An invitation to a “Taste and See” event following the 10 am service on Sunday October 20th

What would it mean for Christians to rediscover their faith not as a problematic system of beliefs, but as a just and generous way of life, rooted in contemplation and expressed in compassion, that makes amends for its mistakes and is dedicated to beloved community for all? Could Christians migrate from defining their faith as a system of beliefs to expressing it as a loving way of life? Quote from The Great Spiritual Migration, Brian McLaren

Jim Williams is a retired school teacher who loves the outdoors, especially fishing with his grandson Leif. Jim grew up in Toronto as the eldest of 9 children in a strong Catholic family. After finishing high school he travelled around North America until 1972 when he settled in BC and pursued an interest in woodworking which eventually led to a career in teaching. He med his wife Grace (of 42 years) while camping on Saltspring Island. He has two children: a daughter, Dylana and a son, Chris married to Ditte, and the father of his two grandchildren Leif 8 and Riley 3 who are a great source of joy.

Jim is concerned with how we treat the environment, how we treat each other and how as followers of Christ we can affect change in the world today. It was while exploring these issues that he discovered Brian McLaren and his latest release The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian. This book resonated deeply with the issues he was struggling with and eventually caused him and his wife to seek a new place of worship. We are so fortunate that he and Grace have settled well here at St. Paul’s.

Come and hear how Jim has rediscovered Christian faith in a new and dynamic way.

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