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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! $5235 was given to support those most impacted by the effects of the spread of COVID in India. 

Responding to Residential Schools:  In the wake of the recent discovery of the unmarked graves 0f 215 children on the site of the former Residential School in Kamloops, we want to offer you and your families some options for responding to this news. Click here for resources and actions.

Hearts Exchanged: Join a learning and action journey cohort designed to equip Reformed Christians to engage with Indigenous people as neighbours called Hearts Exchanged.  See also the church website. 

World Refugee Day - Sunday, June 20. Current travel restrictions deny refugees travel to Canada. Only refugees who had approved permanent residency visas before March 2020 had been allowed to enter the country.  Travel is essential for all refugees. World Renew invites you to help them advocate for the Government to add an exemption to the travel restrictions for all refugees that are and will be approved for permanent residence in Canada. Click here for more information. 

Human Trafficking Prevention Live Dialogue: Join World Renew in our second dialogue about human trafficking prevention on Wed., June 23 at 12 noon PT with Esther Kuhn from World Renew Senegal. You’ll hear stories from the field where World Renew works proactively with communities to stop human trafficking before it starts. Register on Zoom at Human Trafficking Live Dialogue  or join on Facebook at facebook.com/worldrenew/live. The first session on June 16 with Rev. Roy Berkenbosch can be accessed on World Renew’s Facebook page.

Talking about Whiteness and Rightness:  Friday, June 25 at 9 AM. Join Rev. Reggie Smith (CRCNA) and Dr. Michelle Loyd-Paige (Calvin University) in a conversation with five panelists about their personal reflections on the influence of their whiteness in the workplace, in worship, and in the culture. Click here for more information and to register

How Do We Think About Failure Theologically?  Sunday, June 27 at 5 pm (PST). Join CRC campus ministers Mike Wagenman (Western University, Ontario) and Rick Mast (University of Alberta) for our final book discussion of the academic year! We conclude with a challenging book: "A Theology of Failure" by Marika Rose. This book/discussion will be perfect for philosophy students and others interested in thinking critically about our assumptions about “success” and “failure” in the work of Slavoj Žižek (affectionately referred to as today’s “rock star philosopher”). Register through Eventbrite.

The Banner: The June 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

Today Devotion Books: The Today booklets are available at the church.

The Bethesda Foundation provides bursaries for post-secondary students going into studies for Special Education, Education, Social Work, and Health Care. If you are looking to study in one of these fields, called Bethesda at 604-850-7242 for an application form. You can also contact Hank Hamstra for more information.

Job Opportunities:

Bookkeeper Position: Are you looking for part-time work with flexible hours? Willoughby Church may have the position for you. We are seeking a skilled bookkeeper to join our team. In addition to an overall understanding of bookkeeping, the position requires experience using SAGE accounting software and MS Office. Experience working in a not-for-profit setting would be an asset. 6-8 hours/week. Competitive wages. For more details, contact [email protected]Click here a position description.

Early Childhood Educator Position:  Covenant Kids Christian Daycare (CKCD) is seeking to fill a position for an Early Childhood Educator to work in our 3-5 program and on occasion in our Before and After School program. This is a casual part-time position that could lead to a part-time permanent position in August (32 hours per week). Click here for position description.