Finding a Church Home

Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 2.12.44 PM

New students often struggle with finding a church home as they move to a new university. Below find a variety of churches where graduate students and faculty attend. We suggest not to church hop more than a month for your health. Note also the special Easter music ~Gord & Ute

Westside Church: meets at The Centre, downtown Vancouver across from Vancouver Public Library 9:00 and 11:00  a.m. services (also a North Shore campus at Tilford Theatre) Launch Sunday is September 10 with food trucks and special events.

Christ City Church

Artisan Vancouver Church

Tenth Ave. Alliance Church near Main Street (also a Kitsilano campus at the Kits High School)

Fairview Presbyterian on Fir Street near Broadway

First Baptist Church downtown (Nelson/Burrard)

Chinese Presbyterian (South Cambie St.)

First Reformed Church (Victoria Drive)

Screen Shot 2014-09-29 at 5.25.03 AM

Dunbar Heights Baptist (Crown & 17th).

Granville Chapel around 41st and Granville

Tapestry Church, No. 2 Road Richmond, BC

Jesus Culture-His Love Never Fails-Full Concert     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDutiHHfCzM

First CRC Vancouver, Victoria Drive

St John’s Vancouver Anglican (37th & Heather)

St. John’s Richmond

St. Peter’s Fireside (UBC Downtown Campus)

University Chapel near campus on University Blvd.

Trinity Baptist (south Granville St./49th ave.)

Point Grey Community

Kitsilano Community Church (16th near Burrard St. in Fairview Baptist building)

West Point Grey Baptist (Sasamat at 11th Ave.)

St. Mark’s College Chapel (Catholic)

Capilano Community (North Vancouver)

Without solitude it is virtually impossible to live a spiritual life. Solitude begins with a time and place for God, and him alone. If we really believe that God exists but also that he is actively present in our lives—healing, teaching, and guiding—we need to set aside a time and space to give him our undivided attention.

~Henri Nouwen, from Making All Things New. 

Paul has a strong foundation for understanding and entering into the comprehensive ways in which God is God: the ways in which God reveals himself as Father (the glories of creation and covenant); the ways in which God makes himself known as Son (the salvation accomplished in Jesus and the salvation community which is the church); the ways in which God is present with us as Spirit (the very life of God has given to us as a profusion of gifts empowering us to live the life of God)…. All the ways that God is God are implicit in all that God is and speaks and does…. The life of God and human life are not separate subjects. The primary way in which we participate in who God is in all the particularities of our actual living, deeply, personally, and inextricably in relationship, in the way of the Holy Spirit. It is because of God’s way with us as Spirit that we know that everything in and about God is livable—God bringing us into participation with God. Father, Son and Holy Spirit are not merely truths to be learned and believed. They are to be lived. The church is not primarily a place for education. It is a place, a playing field if you will, to practice God, to practice resurrection.

~Eugene Peterson, Practice Resurrection.

Strasbourg Munster

The Munster in Strasbourg, France

Notre Dame window

Famous Window in Notre Dame, Paris

Chapel at Versailles

King’s Chapel at Palais de Versailles

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: