What Are You Doing—For God’s Sake?

After a highly successful conference in 2009, The Archbishop will return to St. Mark’s in early November, to lead a symposium on Shared Abundance.

What are you doing for God’s sake? This is the challenge that will be laid out before us.  Unlearning the misconceptions of Stewardship and answering the questions, “What does the Bible say?” and “Whose mission is it?”

Finally, we will consider the concept of “year round sharing” through this interactive think-in! Members of the conference committee, who have met with the Archbishop in preparation for this event, believe that this conference experience will be a “game changer” in your life and your parish.

Click here to view the conference brochure

Conference Leader: The Most. Rev. Douglas Hambidge

HambidgeThe Most Rev. Douglas Hambidge was born in London,  England and graduated from London College of Divinity.  He married Denise in 1956 and came to Canada in 1956 to the Parish of Cassiar on the Yukon border.

Serving in the Diocese of Caledonia, and elected Bishop there in 1969.  Elected the seventh Bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster 1980, and in 1981 and eighth Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia (1981-1993). Retiring in 1993, Archbishop Hambidge offered his skills and helped the people of Tanzania and volunteered as the principal of St. Mark’s Theological College in Dar Es Salaam.

Currently living in Tsawwassen, Denise and the Archbishop have three children and six grandchildren.

Weekend Schedule

  • Friday, November 1st
  • Saturday, November 2nd
  • Sunday, November 3rd

6:30 pm      Registration

7:00 pm      Coffee & Gourmet Sweets

7:30 pm      Evening Liturgy of Welcome

9:00 am Registration

9:15 am Gathering Worship

9:30 am Archbishop Hambidge

10:45 am Coffee Break

11:00 am Archbishop Hambidge

12:30 pm Lunch

1:15 pm Worship in Song

1:30 pm Archbishop Hambidge

2:30—3:00 pm Worship

8:00 am Traditional Worship Service

10:00 am Family Worship Service

Children's Program Info (Ages 3-11)

Wendy Aiken and Margaret Appleton will lead children in an action-filled event, entitled “Action for Good/Action for God”.  There will be stories, music, games, role playing and lots of fun. Jesus is the ultimate hero; we will be seeking ways we can be action heroes for God.

Children’s registration forms are available at the church office.

Youth Program Info (Ages 12-18)

Calling all youth!  We’d love to have you on board in participating in the weekend’s learning! For more information and to get involved, please contact Josh.


Registration Fee: $10
Children & Youth: FREE

Hot lunch provided by the Community Outreach Ministry.

Please contact the church office to find out more or to register.