The General Council is the national meeting of the United Church of Canada. It is held every three years, and this 42nd meeting of the Council will held in Corner Brook Newfoundland, Aug. 8-15.
You can find out what is going to be happening at the Council, what issues and polices are up for discussion, information about the candidates for Moderator and many other things by going to the webpage: gc42.ca . When the Council is in session there will be some live streaming of events.
On that webpage you can also find the Prayers for Pilgrimage, daily prayers as the church approaches the meeting date. You might enjoy praying in solidarity with all the church over the coming days, and the church will be strengthened by your prayers.
Also in anticipation of the meeting, Moderator Gary Paterson is blogging daily about ‘conversations that matter’ . You can find that blog at: garypaterson.ca.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Featuring performances by:
Elektra Women’s Choir
Ryerson Church Choir
Vancouver Bach Children’s Chorus
Vancouver’s classical music ensembles have been in love with the acoustics at Ryerson United Church for 80 years. Did you know the CBC Vancouver Orchestra used to record in this heritage stone church? Ryerson is now home to some of Vancouver’s leading choirs and the venue for dozens of public performances each year, from Chor Leoni, Elektra Women’s Choir, EnChor, the Vancouver Bach Children’s Chorus, and the Vancouver Chamber Choir to the bands and choirs of Magee Secondary School and international touring ensembles.
Plans are afoot to make Ryerson an even better facility for performers and audiences for generations to come. Show your support by attending ReSounding Ryerson, a fundraising concert directly benefiting improvements such as lighting, AV, audience seating, and washrooms. Hear Elektra Women’s Choir, EnChor, the Ryerson Church Choir, and the Vancouver Bach Children’s Chorus in this superb acoustic as they sing in celebration of Ryerson’s bright future.
($30.50 + $4.50 s/c)
200 Burrard Street, Plaza level
inside the Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre
North entrance off Canada Place Way
open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily
Order by phone: 604.684.2787
Additional $5/order for phone orders
Ryerson Choral Scholarships for 2015-16
Ryerson United Church is pleased to announce its highly successful Choral Scholars Program is continuing for a 5th consecutive year.
The Choral Scholars Program provides up to two scholarships of $2,000 each for eligible Grade 12 students (2016 Grads). Selected scholars also gain the opportunity to sing with an acclaimed and semi-professional choir with a wide ranging, primarily classical repertoire.
There is still one position available and we have extended the deadline in order to accept further applications. The season runs from Thursday, September 17, 2015 through Sunday, June 19, 2016.
FIRCOM WEEKEND !!
September 11-13 – Ryerson’s 2nd annual
GETAWAY at Camp Fircom:
A time for all generations to experience the wilderness of Gambier Island in Howe Sound. There will be kayaking, canoeing, archery, spiritual practices, a campfire, worship and more – all in an environment ideal for establishing and deepening the connection with your Ryerson community while you have FUN! Come on your own, bring a friend but do come! For more information please talk to Kathleen Barber, Sally Ball or Debra Anderson.
Kathleen Barber 778-839-7340.
For more information about the camp, click on Camp Fircom
Here is a video of Deb’s sermon preached at the BC Conference Celebration of Ministry. Her sermon begins at 34:00 (34 minutes from the beginning).
Check out this video. Leadershift interviews Debra on collegial relationships.