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Daycare Request: The daycare committee is looking for a volunteer to help do a search for a 25 passenger bus or a 15 person van for the daycare.   Though currently the vehicles for this church ministry are functional, the bus will be needing a replacement in the near future.  Please contact, Wendy Hoytema ([email protected]) or Kim Breedveld ([email protected]) if you are able to serve in this capacity and for more information.

Comgregational Meeting:  On Monday, June 13th at 7:00PM in the Fellowship Hall the Council would like to invite you to the Congregational Meeting to review and approve the 2021 Financial Statements for the church.  The Financial Statements a full agenda and any other related documents, including the nomination ballots for new Council Elders, Pastoral Elders & Deacons can be seen by clicking this link.

Synod 2022: Delegates are gathering. Synod 2022 will meet Friday morning for opening worship and a brief plenary session. Join us for the webcast at 8:30 am EDT. Delegates will then meet in their advisory committees to discuss their assigned portion of the agenda.  Visit crcna.org/Synod for ongoing coverage including the webcast, schedule, recordings, photos, reports, liveblog, and all the latest news from Synod 2022.

Church Accessibility Audit Training - Monday, June 13, 7:30PM - 9:30PM Pacific - In this workshop, we will discuss what accessibility is and why it matters in the local church community. We will discuss how to introduce and execute an accessibility audit of your church. Register here: https://bit.ly/38wtzqe

Bible Reading Cohort 2022-23 Information Session (BC LDN) - Learn more about our BC LDN 2022-23 Bible reading cohort (Old Testament). Sign up for one of our summer online information evenings: Monday, June 27; Monday, July 18; Monday, August 22 (7:00PM-8:30PM Pacific each time). Register here: https://bit.ly/3N6VX1o

Living the Call:  You are invited to check out Living the Call, the ministry report to classis and councils on the work of the CRCNA. This informative report gives you a brief overview of the work that you are a part of as a congregation of the Christian Reformed Church.   In five issues each year, they focus on each of the five callings of the CRC: Faith Formation, Servant Leadership, Global Mission, Mercy & Justice, and Gospel Proclamation & Worship.

Summer Camp: Fleetwood CRC in Surrey is hosting three summer camps this year for a variety of interests and ages. NoteWorthy Music Camp, for ages 7-12, focuses on introducing young kids to music and teaching basic musical skills (June 27-30). Compassion Camp, our VBS for ages 5-10, tells the gospel through games, crafts, and stories (July 18-22). World’s Stage Theatre Camp, for high schoolers aged 12-18, is a week of writing, directing, and acting with a healthy amount of improv thrown in (August 1-5). Registration opens May 22nd. For more information, please visit fleetwoodcrc.org/SummerCamps2022 or email [email protected].    

World Renew Disaster Response:   2022 is World Renew Disaster Response Services’ 50th year of ministry in North America! We are hosting anniversary tour celebrations across the US and Canada and will be in Lynden, Washington on July 19th at Third Christian Reformed Church from 4-7PM open house style.  As an agency of the CRCNA, we would love to invite your congregation to join us at the event to learn more about DRS, reconnect if you’ve served with us, celebrate and commune over a meal, and more!   More information and our interest form can be found at worldrenew.net/drs-50th-anniversary-tour.  

Send Us Your Church Life Photos - Send us your photos of the church at work or at worship! If you attend a CRC church and like taking photos, we'd love to see photos of your church in action: worshiping, engaging with the neighbourhood, gardening...anything that brings church members together. We hope to share these photos on our Facebook page, on the homepage of the CRCNA website, on the Deacons' Offering Calendar, and in other ways that showcase some of the many faces of the CRC. (For that reason, please ensure that you have permission from the people in the photo to share it.) Send your photos to [email protected]

Inspire 2022 - Gather with Reformed believers from across the continent August 4-6 at Tinley Park, near Chicago, for Inspire 2022. Worship, learn, find fellowship, and be refreshed! Learn more and register at www.crcna.org/inspire

Paul’s Missionary Journeys in Greece (Oct 6-18, 2022):   Travel to biblical sites connected with Paul's missionary journeys in Greece: Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea, Athens, Corinth as well as Meteora and Delphi. Included is a fabulous 3-day cruise to Mykenos, Ephesis, Patmos, Crete and Santorini. Contact Dr. Jeff Weima, Professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and leading biblical scholar at [email protected] or 616-328-3110.     

