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Minister’s Message – Week of October 22

The familiar images in Psalm 23 will be present in our worship service this coming Sunday.  In the midst of the challenges in our journey—the “dark valleys” of life—the psalmist speaks of “green pastures” and “still waters”.  These are healing images.  They don’t necessarily cure what ails us.  What they do is transform the waysContinue Reading “Minister’s Message – Week of October 22”

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United Voices Concert: Darkness to Light

United Voices and Chamber Orchestra present Darkness to Light November 24 | 7pm and November 25 | 2pm. This exciting Advent and Christmas performance will feature music from Brahms, Finzi, Poulenc and Vaughan Williams. Tickets are $20 on Eventbrite (November 24 | 7pm concert, click here. November 25 | 2pm concert, click here.) and will also beContinue Reading “United Voices Concert: Darkness to Light”

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Ministers’ Message for the Week of October 8th

This Sunday, Thanksgiving, we’ll hear a story about 10 lepers who were healed by Jesus, but only 1 went back to thank him. It’s a story that makes me uncomfortable as I recall the many blessings I’ve received, and the paltry number of times I’ve responded with a thank you note. Or even a quickContinue Reading “Ministers’ Message for the Week of October 8th”

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Welcome to Fabiana | Worship conference | Yoga at the church

We want to welcome Fabiana Katz to the Music Ministry team! She brings an impressive wealth of experience that is going to add zest, care, and teaching expertise to the church. Check out her full bio here. We also want to welcome all of our yoga aficionados back for the fall season. The complete list ofContinue Reading “Welcome to Fabiana | Worship conference | Yoga at the church”

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Minister’s Message – September 22, 2017

“Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus This Sunday, people from across the land we call Canada will be gathering in downtown Vancouver to walk. People from various First Nations, settlers and descendantsContinue Reading “Minister’s Message – September 22, 2017”

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An Update from the Naming Committee

Everyone in the congregation is invited to gather in the East/West rooms of the Memorial Centre after church on October 1 to discuss the most popular names that have been suggested and hear about our next steps. There is still an opportunity to submit a name suggestion, but only until noon on Friday, September 29.Continue Reading “An Update from the Naming Committee”

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Minister’s Message – Fall Kick Off

“In God’s ever re-creating world, we are formed anew, open to possibilities.” This is the opening line in our Commitment Statement. Wait…did you know that Dunbar Ryerson has a Commitment Statement? It was created in the time leading up to our amalgamation. Members of both former congregations worked long and hard on it, and all of you hadContinue Reading “Minister’s Message – Fall Kick Off”

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Vancouver Sun: Dunbar Ryerson in the hearts of the choral community

The Vancouver Sun published a heart-warming feature this week about Dunbar Ryerson’s decades of commitment to the choral community. The article highlighted our rich heritage, the recent merger of congregations, and the exciting future ahead. It is extremely encouraging to hear choral groups reflect on the significance Dunbar Ryerson holds for them. And it is aContinue Reading “Vancouver Sun: Dunbar Ryerson in the hearts of the choral community”

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Minister’s Message – June 25, 2017

You might have many reactions to this adaptation of the Canadian flag. You might find it charming, or puzzling. You might think it’s beautiful and challenging. Or you might find it a bit disturbing, even disrespectful. The Canadian flag was born into controversy, and it turns out how we look at our history is justContinue Reading “Minister’s Message – June 25, 2017”