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eBlast Jan 15


Concert of Hope, Saturday Jan 26, 7.30 pm. Doors open at 6.45 pm.   Featuring award-winning singer/songwriter Abby Zotz with Chris & Joel Saunders

PLUS 60 joyous voices performing blues, jazz, folk and gospel Powerful!

Tickets $20 adults, $10 children – available on & church office weekdays 9 am-1 pm.

Proceeds support BUC programs which help alleviate hunger and homelessness in our city.


SOUNDWAVE CAFE Sat Jan 19, 2.30-4.30 pm. Claire Coupland, contemporary folk singer/songwriter.  Drop in and sip a complementary coffee. Free-will offering.

WIDENING THE WELCOME worship series. Sunday Jan 20, 10.30 am. Presenter Leslie Hirsh on Gender Identity.

NEEDED modest rental housing for a delightful newcomer family who has been here now 3 years. They want to stay in our community for school stability for their children who are at Kimberley and doing well. Maximum rent $1600.00 a month utilities included. If anyone knows of any leads please contact Kim Echlin at

Heartbeat January 2019

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Will 2019 be a time of new life, of exploring new paths, or will we continue to live the same old way?

God of every moment,

We admit that we always find the time to fill our stomachs, but not our souls.

We spend hours watching screens, but not the wonders of your creation.

We arrange outings with our friends, yet ignore your invitation to sit and talk.

We make resolutions to change every aspect of our lives, except for that which pertains to you.

In the moments to come, remind us that there is indeed ‘a time for everything’.

We can choose to spend moments seeking hope, finding joy, living peace & love and building relationships with others and you, our God.


Karen Dale

in ministry with Beach United Church