World Refugee Day is this Saturday, June 20. The CRC has been involved in refugee sponsorship for decades. To find out more about how you can become involved see World Renew/Refugees. Pray that our communities will find many creative ways to remain places of welcome and hospitality during these difficult times. You can also watch this video: Dena Nicolai shares about her work with government-sponsored refugees. For more information about Willoughby church's refugee sponsorship program contact Eleanor McComb.
Movie Night! - Do you love discussing movies with other folks? Don’t miss the free screening of “The Story of Plastic.” Watch it whenever you’d like in your own home and then select from our different discussion groups to discuss the film and ways we, as believers, can care for creation. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/105585154038
Tell Your Immigration Story! During COVID19, we find ourselves stuck at home - which is a great opportunity to share family stories. Is immigration a part of your family’s story? Where did your ancestors come from and when? Join the CRC Office of Social Justice in dusting off these stories while we stay home for a while, by contributing to the “Immigration Is Our Story” series. Visit justice.crcna.org/immigration-our-story for more info.
Youth Ambassador of Reconciliation (World Renew) - Are you interested in reconciliation? The Youth Ambassador of Reconciliation Program is now being offered online. Facilitated by the Canadian Indigenous Ministry Committee, a ministry of the CRC, the program will equip you to serve in your community. Apply by July 1st. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/YARP2020
The June edition of the BANNER has arrived. Pick up your copy at the church (on Thursday afternoon) or read it as a PDF here. Or click here to receive it in print or digitally.
The July/August TODAY devotionals have also arrived. Pick up your copy from the church. You can also find them online at today.reframemedia.com/about. Email [email protected] if you would like a copy mailed to you.
Bethesda Association's Lend A Hand Campaign is underway. Bethesda is a not-for-profit Christian organization that serves individuals with different abilities and their families in BC. You are invited to partner with us in this ministry. Your gift will help to offer families in-home support, funding assistance with special equipment, respite care, summer programs, housing, and much more. Membership fees are five dollars per person. All membership fees and donations are tax-deductible. Contact our church coordinator, Kim Purdy, at 604-928-0307 if you have questions. Due to our current situation, donating online may be the best option. Go to Bethesda Donations Online or mail your donation to Bethesda #105-2975 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford BC V2T 5T4. Thank you for considering this longstanding and important ministry. Continue to keep this ministry in your prayers during these challenging times.
Estate and Will Planning Online Webinars: Christian Stewardship Services is hosting a series of Webinars on the following topics: Planning or Reviewing a Will, and Tools of Gift Planning in the month of June, (Tuesdays at 7 pm EST or Thursdays at 7 pm PST) As Christian Stewardship Services is partnered with the CRCNA, there is no charge for the webinars and a personal follow-up session. Register at http://www.csservices.ca/events.php or email [email protected] with questions.
Abbotsford Youth Orchestra (conducted by Calvin Dyk) - Live Stream Spring Concert - Song, Strings, and Steps - Saturday, June 20th, 2020 at 7 pm. For more information and a link to the concert go to http://www.calvindyck.com/concerts.html