Pioneer Pacific Camp - Leadership Opportunity

Need a summer break activity? Pioneer Pacific Camp has been having the privilege of hosting FULL camps this summer and to support this, they are recruiting additional youth leaders! Consider joining Pioneer Pacific Camp as a youth leader for the remainder of August.

For more details, email Kaycie here

Fine Arts Multiversity 2016 - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Join us for lunch and help us set up for our week in Narnia immediately after the service this Sunday. 

From July 11-15, 2016, Redemption Church is hosting a: 

FINE ARTS MULTIVERSITY

A Marvelous, Masterful, and Magical place for all ages to unleash creative genius.

Join us for our second year as we explore another classic.  Using C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe as inspiration, all of the sessions take their lead from the characters, imagination, and wonder of Narnia, culminating in a final multigenerational musical theatre production.

Participants of all ages from Grade 1-Grandparents can register for full or half days.  Participants starting Kindergarten in September 2016 are welcome to register for our morning-only sessions.  We will need ALL participants for the FULL DAY on Friday, July 15 to prepare for our final presentation. 

Which fine arts will be explored – and what should I expect at these sessions?

Participants will experience the variety of skills required in mounting a theatre production from start to finish.  All participants will be encouraged to try their hand at a variety of activities, but may focus on one or two primary skills.  The degree of involvement in each area (theatre/backstage) will be at the discretion of the director.

THEATRE (Drama, music, choreography)

BACKSTAGE (Set building and design, costumes, props, make-up, technical)

Who is leading the multiversity – and what do they know about fine arts?

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Aloha Johnson is our enthusiastic leader and she brings to the table more than 30 years of experience working with children of all ages, youth and adults in a variety of settings; from one-on-one, to small groups, to the classroom, to seminars, to audience presentations. Her passion for the arts runs deep and her ability to communicate that passion and pass on the learning is legendary.

With a degree in Fine Arts, a practical application of that degree in visual arts and many theatre genres--including musical theatre, comedy, street theatre, improv and choral music—Aloha utilizes all types of music (classical, sacred, modern) and welcomes all ages into community to provide a unique creative learning experience for all. 

Aloha hails from Vancouver and has raised four children who have followed in her creative footsteps and are pursuing their passion for the arts in a variety of ways as well.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR:  Lisl Baker was born and raised in a small arts community in Ontario where she had the privilege of participating in multiple choirs, plays, and musical theatre productions at school and in her community.  She enjoys being on the stage and supporting others so they, too, can shine.  Lisl loves leading teams that nurture life, creativity, and can get things done! 

Lisl is a full-time staff member at Redemption Church and is Aloha’s right hand lady when it comes to the logistics, details, and communication involved with our Fine Arts Multiversity.  She is looking forward to gathering and supporting all of the volunteers it will take to pull off what we expect will be another fantastic week of ‘creative genius.’  And she can’t wait to meet YOU! 

What will a typical day look like at the Fine Arts Multiversity? (FAM)

A typical day at the FAM will look something like this:

9:00 ~ Welcome and Check-in
9:20-10:25 ~ Theatre/Backstage
10:25-10:40 ~ BREAK
10:40-11:55 ~ Theatre/Backstage
11:55-12:00 ~ Check-out (half)
12:00-1:00 ~ SUPERVISED LUNCH  [Send lunch with your child(ren)!]
1:00-1:20 ~ Check-in
1:20-2:30 ~ Theatre (Principle Actors)/Backstage
2:30-2:45 ~ BREAK
2:45-3:55 ~ Theatre (Principle Actors)/Backstage
3:55-4:00 ~ Check-out

When and Where can I register?

You, your friends, and family members can register online. Just keep scrolling down this page to find our Registration Form. Detailed Emergency Contact, Medical Info and Liability Release Forms will be available after you have registered. 

Registration: 

EARLY BIRD PRICING until June 30! 

  • $100 for half-days or $150 for full days.  UNTIL JUNE 30, 2016
  • $150 for half-days or $200 for full days.  AFTER JULY 1, 2016

$15 off half-day and $25 off full-day registration when you refer a friend.  If you refer 6 friends (non-immediate family members) then your registration is FREE!  *Friends need to put your name in their online registration form*

Families who register more than 2 children will receive an additional registration discount for full-day participants: 3 children ($50 off), 4 children ($100 off) etc.

Some financial scholarships are available. Contact Lisl Baker to apply. 

Make cheques payable to: Redemption Church ~ Memo: Fine Arts Multiversity.  Please deliver or mail to Redemption Church at 3512 W 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V6R 1W3.  

All payment is due on Monday, July 11, 2016.  

More help needed:

We're looking for a wide range of volunteers to help us make our week of Multiversity a great time for all.  If you are skilled in any of the following areas and keen to be part of a multigenerational team, please contact Aloha Johnson or Lisl Baker to learn more.

