Christmas in Summer – Cycling for Seafarers: Ministry to Seafarers Vancouver have been giving out care packages on board ships to encourage the crew with some treats and snacks, along with encouraging literature and Scriptures, for the pandemic has made things more stressful and difficult on board. Instead of Christmas at Sea, it's now "Covid at Sea" or "Christmas in Summer." The crews have been very appreciative. But, it has come at a cost. The Ministry is making a special appeal at this time for giving to the Ministry to help support the "Christmas in Summer" care packages. The chaplains will be making a cycling tour on August 29 to help raise funds for this cause. They're planning to cycle around the Burrard Inlet and visit several of the terminals on our bikes. You can donate online through ministrytoseafarers.com. Photos of the ride will be posted through Instagram (Ministry to Seafarers Vancouver) and on our Facebook page (same name).
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Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID): Changes to MAID legislation were supposed to occur by June 11th but due to the pandemic the federal government has asked for an extension to December 18th. https://loom.ly/4Lw12nc. This means it's not too late to share your thoughts with your MP: https://loom.ly/XT58ZL0.
Resonate Global Mission: Join the Exodus! - October 17 - November 4, 2020. the Exodus Vision Tour is a great opportunity to step back into ancient times and walk the paths of the Exodus from Egypt to Israel. Learn about Christianity, see ministry in action, and grow in your faith. Learn more and apply online at resonateglobalmission.org/exodus
Thank you for your continued support for God's mission through Resonate Global Mission! Right now, requests for additional support are pouring in from ministries worldwide that need help transitioning to online ministry, counseling, pastoral support, and extra funding. Thanks to faithful giving from donors like you, ministry leaders are able to respond and adapt.
Join Safe Church on August 26 for a Zoom call with Boz Tchividjian, founder of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment). Boz will speak to us about his many years of experience empowering Christian communities to recognize, prevent and respond to abuse. Learn more at safechurch
CRC Annual Day of Justice - For the 2020 Day of Justice (August 16th), we reflect on our world and the events of 2020 with text from Habakkuk 1. The impacts of racism, COVID-19, poverty, disease, and natural disasters… seem overwhelming and we, like David in Psalm 13 and Habbakkuk, ask, “How Long?” For resources including a litany, prayer, and reflection, go to crcna.org/dayofjustice.
The Banner: The July/August edition of the Banner is available at the church! You can also access a copy online at The Banner.