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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

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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

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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

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Life is a Journey

Life is a Journey, and sometimes the path infront of you takes unexpected turns. Sometimes those turns take the form of heartache and sorrow, leaving you wondering how you can go on, wondering would you have taken that path if you'd known where it led, wondering if there was a different path that would have led to... Read More

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Thin Places and Seeing Things with a New Light

This was a very hard week for me, full of anxiety, disappointment, loss, and the knowledge that next week will only be far worse. Friday crept up on me from behind, tapped me on the shoulder and all of a sudden I found myself setting up for FNL. The weather was horrid, and with one of my favourite performers... Read More

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Liminal Places

Walking a labyrinth has been described as a 'liminal' experience. This is what I learned from Marilyn Mann during our open house in the new building. But "what is a liminal space", was the question and how is this relavent to LVUC at this time.  This evening was our first Friday Night Live in the new space, and... Read More

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Check out a fresh, new format!

Friday Night Live re-opens  in our new home at Lynn Valley United on January 27th, 2017 Those who have followed the FNL journey for the past few years will know there's been continual innovation to respond to the input and energy of our FNL community. Combining this feedback and the vision of how FNL can truly be... Read More

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We'll Be Home for Christmas!

There's no place like home for the holy days! Annoucning the plan to move Sunday Worship services into a beautiful new spiritual home for the congregation on Sunday, December 18! The office and church programs and events will move in as volunteers and staff find time over the next month... and watch for an... Read More

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Board of Governance Reviews LVUC Mission Strategy

After 6 years of operating from a set of assumptions and plans, the Board of Governance tabled its review of the mission strategy at it's October meeting.  The report is a synthesus and interpretation of the annual reports of the previous six years and summarizes the accomplishments and the challenges.   Read More