Proceeds to the Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry.
Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
7 pm at St. Anselm’s Anglican Church, 5210 University Boulevard
Light refreshments served
Through its volunteer base, the Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry (the parishes of St. Anselm’s, St. Helen’s, St. Philip’s, and St. John’s Shaughnessy) have been serving homeless and vulnerable people on Vancouver’s Westside since 2008.
At the annual general meeting, we celebrate the volunteers, give thanks for their service, offer an update on the past year’s activities and look to the future.
Not a volunteer? Curious about what we do? Want to learn why our watchwords are “Mutual Transformation?”
We encourage you to come and hear more about the services we offer to our brothers and sisters who live among us on the streets of Vancouver’s Westside. We value your input!
“On this date, April 14 of 2016, the provincial health officer of the day, Dr. Perry Kendall declared a public health emergency in relation to the opioid-related overdose deaths. In 2016, the rate of overdose deaths per 100,000 people was 20.4. That rate in 2021 was 43 deaths per 100,000 people.2,224 deaths last year, more than six people dying every day. Every day.
These are the statistics and perhaps if we simply keep them as statistics, we can try to ignore them or avoid them or not make any real eye contact with them. But these are real people. People who are our neighbours.Continue reading “They are Not just Statistics Opioid Crisis Service of Lament”
The Diocese of Ottawa presents the second in its 125th Anniversary lecture series, “The Church as Commons: A Theological Case for Affordable Housing” by The Rev. Dr. Jason McKinney. The lecture was originally presented via livestream on January 17, 2022 and can be viewed at on Youtube here.
Citygate Vancouver invites you to join them on Saturday, April 2nd at St. Andrews Hall, UBC and online via Zoom for a morning to learn and discuss affordable housing as a use for the physical spaces our churches occupy.
The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed how little some church buildings are used and accelerated discussions about how to steward these buildings and lands in a better way. Church leadership teams will be initiated in the process of developing affordable housing and encouraged to commit to serious exploration of that process.
The panelists for the day will be Rev’d. Christine Boyle, City Councillor with OneCity Vancouver; Irene Gannitsos, Vancity Foundation; Marko Cimcic, Anglican property development committee; Andy Lambkin, The Nest Housing Society and Pastor at Simple Churches; Rebecca Pousette, Co:Here Foundation; and Tim Dickau, Citygate and the Center for Missional Leadership.
For details including how to register click on the link below.
Synod is the Annual General Meeting (convened every two years) of the Diocese of New Westminster. The Bishop is the Chair of Synod. Chaired by Bishop John Stephens, Synod 2021, the 121st, took place on May 15, 2021.
The Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry Board of Management proposed a resolution on housing affordability and homelessness in the Lower Mainland, which was passed by Synod delegates with a vote count of 224 in favour, 16 opposed, 10 abstentions (out of a total count of 250 voting delegates).Continue reading “Resolution on Homelessness passed at 2021 Diocese of New Westminster Synod”
Presented by UGM
JOIN US for a discussion to share practical ideas and real-life experiences of effective partnerships for supportive community programs.
PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN:
Continue reading “Woven Together: Partnerships in Community Programs“
• Different types of partnerships (formal and informal)
• Benefits and challenges to partnerships
• Risks of ignoring partnerships
• Key aspects of a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
• How to end partnerships well
Addressing Grief + Loss in Community
Vancouver and the Fraser Valley are woven together pursing the common good and actively participating in Christ’s call for everyone to flourish. One part of this vision is an improved understanding of and engagement with communities facing poverty, homelessness, addictions and food insecurity. Working with vulnerable individuals living with these challenges – especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the overdose crisis – brings us near those experiencing grief and loss.
Many that attend supportive community and church programs see the setting as a primary spiritual community or connection to a Body of Faith. As that body, how do we address the death of one of our community members – honouring their life, supporting other community members through their grief, and sustaining ourselves in the journey?Continue reading “Workshop from Union Gospel Mission”
By Joan Stewart
The Annual Meeting of the Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry (WANM) was held via Zoom on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, with 27 attendees from the parishes of St. Anselm’s, St. Helen’s, St. Philip’s and St. John’s Shaughnessy.
The meeting began at 7pm, with WANM clergy leader Rev’d. Pitman Potter being asked by Rev’d. John Stephens, chair of WANM, to open the meeting with a prayer. Rev’d. Potter led with an inspiring prayer of hope for the ministry and the world during this challenging period of the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading “2020 Annual Meeting draws attendees via Zoom”
By Beth Vondette
The Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry has allied with other community partners to continue serving the homeless and vulnerable community with a clothing and food drive. Please view the attached flyer for further details.
From May 25 – Jun 8, 2020 please drop off donations to St. John’s Shaughnessy only. St. Philip’s is currently a construction site as the roof is replaced. For your safety, we ask that all donations be directed to St. John’s Shaughnessy (1490 Nanton Avenue).Continue reading “Food and Clothing Drive Continues to Serve”