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 “Journeying together in God’s love”

What's New:

The BC fire situation has worsened again. All of the Williams Lake and area (some 24,000 people) have been evacuated. The latest map of BC fires can be viewed at, and at this time, the situation is serious.  A special emergency fund has been established by PWRDF for this situation, and any donations may be submitted by credit card or on-line at the web site.  This may be updated further at .  All funds intended for emergency relief such as this go to the intended use, nothing is retained for administrative overhead. In Canada, PWRDF always partners with our own dioceses and parishes to get the fastest response possible. In this situation, all parishes in the affected areas of central BC are on standby to assist as necessary.   Let us all direct our prayers that these people will be safe.     
Geoff Strong
PWRDF Diocesan Representative (Vancouver Island)  

Friday Nite Basketball:  
This is a non-profit, faith based program run by Athletes in Action.  We place a strong emphasis on developing the fundamental skills of basketball and we accomplish this through drills, fun activities and age appropriate games.  Youth in grades 1 - 10 are invited to Develop Skills, Make Friends and Build Character in this program.  Registration for Friday Nite Basketball will be on Thursday July 27, 2 - 7 pm at Christ Community Church and Saturday September 9, 10 am - 5 pm., at Woodgrove Center. An additional registration event will be held in Cinnabar Valley in August. Volunteer coaches and cross-trainers (story tellers) still needed.   For more information, contact Registrar Joan Hiemstra 250-758-3773 or email [email protected]  

Thanks to you, $379,000 is eligible for government Famine Relief matching fund! 
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund is pleased to report it has received $379,000 in donations toward famine relief. These funds will be matched 1:1 in the federal government’s Famine Relief Fund, which ran from March 17 to June 30, 2017.   Using $20,000 of its equity in the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, PWRDF has already supported an ADRA (Adventist Relief and Development Agency) South Sudan food distribution project.  Watch this short utube videos to find out more:  and  

The federal fund matching period has ended, but PWRDF is still accepting donations to its Famine Relief Fund as the need continues.

Geoff Strong, PWRDF Diocesan Representative on Vancouver Island

What's Happening at St. Philip's:

BCP Booklets:  If you have accidentally brought your booklet home, could you please return it, the next time you are at the church?  The numbers are dwindling.  Thank-you!

Bishop Logan visiting: Sunday, September 17th
Bishop Logan will be at our services at St Philip's on Sunday 17th September. If anyone would like to consider being confirmed by Bishop Logan on that day, please come and have a chat with David.


Community Events:

Superhero Walk Nanaimo:   This "Walk the Wall" event in Nanaimo raises money for International China Concern. ICC is an organization that cares for orphans and individuals with disabilities in China. Walk the Wall is an international event and this will be the second walk in Nanaimo.   This event is taking place Saturday, August 5th at 3:30pm at Maffeo Sutton Park. Please see poster below, for more information.

Global Leadership Summit: This year St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Nanaimo is once again hosting the Global Leadership Summit in partnership with Generations and Christ Community Churches, in Nanaimo on August 10th & 11th. Please click on the following link for full details of this year’s event

We Together Diocesan Conference - 15th & 16th September - Update
Renewed Hearts, Renewed Spirits, Renewed People
The "We Together" Diocesan Conference is being held on September 15-16 and will take place at Christ Church Cathedral and the Cathedral School in Victoria. Please keep an eye open for more information as it comes available and do seriously consider going to one or both days.