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Free Electric Organ! There's a woman in the community who is looking to donate an electric organ (apparently in really good shape) to the church or to anyone within the church who would like it. If you're interested please contact Pastor Jenna.
Raising our Voices is the final webinar in the Safe Church 2020 Webinar Series Wednesday, Dec. 2, 9:00 – 10:00 am PST via zoom. Listen in as two people share their own experiences of abuse and how the church responded in helpful and not so helpful ways. For more info and access to zoom link, see: Raising our Voices
Why is Sex Such a Big (Moral) Deal? November 23, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (PST) via zoom. Speaker: Dr. Heather Looy, Professor of Psychology at The King’s University. Issues of sexual and gender diversity (SGD) generate a disproportionate amount of controversy and emotional intensity relative to other issues of moral concern. In this talk, Dr. Heather Looy will suggest some psychological barriers to constructive dialogue among Christians, and some ways to overcome them. Click here for more info.
Advent Devotional Series From Today - It's been a rough year. Let Advent help you see God’s story in Christmas. This special devotional series takes you deeper into the true meaning of Christmas, the coming Savior. Subscribe at todaydevotional.com/advent. It's free!
Refugees and Borders: Sat, December 5, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST. We're in a moment when borders are proliferating to protect our health: the border between cities has fresh relevance as we try to contain COVID. How does the desire to be compassionate and hospitable interact with the belief that borders protect us? Borders are first imagined and then built. What we think borders can do is shaped by the stories we tell. What is your border story? To register for this friendly, public conversation see: Eventbrite: Refugees and Borders
Ministry to Seafarers will be distributing Christmas gifts again this year for the annual Christmas at Sea gift-giving campaign. If you would like to support this cause that brings joy to so many seafarers each year, please send your donations to Ministry to Seafarers, 401 E Waterfront Rd, Vancouver, BC V6A 4G9. Cheques can now be made payable to "Ministry to Seafarers." Write "Christmas at Sea" on the memo line.
SOUTH COAST BEACH PROJECT (SCBP): If you or someone you know is 18 – 25 years old, wanting to grow in leadership and discipleship, then check out the SCBP! Make life-long friends. Deepen your faith. Get summer work experience. And do all this while living in Port Dover on the shore of Lake Erie. What a better way to spend this summer 2021: living in intentional Christian community with your peers, learning opportunities about integrating your faith and life, getting work experience through summer employment, and connecting with a local congregation. For more information: www.southcoastbeachproject.org or contact Pastor Willemina Zwart at [email protected]. A ministry of Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, Simcoe and in partnership with Resonate Global Mission.
Denominational Restructuring - Town Hall - Ever wondered what Canadian CRC congregations have in common and how we could work together on shared priorities in the future? Then you should plan to have your voice heard in an upcoming virtual town hall meeting. Chris Bosch from Chisel Consulting and Canadian Ministries Director Darren Roorda will be offering a public virtual town hall three different times: November 18, 19, and 21. Any member or participant of any Christian Reformed congregation in Canada is welcome to attend. Learn more at crcna.org/Canada under “what’s new.”
Special Offering - World Renew Hunger Campaign: This month our special offering is to support the work of World Renew as it helps to put food on tables around the world. World Renew has the plans, the systems, the partners, and the people to come alongside communities experiencing hunger. We are excited to join this program as a faithful response to the God who can accomplish abundantly more than all we ask or imagine. See Every Table: World Hunger 2020 for more information.
Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID): There is still time to share your thoughts with your MP. Due to the pandemic the federal has extended making changes to MAID legislation to December 18, 2020. Click here for more information.
Just Faith Forum: This month you are invited to learn about the underlying roots of the global hunger/refugee crisis. One group of people that are refugees due to religious persecution are the Rohingya of Myanmar. Read this World Renew article about the Refugee Camp Conditions. In addition, this AlJazeera Report from October gives some helpful in-depth reporting about this continuing crisis. Click here for more info.