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Upcoming Carey Institute Events
February 22 Sechelt: Transitions of Life
March 1 Kamloops: A Walk Up To Easter
March 22 White Rock: Transitions of Life
March 29 Leduc: Transitions of Life
April 14-21 Holy Week: no seminars
April 26 Summerland: Transitions of Life
April 26 Charlie Lake: It Takes A Village
May 3 Centre for Worship Studies SERIES: “Psalms For All Ages”
May 3 External event with Dr. Jonathan Wilson at FBC Vancouver
May 13 & 14 Vancouver: Non-Profit Management
May 17 Winnipeg: Dynamics of Board Leadership (pending)
May 25 Carey Grad Celebration
July 8-11 Praying and Reading Scripture Through Chinese Painting (Sam Ho~ taught in Cantonese)
August 18-23 Retreat with Rob Des Cotes @ Carey
If you missed our book launch, feel free to come by the Carey Centre for our exhibition or contact Joyce Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about her book.
Books are available for purchase at Carey Centre (front desk) or by calling 604.224.4308.
Below is Joyce’s Introduction to her book. Enjoy!
Rediscover the Fading Memories – The Early Chinese Canadian Christian History
Much have been written on Chinese-Canadian history, particularly on the topic of the Gold Rush, Chinese labourers and the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, head tax and voting issues, racial discrimination, Chinatowns and Chinese “social evils.” While Jiwu Wang wrote an excellent historical survey titled, “His Dominion” and the “Yellow Peril”: Protestant Missions to Chinese Immigrants in Canada, 1859-1967, which added a significant contribution to a neglected area of history affecting the life of Chinese Canadians, more Chinese Canadian Christian stories needs to be recovered in order to illustrate the social dynamic of religious life affecting Chinese Canadians in the early days.
The Christian Church, a primarily “white” institution during those days, went against the predominant social ethos and touched thousands of lives of Chinese immigrants and their children, primarily through education. The aspirations of the Christian Church was to integrate rather than segregate the “Orientals” into the Canadian society, to make them good citizens of the kingdom in heaven and on earth, and to “civilize” them through the ethics of the Western Church. As a result, many Chinese immigrants and their children who had been denied of their rights to be educated and to practice as professionals, received opportunities to break through the stereotypic fate as labourers and advance in their educational and career paths through their relationship with the Christian Church.
The church continued to play an important role in the lives of the Canadian-born generation, making it possible for bright Chinese women to enter university and professions. (“Family, Work and Survival: Chinese Women in Ontario,” Polyphony (2000), p. 39)
This project explores stories of such transformation – how Christian beliefs and ministry of the Christian church to the Chinese immigrants and their children influenced immigrant lives and opened up vast opportunities for them to receive quality education, to gain an access to Western cultural life, to move beyond their social confinement and integrate and succeed in the Canadian society. Majority of the content covers the pre-1940 era. Among this group of Chinese-Canadian Christians, we witness the birth of pioneer Chinese-Canadian pastors, doctors, nurses, military leaders, University professors, scientists, politicians and beyond.
重尋褪色的回憶 – 早期加國華人基督徒歷史
在加拿大華人歷史的檔案中，有關淘金熱、華工與太平洋鐵路建設、人頭稅、選舉權、種族歧視、唐人街與華人社會等議題已有不少的出版。Jiwu Wang 之佳作:《神權與黃禍：基督教向加拿大華人的宣教事工1859-1967》(譯名) ，為加國華人基督教歷史提供了一個全面的概覽，填補了加拿大華人歷史中被忽略的一頁，但更多加國華人基督徒的故事仍有待重尋，以說明社會與宗教的互動關係如何影響早期加國華人的生活。
「家庭、事業與生存：安省的華裔婦女」Polyphony (2000) 第卅九頁
Friday November 29 & Saturday November 30Friday Contemplative Service 7:00-9:00 p.m. Led by Rob Des Cotes (free, donations gratefully accepted)
Explore ways and practices to help us stay grounded in Christ in the midst of the Christmas rush. A contemplative evening of worship, readings and prayer as we prepare our hearts to receive our King.Friday-Saturday Prayer Vigil 9:00 p.m. Friday-9:00 p.m. Saturday
Following the contemplative service, West Point Grey Baptist will be hosting a 24 hour silent prayer vigil. Prayer stations with journals, candles, and art supplies will be provided throughout the church. All are welcome. (On-site host provided 9 p.m.-midnight Friday, and 8 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Saturday).
* this event is co-sponsored by Carey Institute and West Point Grey Baptist
You are invited to a PUBLIC LECTURE hosted by Carey at Oakridge Lutheran Church, entitled “Liturgy and Spiritual Formation” featuring keynote speaker Dr. Frank C. Senn.
