Benefit Concert for WISH Wellness: Ceremony of Carols Nov 14

Join us for a benefit concert in support of WISH Wellness Drop-in Centre Society for Women. WISH operates a purpose-built facility to accommodate the needs of sex-working women seeking safety and respite. It is an oasis of programming, support, and nurturing outreach in the heart of the city. Music therapy is one of the programs offeredContinue Reading “Benefit Concert for WISH Wellness: Ceremony of Carols Nov 14”

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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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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”


Community + Program Guide: Fall 2017

There is much happening in the church this fall, from events for fellowship and friendship, to speakers, concerts, excursions, justice work and of course growing deeper in our faith and knowledge of God. We trust that all this builds us as a community of seekers and believers who spill out into the world offering the love of God and the graceContinue Reading “Community + Program Guide: Fall 2017”

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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”


Minister’s Message – September 10, 2017

It’s raining! I can’t tell you how happy this is making me. I have all the doors open and am enjoying the goosebumps on my arms. Wet and chilled – what a relief. This morning’s weather feels like a physical manifestation of the apostle Paul’s words to us this Sunday: “…know what time it is…it isContinue Reading “Minister’s Message – September 10, 2017”

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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”