Community & Global Outreach

Our English as a Second Language (ESL) Program.

Our Church, West Point Grey United Church, welcomes newcomers who wish to learn English with us. Each Tuesday and Friday during the school year we offer ESL Beginner, Lower Intermediate, and Upper Intermediate classes taught by certified TESL Instructors. The fee is $60 for each term. 

In addition, there is a Conversation class with Volunteers each Friday from 9:30-11:30. The fee is $25 for each term.

All classes include a break time for refreshments and conversation.

The Winter Schedule for 2011 is as follows:

Winter Term:   January 7-March 18  

Classes meet on Tuesdays & Fridays from 9:30am - 11:30am

Levels:

Beginners with Jony Van Den Bos & Barbara Small

Lower Intermediate with Jennifer Partridge

Upper Intermediate with Dorothy Wiebe.

COST: $60 plus books.

Advanced Conversation with Volunteers on Fridays only - COST: $25.

Spring Term:    April 5-June 10   (no classes April 22 or May 20 due to school holidays) 

We invite you to learn English, make friends and enjoy the community of West Point Grey United Church!

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 Other Activities in the Community and Global Outreach.

First United Church Mission

We provide food and warm socks -- over 3,000 pairs a year - to First United Church Mission in Vancouver's downtown eastside.

Stamps for Cancer Bandages

Save the stamps off your mail and bring or send them to the church office (tear them off with about 1/4 inch of the envelope around the edges). We give the stamps to the Order of the Eastern Star, who have the ink extracted and use the profits from the ink sales to make cancer bandages.

Recycle for Education

Drop your empty printer toner cartridges in the box marked Recycle for Education outside the church office. We take them to Staples Business Depot for recycling. For every eligible cartridge Staples donates one dollar to participating schools in the community.

Fair Trade Products

Fair Trade helps link farmers` co-operatives directly with importers who pay a fair price for the product, ensuring a sustainable wage for the workers. We use Fair Trade  coffee for church purposes and offer the congregation an opportunity to purchase, on a monthly basis,  Fair Trade coffee, tea, hot chocolate and chocolate bars. Orders can be placed through the church office on the first Sunday of the month and picked up the following Sunday.

Globally, Eyeglass Recycling

We collect old glasses and send them to Medical Missions International, a program helping people in Third World countries to achieve better vision. Please leave your old glasses in the church office.

Global Outreach

We fundraise for a clinic in Hulxoc, an isolated Mayan village in Guatemala, and co-sponsor a refugee family from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For more information, please call the office at (604) 224-4388.