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Union Gospel Mission
17/07 July 2017

17/07 July 2017

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival

by Flyn Ritchie: churchforvancouver.com   The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary this summer by bringing in a very strong line-up of musicians, including the likes of Billy Bragg, Joe Henry, Shawn Colvin and Jim Kweskin. Some of our best local musicians will be at Jericho Beach Park July 13 – 16, […]

17/07 July 2017

Passion Play, an epic story

by Keri Vermeulen An epic, true story of faith, hope and love is blossoming among the hoodoos and the coulees in the rocky hills of the Canadian Badlands region of Alberta. The unique landscape provides a natural setting and stage for a theatrical experience of the Gospel of Luke. The acclaimed Canadian Bandlands Passion Play […]

17/07 July 2017

New faith film All Saints

From the studio that brought you Miracles from Heaven, Sony Pictures Releasing Canada has announced the upcoming film All Saints, will be in Canadian theaters Aug. 25. All Saints is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny Anglican church he was ordered to shut down, and a group […]

17/07 July 2017

Bard’s side stage presents romantic comedy and moral drama

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 28th season with The Two Gentlemen of Verona, in repertoire with Merchant of Venice on on the Howard Family Stage, June 29 to September 17. Directed by Scott Bellis, The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a lively tale of friendship, love and loyalty, with two very funny […]

17/07 July 2017

Great is God’s faithfulness to fathers

by Sharon Simpson   Every Father’s Day on our campus of care, we invite the men from the apartments to join in a special Father’s Day brunch. The food is delicious and the men appreciate enjoying the time together while our staff honours their role as father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Poems, tributes, recollections and memories […]

17/07 July 2017

Investing vs speculating: don’t go for broke

by Arnold Machel, CFP®   “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.” – Proverbs 8:12 (ESV) It’s an interesting anomaly that when the word “investing” is used, some equate it with saving while others’ thoughts immediately go to gambling or speculating. My suspicion (from many, many client interviews) is that this […]

17/07 July 2017

Coping with scent sensitivity

by Jack Taylor   The first time I saw someone sitting in my church with the bottom half of a Darth Vader-like facemask, it took me by surprise. I’d seen some of my Asian friends wearing white masks usually associated with doctors or painters, but this black breathing device was a significant step up from […]

17/07 July 2017

Preparing your kids before they see naked pictures

by Dr. Dave Currie   I am concerned about our little ones getting online exposure to explicit sexual images they were never designed to see. Covenant Eyes, the Christian leader in Internet protection software, shows in its research the average age of a little boy coming in contact with pornography is 9.5 years old. If that’s […]

17/07 July 2017

Photos, memories and Mom

by Ed Hird   This summer you may consider visiting one of our numerous Greater Vancouver historical societies and regional museums, like the Deep Cove Historical Society.  They usually offer hundreds of fascinating photos available to help one reminisce and explore.  A picture is indeed worth a thousand words.  Over the 37 years that I […]

17/07 July 2017

Joy in the Midst of parenting chaos

by Heather Isaak   “Know what mommy?” My daughter announced, “I save all my good energy for school. That’s why all I have left is bad energy for home.” She wasn’t kidding. The morning was filled with tough moments and it had me frazzled. I picked at a dried glob of oatmeal on my shirt, […]