Annual Christmas Tea

Once again Rae Long and her faithful team of volunteers put on an amazing Christmas Tea. The Cathedral is one of the few places that still does this in town and it is always enjoyed by all who attend.

The Altar Guild had goodies for sale and there were even door prizes! This year Rae and Jo-Lynn made soup for sale and it was a huge hit! People could buy 2 containers (2 cups a container) to keep in the freezer for a night they did not feel like cooking. Attendance is estimated at 125 people and everyone had a lovely time.

Friendship Friday

Friendship Friday… Nov 16th — Our guest speaker was Cassandra Schwarz, executive officer of the Kamloops E.Fry society.
She gave a very informative talk and told us about housing support, rent bank. And Lizzie’s closet which has suitable clothing available to be worn for job interviews.

 

In Solidarity

Kamloops Vigil with Jewish Community honouring victims of Tree of Life Synagogue

October 30, 2018; 6:30pm — Western Canadian Theatre Co.

(Read by Jane)

 

A STATEMENT ISSUED BY LUTHERAN PASTOR JANE GINGRICH ON BEHALF OF THE LUTHERAN, ANGLICAN AND UNITED CHURCH CONGREGATIONS

 

Tonight, I am giving voice to the solidarity expressed by the six local church congregations of LUA Kamloops: these are the Lutheran, United, and Anglican churches from around our city:

Hills of Peace Lutheran;

PLURA Hills United;

St. Paul’s Anglican;

Kamloops United;

St. George’s Anglican;

and Mt. Paul United

As local Christian leaders in the Lutheran, United, and Anglican churches, we stand in solidarity with our Jewish neighbors in Kamloops, with Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, and all people who have been shocked by the events of this weekend.

We mourn together, with you, the death of the eleven people who died at the hands of an anti-Semitic and anti-immigrant domestic terrorist.

As faith leaders in this community, we stand against overt forms of anti-Semitism, as well as more subtle and pervasive forms of hate of all kinds that creep into everyday life.

We commit ourselves to continuing to discern new ways forward together.

While we do not have all the answers, we continue to ask the questions:

How can we become instruments of peace?  How do we work toward our mutual thriving?

We pray for continued blessing of the Lord upon our Jewish neighbors as we answer our calling to serve others, as it is written:

“You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” (Leviticus 19:18)

 

Thank you.

First Annual St. Francis Award

This Season of Creation the Cathedral decided to create the St. Francis Award. This award goes to an organization that embodies the spirit and philosophy of St. Francis of Assisi.

There were several nominations and it was a hard decision but this years recipient is the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge located near Chase.

Since 1999, the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge has been offering refuge to donkeys. Thier purpose is similar to other animal shelters that provide services to domestic animals, but they specialize in donkeys which cannot be adopted due to their ongoing physical health and often mental health issues.  For the rest of their lives, our donkeys remain with them here at their Forever Home.

The Refuge is dedicated to ensuring that these loyal, stoic creatures are given the care and consideration that they have earned through service during the early development of industry in British Columbia and now as most often misunderstood companions to farm animals and humans

Here is a picture of Henry Tosoff  accepting the award. He is proud supporter of the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge and raises money yearly to support this program.

Oh Henry

 

If you want more information about the TVDR check out their web page here – Refuge

Season of Creation Concert for PWRDF

Saturday October 20th the Cathedral held their last Season of Creation event – a concert titled “Gord ‘n Ron, Together”.

The concert featured retired Bishop Gordon Light and Ron Ste. Marie (as well as the Dean on the Piano). Admission was by donation and all proceeds went to the PWRDF – Primate’s World Relief and Development fund.

Enjoyed by a large group this concert raised close to $800!

Pie night!

On Friday October 12, 2018 the Youth Group learned how to make pie from scratch! Most of the kids, when polled, admitted they had never made a pie completely from scratch. Most had made a pie with a pre made crust. With a little bit of help from our Youth leaders every child, peeled, chopped, mixed and rolled their pie into creation! What a lovely and delicious life skill to learn.

They looked amazing and tasted even better

Photo Credit Melissa Green

Season of Creation – Tunkwa Lake Tour

On Saturday October 13, around 40 lucky members of the Cathedral got to participate in the Season of Creation Tunkwa Lake tour. Guided by Carl Pentilchuk,  parishioners were escorted to the site on a luxurious bus. The weather was perfect and a good time was had by all.

The purpose of this lovely fall field trip was to both learn about the natural area of Tunkwa Lake and to celebrate the Eucharist on site amidst prodigious natural beauty.

Enjoy the pictures!

Photo Credit Margaret Mitchell, The Dean