FIRST UNITED CHURCH – GIVE GOODS:
Hundreds of people come through the doors of First United each day seeking comfort, care and a place to belong. Your donations of toiletries, new and gently used clothing, and other supplies provide vital support to our neighbours in need.
We wish to thank all who have donated clothing and household items over the years. Your gifts have contributed to the well-being of many individuals on the Downtown Eastside. Unfortunately, we are unable to continue operating the Thrift Store and will instead be offering a new “Community Closet” service. We are delighted and ever grateful to continue accepting specific donations:
These donations can be delivered to the Gore St. Parkade (please use the buzzer for staff to assist you) between 9:00 and 3:30 M-F or left in the ERUC sanctuary entrance hall. For more info, please contact 604-681-8365.
For miscellaneous supplies and items necessary for our ongoing work, First United maintains a Wishlist on Amazon. This makes it easy for you to donate the supplies needed most in our community.
Due to the unique needs of the community we serve, as well as storage limitations, we can only accept items of use to our community.
CHRONIC ILLNESS & THE FAMILY – March 23-23th – St. Paul’s Hospital
The emerging field of social genomics has begun to identify how social relationships and genes interact to shape susceptibility to disease. For most of us, our family is the most influential set of relationships we have, both as children and as adults. This conference will explore how emotional process in the family can interact with the expression of certain genes in members of the family that affect our behaviour and our health. For more information or to register on-line, please visit www.livingsystems.ca or contact email@example.com or our Registrar at 604 833 8791. (Livestream video also available.)
The Centre is open and offering over 40 programs this Spring, Summer and Fall! Check out their website: www.naramatacentresociety.org/programs to see their Programs @ A Glance flyer and to watch for program and accommodation registration. You can also come and just be at the Centre without taking a program. Your participation and support will help Naramata Centre stay open. Come join us at the Centre this year!
CHRONIC ILLNESS & THE FAMILY – March 23-24th
St. Paul’s Hospital, Downtown Vancouver
The emerging field of social genomics has begun to identify how social relationships and genes interact to shape susceptibility to disease. This conference will explore how emotional process in the family can interact with the expression of certain genes in members of the family that affect our behaviour and our health. For more information or to register on-line, please visit www.livingsystems.ca or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or our Registrar at 604 833 8791. (Livestream video also available.)
REST FOR THE SPIRIT. FOOD FOR THE SOUL – April 6th to 8th
Registration is open for the spring 2018 Manifest Men’s retreat weekend at Rivendale Retreat Centre on Bowen Island! A time of rest and refreshment, conversation, and prayer. Connect with other men in deep, nourishing, life-giving ways about what really matters to us. For more information go to the Manifest website (manifestonline.org) or contact Scott at 604-417-9009.
BEHAVIOUR AS COMMUNICATION – April 14th 10 am to 2 pm
This short workshop is designed to help children and youth leaders with challenging situations that arise in their programs. After looking at some models that can help us understand what might be happening, we’ll build skills and knowledge towards supportive responses. We will work in a way that honours the divine presence within all and strive to understand and support “behaviour as communication”. Here at Eagle Ridge United Church! See Pastor Tracy for details.
VST CONVOCATION 2018 – Monday, May 7th 7 pm
Join Vancouver School of Theology in celebration as their graduating students prepare to enter their vocations in the church and wider community. The keynote speaker for this year’s Convocation will be the Professor David Wilkinson, Principal of St. John’s College and Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University. Our own Ingrid Brown will be graduating and it would be great to have an Eagle Ridge United gang showing our support and love. Shaughnessy Heights United Church, 1550 West 33rd Avenue.