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So, what does a “Congregational Development Minister” do?

So, what does a “Congregational Development Minister” do? Think of me as part of the church’s Research & Development department! I get to come up and implement with ways of helping people already part of Dunbar Ryerson United Church, and people who are not yet part of this community of faith to enter into andContinue Reading “So, what does a “Congregational Development Minister” do?”

Concerts at Dunbar Ryerson

Fire, Fire, My Heart! – High Spirits Choir—Sunday, January 29th at 3:00 pm

Fire, Fire, My Heart! – High Spirits Choir—Sunday, January 29th at 3:00 pm Join us for an afternoon of passionate choral music to drive away winter’s cold and dark.  Songs by Jerome Kern, Frank Loesser, and the Beatles.  Poetry by Robert Frost and Wendell Berry.  Renaissance madrigals by Thomas Morley and Orlando di Lasso.   There willContinue Reading “Fire, Fire, My Heart! – High Spirits Choir—Sunday, January 29th at 3:00 pm”

Pneuma Choir

Message from Dr. Greg Caisley to the Pneuma singers

Message from Dr. Greg Caisley to the Pneuma singers – January 6, 2017 Welcome everyone- Welcome to Pnuema! On behalf of the new congregation of Dunbar Ryerson United Church, we are happy to have you and your families involved in our community. We have great plans ahead for this coming year, and this new updateContinue Reading “Message from Dr. Greg Caisley to the Pneuma singers”

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December 4, 2017: A Change of Heart: Repentance Matthew 3: 1-12

A Change of Heart: Repentance    Matthew 3: 1-12 Rev Debra Bowman, Ryerson United Church Dec. 4, 2016 Oh my, here he comes again. John the Baptist. Every Advent it’s the same thing: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” Now is the time when I hector you about not placing all your ChristmasContinue Reading “December 4, 2017: A Change of Heart: Repentance Matthew 3: 1-12”

Sermons

The Nasty Widow (with no apologies to Donald Trump) Luke 8:1-8

The Nasty Widow (with no apologies to Donald Trump)  Luke 8:1-8 Rev. Debra Bowman, Ryerson United Church Preached at House of Mercy, St. Paul’s “Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart.” (Luke 18: 1) When you hear a parable is coming up you need toContinue Reading “The Nasty Widow (with no apologies to Donald Trump) Luke 8:1-8”

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December 11, 2016: Mary: Turning the World Luke 1: 46-55

Mary: Turning the World   Luke 1: 46-55 Rev. Debra Bowman, Ryerson United Church Dec. 11, 2016 Our reading from the Bible today included the words that Mary, the mother of Jesus spoke, when the angel told her that she would have a baby, and that that baby would change the world. Her reaction, what sheContinue Reading “December 11, 2016: Mary: Turning the World Luke 1: 46-55”

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January 6, 2017: Faith or Folly? Matthew 2:1-12 Epiphany

Faith or Folly? Matthew 2:1-12 Epiphany Debra Bowman, Dunbar Ryerson United Church Jan. 6, 2017 Yesterday Bob and I went to see the eagles in Brackendale, near Squamish. This is the time of year when they gather along the river in great numbers, arriving in the morning to feed on the fish. It’s supposed toContinue Reading “January 6, 2017: Faith or Folly? Matthew 2:1-12 Epiphany”

Front Page Message from Rev. Deb Bowman

Message from our Coordinating Minister

My Christmas tree at home is still standing, in spite of my husband’s repeated efforts to tidy it up and away. I am a firm believer that Christmas lasts until Epiphany, which this year falls on Jan. 6. Epiphany is the ancient celebration day that marks the moment when the wise ones from the EastContinue Reading “Message from our Coordinating Minister”