UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS:
INTERCULTERAL YOUTH BAND: Sundays, 1:30pm. Crossroads United Church, 7655 120 St. A cross-generational group exploring world and popular music. Involves improvisation and a chance to build new friendships through music. Youth of all ages, all abilities, and all instruments welcome.
EATING - MORE THAN JUST A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH: November 07, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Vancouver School of Theology, 6015 Walter Gage Road, Van. Today’s dominant food system encourages people to think of food as a commodity to be secured and enjoyed as efficiently, conveniently, and cheaply as possible. But what if food is more than a commodity? In this free public lecture, Norman Wirzba will develop what it means, and entails, to grow and receive food as a gift from God. https://vst.edu/event/somerville-lecture-eating-more-than-just-a-matter-of-life-and-death
WHAT ARE YOUR ACHES AND PAINS SAYING TO YOU? November 13, 6:30pm-9:30pm, at TLC. Come and learn why our bodies may be rebelling in the form of physical or emotional discomfort, and how our sleep patterns can be directly relatred to our bodies and the information it is whispering to us. $30 at the door or bring a friend for $25 each. Seniors and students $20
SURREY INTERFAITH COUNCIL COMMUNITY PRAYER BREAKFAST: November 14, Registration 6:45am; Program from 7am to 9am. John Volken Academy, 6911 King George Blvd, Surrey. Attendees are encouraged to bring (or be prepared to write out) a prayer, or a wish or a hope of goodwill for the community that can be added to the “Community Prayer Wall”.
Max size 8 1/2 x 11; may be signed or anonymous. All are welcome. $15. Register online: www.eventbrite.ca/e/community-prayer-breakfast-surrey-interfaith-council-tickets-68837463707
ANTICIPATING SPECIAL OCCASIONS & HOLIDAYS WHILE GRIEVING: November 14, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor, Cres. An evening of sharing and reflection, with a talk and music presentation about grief and loss, and practical options for managing special occasions and holidays.Pre-register if possible, by calling call 604.948.0660
BEYOND GOOD INTENTIONS, AN INVITATION TO BECOMING AN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNITY OF FAITH: November 23, Crossroads United Church, 7655 120 St. What are the realities of being and becoming more intercultural in our habits, practices, communities of faith and ministries? This day-long workshop is a remarkable opportunity to deepen your commitment to inclusive Christian community. $75.00/each or $525/group of 7-12. Register: https://www.jotform.com/PMR-UCC/beyond-good-intentions-nov-23-2019
WOMEN OF FAITH POTLUCK DINNER: November 24, 10122 140 Street. Bring your favourite dish to share and join us to build friendships with sisters of diverse faith and spiritual traditions, and hear speakers talk on a variety of topics of importance in our community. All women are welcome. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Spam emails being sent in Pastor Jennifer’s name: It has been reported to the office that there is someone impersonating Pastor Jennifer through email communications. Please do not respond to or click on links inside of any email messages that appear to be from her, unless they have been sent from her email address, which is email@example.com.
Thursdays in Black: On Thursdays, wear black in solidarity with the world-wide movement speaking out against gender-based violence for people of all ages and races and in homes, schools, work places, churches and communities. Remember to wear black on any Thursday!
For more information, visit: https://www.oikoumene.org/en/get-involved/thursdays-in-black
Deltassist's Young Moms Group and DOVE Committee need of supplies: Items needed for Young Moms Group: baby formula, baby wipes and diapers (all sizes). For emergency care kits, (used to support people in Delta who’ve experienced an evacuation from their home due to fire or tragedy as well as women, men and children fleeing abuse) the items needed are: deodorant, shaving cream and razors for men and women, small ziplock bags, kleenex, body wash, kids toothbrushes/toothpaste, pens and notepads. Donations can be dropped off at the North Delta or Ladner Deltassist offices. Please identify that they are for the Young Moms Group or the Emergency Care Kits. Thank you. Contact Deltassist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-594-3455
CLAY is now accepting applications for Band and Drama team: Will you share your God-given talents at En Route, in Calgary, AB, August 20-23, 2020? If you will be at least 18 years of age by the time of En Route and would like to apply for the Band and Drama team, please visit http://claygathering.ca/ for an application form. Applications are due by October 6, 2019.
Join Pastor Rebekah Swanson at Holden Village in 2020: Pastor Rebekah Swanson of First Lutheran Vancouver will lead a group of British Columbia & Northwest Washington Lutherans to Holden Village NEXT summer, in August or September of 2020. The 2019 weekly group rate for an adult for 5 nights is $380.00 USD, children ages 6-17 is $280.00 USD, and children under 6 are free. These prices include all meals and accommodations, as well as the use of Holden facilities like the sauna and the hot tub. The price also includes any lectures or programming during our stay. Additional costs to consider are the boat tickets (round trip on the Lady of the Lake on Lake Chelan), cost of travel to Chelan, and any nights at the Bed and Breakfast in Chelan if needed. When the dates get settled, we can begin looking at ride shares within the group. In addition to the Holden Village offerings, Pastor Rebekah will host two evenings of “wine and conversation.” More details to come. Again, please let Pastor Rebekah know if you are interested and you will be added to the tentative group list. email@example.com