Community Night -- Every Wednesday at 6 pmWe love eating together with our neighbours and anyone else who wants to join, and our meals are always healthy and vegetarian, with gluten-free and dairy-free options available. Join us on Wednesdays at 6 pm!
Film - OVER 18OVER 18 is a feature length documentary that provides a clear-eyed examination of pornography, its effects on kids, teens, parents/adults, families and porn stars. The GOAL is to EDUCATE Teens/Parents/Adults on the realities of pornography, HELP PARENTS/ADULTS UNDERSTAND the growing epidemic of hardcore porn usage, and PROPOSE SOLUTIONS for PREVENTING EXPOSURE and RESPONDING to ADDICTION. This educational opportunity opens a crucial discussion about the access to pornography by our kids and teens with just a click on any internet connected device. A MUST-SEE for every adult/parent, educator, child/youth worker/volunteer and church leader. This documentary is suitable for all Adults and recommended for Teens 16 & over. A panel that includes local area professionals will participate in the question period. DATE: Tuesday Nov 14, @ the First Christian Reformed Church, 2670 Victoria Dr. Vancouver. (Doors open at 6:40). Sponsored by the BC Christian Reformed Safe Church Ministry. www.bcsafechurch.com. To watch the trailer go to www.over18doc.com
KAIROS Blanket ExerciseKAIROS Blanket Exercise being offered to the community, right here at First CRC! Friday nights Oct. 20th and Nov. 3rd 7-9p.m. Description below. Congregational members and friends are more than welcome! By donation. Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org About the KAIROS Blanket Exercise The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an experiential teaching tool based on participatory popular education methodology and the major themes and findings of the 1996 Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Participants step onto blankets representing the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. Facilitators read the script and assume the role of Narrator and European explorers and settlers. The exercise builds awareness and understanding of our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by having participants literally walk through situations that include pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Participants are drawn into their roles by reading scrolls and carrying cards which ultimately determine their outcomes. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the KAIROS Blanket Exercise effectively educates while increasing empathy. It reaches both the mind and the heart. It is contributing to a movement for reconciliation through education across the country. For more info: Video: https://vimeo.com/107962612 Website: www.kairosblanketexercise.org