Around Town: Community Vigil, U2 (and more), Tom Wuest, Farmers on 57th . . .

VancouverRemembersinsideChrist Church Cathedral will host Vancouver Remembers and Honours next Thursday (May 18), “a community vigil for people affected by the overdose crisis.”

Kari Bergrud of Union Gospel Mission – one partner organizing the event – sent out this invitation:

The term “Overdose Crisis” has been heard throughout our cities for over a year now. With the numbers continuing to grow, our communities have been deeply affected by the trauma and loss of our friends and neighbours. In this context, a group of organizations have come together to host a Community Vigil to remember and honour those who have died in our communities.

This will be a space to mourn, reflect and pray for those we have lost. The event will be held next Thursday, from 1 – 7 pm on a drop-in basis. There will be an opening ceremony at 1:30 and an interfaith memorial service at 5:30.

The event is open to all people from all faiths and paths. Please share this invitation and poster with community members, families, frontline workers, first responders, and anyone affected by the overdose crisis.

The organizers of the event are Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society, Christ Church Cathedral, Jewish Addiction Community Services, Providence Health Care, Union Gospel Mission, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver, Tenth Church and St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church.

U2 – and several other bands
 
There’s quite a string of well known Christian artists coming our way over the next few days: U2 on Friday, of course, but also MercyMe tonight (May 11) at the Abbotsford Centre, Ron Kenoly May 19 at Chandos Pattision Auditorium in Surrey and Needtobreathe May 22 at the Vogue. 
David Taylor interviewed Bono and Eugene Peterson together last year, and discussed the Psalms at length with Bono.

David Taylor interviewed Bono and Eugene Peterson together last year, and discussed the Psalms at length with Bono.

 
A recent article by Tim Neufeld reminded me of an interview I posted last year: Psalms video featuring Bono and Eugene Peterson has strong Regent College links. The introduction (to the article on this site) read:
 
Amy Anderson spoke to Regent College graduate [and occasional teacher] David Taylor, who recently completed a video on the Psalms with Eugene Peterson (professor emeritus at Regent College; he developed The Message Bible paraphrase) and Bono (who probably needs no introduction).
 
In the course of a long interview, Taylor said:
 
Our conversation lasted about an hour. Bono had already spent some time in the Psalms the morning of the interview, and he came quite prepared. I was impressed by his intelligent, serious care for the Psalter, and by how hospitable and relationally generous he was. It was a delightful experience (which I talk about here).
 
Neufeld pointed out that just a couple of weeks ago (April 26):
 
Fuller [Theological Seminary] and Taylor made good on their promise and released a series of five video clips, each one featuring a different insight from our frontman. This project, Bono & David Taylor: Beyond the Psalms, is a collection of intimate conversations with Bono, who, by all accounts, is being his candid self, without pretense or persona. . . .
 
Check out the whole set of clips on Fuller Studio’s website. Bono’s warmth and honesty will likely leave you hungry for more. Good thing that Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour is almost here!
 
Tom Wuest at Grandview
 
tomwuestimagePeter La Grand was good enough to let me know about a concert that won’t attract the same numbers as U2 or MercyMe – but will certainly be worth the effort for those who do turn out.
 
Some will remember Tom Wuest from his years in Vancouver; he graduated from Regent College and worked at Jacob’s Well for a time, then lived on Galiano Island. But now he’s based in Ohio, so this is your chance.
 
Here’s what La Grand had to say:

Grandview Calvary Baptist Church is delighted to present an evening of music with Tom Wuest May 19.

The show is titled An Appalachian Home: Songs and stories of pilgrimage and place and is the official release of Tom’s new album Burn This as a Light, which will be available at the show.

La Grand and other guests will join Wuest in performing songs from all his albums. Children are welcome at the concert.  

Farmers on 57th 
 
farmerson57th2I am passing along an invitation from Karen Ageson, farmer and market garden manager for Farmers on 57th, a project of Disability Alliance BC.
 
They began an agricultural project to transform one acre of the green space at the George Pearson Centre into community integrated gardens; the name “Farmers on 57th” comes from the location of George Pearson – just west of Cambie and 57th Avenue.
 
She wrote:
 
We’re looking for just six more people to start picking up weekly boxes of veggies from our Community Integrated Farm starting May 30th! Can you help spread the word amongst your community of churches?
 
