PIONEER MISSION - ROUGH EDGE VICTORIA, BC

Saturday, March 22, 2014

A verse of to be Anglican on Vancouver Island Diocese, BC.

.John Keating, Movie Dead Poet Society, 1989
We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?" Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?

We will walk, where other's run from fears all around;
We will not fear the strokes of our paddles or steps in any town;
Today is for us to do more than we ever thought possible;

We can calm the steps for those who are running from their own fears;
For by our faith, trust in Christ alive in all we say, do;
Can influence hope to all Island's and Salish Coasts grounds;
That proclaiming Our Saviour' Jesus in one prayer aloud;
Can sustain belief to Vancouver Island region for centuries to come.


RM WEEKS
March 22,2014

New Kid on the Blog: Tell Me

New Kid on the Blog: Tell Me



Well you are not the newest Kid on the blog, or block, or even in the Diocese of BC, but welcome you are. We as a church are seriously in for a few years of "Children with God" theology and some time of serious thoughts about our way of being ANGLICANS. For over a decade the whole Anglican Church of Canada has hidden in the shadows of denominational presence, because of fear and doubt of what we hold to be our purpose. No longer do we need to be a silent as the OLD,PALE, and STALE faith of Canada.



As a personal view of this model, we need to be out and about, doing, being IN community and focus with all ages and generations of current, former and renewal people of this beautiful region. From Victoria downtown to Port Hardy docks of BC Ferries, and on every one of the Islands, someone should be waving Good Morning to a visitor, resident of traveller passing our doors, flung open in spirit and encouragement to come and belong.



Now before you call Victoria Police to say you found a crazy Christian in James Bay, let me relate the fact  that our mandate is not the conversion or baptism of everyone into our faith. I encourage us all to make it our role and belief that with the will of God's strength, and the trust of doing one simple act of kindness, or saying how to find a parish to drop in and see the art work, hear the music of liturgy, or know you are invited to sit and think of how you arrived at this beautiful Island for even a day, we can increase the work of  Spiritual action, one small step forward.



SO, welcome Alastair,welcome to our Diocese, this Island paradise called Vancouver Island BC, may your stay with us be the final call to a Mission of a Lifetime.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

ROUGH EDGE VICTORIA IS NOW A WEB PAGE

Intention 
All who are limited or restricted from mobility or medical concerns, who request or referral to this service. This will allow all who are in care from being able to receive meal support
Community Focus
It is a concern as people develop, in age and medical treatment the restriction of meal preparation that many individuals are not making up a small snack meal. Our intent of service is based upon, provision, preparing and delivery of routine meals from fresh food source.
Service Products 
A small 100 g to 150 g container of fruit food sourced for ease of use and digestion, with limited waste. All products to be distribution in approved transit by weekly assigned Rough Edge staff, to a screened and reception group from  advertised in local media and other community centers throughout James  Bay area of Victoria Region.
Resources &Staff Requirements
Kitchen Central rental space and equipment at a rate of 150.00 per month, with food preparation capable for all intentional food requirements purpose to sustain 150 meals per week as necessary, for duration of yearly compliance of this endeavor.
Budgets and Setup Expenses
 The  budget and cost factors of Rough Edge is to be as reasonable to provide low cost food services not to be prohibited to all income persons of a expense of $3.00 per  week/persons served.  Should the household have no income to support the cost; the program will seek compensation from medical and income sources so to not inhibit anyone from being elimination of food to provide nutritional support.
Considerations
It is with sincere concern that once the program is commenced that all  efforts are to be for the use of individuals to assure no parties and staff are left overworked and that all reasonable time for personal care, attention and needs are provided. The expectation is to assure the board and staffs will emphasis a will to give the best practice for safe, healthy and business conduct.

Friday, January 17, 2014

NIGHT DREAMS THAT MAKE YOU THINK - ARE YOU CALLING ME

Last few days a  number of ideas about feeding and provision of service to a wider section of the community has been a focus. I had a feeling in the back of my mind that something was moving me forward. I met with a few people because they were knowledge of care for elderly and affirmed people with little support for a fresh meal supplement like a salad and fresh fruits.

Early this morning the word Roughage like the spelling of ROUGH EDGE which would be a knife that cuts food like lettuce and apples are a symbolic idea. Search the internet for other details and finding a limited use of the words, well who knows. What was keen to my hopes is how to use these thoughts effectively.

Would a program of preparing small portion two part meals using a healthy diet source foods from suppliers to be sent to people shut in or limited  movement after surgery be of value to a community. One of the easiest problems these couples and single people would appreciate is a frequent easy to consume fresh portion packed salad and bread to assist digestion which is roughage.

I am looking for input and considerations for a business plan to present to local charities and community groups for acceptance if a location and market of no more than 30 people per week is accessible to this incentive. I have found a few components that could be drawn together once more is developed to establish this for a long term purpose with adequate staff and resources.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

TEXT AND CONTEXT IN SCRIPTURAL REASONS

 
One of the earliest forms of typing came through the system of military format messages layout which provided these four elements.  ACCURACY OF CONTENT, BREVITY OF ESSENTIAL DETAILS, CONCISE FACTUAL CONCLUSIONS, DIRECT TO THE POINT. Today as even in 20th Century we still read the contents, but seldom if ever sense these factions. The Scriptures still move us in ways far beyond our comprehension. The ability to feel the written words is still a gift we can only feel in reflective contemplative time. Yes, everyone the text is vital, yet the pleasure of sharing, processing, and discernment is the true reality. Thank you for your comments here.