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Voices Together: Lifting Jesus High

by Pastor Aldrin Navo, VT Core Team Member A Henry Ford quote aptly describes how Voices Together started: “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”  Since the first Voices Together event occurred in 2008, significant things took place as far as unity of God’s family is concerned. Thus, the subsequent […]

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Hearts of Hope

by Debbie Cazander The birth of a baby is not only the culmination of nine months of pregnancy, it is most often the fulfillment of the woman’s greatest desire to finally hold her newborn child in her arms. The motherly nurturing in her heart can now come to fulfilment as she cares for her little […]

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David C. Cook Canada rebrands as Parasource

by Lisa Hall-Wilson The March 2016 purchase of Augsburg Fortress Canada by David C. Cook Canada created a Canadian-owned entity, based in Paris, Ontario, that is now the largest independent Christian product distributor in Canada. In September, the company unveiled its new corporate name: Parasource Marketing and Distributing. In the past, these behind-the-scenes changes in […]

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Signal Hill’s The Value Project 

Signal Hill’s The Value Project will take place February 23 – 26, 2017 at Zajac Ranch in Mission, BC. Signal Hill has invited 30 students from six schools to a three-day symposium where they will learn that valuing themselves and valuing others has the power to transform their personal lives and their school community. Led […]

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Interrupt winter with family fun

by Doris Fleck Granville Island’s family-friendly Winterruption Festival will be melting the winter blues away with hot maple flavoured chocolate, delectable food, colourfully costumed stick walkers, and lively musical performances. In its 12th year, Winterruption will be showcasing a new covered venue called The Forge that will be the hub of the February 18-19 weekend […]

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Festival of Hope

Visit FestivalOfHope.ca for more information on the Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope, including how you can prayerfully and financially support this ministry. Hillsong Young & Free joins Festival of Hope music lineup Pastors appreciate how Festival sparks evangelism, unity A beacon of hope Not being scared about sharing my faith             Hillsong […]

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Voices Together: ‘Rushalong in unison’ – on Canada Day!

In the winter of 2007 Yani Lim, full of faith and inspiration, shared her vision to reach the lost of Vancouver through a large demonstration of celebration and proclamation – lifting high the name of Jesus in Rogers Arena. It was a great vision and Pastor Giulio Gebeli and myself readily agreed in principle but […]

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Racist flyers in Richmond prompt diversity celebration

Photo credit: Angelika Dawson by Angelika Dawson On a frigidly cold Friday in December, Kelly Greene and her two-year-old son Sully braved the snowy weather and headed out to the Richmond Public Library. It wasn’t a regular visit to take out books, but a special visit to attend a public rally of support for the […]

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Remembering Chris Janz

by Debbie Fortnum On the evening of December 14, I received horrific news. My friend, my brother in Christ and my gifted music producer, Chris Janz, was gone. I wept. Chris was one of the most talented humans I’ve had the privilege of knowing. An award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer, he also spent a […]

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Top notch worship music team at Vancouver’s Festival of Hope

by Frank King   For King & Country, Ellie Holmcomb, Phil Wickham, The Afters and Michael W. Smith. If you’re still looking for a reason to invite your non-Christian friends to at least one night of the Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope, this lineup should be all the motivation you need. These artists, plus one […]