William Leggott Concert Jan. 18

An Excursion into the Heart of Spain

We are very privileged to have the very talented William Leggott and guests to perform a concert on January 18. The concert starts at 6:30 PM.

 

For tickets please call 250 460-2560  or 250 497-1171

Concert will be at Okanagan Falls United Church

1108 Willow Street  Map

Guests to include guest guitarist Evan Robillard

and dancers Wendy Gouldie and Celine Blais

Tickets $20 available in advance or at the door.

Sponsored by Classic Guitars in Penticton.

 

Back Door Wednesday Gatherings

Join us on Wednesday Nights
Join us on Wednesday Nights

Come out and join us on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  Enter through the Back Door of the church and join us for games, Crystal Bowl Meditation and Story telling. Here is the line up we have for you to date

Jan. 11 at 6:30 PM Games Night

Jan. 18 at 6:30 PM  William Leggott Concert

Jan. 25 at 6:30 PM Crystal Bowl Meditation

 

We are planning to have a music night and possibly open mic sessions as well.

Goodies, snacks, juice and coffee will be provided.  There will be a cover charge of $5. Children under 12 will be free.

Day of Beautification -Thanks Interior Savings

Okanagan Falls United Church (The Blasted Church) was extremely fortunate to benefit from this day of giving from Interior Savings Credit Union in Okanagan Falls.

Starting out  (the before picture)
Starting out (the before picture)

On Thursday October 20 the Interior Savings was closed at 2 PM and all of the generous employees came out to beautify the church grounds of Okanagan Falls United Church at 1108 Willow Street in Okanagan Falls.  Seven Employees devoted their time and labour for the beautification of our lovely little Blasted Church by cleaning up the two gardens along walkway leading into the Blasted Church.

Several other kind, community-minded residents also came out to hoe, dig, plant, rake and otherwise transform the walkway garden leading to front door of the Sanctuary.

We have been blessed with this community and our heartfelt Thanks to all who helped.

Finished Product ( the after Photo)
Finished Product ( the after Photo)

The finished product.  Thanks again to all who helped.

Save “The Blasted Church” GoFundMe Campaign Kicked off

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“The Blasted Church”

The Save “The Blasted Church” Campaign was started on the gofundme website

follow the link above to make your donation to help our little church continue to minister to the Okanagan Falls community and surrounding area.  Please tell your family, friends and acquaintances about our campaign and encourage them to make a donation.  To find out our history click About Us above and select About Us or click here
Our gofundme campaign has got off to a wonderful start with $50 already being donated just minutes after the campaign was kicked off.  We have already had 102 visits to the campaign.  Let’s keep the money coming in, please check out the Go Fund Me Campaign and make a donation.Go fund Me
Stayed tuned for updates to the gofundme campaign site and updates to this website with descriptions of the donated items in the church, more on the history of the church and a virtual video tour of our historic building

Rev. Ken Jones

kenjonesRev. Ken Jones will be starting as our new minister on November 1, 2015.  He has been a minister in the United Church of Canada since 1985.  Over the past 30 years Ken has developed an appreciation for many ways of being spiritual. He has seen how First Nations people all over the world recognize the presence of the creator in all things.   This knowledge has challenged Ken over the years to reach  beyond  himself to seek God in theater, clowning, stilt walking, community choirs, figure skating, dancing, in nature, in cities, on mountain tops and in quiet glades.  Ken has been practicing meditation for most of his career but the face of it has changed greatly, from just sitting quietly to being surrounded and filled by the sounds of crystal bowls, chanting, Tai Chi, Yoga of sound and voice, to name a few.  Ken began putting on clown face in the early 80’s for clown ministry. Over the years he clowned at day cares  and kindergarten and put on his clown face to have fun clowning with the children. This allowed him to add to his portfolio the title of laughter leader.  Ken’s path in life is to seek truth and find fun in whatever life brings.

Drumming Circle Continues

drummingThe next Drumming Circle is on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 at 1:30. Enter at the back door of the church. The cost is $10. Seniors $8. There is a possibility of a package deal for 10% off those prices. We expect to continue every second Wednesday. All are welcome – no experience necessary. Leader is Barb Seiler. Drums and percussion instruments are provided.When a group of people are drumming together, something magical happens: everyone is speaking through his or her drum and everyone is listening, at the same time to all the other drums. And each persons sound is an essential part of what the group is creating in that moment.  Everyone’s contribution is valued. Respect for each other becomes the norm.

 

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Oasis United Church to join Okanagan Falls United Church for July and August

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“Blasted Church”

Oasis United Church which is an official affirming congregation will be worshiping with Okanagan Falls United Church during the months of July and August at Okanagan Falls United Church. Okanagan Falls United Church will be hosting services for the month of July and Oasis United Church will be “hosting” in Okanagan Falls United Church in August. The services are scent-free. Sunday School will be provided by Oasis United Church volunteers.  Coffee time will follow the service.  These two churches are currently searching for a new minister to serve both congregations.  This is a very exciting time in the life of a congregation.  The search is going well and we are hopeful that we will soon have an announcement regarding the search.

Rev. Heather Burton’s Covenanting Service Sermon

Oliver OK Falls Covenanting Service for Heather Burton 14 April 2013
Psalm 139; 2 Corinthians 4: 1, 7-10
Ministry in Changing Times

Will you pray with me:

Ever present God,
Be in my speaking and in all our thinking,
Be in our hearts and in our souls.
Amen

How good it is to have folks from both Oliver and OkanaganFalls together to covenant before God with Heather Burton and Kamloops Okanagan Presbytery for being in ministry here. Continue reading “Rev. Heather Burton’s Covenanting Service Sermon”

Church Spring Clean Up

Bring your rakes, shovels, pruning shears and your strong muscles. We will be cleaning the church inside and out on Saturday, April 20 starting at 10:00 AM.  A light lunch of soup and a bun will be provided.  If you are unable to help come along and supervise.  The eaves troughs needs to be cleaned out so you can come an cheer us on.

Come and help spruce up “The Blasted Church”!