As we move from spring into summer, we have a number of special happenings in our worship life here at Cloverdale United Church across the month of June... you won't want to miss out!
Being the first Sunday of the month, June 6th will be our next celebration of Holy Communion. In addition, though, we'll be taking time during our service to recognize and pray God's blessing upon two of our young adults -- Braeden and Jill -- who are graduating from Grade 12 this year and moving forward into new and different adventures. We'll get to hear a bit from each of them, present them with tokens of our congregation's continuing care and nurture, and collectively pray for God's blessing upon them. June 6th will also be the last Sunday that Robyn Garland, our Coordinator of Children's & Youth Ministries, will be with us in worship prior to her departure for maternity leave... we'll have a chance to pray God's blessing on her and her soon-expanding family, too, as we say "see ya later!"
On June 13th, we'll join with our siblings in faith of The United Church throughout our regional council (most of BC and the Yukon) worshipping together at the conclusion of the regional council's 2021 annual general meeting. We will celebrate the new Commissionands in our regional council, experience the preaching of the renowned Denver-Colorado-based preacher and Lutheran pastor the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber, and connect with United Church friends near and far in song and prayer. The service will be livestreamed from Highlands United Church in North Vancouver at https://www.youtube.com/watch?
On June 20th, as we approach National Indigenous Peoples Day on the 21st, we'll observe this year's Indigenous Day of Prayer as a part of our worship life that morning.
Thanks to the capable and spirited efforts of Dianne Nichols and many members of our choir, we will share yet again this year in our congregation's long-standing tradition of concluding the month of June with a celebration of music. Anthems recorded from among our choir members and from an ensemble of Korean-speakers in our midst will be featured, as will a hymn festival built around your favourites and requests! See the announcement elsewhere for information on how to submit