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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]

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

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]    

SPECIAL OFFERING: for March is for the Canada Foodgrains Bank, a Canadian Christian collective of churches whose mission is to end global hunger. Give through the Tithely app, or cheque or cash. Please write CFGB on the cheque memo or envelope. Read more here.

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. 

From Just Faith Forum: A Rocha Talks: Theology at Street Level. Dr. Carmody Grey (granddaughter of Dr. Fanon (the real one) from All Creatures Great and Small), talks with Jason Byassee (A Rocha) about why and how Christians are called to care for creation. Carmody’s articulate insight and timely wisdom address the question of what the theology of creation looks like on a practical level.  Click here to listen to the conversation.

Lent Bags of Blessing: Recently, 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

CRC Chaplaincy News: Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic 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

GROUNDWORK: WITH ME IN PARADISE - Jesus speaks his third word from the cross to the man we usually call the penitent thief, who died on a cross next to Jesus. Join our Groundwork conversation on Luke 23:32-43 to discover how Jesus defines salvation in its simplest terms and the promise Jesus is ready to give us, if we make our request. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

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

Job Opportunities:

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/

Bethesda is also seeking to hire a Home Share Coordinator who will be based in Abbotsford, BC. A job advertisement is attached below, with information on how to apply. Please note the application deadline of March 17, 2021.

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 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