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COVID-19 Update:  Council has re-appointed a new Covid Advisory Team and mandated it to wrestle with how best to create the safest place possible for all people to worship and be in ministry together. During this ongoing pandemic we are committed to following the best practices laid out by our health officials as they apply to the life of Willoughby Church. For more information, please click here.

Women's Morning Coffee Break Update: Coffee Break/Story Hour, a combined ministry of both Willoughby CRC and Langley Immanuel CRC with the study Exiles in a Pagan Land is temporarily suspended until January 4, 2022 for an Advent Study, Discover The Gift of Christmas ending December 7 when we will enjoy a morning social before we break for Christmas. For more details please connect with Elsa: [email protected] or Denise: [email protected] 

Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church: Sunday, November 14, 2021, is one of the two Sundays on which many people mark the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Christians used the fish symbol as a secret code. When meeting a stranger, one Christian would draw half of the image and wait to see if the stranger would know to draw the other. If they did, they were safe to talk freely about Jesus. In many parts of our world the threats to Christians are just as real today as they were for the early church. Thankfully Christians today have ways of talking to other believers far beyond what the early church could have imagined. As the Christian Reformed Church’s media ministry, ReFrame Ministries offers a safe way to have these conversations—developing trusted websites and social media pages for believers in China, Egypt, and other places where persecution takes place.  Find resources to help mark this offering at www.crcna.org/ChurchYear

Book Club: Have you made plans for the new year? How about joining a book club? This January (13, 20 & 27) online, from 4 - 5 pm PDT, dig into Kate Bowler's new book: No Cure for Being Human (And Other Truths I Need to Hear). Hosted by Disability Concerns CRCNA. For information and to register click here. 

At-home Faith Practice Reflection Tip: Reflection and Discussion Starter—the Practice of Generosity: Read 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 and ponder or discuss the following questions. Think back over the past year. Where have you “sown sparingly”? Where have you “sown generously”? How do you “decide in your heart” what and when to give? How intentional are those decisions? How might you find more joy in giving generously?

Study Leave: Pastor Jenna Fabiano, will be away from November 8 - 22.  Let's wish her the best for her time away.

Thankyous:  Grace Vanderheyden and family greatly appreciate all the cards, flowers, visits and prayers we have received with the loss of our mother and grandmother.  We rejoice that she is now with our Lord in heaven. Grace VDH 

Sunday Song Selection:

Here are the current song selections for this Sunday's service, please feel free to familiarize yourself with the music ahead of time by clicking on each song below. * Please note that adjustments may be made prior to Sunday morning.

  1. Across The Lands 
  2. Great Are You Lord
  3. Here I Am To Worship 
  4. Before The Throne of God Above 
  5. A Mighty Fortress is Our God 
  6. Amazing Grace 
  7. Be Unto Your Name 
  8. Shout To The Lord 

The Banner: The November 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:

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. 

Support Worker for Children’s Respite Service – Abbotsford, BC FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE ON BETHESDA’S WEBSITE   A support worker for Children’s Respite supports children with intellectual disabilities. You will be supporting one or more youth under 19 years of age in an attractive, home-like setting designed especially for day and overnight respite.

Bethesda’s ministry is a Christian faith-based service. Interested applicants may apply with a resume, cover letter and references online at bethesdabc.com/careers , email [email protected], or mail to the Chief Human Resources Officer at 2775 Emerson St, Abbotsford BC V2T 4H8.