The perks of membership
What membership cards do you have tucked away in your purse or wallet? These days you might well be choosing not to go to the gym and perhaps even your library card is languishing un-used as you download your books.

Becoming a member of the United Church of Canada is not a pre-requisite for being active in a local congregation such as Beach United. You can join groups, attend worship and enjoy concerts; all without showing a membership card! Of course at the moment many of these activities have moved on-line.

So why was I so excited when Lynne Barger asked to join the church? After all Lynne has been an integral part of BUC for years; she has not been able to make coffee on a Sunday morning lately but she has been helping out in the garden. I think it has to do with that line in the creed “we are not alone”. Caring, supportive community which holds at its heart the "divine spark"; is a perk which comes with very few other memberships.

On Tuesday September 22 at 11 am Lynne was supported by her friends, Sally Evans, Marian Hilton, Rosalie Bradley and me; as she made promises and officially became a member of BUC. There was not a membership card but she did get a very impressive looking certificate :)

Blessings, Karen Dale [in ministry with Beach United Church]

P.S. Don Murray sends his thanks for all the best wishes people sent for his 90th birthday. He called it "an outpouring of love".


CHECK OUT EVENTS & WEBSITE LINKS click the blue links to connect

ZOOM “Sunday Session” September 27
Hosts: Karen Dale & Steven Webb from the sanctuary at BUC
Use this link to join Zoom “Sunday Sessions”.
https://zoom.us/j/99648730942?pwd=dkpFNFFDV0VNbjlxTzZJeEs5R0ROQT09

Electric Cars Information Event: on Monday September 28th, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm from the parking lot of Beach United Church. For more information and to register, click this link https://beachunitedchurch.com/community-engagement/seeking-justice-for-the-earth

Jazz & Reflection Online: featuring Steve Hunter on piano and sharing thoughts on the theme of renewal. Link goes live on Oct 3, register by donation https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/jazz-reflection-online-with-steve-hunter-tickets-118354007021

Children & Youth: Check-out the photograph of the clean-up crew.
https://beachunitedchurch.com/children-and-youth-initiatives/

Spirit Connect: Prayers, images and videos https://beachunitedchurch.com/worship-and-music/spirit-connect/

Music for the Soul: music meditations posted regularly by Steven Webb, music director. https://beachunitedchurch.com/worship-and-music/music-for-the-soul

OUR HOUSE OR YOURS?
At Beach United Church OR your home via Facebook Livestream
Whichever you choose join us at 10.30 am on Sunday Oct 4 and 11.
To attend in person registration is required. Maximum 30 people.
Contact: karen@beachuc.com
For more information click this link
https://beachunitedchurch.com/2020/09/our-place-or-yours
Watch this video to learn what to expect if you choose to worship in person
https://vimeo.com/459085124







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