January 2021

Coping with COVID: St. Peter, Comox

The pandemic has made it challenging to maintain churches everywhere. That is especially true for smaller parishes in our diocese. In the next issues we ...
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Personnel Updates – January 2021

Elaine Julian has been appointed interim minister to St. Columba, Port Hardy, by the United Church of Canada. Elizabeth Barnard (née Welch) has resigned as ...
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Dorcas packing

Dorcas ministry ships parcels

The Dorcas outreach ministry run by the Anglican Church Women of our diocese has long sent Christmas parcels of new clothing and necessities, first to ...
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Connecting religion with a need for justice

I was born and raised in small-town southern Alberta, with a United Church minister for a father and a United Church minister’s daughter for a ...
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A brief encounter

By late afternoon he came down out of the hills to a wooded valley. He noticed that the forest floor was tinder dry. Even this ...
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A New Year’s Prediction

Meeting challenges with tenacity and grace The beginning of a new year is often a time when prophets dust off their skills and try to ...
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Pandemic offers launchpad for message

St. John the Divine, Victoria, began this pandemic like many other Christian communities, taking a reactive rather than a proactive approach to using technology in ...
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How is our diocesan vision functioning?

Over the last couple of months, I have been reflecting with the diocesan council on the state of the vision. Our collective intention to be a renewed people ...
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Ansley Tucker

Kudos to stellar synod staff

It is often said that ministry is like an iceberg: 90 per cent of it is beneath the surface. In my role as diocesan administrator, ...
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