Budding Relationship with Camp Fircom

Lynn Valley United is thrilled to announce that we are growing our partnership with Camp Fircom this summer! We are sending LVUC's Community Minister for Chirldren, Youth and Families, Sophia Ducey, to this spectacular camp  on Gambier Island to provide spiritual life direction and leadership as Camp... Read More


Dev #15 - The Symbolism of Cranes

It has been a crazy month- so first of all, let me apologize for not having written for so long. I moved back into the Lynn Valley neighbourhood at the beginning of May (after living and working in my upper-Lonsdale home for nearly 20 years) and then helped produce a rock show to celebrate Friday Night Live's... Read More


FNL 100th Performance Celebration

A huge thank you to everyone who came to the May 22 "Local Legends of Rock" event that celebrated Friday Night Live's 100th show! This evening exceeded our expectations - over 240 people joined us in this magical celebration of life memories, music, and shared experiences. Our photographer, Joel Grinke,... Read More


Dev #14- Love Thy Neighbour

Do you see what I see? I ran into a neighbour of the church today- a bright and cheerful and chatty young woman with a friendly little white dog. I had been on the sidewalk of their property leaning over the fence to capture the latest images of the worksite at the church, and being somewhat sensitive to what had... Read More


Dev #13- Moving Heaven and Earth

Today I stood in the misty rain for a bit to watch the intricate timing of machine and human play out in a precisely choreographed routine... a tandem truck rolls into the site, the excavator puts 3 massive scoops of earth into the first car, a second tandem truck approaches the driveway, the truck rolls forward... Read More


Development #12 - A New Thing!

Extolling the excellence of an active excavator exudes excitement exactly as expected! Amusing as tongue-twisters are to pass time while awaiting the issue of permits, the thrilling news today is that the permist have now been processed and the digging begins! Stay tuned as our redeveloment partners at Marcon help... Read More


Development #11

Each of us is on a path of discovery, and no matter where you are on the path, you are bound to find a fellow traveller if you just look up from your own two feet... While waiting for construction permits has slowed progress on the construction site, there is still much going on with the congregation! And it is so... Read More


Development #10

Our roots are showing!   For some time, a poem has been rattling in my brain. Rarely do these things stick with me unless there is some sort of transformational work underway- like when you feel an emotional pinch at a seemingly harmless comment and stop to look at it with some curiosity later: " I wonder why I... Read More


Development #9

I rarely quote scripture as a matter of conversation, but today I can't stop thinking about Isaiah 40: 4, which is the setting for the prophecy introduction in "Every Valley"- the second number in Handel's "Messiah." The crooked shall be made straight, the rough plain.  While the biblical reference is to preparing... Read More


Development #8

It has been suggested that my "day" naming scheme is confusing, because there is more than one day in between blogs, so I am now numbering them as "development"... well you'll see as I go forward, what that means. The picture I took today shows the newly installed site office for the Mill House project- it is a... Read More