Les Truly is More

In the evolution of Friday Night Live, I have observed that a close encounter with the guest artist is what makes the event such a phenomenal experience... and once again, I was touched by the synconicity of time, place and co-creators of experience as Les Finnegan took the stage last Friday. The conversation in... Read More

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Continuing to Respond to the Why....

Life is complicated... busy... stressful... oversheduled... underfinanced... How is it that I can find time for one more thing at the end of the week? It is actually very simple- especially when that one thing gives  balance to my life. Being a volunteer for Friday Night Live rarely feels like "work" because I get... Read More


Fierce Pride

How many of you know a published author? Well, Lynn Valley United has a budding writer in our midst, and to say we are bursting with pride is no exaggeration. The community has watched Jessica grow and develop as a person during her many years as part of this community, and she has inspired and participated  in... Read More



Looking for something new for the family to do during the long days of summer vacation? how about LVUC-to-go? This summer the CYFM team has put together " to-go" boxes with activities, games and ideas for spiritual practices to do on vacation, on the go ...or just to take time to connect (or reconnect) as family.... Read More

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Nature Encounter as a Spiritual practice

Kimiko Karpoff began her interim work with LVUC as Minister for Faith Formation this week and the question of spiritual practice (as in what was her favorite) came up during the community conversation. She mentioned picking blackberries and referenced a blog she posted a while back... so here is a LINK to that... Read More

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Walking the Solstice Sunset 'Soul Stroll'

Today Kelly and Marilyn hosted the Solstice Sunset 'Soul Stroll' which was a great excuse to wander down to LVUC. Now I'm a big fan of the new Labyrinth but I find myself spending more time on it setting up or putting away chairs, than actually walking the Labyrinth. Tonight was a wonderful evening to go for a... Read More

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Storytelling and Forgiveness

Last Friday was another great FNL experience this time with dancer and storyteller Nyla Carpentier. Sharing our stories has always been important at FNL and it was great to have a show featuring a great storyteller. Sure she danced and by the end of the night she had everyone up and dancing the steps she showed... Read More

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A Gathering of Community

Not having a fixed format for FNL has allowed us to experiment and this evening was no exception. Matt Grinke has been our 'house' musician for FNL for the past 5 years but tonight Matt was the entire show. In fact Matt is still going as the show ended an hour ago but he still has 21 hours left to go in his 24... Read More


Why Do We Care About Syria?

  Why Do We Care About Syria?   We may have never been there, or even seen photos or videos, but people live there. It was a bustling modern country, until diplomatic reason was severed, and war took over. And, well, frankly, so many countries have been at war for so long, it simply doesn’t register anymore. Life... Read More


Friday Night Live - a kairos moment

A week later, Christ's community gathered the folks at the centre of the Labyrinth.  The piano was there flanked by two black stools.  When the time was right, three musicians (Quiet Hearts Ensemble) found their way to the centre of the Labyrinth and within seconds those who had gathered around the circle were... Read More