Sunday, 22 December 2013

North Vancouver Regional 
Christmas Pageant
4 pm Sunday, December 22
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
1110 Gladwin Drive, North Vancouver.

Come early to dress in costume and join the fun!
All ages welcome.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Thursday, 28 November 2013

The Sound of Music and The Selfish Giant Auditions

The Diocesan Arts Ministry is pleased to announce that the North Shore mountains will be alive with The Sound of Music in 2014! The team which produced Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is partnering with St. John the Evangelist and the other Anglican / Lutheran churches of the North Vancouver Region to put together a new production of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

Auditions will be held at St. John’s on January 11th 2014, and at St. Philip’s in Dunbar on January 18th from 12pm – 4pm. We are looking to build a cast of adults, teenagers and children to build a great intergenerational production. No experience necessary! The cast will work together as a community to develop each other’s skills. Rehearsals will be held each week on Saturday afternoons, and the performances will be across the final week of May 2014!

We are also building a back stage crew and we would love to hear from you if you have gifts to offer in SETS, COSTUMES, LIGHTING, SOUND and FRONT OF HOUSE.

To book an audition, or to offer your back stage talents, get in touch with the producers at: anglican.arts@gmail.com


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Blue Christmas - December 18 at St. John


Fabulous Friday at St. Martin's

St. Martin's is having another of their Fabulous Friday "Messy Church" events this Friday at 5:30.  The theme is Superheroes and Santa Claus.  Anyone interested is welcome to come, and it's targeted primarily at children of all ages. If you have any questions or want to RSVP you can do so here.


Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Archbishop Justin Welby on Prince George's baptism



If you are interested in exploring baptism for your child or yourself, please feel free to contact any of the clergy at one of the churches listed in the Links column on the right.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Robyn Allan Talk

On November 14th at 7:00 PM at St. Catherine's, Robyn Allan will be giving a lecture regarding pipelines, oil tankers, and the economic cost and risk to BC and its coastline.


Saturday, 19 October 2013

Spiritual gifts discernment group met at St Clement's on October 19


Ten participants joined Archdeacon Lynne McNaughton for a workshop on discerning spiritual gifts. The morning session was held at St Clement's on Saturday, October 19 2013. For more information contact Lynne at lynne@mcnaughton.org.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

A Night of Testimonies on Tuesday October 29

Tuesday, October 29 at 7:00 pm
Saint John The Evangelist Anglican Church
220 West 8th Street, North Vancouver

It is important to us as Christians from time to time to hear the personal faith journey of others. It gives an important voice to the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and a chance to share with our community the unique and inspiring stories of God’s guiding influence.

On the night of Tuesday, October 29 at  you will be able to hear some of these uplifting stories.
Four remarkable people will share their faith journey and encourage us with their story.

Please do come and join us for this special event. For more information please call the Church Office at 604-986-1151, or visit our website.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Truth and Reconciliation Walk

L-R: Jim Berger of Gloria Dei, Dianne Kozoris from St. Clement, and Arch-deacon Lynne McNaughton

On September 22nd, members from the North Vancouver worshipping communities braved the weather in the Vancouver Walk for Reconciliation.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Anti-Racism Training October 26 at St. Catherine's

Anti-Racism Training

Saturday October 26
St. Catherine
1085 Ridgewood Drive
Arrive at 9 for a 9:30 start—until 5PM

The North Vancouver Deanery is hosting the new Diocesan Anti-Racism training. This workshop is required for all those in leadership positions in the diocese—clergy, wardens, Sunday School coordinators, members of Regional Council and Parish Councils. Come and take part in the challenging and exciting work of making our church a safer and more just place for everyone.

Lunch is a pot-luck sandwich buffet each person please bring enough of your assigned item to feed yourself and 5 or 6 others. If you have special dietary needs please bring something you can eat and some to share.
St. Clement –bread or buns
St. Agnes—hummus, sliced cheese or meat
St. John—fruit
St. Martin—muffins
St. Catherine—set up, coffee and tea

Preregister by e-mail by Thursday Oct. 24 to
Laurel Dykstra: loraldyk@hotmail.com


Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Gifts Discernment Workshop October 19

North Vancouver Region
(Anglican and Lutheran)
Gifts Discernment Workshop

What is God calling me to do and be at this point in my life?  How do I best use my experience and talents for service in the church and/or the world?  What is my unique purpose in life?  

