SCOTCH & SUMMER COCKTAILS EVENING
To assist the work of Development and Peace
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 5:30-7pm | Kitsilano
Join us for an evening reception, featuring an array of scotch, summer cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks, hors d’oeuvres to learn more about the Development & Peace famine relief efforts, its work, and to raise funds for this cause.
Sara Farid and Jeremy Laurie from Development & Peace will introduce the organization’s recent efforts for famine relief and provide some context to the Development & Peace work in Canada.
Any funds received by Development & Peace before June 30 will be matched by the Canadian government, and a donor will match any funds up to a total of $1000 raised before, during, or after the scotch night. DONATE TO DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE HERE
ABOUT DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE:
Development and Peace, the official international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada, joins the interfaith appeal from Canada’s Faith communities in response to the famine crisis in Africa and Yemen:’Our join appeal is a unified cry from the heart, with one voice and one message. Ours is the insistent call for peace and the need to protect the vulnerable. The protection and promotion of human dignity are foundational elements of all our faith communities. As international solidarity organizations, we have been active for many years in the countries affected by this famine and humanitarian crisis.
We are in a position to respond effectively by supporting our local partners already working with the most vulnerable populations. This famine is a devastating consequence of armed conflicts in the affected regions.
Women and children are always particularly vulnerable and represent the bast majority of victims in the food crisis taking place in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen. 20 million are at risk of starvation.’
Learn more about Development & Peace’s Famine Relief Fund
Cost – $50, scotch, drinks, and light refreshments
|Finding God in the East:
An introduction and experiential retreat in the Eastern Christian tradition
Eastern Catholic Church
8700 RAILWAY AVENUE RICHMOND BC V7C 3K3
The Very Rev. Richard Soo, SJ, is a Jesuit Priest in the Eastern Catholic Eparchy of New Westminster and all British Columbia and the Yukon. He is the priest at Richmond Eastern Catholic Church. He is the Superior of the Jesuits in BC and the Director of the Jesuit Spirituality Apostolate of Vancouver.
Cost – $20, lunch included.
Deepening Our Awareness of God
Friday, August 25, 2017 | 9.30-1pm
St. Augustine’s Parish Centre, Kitsilano
Led by Esther Hizsa
Join us for an end-of-summer retreat – a perfect time to stop, breathe and reflect on what the fall will bring us. Everyone welcome. This retreat is ideal for beginners and for all those who wish to spend a relaxing, quiet morning.
Despite all evidence to the contrary, God is present—always working in our lives to redeem us and all things in Christ. Despite all evidence to the contrary, we are rooted and grounded in a love that is wider, deeper, and higher than we can imagine.
The Bible says it, but it’s hard to believe sometimes. We’d like more evidence that it’s true.
As we take time away with Christ, our awareness of God’s loving action in our lives is deepened. We begin to notice God’s presence and gather that evidence. We discover that God is, in fact, with us, in us and for us.
Come and spend a morning with God. We will listen to stories and scripture and spend short periods of time in silent prayer, receiving what our hearts long to hear.
Esther Hizsa is a local spiritual director, co-facilitator of SoulStream’s Living From The Heart course and author of Stories of an Everyday Pilgrim. She posts weekly reflections on her blog An Everyday Pilgrim www.estherhizsa.com.
Cost – $50, lunch included.
THE 52ND ANNUAL BC LEADERSHIP PRAYER BREAKFAST
Please join us for the 52nd annual BC Leadership Prayer Breakfast 2018, on a date TBD.
This annual event attracts over 1,000 people from all walks of life: public servants, business leaders, non-profit organizations and students. Together, we offer support and prayer for those who serve in elected positions in our community at municipal, provincial, federal and international levels. A Q&A session held after the breakfast concludes the morning program.
PROVINCIAL LEADERS DINNER
The Provincial Leaders Dinner is a special gathering of the faith community on the eve of the BC Leadership Prayer Breakfast. It is an occasion for people of faith and for those who support the Prayer Breakfast to come together in an intimate setting in order to share dinner and conversation.