Refugee Sponsorship: Thanks so much for the really good response to our request for furnishing a home for a family new to our community! They are very thankful with what they have received. Now just one more request: There are three boys, who require warm clothes for the winter. If you have good quality clothes that would fit boys aged 8-12 and would like to donate them, bring them to church on Sunday and we will outfit these boys. Eleanor McComb
Volunteer Opportunity: The Gateway of Hope in Langley is looking for volunteers to help make this year’s Christmas Kettle Campaign a big success! This is our largest and most important fundraiser of the year. The proceeds goes towards our yearly programs that our guests rely on daily. The Christmas Kettles Campaign starts November 14th and runs till December 24th! If you feel led to volunteer this year and spread some Christmas cheer, You can go to www.gatewayofhope.ca. Register under events and click on “Christmas Kettle Campaign” or email us at: [email protected] and sign up today!
Youth Group: Here is the upcoming November Youth Group Schedule!
October 30 - Pumpkin Carving at Willoughby - 7 PM
November 6 - Youth Dinner at Willoughby - Come ready to cook and eat - 5-7 PM
November 13 - Bible Study with Will at Willoughby - 7pm
Hallelujah Night: This Halloween, Living Word is doing their Hallelujah Night here at the church in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00pm. Bring the kids and enjoy games, food and activities!!
Women's Bible Study: This Wednesday November 2, at 7:00pm, hosted by Jenn, will be focusing on the first chapter of Ephesians this week. This Friday November 4, at 10:00am hosted by Pat. All are welcome!
Preteeens Group: This Wednesday, November 2 @ 7:00pm is Preteen Youth Night here at the church. If you have any questions, please contact Brooklyn for more information at [email protected]
Hearts Exchanged: Do you want to grow in your reconciliation journey in a robust and appreciative way? Hearts Exchanged is an 8-session (once a month) learning opportunity for anyone willing to come with minds and hearts open to transformation as we wrestle with the challenges and opportunities of reconciliation in our personal lives, local communities, and our CRC churches and institutions. The 8 session course starts Monday, November 7th at 7:00pm. For more information or to sign-up contact Pastor Liz - [email protected]
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 at Langley Immanuel Church (21713-50 Avenue, Langley) on Tuesday mornings. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. For more details please connect with Elsa at [email protected] or Rose at [email protected]
Regent College: Church Engagement - Join us next week, Wednesday November 2 10:30am for an online workshop with Dan Whitehead (Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries), and Professor John Swinton (University of Aberdeen) as they lead a discussion around the role of the church in addressing mental health challenges. Dan and John will also be teaching a Regent course this January. To register and learn more click here.
M2/W2 Association: M2W2 is having their Annual Fundraiser Gala: The Way Ahead on Saturday, November 5, doors open at 5:00pm for more information or to register, please click here.
Sierra Leone: Check out the latest news from our ministry partners. Click here to read the newsletter.
November 6 is World Hunger Sunday! - More than one billion people lack access to enough food, and in the current global food crisis, families are struggling more than ever. Your gift to World Renew will help families by equipping them with the tools, training, and seeds they need to grow enough food. Learn more at https://worldrenew.ca/world-hunger
Scriptoria Writers’ Workshop - The Scriptoria Writers’ Workshop welcomes all writers to its 2023 incarnation, to be held at Calvin University on June 19-23, 2023. Come spend a week of writing workshops, craft classes, meetings with editors and agents, and lectures and readings from our guest writers: Leslie Leyland Fields, Maurice Manning, Vinita Hampton Wright, Patrice Gopo, and others. Visit www.scriptoriaworkshop.org/home or contact Gary D. Schmidt at [email protected] for more information.
Prayers of Compassion - Perhaps the best way to support a grieving friend or loved one is to pray for them. The ReFrame Prayer Ministry has released “Prayers of Compassion for Someone Who is Grieving,” a 31-day intercessory prayer guide. You can download it for free by clicking here.
1Life October 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 October 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!
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.
A Trustworthy Partner: New laws in northern India have made it harder to share the gospel. One police officer is putting himself at risk for the sake of Jesus. Click here for the full article.
Ukraine: A Survivor’s Story: Irina lived in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. Her life changed completely after what should have been a quick errand turned into a horrific ordeal. Click here for the full article
Confessions of a Sunday School Teacher: This may come as a surprise to you, but Jonah wasn’t really swallowed by a whale. Click here for the full article.
At-home Faith Formation Tip - “Regardless of what a family looks like, its adult members can have a big impact on the development of children’s faith. And they do that primarily by modeling faith in everyday moments. What do those moments look like? They are amazingly ordinary. Holding hands, praying at the table, going to bed . . . talking about a bad day at school—those moments all have the potential to form faith”—from Dear Parent: A Guide for Family Faith Formation, by Laura Keeley and Robert J. Keeley, available at FaithAliveResources.org. (Tip from Faith Formation; bit.ly/CRCFaithFormation
Position Opening: Donor Relations Manager - ReFrame Ministries is the global media ministry of the Christian Reformed Church. To aid in their vision of seeing lives transformed by God's gospel message, ReFrame Ministries seeks a Donor Relations Manager. In this role, the successful applicant will develop relationships and implement a strategy with existing and potential donors that will increase financial support and resources, engage current constituents, and cultivate potential donors in support of the ministry. This is a full time, fully remote, Canadian position. Apply at https://crcna.pinpointhq.com/en/jobs/61307 by October 31.
The Banner: The October 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]