St Paul’s is launching not one but TWO Advent Courses this year, beginning the week commencing November 28, 2021.  As Maria will be on vacation at the end of the month, early expressions of interest are invited.

Both courses are also being run twice each week so you can join via Zoom or In-Person. We may even be able to gather in small groups in people’s homes (4-6 people).

1.  Following the Way of Love – Practices for a Jesus-centred life.

Drawing from the Episcopal Church resources, the shape of this course is:

  • Advent One: The Annunciation: Saying “Yes” to the Journey
  • Advent Two: Mary and Elizabeth: Journeying with Family and Friends
  • Advent Three: The Birth of John the Baptist: Journeying with Community
  • Advent Four: The Birth of Jesus: Journeying with the World

This leads into options for developing a Rule of Life, etc.

 

2.  St Paul’s Vancouver - exploring our vision and priorities

The Parish Council has been reviewing our Parish vision and priorities.  This has drawn on the work done in previous years, reflection on our changing context (not least COVID) and listening to voices within and outside our church.   Participants will have the opportunity to reflect and shape the overall ‘direction of travel’ identified and help us explore what this might mean for the parish and what we might do to realise them.  So, in this  would cover:

  • Advent One: Holistic Growth - approaches to growth that embraces emotional, physical AND spiritual
  • Advent Two: Make a bigger difference in the world – how we can pray and work towards a more compassionate and just world.
  • Advent Three: Building Communities – how we gather and how can we build healthy communities that includes everyone with joy and hope.
  • Advent Four: empowering principles – creating the structures and culture where we all play our God-given roles.

Depending on numbers and interest, we are looking at the following:

 Following the Way of Love – Practices for a Jesus-centred life.

  • Mondays 11AM – 12.30PM (in person) 
  • Mondays 6.30PM – 8PM (online) 

St Paul’s Vancouver - exploring our vision and priorities

  • Wednesdays 3PM – 4.30PM  (in person)
  • Wednesdays 6.30PM – 8PM  (online)

 

3. Advent Service at 9AM -   Expressions of interest are invited for this too!

  • Advent Worship @ 9AM (in person) OR
  • Advent Worship @ 9AM (online via ZOOM)

 

We have set up a Doodle Poll to establish preferences and interest:

https://bit.ly/3CONVVy   (Short URL)

If you do not have access to internet/computer or for any concerns, please contact our Parish Administrator, Maria at 604.685.6832 ext 101.

When we have an idea of numbers and interest, registration details will floow.

Your participation is greatly appreciated.