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Day of Justice - The CRC annual day for Day of Justice is August 16. Join us to reflect on our world and the events of 2020 with text from Habakkuk 1. The impacts of racism, COVID-19, poverty, disease, and natural disasters… seem overwhelming and we, like David in Psalm 13 and Habbakkuk, ask, “How Long?” For resources including a litany, prayer, and reflection, go to crcna.org/dayofjustice.

Safe Church Ministry is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, August 26 at 9 am PST/Guest Webinar Speaker, Boz Tchividjian, founder of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment) will speak to us about his many years of experience empowering Christian communities to recognize, prevent and respond to abuse. Zoom link coming soon.

Resonate Global Mission: Join the Exodus! - October 17 - November 4, 2020. the Exodus Vision Tour is a great opportunity to step back into ancient times and walk the paths of the Exodus from Egypt to Israel. Learn about Christianity, see ministry in action, and grow in your faith. Learn more and apply online at resonateglobalmission.org/exodus

Join the World Renew Team! - World Renew is currently hiring a passionate communications professional to join their team in Burlington, Ontario as a Marketing Communications Writer. This position supports the vision and mission of World Renew and the Constituency Relations (CORE) team by researching, writing, editing, and coordinating the production of communications projects that inspire, educate, and motivate. Check out World Renew's website for more information: https://worldrenew.ca/careers.

Student Ambassador of Justice - The World Renew Student Ambassador of Justice Virtual Trip (August 17-25) is open to 18 young adults from across Canada who are committed to learning about and promoting justice and advocacy. This online opportunity will help the participant to understand the role of justice in a global relationship. The application deadline is August 14. Contact Iona at [email protected] or visit worldrenew.ca/student-ambassador-justice for more information. 

Bethesda is offering bursaries to Post Secondary students who are studying social services such as nursing, special ED teaching, social work, etc. If you would like more information on the bursary, contact Hank Hamstra or Al Vandenberg.

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID): Changes to MAID legislation were supposed to occur by June 11th but due to the pandemic the federal government has asked for an extension to December 18th. https://loom.ly/4Lw12ncThis means it's not too late to share your thoughts with your MP: https://loom.ly/XT58ZL0.

The Banner: The July/August edition of the Banner is available at the church! You can also access a copy online at The Banner.

Bethesda has several employment opportunities available, in several regions of BC: Support Workers (Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Okanagan), Residential Home Resource Managers (Richmond, Penticton), Caretaker for an Intentional Community (Smithers). Job descriptions and advertisments are attached below.