Venues BC

Practicing Biblical Advocacy (Delta, BC)

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Saturday, May 11, 2019; 9:30am-3:30pm | Ladner CRC, Delta, BC

Advocacy matters! When you speak out, you reflect the biblical call to work towards a just world in which structures and institutions give all of creation the opportunity to thrive.

“Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” (Isaiah 1:17)

Contacting elected officials may be daunting, but sharing your well-informed opinion can make a real difference on the justice issues that you care about, and can bring about long-term changes to unjust systems. This workshop will help you learn how to navigate the political system to have your voice heard by local, provincial, and national leaders.

The Office of Social Justice is partnering with Canada Foodgrains Bank and their I CARE Campaign which is focused on ending global hunger and poverty by advocating to the Canadian government to increase aid funding and to change public policies that improve access to food for families and communities.

Find our more on the Facebook Event Page or email the Canadian Justice Mobilizer, Cindy Stover, at cstover@crcna.org.

Deacon Workshop (Classis BC S/E)

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Deacons from across Classis BC Southeast are welcome to have a day of learning, sharing best practices, and networking. We’ll cover topics like “What’s my job as a deacon?”, Community Engagement, Benevolence, and where you can find resources to help you do your work!

Questions? Contact John Richey, Diaconal Ministry Developer for Classis BC S/E: jatrichey@telus.net

(Times may change so please check back again soon!)

Check out the Event Page on Facebook too and let us know if you’re coming.

Helping Without Harming Workshop (Nanaimo, BC)

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A workshop on how to alleviate poverty without harming the people you are trying to help!

Join World Renew and Diaconal Ministries Canada to learn how to help alleviate poverty and injustice through effective engagement in your global and local communities. Collaborate with others and discover how food banks, deacon funds, short-term service trips and other benevolent activities can be more meaningful and have a greater impact.

February 2, 2019 – 9:00AM-3:00PM

Christ Community CRC; 2221 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, BC

Register* online: worldrenew.net/hwhworkshop

*Registration is free but a $10 donation is recommended to help offset the cost of the lunch provided.

Questions? Email dmc@crcna.org or call 1-800-730-3490.

Creation Care Learning Event (B.C.)

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Attend an event that is focused on connecting people of faith to stewardship opportunities in the Chilliwack area. We’ll welcome guest speakers Nikki Rekman, from the Chilliwack Vedder Clean-Up Society, and Marc Greidanus, of the Chilliwack Park Society. Nikki will speak on the Scriptural basis and Practical Resources for churches and Marc will outline opportunities for engagement in the community.

Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

LOCATION:

Broadway Church, 46611 Maple Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 5Z3

 

Find out more here and register today!

This event is in partnership with Diaconal Ministries Canada (www.diaconalministries.com) but is primarily organized by local community ministry partners of the Chilliwack area. Main team members include:
Nikki Rekman – Crossroads Community Church
Rachel Vroege – Diaconal Ministries Canada
Marc Greidanus – Heartland Community Church
Jeff Janssen – Pastor, Heartland Community Church
Roxanna Froese – Central Community Church

Churches as Good Neighbours: Listen. Discern. Act. Repeat. [Classis BCSE]

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Churches as Good Neighbours: Listen. Discern. Act. Repeat.
What are some current habits and practices you and your church are doing to “love your neighbour”? Where has God placed you as an individual and as a church? At Diaconal Ministries Canada, we can provide you and your church with resources to discover and appreciate your community and your church’s unique calling within that community.

Join us for this informative workshop led by DMC staffers, Rachel Vroege and Ron Vandenbrink, at the Classis British Columbia South-East Spring Meeting.

When: March 7, 2018 @ 9-10am
Where: Hope Community Church, Surrey, BC
For more information, email Rachel today!