Are you asking these kinds of questions? Part of a healthy spiritual life is a periodic inventory to identify our own particular talents and determine how to use them well. This workshop will give participants resources and an opportunity to explore these questions.
  
In a recent Anglican Journal article, Andrew Stephens-Rennie, national youth staff person for the Anglican Church, said the church needs to challenge us to authentically live our faith in daily life, “to inspire (us) to a renewed sense of God’s call, and a vision of what that might look like, today.“  
This workshop will provide one way for this to begin for you.
Who: Ages 16 and up.
This is not for people experiencing a call to ordination, but for any baptized person seeking to name and honour who they are. If you are in some kind of transition in your life, may will find this helpful. If you are restless, bored or frustrated in your life, this may inspire renewed energy for you.

When: Saturday October 19  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: St. Clement’s Anglican Church
Cost: $5.00 for supplies  (free for students)
Register: Call Yvonne at 604-988-4418
Leadership: The Venerable Lynne McNaughton, The Rev. Stephen Muir.

Katharine Jefferts Schori (Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the USA) challenged us at the Joint Assembly 2013:   

Get up, Get out, Get lost, in God’s mission for the world”  

Monday, 30 September 2013

Provincial/National Youth Ministry

The British Columbia & Yukon Anglican Youth Movement is holding it's annual Fall Conference at St. Matthew's Anglican Church in Abbotsford over the Thanksgiving weekend. This is a fantastic conference attended by over 100 youth from all over BC, Alberta, and the Yukon. To register visit www.bcyaym.wordpress.com.

Squamish: Elements of Justice: KAIROS InterGenerational Gathering 2013

When: Oct 24 – 27, 2013
Where: North Vancouver Outdoor School, 2170 Paradise Valley Rd Brackendale, BC V0N 1H0
Description: An adventure in ecumencial social justice! A weekend of team building for change! Childcare available! Everyone welcome!

Community Service Opportunity

St. Catherine's  & Gloria Dei are hosting a Community Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Catherine's on Saturday, October 12 in the evening. There may be over 200 people attending this dinner.

The organizers are asking for youth and young adult volunteers to help out by waiting tables. Serving starts at 6pm and you should remember to eat before arriving. Things should wind up by about 8:30pm.

Please let me know if you are interested in participating in this opportunity to connect with people in North Vancouver.

Fall Youth Event

We are scheduled to hold a Fall youth Event!

Who: Youth of all ages
What: Dinner, games, worship, & pumpkin carving
Where: St. Catherine's Anglican Church
When: Sunday, October 27th from 4pm until 6:30
Why: to get to know one another
How: each parish will be responsible for contributing to the evening

We will start at 4pm with some Ice-Breakers & Getting-To-Know-You Games.
We'll have a competition to Name the North Vancouver Regional Youth Ministry.
We'll have Dinner at 5pm.
We'll have an Evening Prayer Service at 6pm and then go home!

We need each church to volunteer to provide for different aspects of the afternoon. Volunteers can be parents, youth, and/or other interested parties. There are seven jobs and seven churches so that works out nicely.

We need:
dinner (maybe spaghetti & sauce)
salads
dessert (fruit? pumpkin pie? cookies?)
beverages (juice? milk? maybe no pop?)
set-up (maybe St. Catherine's should take this on as the host church)
clean-up
pumpkins for carving

Food should mostly be prepared in the kitchen at the church. We will have access earlier in the afternoon if necessary.

I (Rev. Andrew Halliday) have, as of October 1, received only partial contact information for the youth in the region. This means that clergy and youth leaders (and other interested parties) must take responsibility for contacting the youth in their churches. Put it in the leaflet! Make some phone calls! Send some texts! I will create a poster and drop one off at each parish in the next week.

This is so exciting! I can't wait to get everyone in the same room at the same time.

Urgent Request from Mount Olivet Church

EMERGENCY SWEATER DRIVE
FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES

As the devastation of the Syrian civil war continues to unfold, refugees living at the Za’atari refugee camp are bracing themselves for another harsh winter.  A housing shortage, lack of appropriate clothing and a demanding climate can make life extremely difficult for families that have fled the violence.  At the request of our partners, Canadian Lutheran World Relief will be dispatching a second shipment to support Syrian refugees living in Jordan, and we need your help.

