St. Catherine’s, North Vancouver, to have environmental weekend

For the second year, St. Catherine's, North Vancouver, will host a "Shades of Green" weekend on April 25, 26 and 27.

The major focus will be on the recycling of end-of-life electronic goods rather than having such items piling up in landfills and leaching harmful substances. The weekend will begin with the showing of the film "Manufactured Landscapes", a visual impact on the disposability of our times.

On Saturday, the congregation are invited to bring their end-of-life electronics to the church for sorting and delivery to two recycling depots that practise environmental stewardship. There will be encouragement to reduce the use of cars with a bike tune-up and, new this year, there will be a plant exchange and sale with two Master Gardeners in attendance who will answer your questions.

On Sunday Eucharist will be environmentally-themed with Sunday School involvement. After the service, there will be a variety of eco activities plus a 100 mile (160 km) lunch.

Throughout the weekend there will be a number of displays in the church hall from participants such as the BC Nature Trust, KAIROS, Suzuki Foundation, North Shore Recycling and so on. For more information see

Deep Cove beginning Coffee House

A Deep Cove Coffee House is being developed at St. Clare-in-the-Cove. Local musical artists are being invited to participate at the Deep Cove Coffee House which will operate every second Friday of the month, begining April 11 at 7:30 pm

A number of local people plus church members are contributing to this new venture. "We are really eager to make contact with the wider community in a number of ways," says the Rev. Carla McGhie. Admission is to be $5 and coffee and refreshments will be served.

St. Clare's last month offered a "Community Philosophers' Café" focused on restorative justice.  St. Clare invites community in.