  • Drama
  • Art
  • Music
  • Set design and building
  • Prop design and building
  • Costume design/sewing
  • Hair and make-up
  • Technical: lights, sound, video
  • General coaching and mentoring; group leading or supporting
  • Lunch supervising
  • Cleaning and tidying during the week
  • Hospitality – helping to host our final BBQ on July 15

Registration form for volunteers and participants

Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
Parent/Guardian Phone Number *
Parent/Guardian Phone Number
Please select your session. Choose both if you are registering for full days. *
Lunch supervision is included for full day participants. Please send a lunch with your child(ren). *All participants starting Kindergarten in September 2016 are welcome to register for Mornings only*

 

Summer Sunday Soccer

Lace up your runners and come out to Trimble Park for Sunday soccer!

Beginning Sunday, May 24th, a group of folks from Redemption will be heading to Trimble Park for pick-up soccer. Games will begin at 2pm every Sunday afternoon. Feel free to invite your friends, everyone is welcome.

For more details, see Sam Lippitt or Ashish Joseph

Please note that this Sunday, August 30, will be the final Sunday of Summer Soccer. Hope to see you there!

Fine Arts Multiversity

 

From July 20-24, 2015, Redemption Church is hosting our first ever 

FINE ARTS MULTIVERSITY

A Marvelous, Masterful, & Merry place for all ages to unleash creative genius.

Using the amazing Dr. Seuss as inspiration, all of the sessions take their lead from the colours, rhyme, language, visuals and characters from the stories and wonder of Seuss.  These sessions will each contribute to our Snippets of Seuss" extravaganza, which closes out the week of our multiversity. All are invited to present at the extravaganza, whether it be to the invited audience at the production or in the art gallery. 

Participants of all-ages can register for a half or full day of creative learning.  

  • 9am-12pm: Dance & Music

  • 1pm-4pm: Art & Drama  (Lunch supervision provided)

We will conclude our week with a celebratory performance.  

Music

Have you ever itched to try your hand at songwriting? Do you think you have a song within you just bursting to be heard?  Do you have an important message that needs to be spoken? Do you realize that putting a message to a melody is a powerful way for it to be remembered?

Would you like to be a part of something more powerful than a single voice singing alone? This session will have three parts: 1) the group sing 2) the lyrics of songwriting 3) the melody of songwriting. The goal of the week is to perform the original songs that the individuals/group have composed.

Dance

Movement of any kind is a joy, but in dance there is a particular kind of joy expressed. That is increased exponentially when able to be done with a group. In this session we will be looking at a kind of folkdance called hip hop and the stories it tells.

Art

In this session we will explore Seussian sculpture in the form of papier mache. Whether a mini-sculpture of personal size or a mammoth sculpture done by group effort and included in the sets for our production, there will be something for all creative zaniness. Painting and drawing techniques will also be included.

Theatre

Seuss walks off the page in this session as many of his well-loved books are brought to life in 3D stories with living characters. Be a part of the fun as Sam and Cat battle it out, as Fox and Knox get the audience involved, and some not-so-well-known characters are introduced to the land of the living.

Bio

Our enthusiastic leader, Aloha Johnson, brings to the table 30+ years experience working with children of all ages, youth and adults in a variety of settings; from one-on-one, to small groups, to the classroom, to seminars, to audience presentations. Her passion for the arts runs deep and her ability to communicate that passion and pass on the learning is legendary.

With a degree in Fine Arts, a practical application of that degree in visual arts and many theatre genres--including musical theatre, comedy, street theatre, improv and choral musicAloha utilizes all types of music (classical, sacred, modern) and welcomes all ages into community to provide a unique creative learning experience for all. 

Aloha hails from Vancouver and has raised four children who have followed in her creative footsteps and are pursuing their passion for the arts in a variety of ways as well.

Registration: 

Early bird pricing extended to Sunday, July 12! 

  • $100 for half-days or $150 for full days.  UNTIL JULY 12, 2015

  • $150 for half-days or $200 for full days.  AFTER JULY 12, 2015

$15 off half-day and $25 off full-day registration when you refer a friend.  If you refer 6 friends (non-immediate family members) then your registration is FREE!  *Friends need to put your name in their online registration form*

Some financial scholarships are available. Contact Lisl Baker to apply. 

Make cheques payable to: Point Grey Community Church ~ Memo: Fine Arts Multiversity.  Please deliver or mail to Redemption Church at 3512 W 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V6R 1W3.  

All payment is due on July 20, 2015.  

More help needed:

We're looking for volunteers in all areas of the arts to help in the planning stages and during the camp in July. Please contact Aloha Johnson or Lisl Baker if you're interested in learning more.

Come and join us in creating something fun and exciting for the whole community!

 

Registration Form for Volunteers and Participants 

Name *
Name
Please select your session. Choose both if you are registering for full days. *Lunch supervision included in cost for full-day registrants.* *

Pioneer Pacific Camp

Parents, kids, and youth! 

