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#41 Rob Randall

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 10:04 AM

 

The B.C. Supreme Court is being asked to decide which of two groups legally represents the Victoria Truth Centre.

At stake is the future of the church, founded in 1898, and its 1.76-acre piece of prime property at 1201 Fort St. The church has been on that site since 1949.

Each group has its own elected board of directors.

One board was elected at an annual general meeting Feb. 28. It considers the other board invalid. The second board was elected March 6 and confirmed at an emergency meeting on Aug. 7.

The March group is planning an Aug. 28 meeting to discuss membership. It maintains some long-term church supporters are not allowed to belong to the centre.

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The late Emma Smiley was the centre’s minister beginning in 1940. Smiley advocated tranquility, happiness and positivity in thought.

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#42 Rob Randall

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:38 AM

Saanich church ready for its close up

West Village Church moves into University Heights movie theatre

WOLF DEPNER Mon Apr 3rd, 2017 9:00am

 

...the foyer of Landmark Cinemas 4 has sprung alive as 30-somethings, some with children, walk down the stairs leading into the theatre. Once inside, they stand or sit on plastic chairs, coffee in hand, and share stories. Movable posters featuring the characters of Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in Fences silently stand watch. The atmosphere appears as relaxed as the appearance of the gatherers. But they haven’t come to catch some rare cinematic offering showing outside traditional movie hours. They have come to worship at West Village Church, Theatre 3


#43 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 May 2022 - 05:03 AM

A Langford Catholic church is bucking the trend of shrinking congregations with growth so strong they are in the process of constructing and moving to a new building three times larger than their current church and community hall.

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish has been in its current Goldstream Avenue location for nearly 70 years, but Father Dean Henderson said it has been known for at least 25 of those years a larger space was needed.

“The church is really full at 225 people or so. Pre-COVID, we would occasionally get masses of 350 people – just packed in there like sardines,” said Henderson of the current location. “The move is being driven by growth. By lots of young families, by lots of kids, by general need for space for worship.”


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#44 Spy Black

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Posted 07 May 2022 - 05:52 AM

..... by general need for space for worship.”
 

Worship what?

The old man with the white beard who lives in the sky?

What a ridiculous waste of buildable land, money,  and time in 2022.


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#45 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 May 2022 - 06:02 AM

I’m hoping that the moderators would consider cutting off anyone unqualified to give religious advice on this thread.
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Posted 07 May 2022 - 06:35 AM

^ My mother used to say that everyone is entitled to their own opinion.....even if it is wrong.



#47 Spy Black

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Posted 07 May 2022 - 06:37 AM

I’m hoping that the moderators would consider cutting off anyone unqualified to give religious advice on this thread.

Oh ... didn't you understand that my post was "my opinion", which (according to you) I'm more than qualified to post freely here on V.V.



#48 Mike K.

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Posted 07 May 2022 - 07:35 AM

Now that the old white men living on an island have got that out of the way…

Where is the new church going to be located?

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#49 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 May 2022 - 07:39 AM

A seven-acre property on Irwin Road has been secured and designs for the new building are being finalized. The new building will feature a 350-person capacity community hall attached to a 600-person church sanctuary which can be stretched as large as 750 people when needed.

#50 Mike K.

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Posted 07 May 2022 - 07:49 AM

Oh wow, so in the Westhills then.

The parish has sold its Goldstream holdings.

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#51 sebberry

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Posted 07 May 2022 - 02:07 PM

Worship what?

The old man with the white beard who lives in the sky?

What a ridiculous waste of buildable land, money,  and time in 2022.

 

The old man who lives in the sky who I worship is George Carlin, and I think he has a thought or two on religion.  

 

I kid you not - our strata president admitted at one of our general meetings that she's a believer in god and god will guide her.  If only she listened to the professionals instead it would have cost me a lot less money. Maybe god can share his collection dish with us?


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#52 Nparker

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Posted 07 May 2022 - 02:11 PM

I'm always a bit puzzled that God doesn't want his most ardent admirers closer to him.
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#53 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 May 2022 - 02:12 PM

So many unbelievers in this thread.

May God (capital G) spare your souls.

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#54 sebberry

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Posted 07 May 2022 - 02:12 PM

I’m hoping that the moderators would consider cutting off anyone unqualified to give religious advice on this thread.

 

Well, we can't only allow those unqualified to give medical advice on the forums...


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#55 max.bravo

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Posted 07 May 2022 - 02:30 PM

1 Cor 1:18 (KJV) For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
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#56 tommy

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Posted 07 May 2022 - 02:52 PM

So many unbelievers in this thread.

 

bald, vegan, atheists driving electric cars - you all will be!



#57 Benezet

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Posted 07 May 2022 - 02:57 PM

Titus 3:1 (International Standard Version)

Remind believers to submit to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, and to be ready to do any honorable kind of work.

#58 Spy Black

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Posted 08 May 2022 - 05:35 AM

1 Cor 1:18 (KJV) For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

So many unbelievers in this thread. 

May God (capital G) spare your souls.

The bible-thumping anti-vaxers telling folks how they have to live their lives.

 

Typical, and hardly a surprise.



#59 Mike K.

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Posted 08 May 2022 - 10:45 AM

Holy Christ you guys. Grow up. All of you.

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