Posts by BethAnne Gray

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Sunday School 2018

For 2018, we are dividing up our Sunday School activities into 4 groups: up to 6 years old – with Sherry Hans Raj 7-10 years old – with Kendra (next 8 weeks – through to April 8th, 2018) 11-14 years old – with Gabriela (next 8 weeks – through to April 8th, 2018) 15 and over…

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Christmas Party 2017

A huge shout out to Luis Villar for organising the Christmas Party this year for the kids.  Obviously, this would not have been possible without the assistance of the many people who donated and volunteered to bring it all together. Among those that we should mention: Mitchell, Alexis, Colombino, Betty, Allys, Nestor, Betsy, Noris, Alberto,…

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The 4 weeks of Advent – lighting candles

The Advent wreath, four candles on a wreath of evergreen, is shaped in a perfect circle to symbolize the eternity of God. In some churches, four purple candles, one for each week in Advent, are used with one larger white candle in the middle as the Christ candle. Other churches prefer three purple or blue…

In the News – JMJ 2019

This week, Balboa Union Church was “in the news” – happily participating through the Ecumenical Council and Inter-religious Council with the Catholic Church in their preparation for the 2019 Youth Convention (JMJ 2019).  Telemetro’s Viola Guevara interviewed Pastor José Ordoñez and lay leader Beth Gray, along with representatives of the Baha’i faith and the Muslim…

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The details that go unnoticed

Often the hard work of our staff, in maintaining and keeping up the grounds of Balboa Union Church go unnoticed: they put in the hours, week after week, just doing the small tasks. But it is also fitting to recognise the extra effort that they have been putting, over recent weeks: 1- cleaning the steps…