The ACW is a community of Anglican Church Women gathered together in Christian service to support and promote the total mission of the church through prayer, work, and stewardship. Its purpose is achieved through inspirational and informative programs that are offered at both parish and diocesan meetings of the ACW. In addition to parish concerns, ACW members support many worthwhile causes.
Membership is open to all women of the Anglican Church of Canada who accept the purposes and by-laws of the ACW and who make an annual contribution to the ACW Diocesan budget, either through a local ACW Parish Group, or, where no such group exists, directly to the Treasurer of the ACW Diocesan Board. St John’s ACW was established in 1899 and has met continually since.
EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY
EFM is a program of theological education by extension for lay people. The program combines texts with a process of theological reflection that enables participants to integrate their life and experience with their academic learning. The St John’s group meets on Tuesday evenings. For information speak to one of the Mentors: Anne Anchor or Trudi Shaw. To contact the mentors, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Tuesday, year-round, this group meets in the Parish Ministry Centre (next to the Church), at 10:15 am. We study different books of the Bible, we have book studies, we watch movies, and we connect and discuss. We encourage an open mind and a willingness to offer your questions and points of view. All are welcome!
Our Director of Music is LaRee Mohr. The choir sings at the 10:00 service every week, except in the summer. A wide variety of traditional and contemporary music, service music, and anthems are offered. New members are welcome at any time. Please contact the Church for choir practice dates and times. For more information, please email email@example.com.
ST. JOHN’S MEN’S GROUP
We gather from time to time for breakfast and friendly discussion. We get together in good part just to get to know each other.
We are also looking at the possibility of some more focused discussions, and we have contributed to parish life by taking on certain practical projects like the repair of the stage in the parish hall.
Check with the parish office on (604) 936 7762 about the date and time of the next men’s gathering.
St. John’s Family Food Bank bank is held on the first and third Thursday each month. Doors open and registration begins at 10:30 am.
Your contributions of non-perishable food items are welcome and are offered at the altar along with our gifts of bread and wine. Donations may also be sent to St John’s Church.
Families living in the Tri-Cities area are eligible to attend the food bank: please bring identification to register.
There is a Church School program for all children ages 3 to 11 inclusive, every Sunday at 10 am.
There is a well-equipped nursery for infants and small children beside the sanctuary. It is connected to the church through an audio system, so parents in the nursery can hear the service.
CHILDREN AND COMMUNION
Baptised children of all ages are encouraged to receive Holy Communion, and resources are provided for them to learn and grow in their understanding of the sacrament.