Woven Together: Partnerships in Community Programs

Presented by UGM

JOIN US for a discussion to share practical ideas and real-life experiences of effective partnerships for supportive 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

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Workshop from Union Gospel Mission

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?

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2020 Annual Meeting draws attendees via Zoom

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.

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Neighbourhood Ministry Food and Clothing Drive Delivers

By Beth Vondette 

A Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry volunteer dropped off all the clothing donations received by St. Philip’s and St. John’s Shaughnessy yesterday (approximately 13 “bags”). There was 1 purple rolling suitcase (carry-on sized) and 1 backpack donated amongst the bags, which were gratefully received. We anticipate the majority of the clothing donated were womens’ clothes. The shoes were also primarily women’s shoes/boots. Going forward, we ask that the clothing donations be primarily men’s clothing.
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