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Flyn Ritchie on E Stanley Jones

I am grateful to Flyn Ritchie, publisher of ChurchForVancouver.ca, for this article just two weeks before our online July 8th to 10th BC Christian Ashram. In order to be included in the online small group prayer meetings, you will need to register by June 30th.

We are very much looking forward to hearing our dynamic guest speakers Pastors Giulio & Lina Gabeli. Our 2022 theme is ‘Thy Will Be Done’. We believe that this online retreat will jumpstart your spiritual life, giving you unexpected breakthroughs in your relationships.

To check out the BC Christian Ashram, just click on http://www.bcchristianashram.com

To register online, click on https://bcchristianashram.com/shop/

p.s. Could you pass this invitation to others, perhaps in your church, who might be interested?

p.p.s. If you are too far away, you can check out a closer Christian Ashram.


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Join us this morning

I’m happy to announce that we’re having Church@Church this Sunday. This week we’re remember the birth of John the Baptist, the last of the great Old Testament prophets. John the Baptizer had much to say about who Jesus is. We’ll be contemplating John’s words this week.
This Sunday we’re also celebrating Fathers’ Day. For all of us who have ever had a father—we are grateful. Without our fathers, we would not be here. And of course we think of the greatest Father anyone could have—our Heavenly Father. (And for all the males who come to church this Sunday, there’ll be a present for you!)

So come, join us and help celebrate the history of John the Baptist. Here’s the announcement:

Church @ Church this Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist and Fathers’ Day—the 19th June at 10:00am

In case you missed it, you can find the service from last week (our Vision Sunday Service) by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW8PYMkkWhU

Important Dates:
July 3rd Instructional Eucharist—a service explaining in detail all the parts of an Anglican service. Everyone is welcome
August 28th, after church, the World Bocce Tournament held at the Klenner’s home. Everyone welcome.

And one special request: the Elders at All Saints are looking for an accountant to help with our bookkeeping. If you know of someone who might be interested, please let me know. Thank you.

If you have any further questions about these events, or anything else for that matter, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you Church.
Stay vigilant and prayerful.
Love each other deeply and keep Jesus at the very centre of everything you do.
Blessings on all you do.

The peace of our Lord,

Peter Klenner
Bishop and Pastor
All Saints Community Church
Crescent Beach
604.209.5570


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Love to see you this morning

I’m happy to announce that we’re having Church@Church this Sunday morning. This week is Trinity Sunday and we’re celebrating the Holy Trinity: one God in three persons. A difficult concept for anyone to understand, and yet one of our cornerstone doctrines. This Sunday is also Vision Sunday. We’re going to emphasize the Vision and Mission of All Saints Community Church. The All Saints Elders will also share with us.
So come, join us and help celebrate the reality of our God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Here’s the announcement:
Church @ Church this Trinity Sunday the 12th June at 10:00am
In case you missed it, you can find the service from last week (Pentecost Sunday) by clicking HERE.
And, don’t forget:

  1. This Sunday we’re hosting a Community Potluck Lunch after the service. Bring some food (if you can)—everyone is welcome. (Please note that until our renovations are complete, we do not have facilities for either heating or cooling food.)
  2. At 2:00pm on Sunday we’re hosting an All Saints Family Gathering to discuss the future of our building. We’d love to hear your ideas and input. Everyone is welcome. Please join us at 2:00pm even if you don’t attend the Potluck lunch.
    If you have any further questions about these events, or anything else for that matter, don’t hesitate to contact me.
    Thank you Church.
    Stay vigilant and prayerful.
    Love each other deeply and keep Jesus at the very centre of everything you do.
    Blessings on all you do.
    The peace of our Lord,
    Peter Klenner
    Bishop and Pastor
    All Saints Community Church
    Crescent Beach
    604.209.5570


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Less than a month ago

2022 BC Christian Ashram Retreat
Would you be willing to pray about joining us online on Friday July 8th 2:30pm to Sunday July 10th 1pm (PST) for the 2022 BC Christian Ashram retreat? It is less than a month away.
We are very much looking forward to hearing our dynamic guest speakers Pastors Giulio & Lina Gabeli. Our 2022 theme is ‘Thy Will Be Done’. We believe that this online retreat will jumpstart your spiritual life, giving you unexpected breakthroughs in your relationships.
To check out the BC Christian Ashram, just click here.
To register online, click here.
Jesus is Lord!
Yours in Christ’s refreshing love,
Rev Dr Ed Hird
p.s. Could you pass this invitation to others, perhaps in your church, who might be interested?
p.p.s. If you are too far away, you can check out a closer Christian Ashram.
P.p.s. To learn more about the United Christian Ashram movement, just click on https://engage.lightmagazine.ca/2019/11/01/dr-e-stanley-jones-global-firestarter/ and https://lightmagazine.ca/2022/04/07/dr-e-stanley-jones-and-the-united-christian-ashram-healing-service/


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Join us this morning

I’m happy to announce that we’re having Church@Church this Sunday. This week is Pentecost Sunday and we’re celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of The Church. During our Pentecost Sunday service you’ll hear many different languages spoken as we re-tell the story of how different nationalities heard the Gospel in their own language when the Holy Spirit fell in Jerusalem.

