Hello Everyone!

There are no upcoming events for Gloria Dei in the near future.   

Here is some news from the BC Synod:

Countdown to Convention

This coming July 11-13 our church will gather in Regina for the 17th Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. You can follow and learn more about what is happening in several ways:

Subscribe to Countdown to Convention (email [email protected] with Countdown to Convention in the subject line)

Join the livestream – www.elcic.ca/In-Convention/2019-Regina/

Or follow news and posts on social media

Facebook – www.facebook.com/CanadianLutherans

Instagram – www.instagram.com/canadalutherans

Twitter – www.twitter.com/ELCICinfo

For more information read Bishop Susan C. Johnson’s column in the June issue of the Canada Lutheran. 

Thursdays in Black

During the ELCIC National Convention to be held July 11-13 in Regina, all delegates and guests are asked to wear black in solidarity with the world-wide movement speaking out against gender based violence for people of all ages and races and in homes, schools, work places, churches and communities. 

What is the Thursdays in Black Campaign?

Thursdays in Black grew out of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women (1988-1998), in which the stories of rape as a weapon of war, gender injustice, abuse, violence, and many tragedies that grow outward from such violence became all the more visible.But what also became visible was women’s resilience, agency and personal efforts to resist such violations.In every country, gender-based violence is a tragic reality. This violence is frequently hidden, and victims are often silent, fearing stigma and further violence.We all have a responsibility to speak out against violence, to ensure that women and men, boys and girls, are safe from rape and violence in homes, schools, work, streets – in all places in our societies. The campaign is simple but profound. Wear black on Thursdays. Show your respect for women who are resilient in the face of injustice and violence. Encourage others to join you.Often black has been used with negative racial connotations. In this campaign Black is used as a color of resistance and resilience. Remember to wear black on Thursday July 11 – or any Thursday!For more information on this campaign please see: https://www.oikoumene.org/en/get-involved/thursdays-in-black 

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Jean Vanier - June 27

L’Arche Greater Vancouver invites you to join us in celebrating the life and honouring the legacy of Jean Vanier. Jean, who passed away on May 7, 2019, was a Canadian social visionary and passionate advocate for people with developmental disabilities. As the founder of the L’Arche movement and co-founder of Faith and Light, he became a prominent voice for vulnerable and marginalized people around the world.Since Jean’s message of hope and peace went far beyond these organizations, L’Arche Greater Vancouver invites everyone who has been touched by his extraordinary life to attend this public celebration

.7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2019

Christ Church Cathedral

690 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC 

Peace, 

Lin