Monday, 18 January 2016

Affordable Housing on the North Shore

Monday Feb. 8, 2016, 1:00 – 2:30
St. Catherine’s Church, 1058 Ridgewood Dr., North Vancouver

Members of MVA's member organizations will gather on Family Day to ask municipal politicians from North Vancouver, West Vancouver, and the District of North Vancouver to make concrete commitments to deal with the affordable housing crisis on the North Shore.

Along with the serious work of making our views known on affordable housing, this will be a family celebration. Exciting children’s activities will be provided by Red Fox (

Metro Vancouver Alliance is a group of nonpartisan, proactive, everyday citizens dedicated to making the Metro Vancouver area a better place for all to live and thrive. Our members come from faith congregations, youth groups, neighborhood houses, union locals, co-ops, academic departments and community non-profits.
We are a non-profit supported by the dues of our member organizations, individuals and foundations. We are affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation, a coalition of like-minded organizations in cities across the United States, the UK, Germany, Canada and Australia.
At Metro Vancouver Alliance, we believe that by working together we have the power to change our communities for the better. We do more than just sign petitions and protest. We take action.

Jim Berger, for
Metro Vancouver Alliance

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Program Planning Day: January 23

Regional Program Planning Day
Saturday, January 23, 2016
9 am - 3 pm
St Agnes Church
530 East 12th Street, North Vancouver

You are invited to a special program planning day to help initiate, design and implement innovative programs for our region.

The Lutheran and Anglican churches in North Vancouver are committed to working closely together. These are our proposed Vision and Mission Statements:

Vision Statement: We are Anglican and Lutheran communities of faith committed to working together in service to Christ.

Mission Statement: The purpose of collaboration between Anglican and Lutheran worshipping communities is to:
                               i.            Rejoice in God’s love and share this joy with the world;
                            ii.            Offer programs which facilitate people’s formation for ministry and mission;
                          iii.            Celebrate the uniqueness of each worshipping community and provide a breadth of worship styles across the Region;
                           iv.            Continue developing sustainable communities through collaboration, cooperation and the sharing of expertise and resources.

The Planning Day will provide an opportunity for people who are currently involved and those who would like to get more involved in our regional program planning. The following people are especially encouraged to come:

  • Current Regional Council members including alternates
  • Former Regional Council members
  • People currently involved and/or interested in Pastoral Care, Youth Ministry, Spiritual Formation, Discipleship, Educational,  Refugee Support, Parish Nurse, Eco-Justice or other programs
  • People who have ideas, energy and enthusiasm

Please RSVP to sdmuir100@gmail or call 604 987-0493 to let us know you’re coming. Please bring a bag lunch with something to share.

For more information please contact:

Jim Berger Stephen Muir Lynne McNaughton
604 822 4307 604 987-0493 (604) 988-4418