Every time a congregation gathers for public worship it is doing liturgy. Liturgy has been defined as the public work of the people of God. Every congregation in every Christian denomination, as well as other religions, follows a ritual or pattern of activities that constitutes its liturgy. This lecture will discuss how liturgy forms us in a relationship with the Triune God who has made us his own people in Holy Baptism. Also, we will explore how Trinitarian worship has been supported by hymnody and psalmody.
About the speaker:
Frank C. Senn is a renowned American Lutheran pastor and liturgist, currently Adjunct Professor of the History of Liturgy at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He recently retired from pastoral ministry, having served 23 years as Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Evanston, Illinois. He has served as president of both The Liturgical Conference and the North American Academy of Liturgy and was formerly a professor of liturgics at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He is author of many books, including Christian Liturgy: Catholic and Evangelical (1997), New Creation: A Liturgical Worldview (2000), The People’s Work: A Social History of the Liturgy (2006) and Introduction to Christian Liturgy (2012). Dr. Senn holds B.A. in music from Hartwick College, M.Div. from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and Ph.D. in Liturgical Studies from University of Notre Dame.
Graduate Theological Union 哲學博士、Columbia Evangelical Seminary 神學研究博士、Trinity Theological Seminary準哲學博士、Yale University Divinity School 神學碩士、香港中國神學研究院道學碩士、
Through the Carey Centre we provide accommodations on the beautiful UBC campus located in the world class city of Vancouver B.C. Guests can enjoy a walk in the Pacific Spirit Forest, which boasts 78 km of forest trails, easy access to the transit system to enjoy the sights and sounds of Vancouver, or a day at the beach only a short walk from Carey. This idealic setting will be where you will join others for a 5-night retreat with Rob Des Cotes, with catered meals, clean and quiet accommodations, and warm hospitality. VIDEO
About the “Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
The “Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius” are a very profound engagement and re-dedication of our lives to the work of Christ in us, and in the world.
In the Spiritual Exercises, five sessions are given in which a progressive appreciation of our relationship and commitment to God’s purposes is encouraged. This retreat will begin each day with a time of contemplative prayer. A teaching time related to the prayer exercises for that day will then follow. In the afternoons you will be on your own to practice these prayers. There will also be opportunities for personal spiritual direction each day related to the exercises. And each evening we will come together again for debriefing and a compline liturgy.Date: Monday-Saturday August 18-23 2014 Time: Monday evening anytime after dinner- Saturday at 4:00 Cost: $375 (includes catered meals from Tuesday breakfast-Saturday lunch) Accommodation: rooms may be booked for an additional fee via Reception at 604.224.4308 for up to $84/room with a %10 discount available if booked by June 19. Please state the code CI14083 when you call Reception, in order to receive your earlybird discount for accommodations. Location: Carey Centre Presenter: Rob Des Cotes REGISTER
Monday August 18: Arrival anytime after dinner
Tuesday August 19: “Disposition day” with exercises focusing on God’s presence in our lives.
Wednesday August 20: Exercises of the first session will focus on the disorders of the world and our need for salvation.
Thursday August 21: Exercises of the second session will focus on Christ’s public ministry and His desire to save and heal us.
Friday August 22: Exercises of the third session will focus on Christ’s passion and perseverance.
Saturday August 23: Exercises of the fourth session will focus on Christ’s resurrection and satisfaction.
LET’S TALK ABOUT OLDER ADULTS (55+/-)Date:Monday, August 25- Tuesday, August 26 Time: Monday 9:30 a.m.- Tuesday 3:00 p.m. Cost: $95/person (includes catered breaks andmeals) Location: Carey Centre * Quiet, clean, onsite accommodations available for an additional fee. More information HERE. REGISTER
Churches and communities are experiencing an unprecedented ministry challenge and opportunity over the next 25-40 years in responding to an aging population. There needs to be a more cooperative and informed approach to discerning, planning and resourcing local church ministries to serve the varied needs of older adults and their families. This symposium aims to bring together participants for consultation and mutual encouragement through plenary input sessions, guided discussion, resourcing workshops and other network building activities. The topics and issues addressed will be helpful for either those currently involved or those interested in developing new and connecting ministries with older adults. Pastors, church leaders, health/social care professionals and anyone interested in learning about and making a contribution to this emerging missional challenge and opportunity are encouraged to attend.
* We are encouraging you and others from your church to plan to join us for a time of networking, consultation and vision formation, as we respond to this emerging ministry/mission challenge and opportunity. Watch here for more information over the coming weeks.
Dr. Paul Pearce, Dr. Paul Stevens, and Rev. Fay Puddicombe
Tentative Workshop Topics:
Spiritual Fruit of Aging
Belong to Community
The Wellness Factor
Personal Capital & Resources
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