Sunday, October 18, 2009

Our October 17th Saturday JAM and CRAFT night was a wonderful time of fellowship. While members and visitors gathered in the church sanctuary to play and learn various instruments there was a lot of action taking place in the basement at the same time.

Florence gave us a demonstration of her attractive box decorating techniques to spruce up boxes ready for Operation Shoebox (Samaritan's Purse) Here's a small slideshow of the fun!

Thank you for everyone who made this night possible. We have three more weeks to FILL those boxes. Just imagine, each of these boxes has the power to delight the heart of a child somewhere in the world - to bring a message of hope and joy. For some children this is THE FIRST present they might have ever recieved. The following is a small video which shows just how powerful these shoeboxes are!

If you would like to know more about Operation Shoebox and how you can get involved you can visit the Samaritan's Purse website by clicking on the link in the sidebar of our blog.


Two of our members, Ken and Marg, sent me the following inspiration to share with you. Thanks for your contribution - we are thinking of you.

Three things in life that, once gone, never come back

1. Time
2. Words

Three things in life that can destroy a person
1. Anger
2. Pride
3. Unforgiveness

Three things in life that you should never lose
1. Hope
2. Peace
3. Honesty

Three things in life that are most valuable
1. Love
2. Family
3. Kindness

Three things in life that are never certain
1. Fortune
2. Success
3. Dreams

Three things that make a person
1. Commitment
2. Sincerity
3. Hard work

Three things that are truly constant -

Father - Son - Holy Spirit

I ask the Lord to bless you, as I pray for you today,
to guide you and protect you, as you go along your way.
God's love is always with you,
God's promises are true.
And when you give God all your cares,
you know God will see you through.


This is YOUR blog - please submit your own poems, photos, inspiration - even praise for what the LORD has done for you! Just send an email to our blog email:



Kaye is still in the hospital but is recouping and hoping to come home soon. Thank you to all who took time to visit her, we know it has really touched her to have her church family reach out during her illness.

CONGRATULATIONS - to Brad and Danielle McCrea who married at Osoyoos Christian Centre on Saturday, October 17th. We all wish you a lifetime of happiness! (ps - you made our Sunday service all glittery haha!)



Please continue to pray for Kaye as she heals.

Please pray for Florence and Dale as they travel to Calgary where they will be looking after David, Florence's brother who has cancer. David requires 24/7 nursing and its a very poignant time for the family. May God's grace be upon you.

Unnamed - for cancer. This person has been open to hearing the GOOD NEWS of salvation and is open to recieving Jesus Christ in their life. Please pray for this person that they will KNOW. Also bless those who are helping look after this person.

Amanda - for a serious medical issue.

Pastor Jim and Elaine as they settle into their new church home on the island (we miss you!)



OCC Women's Prayer Group - meeting this week at Isabelle's place. Study starts at 1:30 p.m. and runs till 3. Please call Barb or Angie if you need a ride. Last week we spoke on God's Love. This week's topic to be decided when we gather.

Saturday Night Jam and Craft - Once again we will be meeting at the church for a rousing musical Jam Session. Bring your own istrument or come and just enjoy! Some basic guitar instruction provided.

Our women are meet downstairs and there will be coffee on and snacks provided. Bring your own craft along and alternately perhaps we will have something worked up to make or do. There are two ovens in the kitchen - if you would like to bake something we can accomodate!

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