The Army honours retiring Vancouver advisory board members.
by Abbigail OliverFeatures
(Above) The Salvation Army hosted a celebratory luncheon in September to recognize retiring board members. From left, Thomas Skidmore, Kelly Heed and George Hungerford In 1980, lawyer George Hungerford was approached to join The Salvation Army’s Greater Vancouver Advisory Board, a dedicated group of community leaders positioned to assist
With the help of The Salvation Army, 12-year-old Sarah Byford raises money to "help children and make them smile."
By Melissa Yue WallaceFaith & Friends
Sarah Byford is known for her many fundraisers in the community. She has collected 250 stuffed bears for kids at the Children’s Hospital Foundation in Victoria; made gift baskets and cards and designed golf towels and T-shirts to raise money; sold candy and hot chocolate, using the proceeds for the Ronald McDonald House; spent her birthday money for people in need; and organized raffles and bottle drives for charity.
New devotional book captures the essence of the Christmas story through a unique lens,
By Laura Van SchaickFaith & Friends
Making Room in Advent: 25 Devotions for a Season of Wonder is a stunning collection of original paintings depicting the Christmas story as told in the Gospel of Luke, paired with Scripture readings, devotional messages, breath prayers and reflection questions. Whether you are new to the Christmas story or have become overly familiarized with it, this book will help you encounter the Nativity in a fresh and contemplative way as you tune your heart to the wonder of Jesus’ birth this Advent season.
The Christian year is a means of ascribing meaning to time, a focus for worship and thanksgiving, an invitation to formation in the likeness of Christ, a tool for teaching and testifying the faith, and a form of resistance to the emptiness ascribed to time by lifeless philosophies.