Mother Earth Day service

May 12, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Canadian Memorial United Church
Burrard Street at W 15th Avenue

Join us on May 12 for Mother Earth Day – Canadian Memorial’s annual Earth Day Celebration!

We will welcome guest preacher, Fr. Kaleeg Hainsworth this morning, who will speak about climate change from a perspective of his faith.

Service starts at 10:30am Sunday, May 12. Our church is at the corner of Burrard Street and W 15th Avenue. All are truly welcome. 

Children programming is available. Please see our Children, Youth & Families web page for more information.


ABOUT  Kaleeg Hainsworth

Father Kaleeg Hainsworth is an author, speaker, poet, naturalist, activist,podcaster, full-stack developer, back-country educator, theologian, entrepreneur, publisher, professor of Ecology, parish priest of Holy Theophany Orthodox Mission (Gibsons, BC), and an Eastern Orthodox priest (OCA, Archdiocese of Canada). He has been writing and speaking for more than twenty years on such subjects as poetics, literature, Christian history, biblical exegesis, eastern spiritual traditions, family structure, addiction therapy, and ecology. He holds an honours BA in literature from the University of British Columbia and a masters in divinity (cum laude) from St. Vladimir’s Theological Seminary in New York. He founded and served an Orthodox parish in Victoria, BC, for ten years, during which time he established a youth camp and an outreach centre for the poor as well as serving as a chaplain at the University of Victoria.

His many academic interests, and areas of particular expertise and extensive training, include spiritual ecology, theological traditions in the East, poetry, family systems, addiction therapy, the philosophy and practice of non-violence, and theologies of beauty.

Fr Kaleeg is the author of An Altar in the Wilderness (RMB, ’14), as well as numerous articles, manifestos, podcasts, and published studies. He runs an international digital publishing company, Bright Wing Media, which works with publishers, universities, non-profit organizations, and authors around the world. Additionally, he is the Editor of the Saint Katherine Literary Review (published out of the University of St Katherine, California), and sits on the board of several organizations promoting spiritual transformation through direct engagement with the natural world.

All that said, Fr Kaleeg is, first and foremost, a single dad raising three awesome kids. He lives with his three kids in a house in East Vancouver (ie. the real Vancouver), British Columbia, and has endless time for anyone who wants to talk about the theology of beauty.