Annual Meeting: The Annual Meeting of Yellowknife United Church will take place following worship on June 10 - which happens to be the 87th Anniversary of The United Church of Canada. We will be preparing a report for the annual meeting in the weeks preceding this meeting. We hope to have it ready by June 3. If you are responsible for the preparation of a report please have it in to the office as early as possible.
Affirm Study Group: Are we a welcoming congregation? We all like to think we are open and welcoming to everyone. There is a segment of our population who have been discriminated against by many religions who use specific verses of the Bible to back their beliefs. The Affirm Study Group has been working to educate our congregation about challenges the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer and two-spirited community face. At our Congregational Meeting on Sunday, June 10, members of this Congregation will vote on becoming an Affirming Ministry. Please remember that only those who are members of this Congregation may vote on this issue. If you are not sure whether you are on our membership roll, please contact Gwyneth at the church office (873-6291).
Part-Time Employment Opportunity for August
Do you know someone who is interested in part time employment during August 2012? The Ministry and Personnel Committee is arranging coverage for the church office while our Office Administrator is away. This would involve about three hours a day, Monday to Friday, although the specific hours worked are flexible. If you or someone you know might be interested, please contact Margaret Melhorn by email
Looking for Committee Members
The “work” of the Church does not just happen. It is a direct result of the commitment and caring that the Minister and the Congregation bring to the worship services, the church meetings, and the special events.
To support the “work” the Church has six standing committees:
- Worship is responsible for arranging for all worship services
- Christian Development is responsible for arranging for Sunday School and other Christian education activities
- Outreach is responsible for promoting activities to support societal activities outside our church, both locally and globally
- Community Life and Membership (CLAM) is responsible for welcoming people to our church and coordinating activities that help people feel that they belong
- Stewardship is responsible for the financial health of the church and through the Property and Maintenance Sub-committee the physical property including the manse.
- Ministry and Personnel provide support for the Minister and administrative staff and is the liaison between the staff and the Congregation.
The committees for 2012/13 will be presented at the Annual Congregational Meeting to be held June 10th. Additional help is needed on all committees, especially Outreach and Christian Development.
If you would like to help with a Committee or would like more information about a particular committee or position please contact Donna A., Ian M., or Lloyd H. of the Nominating Committee, or speak with Rev. Peter Chynoweth.
Summer reading … Fall book study
All are invited to participate in a book study to learn more about the legacy of NWT residential schools and what people experienced there. We will be reading My Heart Shook Like a Drum: What I Learned at the Indian Mission Schools, Northwest Territories by Alice Blondin-Perrin (Borealis Press 2009, 206 pages). We will read the book over the summer and meet in September to discuss the book. The author’s sister, Elder Bessa Blondin, will join us for the discussion. Please indicate your interest to: Joanna W., 873-6939 or by email
Readings for next Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
Isaiah 6: 1-8
Romans 8: 12-17
John 3: 1-17
Ecumenical Prayer Cycle:
This week – May 27th: Botswana, Zimbabwe
Next week – June 3rd: Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland
Northern Community Prayer Cycle:
This week – May 27th: Cambridge Bay
Next week – June 3rd: Enterprise
United Church of Canada Prayer Cycle:
This week – May 27th: Alberta and Northwest Conference and British Columbia Conference
Next week – June 3rd: All Native Circle Conference
Participating in Today’s Worship Service:
Opening Host: Donna A.
Closing Hosts: Kathryn & Sarah W.
Greeter : Barb P.
Candlelighter: Sarah W.
Presiders: Youth Group
Children’s Time: Elaine S.
Special Guests: Julie G. & Alexander L.
Musician: Eunmi J.
Offering Counters: Terrilyn H./Walters T.
Stewardship Seconds: A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing, and suffers nothing, is worth nothing. Martin Luther