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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]

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) Update: On March 17, 2021, revised federal legislation was passed that made important changes to MAID. Christianity Today published an article noting how Canadian Christians are responding to this new legislation.  Click here to read the full article.  

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]

The Community Garden is looking for 6 - 7 women and men willing to spend a Saturday morning, May 15, 9:00 - noon, constructing 6 new beds for the garden. Contact pastor Liz at [email protected]

A Message From Resonate Global Mission:

Dear Friends at Willoughby Church

Thank you for giving generously so that more people can know the love and hope of Jesus. 

Thanks to gifts from Christian Reformed members and churches like yours, missionaries and church planters around the world are proclaiming and living out the good news that our Savior died and rose again!  

Your gifts help change lives—more than just dollars, you provide community, support, encouragement, and friendship to those who are discovering or rediscovering their faith. You are standing with churches who care about mission and working together to fulfill the Great Commission!  

By partnering through Resonate, you help people hear the hope of the gospel and provide them with a family of faith to help them grow. Thank you for giving generously and emboldening Christians everywhere who are joining God’s mission! Ministry leaders around the corner and around the world depend on your support.  

Thank you for answering God’s call and partnering with Resonate.  Gifts given during March are: Ministry Shares $8,274.34

In Christ, Kevin DeRaaf, Acting Canada Director

 

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.

Called to Mercy & Justice: Pandemic, Poverty, & Prophetic Justice lecture with Rev. Jonathon Nicolai-deKoning, May 10, 7 p.m. This lecture is sponsored by 1Life, your BC CRC bi-classical learning collective in partnership with the King's University,  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

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. 

GROUNDWORK: BUILDING BLOCKS FOR BIBLICAL SUCCESS - How can we deal with opposition when we are trying to rebuild after our life has fallen apart in some way? Study Nehemiah 2:11-18, Nehemiah 4:1-15, and Nehemiah 5:1-12 with Groundwork to discover what we can learn from Ezra and Nehemiah’s experience with opposition. 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]aw.ca for an application form and funding criteria. (Deadline May 31, 2021)

Job Opportunities:

The 1Life equipping and learning collective (office located in Surrey, BC) of the Christian Reformed Churches (CRC) of BC, is seeking a part-time (6hrs/wk) organized and creative Communications and Administration Coordinator for all internal and external communications and office administration. The ideal candidate is detail-orientated, tech-savvy, with strong written and verbal communication skills. More details in the pdf below. Send resume to [email protected]

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/