Our goal is to gather 10,000+ sweaters this fall and dispatch them in time for winter.  Sweaters of all sizes are needed, for men, women and children.

We at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in North Vancouver encourage everyone to help us reach this goal.

We are asking you for new and gently used sweaters that are cleaned.  You can gather the sweaters (mens, womens and childrens) place them in a box with your name on the front of the box and drop them off at Mt. Olivet Lutheran church.

Where: 
Mt. Olivet Lutheran church, 1700 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver
Time:
The church is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. until 12:00
Or you may leave your box outside under the canopy on the parking lot side of the church.

Mt. Olivet will rebox, properly supply shipping labels and deliver to home hardware.  Home hardware then takes care of getting the shipment to the Lutheran World Relief’s warehouse in Winnipeg and they are responsible for getting it to “Za’atari refugee camp.  All boxes must get to the warehouse no later than October 31st.


Note:  all sweaters must be delivered to the church by October 20th at the latest******


Today, your help is needed again to provide warmth and dignity for those who have survived unspeakable hardships.  Together we will make a difference.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

You are invited to a Workshop on

PERSONAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Come and learn how to prepare your home and your family for community emergencies

Presented by the District of North Vancouver member of the
North Shore Emergency Preparedness Committee

Saturday September 28th

St. Agnes Anglican Church, 
530 East 12th Street, 
North Vancouver

Time: 
9:30 AM - Refreshments
10:00 to 11:30 - Workshop
  

Sponsored by the North Vancouver Region 
Community Engagement Committee

August Meeting Minutes

Click through to see the minutes for the August Regional Council meeting

Monday, 23 September 2013

Fabulous Fridays at St. Martin's

St. Martin's is holding its own version of "messy church" this Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 from 5:30-8 in the church hall at 195 Windsor Rd E, North Vancouver, BC.  There's going to be fun, crafts, singing, and eating. Everybody is welcome!




Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Upcoming Events

All the events for the 2013-2014 season are described on the Deanery Calendar page on the Important Documents page.

In September, we have the following events:

Tuesday, September 10: Spiritual Practices Group
Using Barbara Brown Taylor’s book An Altar in the World as a guide, this group will meet monthly at St Catherine’s starting at 10 am. For more information contact Lynne McNaughton at lynne@mcnaughton.org or call 604 780 1420.

Thursday, September 12: Pastoral Care Support Tea
For those who are involved in pastoral care work. At the home of Christine Rowe, 962 East 29th Street, North Vancouver. For more information contact Elizabeth Mathers at mathers@telus.net, or Christine Rowe at stcatherinecr@aol.com or 604 985 0666.

Thursday, September 12: Regional Council meeting at 7:00 pm
With representatives from each of the North Vancouver Anglican and Lutheran worshipping communities. Meeting this month at Gloria Dei, 1110 Gladstone Drive. Contact is Alison Watt, Chair, alisonjeanwatt@outlook.com.
 
Saturday, September 14: Community Engagement Team meeting
All North Vancouver Anglican and Lutheran ‘worshipping communities’ are invited to participate with at least one “rep” from each community. 9 am to 4 pm at St John the Evangelist, 220 West 8th Street, North Vancouver. Contact Patrick Blaney at priest.sjnv@telus.net or 604 986 1151.

Wednesday, September 18: Deanery sponsored TRC liturgy
At St David of Wales, 2475 Franklin Street, Vancouver in support of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission events held in Vancouver this week. This is one of a series of evening Eucharist liturgies to be offered at St David’s. To get involved in the deanery service, contact Stephen Muir at priest@stagnes.ca or call 604 987 0432.

Saturday, September 21: North Vancouver TRC service
7:30 pm at St John the Evangelist, 220 West 8th Street, North Vancouver. In support of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission events held in Vancouver this week. Contact Patrick Blaney at priest.sjnv@telus.net or 604 986 1151.

Sunday, September 22: Walk for Reconciliation
Starts at 8 am with a special diocesan Eucharist service at Christ Church Cathedral with National Anglican Indigenous Bishop Mark MacDonald, followed by a 4k Walk. Please register at www.reconciliationcanada.ca

Saturday, September 28: Emergency Preparedness Workshop
9 am to noon at St Agnes, 530 East 12th Street, North Vancouver.  A practical workshop about how to prepare for an emergency such as an earthquake or industrial accident. Open to all. Contact Shannon Trevor-Smith c/o agnesnv@telus.net.

