Nicomekl Lunch Program

The Nicomekl Lunch Program is looking for more volunteers. There is a greater need for lunches to be made for children who do not have lunches on a regular basis. To learn more or to volunteer, please phone Lilianne at 604-290-8396 or email her at lilianne101@shaw.ca

Collecting donations of egg cartons, glasses, & aluminum

We're collecting donations of egg cartons (all types and sizes), glasses (all kinds including sunglasses & prescription glasses), & aluminum (pie plates, casseroles, etc.)

Supporting Fair Trade Coffee

Peggy tells us about why we purchase our coffee through Level Ground Trading. And how you can purchase Level Ground coffee for yourself

A Visit to Sources Langley Food Bank

A visit to Sources Food Bank, where members of United Churches of Langley volunteer to help out every week.

2021 Langley Pride Parade

Last year's Langley Pride Parade, on Sunday, June 27, was brought to you by Queer Community Collective. We helped by filming the event and creating this video for the event.

You can find Queer Community Collective on Facebook, Instagram and on Podcast

We will update information regarding this year's event when we have it available.  Stay Tuned!

A thanks from Josh

Earlier in the year, we helped Josh replace his RV home that was burned down. He wanted to meet us and send a message of thanks for all the help he has received from so many of you.

This is the way God made me

Trigger warning: This blog answers a question around 'why queer people can't just accept the way God has made them'. There are mentions of being closeted, being forced to present a certain way, as well as someone's dead name and pronouns. Read More

"No" is not gender neutral
Society has a real problem dealing with female dissent

The latest edition of Broadview Magazine (April/May 2021) has a great lived perspective article, written by freelance writer, Jackie Gillard. It is a reminder that there is still inequality in how women are treated in our culture... Read More

Oh Gosh, Please Don't Ask Me That
9 Questions Not To Ask Queer People

While this blog is about answering any questions people have about queerness, there are some questions that are best left unasked. These questions can be incredibly damaging. But luckily, they are also repetitive. So... Read More

Anti-Black Racism continues

Broadview magazine published an article called, "What I Need from White People". It was written by Adele Halliday, a Black Canadian anti-racism educator and General Council Office staff person. And it was in response to the murder of George Floyd. 

As Black History Month ends, we are reminded by Halliday, "Please keep doing this work long after the current display of anti-Black racism has faded from the news cycle and our social media feeds. ...Please. Do something, for God’s sake. For all our sakes."

Queer History is Black History

Queer history, like most facets of history, heavily involves people of color and their experiences. To go along with the theme of black history month, this post will not be answering any questions. Instead, Read More

 

"I Can't Breathe"

by artist H.E.R.

There is so much power in the songs of a generation. And especially during Black History Month, listen to this song! It reflects the cry of a generation fed up with racism so systemic, that we don't even see it all around us. And yet, it's so powerful and invasive, that Black folks are literally dying because it

They is Valid
Pronoun Usage Throughout History

I often find that history has very interesting things to teach us. It might reveal ancient familial ties we never knew existed. Or maybe that the actual inventor of the printing press is not who our grade 4 teacher said they were. But one unusual thing history can also teach us is Read More

What Even Is Gender Anyway?

Your crash course in gender begins in an unusual place, gingerbread. Or that is to say, genderbread. (You might want to grab a snack for this one!)... Read More

I didn't realize I was holding my breath

I started typing out the first sentence. But as I did, a wave of emotion just hit me. And quite unexpectedly, I started bawling. I couldn’t do it... Read more

Social & Cellular Pathways Underlying The Embodiment of Racism

Dr. David Chae discusses health disparities within racial minority populations.