The 2020 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan. 18-25, has the theme “They showed us unusual kindness” (Acts 28:2) and was prepared by churches in Malta. The 2020 theme remembers the historic shipwreck of Paul on the island of Malta and calls us to a greater generosity to those in need. As an island nation, boats are an important part of Maltese life. The Scripture reading in this service describes a perilous sea voyage by the Apostle Paul. A boat is also symbolic of the sometimes tempestuous journey Christians make together towards unity.

In a world marked by diversity in language and culture, we express our Christian faith in diverse ways. During this week we are called to celebrate this diversity and be faithful to Christ’s call for the unity of his Church. All are invited to join with brothers and sisters of various churches in prayer, song, and witness to unity as followers of Christ.

For more info, contact Maria Rocha at the Ministries and Outreach Office at 604-683-0281.

List of Churches & Date of Services

Abbotsford

All services begin at 12:15 p.m. followed by lunch

Monday, Jan. 20
Trinity Christian Reformed
3215 Trethewey Street

Tuesday, Jan. 21
St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church
33333 Mayfair Avenue

Wednesday, Jan. 22
Calvin Presbyterian/Valley Cross Way Church
33911 Hazelwood Avenue

Thursday, Jan. 23
St. Matthew Anglican Church
2010 Guildford Drive

Friday, Jan. 24
Trinity Memorial United
33737 George Ferguson Way

Burnaby

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 11:30 a.m.
Interfaith Centre at SFU (AQ 3200)
8888 University Drive

Vancouver

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 5 p.m.
John Paul II Pastoral Centre
4885 Saint John Paul II Way

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m.
St. Mark’s Parish at UBC
5935 Iona Drive

Coquitlam

Thursday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
1504 Sprice Avenue

New Westminster

Thursday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m.
Holy Trinity Cathedral (in collaboration with St. Peter’s Parish)
514 Carnarvon Street

Resources

Week of Christian Unity Booklet Cover pdf
Week of Christian Unity Poster pdf
Biblical Text and Ecumenical Prayer Service pdf


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