Open to Wonder: is a new podcast hosted by Faith Formation Ministries (CRC) that helps us imagine what faith looks like in our day-to-day lives. Click here for information and/or to listen.  

Women’s Bible Study. A Study of Galatians. Wed mornings. October 20, November 3 and 17 Dec 1 and 15, 9:30 - 11:00 am in the prayer/parent room.  All are welcome. Contact Grace: [email protected] for more info.

Church Now - The Great Sex Rescue: Authors Sheila Wray Gregorio and Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach surveyed 22,000 Christian women to discover what they've been taught about sex and sexuality. They will share those insights and also a biblical view of sex where mutuality, intimacy, and passion reign. Join the convo on Thursday, October 14 @ 11 am (ET) on Zoom.

Embodied Worship: What does worship look like after COVID? What have we learned? Join an online conversation on Sunday, Oct 17 @ 4 pm with guest, Andrea Tisher, pastor of Southwest Community Church in Kamloops. Register at Eventbrite.  Hosted by your classis 1Life learning collective 

Seniors Ministry: Due to an increase in COVID cases, the seniors' ministry is suspending in-person gatherings until further notice.  We pray for the safety of all during this time. 

King's University Public Lecture: Beyond Purity and Promiscuity, Rethinking Women’s History. October 18, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm via zoom. From the Salem Witch Trials to the Victorian era, to late twentieth-century purity culture, women have frequently been depicted at the extremes; as dangerous temptresses or innocent angels. Slavery and colonialism also weaponized ideas about women’s sexuality to dehumanize and exploit people. Join Dr. Caroline Lieffers as she analyzes the power and politics behind these images and the vulnerability, complexity, and humanity of the real women beneath. Register at The Kings Univ Public Lecture

M2W2 (m2w2.com) is looking for volunteers for its NOLA program to assist people with reintegrating into the community. Research shows that former inmates are less likely to return to prison when they have consistent support and accountability. By engaging staff, volunteers, and community resources, NOLA offers a wrap-around approach to help people navigate the journey of reintegration. If this interests you contact Steve at  778-536-5440/[email protected].

Created for Connection. A marriage enrichment program focusing on creating stronger, more secure relationships in your marriage. Saturdays | November 6 & 20, 2021 | 9:00am to 6:00pm Read more here

The Banner: The September edition of the Banner is now available at the church. You can also access a copy online at The Banner.  To support the Banner's ongoing journalistic ministry, consider making a donation.  www.theBanner.org/Donate

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

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]

Job Opportunities:

Pastor of Youth and Family - Living Hope CRC (Abbotsford):  is seeking a Pastor of Youth and Family to work closely with the lead pastor and the rest of the staff team to create a plan that will invest in our communal flourishing through supporting youth and their families. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Josh Ferguson at [email protected] for further information or to apply.

Support Worker for Children’s Respite Service – Abbotsford, BC FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE ON BETHESDA’S WEBSITE. Read more here

Early Childhood Educator Position:  Covenant Kids Christian Daycare (CKCD) is seeking to fill a position for an Early Childhood Educator for 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 (32 hours per week). Click here for position description.