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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]

The Willoughby Church REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP TEAM is looking for people with a passion for helping others to assist them with refugee resettlement here in Langley. For more information contact: Eleanor at [email protected]

"Refugee Sponsorship: Growing Friendships":  Do you wonder why we sponsor refugees? Or how we go about welcoming them to Canada? What's involved? Or why we are called to do this work? Join World Renew’s Refugee Sponsorship and Resettlement Team as they answer these questions and more during a webinar on Wednesday, April 14 at 12 noon PST. Register at bit.ly/refugeeswebinar

1Life Online Conversation Series - April 12 @ 7 p.m.: Repentance, Reparations, Reconciliation: Some thoughts about 'missions' after the TRC" with Dr. Will VanArragon. This lecture is sponsored (in partnership with the King's University, Edmonton), by 1Life, your new BC CRC bi-classical learning collective. Event host: Pastor Joel Ringma (Terrace CRC). To register and watch a short preview video go to www.eventbrite.ca/e/1life-5-callings-lecture-series-tickets-131545420895

Canada-Wide Online Women's Retreat - April 16 & 17, 2021. Ladies, you're invited to a weekend retreat from the comfort of your home. Many of us have struggled in this year of living through a pandemic. Our theme is Blessed is the one whose Hope is in the Lord. - Jer. 17:7-8. Join us for a weekend of three keynote sessions, and a great variety of breakouts! Register this week to be sure to get your Retreat Gift Box in the mail in time. Or feel free to register without the gift box option. To register and find all the details, go to www.inspirationalwomen.ca. Sponsored by Global Coffee Break and Resonate Global Mission.

Save the Date - Walk for Reconciliation: May 28-30, 2021 - Join the annual walk from Fort Langley to St. Mary's Residential School in Mission, B.C. More details to follow. 

Bethesda "Lend a Hand" Campaign: "Lend a hand' by joining Bethesda in its efforts to strengthen and extend valuable services to people with disabilities and their families? If you wish to support this ministry, you have three options for donating:1) mail your cheque to #105, 2975 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford, V2T 5T4, 2) go line to www.BethesdaBC.com and click on Donate, 3) feel free to drop off your donation. For more info, check out this video: Why Donate?  Questions? Email [email protected] or phone: 604-850-6604 (locally) - toll-free at 1-866-455-2231.

GROUNDWORK: KNOW THAT GOD IS WORKING - When life has fallen apart, it can be difficult to know where or how to begin rebuilding. Join Groundwork as we study the rebuilding of Jerusalem in Ezra 1-2, Ezra 7:1-8, and Nehemiah 1:1-4 for biblical wisdom and guidance for rebuilding with confidence after life knocks us down. 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 April 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

Do you know of a student seeking ordained ministry in the Christian Reformed Church? The Student Fund Committee of Classis BCSE provides financial support for students who have completed their undergraduate studies and have qualified for the MDiv at Calvin Seminary or a comparable institution recognized by Classis. Contact [email protected] for an application form and funding criteria. (Deadline May 31, 2021)

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/