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Friday, October 24th – 6 to 9 pm

Sat, October 25th: 10 am – 1 pm

Donations:  Bring your no-longer-treasured-but-still-usable goods to the back door of the Gym between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20th.  All of the usual items will be accepted at this time, but BOOKS, HALLOWEEN COSTUMES, and WINTER CLOTHING will be especially welcome.  Further collections will be made on Oct 4th and Oct 18th –but please don’t wait –do it now!  For more information, call Carol Sloan at 604-266-4863

Donations of clothing, clean shoes, jewelry, accessories, toys, kitchenware, china, linens, small appliances, books, collectibles, decorations, lamps, notions, pictures, sporting goods, wheeled luggage, CD’s and other usable articles are all welcome.  We cannot accept broken appliances, building supplies, Christmas lights or trees, non-flat-screen TVs, old computers, or venetian blinds, out-of-date children’s car seats, strollers, cribs, etc. and lack of space prohibits the acceptance of large items of furniture.

OFFERS OF HELP are always welcome. To find out how you can become involved, win friends and influence people, call Gwyneth Westwick (447-7779 or gwynwest@shaw.ca).


Vancouver Chamber Choir
Ryerson United Church
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
8:00 p.m. Friday, 26th September 2014
Vancouver Chamber Choir
Brian Nesselroad, percussion
Jon Washburn, conductor
Jon Washburn and the Vancouver Chamber Choir open our 44th season with a bang as we explore the wide world of music for choir and percussion. Featuring special guest percussionist Brian Nesselroad.
Norman Luboff – African Mass
Bruce Ruddell – All Faces
John Corigliano – L’invitation au voyage
R. Murray Schafer – Epitaph for Moonlight
Veljo Tormis – Raua needmine
Bob Chilcott – The Making of the Drum

‘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.


don't forgetDear Ryerson Friends and Family.   Please have a look at our exciting lineup of Fall 2014 programming. 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 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.


sanctuary march 2014

A Ryerson Wedding

Magee Wind Ensemble

Magee Wind Ensemble