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Minister’s Message – April 30, 2017

The writer of the book of Hebrews (13:2) offers a thought to their readers, “Remember. Show hospitality to strangers – for many have entertained angels without knowing!” Perhaps something like that thought was on the mind of the pair of Jesus’ disciples, walking the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus. Perhaps[…]

Our New Communications Consultant

Cherie Payne is the new Communications Consultant at Dunbar Ryerson United.  Cherie comes to us with a diploma in Ministry, a degree in the history of social movements from McGill University and a law degree from Osgoode Hall. Over the last 19 years Cherie has worked in advocacy communications and[…]

Lines of Flight

How Our Stories Shape Our Lives with Julie Salverson Everyone has a story to tell. When you tell it in a collaborative kind of way, you can learn about your own situation, personally and socially. But in a group, it’s not only the telling of stories that happens – it’s[…]

Minister’s Message – April 9, 2017

This week, as we prepare for the events of Holy Week, I’ve had a couple of insights into my own experience of what this time means. First of all, the other day someone asked me how I understand the meaning of the death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ. I[…]

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday Potluck & Worship – Come and gather around the table for a potluck meal where we will remember Jesus’ final supper with his disciples. Thursday, April 13th, beginning at 5:45 pm and finishing at 7 pm, we’ll be gathering in the East West in the Memorial Centre. Please add[…]

So what does a Co-Director of Music do?

My name is Dr. Greg Caisley, and for 10 years I was responsible for all Music Ministry programs for two different congregations, Langley United, and Dunbar Heights United.  Outside of  the United Church,  I am heavily involved in the National Music Festival movement across Canada, as I am on the[…]

Minister’s Message – March 12, 2017

Lots of things to bring to your attention this week! First of all, tomorrow – Saturday – there is an event with the Moderator at Dunbar Ryerson. The Moderator is the highest elected position in the United Church, and serves as leader, servant, prophet and priest. From 2-5 there will[…]

Minister’s Message – March 5, 2017

What a week we’ve had at Dunbar Ryerson. Last Sunday we blessed and thanked the heritage Dunbar building. We offered our gratitude for the way it held and shaped us over the generations. Some tears were shed, and at the same time hopes for the future lifted our spirits. Monday[…]

Minister’s Message – February 12, 2017

For the first time in a few weeks we can be assured that this coming Sunday will not be a snow day. As we watch our unique west coast version of winter melt away many of us can feel a new season of growth just around the corner. The gardeners[…]