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Date: 1st and 3rd Wed of the month Time: 1:30 pm
Location: 1st Wed of the month in a member’s home; 3rd Wed of the month at the church
This group will be reading “Faith After Doubt” by Brian McLaren. We meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month in a member’s home and the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the church. If you have questions please contact Janice Evans
Date: Tuesdays Oct 19-Nov 16 Time: 2:30pm Leadership: Mark Green
Based on the award-winning novel by Mitchell Good, this 5 week series will explore some of the implications of the Canadian Residential School system and its impact on multiple generations of indigenous people in Canada. Please read the novel prior to the first session.
Date: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays Time: 10:30am via Zoom
The Faith Explorations study group (formerly Bible Study) will continue it’s New Testament lectures from “Great Courses” on Tue4sday Sept 7 and conclude Sept 14. The next series will be Science and Religion, from Sept 21 until Dec 14 via Zoom, at 10:30am. The sessions are an hour in length with a 30 min lecture followed by discussion. At present there are nine people in the group and we welcome anyone who wants to join in. For more information contact Blake Ford
Date: Last Saturday of each month Time: 7 pm Location: Arbutus Sanctuary
Leadership: Mark Green
This year we will return to in-person movie night with Covid safety protocols similar to your local theatre. Individual snack bags will be provided. We will gather to watch the movie together and then convene as a group for discussion following. Each movie is carefully chosen to help bring an artistic lens to our overall theme and the specific theme of the month. Watch the newsletter and Bits & Bytes email for the title of the movie each month. All are welcome to join us!
Date: Mondays Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm Location: Arbutus Sanctuary
Leadership: Margaret Harper
The Fall Grief Group’s registration is at capacity. Please note that we hope to offer another six week session in the New Year.
If you have any interest, please reach out to Margaret Harper: email@example.com Many thanks.
Date: Tuesdays Oct 26- Nov 16 Time: 7:00pm via Zoom Leadership: Mark Green
An exploration of what it means to identify with the teachings of Jesus from a progressive lens but still live in a world where “Christian” is assumed to mean an assent to beliefs and practices that many progressive Christians reject. Is Christianity redeemable? How do we atone for the many hurts and practices of Christian colonialism, homophobia, patriarchy and exclusivism? Can progressive Christianity be an antidote or healing to fundamentalism? Together we will explore these questions as we work at becoming a brave community.
Date: Thursdays Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm via Zoom Leadership: Julie Ng
Many newcomers speaking English as a foreign language find it challenging to integrate into the local community. ICaB offers a safe spaces to meet people of a diverse cultural background who look for opportunities to practice and improve their English language skill. Depending on the number of English speakers, participants are divided into very small groups to share opinions or experiences on a weekly topic. We appreciate those who are open to providing English speaking opportunities to English learners. In our conversations, you are not meeting people who are just learning English, you are meeting courageous people who are specialists, professionals, advocates in their own countries, so it is also a chance for you to widen your perspective about the world and your universe. We have had many enjoyable conversations and have seen friendships being developed through this connection.
What does it mean to be a member of Broad View United and the United Church of Canada? What are some of the core beliefs? What impact does being a member have on one’s life? Bring your questions, your doubts and your passion to a spirited conversation with others. Register if you are interested and a date and time will be chosen that works for the group.
Date: Wednesdays Nov 3, 10, 17, 24 & Dec 1 Time: 7:00pm via Zoom except for the Nov 3 & Dec 1 sessions which will be in person at the church Leadership: Julie Ng
Note: Nov 3rd & Dec 1 will be in person at BVU
IWaB encourages true integrations of diverse people in our community through deepening understanding of who they are, their culture, beliefs and value.
Becoming a brave community is the theme at BVU this season, for a series of 5 Wednesdays starting Nov 3, we want everyone to be brave and honest to ourselves and to our community. We will explore the true experience of some of the newcomers and people of colors in our community. Can we explain the source of actions and feelings? How do people of different culture express their views and opinions? How history affects each of us today? And our behavior? Are we able to shape our future together?
Date: Oct 13 Time: 7:00pm Online Running Time: 60-75 mins
Centred on how our present responses to social justice and environmental issues will affect what our future looks like, this online seminar was created to look at these questions. Funded by United Church Embracing the Spirit Grant toward Innovative Ministry, this seminar will be lead by Winnie Allingham, an activist and UC member from Ontario. The Seminar asks three key questions:
- How can the church be a moral and spiritual center in a rapidly arriving future, a future dominated by corporate technological behemoths who seek only to monetize and do not consider social welfare?
- How can the church address the next frontiers of racism and sexism – when bias becomes hard-coded into the algorithms that increasingly run our lives?
- How we, as people of faith, can become a much-needed moral and spiritual centre within our rapidly evolving and overly monetized technological world
The seminar is designed to raise awareness and start the conversation. Next steps, takeaways and calls to action are outlined. Most importantly, this seminar is designed to be FUN – not doom and gloom, or a monotone recital of facts and figures. It is fast-paced and lively with short video clips and humour.