Pioneer Pacific Camp, an Inter-Varsity camp, invites you to join them for a one-of-a-kind camp experience. Space is still available for enthusiastic volunteers and campers of all ages. Are your kids desperate to go to summer camp, but you haven't been able to sign them up? Register now and apply for a scholarship. Do you have special pancake-flipping skills? Sign up to be a volunteer in their kitchen. Are you a student looking to hang out with kids again for a week? Apply to be a Cabin Leader. Check out Pioneer Pacific Camp! You can visit their website here or give them a ring at 1-800-784-1415.

Homestay with a Heart: Host a Student this Summer

We love hospitality, and welcoming newcomers, so if you have one or more spare rooms in your house, consider hosting an international student coming to Vancouver this summer!

You'll be compensated as you practice hospitality, make a new friend and learn about a new culture. Visit homestayheart.com or email Lucia Lam for more info: llucia@alumni.ubc.ca

Greek Day aka Church on the Street Day!

We've been hearing about how to live out our faith in community this last little while, and now we've got the chance to get practical!  

Last year we had a fabulous time doing the same thing at two of Vancouver's busiest street festivals, and made lots of new friends, helped people relax, and blessed many with rest and a place to pause amidst the crowds. 

This year on Sunday, June 22nd, our signature summer event will be on the street in front of the Hollywood Theatre for Greek Day, alongside community partners Kitsilano Neighbourhood House and Vancity. We'll need between 30-50 volunteers to make this event a success, so mark the date on your calendars now and join us that Sunday for some service in action! 

Sign up today: sarah@pgcc.org or erincarbol@gmail.com

Opportunities include:

Supporting Greek Days Volunteers:

4 volunteers for Greek Days Kids’ Area throughout the day to give Greek Days volunteers breaks. 

Skills: willing to work with kids & parents in a busy area

Info Table:

4-6 people (in shifts of 2) willing to man our info table throughout the day and talk to people about our church as well as our history at the Hollywood/developments.

Skills: Networking and people skills; willing to talk to strangers and speak on behalf of the church 

Marketing & Promotion:

If you're artistic or media savvy and want to help with presentation in advance - any graphic design, posters, business cards or ways to show who we are in a public space/format (art, posters, telling the story etc) would be helpful!

Set-up:

4-5 people to unload the van, set up tents, couches, tables and gear; help lift and carry things.

Skills: muscles and ability to start at 9:00am Sunday.

Tear-down:

4-5 people to pack up gear, clean up area; return things to church building and storage.

Skills: muscles, organization

Time: 4-6pm 

Chill Tent/Oasis: 

4 people always present on 2-3 hour shifts each

Duties:

Mingle, greet, facilitate area, provide info and water refills (cooler or bottles).

Connect with people and chill out with them, monitor and keep area clean.

We will be there to help people who need a rest from the crowds, a cup of water, a moment of quiet; a cell phone recharge etc

Manage sidewalk chalk area for kids, chairs for parents to sit and rest in; manage colouring sheets of the Hollywood & handing out crayon boxes. 

Volunteer Tent:  

2 people every 2 hours  (~8 people)

Space for volunteers from Kits House and Vancity to take a break, get a snack, stash their gear, take a rest, connect with someone.

Supervisors/Overseers:

2-3 people wanting to gain event management experience to help oversee all areas and coordinate organization and trouble-shooting with Sarah Kift (basically be extra Sarahs - be able to know the big picture in terms of volunteers, logistics, timing, gear, and task lists as well as regular check-ins of specific areas). 

Working with Vancity and Kits House:

Volunteers to work alongside Kits House and Vancity volunteers at their tents throughout the day, running games and activities.

Skills: people wanting to make community connections and build bridges with our partners; show our love for the community in a practical way through serving with them shoulder to shoulder.

 Scheduled shifts will be organized with Vancity & Kits House. 

Volunteer Party - June 18

All volunteers will be invited to an orientation/pizza party here at the church on Wednesday, June 18th, where you'll receive an awesome t-shirt to wear at Greek Days, your assigned role and shift time and a chance to meet and greet our friends and fellow volunteers and staff at Vancity and Kits House. 

Sign up today!

sarah@pgcc.org

erincarbol@gmail.com

 

 

We Don't Know What You're Doing This Summer...

Are you on a volunteer team or crew? Are you currently on the Sunday schedule? 

We don't know what you're doing this summer, and we would love to know so we can plan for summer services and schedules.

If you're planning to be away, please let the office know as soon as you can so we can keep things updated and running smoothly through the summertime.

Also, summer is a great time to volunteer and get involved if you are sticking around - and we've got lots of openings on our various crews as well as some fun weekend events and outreach opportunties, so contact the staff today to find out how you can help:

info@pgcc.org