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Update on the Oikos Project

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Update on the Oikos Project

• We now have a signed contract with the Roman Catholic Archbishop Miller (He signed the contract on Saturday afternoon.)

• We have put down a $50,000 non-refundable deposit.

• We have raised over $250,000 to date.

• We still need just under $2 million dollars by January 15th 2021

• You are invited to join us online every night at 7pm PST for our eight days of prayer & fasting for the Oikos Project. Prayer is the key to breakthrough. Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 604 209 5570

You are welcome to join us in end of year giving to the Oikos Project.  

We have included the links to the short video and website.



Rev Dr Ed Hird


p.s. Here is the latest Light Magazine article on the Oikos Project https://lightmagazine.ca/2020/10/02/buying-a-church-building-in-the-midst-of-a-pandemic/

and in a recent Church For Vancouver Magazine https://churchforvancouver.ca/around-town-james-he-qi-mental-health-oikos-project-bible-gateway/

and in Judi Vankevich’s video https://youtu.be/mjlx6_T81Zk

and in a great Peace Arch newspaper article just published about the Oikos Project https://www.peacearchnews.com/community/purchase-aims-to-restore-historic-crescent-beach-landmark/

P.p.s. Our US friends who want to donate to Project Oikos can send a cheque to:

New Covenant Anglican Church

Attention: Bishop Buffington

800 Tuskawilla Road

Winter Springs, FL 32708

Please make the cheque out to the Anglican Mission International and put “Project Oikos” in the memo line.

They’ll make sure that USA 🇺🇸 donors receive a tax receipt.

⁃ Canadians can donate though CanadaHelps


Or by Mail

Send a cheque to:

All Saints Community Church

P.O. Box 75068

R.P.O. White Rock

Surrey, B.C. V4A 0B1

⁃ (Please make cheques out to All Saints Community Church and specify “Project Oikos” on the memo line.)

Or by INTERAC e-Transferred er

Send an Interac e-Transfer to:


(Please provide your mailing address and postcode and designate your e-transfer to “Project Oikos”.  See GIVING page for further details.)

Please note that all donations to All Saints Community Church are tax-deductible.

100% of your donation will go to the purchase and refurbishment of the building.

Author: edhird

I was the Rector of St. Simon's Church North Vancouver, B.C for 31 years, from 1987 to 2018. Ordained in 1980, I have also served at St. Philip's Vancouver and St. Matthew's Abbotsford. My wife Janice and I have three sons James, Mark, and Andrew. I was the Past President and Chaplain for Alpha Canada. While serving as the National Chair for Anglican Renewal Ministries of Canada, I was one of three co-signers of the Montreal Declaration of Anglican Essentials For the past 31 years, I have been privileged to write over 400 articles as a columnist on spiritual issues for local North Vancouver newspapers. In the last number of years, I have had the opportunity to speak at conferences and retreats in Honduras, Rwanda, Uganda, Washington State, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland, and Ontario. My book For Better, For Worse: discovering the keys to a lasting relationship, coauthored with Janice Hird, can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/Better-Worse-Discovering-lasting-relationship/dp/0978202236/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1535555614&sr=8-1 My sequel Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit, with a foreword by Dr JI Packer, is online with Amazon.com in both paperback http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/097820221X/ref=redir_mdp_mobile and ebook form http://tiny.cc/tanhmx . In Canada, Amazon.ca has it available in paperback http://tiny.cc/dknhmx and ebook http://tiny.cc/wmhmmx . It is also posted on Amazon UK (paperback and ebook ), Amazon France (paperback and ebook), and Amazon Germany (paperback and ebook). Restoring Health is also available online on Barnes and Noble in both paperback and Nook/ebook form. Nook gives a sample of the book to read online: http://tiny.cc/vj3bmx . Indigo also offers the Kobo ebook version: http://tiny.cc/kreonx . You can also obtain it through ITunes as an IBook: http://tiny.cc/1ukiox The book 'Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit' focuses on strengthening a new generation of healthy leaders. Drawing on examples from Titus' healthy leadership in the pirate island of Crete, it shows how North Americans can embrace a holistically healthy life. In order to obtain a copy of the prequel book 'Battle for the Soul of Canada', please send a $18.50 cheque to 'Ed Hird', 102-15168 19th Avenue, Surrey, BC V4A 0A5. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD. For more info, please click on www3.telus.net/st_simons/nsnews030.html

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