Around Town: Voices Together July 1, John Paul II statue, Praise in the Park …

Francis Chan will address Voices Together on Canada Day.

Francis Chan will address Voices Together on Canada Day.

There is just one week now, until Christians from all over Metro Vancouver gather for Voices Together. As many as 12,000 people will worship and pray together at Pacific Coliseum on Canada Day (July 1), starting at 5 pm.
 
Worship Central, involving people from many congregations, will lead worship, and there will be a mass choir representing churches involved in the Vancouver Chinese Evangelical Ministerial Fellowship.
 
Well known author and speaker Francis Chan will address the gathering. Chan, a pastor in the San Francisco area, is probably best known for his bestselling book Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God.
 
The event will conclude with a “next generation movement,” says Giulio Gabeli, chair of the Voices Together core group, which has representatives from a wide range of Protestant churches, and the Roman Catholic Church.
 
An estimated 100 youth pastors and leaders from Metro Vancouver will come together on the stage at Voices Together. “There will be a time of highlighting the young, emerging leaders,” Gabeli says.
 
Tickets are $15 at the door, $12 online or $10 through the local church (ask at your home church), or invite your friends to the Facebook page. Those wanting to pray for the Voices Together gathering in advance can meet June 28, 6:30 pm, at Glad Tidings Church on Fraser Street for a Prayer Rally.
A statue of Pope John Paul II was unveiled on Tuesday outside the headquarters of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver. Photo from their Facebook page.

A statue of Pope John Paul II was unveiled on Tuesday outside the headquarters of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver. Photo from their Facebook page.

Statue of Pope John Paul II

The Roman Catholic headquarters just west of Cambie on 33rd Avenue features a brand new more-than-life-size statue of Pope John Paul II. Unveiled June 23, it stands between the parking lot and entrance, facing the comfortable new quarters.

The statue of Saint John Paul II (he has been made a saint since his death) was unveiled and blessed by Archbishop Michael Miller. Sculptor Louise Solecki Weir was on hand for the event.

After nearly 60 years in the downtown core, the Archdiocese of Vancouver moved its administrative offices to the new John Paul II Pastoral Centre at 33rd and Willow area this spring. It is located on the newly-named Saint John Paul II Way.
Hundreds of neighbours joined New Beginnings Baptist Church for their Praise in the Park gathering June 14.

Hundreds of neighbours joined New Beginnings Baptist Church for their Praise in the Park gathering June 14.

Praise in the Park

New Beginnings Baptist Church hosts Praise in the Park events a couple of times each year. The inner city church – located just south of Hastings Street and east of Clark Drive – sets up just across the street from its front door, in Woodland Park.
 
Pastor Joe Russell said of their June 14 party: “We had 500 in attendance, the chicken barbecue went great, the worship service was full and powerful, and family/children’s games and booths were good, Worship bands through the afternoon really sang the gospel. Lots of people had fun and heard about Jesus.”
 
Teams from Northwest Langley Baptist, SouthRidge, Westwind Pentecostal, Ward Memorial Baptist, Mountainview Fellowship and West Coast Christian Fellowship joined New Beginnings for the afternoon, supplying and running the carnival, as well as serving food.

There will be another Praise in the Park September 13. Russell says they will be adding horses, ponies and pony carts for that one.

June 25, 2015

Fukushima to Vancouver 2015 – June 25, 2015 at All Day
Invisible Threads: Life Saving Sugihara Visas and the Journey to Vancouver – June 25, 2015 - July 1, 2015 at All Day
L'Arche Vancouver: The Art Together Project – June 25, 2015 - June 29, 2015 at All Day
LTDMinistries Conference – June 25, 2015 - June 27, 2015 at All Day
Jazz Festival Noon Hour Concert: Gospel Giants – June 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jazz Festival Noon Hour Concerts – June 25, 2015 - June 30, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Everybody Copes: Understanding Addiction – June 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sugihara: Conspiracy of Silence – June 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Stone's Throw Productions: The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare – June 25, 2015 - June 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

June 26, 2015

Jazz Festival Noon Hour Concert: Candus Churchill & Tom Pickett – June 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Clarke Scheibe: Holding on to Wikipedia - the Loss of Comprehension – June 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Son Lux (with Olga Bell) in Association with Blueprint Live – June 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

June 27, 2015

East Side Celebration – June 27, 2015 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Prayer Canada: Gospel Jamboree – June 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Leland Klassen – June 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

June 28, 2015

Carey 2015 Graduation – June 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jazz Vespers: Good Noise Gospel Choir – June 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jazz Vespers: James Standerfer – June 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Prayer Rally for Voices Together – June 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

June 29, 2015

Jazz Festival Noon Hour Concert: Caroline Markos – June 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Faith and Justice Roundtable #6: The World We Want - Social Justice for What? – June 29, 2015 at 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Narcissism: Self-esteem, Self-confidence, Arrogance or More? – June 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Darrell Bock: From Gospel Event to Gospel Text - Orality, Memory and Eyewitness – June 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

June 30, 2015

Jazz Festival Noon Hour Concert: City Soul Choir – June 30, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

July 1, 2015

Voices Together – July 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Susan Phillips: Cultivating Life Amidst Disordered Attachment & Attachment Disorders – July 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

