DeWeerd Funeral: The Memorial Service for Jake DeWeerd will be on Saturday, September 24, at 1:00pm, here at Willoughby Church. All are welcome to attend. Please keep Jenny and the family in your prayers at this difficult time.
THANK YOU: We as staff would like to say a big thank you to all those that participated in the Garden Sharing Table this Summer. It was lovely to see all the wonderful fruits and vegetables brought in by members and enjoyed by everyone in their homes. We all were very blessed.
Coffee Break & Story Hour: Coffee Break, a Bible Study for women of all ages and stages of life and Story Hour and nursery care for children, ages 0-5, is ready to begin again!
We are inviting YOU to come to our fellowship, refreshments and registration morning at Langley Immanuel Church on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Doors open at 9:15 a.m.
We are beginning our study this season with a book, “The Word of the Lord-Seeing Jesus in the Prophets” by Nancy Guthrie. She writes, “Many of us would say that the Bible is the most important book in our lives, and yet there are parts of it we’ve been content to not really know about……….What is it that makes the Old Testament Prophetic Books difficult to read and understand?“
Nancy Guthrie explains the significance of these books well, in terms we can all understand. We look forward to meeting with YOU! For more details please connect with Elsa at [email protected] or Rose at [email protected]
Congratulations: To Daniel & Maddy Bartram, they were married on August 14th and have been away traveling and enjoying their honeymoon! May God bless this union and we wish them nothing but joy and happiness in the years to come.
Daycare Request: The daycare committee is looking for a 25 passenger bus or a 15 person van for the daycare, they need to replace the current bus within the next six months!!! The current bus recently broke down and it was an expensive repair for the daycare. Please contact, Wendy Hoytema ([email protected]) or Kim Breedveld ([email protected]) if you are able to help or for more information.
September 2022 Safe Church Webinar: Step 4 - Practice Being Restorative - Join us live on September 21, 2022, at 12 pm (EDT) for our 4th webinar in our Safe Church Basics Series: Practice Being Restorative. In restorative congregations, all in the church interact with empathy and respect, listening with one another as they go forward as the body of Christ even amidst conflict. To register for this event click here
New Worship Songs: We will be adding some new songs to the church repertoire for Worship on Sunday mornings. Take a listen to the songs below, so we can all become familiar prior to us singing them on a Sunday morning! Hope you all enjoy the new songs!
1Life September Newsletter: 1Life exists to curate a curriculum of resources that equips individuals and congregations to become increasingly whole-hearted, vibrant communities of Christian worship, discipling & mission. Click here for the September newsletter.
Do Justice - Justice Prayers: Do Justice is a conversation space for justice in the Christian Reformed Church, from the Office of Social Justice. Justice Prayers is a weekly post addressing justice issues from around the world. Click here to pray and read more!
Online Information Evening for 1Life Foundations - Monday, September 26 @ 7 p.m. - Learn more about becoming your church’s representative in the first-ever, province-wide 1Life FOUNDATIONS cohort, happening online monthly from October -April. You’ll hear about the hopeful purpose & the spiritually rich approach of the 6 evening workshops being prepared by the 1Life curators, together with Resonate church planting leader Pastor Tim Sheridan. Come individually or as a ministry team. To sign up, click here!
40th Anniversary Weekend - Sept, 30-Oct. 1, 2022 Join us in September for Redeemer's 40th Anniversary Celebration! The weekend event will include a concert, alumni art exhibition reception, Royals vs. alumni sporting events and other festivities for the university's alumni and support community. We look forward to celebrating God’s faithfulness at Redeemer over the past 40 years and looking ahead to what’s next: redeemer.ca/40years
Tour the Biblical Lands of Israel - March 6 – March 17, 2023. Experience a refreshing renewal of your faith, and gain a deeper understanding of the Bible, as you tour the biblical lands with teaching host, Pastor Peter Tuininga, and Sindbad Tours of Israel. See many of the biblical places (Jerusalem, Galilee, Caesarea, Jericho, and much more), and gain spiritual and historical insights which will make the Bible come alive for you. For complete information, cost, and registration, go to toursofisrael.wordpress.com or call Peter Tuininga: 1 289 877 8433 or e-mail: [email protected]
Dignity Team Launches: The Christian Reformed Church in North America has a new team available to help anyone who has experienced an abuse of power within CRC circles. Click here for the full article.
When Seminary Surprises: Ruan Bessa, a student from Brazil, was ready for the next step in his ministry formation. Then a friend told him about Calvin Theological Seminary. Click here for the full article.
Let’s Talk About the Faith Practices: A fresh idea for engaging people of all ages in the faith practices Click here for the full article.
Groundwork: Jesus Teaches about Money, Worry, and Judging People - Jesus continues to teach us what it means to live as his redeemed followers. Join Groundwork as we study Matthew 6:19-7:5 to learn what it means to have a kingdom perspective on our money and how this kingdom perspective influences how we think about our security and about other people. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.
At-home Faith Formation Tip - At-home Faith Formation Tip: In the book Liturgy of the Ordinary (IVP 2016), Tish Warren writes, “We learn the craft of holiness day by day in the living of a particular life . . . we are part of God’s big vision and mission—the redemption of all things—through the earthy craft of living out our vocation, hour by hour, task by task. I want to do the big work of the kingdom, but I have to learn to live it out in the small tasks before me.” How might this insight change your perspective on the small tasks of your daily life? (Tip from Faith Formation; bit.ly/CRCFaithFormation)
Glocal Mission Podcast - How do we join God's mission locally and globally? That's what Resonate leaders Rich Braaksma and Nalini Suganandam aim to discover in this podcast, interviewing regional leaders and people doing awesome things (church planters, campus ministers, lay leaders, etc.) in a variety of contexts! Just five episodes in, this podcast in its infancy is already uncovering oodles of insight and inspiration. Plug in your earbuds and join us as we meet ministry leaders from around North America living out the gospel in their own contexts. Check it out, click here
Mission Emphasis Week: Starting Sunday, September 11 - Resonate Global Mission has prepared a suite of resources to help you celebrate missions, including a new devotional celebrating the theme: For God So Loved the World. Join us on a journey to love and listen - learn more, by clicking here.
Youth Justice Project – NewGround - “God creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join Him in the work He does, the good work He has gotten ready for us to do - work we had better be doing” (Eph. 2:7-10, MSG). For the past 30 years, the NewGround program of Diaconal Ministries Canada (formerly called Operation Manna) has helped over 100 churches in Canada love their community! We now have grants and support for teens and youth groups through our Youth Justice Project! They can receive up to $6000 for a project in their local community that addresses an injustice. Our aim is to empower the next generation of justice-seekers! Learn more about this program on our website: diaconalministries.com/newground/new-ground-youth-justice-project or email Karla, our NewGround Coordinator, at [email protected]
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]