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]
CRCNA Prayer: The next gathering of the CRC Day of Prayer will be held on March 10 at 11:00 am EST and 2:00 pm EST on Zoom. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this short CRC Prayer Sign Up for access to the Zoom link.
CRC Chaplain: Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, just as last Fall, we are sending out our Spring 2021 Newsletter and a short video electronically. Click here to for the newsletter and click here for the video
Lent Bags of Blessing: Last 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 DeRooof 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
GROUNDWORK: A NEW FAMILY - In his second word from the cross Jesus shows deep compassion for his mother. Join our Groundwork conversation on John 19:23-27 to discover what Jesus’ great concern for his family shows us about his humanity and uncover the profound theological implications that arise from this earthly concern. 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]
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
Today: The new Today booklets are available at the church!
The Banner: The March 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