Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
|Italian artist Caravaggio from the year 1603 titled "Doubting Thomas":|
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Thursday, 20 October 2011
This Christmas season we are putting together a Christmas Choir! If you love singing (or would like to learn how), here’s a great opportunity to join a multi-generational chorus. All ages and experience levels welcome. Stay tuned for more details!
Thank you to those who expressed interest in participating musically at church! In the New Year we will be starting a Farm Team for those that want to grow musically. Lessons in a variety of musical areas will be offered, as well as a safe place to learn and practice.
We are doing our best to make worship a time where everyone can connect with God. If there are ways we can make worship more meaningful for you, please let me know!
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
solitude are uncommon, perhaps uncomfortable in our lives. When we
try and engage them we can find ourselves either incredibly tired, on
the verge of falling asleep, to frustrated at the many things rambling
in our heads. Stick with it, don't beat yourself up or feel guilty if
it doesn't seem to be working. The Lord is patient and loving and
desires to take whatever time and frequency is needed to develop
"alone time" with you. And as Richard Foster points out “The fruit
of solitude (and silence) is increased sensitivity and compassion for
others. There comes a new freedom to be with people. There is a new
attentiveness to their needs, new responsiveness to their hurts.”
In the same way, as you spend time with God, realize that God in
compassion and sensitivity is completely attentive to you, working to
bring freedom and healing to your life in the areas that you are in
need. Our world, our city, or work and hobby places, our homes, our
lives need compassion and sensitivity. Let us be alone with him, let
it begin there.
Peace, grace and courage to you.
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
This past Sunday (October 9) we started our new Junior Church curriculum - "BIG" from Hillsong Kids. We have never ran a program quite like it but the kids embraced it and got excited about it. We have started to learn 2 new rockin' songs and our new memory verse (with actions) from Ephesians 3:18. The kids also learned that God cares about every detail about them, no matter how small. Did you know that blondes usually have the most number of hairs on their heads? (Approximately 140,000) And that red heads have the fewest (90,000 approx)?
The most important lesson learnt was that God created each of us for a purpose. I think the kids got most excited when I demonstrated this lesson by trying to cut a tomato with a hammer and a drill. Just like tools or knives have specific purposes, so they were also created for a purpose. After this fun time the kids broke into their KDG's (Kid's Discipleship Groups) and discussed how God has made each of them uniquely.
In the end 3 points were highlighted:
1. You are one of a kind.
2. God is interested in your life.
3. You were created on purpose for a purpose.
Tip for partnering Parents: Help your child(ren) learn the memory verse. Learn it with them and ask them to show you the actions!
"And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is." Ephesians 3:18
Thursday, 6 October 2011
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
For these two weeks only the classes will be before the service starting at 9:00am.
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
During Christmas we give towards a need in our denomination (Canadian Baptists of Western Canada) in the area of financial assistance for retired pastors.
At Easter we give towards a need that is present in our community. This past year we gave towards the Hospital Chaplaincy program at our local regional hospital.
At Thanksgiving we set our sights on a need in the global community. This year we are pleased to be designating our special gifts to a program that gives grace and dignity to those in need in the developing world through through micro-credit loans. The Sharing Way is an arm of the CBM that is changing lives in dramatic ways through this innovation in modern missions in places such as Kenya, Bolivia, and India. In some places a loan of as little as $300 is all a person needs to dramatically change their living conditions! Please visit their web site to learn more about the work being done through this ministry. The Sharing Way
And please consider the grace you extend through generosity in pink envelopes.
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Now that we are all getting back in the swing of things after a great summer of fun and holidays, I just wanted to remind you to check back here regularly for updates and news and even thoughtful articles that we hope will challenge and encourage you. You can also check for updates in the various sections listed along the top of our web site by clicking by them.
My invitation for you is to post in the comments section something fun or exciting or special or restful that you did this summer. Look forward to reading your comments.
Bye for now,
Thursday, 18 August 2011
|See, I told you there were quite a few of us.|
|The trail was pretty steep but we still managed to get all the kids up there,|
|We hiked to this great spot near the middle of the lake where we ate lunch.|
|Some went swimming.|
|Some got a little goofy from all the candy Joanne Swan was pumping into them.|
|All had a great time though.|
|Even our youngest hiker enjoyed herself...and the raisins she kept asking for.|
Bye for now,
Thursday, 28 July 2011
|Our designated cooking area.|
|Jessika was quite hungry at this point, and decided to roast her pants over the fire. In the end we were able to convince her not to eat them.|
|These next few are from the Cooper Lake hike.|
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
|9 of us headed out for a 2 night camp out at Fish Lake.|
|The trail is well maintained and pretty gradual in elevation gain.|
|This is a view of Fish Lake from a lookout that some hiked to on the Saturday.|
|The group runs into some snow on their hike.|
|If you are the fourth person to email me the correct name of this critter I will give you a prize.|
|Here is the group that went to Cooper Lake. What a good looking bunch they are.|
|"Is this the lake?"|
|Everyone enjoying the fire.|
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Some of you might be asking, "Why did they dig a pit?" Great question! I am glad you asked.
|So we had Jim and Kevin dig out the drain.|
|Next we had this guy drill through the wall where we wanted to put the drain pipe.|
|Now we have a drain pipe that is 4 ft lower than before. (This is good)|
|"Bring in the big guns!"|
|Tom could not believe he had to move these piles of dirt out of the way with the wheelbarrow.|
|They dug a trench that continued to get deeper as they went.|
|It was a good thing we had this guy and his machine. Look at the size of that rock he lifted out of there!|
|"Is that treasure I smell?" "No. Its sewage."|
|So that had to be patched up.|
|What we were really doing was digging a big pit for water from the flat roof to drain into.|
|We filled the pit with crushed stone.|
|And then ran our drain pipe into it.|
Have a great week.