Monday, 12 August 2013

July 2013 Minutes

Minutes of the Regional Council of the Deanery of North Vancouver
Thursday, July 11, 2013
St. Agnes’ Anglican Church 

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Calling all knitters! Prayer Shawls for Residential School Survivors

At the Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Vancouver Sept 18 - 21, Residential School survivors who give their testimonies will be offered prayer shawls as a gift from the churches.  These shawls have been a very powerful and important symbol of reconciliation at past events particularly because of the importance of blankets and "blanketing" in West Coast traditional ceremony. Knitting a prayer shawl is a concrete way to be involved in the work of reconciliation. Here's a pattern - experienced knitters say that it takes them about a month of casual knitting and we need several hundred shawls so please begin right away. Bring completed shawls to your parish office for centralized pick-up later. 

Things You'll Need

  • 
Yarn
  • 
Needles in a size appropriate for your yarn

Instructions

  1. Choose a soft, yet relatively bulky yarn when knitting prayer shawls. Keep care in mind. Many prayer shawls will be used for warmth and comfort in medical situations, so easy laundering is helpful. Use a needle size that yields a fabric with a nice drape.


  2. Cast on stitches in a multiple of 3. Choose the total number of stitches based on the final width desired. If you're using a bulky weight yarn, 57 stitches will work well. Add additional stitches for a lighter weight yarn.


  3. 
Choose between several pattern options. The most traditional choice for a prayer shawl is a knit 3, purl 3 pattern to the end or row on every row. On the wrong side rows, you will be knitting the purls and purling the knit stitches. You can also opt for a knit 3, purl 3 rib pattern, a knit 3, purl 3 moss stitch pattern or work the entire shawl in seed stitch if you prefer. The number three has spiritual significance in many faiths and works well as a repeating, easily memorized pattern.


  4. Work to the desired length( 60 inches or 1 1/2 metres) and bind off loosely. Keep healing thoughts, prayers or blessings in mind as you work each stitch of the knit shawl. Be sure to add in yarn as needed mid-row to avoid visible ends on the edges of your hand knit prayer shawl. The prayer shawl should be long enough to wrap snugly and warmly around the shoulders.


  5. 
Cut lengths of yarn to around 6 inches to make fringe. Use a simple slip knot to attach fringe to the ends of your prayer shawl. Add beads to the fringe if desired.


For more info see www.shawlministry.com

  Read more: http://www.ehow.com/how_4780791_knit-prayer-shawl.html#ixzz2aOpqyq7l

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Pastoral Care Support Tea

Everyone involved in pastoral care in the region is invited to come for tea and conversation at the home of Christine Rowe, between 3.30 and 5pm on Thursday, September 12.  Please mark your calenders, and plan to join us.

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Mathers (mathers@telus.net).

Monday, 27 May 2013

Trinity Sunday Sermon



From the Sunday, May 26, 2013 regional service, by Rev'd Elizabeth Mathers.

So, Trinity Sunday.  A day for celebration of the community and the creativity that lie at the heart of God - good things to celebrate as we gather for our fifth annual deanery worship.
The Trinity is, of course, a mystery to us; the Godhead is hidden from our sight.  But rather than approach it, as we might, as a theological puzzle - an intellectual wrestling with the concept of Three Persons and One God, or as an abstraction - something far removed from our daily life, I'd like to invite us to consider the Trinity as a gift that's offered to us to reflect on and live into, relationally and creatively, that draws us deeper into life as God's beloved daughters and sons,  whom Jesus calls friends, and who are enlivened by the Spirit's breathing into us.

Monday, 13 May 2013

April 2013 Council Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the Regional Council of the Deanery of North Vancouver

Click through to see the minutes from the meeting on April 11, 2013.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Truth and Reconciliation

 Reconciliation: It matters to me because we need to learn from each other

The Anglican Diocese of New Westminster is preparing for our participation in the Truth and Reconciliation on Indian Residential Schools (National Event, Sept 17-22 Vancouver). While the adults heard from a former student and survivor of St. George's residential school, (initiated by our diocese) youth and children read Nicola Campbell’s book Shin-Chi’s Canoe about an Interior Salish boy and girl who are taken away from their home and family to a church-run residential school.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Sexual Misconduct Policy Workshop

Our Diocese in seeking to uphold the Gospel  values of love, truth and justice and in an effort to make our church a safe place for all members, employees and volunteers, lay and ordained, requires anyone who has responsibilities for vulnerable persons to read, be trained in, and sign an agreement to uphold our Sexual Misconduct Policy. 

