Sundays | 10:00am in the sanctuary at the corner of Yew St and 45th Ave
Wednesdays | Dinner at 5:15pm in the Memorial Centre | Worship at 6:10pm in the sanctuary (Yew St. and 45th Ave.)
In Lent 2018, we’ll be searching for The Gift of the Dark Woods. What does it mean to go deep into the difficult parts of our lives?
(Important notes: American Sign Language is available at most Sunday worship times. While we don’t have ASL translation on Wednesdays, that service is translated into written Mandarin, with some parts spoken as we have speakers available.)
Both of our Sunday and Wednesday worship times will be focused on these themes, but in different ways.
February 14 | Ash Wednesday | Where We Find Ourselves
February 17 | Lent 1 | The Gift of Uncertainty |
February 21 & 24 | Lent 2 | The Gift of Emptiness
February 28 & March 4 | Lent 3 | The Gift of Being Thunderstruck
March 7 & 11 | Lent 4 | The Gift of Getting Lost
March 14 & 18 | Lent 5 | The Gift of Temptation
March 21 – No worship at The Table (Wednesday evening), this week.
March 25 | Palm Sunday | The Gift of Misfits
March 28 – No worship at The Table (Wednesday evening), this week.
March 29 | Maundy Thursday | Gather in the East-West room for a meal and worship service, to celebrate God’s life-giving love, and to remember Jesus’ last meal with his disciples. This is a “pot luck” meal, so you are invited to bring what you are able. (If you’d be willing to let us know what you’re bringing, please email email@example.com – or sign up at the church!) (Meal begins at 5.30pm.)
March 30 | Good Friday | On Good Friday we will worship with our friends at Shaughnessy Heights United Church, as we explore The Gifts of the Dark Wood together – 1550 West 33 Ave., Vancouver. (Worship begins at 10am.)
April 1 | Easter Sunday | Easter Sunday will be a celebration of new gifts uncovered, of how the most challenging times of our lives can lead us into new life and light. Broken but restored with Christ, we will praise God of God’s restorative love. Following the service, the Easter Celebrations will continue in the East-West room with Hot Cross Buns, coffee, tea and juice. There will be Easter activities for people of all ages, as well as an Easter Egg Hunt.
Also at our Easter Sunday service – join in to sing the Hallelujah Chorus! If you’d like to be part of this massed choir, join us for a 9.15am rehearsal in the worship space. (Please bring a copy of the score, if you’ve got one.)
Newcomers and visitors – WELCOME!
At Dunbar Ryerson United Church we create space for conversations that matter. Conversations about God, Christ and the Holy Spirit – and our relationship with God and each other. Conversations about life, and death, and what it means to lead a ‘good life’ in a complex time. At Dunbar Ryerson faith and intellect are not in conflict, and we believe God welcomes questions, even as we search for answers.
But we’re not just about conversations! In response to God’s love for community and creation we seek to identify areas of service and to make a difference in the world. We understand that living in this way, with the support of others, is part of the way we live out our relationship with God, and into being disciples of Jesus.
We value the energy and wisdom of children and the elders and everyone in between. We value people who are at a variety of places in their faith life, and who hold different worldviews. Through grappling with faith, engagement with community, and encounters with the sacred through the arts, Dunbar Ryerson offers rich opportunities to grow in relationship with the Holy Other – with God!
At our Sunday services we provide ASL interpretation and we have amplifying headphones for hard of hearing people. (Our Wednesday services do not have this accessibility.) Our buildings are wheelchair accessible… and, we hope, welcoming to all who are interested in exploring together.
2195 W. 45th Avenue, Vancouver, BC | 604.266.5377 or firstname.lastname@example.org