Borders.Continue reading “Community Refugee Sponsorship”

Yarn Bombing

This week a group of knitters “yarn bombed” two trees in front of the Penticton United Church. Yarn bombing means to wrap a tree with knitted or crocheted squares that are sewn together. You may notice also many different embellishments that have been lovingly made and sewn on including hearts, flowers, doves, happy faces andContinue reading “Yarn Bombing”

“Yarn Bombing”

Calling all knitters and crafty people. The plan is to join the “Yarn Bomb” project organized by the The Penticton Art Gallery and “yarn bomb” a tree in front of the church. We do this by creating knitted or crocheted squares that are then sewn together, to wrap a tree in front of the church.Continue reading ““Yarn Bombing””