We’re looking for families interested in challenging themselves this summer to eat a veggie forward uber-local diet & help us forge a more neighbourhood scale food system.
 
Sound interesting? Go here for more information.
 
Briefly noted
 
UGM: Call for Artists
 
ugmcallforartists1 Union Gospel Mission has announced a Call for Artists for their permanent art collection on the 5th floor of their headquarters in the Downtown Eastside. The deadline is June 16.
 
Airport Chaplaincy in the news
 
Gordon McIntyre wrote a nice piece, with a video, about Dennis Kirkley and the Vancouver Airport Chaplaincy which appeared in both The Vancouver Sun and The Province earlier this week. 
 
Lookout Gallery: Grace W.S. Tan
 
The Through the Eyes of Agape exhibition opens at the Lookout Gallery next week (May 17): “Inspired by the story of Hagar in Genesis, Grace W.S. Tan captures the creative and compassionate nature of ‘The God who sees’ as she portrays a myriad of characters in figurative charcoal drawings.”
 
Pacific Theatre: Outside Mullingar
 
Just a couple of days later (May 19), Outside Mullingar begins its run at Pacific Theatre: “A pair of introverted misfits, Rosemary and Anthony’s families have lived on neighbouring farms as far back as anyone can remember, where they battle over property lines and childhood stories but never what matters most. A quirky, flawed story of love and some kind of happiness told with effortless wit and poetic Irish lyricism.”
 

May 11, 2017

March for Life: Centennial Square to the BC Legislature – May 11, 2017 at 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Godspeed Film Screening – May 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Wellspring Gala – May 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mercy Me – May 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

May 12, 2017

Ray Bakke Bus Tour: Missiological Landscapes in a City of Villages – City Tour of Historic Downtown Vancouver – May 12, 2017 at 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Co:Here Topping Off Party – May 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Life on the Margins: Weekend Workshop – May 12, 2017 - May 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 5:00 pm
We Make Fraser Valley – May 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Eisenhauers – May 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
International Concert Organist Hans Uwe Hielscher – May 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

May 13, 2017

Lifted High: Encountering God in Spiritual Formation and Worship with Herbert Tsang – May 13, 2017 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Save the Mothers Walk – May 13, 2017 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Together for Good Marriage Conference – May 13, 2017 at 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
A Rocha: Volunteer Day – May 13, 2017 at 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
HOPE International Development Agency 2017 Film Premiere & Dinner – May 13, 2017 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
FaithTech Vancouver Conversation Night – May 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Welcome the Stranger: Refugees Becoming Neighbours – May 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Marcus Mosely Chorale: Labour of Love – May 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Michelle Herrewynen & Friends: Exultate - A Voice Recital – May 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

May 14, 2017

Jazz Vespers: Nancy Newman – May 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

May 15, 2017

Transforming Discipleship: Making Disicples a Few at a Time, with Dr. Greg Ogden – May 15, 2017 - May 17, 2017 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Focus on Life Gala Dinner – May 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Eisenhauers – May 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

May 17, 2017

Abbotsford Prayer Breakfast: Faith for Future Generations – May 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rod Wilson: Money, Sex and Power – Are Freud and Jesus in Sync? – May 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jazz Evensong: Maria Ho Quartet with Campbell Riga – May 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

May 18, 2017

From Dust to Glory – May 18, 2017 - May 21, 2017 at All Day
Vancouver Remembers and Honours – May 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Journey 101 Course (Thursdays) – May 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

May 19, 2017

Historymaker Conference 2017 – May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017 at All Day
Called to Dialogue: Tools for Handling Crucial Conversations – May 19, 2017 - May 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm
Spreading the Gospel Through Music, featuring Ron Kenoly – May 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tom Wuest: An Appalachian Home – Free Concert & Album Launch – May 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Handel Society presents G.F. Handel's Chandos Anthems #9 & #11, F.J. Handel's Eine Kleine Ogelmess – May 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

May 20, 2017

Organ Concerti: Barry Waterlow – May 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Handel Society presents G.F. Handel's Chandos Anthems #9 & #11, F.J. Handel's Eine Kleine Ogelmess – May 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

