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Contact Council: You can email the council at [email protected] 

The Special Offering for October is for the Langley Food Bank.  Similar to previous years you will have an opportunity to bring your food donations to the church. On Thanksgiving Sunday, October 11, after the service, from 11:30-1:00, the deacons will be stationed at the church with donation bins. This will be a ‘drive-in’ donation drop-off.  You can also give online throughout the month of October. Click here to make a donation through Tithe.ly or go to Langley Food Bank 

The Banner: The October edition of the Banner is available at the church! You can also access a copy online at The Banner. The annual Banner donation appeal was disrupted by COVID and may have been missed altogether. To keep the Banner community conversation going and make up for lost time, give online now at www.theBanner.org/Donate

Just Faith Forum: This month, join the Just Faith Forum in viewing: Borderstory. Borderstory invites you into a dialogue about borders led by people on the move. What do you believe to be true about borders? What might you learn from other experiences? Click here for more info. 

"Walking Alongside Caregivers" Webinar Series:  Join the conversation every Thursday in October, at 9:00 AM PST. This series of webinars, hosted by the CRC Disability Concerns will help caregivers navigate the emotional landscape of their role and will give practical ideas on how churches can help these families address the challenges for the person living with a disability as well as their siblings, parents, spouse, or other caregivers. Registration required. For more information on specific topics and/or to register, go to Disability Concerns Canada Conference Re-Imagined.

Disability Concerns: Disability Concerns Sunday is October 18 - Join with churches throughout the CRCNA in celebrating Disability Sunday on October 18. The theme this year is “Agility.” Search the website: crcna.org/Disability for great resources on how you can make your congregation more accessible and inclusive.

BEIRUT Explosion Response: The effects from the explosion that took place Beirut, Lebanon in early August have caused enormous damage, killing at least 190 people, injuring 6,500, and leaving more than 300,000 homeless. World Renew is committed to a long-term response providing food vouchers, hygiene kits, COVID-19 informational leaflets, and winterization supplies (blankets, warm clothes, stoves, and fuel) to vulnerable families. To donate and/or to stay updated on WR's response, visit worldrenew.ca  Continue to pray for all those affected by the explosion.

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/4Lw12nc. This means it's not too late to share your thoughts with your MP: https://loom.ly/XT58ZL0.

CRCNA Canada Corporation Legal Update - In an effort to be fully transparent with members of the CRCNA in Canada about decisions made by the CRCNA Canada Corporation directors towards becoming fully compliant with all Canadian legal and income tax requirements, Carters Professional Corporation has prepared a brief Q&A document. It can be read at Legal Answers To Questions 

When Pandemic Meets Poverty: A free online lecture via zoom, Monday, Oct. 19, 6:00 – 7:30 pm from the King’s University, Edmonton. While the pandemic has disrupted the lives of many North Americans, its effect on people living in poverty is even more devastating. The pandemic is exposing and exacerbating inequalities and injustice in communities of need. Join Ida Mutoigo (World Renew) and Roy Berkenbosch (Micah Centre) as they discuss the impact of the pandemic on food security and livelihood, women’s rights, refugees and more. Discover also how Christian community development organizations like World Renew are meeting the challenges of COVID-19. For registration and more info: King's University Public Lectures

Faster, Higher, More Moral? Human Enhancement and Christianity Webinar: What does it mean to be human in an age of human enhancement? Why should Christians and church leaders in Canada be aware and vigilant of this technology? These questions and more will be addressed in "Faster, Higher, More Moral? Human Enhancement and Christianity," a free webinar organized by the Faith and Life Sciences Reference Group of The Canadian Council of Churches! October 14, 2020.  Click here for more information