July 2, 2015

Roger Feldman: Remnant Future - Opening Reception – July 2, 2015 at 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

July 3, 2015

Chelsea Amber – July 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

July 4, 2015

Songwriter Cafe: Pierce Pettis with Allen Des Noyers – July 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

July 5, 2015

Pierce Pettis, with Allen Des Noyers – July 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

July 6, 2015

Athletes in Action: Cloverdale Mini Dribblers Basketball Camp – July 6, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Athletes in Action: Tsawwassen Alliance Church Soccer Camp – July 6, 2015 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Athletes in Action: Cloverdale Big Shots Basketball Camp – July 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Amanda Russell-Jones: The Outcast's Voice: Josephine Butler and the Sexual Double Standard – July 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Baseball Camp – July 6, 2015 - July 8, 2015 at 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

July 7, 2015

Experience Regent – July 7, 2015 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kickers Soccer School (Ages 5 - 14) – July 7, 2015 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

July 8, 2015

Joint Missions Convention 2015: Forging Future with Tradition – July 8, 2015 - July 11, 2015 at All Day
Rally for the Living Wage – July 8, 2015 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Metro Vancouver Alliance Film Night Fundraiser – July 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Regen: Helen Burns & Relate Church Band – July 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matt Humphrey: A Pipeline Through Naboth's Vineyard? Theopolitics, the Bible and BC – July 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jazz Evensong: The Tony Foster Trio – July 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Stone's Throw Productions: The Stonewater Rapture by Doug Wright – July 8, 2015 - July 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

July 9, 2015

“I love beer, and by that very fact, the world” – the Humour of Thomas Merton – July 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

July 10, 2015

BC Christian Soccer League Finals – July 10, 2015 at All Day
Carolyn Arends and Pierce Pettis – July 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

July 11, 2015

Bruce Hindmarsh & Carolyn Hindmarsh: Summer Prayer Retreat - Exploring Whole-hearted Devotion to God in the Psalms – July 11, 2015 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
A Rocha: Brooksdale Volunteer Day – July 11, 2015 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

July 12, 2015

The Maryland State Boychoir Live in Concert – July 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
A Night of Power Prayer: Praying for the Muslim World – July 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

July 13, 2015

Everest Summer Day Camp – July 13, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
A Night of Power Prayer: Praying for the Muslim World – July 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mark Noll: Chaotic Coherence of Sola Scriptura - 500 Years After the Reformation – July 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

July 15, 2015

Regen: Shane Johnston / Worship Central Canada – July 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lynn Cohick: Steadfast in Faith - Women Martyrs in Jewish and Christian Tradition – July 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jazz Evensong: Ray Levesque – July 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

July 16, 2015

Steve Bell & Pierce Pettis Live in Concert at Regent College – July 16, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

July 17, 2015

BC Christian Ashram Retreat – July 17, 2015 - July 19, 2015 at All Day
Harrison Gospel Chapel Art Exhibit – July 17, 2015 - July 19, 2015 at All Day

July 18, 2015

David Ley: Postmodern Urban Spaces - an Urban Tour – July 18, 2015 at 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Soccer Skills Camp (ages 5 - 8) – July 18, 2015 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am
VCAC Community Day: For the Beauty of the Earth – July 18, 2015 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Soccer Skills Camp (ages 9 - 11) – July 18, 2015 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
ICEJ 35th Anniversary Celebration – July 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Singspiration Saturday: VOS Open Choral Session – July 18, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

July 19, 2015

ICEJ 35th Anniversary Celebration – July 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

July 20, 2015

Athletes in Action: Peace Portal Alliance Church Soccer Camp – July 20, 2015 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
High Power Soccer Camp – July 20, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aspire Musical Arts Camp – July 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
FLO Summer Soccer Camp (ages 9 - 15) – July 20, 2015 at 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Women in the New Testament and How Their Lives Matter Today – July 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Daniel Block: The Ten Commandments - the World's First Bill of Rights – July 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

July 22, 2015

Regen: James Fam & Regen Band – July 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jonathan Chaplin: Public Theology - Coming to a Street Near You – July 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jazz Evensong: Steve Kaldestad – July 22, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

July 23, 2015

L'Arche Vancouver: The Art Together Project – July 23, 2015 at All Day
North Korean Art – July 23, 2015 - July 24, 2015 at All Day
Sam Rocha: Three Sets – July 23, 2015 at 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

July 24, 2015

L'Arche Vancouver: Canada Life Softball Tournament – July 24, 2015 at All Day
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: Summer Intensive – July 24, 2015 at 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Summer Nightslide Concert: Hosted by The Russ Rosen Band – July 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm

July 25, 2015

VCAC Fraser Lands Community Day – July 25, 2015 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Steve Delamar Band – July 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

July 26, 2015

Whitecaps Faith Night 2015 – July 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dr. Michael Goheen: Introduction to World Religions – July 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Summer Social with Russ Rosen Band and Rob Taylor – July 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

July 27, 2015

Athletes in Action: Richmond Baptist Church Soccer Camp – July 27, 2015 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Soccer Camp – July 27, 2015 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
David Fitch: Eucharist on the Move - Shaping a Church for God's Mission in the World – July 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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