Serving Greater Vancouver & the Fraser Valley
Union Gospel Mission
snapshots of faith

17/11 November

New Westminster – snapshots of faith

click to go to: introduction & background uptown & downtown cranes follow trains churches five stones church Union Gospel Mission John Knox Christian School   QUEENSBOROUGH NEW WEST PASTORS & LEADERS PERSPECTIVES   Introduction & background Situated in the centre of the Greater Vancouver Regional District, much of the city is attractively located on a […]

17/10 October

White Rock + Surrey 2 – snapshots of faith

BY PETER BIGGS [See Other Cities snapshots of faith- incl. SURREY 1]   TABLE of CONTENTS (click below to go to:) THE VILLAGE CHURCH – (includes interview with Lead Pastor Mark Clark) Introduction & background Two cities – one community Penninsular Pastors Network Surrey Pastors Fellowship Going to the Mayor Catholic presence A Rocha Youth […]

17/09 September 2017

Surrey – snapshots of faith 1

by PETER BIGGS  [See Other Cities – snapshots of faith – Incl. SURREY 2] TABLE of CONTENTS (click to go to): • Background     • Whalley’s STRIP     • Refugees     • Cloverdale Pastors Surge     • Church leaders meet Mayor     • Seniors     • Friendship with Sikhs […]

17/07 July 2017

Abbotsford – snapshots of faith 2

BY PETER BIGGS [See Other Cities snapshots of faith- incl. ABBOTSFORD 1 of 2] TABLE OF CONTENTS (click below to go to) • Only a snapshot • Buckle of the Bible Belt? • Mayor Braun message • The Food Bank • Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope • List of Abby Christian schools • House of […]

17/07 July 2017

Mission – snapshots of faith

BY PETER BIGGS [See Other Cities – snapshots of faith] introduction According to the 2016 Census, Mission’s population is 38,833. Incorporated in 1892, this year the District is celebrating it’s 125th anniversary.       mission.ca/125-2 Mission has a long history of Indiginous People. Xa:ytem is a site, (35087 Lougheed Highway, Mission) thought to be […]

17/06 June 2017

Abbotsford – snapshots of faith 1

BY PETER BIGGS [See Other Cities – snapshots of faith – Including ABBOTSFORD 2] TABLE of CONTENTS • Introduction • Seniors • Mennonite roots • An overview of MCC • Issues for prayer – from Police Chief Bob Rich • 2017 City Prayer Breakfast     Introduction SITUATED mostly to the north of the No. 1 […]

17/05 May 2017

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows – snapshots of faith

BY PETER BIGGS [See Other Cities – snapshots of faith] TABLE OF CONTENTS (click headings below): • introduction   • a bedroom community   • churches & unity    • hard ground to plant • homelessness     • woman care    • community services    • seniors   • Maple Ridge Christian School – 60th!    • Timberline […]