May 21, 2017

Joe Zambon 'Love Is' Tour – May 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

May 22, 2017

NEEDTOBREATHE in Concert – May 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

May 24, 2017

Darrell Bock: From the Earth Up or Heaven Down? – The Gospels' Approach to the Jesus Story – May 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jazz Evensong: Molly Griffin & Tristan Paxton – May 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

May 25, 2017

A Rocha's Barn Raiser – May 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

May 26, 2017

Talks With Tom: Human Trafficking – May 26, 2017 at 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Dr. James Houston & Chris Houston: For Goodness' Sake – Christian Identity & Business Leadership – May 26, 2017 - May 27, 2017 at 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Chapel Unified – May 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

May 27, 2017

Global Outreach Day – May 27, 2017 at All Day
Greater Vancouver Chinese Missions Conference – May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017 at All Day
ISMC Fellowship Breakfast – May 27, 2017 at 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Storytelling and Digital Media Workshop: Video and Photography with Kenton MacDonald-Lin – May 27, 2017 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
I Stop Traffick Run/Walk – May 27, 2017 at 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Pastors & Leaders: Voices Together Informational Brunch – May 27, 2017 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am
EMBER : Worship & Prayer – May 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Screening: Over 18 – May 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Pilkey Sisters – May 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

May 28, 2017

Vancouver Bach Choir: Oh Canada! – May 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jazz Vespers: Steve Maddock – May 28, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

May 29, 2017

Kairos Course (Condensed) – May 29, 2017 at All Day
Concert and Reading with Sam Rocha: Tell Them Something Beautiful – May 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

May 30, 2017

Culture Seep: How Vancouver Culture is Changing the Way We Worship – May 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

May 31, 2017

Douglas Moo: How to Discover the Will of God – New Covenant Transformed Thinking – May 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jazz Evensong: Natalia Pardalis & Friends – May 31, 2017 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

June 1, 2017

(in)finite: Spiritual Conversations in Cloth – June 1, 2017 - June 4, 2017 at All Day

June 2, 2017

Walk in the Spirit of Reconciliation – June 2, 2017 - June 4, 2017 at All Day
More Than an Art Show – June 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

June 3, 2017

Un-Stuck: Inspiring Movement Toward Christ and His Mission – June 3, 2017 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Christian Estate Planning Seminar – June 3, 2017 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

June 4, 2017

Praise in the Park – June 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City-wide Prayer: Global Day of Prayer – June 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

June 5, 2017

Concert and Reading with Sam Rocha: Tell Them Something Beautiful – June 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

June 6, 2017

ARC Canada Conference 2017 – June 6, 2017 - June 7, 2017 at All Day
Experience Regent – June 6, 2017 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Reading the Bible in China – June 6, 2017 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

June 7, 2017

Greater Vancouver Youth Unlimited Golf Tournament – June 7, 2017 at 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Business By the Book: Darian Kovacs – June 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Made in God's Image – June 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mark Buchanan: Truth and Reconciliation – How Do We Respond? – June 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gordon T. Smith: Being Christian in a Secular Society – Getting Beyond the Culture Wars – June 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jazz Evensong: Armi Grano & Friends – June 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

June 8, 2017

Anabaptist Theology: Methods and Practices Conference – June 8, 2017 - June 9, 2017 at All Day
Mackay: The Black Bearded Bible Man – June 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Stanley – June 8, 2017 - June 10, 2017 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

June 9, 2017

Family Matters Preview Conference – June 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
IN SPIRED: An art show and poetry reading – June 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bible Confronts Patriarchy: A Workshop on Gender Equality – June 9, 2017 - June 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Some Like it Hot: An alternative, biblical view of climate change – June 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

June 10, 2017

Run for the Nations: DRIME 2017 annual charity fundraiser – June 10, 2017 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catholics & Evangelicals: What Can We Learn From Each Other? – June 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thousands Not Billions: The results of the RATE project on the age of the earth – June 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hymn Festival – June 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

June 11, 2017

One City, One Message – June 11, 2017 at All Day
Jazz Vespers: Glenda Rae, Brett Wade & Miles Black – June 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Song-cology BC Cancer Fundraiser – June 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
A Gospel Sing-Along Evening with Richard Stepp – June 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 

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