Harold R. Johnson dead at 68

Harold R Johnson, Presenter of the GES October 27th program titled “Changing the Stories We Tell Ourselves”, died in Toronto on Feb. 9th 2022, surrounded by his loving family.  Immediately following the GES presentation he travelled to Toronto to participate in...

Transitioning into a New Paradigm

For the past 16 years GES has presented to the Gabriola community a great number of excellent programmes that range from spiritual faith-based awareness to practical spiritual application. Our past 18 months have forced us to reconsider the ways in which we approach...

Emerging GES Theme for 2021-22

Early in August the GES Board and Program Committee gathered at the Netloft to reconnect and talk about what kind of theme for this year could possibly capture the current spiritual dimensions human experience. As we sat in the shade we were warmly welcomed by Brenda...

Weekly Devotional Gathering with Gary

Now is the time for upliftment, joy and devotion. You are invited to a weekly online Devotional Gathering. Share an uplifting prayer, poem, quote, song, chant, or story. Or just come and listen to be uplifted.  ...

All Events Postponed

Due to this season of social distancing, all Gabriola Ecumenical Society events are postponed until further notice. As Bonnie Henry says, “This is our time to be kind, to be calm, and to be safe.” Blessings to you during this season, as you care for others...

Easter Sunrise Personal Retreat

Sunday, April 12 is Easter Sunday in the Christian tradition and the beginning of a 7 week Easter season. Under ordinary circumstances, churches hold various different celebrations, including a vigil on Saturday evening, a sunrise Easter service, and/or an extra...

Announcing Our Theme for 2019-2020!

The GES Board and Planning Team are excited to announce that the program theme for September 2019 to June 2020 will be: “Spirit in Action: Healing Ourselves, our Community, and our Earth”. This theme will take us into our 16th year of Ecumenical programming on...

The Spirit Flows Freely

The Gabriola Ecumenical Society is excited to share our new theme for the 2018-19 year!   The Spirit Flows Freely As the world gets smaller and opinions get larger, the importance of acceptance and compassion for each other become paramount!  As we share our...

Important GES Membership Information

Membership in the GES Based on the Board’s decision to change the  Society’s financial year to September 1 to August 31 to have the financial year match the program year…. the “membership year” is now September 1 to August 31....

Do you want to volunteer for GES?

As a volunteer operated society, we are always looking for new ideas and enthusiastic participation in planning our events. We are inviting anyone with an interest in GES events to join our team! Currently, help is needed with our Social Committee. Our Social...

Giving Thanks Dinner

For old and young alike, when Amy Block called us all to give thanks – there was a lot to be grateful for!  Over 70 people shared  excellent food,  joyful music, company of old and new acquaintances  – all within the  warm...