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May 29, 2018

Summer Solstice RSVP

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March 9, 2018

Spaghetti Night

6 pm in the Sanctuary –

We’ll be serving spaghetti and meatballs! Vegetarian options
available. Community Dinner’s a multi-generational event and an opportunity to meet new people or catch up with friends over a casual, delicious meal.

Everyone welcome! Please bring a salad or dessert to share.

To help with clean-up please bring your own plate, cup and cutlery. A rinsing station will be provided.

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March 5, 2018

Pub Night

Monday March 5th is Pub Night

Pub Night is held the first Monday of each month at the Canoe Brewpub, 450 Swift Street.

Arrive between 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm and stay as long as you wish.

It’s a relaxed evening of lively conversation and getting to know each other.

There’s lots of parking and it’s close to buses. For more information email John Hopewell  or phone 250-721-3920.

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February 18, 2018

Considering Membership

12:15 to 2:15 pm in the Farmhouse Common Room.
This session will help you determine whether you would like to officially become a member of our church.

Whether you join right away, not yet, or not at all, the session will be informative and enjoyable as we talk in a small group setting with warm and interesting people.

A light lunch is available and child-minding provided on request. To sign up, or if you have questions, please email your RSVP to Rev. Shana or cell/text 250-891-6331.

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February 11, 2018

Spirited Jazz — ‘Lovebirds’

7 to 8 pm — Composer-pianist Karel Roessingh with spiritual words by Rev. Shana Lynngood. Enjoy jazz with a splash of spiritual inspiration.

This vesper night’s music is based on themes of birdsongs, which Karl collected on a cross-Canada camping trip in the spring of 2016.

The result is a brand new CD entitled Birdsong In The Parkade, which Karl recorded  on a Sunday night in August on a Steinway grand piano installed for the occasion in the View Street parkade.

“This is by far the most ambitious and creative project I’ve done, and I’m extremely excited about the outcome,” says Karl. “The sound was magnificent, like a grand cathedral! This is either the most brilliant or most idiotic project I’ve ever done.”

The Sunday night vespers is the release event for the CD Birdsong In The Parkade.

Karel studied jazz arranging and composition at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., and completed a degree in secondary music and mathematics education at the UVic in 1981. He writes jazz tunes for his own and other groups, and has played with numerous jazz greats. He’s regularly asked to play at jazz festivals as both leader and sideman.

Enjoy jazz with a splash of spiritual inspiration in a venue with exquisite sound and setting. The hour-long evening vesper services are a unique blend of jazz and spirituality. Each service brings together live music from popular local jazz musicians, a brief meaningful message, and a little of the history of the music performed.

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February 9, 2018

Community Dinner – Fiesta Night

6pm is Fiesta Night in the Sanctuary —

We’ll be serving tacos and wraps with loads of toppings! Vegetarian options available. Community Dinner is a multi-generational event and an opportunity to meet new people or catch up with friends over a casual, fun delicious meal.

Everyone is welcome! Please come join us. Please bring a salad or dessert to share.

This month there will be a table set up with some card and board games if you want to come a bit early or stay a bit after dinner (as long as all the dishes are done!).

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October 28, 2017

Rentals

We offer a range of rental services in an inspirational setting.

Our beautiful and versatile building, surrounded with green space, also has delightful places to stroll.

Please email the office or phone 250-744-2665.

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October 8, 2017

Newcomers’ Orientation

12 noon to 1 pm.  – A gathering for all newcomers, whether you have just walked through the door or you’ve been coming for several months and want to know more about us, whether you eventually become a member, or choose to be a friend of the congregation.

The Orientation provides basic information about our congregation and ways to make connections. We share a light lunch, and childminding will be provided on request. To sign up, or if you have questions, please email Reverend Shana Lynngood or phone 250-891-6330.

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September 1, 2017

Promise: The Practice of Covenant Making

A new church year begins, and we have a new slate of themes; different practices through which to transform ourselves and our world (recall that our congregation’s mission is to “transform our selves and our world through compassionate action”).

For September we explore “Promise: the practice of covenant making.”

Here are some questions to spark your thinking. Discuss the questions at coffee hour with a fellow congregant, at the dinner table with a friend or family, and/or journal about them on you own.

1. What kinds of promises do you make, if any, in your everyday living?

2. To what extent do you keep your promises? What challenges do you face?

3. What are the most significant promises, covenants, pledges, or vows you have made in your life?

4. If the world (or “Life”) could make you a promise, what would you want that promise to be?

5. If you were to make one promise to the world (or to “Life”), what would it be?

6. Often, being in covenanted relationship means sticking with it through the hard stuff. In what ways have you done this in your life?

7. When you have failed to live up to your own aspirations of covenantal relationship, how do you forgive yourself, and begin again in love?

8. Sometimes living up to the covenant of right relationship means seeng boundaries, re-shaping, or even ending relationship. How do you decide when/how to do this? How do you do it with respect and open- heartedness?

9. So much is broken in this world. Oppression, violence, the destruction of our earth’s resources. What societal covenant-making and covenant-repairing calls to you? How might we, as human beings, make reparations, and begin again in love? What is one small thing you can do toward that end this month?

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August 15, 2017

Where Will We Be in 2020?

Creating a Strategic Plan for our congregation.  

The board has selected three strategic priorities for the congregation to focus and develop a three to five-year plan of action.

Read the comments made by participants at the first session – Growing in Spirit Through High Quality Programs and Mutual Support (PDF)

Read the comments made by participants at the second session – Enhancing our Long-Term Sustainability (PDF)

Read the comments made by participants at the third session – Service through Compassionate Action (PDF)

Click here for more information, and to provide feedback.

We need your wisdom and innovative ideas to turn vision into a measurable plan of action! To begin the conversation we held a series of focus groups.

Thoughts? Comments? Add Your Voice:

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