Community

 

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We are a member of the Victoria Downtown Churches Association.

This group of Christian clergy and representatives from churches in the downtown and surrounding area of Victoria meets monthly for mutual support and to address issues of common concern.  A DCA member also acts as representative to the Leadership Council of the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness; and also annually participates in the Remembrance Day Ceremonies at the Legislative Buildings on November 11th. Beth Gibson, a member of our church, is currently co-chair. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month at a participating church.

Some things we have been involved in:

Oct. 15, 2015
The Art of Mental & Spiritual Self-Care: Forum & Fair. The spiritual dimension cannot be ignored, for it is what makes us human. Sponsored by the Spirit of Health, and held at the University of Victoria.  The speakers on the panel are Dr. Rita Knodel, Director of Counselling Services and Multi-faith Services; Adrienne Carter, a psychotherapist; Anna Bowness-Park, a Christian Science practitioner of spiritual healing; and Peter Shurvin,  Royal Jubilee Hospital Spiritual Health Practitioner.

May 2014.
“Faiths Coming Together through Compassion, Awareness & Justice” a three-day multifaith event  hosted by the Edmonton Interfaith Centre and the Edmonton Committee for a Parliament of the World’s Religions May 1 – 4, on the University of Alberta campus. The brochure highlights the two keynote speakers and the exciting line-up of workshops for the event.

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In Print and Online

 

Check out contributions to the Victoria Times-Colonist where Anna Bowness-Park, and Matt Jackson are contributors to a blog on the link between health and spirituality.

 

 

You can also read Anna’s Health Connection blog here .

 

 

Feb. 3, 2018 – Times-Colonist:  Spiritually Speaking:  How Prayer Can Strike at the Root of Crisis.  You can read this story by Matt Jackson HERE.

Sept. 20, 2017 – Times-Colonist:  Spiritually Speaking: One man’s spiritual journey to find a God of Love. You can this story about Phillip Hockley by Matt Jackson HERE.

Sept. 16, 2017 – Times Colonist: Spiritually Speaking:  Embracing view of God as love brings healing.  You can read this article by our Matt Jackson HERE.

Aug. 16, 2017 – Times Colonist:  Spiritually Speaking: Cell phone mishap offers window to spiritual discernment.  You can read this story HERE. 

Aug. 12,  2017 – Times Colonist:  Spiritually Speaking:  The Reformation: Ancient history or daily renewal?  You can read about this HERE.

Apr. 22, 2017 – Times-Colonist:  Spiritually Speaking: Don’t let ME-TV broadcast its own fake news.  You can read this article by our Matt Jackson HERE. 

Apr. 8, 2017 – Vancouver Courier:  The Spiritual View: Developing a Spiritual Defence Against Human Influence.  “The time for thinkers has come.” So, wrote Mary Baker Eddy in her book on Christianity and healing, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. You can read more about this HERE.

Feb. 15, 2017 – Times-Colonist:  Spiritually Speaking:  Discovering the Divine as the Centre of the Universe.  You can read about this HERE.

Feb. 11, 2017 – Times-Colonist:  Spiritually Speaking:  Introducing St. Valentine the Healer.  You can read about this HERE.

Dec. 28, 2016 – Vancouver Courier:  The Spiritual View: When meditative prayer includes the Divine, anything is possible.  You can ready this story HERE.

Dec. 14, 2016 – Vancouver Courier:  The Spiritual View: The Story of Silent Night and the relevance of church today.  You can read this story HERE.

Sept. 14, 2016 – Times-Colonist:  Spiritually Speaking:  Virtual Reality and seeing beyond the limiting barriers of the human mind.  You can read about this HERE.

Aug. 24, 2016 – Vancouver Courier:  The Spiritual View:  Challenging old and new theories about man’s nature.  You can read this story HERE.

July 13, 2016 – Times-Colonist:  Spiritually Speaking: X-Men: Apocalypse and the search for a loving God. You can read this story HERE.

July 9, 2016 – Times-Colonist:  Spiritually Speaking: People’s Spiritual Qualities are not Rooted in Gender.  You can read about this HERE.

May 22, 2016 Losing tattoos and find an indelible identity.  You can read about this HERE.

May 21, 2016 – Times-Colonist:  God’s love will give you all the time you need.  Ginny Chadwick tells how time does not have to be a factor in our lives – in our health or happiness.  You can read her story HERE.

May 5, 2016 – Mother’s Day:  Finding the mother within each of us.  You can read this HERE.

Apr. 27, 2016 – Do our memories define us?  Remembering my father.  You can read about this HERE.

Mar. 21, 2016 – Vancouver Sun:  Owning our Health: Easter —  an opportunity for a new view of life.  You can read about this HERE.

Mar. 14, 2016 – Vancouver Sun:  Owning our health:  Defying secular trends to find meaningful structure.  Jennifer Garner is not alone in her decision to return to the church to find stability in her life. It is a growing trend.  You can read this HERE.

Mar. 7, 2016 – Vancouver Sun:  Owning our Health:  Encounter with a bear offers a fresh view of life.  My encounter with a bear showed me a different way to think about our connection with all life.  You can read about this HERE.

Feb. 29, 2016 – Vancouver Sun:  Owning our Health:  Spiritual qualities are not rooted in gender. You can read this story HERE.

Feb. 22, 2016 – Vancouver Sun:  Owning our Health:  Albert Einstein – learning to think beyond the clock.  ““My religiosity consists of a humble admiration of the infinitely superior spirit who reveals himself in the little that we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds.” Albert Einstein  You can read about this HERE.

Feb. 15, 2016 – Vancouver Sun:  Owing our Health:  Mary Baker Eddy – a woman who refused to be a victim. Mary Baker Eddy had every right to believe she was a victim of life’s circumstances. But she didn’t.  Read about this HERE.

Feb. 8, 2016 – Vancouver Sun:  Owning our Health:  Letting love transform our lives.  You can read about this HERE.

Feb. 1, 2016 – Vancouver Sun:  Owning  our Health: From virtual reality to seeing  beyond our limited views of life. In virtual reality, modern illusionists show us that seeing should not necessarily be believing.  You can read this story HERE.

Jan. 25, 2016 – Vancouver Sun:  Owning our Health:  Unemployment and finding a new identity. You can read about this HERE.

Jan. 18, 2016 – Vancouver Sun:  Owning our Health:  Where do you go for health advice?  You can read this story HERE.

Jan. 11, 2016 – Vancouver Sun:  Owning our Health:  What keeps us healthy and happy?  You can read about this HERE.

 

 

 

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