Please join us for the Covenanting Service with Christ Church Gabriola, Rev. Karen Hollis and BC Conference with the support from the Diocese of BC and the Blessing of the name of our new Shared Ministry. Sunday, April 15th at 4:30pm
On January 1st, 2018, Rev'd Karen Hollis officially becomes the minister of Christ Church Gabriola.
"My love of the ecumenical church grew while I was a student of theology and ministry at Seattle University. My peers were United Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Disciples of Christ, Catholic, Mormon, Jewish, Pentecostal, Lutheran and more. Seeking out and engaging with ecumenical partners deepens my faith in ways I would never tap into by staying safely in my own denomination. I am more generous with others, and more nimble in my faith and leadership because of my ecumenical partners. They teach me so much about how God is moving in our midst and ways in which we can respond as Christian community! God is just amazing! May God bless the Anglican and United traditions in this place, help us to learn from each other, and give us clear and full hearts to grow in Christ's love! What exciting work, holy work! I give thanks to God for bringing us together on this journey!"