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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.

Women's Bible Study: Calling women of all ages, we are planning a Bible study in an entirely new format. Using only our Bibles, we are planning to read through sections of scripture with focus and intention and then share our thoughts, questions, or encouragements with each other. We believe this unstructured and open format will be an excellent way to delve deep into scripture and allow true connection with each other and with God's word.  If you are interested, there will be a sign up sheet in the lobby this Sunday or you can email Tamara, [email protected] to sign up.  

Faith & Family Night: BC Lions are hosting their annual Faith & Family Night, on Saturday October 15th. Come out and enjoy coaches and players discussing faith, family, and football post game. Tixckets are $29 for Adults and $10 for Youth.   As part of the night, you will receive an e-mail closer to the game on where to go after – to hear from players & coaches regarding the importance of Faith, Family & Football!  Please use the link for our group, as a church can sit together, and receive a great discount on tickets! https://am.ticketmaster.com/bclions/promotional-page?filterType=NDYz

Coffee Break: You are invited to Coffee Break, a Bible Study for women of all ages and stages of life, along with Story Hour and nursery care for children, ages 0-5!   We are inviting YOU to join in the fellowship and refreshments as we begin with Week 1 –  “The Word of the Lord-Seeing Jesus in the Prophets” by Nancy Guthrie.   at Langley Immanuel Church (21713-50 Avenue, Langley) on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Doors open at 9:15 a.m.   We look forward to meeting with YOU!   For more details please connect with Elsa at coffe[email protected] or Rose at [email protected] 

Women's Bible Study: Hosted by Grace Groot -  Women’s Bible Study meets again Tuesday, September 27 at 10 am. We are studying the first chapter of Max Lucado’s study of the gospel of Mark. 

All Nations Heritage Sunday - October 2 - Next week is All Nations Heritage Sunday and we’ll celebrate the multicultural church of Christ. Consider giving now to the All Nations Heritage Scholarship Fund that provides financial assistance for students of various ethnic minorities attending universities affiliated with the CRC. Check out the website: crcna.org/AllNations

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!

Give Thanks and Share Hope on Thanksgiving Day - In two weeks, join World Renew and Free A Family® participants in giving thanks to God for the generosity that is helping families to journey away from hunger, poverty, and injustice. Through your gifts to the Free A Family® program you help share Christ’s hope with families by providing training in climate-adaptive agriculture and income-generating activities, improving access to community health support, and teaching through the peace and justice curriculum to encourage self-learning and healing. For more information, go to: worldrenew.ca/free-a-family

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]

CRC NEWS:   

Flooding Response: Since the monsoon season, Pakistan has experienced about three times more rain than its 30-year national average. World Renew is responding    Click here for the full article.   

Strengthening Antiracism Work in Canada: Pablo Kim Sun is working to build up a more robust, Canada-focused approach to antiracism work in Canada.     Click here for the full article. 

What Gives You Hope?: The Banner’s 2022 Young Adults Writing Contest took place this summer, with 35 young adults submitting essays. Read the winning essays here.  Click here for the full article.

Groundwork: Jesus Teaches about Entering God's Kingdom, False Prophets, and Strong Foundations - As we conclude our study of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, let’s examine his warnings and encouragement for our faith. Join Groundwork as we study Matthew 7:13-29 to hear what Jesus says we should be aware of to keep our eyes and hearts rooted in him. 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: What faith practices shape your life and the lives of the people who share your home? “It’s easy for us to think that we create our habits, but our habits also create us. The faith-forming things that we do together deeply affect the way we think and act. Because of this, consistently committing to your faith practices as a family has a significant impact.” —from Dear Parent: A Guide for Family Faith Formation, by Laura Keeley and Robert J. Keeley, available at FaithAliveResources.org. (Tip from CRCNA Faith Formation; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

Calvin University Inauguration - Calvin University will inaugurate its 12th president on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. We invite you to join in person or watch online as we welcome Dr. Wiebe Boer and celebrate the legacy and future of Calvin. The ceremony will take place at 4:00pm Eastern in the Van Noord Arena (Calvin's campus, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA). Watch calvin.edu/go/inauguration for information and events leading up to the Inauguration.

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]