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World Renew - Hunger for Good: The special offering this month is for World Renew and its efforts to end hunger for over 1.6 billion people around the world. This year, conflict, drought, and the effects of COVID-19 have intensified the global hunger crisis. Pick up a World Hunger devotional booklet created to help you reflect on the needs of the hungry and what it means to hunger for good in our lives, our communities and around the world. Prayerfully consider how you can support the work of World Renew and help put food on tables around the world. 

Youth Group:  Here is the upcoming November Youth Group Schedule! 

November 6 - Youth Dinner at Willoughby - Come ready to cook and eat - 5-7 PM

November 13 - Bible Study with Will at Willoughby - 7pm

November 20 - 20:20 at Immanuel - 6:30pm

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!

Bible Study:  Women's Bible Study hosted by Grace doing the book Life Lessons from the Book of Mark by Max Lucado, will be doing Lesson 3 this Tuesday, November 8th at 10 am. 

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 14th 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]   

Handel's Messiah: Celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas with The Gloria Dei Chorale, under the direction of Rob Workman, as they present HANDEL’S MESSIAH, with orchestra, on Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 pm at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 33911 Hazelwood Ave., Abbotsford, BC and on Saturday, November 26 at 7:30 pm at New Westminster Christian Reformed Church, 8255 – 13th Ave, Burnaby, BC.  Tickets available from members, at the door and on Eventbrite.ca.  Adults: $30.00, 12-18: $20.00, 11 and Under: Free. Contact Tina at 604-588-6377 or Elaine at 604-271-0283 for more information.    

Sierra Leone:  Check out the latest news from our ministry partners.  Click here to read the newsletter.

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.

 SoCo Beach Project: Summer Young Adult Discipleship Experience Are you or is someone you know a young adult (18 - 29) looking to dig deeper into the life of faith and what impact that has on their unfolding life story?  Check out the SoCo Beach Project - an intentional Christian community experience from May - August located in Port Dover, Ontario.   Applications are open for SoCo 2023- deadline is Jan. 16 '23.  For more information or a deeper conversation about this experience, email Pastor Willemina Zwart: [email protected]  Hear the reflections of last year's participants and check out the latest newsletter: click here

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 November 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 November 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!

Living the Call:  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. The report goes out in February, April, June, August, and October, and each one has as its theme one of the five callings of the CRC: Global Mission, Mercy and Justice, Gospel Proclamation and Worship, Faith Formation, and Servant Leadership. To read the new report, click here.

Share the gift of a World Renew Catalogue! - Did your church or household find yourself with multiple copies of this year's World Renew Gift Catalogue? Great! We're hoping you can help us share about this wonderful initiative. Whether it's sending one along to school, leaving one in your doctor's waiting room, or bringing a few to your next family event, World Renew relies on you to help spread the word about how great it feels to give! worldrenew.ca/gifts

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 Creature of Our God and King
  2. Hosanna (I See The King)
  3. I Need Thee Every Hour
  4. Jesus Messiah
  5. We Will Glorify
  6. Blessed Be The Lord Almighty
  7. Salvation Belongs To Our God

CRC NEWS:    

Imagining More in Tanzania:  Global hunger is on the rise. World Renew’s World Hunger campaign provides a way for members of the CRC to help combat this crisis.  Click here for the full article.

Grants Available: Do you have an innovative idea for reaching out to people in your community? Applications are open for Resonate Global Mission’s Innovation Experiment Grant.  Click here for the full article

Wiebe Boer Delivers Inaugural Address: More than 2,000 people gathered for the inauguration of Calvin University’s 12th president, Dr. Wiebe Boer.  Click here for the full article.

Board Responds to Synod 2022: Calvin's Board voted to retain faculty who disagree with the CRCNA position on human sexuality, while also requiring teaching to align with CRCNA doctrine. Click here for the full article.

Groundwork: God's Presence with His People - God delights to dwell with his people, but he is holy and his presence cannot remain with unholy people. Join Groundwork as we study Ezekiel chapters 10, 11, and 36 to witness the painful consequences of Israel’s unholy ways and hear the hope God offers even in the midst of those consequences. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

Job Opportunities:

Human Resources Manager - World Renew, Canada - World Renew is hiring a Human Resource Manager in our Canada office. For more information regarding this position, please go to https://worldrenew.net/careers

World Renew IDR Project Manager - World Renew is looking to hire a Project Manager for the International Disaster Response team in our Burlington, Ontario office. For information on the details of this position and how to apply, please visit https://worldrenew.net/careers

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]