Ryerson News

‘Sundays at 3′, our 2014-15 series of organ concerts will begin on Sunday, November 16th with Susan Ohannesian playing organ pieces written for her by various composers.

Ryerson Family and Friends!

Join Us at Camp Fircom on Gambier Island!

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Please Register NOW
for the
First (and fabulous) Ryerson Getaway
September 5 – 7

Please click on this link to download and print the registration form.  Please Register NOW


don't forgetDear Ryerson Friends and Family.   Please have a look at our exciting lineup of Fall 2014 programming. Then, scroll to the bottom for an important announcement from Karen Stewart! And don’t forget that we will be worshipping at Shaughnessy Heights United for the next four Sundays, from July 27th to August 24th.

Highlights of Fall 2014 Events at Ryerson

September 5-7: Meet Your Neighbour
A Weekend Getaway at Camp Fircom on Gambier Island in Howe Sound for all ages and abilities

September 14: Ryerson Reboots
Regular services and Children and Youth Groups recommence.

September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26:  Spiritual Deepening
Life Groups, the next step. A spiritual direction group exploring many ways of connecting with each other and with the Spirit – including guided meditation, Ignatian practice, and prayer walking.

October 7, 14, 28 & November 4: Tuesdays at Ryerson
Now in its 3rd year, this Ryerson program includes dinner and offers programs from 4:30 to 6 pm and 7 to 8:30 pm as well as children and youth programming. All are welcome – bring your friends!

October 18 at 2 pm: “The Rainmaker” a Pacific Theatre Matinée
Put this on your calendar now and sign up in September. Tickets will be purchased in a block at $33.50 each

October 31 at 6 pm: Trick or Treat at the church doors. Come in costume and help hand out treats to our neighbours’ children.

November 9- December 7 (weekly): Life Groups
A Ryerson favourite, Life Groups are how we engage with each other beyond the passing of the peace. We share our thoughts and feelings about some basic questions like: What is faith to you? Or, Why do you go to church? 8 – 10 people per group meet at different times and in various homes to accommodate as many schedules as possible.

November: Movie Night at the Park Theatre
4 pm movie with a community dinner following in a private home. Date and movie to be decided.

November 15: Guess Who is Coming to Dinner
A dinner event for the whole congregation. All details will be revealed in October.

December 2: Women’s Advent Service

December 7: Labyrinth Walk
The labyrinth will be set up in the gym and available following worship

December 14: Ryerson’s Christmas Fair Party after church followed by The Chancel Choir Christmas Concert at 2:30 pm

December 17: Christmas Caroling in the ’hood
All are welcome to drink hot chocolate and then to sing Christmas cheer to our neighbours on 45th Avenue.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This listing is for highlights and new events ONLY. Other regular Ryerson events, such as the Thrift Sale, Fireside Women, Thursday Lunch etc. are ongoing.
Karen Stewart is alive and well and is not requiring financial assistance!! Karen’s email was compromised and some of you may have received an email request stating that Karen is in the Philippines and needs thousands of dollars. Karen wants those of her Ryerson friends who received this email to know that it is a scam. She would like to remind everyone to not open any emails from her that come from this address (kasinbc@yahoo.ca) and to not click on any links in these emails. She apologizes for any inconvenience.


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2014 Summer Sundays

Come with us to Camp Fircom September 5 – 7, 2014

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A Ryerson Wedding

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Magee Wind Ensemble

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