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Newman Association Winter Program 2017   After 500 years, can we re-evaluate—perhaps even put behind us—the disunity that the Reformation caused? Boersma is convinced that it’s worth our while to take a fresh look at the events of the Reformation. Rather than discussing the specific theological differences between Catholics and Protestants, this lecture takes a look “behind the scenes” and argues that a sacramental approach to reality can unite Catholics and Protestants in their struggle against the secularity of modernity. Join us for this lecture on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. in Room 101 at St. Mark’s College, Vancouver.

Together in Christ   Please join us for a special Catholic-Lutheran ecumenical fellowship of prayer, song, and discussion in September on the North Shore. Pastor Jennifer Marlor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and Deacon Hilmar Pabel of the Archdiocese of Vancouver will lead our three celebrations of fellowship in Jesus Christ. Our three meetings are faithful to the joint effort of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation:

Personal Ecumenical Relationships: Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, North Vancouver
Ecumenical stories and aspirations of our churches: Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, West Vancouver
Meaning and dignity of our common baptism: Saturday, Sept 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, North Vancouver
For more info. please contact Marjeta Bobnar at mbobnar@rcav.org.

Making Sense of Anxiety   The escalating level of anxiety in our children begs for an explanation as well as a solution. Dr. Neufeld sheds light on this age-old problem, paving the way for natural interventions that can actually get to the root causes as opposed to just managing symptoms. Join us for this Dr. Gordon Neufeld Video Course with discussion facilitated by Kevin Bredeman, M.A. in this four part series: Sept. 13, Sept. 20, Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 (Wednesdays). from 7-9 p.m. at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, 4885 St John Paul II Way. Cost: $40. To register, visit http://rcav.org/parenting/

Our Stories Shape Us: History, Faith, and Practice of the Indigenous Church in Canada   Regent College is hosting a one-day conference on the history, faith, and practice of the indigenous church in Canada. Our hope is that the event will be a helpful resource for churches and individuals who want to learn about or enter into the conversation about reconciliation in Canada. Join us on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Regent College, Vancouver. This event is co-sponsored by Regent College, Faith in Canada 150 (a Cardus initiative), and the Indigenous Studies Program at Vancouver School of Theology. http://rcav.org/event/our-stories-shape-us/

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