Slideshow image

Contact for Online Bulletin: If you have anything to add to the bulletin, please email [email protected]

Contact Council: If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email the council at [email protected]

Meal Train: A meal train has been set up for Al and Henja. Contact Carissa for information on how to sign up

A Message from the Refugee Committee:  We received the following note from the Lin family on the 7th anniversary of their arrival in Canada, and we wanted to share it with all of you.

“Yes... it has been a long journey and... here we are.  Without your helps and from the church, we couldn't have made it.  By looking back, we are amazed by the incredible fate which brought us to you and your unconditional kindness.  Even though we are all far apart due to various circumstances, our gratitudes are always to you and the church.  Thank you for everything we have and we achieved. “

All of the families we have assisted to come to Canada intermittently express the same sentiments.  Due to Covid, we have not been able to assist any new family in the past 2 years, but we have applications in to assist more families, without knowing when they will arrive.  We pray that they will be safe wherever they are, and that we can soon welcome more permanent residents to our community. 

Eleanor, on behalf of the Refugee Committee

CIRCLE OF GRACE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY: All Children, GEMS, Cadet & Youth Ministry leaders are invited...Thursday February 18, 2021 7:30 - 9:30pm - via Zoom. A partnership of BC Safe Church & Faith Formation Ministries. Trainers: Liz Tolkamp & Faye Martin. Circle of Grace is a Christian safe environment curriculum used and promoted in the CRCNA that helps teach children and youth the value of positive relationships with God and others. Contact info: Liz Tolkamp: [email protected] or Faye Martin: [email protected]

1Life: Advocacy matters! Please join Cindy Stover and Dena Nicolai on February 18 at 7 pm for a Faith in Action: Practicing Biblical Advocacy workshop. When you speak out you reflect the biblical call to work towards a just world in which structures and institutions give all of creation the opportunity to thrive. This workshop will help you learn how to navigate the political system to have your voice heard by local, provincial, and national leaders on the justice issues that you care about. Register at Eventbrite

CSS: Due to the popularity of our "Fireside Chat" we will be hosting another one on February 17th at 7:00 PM PST. Join us with your questions about gifting, Wills, Estate planning and we will answer them - or you can just listen in! Register HERE or find out more about CSS on our website CSservices.ca

GROUNDWORK: FELLOWSHIP - Scripture shows us that intentional fellowship is a valuable practice for cultivating our faith. Join Groundwork as we study Leviticus 7:12-15, Acts 2:40-47, and 2 Corinthians 13:14 to better understand the spiritual discipline of fellowship and how fellowship with each other deepens our relationship with God. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork’s weekly emails for future episodes.

Job Opportunity: Bethesda is looking for people who can offer unique skills, life experience and passion for supporting people with intellectual disabilities. Are you excited about our mission, vision and values to enrich the lives of people we support? We believe everyone has a purpose and a place—let Bethesda be your place.
We are hiring Support Workers in various locations including: Ladner, Richmond, Surrey & Chilliwack. To view job descriptions and to apply at Bethesda, visit: https://bethesdabc.com/careers/

Job Opportunity: Bathesda is hiring a Director of Family Support & Community Development in Abbotsford, BC. The deadline for applications is February 12, 2021. For more information Click Here or open the file attached to this news post.

Job Opportunity: Trinity CRC in Abbotsford is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) Worship, Media, and Technical Team Coordinator. We are searching for a motivated individual with relevant education and/or experience to lead our worship ministry. For information contact: [email protected]

Job Opportunity: Maple Ridge, CRC is seeking a full-time Faith Formation Pastor to join their team. More information can be found online at mapleridgrcrc.com.

Job Opportunity: Marketing Professionals - Check out this World Career Opportunity! - World Renew is currently seeking a Senior Marketing Strategist! We are looking for an experienced direct marketing professional with creativity and data-driven thinking! This position will be leading the strategy for direct marketing including all direct mail and associated emails. More information, and the link to apply, can be found at worldrenew.ca/careers

CRCNA Position Opening - The Christian Reformed Church in North America is looking for a part-time (25 hrs/week) Data Entry and Administrative Specialist to serve as the key data entry personnel for Yearbook information, provide support for synod planning and support to Denominational Services staff as needed. To apply visit www.crcna.org/jobs by February 22, 2021.

Today: The new Today booklets are available at the church! 

The Banner: The January/February 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, give online now at www.theBanner.org/Donate