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]
Lent Bags of Blessing: This past week, a group of volunteers drove around the Fraser Valley dropping off bags of blessings that are meant to be an encouragement in this season. If you did not receive one and would like to receive one, please be in touch with Pat Storteboom or Pastor Jenna. If you would like an extra bookmark/reading schedule, there are extras at the church.
Meal Train: A meal train has been set up for Al and Henja. Contact Carissa for information on how to sign up
Thank you from World Renew! We are deeply grateful for your gifts of $17,936.41 received in 2020 towards the Beirut Explosion, World Hunger, and other World Renew programs. Your generosity furthers God's story of justice and mercy as World Renew joins communities around the globe to renew hope. Together as a global church we “learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” (Isaiah 1:17) To learn more about World Renew, visit worldrenew.ca.
SAFE SPACES: with Jay Stringer - author of Unwanted: WEBINAR – WEDNESDAY MARCH 10: 1-2:30 pm via Zoom. Join us as we sit down with Jay Stringer - CRC pastor, therapist, award-winning author, and expert - to discuss how sexual shame can be a roadmap to healing. Unwanted sexual behaviors like porn use, extra-marital affairs, and the abuse of power are rampant both within and without our churches. Learn more about the origins of these behaviors, what keeps a person there, resources, support, and how churches can become SAFE SPACES. Register free at Eventbrite Info & contact; www.bcsafechurch.com or [email protected]
Loving God with our Whole Heart and the Surprising Lessons of Pornography: 1Life, your new bi-classical learning collective invites you to an online lecture with Dr. Neal DeRoo of The King's University and host, Pastor Joel Ringma (Terrace CRC) on Monday, March 8 at 7 pm via zoom. See Eventbrite to register: www.eventbrite.ca/e/1life-5-callings-lecture-series-tickets-131545420895
CSS: Did you know that giving is good for your health? According to studies, every time you give, you boost your physical and mental health! There are so many ways to maximize your charitable giving impact and Christian Stewardship Services can show you how. Join us on February 23rd to discover unique ways to bless your favorite charities. Learn about revocable deposits, donor-advised funds, and why you should open one up today! Register for this complimentary webinar now at the time that works for you: 7 PM EST OR 7 PM PST There are more free webinars on our Events page HERE or find out more about CSS on our website www.CSservices.ca
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 welcome a new family in the past 2 years, but we have submitted applications to assist more families, without knowing when they will arrive. We pray that they will remain safe wherever they are and that we can soon welcome them to Canada and to our community.
Eleanor, on behalf of the Refugee Committee
GROUNDWORKS: FATHER, FORGIVE THEM - Studying Jesus’ words from the cross is a valuable Lenten tradition for reflection on his ultimate sacrifice. Why was Jesus’ first word about forgiveness? Who was he forgiving? Join our Groundwork discussion on Luke 23:32-38 to learn about the practice of forgiveness and why it relates to our salvation. 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: 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.
World Renew Job 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 entails leading the strategy for direct marketing including all direct mail and associated emails. For more information and to apply see 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