The deanery of North Vancouver will hold a Sexual Misconduct Policy training workshop at St. Catherine Church, Edgemont Village, 1058 Ridgewood Drive, May 4, 9-noon. All persons involved with Sunday School, Youth Work, Parish Council (particularly Wardens and Treasurers), Pastoral Visiting and Driving, should attend or arrange to take advantage of the next training offered.

For further information contact:

Lynne McNaughton
cell 604-780-1420
lynne@mcnaughton.org

Monday, 18 February 2013

Deanery Spirituality Programs Survey

Thanks to everyone who took our survey - we had 66 responses. The results will be posted forthwith!

The winner of a copy of Barbara Brown Taylor's An Altar in the World will be announced soon.

Contemporary Worship Service

St. Martin's would like to invite all who are interested to attend one or more of our contemporary worship services.  They are evening services that feature modern music and videos.  They are led by Emily Duholke and Rev. Sarah Tweedale.

The dates and times are:

February 20th, 8pm to 8:45pm
March 20th, 8pm to 8:45pm
April 24th, 8pm to 8:45pm
May 29th, 8pm to 8:45pm
June 26th, 8pm to 8:45pm

All services at St. Martin's

Friday, 15 February 2013

Eco/Social Justice Group Supports Idle No More

The North Vancouver Anglican and Lutheran Environmental and Social Justice Group stands in support of and solidarity with the Idle No More movement.

As grassroots Christians called by our faith and scriptures to work for justice we affirm with Idle No More:
  • The sovereignty of First Nations and their right to land and resources
  • Our obligation to care for the land, air, water and all living creatures
  • The value of communities and land over governments and corporations
  • A vision of healthy, just, equitable, and sustainable communities


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Nominations Open for Regional Council Chair

The North Vancouver Regional Council is looking for a new chairperson for the coming year, after two excellent years under the leadership of Andrew Wilhelm-Boyles.  We are looking for someone skilled at running meetings, consensus building, conflict resolution, and electronic communications, as well as familiar or willing to familiarize themselves with MAP and Anglican polity.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Ash Wednesday Services - Feb 13, 2013


Begin the Season of Lent with Eucharist and the ancient sign of Ashes

Now a four year tradition, we are sharing Ash Wednesday services with all the Anglican Churches in North Vancouver .

There are 3 alternative times and locations.  Choose the one which suits you:

7:30 a.m. St. Clement in Lynn Valley, 3400 Institute Rd. (map)

12 Noon St. Martin’s 195 Windsor Rd E, upper Lonsdale (map)

7:30 p.m. St. John the Evangelist, 13th and Chesterfield (map)

Leadership School and Evangelism Event


Registration is now open for two great education events for lay people and clergy.

Leadership School

The School this year runs from Sunday July 21 through to  Saturday July 27 at Rosemary Heights. We are really looking forward to presenting Year B of the curriculum. Last summer’s school was very well received, so we have expanded enrolment this year to 50 participants. Parish teams are encouraged. Highlights of the program include parish visits, marketing, and power & politics. A brochure can be found here

Register online and then just send your cheque to Marnie at the Synod office. Cheques will be held here until April 30, which is the cut-off date for registration.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either Marnie or Tasha.

Evangelism Event

One highlight of the Diocesan School for Leadership are the models of church, different frameworks that allow us to look at our congregations and assess them. The Gather-Transform-Send model forms the basis for the March 2nd workshop Everyday Evangelism. Focusing on the “inviting” section of Gather-Transform-Send, the Rev. Andrea McMillin (consultant in congregational development, Diocese of Olympia) will take us through exercises that will help us develop of clear picture of our parish’s identity and practical ways to talk about our churches. This is for people who have found themselves saying “We’re a welcoming church, but visitors don’t seem to return…” or “I love the Anglican Church; why don’t others know about us?”