So come, join us and help tell the Pentecost story. Here’s the announcement:
Church @ Church this Pentecost Sunday the 5th June at 10:00am

In case you missed it, you can find the service from last week by clicking HERE.

Here are a couple of other really important announcements:

  1. Sunday the 12th June (next Sunday) is Vision Sunday. Two things are planned for that day:
    a. We’re going to have a Community Potluck Lunch after the service. Bring some food—everyone is welcome. (Please note that until our renovations are complete, we do not have facilities for either heating or cooling food.)
    b. At 2:00pm we’re hosting an All Saints Family Gathering to discuss the future of our building. We’d love your ideas and input. Everyone is welcome.
    Please join us at 2:00pm even if you don’t attend the Potluck lunch.
  2. As the summer approaches we’re going to need help around the church: mowing lawns, gardening, helping with Sunday services, slide projection operators, etc. If you would like to serve in any way, please let me know.

If you have any further questions about these events, or anything else for that matter, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you Church.
Stay vigilant and prayerful.
Love each other deeply and keep Jesus at the very centre of everything you do.
Blessings on all you do.

The peace of our Lord,

Peter Klenner
Bishop and Pastor
All Saints Community Church
Crescent Beach
604.209.5570


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Working through the Gospel of John

I’m happy to announce that we’re had Church@Church this Sunday May 10th at 10am. This week we continue in the Gospel of John. We’ll see how the grace and truth that Jesus brought to the world help us make sense of the world in which we live.

In case you missed it, you can find the service from last week—Ascension Sunday—by clicking HERE.
Here are a couple of other really important announcements:

  1. Sunday the 12th June is Vision Sunday. Two things are planned for that day:
    a. We’re going to have a Community Pot-Luck Lunch after the service. Bring some food—everyone is welcome. (Please note that until our renovations are complete, we do not have facilities for either heating or cooling food.)
    b. At 2:00pm we’re hosting an All Saints Family Gathering to discuss the future of our building. We’d love your ideas and input. Everyone is welcome.
    Please join us at 2:00pm, even if you don’t attend the Pot-Luck lunch.
  2. We’re collecting information about our YouTube online services. If you watch them and have any comments, we’d love to hear from you. Please email us with your comments and ideas. Thank you.
  3. As the summer approaches, we’re going to need help around the church: mowing lawns, gardening, helping with Sunday services, slide projection operators, etc. If you would like to serve in any way, please let me know.
    If you have any further questions about these events, or anything else for that matter, don’t hesitate to contact me.
    Thank you Church.
    Stay vigilant and prayerful.
    Love each other deeply and keep Jesus at the very centre of everything you do.
    Blessings on all you do.
    The peace of our Lord,
    Peter Klenner
    Bishop and Pastor
    All Saints Community Church
    Crescent Beach
    604.209.5570


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Strengthening Marriage: Bridging Emotional Cutoff

For keeners, feel free to read my doctoral thesis on strengthening marriages. Our 45 years of marriage for better for worse has taught us a lot that we love to pass on to others.

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CAREY THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE

STRENGTHENING MARRIAGE: BRIDGING EMOTIONAL CUTOFF

Doctoral Thesis Project Strengthening Marriages BEC(pdf)

BY

EDWARD ALLEN HIRD

A Doctor of Ministry Project submitted

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Ministry

Vancouver, British Columbia

May 2013

CAREY THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROGRAM

The undersigned certify that they have read, and recommend for acceptance a

Doctor of Ministry Project entitled

STRENGTHENING MARRIAGE: BRIDGING EMOTIONAL CUTOFF

Submitted by EDWARD ALLEN HIRD

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF MINISTRY.

__________________________________

Dr. Patrick J. Ducklow (Supervisor)

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Dr. James J. Ponzetti, Jr.

Date: May 26th 2013

CAREY THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE

RELEASE FORM

NAME OF AUTHOR: Edward Allen Hird

TITLE OF PROJECT: Strengthening Marriage: Bridging Emotional Cutoff

DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MINISTRY

YEAR THIS DEGREE GRANTED: 2013

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Healing marriages in Rwanda

Our 45th wedding anniversary today (May 21st 2022) reminds me of our passion we have for strengthening marriages throughout the world, including Rwanda.

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After the first marriage seminar in Ruhanga, we went for the next four days with Archbishop Emmanuel #Kolini and Rev Dr Tim Smith to speak on marriage at the Kibungo Diocesan Annual Conference involving 1200 participants. Kibungo, where we were previously in May is in Eastern Rwanda near the Tanzanian border. Click to view some Kibungo Convention photos.

It was a privilege to be teaching along with other great speakers like Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini, Rev Dr Tim Smith of Alabama, Bishop Assiel of Kigeme, Bishop Nathan of Butare, Bishop John Ruchayana, and Rev Dr Antoine, Principal of the Kigali Theological Seminary. Drawing on our new book For Better, For Worse), the Hirds taught on forgiveness and the five languages of apology in one’s marriage , based on Gary Chapman’s amazing book.

Click to see more Kibungo Convention photos,other photos, and yet more photos. The Sunday…

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