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Christ Church Cathedral is hosting two new events – family walks and a watershed seminar –reminding people that caring for the environment is an important part of the Christian faith.
Watershed Discipleship
March 21 from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral is hosting a day-long foundational seminar – on the day of the spring equinox – as part of the Lenten series on stewarding the environment. Presented by the Rev. Matt Humphrey, deacon at the Parish of Central Saanich and a veteran teacher at Vancouver’s A Rocha environmental community, the session explores how Christians can put faith into environmental action in their own lives. He will base the discussions on the book, Watershed Discipleship, available at the deanery office (930 Burdett Ave). The event is free but people need to register ahead of time ([email protected]) to reserve a seat. A simple lunch will be provided.

Rooted and Grounded: Family walks Monthly starting March 22 at 1.30 to 3.30 pm
The new diocese-wide project, Rooted and Grounded, is a program that lets young ones explore the natural world and the role of God as Creator. Families meet at the children’s play area on Arbutus Way near the gazebo in Beacon Hill Park for a short, guided activity. The outings will be led by Roxy Humphrey, who has a background in teaching, outdoor education and wilderness guiding. Next dates are April 26, May 24 and June 28. Free.
“Parents need to show children positive nature experiences in the midst of our anxiety about climate change,” said Kate Newman, director of children, youth and families at the cathedral. “Children think of God as a human being, but these walks are an opportunity to teach that God is in every living thing.”