Our Friend & Commoner: Paul Perry

It is with great sadness that we pass along the news that Paul Perry has died. We received the news the morning of Tuesday, July 3rd.

The Funeral is on Friday July 6th, 2018

  • 11am – Visitation
  • Noon – Funeral

The Visitation & Funeral Service will be at the Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home, Robinson Chapel, 15 West Avenue North. (Corner of King & Wellington across from The Freeway).

The family has asked for memorial donations to be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Living Rock Ministries in lieu of flowers.

Prayers for the family, and for each of us as would be much appreciated as we mourn his loss.

Paul has been a huge part of The Commons from day one. On Sunday July 8th, 2018, at 6pm we will be taking time at our first Outdoor Worship Gathering of the season to tell our “Paul Stories,” and to sing some songs that Paul wrote for The Commons.

Bring an instrument if you want to play along. We will have lots of chord charts of Paul’s songs available.

We have started a Facebook Photo Album to help people remember all the ways Paul spoke into our lives. If you have any photos we should add please feel free to post them or send them to thecommonschurch@gmail.com

Spring Gatherings

With lent over and spring in the air we have a number of exciting and creative gatherings planed.

Our Gatherings happen 6pm on Sunday at 128 Hughson St. N. (The Hooper Law building across from the Spice Factory).

Here is what is on for April & May:

  • April 8th
    Living into the Resurrection

    Post Easter reflection.
    Guest Music by Regan Neudorf.
  • April 15th
    Living into Shared Community
    Reflecting on our Core Values.
    Guest Music by Jarred Both
  • April 22nd – Living into Creative Peace (Reflecting on our Core Values)
  • April 29th – Song // Story // Supper
    A Community Potluck & House Show featuring: Jon Corbin
    Bring some food to add to our potluck supper and listen to songs and stories from our good friend Job Corbin. Jon is an amazing rapper, poet, and teacher.
    Check out the Facebook Event Page for more info.
  • May 6th  – All Hands on Deck Music with Peter Tigchelaar
    Bring an instrument (or borrow something from our percussion bin) and learn some Benedictine & Taizé worship songs.
  • May 13th – God is our Mother
    We our fans of the Liturgists and we want to borrow from their Mother’s Day project that helps people reflect on God as not only our Father but also our Mother.
  • May 20th – Pentecost Reflection & Potluck Supper
    Pentecost is one of the Church Holidays that hasn’t become co-opted by Card & Chocolate companies. That being said Pentecost is just as festive as Christmas & Easter and deserves some celebrating. Bring some food to add to our supper and come learn about the early church having it’s first encounter with the Holy Spirit of God.
  • May 27th – Living into Story Honouring (Reflecting on our Core Values)