Guatemala Mission Trip - This is the last Sunday to give to the special Offering! The special offering for January will be for the Guatemala Mission trip working with Hope Haven and Bethel Ministry. This is the 11th year that Willoughby Church has sent workers to Guatemala to help support those in need. There are 14 people from our church and the community that will be building 3 houses and distributing 50 wheelchairs. Please consider giving generously to this project.
Youth Group (Grades 8-12): Here is the January/February Youth Group Schedule!
Seniors: Come and join us for coffee on Thursday February 9th at 10 am as we enjoy a morning of fellowship and community together. We will be having an Antique Show, so please bring an item to share with the group. As well as a baby/youth picture for a guessing game. All are welcome!
Save the Date: Women's Reconnect Social - Coming Soon! Saturday, February 25th from 9:30am - 12:00pm. Stay tuned for more details!
Coffee Break: A Bible Study for women of all ages and stages of life and Story Hour for children, ages 3-5 continues at Langley Immanuel Church every Tuesday, with a study by Nancy Guthrie, “The Word of the Lord-Seeing Jesus in the Prophets” - Habakkuk. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. You are welcome to come and join us for the first time! We look forward to seeing all of you again! For more details contact Elsa at [email protected] or Rose at [email protected]
Music for a Winter's Night: Join Calvin Dyck and the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra on Saturday, February 25th at 7pm for “Music for a Winter’s Night” - a 75-minute concert featuring some of your favourites including Bach’s Air, a Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins, and a recently discovered “Gloria” by Handel featuring Soprano Alison Nystrom. Concert will take place at Calvin Presbyterian Church (33911 Hazelwood Ave) in Abbotsford. Ticket prices are $22 (Adults); $20 (Seniors - 65+); $10 (Students) - plus tax/fee. Tickets available on Eventbrite only.
1Life January 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 January 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!
Disability Concerns Get in the Loop Event - Calling all church audio/visual technicians: Dr. Juliette Sterkens and Dr. David Myers are experts in how churches can support people living with hearing loss through hearing loop technology. Join us on Monday, February 6, at 7:30 pm (Eastern) when Sterkens and Myers explain both the benefits and best practices in utilizing hearing loop technology. There will be time for questions as well. Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) and ASL interpretation will be provided. Register today! https://bit.ly/dcloopevent
Race Relations Sunday - February 5 - Next week is Race Relations Sunday when we gather to celebrate Christ Jesus, our Lord, whose redeeming work gathers our diversity into one unified body. On this special Sunday, your dedicated prayers and offerings strengthen the CRCNA’s work in Race Relations, where they resource and educate congregations as together we dismantle the causes and effects of racism within the body of believers and throughout the world. Get more information at: crcna.org/Race
1. World Renew-Canada Director Named: The World Renew-Canada board has approved Jamie McIntosh to serve as executive director pending ratification by Synod 2023. Click here for the full article.
2. Thoughts from a Jeopardy! Champion: Ken Jennings shared stories from his time on Jeopardy! and why it’s helpful to take an interest in everything. Click here for the full article.
3. Lent Practices From the Early Church: Ancient church practices that may enhance your Lent worship. Click here for the full article.
Groundwork: God Is In Control - Just like the Israelites needed to trust God to provide the victories that would finally give them the Promised Land, we too need to learn to trust that God is in full control and will provide for us. Join Groundwork as we study we Joshua 10-11 to remember God’s faithfulness and that it is not our own strength or skill, but God’s provision and leadership that will bring eternal rest for all his people. Listen now at Groundworkonline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.
Out of Egypt into a Good Land - Join Under the Fig Tree Ministries teacher Rev. George DeJong on a 2-week trip from November 9 to 22, 2023, to Egypt and Israel to experience the lands of the Bible. Pastor George is a gifted teacher with a pastor’s heart – a real shepherd! – who led the Canadian pastors on similar trips. This tour is designed as a “Bus/Walker Tour” for those whose mobility and stamina is a concern. This is a great trip for seniors and their children. Unfortunately, wheelchairs and scooters cannot be accommodated for this trip. There is room for 45 people. Please contact Pastor Richard Bodini ([email protected]) for more information and how to access the information session planned for late January 2023.
Now Hiring: LIFE SERVICES COACH (FRASER VALLEY, BC) – Bethesda. The LIFE Services coach will support people with diverse abilities to pursue vocational interests through volunteer and employment opportunities. As a LIFE Services coach, you will collaborate with each person you work with as they explore their goals in areas such as building personal support networks, fitness and recreational activities, friendships and community connections. $23.10 – $26.91/hr. **NEW** hiring bonus + leadership development program + exclusive employee discounts through Perkopolis. *Please note that as per current provincial health orders, all Bethesda staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19*. Interested applicants may reference posting #846 and apply online at bethesdabc.com/careers. See full job description on Bethesda’s website.
The Banner: The December 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.
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