Serving Greater Vancouver & the Fraser Valley
15/02 February 2015

15/02 February 2015

Ruth & Naomi’s mission expanding

Ruth and Naomi’s Mission situated in downtown Chilliwack already serves some 200 meals daily and houses up to 20 overnight in it’s Emergency Shelter. Helped by a recent timely gift of $73,000 from Chilliwack Fraser Rotary Club, workers are building forms and pouring concrete on a new built-in frontage. The expansion project will allow for […]

15/02 February 2015

Taking delight in the dance

by Sharon Simpson   “Dance, dance wherever you may be. I am the Lord of the dance, said He. And I’ll lead you all wherever you may be. I’ll lead you all in the dance, said He.” Do you recognize this song? Written in the 1960’s this song is a contagious melody that shares the […]

15/02 February 2015

When slaves become free – The Whipping Man at Pacific Theatre

by Keri Langley   Slavery. Race. Religion. These have been hot button words since very beginnings of the United States and Canada – and they have hardly ever been comfortable dinner table conversation. But those are exactly the subjects that are wrestled with over a dinner long ago, when a wounded Confederate soldier of Jewish […]

15/02 February 2015

Early Music Vancouver presents Handel’s Theodora

Theodora is one of the Handel’s largest scale oratorios for soloists, choir and orchestra, and the tragic tale of power and passion will be told this month in Vancouver, by Early Music Vancouver (EMV). EMV is please to bring back acclaimed harpsichordist and conductor Alexander Weimann as guest musical director for its presentation of George […]

15/02 February 2015

Life in the angry era

by Phil Wagler   I’m not on Facebook.  It’s a conscious choice to maintain my sanity and keep me from one more snaring distraction. I know, I know, I’ve heard and considered all the arguments for being “relevant,” “connected” and “with it.”  Perhaps I’m just a non-conformist.  Perhaps I’ve just got my head in the […]

15/02 February 2015

Not Too Taxing: TFSAs vs. RRSPs

by Arnold Machel CFP   Maybe you should NOT make an RRSP contribution this year.  This may sound like financial heresy to some, but the sad reality is that one of the most common mistakes that I see people make is just assuming that they should contribute to an RRSP without doing the math.  Yes […]

15/02 February 2015

Two conferences focusing on Christian unity…

Unity not uniformity, diversity not division Jonathan Bird reports on a unity conference put on by three congregations in Richmond.   Catholics welcome fellow Christians Flyn Ritchie reports on a unity conference hosted by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver       Unity not uniformity, diversity not division by Jonathan Bird Christians around the world observe […]

15/02 February 2015

Finding neighbourhood in a diverse culture

by Agnes Chung   Canada, often referred to as the Land of Immigrants, is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Our immigration history began with the migration of Inuits and First Nations people to the North. This was followed by settlers from France, Great Britain, Europe and later Asia to other […]

15/02 February 2015

Singles and the church – part of the family

by Marion Van Driel   Today’s Christian church honours marriage and family as a lifestyle that glorifies God. After all, God created man and woman to compliment each other, to work together and to procreate the earth. He gave man and woman to each other for comfort, care and company, and blessed them with children. […]

15/02 February 2015

Rappin’ up worship

by Jack Taylor   The name Andre LeCrae is becoming familiar to more and more Christian music fans. The popular Christian musician and rap artist’s album Gravity opened up at No. 3 on Billboard 200, sold nearly 300,000 copies and won a Grammy for Best Gospel Album. While LeCrae is impacting many southern cities, like […]