Due to inclement weather, the West Point Grey Ministerial Association gathered indoors at the West Point Grey United Church. This year, the theme was Welcoming The Stranger. Some of the new refugees to Canada from Syria were present, and the service included readings in both English and Mandarin. The Rev. Dr. Richard Topping, Principal of the Vancouver School of Theology, was the guest preacher, and the title of his talk was “Open to Everyone” based on Acts 10: 34-43. A collection was taken in support of Kinbrace, BC’s longest-serving housing provider for refugee claimants, offering dedicated support and accessible educational resources across Canada.