Once again the Gabriola Ecumenical Society got their new season of programs off to a beautiful start with the September 19 Program Launch.


Some of us arrived early to set up in the peaceful venue of the Netloft. Soon after participants began arriving with thoughtfully prepared potluck supper contributions in hand. Such good food!

Gary Badke brought his Native American flutes and provided a background to quiet conversation as over sixty people enjoyed the food and companionship.

Lynette Jackson began the program with words of welcome and a brief outline of the aims of the Society and our theme for this year of “Spirit in Action: Healing Ourselves, Our Community, and our Earth.”

Maalaa Rosalie Lazar took the participants through the Chakras using sounds, and led us in an uplifting chant.

Eric and Sue Boulton spoke eloquently on how the spirit motivates us to enrich our island home. One of their key messages is that “it is all about attitude”.

Rosheen Holland also spoke about the spiritual nature of farming and living with spirit at Good Earth Farm.

Gary finished off playing his flutes and chanting, accompanied by his beautiful friend, Mah Naz.

All in all, it was a wonderful evening and a great start to the GES program year. Many thanks to all those who helped to make it happen. It was inspiring to hear the stories of how “spirit” is in action” right here on our beautiful island.  

The programs that are planned for this year will shine light on “spirit in action” on Gabriola, in our homes and on our earth…we invite you to join us to share in our blessings in the year to come!

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