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Building Blocks of Faith: What do we need in order to grow our faith, both personally and communally? Join Robert (Calvin University)  and Laura Keeley (Faith Formation Ministries) in a conversation about the four simple yet important spiritual needs that children, teens, and adults all share. Understanding these four needs can have a life-changing impact on ALL your church’s ministries. Saturday, January 22, 9:30 – 11:00 am. Hosted by 1Life, the BC CRC ministry collective. Click Eventbrite to register. 

Climate Witness Discussion: Join the Climate Witness Project and Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Tuesday, January 18, 4:00 – 5:30 pm for a free on-line discussion of her new book Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World. At a time when it's so easy to despair about the current state and possible fate of our planet, our creatures, and our communities, Katharine Hayhoe invites us to get up off the mat and take a step forward with conviction for the present and hope for the future.  Register at Eventbrite 

Congratulations: Matthew & Heather Feenstra they have been blessed with a healthy baby boy born on January 13, 2022.  

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. Lord Most High
  2. How Great Thou Art
  3. Almighty God
  4. Ancient Words
  5. Speak O Lord
  6. Shout To The North

Diaconal Coaches Needed - Diaconal Coaches are one of our most valuable resources to inspire and equip deacons across Canada. We are currently looking for a few coaches to add to our amazing team, specifically in British Columbia (Northern BC & the Okanagan region); Calgary, AB; Southern Ontario (Chatham & Sarnia region); and Eastern Ontario (Classis Quinte/Kingston area). A Diaconal Coach serves as an equipper and encourager for local diaconates. Coaches do this by holding workshops and training events, by providing relevant resources, and by connecting deacons and churches to local organizations. Coaches receive training and support as well as a modest salary and an expense budget. Want to learn more? Email [email protected] or visit our website for more information: diaconalministries.com/diaconalcoaches.

The Banner: The January 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:

Now Hiring: RESOURCE MANAGER – STAFFED RESIDENTIAL & COMMUNITY INCLUSION (ABBOTSFORD, BC) – Bethesda. As Resource Manager for a community inclusion day service and a staffed home, you will join a team where the staff, families and people receiving services have a culture of supporting, celebrating, and enriching the interconnectedness of our communities. Your job is to develop person-centred care and inclusion opportunities for the people who participate in our services. You will create a workplace that supports and empowers staff to love and support these people and their families, and you will maintain administration systems to ensure effective and accountable operations. This is a temporary full-time position covering for a maternity leave beginning February 2022. Competitive salary: $59,945 - $65,062. It is ideal for experienced leaders who have worked directly with people who have disabilities. Interested applicants may apply online at https://bethesdabc.com/careers/ or submit a resume, cover letter, and references to the chief human resources officer via email ([email protected]) or mail to 2775 Emerson Street, Abbotsford BC V2T 4H8. Applicants should reference posting #824. Deadline to apply is January 21, 2022. For the full job description, please visit Bethesda’s website.