Cartels. Exotic cars. Guns. Gang wars. Tent cities of – literally and figuratively – wasted lives. Everybody with any access to media knows the story: British Columbian’s get a firsthand look at the carnage, and locals and people with local connections play top roles, even from overseas prison cells. Postmedia crime reporter Kim Bolan has been reminding us of the British … [Read more...] about Global drug crisis calls for Christians to gather in prayer
Creating community; belonging, connecting and supporting one another, celebrating the joys, and facing and overcoming the challenges in our common life together.
Canada is still not ready for Medical Assistance in Dying expanded legislation to cover those struggling with mental health issues alone, that decision is on pause for now. For a second time since the original 2016 ruling by the Superior Court of Quebec opened up the door to those whose death was not reasonably foreseeable, the outcry from Canadians and medical professionals … [Read more...] about MAiD expansion paused
The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly 2 or 5 km fundraising walk, in support of local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Each year in February, tens of thousands of Canadians step outside the warmth and comfort of home to shine a light of welcome and compassion in their communities. Since 2011, the Coldest … [Read more...] about Coldest Night of the Year is February 24, 2024!
Mission Fest 2024 is happening February 15-17, hosted by Westside Church, Vancouver in their amazing venue, The Centre. We invite you to come filled with an expectation of encountering Jesus. Our passion for everyone at MF 2024 is that you would fall fresh in love with Jesus! Our theme this year is Together With Him. In Mark’s Gospel, we read, “And they went out … [Read more...] about Mission Fest Vancouver 2024: Together with Him
Did the Bloc Quebecois just save Christmas? It appears that the House of Commons says yes, when they unanimously adopted a motion rejecting a new report vilifying Christmas as currently celebrated. Block Quebecois Leader, Yves-Francois Blanchet, raised the issue when, in question period, he asked “Is Christmas racist?” His effort was not without context. According to a … [Read more...] about Is Christmas saved from being labeled racist?