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Kathie Wallace

Kathie is a community engagement facilitator who is passionate about bringing everyone to the table as equals on a level playing field.

What does faith mean to you?

As humans, we are a magnificent complexity made up of many dimensions of energy. One of these dimensions has been called many names: Creator, the Great Mystery, the spirits, the sacred, all that is,...

Four exceptional artists collaborated to create a new mural for the Downtown Eastside

On April 28, 2010, at a press conference in which Reverend Ric Matthews announced plans to build a $31 million home for the homeless on the First United Church site at Gore and Hastings Street in...

Where in the world is Tyler Walton?

Tyler Walton has been missing for six months.

First United Church announces “Hope Lives Here” $31 million home for the homeless building project

In a press conference today at the site of the newly completed "Paint Your Faith" mural at 55-57 Hastings Street, Reverend Ric Matthews formally announced plans to build a $31 million building on the...

First United uses mural in Downtown Eastside to launch new initiative

First United Church will use the completion of an East Hastings street mural to launch an exciting new Initiative. "This is the time for bold and courageous leadership to address homelessness and we...

First United Church offers a real solution to homelessness

In a recent news release, the BC Ministry of Housing and Social Development indicated the government will continue funding the three Vancouver Heat Shelters, including funding 200 spaces at First...

Our many dimensions

I wrote an article recently about Howler, a young man in Vancouver who chose to suicide last summer by drowning. There is more to this story. We humans are much more than this little physical body...

Gardens, Gardens

Entrance to Davie Street community garden in downtown Vancouver.

Social media and “the great turning” conclusion

Prayer for Peace at Earthdance Vancouver2009