Front Page Message from Rev. Deb Bowman

Jesus did many other signs….
Jesus’ resurrected presence was made known through signs and stories.
There weren’t many people who actually saw him as a resurrected figure.
They were, though, able to ‘see’ him in their midst through things that happened and stories that were told.
Often it is not a physical touch or a written word that helps us know mystery and truth.
It is through song, paintings, dance; through movement and expressions of wonder in art that we are moved to know something beyond words,
beyond our immediate experience.

In these weeks following Easter we will be considering Stories of Resurrection:
ways in which we recognize that hope and new life is possible, indeed live amongst us.
This Sunday we will explore resurrection through hearing about the life giving nature of art.
And beyond hearing about it, we are invited to be part of creating art that gives witness to the new life of our newly formed congregation.

The Arts Committee has invited Lois Huey-Heck to be our Artist-in-Residence.
Over the week she will help us develop a piece of art that will give expression to who we are NOW.

Brian Thorpe will speak with Lois about the project, and about the way in which the living Christ is known through art.
Join us and be part of The New Life Art Project.

Congregational Art Project – April 8th–15th. Under the guidance of artist-in-residence Lois Huey-Heck, we welcome every member, young and old, new and settled, to join together in a project that will create a visual representation of our developing community. Lois is a spiritual director, artist, writer, and retreat and workshop leader. She is skilled at bringing out the artist in all of us, so don’t worry if you consider your artistic abilities to be lacking. We value your contribution.
There will be sessions Sat., April 14 in the East/West Room, anytime between 10 am and 3 pm. and other times during the day and in the evening to accommodate everyone.  See the bulletin insert for instructions and the finalized schedule, or get in touch with one of the people below. We are looking forward to seeing you this week!  It will be fun!

For more details, contact Susan Dickson: or 604-261-1339 or Committee: Susan Dickson, Sabina Harpe, Heather Swallow, Jane Shumka, or Kathie Orchard.


Thursday Lunch – April 12th, 11:45–2:00pm. Please join us for a light lunch, conversation with friends and a presentation by Michael Kluckner, well known BC Artist and author. He has won the Vancouver Book Prize and the Heritage Canada Medal of Achievement for his work.
Meal cost: $8. Please RSVP by Tuesday noon to church office: 604 266 5377.

And another thing: 
If you have not already, please be sure to fill out a Personal Information Consent Form. Forms must be signed for names to be included in the church directory, and to receive emails. Forms will be available at coffee hour on Sunday.
And, please wear your nametag or have one made at coffee hour. It’s one of the ways to get to know each other better, and certainly helps your ministry staff as we continue to learn names of old-timers and newcomers alike.

Remember, if you would like to be able to vote when the names of new ministers are brought forward – you need to be a member. If you’d like to become a full member of Dunbar Ryerson, please speak to Debra or Richard as soon as possible. Some people are joining Easter Sunday and others on a Wednesday at The Table  – won’t it be fun and powerful to join with them!? Give us a call for more information – no pressure!

Sundays at 3 Concert – Sunday, April 15th at 3:00pm. Join us for our final Concerts at 3 event of the season. This concert features organist Edward Norman and French horn player Steve Denroche. Tickets at the door, only. General $15/ Student $10. For more information please see the website at

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