Category: City

It is time to rethink the church’s relationship to property

Across Canada, a number of congregations which own buildings are on the verge of folding or ending. Complications from COVID-19 and resulting restrictions have exposed and accelerated the demise of certain models of church prominent during Christendom. In these models,…

Welcoming neighbours to a Free Little Art Gallery

One might think it’s not easy to create a sense of community in the shadow of the looming Oakridge Centre redevelopment. And it’s probably not. But one couple is giving it a serious go, from their home just a couple…

Around Town: Limits remain, Catholics pledge $2.5 million, Tetsuro Shigematsu

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry revealed during her February 15 health update that while COVID-19 restrictions will be relaxed for most public gatherings, church attendance will remain capped at 50 percent. Speaking during a live update, Dr. Henry said:…

Bill Mollard has overseen major projects and changes during his 14 years at UGM

Bill Mollard recently announced his intention to step down as President of Union Gospel Mission (UGM). A February 8 ‘Thank You, Bill’ release began: Through Union Gospel Mission’s 81-year history, we have been faithfully blessed with strong, stable, and vision-laden…

Around Town: Joe Fortes Day, St. Paul’s advocacy office, Bishop Remi De Roo . . .

The City of Vancouver recognized “the 100th anniversary of the passing of prominent community leader, lifeguard and swim teacher, Joe Fortes” February 4, as part of Black History Month. Fortes had seen some of the world before arriving in Vancouver,…