ABBA Canada: The Special Offering for February is for ABBA Canada. ABBA Canada provides financial assistance and support to Canadian Christian families wanting to grow their family through domestic or international adoption. Although not every Christian will adopt, ABBA believes every Christian is called to play a part in caring for the orphan. By providing adoption grants, we help ease the economic burden so more children can be adopted into Christ-loving families. Since 2011, ABBA Canada has provided $650,000 in adoption grants to over 150 deserving Canadian Christian families. 100% of all donations to ABBA Canada help fund a Canadian family’s adoption without deducting administration costs. Our dream is for every believer to be engaged with helping these vulnerable children.
Today Devotional - We are excited to announce that Pastor Jenna Fabiano has written the devotionals for the month of February in the Today publications. Please pick up a copy in the lobby or you can go to the website by clicking here.
Women's Bible Study: This Wednesday February 8th, at 7:00pm, focusing on the first chapter of Phillippians. This Friday February 10th, at 10:00am, we'll be studying Colossians 1: 24-29. All are welcome, please come and join either session!
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 8 this Tuesday, February 7th at 10 am.
Preteen Youth Night (Grades 4-7): This Wednesday, February 8th @ 7:00pm here at the church. A chance for our youth to get together and celebrate though games and bible study!
Youth Group (Grades 8-12): Here is the 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.
Leading Bible Discovery Workshop: Are you leading a Coffee Break or other Bible study group, or interested in becoming a leader? The Bible Discovery Workshop focuses on a conversational style of Bible study, asking questions to help participants discover what the Bible says and means. Discover Your Bible resources have been used by Coffee Break groups and others, and are helpful for seekers as well as seasoned Christians. Marian Lensink of Global Coffee Break will be leading an online workshop for all small group and Bible study leaders on Thurs. Feb. 16 & Thurs. Feb. 23, 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Cost $30/person, materials included. Registration is required to receive your materials and the zoom link. Please register at https://globalcoffeebreak.org/events
1Life February 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 February 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!
Are You Using the Prayer Guide? - We know prayer is important, both for you as you pray and for the person or cause for whom you pray. Not sure who or what to pray for? Ministries in the CRCNA contribute brief prayer items for each day of the year. Use the Prayer Guide to pray through them each month. Find email sign-up links and printable pages at crcna.org/get-involved/pray
Biblical Study Tour to Italy (May 22 - June 2, 2023): Visit the Vatican with its Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Cathedral; the impressive monuments of ancient Rome; Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius; Assisi (home of St. Francis); Florence; Ravenna; and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice. Join Jeff Weima, professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and leading biblical scholar, for this inspirational tour. Contact Dr. Weima at [email protected] or 616-328-3110.
1. Chasing Perfection and Finding Fragility: Kate Bowler discussed self-help culture and the freedom we experience when we accept our limits. Click here for the full article.
2. Creating Opportunities: Efosa Ojomo discussed how market-creating innovation is needed for sustainability and poverty alleviation. Click here for the full article.
3. Black Theology Offers Hope: Dr. Esau McCaulley suggests that Black theology reveals biblical truths and a range of experiences that can help to transform the Christian church today. Click here for the full article.
Groundwork: Stay Faithful to God, Serve the Lord - In Joshua’s farewell speech to the Israelites he recalls that all his strength, successful leadership, and victories are God’s doing. He urges Israel to remember it too. Join Groundwork as we study Joshua 23-24 and discuss how we can continue to remember our promise-keeping God and all he has done for us through the work of Jesus Christ. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.
Position Opening: Director of Advancement (Canada) - Join the CRCNA staff team to provide leadership in strategic planning for the ministry share program, church and donor engagement, grants and planned giving, and other means of supporting the dynamic ministries of the Christian Reformed Church. This full-time position can be remote within Canada. For details and to apply, go to https://crcna.pinpointhq.com/en/jobs/81800
The Banner: The January 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]