CHRISTIAN BUSINESS LEADERS:  Do you ever feel alone in what you do, struggle with growing people… or how to use business more intentionally for God’s kingdom?  Maybe looking to get thriving again?  At DeliberateU, we come alongside Christian businesses with personal mentoring & practical help – so leaders & workplaces flourish and grow a better way:  by God’s design… both at work, home and community.
We’re hosting a Christian Business Leadership MasterClass in Langley & Vancouver on June 28 & 29th.  To Learn more or Register, contact Darren Bosch at: [email protected] or visit: www.betterbusinessway.com

CRC NEWS:

Pray Rather Than Post: The Synod 2022 livestream will have a 20-minute delay to prevent delegates from being influenced by real-time texts and social media posts.   Click here for the full article.

Renewed Hope in Challenging Times: For Snguon Touch, returning to farming and embracing new techniques helped to navigate the challenges of the pandemic.  Click here for the full article.

Praying for the Human Sexuality Conversation: As churches and delegates prepare to discuss the Human Sexuality Report, let’s share our simple 3-word prayers.  Click here for the full article.

Books for Summer’s Sunlit Days and Firefly Nights: A roundup of books perfect for summer reading  Click here for the full article.

Groundwork: Biblical Steps for Sharing Your Faith - We’ve studied what evangelism is, why every believer is called to witness, and the role and power of the Holy Spirit. Now we consider how we share our faith. Join Groundwork as we study Matthew 9:35-10:7, Acts 4:23-31, Acts 8:26-40, and Revelation 12:11 to glean simple, practical steps that every believer can follow to confidently share their faith. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

Faith Practice Reflection Tip - Reflection and Discussion Starter—the Practice of Wonder: Read Psalm 139 and ponder or discuss the following questions. This song is an amazing expression of wonder. Read the first 18 verses. What wonderings does this passage prompt in you? Do you often go through your day with this kind of wonder and awe? If not, what do you think hinders you? What practices might help you recapture a sense of childlike wonder more regularly? What aspect of God’s character fills you with awe? (For more on faith practices from Faith Formation Ministries, visit bit.ly/FaithPracticesProject)

Everything You Need for An Interactive Series on the Faith Practices - Want to try something new (and easy) at your church this summer? We’ve expanded the Faith Practices Project to include everything you need to plan a worship service, series, or gathering on a particular faith practice with people of all ages. Learn more at crcna.org/FaithFormation

Grants Available for Churches! - The NewGround Program of Diaconal Ministries Canada offers coaching, networking, and grants to churches seeking to break new ground to start (or grow) a sustainable community ministry. For over 35 years, NewGround (formerly Operation Manna) has helped CRC's across Canada love their community. NewGround has supported teen drop-in centres, community dinners, ministry to newcomers/refugees, art studios, counselling and debt centres and so much more! Applications for our Community Ministry Grants are due by August 15, 2022, so start praying and dreaming with your church and community now. Find out more on our website: diaconalministries.com/newground/ and/or email our NewGround Program Director, Karla Winham, with your questions and ideas: [email protected]

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. All Creatures of Our God and King
  2. Across the Lands
  3. Before the Throne of God Above
  4. O Praise the Name
  5. In Christ Alone
  6. By Faith 

Job Postings:

 Part-time Reception/Admin position available at Cascade Christian Counselling in Surrey. The position is for two days a week beginning June 27, 2022.  Hours of work day coincides with school hours (6 hours). Responsibilities: Answering phone calls Booking appointments for clients with counsellors for both the Surrey and Abbotsford office in Jane Software General admin duties such as newsletters, mail and organize publications, typing letters Updating website content Skills: Excellent communication and relational skills Attention to detail, strong organizational skills Good computer skills (and willingness to be trained) Ability to manage confidential information in appropriate manner   Please email resume to: [email protected] 

Banner Delayed - Due to worldwide paper shortages, delivery of the June issue of The Banner will be delayed by up to two weeks. In the meantime, visit TheBanner.org for new features, columns, news, and more. All reporting leading up to and during Synod 2022 can be found at thebanner.org/synod

The Banner: The May 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

Get The Banner Straight to Your Inbox - The Banner, the magazine of the CRC, will send you news, features, and columns straight to your email inbox! Sign up for the weekly e-newsletter by visiting thebanner.org/signup. While you're there, you can sign up to receive The Banner print magazine straight to your door as well! TheBanner.org/signup

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]