Welcome

The Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry (WANM) has been serving the homeless and vulnerable on Vancouver’s westside since 2007.

Volunteer Training

We will be holding a Zoom training series on Thursday November 26th and on Thursday December 3rd, from 7pm – 8:30pm.  Everyone is welcome, whether you intend to volunteer or not, or are already a volunteer and want to refresh your skills.  Both of these sessions are required for any new volunteers for a Street Outreach Team, to serve at the Dunbar apartments , or to participate in the Mobile Care Unit.  Please note, both the Dunbar apartements and Mobile Care Unit are on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Topics include the theology of our ministry; Street Outreach; Service at Dunbar; and our Angels program.  We’ll cover information about safety, confidentiality, protocols and procedures, and, technology allowing, engage in some role playing.

Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP to Liz at ministrymcu@gmail.com. Hope to see you thereThe Zoom link: Meeting ID 825 9101 102 Passcode 065407

Corona Virus Contemplations

You are invited to join the Rev. Pitman Potter for conversations exploring his new book, Fever Dreams. We will draw on our faith, and on the wisdom of other faith traditions as we talk about life in the time of COVID-19. Click here for more information on Rev. Potter’s book.

Many in the four parishes of the Westside Anglican Neighbourhood Ministry and elsewhere have expressed interest in Fever Dreams, the booklet of corona virus contemplations presented by our retired Deacon and former WANM Clergy Lead Pitman Potter. The book’s 52 spiritual texts selected from Judeo-Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Taoist traditions as well as poetic and lyrical voices, provide an opportunity for reflection and discussion on the challenges we all face during this trying time.  In response, St. John’s Shaughnessy is offering a series of four discussion sessions at 7pm on Monday evenings November 16 – December 7. These sessions can contribute to our Advent preparations (Advent begins November 29).

Access via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82378119775?pwd=bzNoUExZZmdna1drTkFtOERULzVhZz09

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New Volunteer & Program Manager

The WANM is pleased to welcome its new Volunteer & Program Manager Rev’d. Liz Hamel, please click here to learn more about her.

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‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Matthew 25:40 (NIV)

Testimonials

  • “The Neighbourhood Ministry has become my passion and has changed my life in so many positive ways!”

    Vicki Potter, volunteer