• Joy Best

    We are sad to share this news. Joy Best suffered a brain aneurysm on March 20 and passed shortly after. We will share more info here as we receive it. Our hearts are with Gary and the family as they mourn this great loss.

  • Upcoming Events

    1. Victoria Street Community Garden

      April 30
    2. 2nd Breakfast

      May 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    3. Community Food Smart

      May 15
    4. Broader Community

      May 15 @ 12:00 am - June 5 @ 11:59 pm
  • As I have loved you … (March 10, 2019)


    As I have loved you … / March 10, 2019

    Preston Pouteaux gives a great message on how the ways that we perceive the love of God coming to us can affect the ways that we relate with our neighbours. Tofu God, Tetris God, and Two-by-Four God, along with sour candy, are all featured in this life-giving exploration of how much God loves us. This, in turn, becomes the wellspring that allows a rich and true love to flow out from us to the people that we meet.

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    Plain Jesus: The Turnaround (II) – We are the Weak (March 3, 2019)


    Plain Jesus: The Turnaround (II) – We are the Weak / March 3, 2019

    Continuing on from his last talk, Walter Thiessen explores the central role of acknowledging that in one way or another, we are all the weak, the poor, the broken. Salvation is responding to invitation to solidarity with the poor, and true abundance is the experience when this solidarity is manifested generously in a community. (He may also have suggested that spiritual experiences when one is not in solidarity with the poor, may not actually involve Jesus.) At one point in the talk reference was made to our need as communities and nations to be in solidarity with other communities and nations; the example was given of Canada shirking on its commitment to hiring an “ombudsperson” to hold Canadian mining corporations accountable for their actions internationally. You can find information on how to contact your MP about that here. (This action is strongly supported by church groups like Kairos and MCC.)

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    Ultimate Goals (February 24, 2019)


    Ultimate Goals / February 24, 2019

    Peter Fitch returns to the story of The Good Samaritan to find a new slant on an old idea. He quotes from Pirke Avot (a collection of Jewish sayings from the time of Jesus), Martin Buber, Simone Weil, and Hafiz (Persian poet from the 14th century) to illustrate this point. Religious pursuits that lead people into extractions or divisions are not healthy. Real care, real action, are what makes life special and these are what God is looking for in the way we treat each other.

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