This is an excellent way to introduce concepts from the School for Leadership to people who are uncertain about making a full week commitment. It will also be a good refresher for last year’s participants (and includes new material). Plus, $20 includes lunch and materials. The flyer is here, and you can register online.  Questions? Call Tasha 604-684-6309 x 227

Bonus: Everyday Evangelism is at the same time and place as the next Stewardship seminar, STEWARDSHIP: Communications & Hospitality.  Share the ride and exchange ideas on the way home.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Upcoming Spiritual Formation and Christian Education for the Region

Anglicanism 101

Worship and personal prayer:

The "Daily Offices" Morning and Evening Prayer and Compline (late evening prayer), by oneself or with a group, have long been a part of Anglican personal devotion or prayer life. This is a “how to” course for lay people, using BAS and other resources.
Led by Lynne McNaughton
Wednesday, Feb. 20 1:00–3:00 pm at St Agnes

OR

Thursday, Feb. 21 7:30–9:30pm at St Martin’s

Lenten Book Study

An Altar in the World Barbara Brown Taylor

This delightful book explores contemporary and practical prayer practices for beginners and other
real people.
Led by Lynne McNaughton

Three Tuesday mornings March 5, 12, 19 10.00–noon @ St Catherine’s

OR

Three Wednesday evenings March 6, 20 and 27
7:30 – 9:30pm @ St Agnes

Spirituality

Walking Into Lent

An invitation from the deanery Spiritual Development Team. We have the use of a labyrinth at St.
Catherine's on Saturday, Feb 16, 10am - 12 noon. After an introduction and orientation to the ancient
contemplative tradition of walking the labyrinth, there will be time for walking, quiet prayer and contemplation, accompanied by meditative live music. $5 donation will be collected at the door.

Waiting at the Tomb

Holy Saturday mini-retreat -an invitation from the deanery Spiritual Development Team, to explore the
spiritual issues of living in between Good Friday and Easter Resurrection. Led by Lynne McNaughton
Saturday, March 30 12:30–4:00 pm at St Clement’s

Easter Book Study

A Fair Country - John Ralston Saul
“Canada as a Metis nation” – preparation for Truth & Reconciliation (TRC) in September, led by Elizabeth Mathers.

Four evenings in April, dates, time and place to be decided.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Eco/Social Justice Update

The Eco/Social Justice Group of the North Vancouver Deanery met on 22 January, 2013 and worked on the following matters:

  • The Deanery group has been invited to hold a training session on the Living Wage.  Gail Berger, the Eco/Social Justice representative from Gloria Dei Lutheran, will be coordinating this.
  • The group is working to make and maintain contact with!other groups with similar interests.  During the Spring, the group will make arrangements to show the DVD “On the Line” which is a independent video made by 2 North Shore men who travelled the route of the Northern Gateway (Enbridge) pipeline from the Oil Sands in Alberta to Kitimat and the waters of the Pacific. 
  • You can see Robyn Allan, economist and speaker about the Northern Gateway Project giving a talk about pipeline economics https://vimeo.com/57688819
  • The Deanery Group supports Idle No More and representatives are gathering information on events so that more people can be aware and attend them.   One website to follow is the Tanker Free BC http://www.tankerfreebc.org/calendar
  • 17-22 September 2013, the Diocese will participate in National Truth and Reconciliation events here in Vancouver.   More information about this soon

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Primate and National Aboriginal Bishop call for Prayer Vigil

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald are calling for a prayer vigil in support of the meeting of national Indigenous leaders with Prime Minister Stephen Harper January 11.

Open this link: Pray for Indigenous Justice on January 11

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Archbishop Hambidge to lead Jan 26 Stewardship event


Happy New Year to Good Stewards everywhere!

The Stewardship & Gift Development Committee has an exciting line-up of stewardship seminars called “Leaders in Stewardship” in the next few months.  You can read all about them at our website: http://thegoodsteward.ca/workshops/seminars-2013/

SGDC is pleased to announced that the first of the series GOD’S ABUNDANCE EVERYDAY is being led by Archbishop Douglas Hambidge.  He has spent much of his retirement (chuckle here) teaching stewardship across the continent.  25 copies of his popular new book, “The S Word” will be available for purchase at the seminar at a cost of $15 each.

This event is conveniently located at St. Andrew’s Langley (20955 Old Yale Road) for those parishes in the eastern part of the diocese. Bring your parish team and learn from a Master Steward on Saturday, January 26, 2013 beginning at 9:30 am. You can go directly to the registration page here: