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The label of ‘homeless’ has become so deeply entrenched...

Recently I was talking to a friend. She was recalling a particular incident which happened to her on a street. I honestly don’t remember much about the story, but there was a part in it where she mentioned a homeless man getting involved. Now obviously I have have heard the term ‘homeless’ thousands of times in my... Read More

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We celebrated the youngest member of our community

I’m tempted to say that every Sunday at Mosaic is different, and while I believe that to be true, this past Sunday was especially different, if there is such a thing. On Sunday we celebrated the youngest member of our community, a 3-month old baby. More specifically, we celebrated what the baby being welcomed by... Read More

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As we move further and further from our comfort...

Recently for whatever reason, I have begun to pay more attention to the lyrics of Christmas songs.  The trouble with Christmas songs is that they become so familiar, we don’t notice them.  The words just fly out of our mouths.  But beginning last year, and carrying on into this one, I have found myself chewing... Read More

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One of the lessons I am learning at Mosaic is...

This week at Mosaic was considerably different than a normal week.   For starters, it was a quite beautiful afternoon in Vancouver, which for December is something of an anomaly. It’s amazing what a difference that makes. The number of Sundays where I actually get to enjoy walking through the neighborhood on my... Read More

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My sofa is far more comfortable...

My name is Gavin and I have been part of the Mosaic family on and off since about February of this year.     How I discovered the Mosaic community is not quite as interesting as why I stayed, but I’m going to tell you anyway.   I was taken to Mosaic as part of a class I took in 2012.  While we never attended an... Read More

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Words and food... Read More

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We're Fundraising (**new movie)

Each year we run on a shoestring budget, but sometimes that string begins to fray. This past year a number of long-term faithful donors decided to reallocate their money to social justice initiatives within their own neighbourhoods. It was great to see them grow in their passion for developing social justice... Read More

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National Aboriginal Day and Pipelines

The past week has been a week marked with highs and lows for us at Mosaic. Last Saturday was the highlight of our yearly calendar, our National Aboriginal Day Street Party. It is the largest event on our yearly calendar. It takes our entire community and many partners all coming together to host an event... Read More

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Poetry Night with Isaiah

We declared this week Poetry Night. We looked at Isaiah 58:1-12, which is part of a really long poem. We went through the text chunk by chunk, seeing what insight came out reading the text together. Then we had a poetry reading at the end so people could share the poems they created while we were looking at the... Read More

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Blessed are the poor in spirit

Tonight Chris invited Tanya to sing along. She did a great job and Chris sang some excellent songs.  Beautiful by Phil Wickham, Burn In Me by the Wildings, You Split the Earth by Martin Smith.   The text week was Matthew 5:1-12, The Sermon on the Mount, or The Beatitudes, which is in essence Jesus laying out what... Read More