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Crossroads Open Mic - Third Thursdays
Third Thursdays of the month, 'Come' on out to the new 'Crossroads Open Mic Event' at House of James in Abbotsford.

SIGN UP ONLINE: Singer/Songwriters, Spoken Word poets, Storytellers sign up by messaging Word of Mouth Arts Network on fb or email John via wordofmouthartsnetwork (@) gmail (dot) com

Complimentary Latte or Tea for performers, and and we'll always try to throw in a surprise or two for guests in our audience.

Share this event and bring friends!

FORMAT: Open Mic Music, Poetry, Storytelling
Hosted by JOHN

7pm Start / Sign up online to insure a spot / come early
8, + or - performers, max 2 people per act
Approx. 10 minutes each, i.e. up to two or three songs

Sign up sheet at door for any open spots still available.
Order of performers coordinated by host.

Family Friendly material please, unless otherwise noted.

Passion and Purpose Breakfast series April 20, May 18, June 15
Thursdays , April 20 , May 18, June 15

7:30am - 8:45am

Enjoy a short video by John Maxwell and then participate in a lively discussion on these topics:
Building Momentum, Taking risks, Being creative, Challenging Employees.
Facilitated by Don Goertz, business coach and realtor. 

$15.00 each includes a delicious breakfast and the discussion.
rsvp to
or call 604- 852 -3701 

Michele Phoenix Book Talk - Monday, April 24
Michele Phoenix speaker and author will be giving a  talk based on her newest novel Of  Stillness and Storm. This well written novel follows the journey of a young missionary couple to Nepal and the incredible challenges they face.

It took Lauren and her husband ten years to achieve their dream---reaching primitive tribes in remote regions of Nepal. But while Sam treks into the Himalayas for weeks at a time, finding passion and purpose in his work among the needy, Lauren and their son Ryan stay behind, their daily reality more taxing than inspiring. For them, what started as a calling begins to feel like the family's undoing.
Intimate and bold, Of Stillness and Storm weaves profound dilemmas into a tale of troubled love and honorable intentions gone awry.

Come and meet Michelle and get some signed copies of her book. This evening will be of special interest to the Christian missionary community.  Parents and missionary kids. 

7pm    more info at

Paul Kroeker - In the Way of Jesus Book launch - Tuesday, April 25
Paul Kroeker of Winnipeg will be talking about his book and reading from it. In the Way of Jesus takes readers on a journey of renewed hope found in the person of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit. Through personal anecdotes and biblical insights, Kroeker lays out the path of discipleship that leads to an intimate relationship with Jesus: “When someone has been with Jesus, their love becomes authentic and compelling. They eagerly share what Jesus has done for them. Their joy is infectious. They are an open book—evidence of God’s love and forgiveness. Their love for one another becomes extraordinary and reveals the good news of the Kingdom of God. Brand image and reality are one and the same. This alone will lead to the awakening of the church in the West, allowing for a new tide of God’s redeeming love to move across our nation and heal our land.”
Discussion questions at the end of each chapter. 

Event starts at 7pm

Brian Thiessen CD Release Concert - Friday, April 28
Brian Thiessen presents his brand new CD at House of James Coffeehouse. He'll be featuring many of the tracks from his latest project.  Brian is known for his incredible guitar artistry.  He is a lifelong friend of Brian Doerksen and has performed on many of Doerksen's projects.  He is currently in the new band Shyr Poets with Teresa Trask, Calum Rees and Brian Doerksen. Come and enjoy some wonderful music and pick up this long waited for,  highly anticipated CD. 

7 pm 

Classic Guitar Open Mike - Thursday, May 11
The Vancouver classic guitar society is hosting an open mike in our coffeehouse, May 11.  If you are a classical guitarist let us know and we will try and fit you in. 
Evening starts at 7pm

Danny Brooks - Friday, May 26
Its always a special night when Gospel Blues artist Danny Brooks and his wife Debi are on the HOJ stage. 
Their stories and songs are authentic and edgy,  coming out of their journey of life. 

Please check out the  music and bios  at

"Rocking soul blues with a touch of country, gospel, roots, and R&B, Texassippi Soul Man, 
Danny Brooks has what it takes to get you moving, whether you're wearing cowboy boots or blue suede shoes." 
Amy Mangan/Hugh’s Room Booking/ In Canada’s Top 20 Live Music Venues/CBC

$15.00 at the door, 7:00 pm 

Envision concerts - May 27, June 24, Sept 2, Sept 16
Envision coffeehouse series  . Free events,  7pm
Artists to be announced very soon. 
Always a great time with the bands that are part of these Envision Financial Servies sponsored events.


Dr Bones Blues Project - Saturday, June 3
'Doctor Bones' is Victoria’s own gospel-inspired blues fusion band. John and Gail Bones formed the band in 2007 and soon found its niche playing encouraging, blues-based music to Victoria’s homeless and marginalized. This initial work (and the band) has evolved and now its jazz, rock and funk-infused blues also encourages and entertains at Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland fairs, festivals, summer markets, fundraisers, prisons, music clubs and bars.

Join us for the annual blues celebration with this fun, high energy band. We're gonna have a blast. Bring your friends. " I promise a good time." Lando Klassen, Owner. 

7pm-  $10.00 at the door.