Do you remember back in January a group of us from the Thursday night Bible Study went and spent the evening volunteering at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank instead of at the church? While there, we learned that the summer is the toughest time of year for the food bank as they receive fewer donations. […]

It was windy but warm and sunny at 1410 Nanton for the Aboriginal Day Feast and Celebration held on the green space between the Trendell Lounge, (the facility shared by the Synod Office and St. John’s, Shaughnessy) and the Church. Last year on July 25 the first such event was held and it was decided […]

In the reflection this week you will see that I’ve noted the 5 Marks of Mission and the Mission and Vision Statements of our church here in the Downtown Eastside. We are a parish which is trying to grow. What does that look like? Not all growth is about numbers, but growing our numbers is […]

This week I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about baptism. Some of us were baptised as infants, some choose baptism as adults, but what is it? Baptism is a promise, a commitment to a life obedient to God and a proclamation of belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God. In baptism we […]

It’s good to be back, and it has been wonderful to reconnect with those of you I have seen this week. Walking the Camino de Santiago was incredible, and I am incredibly grateful for the experience and time away with God. Thank you for your prayers, messages and words of encouragement while I have been […]