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Off the Rails: a social justice pilgrimage around America: 
Begin 2022 seeking reconciliation and justice in the company of Gus and Wynanda Polman (former members of Willoughby Church) who will share pilgrim stories, pictures, and reflections on their recent six-week pilgrimage to the southern U.S. via Amtrak. Monday, January 3, 7 - 9 pm at the 1Life ministry center Fleetwood CRC 

Mission is All of Life: Listen to Naji Umran, our partner in missions, working in the Middle East with Resonate, tell more of his life story, and reflect on how all of our lives can be used by God when we just “be.” Click here for the podcast. 

Angel Breakfast - Covenant Kids Christian Daycare - As you know this year, we did not have an in-person Angel Breakfast, instead, Angel Breakfast baskets were sent home to each family.  They were filled with a box of pancake mix, a bottle of syrup, oranges, a superstore gift card for them to purchase something to add to it …like BACON or SAUSAGES, a craft for the children to do and a Christmas card.  We also added a video of the children’s Christmas performance.

World Renew - Advent Means Hope - With World Renew’s 2021-2022 Gift Catalogue, you can help a family plant seeds to grow food after COVID-19 lockdowns, give a child the supplies they need for health with a nutrition kit, or provide safety for a disaster survivor. Choose a gift that gives someone who is struggling with hunger and income insecurity the opportunity for transformation today and hope for the future. Visit the Giving Tree in the church lobby to choose an ornament and look through the Gift Catalogue.

Groundwork: Christmas Hope: Mary and Christ's Birth - Discover a God and a Savior who does not move away from our sin and pain, but draws close and redefines righteousness. Join Groundwork as we study Matthew 1:15-25, Galatians 4:4-7, and Ephesians 3:17b-19 to study the true wonder of Christmas and find comfort in God’s grace and great love through Mary’s story. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

Faith Practices Reflection Tip - Reflection and Discussion Starter—the Practice of Hospitality: Read Luke 10:38-42 and ponder or discuss the following questions. Do you identify more with Martha or with Mary? Why? What do you think Jesus meant by saying “Few things are needed—or indeed only one”? (For more on faith practices from Faith Formation Ministries, visit bit.ly/FaithPracticesProject)

Book Club: Have you made plans for the new year? How about joining a book club? This January 2022 (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. 

World Renew - Southern U.S. Tornado Response - World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) is working with our partners and other disaster organizations to plan a response to the devastating tornadoes that hit six states in the southern U.S. on Friday, Dec. 11, 2021. Please pray for those who have lost loved ones and possessions. To volunteer with DRS in this and other responses, email [email protected] To give online for Dec. 11 tornado response, click Donate at worldrenew.ca, call 888-WRLD-RNW, or mail your cheque, made out to World Renew DRS with “Winter Tornadoes 2021” in the memo line,  Send to: World Renew, 3475 Mainway, PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1, Burlington, Ont., L7R 3Y8.

The Banner: The December 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]