Monday, 27 January 2014

Reboot Refresh Revision: Day 2 - JOIN US!!

Reboot Refresh Revision:  Day 2
We continue to explore our Vision and Ministry

Saturday February 1, 2014
9:00 am – 2:30 pm

St. Paul’s Cathedral Kamloops BC
All are welcome!
Your input is vital, your voice and vision matter!!

Lunch provided.  Children’s program.
rsvp @ 372 3912 or email:
Building on the strength of the experience and the fine materials gleaned at the October 28, 2013 Revision Day, we will reconvene to discern the future ministry of St. Paul’s Cathedral. 

At the Fall Gathering we spent time in small  groups to reflect on two questions:
            * What is your experience at St. Paul’s Cathedral NOW?
            * What is the Church you hope to see?

The common ‘key words’ from the NOW experience included sentiments of caring, support, affirmation, community, family, diversity, welcoming, friendly, spirit-filled, warmth, nourishing, boring, out of date, renewing.   This helps us define who we are as the Cathedral community:  as the body of Christ.

The common ‘key words’ from what people HOPE TO SEE for our Church were grouped into 8 Themes. The 8 Themes were: Outreach; Youth; Sustainability; Inclusiveness; Relevance; Spirituality; Worship; Leadership.  This helps us understand what our ministry as God’s people is  and is to be into the future.

Our Day together on February 1, 2014 will use these 8 themes, these 8 ministries, and build a deeper understanding of the future directions we are to go as a church.  We will explore what God wants of us, and how this ministry will be done.

Please join us.  It promises to be another fine day of prayer, laughter, exploration and discernment.  Your voice and input are VITAL.  We want as many folks to attend as are able.  If you were not at the fall day, no worries!  All are welcome and we want everyone’s input and presence. 

Please pre-register and let us know you are coming, by calling the office, or emailing us at:

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Winter Retreat: Keep Calm and Love God

Winter Retreat: Keep Calm and Love God

When: February 7-10 2014 
Cost: $150 for programming, meals and accommodation
For: Teens aged 13-19, Young Adults up to age 25, and their leaders

What: Gather together at Sorrento Centre for a fantastic weekend of retreat. 

The primary purpose of this weekend is to be a retreat: a chance to take a breath in amongst the beauty of Sorrento Centre in the winter.

There will be times to gather as a community for inspiring worship, some great games and meals together. Some wonderful speakers will explore how God’s love for each of us brings us together for the love of the world.

Registration: Is now open online at, you can find all the details about the weekend there too!  

If you have any questions about this retreat please talk to our Youth Coordinator, Melissa (

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Thoughts from Youth Group...

Last week at youth group our Young People reflected on these questions:
What word do you want to carry with you this year?
What word will be your inspiration this year?
What word will you hold before you as you seek to discover it in the world?

... Balance... Joy... Creativity... Gratitude... Abundance... Hope... Adventure... Love...

We invite you to reflect with us... What word are you carrying with you into this year? And maybe you'll feel like finding a creative way to help you remember your word like we did!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

"Re-Boot, Re-Fresh, Re-Vision"

Day 2

The Future of our Church
A day to continue the work of reflection, discernment and visioning for the Mission and Ministry of the Cathedral in times of historic change.  We will continue the shared work done in October 2013 and set the course for our future. 

Saturday February 1, 2014
9:00 am – 2:30 pm

St. Paul’s Cathedral Kamloops BC
All are welcome!
Your input is vital, your voice and vision matter!!

Lunch provided.  Children’s program.
rsvp @ 372 3912 or email:

*For more information click on the  "Reboot, Refresh, Revision: Visioning Day 2" option on the right hand side.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Book Chat: Without Guarantee: In Search of a Vulnerable God

Book Chat:  January 19th, following the 10 am service.   
Without Guarantee: in search of a vulnerable God
There are two questions people often ask, sometimes plaintively, sometimes angrily:
          Why doesn't God fix life?
          What does it mean, really, to say "God is love"?
Bob Purdy's new book speaks directly to those two questions. He begins with two assumptions: that love in human experience is always vulnerable, and that power is defined for us by our experience of domination power, which means control and manipulation enforced by some kind of violence. 
If love is vulnerable, then God also must be vulnerable. That means open to hurt, rejection, misunderstanding and failure. That is the opposite of domination power.
Bob then explores that vulnerable divine love in relation to prayer, authority, evolution, justice and Jesus.
Bob Purdy is a retired priest and archdeacon, now living near Grand Forks. Join him and others from the Cathedral congregation to explore Without Guarantee on Sunday January 19th after 10 am worship. Gine Rose has a few copies of the book for sale, if you wish to read it before the study event.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Images from Christmas