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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]

Thank you! Willoughby Church - over $55,000 was donated to Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

Refugee Sponsorship Update: It is quite possible that two families will be able to come to Canada in the next few months. To prepare for their arrival we need to have two small teams in place to welcome them and assist with transitioning to life in Canada. These teams of 4 or 5 people would find and furnish an apartment, as well as stock it with food prior to the families arrival in Canada.  Once the families have arrived these teams would continue to provide support to them assisting with such things as applying for SIN and child tax credits, registering children for school, securing a family doctor and dentist; assisting to open a bank account, and general orientation to the community. If you would like to be part of this exciting and satisfying experience, contact Eleanor at  778-298-7770, or [email protected]

The 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

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]

Glocal Mission Summit (May 13-15) - REGISTER HERE. The Glocal Mission Summit is an interactive virtual conference where you will engage in conversations around mission, collaborate with others to reimagine what mission and discipleship can look like in our COVID reality, and network with lay leaders, students, scholars, pastors, and others who are exploring how churches can reignite a passion for mission. Travel virtually and learn more here or watch an informational video here

Cascade Christian Counselling E-NewsletterPlease find the link to our latest Spring e-Newsletter with articles on how communication has been impacted by the pandemic. Our counsellors have shared some insight on how to ensure our relationships with effective and meaningful communication. If you are unable to open the link above please visit  http://www.cascadechristiancounselling.com/newsletters/.

Walk for Reconciliation: May 28-30, 2021 - Join the annual walk from Fort Langley to St. Mary's Residential School in Mission, B.C. Watch an informational video here.  

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.  

Today: The new Today booklets are available at the church.

The Banner: The May 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/