Calling All Volunteers





Looking for a short-term, limited time opportunity to help bring in funds, or save expenses for the church? Read on.

We need volunteers to:

        • Assist with landscaping on the south lot, once the parking facility is installed. This will be scheduled in late October- early November, and your involvement can be mostly at your own convenience once you have been briefed on what to do.
        • Concert Production

Shout Sister with Abby Zotz. November 10, and Cadence. December 15.

Both concerts need help with:

      • promotion
      • ticket sales
      • room setup and takedown

There will be convenient briefing sessions with experienced BUC concert producers to help get you started

Contact Ron Fitton at or leave your contact info with Cate in the office.


Heartbeat October Edition

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The Colour of Gratitude

As I am writing this message the leaves have for the most part not started to change colour – – at least not in this part of the country.  Perhaps when you are reading some trees and bushes might look different, tinged with red and orange; leaves might well be blowing down your street.

I remember one Thanksgiving dinner when my daughter was in charge of decorating the table.  She had collected beautifully coloured maple leaves, pressed them flat and written the name of everyone who was going to be gathered around the table.  They looked beautiful and made everyone feel special.

On Thanksgiving Sunday, October 7, we will be gathering around a table to remember Jesus’ life and teaching.  We will also take time to be grateful for what we have.  But how can we live everyday in a spirit of gratitude?

How about trying this idea?  Collect some fallen leaves when you are walking around your neighbourhood.  Using a permanent marker write something for which you are grateful for on each leaf.  Arrange the leaves somewhere that catches your eye.  You might want to add a candle and light it each time you take a moment of gratitude.

If you have more time you could use the leaves to reflect upon these questions:

• What parts of your life feel dried and withered and need to be released?

• What is your dream for new growth?

With  gratitude for the community of Beach United Church,

Karen  Dale