Regular hours of our Thrift Shop 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Wednesday thru Saturday.
The Thrift Shop thanks you for your support and generous donations of used goods. There has been some very interesting and quality items come into the Thrift Shop. Please drop in.
Volunteers are always welcome to join in our community outreach program. Call the office at 250-836-4390 for information regarding volunteering or donating goods to the shop.
We do not accept mattresses and upholstered furniture unless it has been inspected and approved by Thrift Shop staff.
Please be aware that dropping these goods off without prior approval puts added stress on our volunteers and adds a significant portion of our revenue being spent on dumping fees for goods that should have been taken to the landfill. Your help in this matter is appreciated.
The Thrift Shop will be closing at end of day on Saturday, December 21, reopening on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Our loyal volunteers have been working hard keeping the Thrift Shop in shape for your shopping pleasure. We’re sure they’ll appreciate their time off over the holidays. They are the heart of the Thrift Shop; without them we’d be lost.
Please join us at the Thrift Shop during the month of December for some fabulous shopping.
* Our $2 Bag Day will be on Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21.
* Christmas Goods will be 50% off starting December 18.
* Join us Saturday, December 14 for Customer Appreciation Coffee and Cookies from 11am to 1pm.
We have had some marvelous donations this year. The continuous supply of goods we’ve received is a true testament of our community caring. Thank you.
The Sicamous United Church Congregation wish you a very Merry Christmas; may you Christmas celebration be filled with all the wonderful things that a Merry Christmasalways brings. Blessings for health and happiness in the New Year; 2020.
Our Thrift Shop Manager Position is available. Probable 15 hour per week; $950 per month. Self employed, no benefits, no deductions. Position profile available at Thrift Shop. Speak to Bernice Friday or Saturday 9-12 AM at the Thrift Shop. Resume and references needed.
The Thrift Shop re-opened after the Christmas break on January 9. Our dedicated volunteers have cleared the remnants of decorations and freshened the shop. We look forward to seeing you in 2019. Come in for some excellent buys.
The Next $2 Bag Sale Days will be January 25 & 26.
The 2018 Christmas Season is quickly approaching with a few seasonal decorations appearing in the Thrift Shop. After Remembrance Day, the shelves will be filled with wonderful Christmas novelties. Come in to find some amazing treasures; something waiting especially for you.
The Thrift Shop will Close for Christmas at 3:00 PM Saturday, December 22 and will Re-Open at 10:00 AM Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
The Church Board along with the Thrift Shop volunteers and staff wish you a Merry Christmas with Best Wishes for a happy healthy New Year.
Pam and Gwynith from the Resource Centre show great style
Come to the Fabulous Fashion Show at Sicamous United Church – Wednesday, Oct.26th at 7:00 PM
This great show not only features the wonderful fashions that can be found in our Thrift Shop, but your donations of food and cash will go to the local Food Bank.
There will be a short break half way through our program, for some musical entertainment, while our models prepare to show you more treasures.
Following the show, there will be an opportunity for coffee and refreshments compliments of the congregation, and late-night shopping. The proceeds from the shopping tonight will go towards paying for the sanctuary roof which had to be replaced this summer. Your support is greatly appreciated and we are confident you will have a wonderful time!
Dear members and friends of Sicamous United Church
As the air cools, leaves turn colour and we enter the season of autumn, we have the opportunity to connect as community within the church, the Thrift Shop and beyond. You are invited to be involved in whatever way is life-giving for you.
The season begins with Grateful – a flash-mob celebration of gratitude through music on Sunday, October 2nd at 10:00 AM at Sicamous United Church. Please bring your music-loving friends, some extra refreshments and let your spirit rejoice!
We are holding a Congregational Conversation after worship on Sunday,October 16th and your input is important and valued. We will bring everyone up to date on the roof project – including all repairs and the replacement of the sanctuary roof. How is the funding going? What still needs to be done, and how will we achieve it? We will also talk about other plans for the fall, including looking at the sustainability of our ministry over the next few years.
As well as `Raising the Roof’ with great bakes sales – thank you everyone – we also took orders for Vesey’s Flowers – watch for your orders of spring flower bulbs to arrive soon.
On Wednesday, Oct 26th 7:00 PMwe hold our fabulous Thrift Shop Fashion Show. This is a great opportunity to bring the community out to enjoy the show and some refreshments, entertainment, late-night shopping, and support the wider community (likely the Food-bank with donations of produce or $)
We have more momentum for the Blanket Exercise – I met with Val Edgel, Principal of Eagle River secondary, and Molly – the All Nations worker, and they are keen to work with us on this Kairos resource – an interactive way of learning the history most Canadians are never taught. As a church nationally and locally, we continue to seek ways to be in right-relationship with our indigenous and non-indigenous neighbours. The Blanket Exercise, which looks at the laws and history that shaped Canada’s relationship with First Nations people, helps us to understand what brought us to this point, and how we can move forward with justice and healing. We are looking at Thursday, November 17 or 24th for this event. More details will be forthcoming when the high school makes some contacts.
On September 20th, I had the honour of being part of a national UnitedChurch webinar to talk about the Advent Peace Box, and how we used in our congregation. If you would like to watch the webinar you can go to:
The Peace Box contains Zatoun fair-trade Palestinian olive oil, herbs and soap. Money from the sale of these goods supports Palestinian farmers, purchases olive tree saplings to replace trees destroyed by the Israeli military, and supports Project Hope, an education and art therapy program for youth in Palestine.
I am happy to order another box for the Advent season, but in the mean time I do have the products for sale at the church. Just ask. The prices are as follows: 750 ml Olive Oil $20, Za’atar herb mix $5, Olive Oil soap $5.
May this season be a time of giving thanks for the harvest of food and friends, may the trees teach how to let go and look deep within – where we will find the spark of holy light glowing and growing. With it may we be a blessing in the world. Thanks be to God.