Remarkable and unique
Remarkable and unique

By Rhoda Klein Miller  Ever have somebody mistake you for someone else? Or did you approach another person sure of who they were only to discover they were not who you had in mind. As a twin I’m very familiar with mistaken identity...

Read more
No “Right” Words
No “Right” Words

By Rhoda Klein Miller  Social isolation and loneliness is a growing concern of this “most liveable” city of Vancouver. Absence of meaningful connections is being linked to both physical and mental health ailments. Promoting...

Read more
Back to School
Back to School

By Rhoda Klein Miller  It’s back to school season for a lot of educators, children, youth and young adults but for a select group this week marked their first day of school ever! Do you remember your first day? Were you excited or...

Read more
Ancient Words of Life
Ancient Words of Life

By Rhoda Klein Miller  I was at the Vancouver Art Gallery last week to see the Alberto Giacometti exhibition. His sculptures are the product of remarkable talent and obsession with his craft. But the real showstoppers for me, in some way...

Read more
Mountains of Faith
Mountains of Faith

By Joshua Zhao At the end of June, Pastor Rhoda brought up an idea that we would go climb Grouse Grind and have our staff meeting at the top of the mountain. The view at the top was gorgeous, but the process of climbing up was tough. Similar to...

Read more
Hug a Tree
Hug a Tree

By Pastor Rhoda Klein Miller  Have you hugged a tree recently? Maybe quite some time has passed since you last embraced the trunk of a tree declared safe in a schoolground game or scaled its girth in search of new treasures and views. Did you...

Read more
Hornest
Hornest

By Pastor Rhoda Klein Miller  Hornets! One of the staff cabins at Camp Hope had a small infestation of them. As you can imagine, when they awoke to the alarming sounds of buzzing wings they evacuated pretty quickly! Thankfully everyone escaped...

Read more
Shalom
Shalom

By Ryan Brousson  In our lives there can be many things to be worried, anxious, and stressed about. The world seems to be in a constant state of flux. We are overloaded with information from all directions, and who knows what is true or false...

Read more
Set Free
Set Free

By Ryan Brousson  Can you imagine what the Israelites were feeling when they were in Egypt as slaves? I find it hard to imagine, living in our modern, western world where we are “free” and generally prosperous. Yet, we are in a similar situation...

Read more
Moon Walk, Moving Talk
Moon Walk, Moving Talk

By Pastor Rhoda Klein Miller  Fifty years ago on July 20, 1969, many wide-eyed, slack-jawed faces were mesmerized by events unfolding on small curved and pixelated black and white television screens. They were witnesses to one of the most...

Read more
God’s Introduction
God’s Introduction

By Edwin Darius  After Moses ran out from Pharaoh’s palace, he spent the next 40 years living a quiet life as a shepherd –until one day, he encountered God through an ever-burning bush. As you know, for more than 400 years, God’s children have...

Read more
Multicultural Sabbath
Multicultural Sabbath

By Edwin Darius  The Multicultural Sabbath is one of the favourite worship services here at OAC. That’s when we celebrate our differences and embrace each other’s uniqueness. People not only get to admire colourful cultural outfits and hear...

Read more