Join our worship and sound team!

The worship team is looking for musicians who play bass and/or electric guitar. Please send us an email at worship@redemptionchurch.ca if you feel God is calling you to get involved and use your gifts!

Are you a musician or do you really like music?  Do you like worship?  Are you also technical?  The sound team might be a place for you to serve our church!  All experience levels appreciated.  We’re looking for new team members for Sunday services, Ember, and other special events.  Contact Ian McLeod: sound@redemptionchurch.ca for more info.

Plan to Protect: October 22

Do you currently help out with our kids' or youth programs? Are you interested in becoming a volunteer?

Join us Saturday, October 22nd for the next Plan to Protect workshop. Come and meet other volunteers while receiving the mandatory training for all of our children and youth workers. 

The workshop will take place from 9:30am until 12:30pm at Redemption Church.

This is a new orientation training, but can also count as your annual refresher.  If you would prefer to do your annual refresher online please let Lisl know.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Lisl Baker by email, in person, or call the church office at 604-732-5577.

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 

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

Plan to Protect

Please note that this event has been changed from February 14 to March 14.

Do you currently help out with our kids' or youth programs? Are you interested in becoming a volunteer?

Join us Saturday, March 14th for the next Plan to Protect workshop. Come and meet other volunteers while receiving the mandatory training for all of our children and youth workers. 

The workshop will take place from 9:30AM until 12:30PM at Redemption Church.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Lisl Baker at lisl@pgcc.org or 604-723-7400.

Volunteer This Fall!

Want to get involved on a crew or team with the church? Back in Vancouver after a summer away and have a hankering to participate in meaningful volunteer work?

Let us know! It's a great time to get involved as a plethora of new things unfold.

Check out the various areas below - and join our volunteer community! And if you'd like to help out in any other ways, from special events to projects to a particular skill or talent you'd like to contribute, please don't be shy. Talk to one of our staff on Sunday or send us an email: info@pgcc.org

 

SERVICE CREW

Make the building ready, set up chairs, greet newcomers, facilitate communion, offering and other in-service events, and assist people with various needs and information. 

A great way to meet new people, practice hospitality and get involved in church life as part of a consistent team. 

Committment level: Once a month; minimal training required; 8am-1pm Sundays until we have more people! 

Email Megan Clark: megan@pgcc.org

 

ARTS & PHOTOS

We're always looking for new creations and ways to document our church life - so if you're creatively minded and would like to add your art or photos to our ever-changing collections, we'd love to have you. From blackboards to web space, there's room for your particular lens. 

Email Megan Clark: megan@pgcc.org

 

MULTIMEDIA

Prepare and project the worship songs, record the sermon, coordinate and project slideshows and other media for pastors and staff.  

Commitment level: Once a month; training required; 8am-12pm Sundays

Email Ian Lin: ilin09@hotmail.com

 

WORSHIP

Practice and play instruments or sing vocals as part of a band.

Commitment level: Once every three Sundays plus practice times (varys within in each band), musicianship and singing ability required.  

Email Tyson Beesley: tyson@pgcc.org

 

SOUND

Manage a complex sound board and speaker system; dynamic adjustments as required by various bands; movement of sound equipment and stage set-up as required. 

Commitment level: once a month; significant training required.  

Email Ian McLeod: creedence85@gmail.com

 

PRAYER TEAM

Come prepared to pray for people after the service; pre-service prayer at 8:30am or 10:30am.

Commitment level: Once every three weeks; personal interview and confirmation by leadership team required.  

Email Tony Vick: tonyvick@shaw.ca

 

KIDS & YOUTH MINISTRY

Every Sunday we have three different classes running for kids age 3-13 in various locations. 

Commitment level: Varied times and rotations; criminal record check required; personal interview required. 

Email Lisl Baker: lisl@pgcc.org  

BBQ this Sunday, August 3!

Hey friends, this Sunday we're firing up the barbie (imagine Tim's Australian accent here)!

This is an event for the whole family. At 10AM we'll have a time of worship and teaching, we'll enjoy hot-off-the-grill burgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs. Enjoy a slice of juicy watermelon in the sun while chatting with an old friend or meeting someone new. If you can, plan to spend the afternoon at Jericho Beach Park (south-east corner of 4th & Wallace, on the grass near the willow trees). Don't forget your beach blankets or chairs, sunscreen, frisbee or soccer ball. 

PARENTS: Childcare and youth programs will not be provided. Please plan ahead and bring the necessary toys or activities for your little ones. 

Are you able to lend a hand with set-up or tear-down? Contact Megan Clark at megan@pgcc.org if you can help. 

If you have difficulty finding us on Sunday morning, you can call or text Lisl Baker at 604-723-7400. 

See you there!

Yard Sale Extravaganza!

Did you know that far above our worship space is an attic full of lost treasures and ancient artifacts? Well it’s true, and it’s time to clean it out!

On Saturday, August 16 at 10AM we are having a Yard Sale Extravaganza!  Our building is at capacity when it comes to storage, so this yard sale will help us clean up the building, make more room, and provide an opportunity for us to meet some of our neighbours. Come hungry and with extra change because there will be a BBQ from 11am – 1pm.  A portion of the proceeds will go towards church missions (Red Frogs and The Doves)

Just like any family yard sale, it’s all hands on deck! We need your help to make this happen. Would you consider helping for one or two hours as we clean out and prepare? Here’s what we need:

Wednesday, August 13 – 6-8 people to help remove everything from the attic. Coffee and donuts provided!

Thursday, August 14 (daytime) – Help sort through what’s junk, what we’re keeping, and what we’re selling.

Friday, August 15 (daytime) – Help price and label items that will go on sale and assist with set up.

Saturday August 16 (8:30 am – 4pm)  – Help set up, cook and sell burgers, run a lemonade stand (kids this is for you!), and clean up.

Please contact Tyson or Lisl if you would like to help out. tyson@pgcc.org / lisl@pgcc.org

While we’re at it, maybe you have some things at home that you would like to clear out and sell. Families/students/households, we have some space for you to set up your own table. Please make arrangements with Tyson or Lisl ahead of time if you are interested.

If you're storing items in the attic, please claim your belongings this week!

 

Dunk Tim on Greek Day!

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Now's your chance to help fund a great cause and dunk Pastor Tim! All in one fell swoop! We're partnering with Kits House for Greek Day to get some local bigwigs in the dunk tank and help raise funds for the new Kitsilano Neighbourhood House - so donate today and come ready to soak Tim on June 22!

Tim will be in good company with some of our local and provincial members of government, community organizers and neighbourhood personalities who get to experience the dunk tank. 

You can donate by going to kitshouse.org/donate and fill in "Dunk Tank - Tim Horman" on the "Other - please specify" line. Kits House will offer tax receipts for donations over $25.00. 

Or, you can show up at 3pm on Sunday and pay $2 for one ball, and $5 for three to dunk Tim! 

For additional information, please contact Tim (tim@pgcc.org) or julier@kitshouse.org