2012 Ninth Annual Summer Picnic

2012 GES Summer Picnic Once again the weather co-operated as approximately 50 people gathered at the home of Anne Sims for our Annual Summer Picnic on the afternoon of July 26th. 2012.  The Gabriola Ecumenical Society provided the hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream...

Taize Gathering at Drumbeg Park

On Sunday June 03 2012 from 6-8pm The Gabriola Ecumenical Society sponsored an Evening of Taize with Drums event at Drumbeg Park overlooking the ocean. Although the weather was chilly approximately 40 people showed up and joined their voices  in harmony and praise....

2012 Educational Committe Report

The following is a  report of the educational activities we have had in 2011-2012. If you have found these interesting, please encourage your friends to become members. We also welcome suggestions for future programs. The more voices we hear, the more unity we...

Pilgrimages and Sacred Spaces (2011)

Have you gone on a Faith Journey? For centuries believers from many faiths have ‘gone on pilgrimage’.  Some of these, like the stories told in the Canterbury Tales, seem to have a ‘festive’ atmosphere about them, whereas others involve heroic feats of physical...

2011 Caroling With Care

Once again in December we met at the Garden Homes and sang with gusto. We had 22 carollers show up looking very festive adorned with Christmas hats and bells. After leaving the Garden Homes we visited several homes to sing and bring some yuletide cheer. There were...

Journey of the Universe

Maureen Wild presented an Educational DVD Series: JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE  … with Discussion Those attending had either read the book Journey of the Universe by Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker or watched the film which was shown on three different occasions at the...

Living A Jewish Life, My perspective

Presented by Kymn Goodman, a dynamic woman and active member of Or Shalom Jewish Renewal Synagogue, Vancouver Nov 11th stands out as a truly memorable occasion for those who braved the high winds and yet another power outage to attend Shabbos  at the Gabriola United...

What the Buddha teaches

What the Buddha has to say about suffering and happiness Is  true happiness a possibility? . On September 22nd 2011, Janet Lironi introduced us to the 2500 year old Buddha’s message which still points to a simple yet profound way to true happiness.  He did not ask us...