Upcoming Special Events (see Calendar for all activities)
Jan. 11, 2015: See our October Letter of Support to Burnaby Al-Salaam Mosque.
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Nov. 18: 1:00 pm: Agape Society AGM: Come hear about our partnership with CMHA to help young adults with mental health issues achieve independent living skills. A light lunch precedes it.
Upcoming Christmas Events: (see Flyer): Each Sunday of Advent has a theme and a particular community action:
Nov. 18: 9:00 am: Hanging of the Greens (and after church if needed);
Dec. 2: Theme: Hope: Donations to Food Bank;
Dec. 9: Theme: Peace: Donations & assembling gifts for Surrey Women’s Centre;
12:30 pm: Our session for Amnesty International’s Write for Rights where you can write letters to support and perhaps even free those around the world who have been unjustly imprisoned (light refreshments will be served).
Dec. 16: Theme Love: Stay for our Christmas lunch and later fun; Donations to World Accord.
Dec. 23: Theme Joy: Will be full of singing; Donations to congregation;
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Nov. 4: We celebrated the 2nd anniversary of our Syrian Refugee family being in Canada! We had lunch together at the church, followed by a celebration cake & ice cream. While our formal sponsorship stopped a year ago, we have maintained our relationship with them, both because they are a wonderful family, and also to ensure the best footing for them. Indeed, the kids are doing well in school, the parents’ English continues to improve, and Ali has been working for some time now. We are all enriched!
Sep. 28-30: Come Renew, Refresh, Restore your Spirit at The Cup of Life weekend with Susuan Oxley, the BC Women’s Retreat in Chilliwack, BC.
Oct. 26-28: Nurturing Silence Retreat: Be refreshed, inspired or rejuvenated by experiencing silence and sacred space! This event will be at our Samish Island campgrounds south of Bellingham.
Aug. 31 - Sep. 2: Annual Canada West Mission Conference: It was a fabulous weekend with our church’s President Steve Veazey as part of the guest ministry, as well as an overflowing roster of other superb ministry! It was full of inspiring sessions, fun and fellowship! This year it was in Regina, SK.
Jul. 14-21: Annual B.C. Family Camp: Come relax and be rejuvenated at our campgrounds south of Bellingham, WA.
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Feb. 23-25: Weekend of World Religions - We explored 5 different religions - it was highly stimulating and engendered understanding and peace!
2017: Nov. 5: Our Refugee family celebrated their one-year anniversary. We celebrated with lunch and cake at the church. While formal obligations have ended, we will continue our relationship with this fine family. If you wish to help, contact the pastorate.