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Teaching by Doing...

Wanna make some cookies? I can't think of anyone who doesn't LOVE homemade cookies... but who has time to bake these days? It is a rare thing to take time to whip up a giant batch of cookies- even rarer for people to then plan to give them away. It's an even rarer opportunity for an elder to get to work with... Read More


Work Out Your Compassion!

September - that time of fresh beginnings and new lessons, of re-connecting and sharing tales of summer adventures, of setting goals and reflecting on changes from the past year. Some think of New Year's Eve as the time for this refelction, but it is really the school year that dictates the season of beginnings.... Read More


Fare-Well Sophia

Sunday, September 28th is Sophia's last time of leadership in worship at Lynn Valley United. This is an open invitation to anyone who has been in ministry- as part of a group, a team, an event, or any other sacred relationship- with Sophia over the past 3 years to come and celebrate a bold step onto an unfolding... Read More


Another July Birthday Blockbuster!

As if July wasn't chock-a-blok full of birthdays (including Blair, Matt and Kelly) -our dear friend Bud, who isn't often with us in church these days, spent today celebrating his 97th birthday! & thanks Marion for the regular visits that help keep Bud connected. A huge happy birthday to Bud... wishing you an... Read More

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The District of North Vancouver is turning 125 years old!

This August, the District of North Vancouver officially turns 125 years old. Many celebrations have already happened; but don't worry if you've missed these - there are still many more to come! Come together for stories and events that will mark what continues to make our community so special. This milestone is a... Read More

Goodbye Amy!

Sunday June 26th will be our last Sunday with our music minister Amy, whose presence we've so greatly enjoyed over the past year. Amy started with us in September 2015 and fit right into the LVUC family. It is extremely hard to say goodbye, as we would love to keep her with us; however, we are thrilled that she is... Read More


Mentoring Blessing

Today I was priviledged to gather with the Sunrisers and a few other church friends at the Black Bear Pub for a luncheon to celebrate the last official Sunrisers' meeting- some half century or so after they formed as the 'younger gals'.  It was interesting that the cummulative total church wisdom in the room was... Read More


Giving Excess a Second Life

It's spring here in Vancouver- warmer days, birdsong, blossoms and new life all around- constant reminders that we are in a perpetual cycle of renewal, growth, abundance and downtime. In previous years, during this "spring cleaning" season, a group of fundraising volunteers would be encouraging folks to look at... Read More


A Walk in the Wilderness

I was thinking about the season of Lent... most of my Lenten experiences at Lynn Valley United have been more cerebral in nature, so thinking about Lent is par for the course for me... and found myself getting hooked by the '40 days' scenario. Biblical writers used '40 days' (or years, as with the Isrealites... Read More


Taking a Closer Look

Jesus is quoted in the gospels to say "The poor you will always have with you." ...With that in mind, the Social Justice and Outreach Team has been asking how do we inform our community about the needs and opportunities to relieve the pressures impacting the lives of our neighbours.  On January 31, the Social... Read More