Celebrating a Birthday: This past Monday, August 23rd, Owen Krist celebrated his 88th birthday and writes this: "I praise the LORD daily for his mercies and grace." Thanks be to God!
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).
BC Leadership Development Network begins in one month! Looking for a way to understand leading the church with Biblical wisdom and faith during crisis? LDN offers monthly gatherings in a challenging but flexible and conversational format. If you would like to join or think of someone who should join, check out their website: bcldn.ca.
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UBCO: The chaplain at the UBC Okanagan campus, Todd Statham, would love to connect with students--especially incoming students--in this very unusual COVID-19 fall semester. Students can connect with Todd at [email protected] or 250.215.7486.
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.
Join Christian Stewardship Services Summer Camp! Register for the free Will & Estate Planning webinar. The topic will be: Will Preparation Basics and Myths! Join CSS on Thursday, August 27th, 2020 7PM EST from the comfort of your home. They are also excited to announce another "Fireside Chat" on September 23rd at 7:30PM EST. Join with your questions about gifting, Wills, Estate planning and they will answer them - or you can just listen in! Register for either of these events on their Events page here OR Click here to find out more about CSS.
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.
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
The Banner: The July/August edition of the Banner is available at the church! You can also access a copy online at The Banner.