Friday August 26th, 2022

Earth Song - End of Camp Performance 

Hi Everyone,
Gill, Geordie, Campers and Staff of Earth Song would like to invite you to a short concert, where they will showcase some of the music they have been working on this week. If you are in the village come and join us today (Friday). The doors open at 2:15 pm and the concert will begin at 2:30 pm in the sanctuary.

Looking forward to seeing you there! 

Summer Sundays 

Aaron Miller will be our guest Minister this Sunday so our Ministers can enjoy the last of summer break before fall starts. 
While at the church sign up at the action table for the Welcome back BBQ hosted by Shelter to Home.
Enjoy these summer days and for the most up to date news on what is happening keep your eye on the Highlights each week.
Thank you,

Sunday Service Link 

New Position at Highlands

We are looking to fill the position of Animator of Intercultural Ministries. If you are interested in applying please click HERE to read the full Job Description.  
Please apply with resume and cover letter to:

Upcoming Events 

Welcome Back BBQ 

Sponsored by the Shelter-to-Home Ministry and all proceeds will go to help in their amazing work. 

Come one, come all to the 
Welcome Back BBQ- Sept 11th
Full Meal Deal-  $7.00 a person, $25 or a family  
Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Chips, and all the fixings
Sign up in Welcoming space or click here
Payment will be taken on the day by cash.

For more information or to volunteer please email Melissa at

Anyone who enjoys singing in harmony is welcome to come sing in the Summer Choir. This weeks anthem is My Lord, very easy to learn and is especially suited to younger singers. We will wear masks and keep some distance but should be able to manage as many as 20 singers. 

Shelter to Home



More on Transformational Economics
What if the world embarked on a bold economic strategy to achieve prosperity for a liveable planet?
More from Earth4All, with events beginning August 30. Opportunities to hear from leaders in the fields of Sustainable Prosperity and Economics. Information and registration here. [Note, some times given in CEST which is 9 hours ahead of Pacific Time].
How will we rid the oceans of plastic?
One of our members was encouraged by finding a well-produced video by Boyan Slat, Founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch foundation developing technologies to rid the oceans of plastic. In the video, after clearly explaining the technology, Mr. Slat confidently declares, “We can now clean up 50% of the Pacific Garbage Patch in just 5 years time.”
That video is from 2017. So, how is the project going? We found several news updates:
2018: an unforeseen challenge needs to be remedied, article in the Guardian
2021: A base of operations is set up in Victoria BC, and the goal is now to remove 90% of the patch by 2040.
2022: The cleanup is back on track, with a new system that has removed 28,659 kilograms of plastic waste.
The Foundation has also developed a solution to clean plastic out of rivers before it reaches the oceans.
We are impressed by Mr. Slat’s persistent efforts for our environment since he founded the company in 2013 at age 18.

Opportunities to Connect

Calling all golfers or wanna-be golfers;
Next Tee Time Friday, September 2 at 10 am
- Come join us for a fun afternoon of Pitch and Putt 
- Little experience necessary- just a delight in gathering in fun activity
- contact Mechel MacDonald  or Ann Echols
Companion Adventures
Have you ever wanted to go somewhere like the theater, Grouse Mountain, a restaurant or a movie but not wanted to go alone? Why not link up with others who enjoy the same activities and who would like some company. Sign up here and add your ideas, someone will be in touch either by email or phone to connect you with another person who has the same interest as you. Together we can make it happen! 
"Create or join a casual Coffee Clutch this summer" 

Gather in a small group to have a coffee - either in your home, back yard, or at one of our three Edgemont Village Coffee shops.

Simply look through the directory and invite a friend or two and possibly someone new or someone you'd like to know better.

Your choice of company, time, and place. 
If you are a bit shy to initiate a Clutch yet would like an invitation, please contact  Ann Echols
Summer Collaborative High Tea
Set up your own collaborative tea party or register to be a guest, for all the details contact Ann Echols at
We Welcome All!!
  • Starting in September on Mondays at 1pm in the choir room, the prayer shawl group is growing to include crafters and sewers.
  • As well our prayer shawls and toques projects we are excited to included needle crafts.
  • No need to be alone with your projects join our group for laughter, friendship and conversation.
  • contact Joy Dancey to join the group or learn more about the projects. email-

HUC Book Circle

Last Monday of the Month Book Circle:
Using our usual democratic dot-voting system we have selected the following variety of books for our up-coming discussions:  

   August 29th  - The Stationery Shop (2019) by Marjan Kamali

                           A story of idealistic lovers separated during the political upheaval of 1953 Tehran but leading across the decades to California.   
                           Introductory quotation is from Harry Truman:  "There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know."  

   September - On the Road (1957) by Jack Kerouac 
   October - How It All Began (2011) by Penelope Lively 
NOTE:  We hope to gather in a garden for August so will decide closer to the time whether that meeting is during the day.   We welcome readers whose work, volunteer or recreational commitments lessen in the summer giving you more time to join us once or twice.    
 We are a circle not a club!  
If you have any comments or questions, please contact Phyllis at (604) 988-6806 or


Community Events

Highlands Church Office
Opening Hours - Tuesday to Friday 9 am to 2:30 pm
Telephone number - 604 980 6071
Email address - or
If you have an emergency outside of office hours please call
Will Sparks on 778 968 7718.
Copyright © 2022 Highlands United Church, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp