The August Special Offering is for the Chaplain and Refugee Support Mobilizer ministry of Dena Nicola. Through her work, Dena provides a ministry of presence to people who have arrived in Canada as refugees, and partners with supportive communities in extending practical and relational support to these newcomers.
Kid's Summer Camp: Join us for the final day of our kids’ drop-in summer camp, this Thursday, August 10, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm for kids ages 4 through Grade 5. Feel free to bring a friend! This summer camp is free, but pre-registration is desired.
Garden Sharing Table: If you have extra vegetables and fruit in your gardens, you are invited to bring them to our Garden Sharing Table located in the front hallway of the church. We will continue the sharing table through the summer months.
A Toddler Carseat is needed for a newcomer family. If you have any leads on a gently used one please contact Pastor Liz at [email protected]
Volunteers are needed in all areas of church ministry. If you are interested in being involved in any way on worship tech teams, Children's Ministry, greeting, or hospitality, see Tamara or email [email protected].
Langley Food Bank Donations: The Deacons have set up a permanent basket in the lobby for Food Bank Donations. You can bring in donations of canned goods, toiletries, baby items, or dry goods during church office hours or on Sunday mornings. Thanks for continuing to support this great cause!
Hearts Exchanged: This Fall. Hearts Exchanged is a learning and action journey designed to equip Reformed Christians to engage with Indigenous people as neighbors. It's a great way to learn more about the history of Canada. You can participate in a cohort with people from your area! Read more and express your interest today. crcna.org/hearts-exchanged
1Life August 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 August newsletter.
Volunteer with World Renew Disaster Response Services - Are you looking for volunteer opportunities to help others and serve God? Make a life-changing difference with World Renew Disaster Response Services this fall in Boutte, Louisiana; Whatcom County, Washington; or Sarasota, Florida! For dates and more information, go to worldrenew.net/volunteer. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Youth Justice Project - Make a difference in your community! The Youth Justice Project is a video contest funded by NewGround (a program of Diaconal Ministries Canada). Teens from CRC’s across Canada are invited to identify an injustice in their community and share ways they hope to address it, along with the deacons of their church. Approved applicants will receive up to $6,000 as well as coaching and support from NewGround staff. Get your youth group together this summer and start planning! Find out more here: diaconalministries.com/newground/new-ground-youth-justice-project/
ICS Fall Courses - Check out the new courses offered at the Institute for Christian Studies this fall. Explore Jim Olthius’ 'theopoetic philosophy' in "A Cosmic Theopoetics of/for Love", "Biblical Foundations: Narrative, Wisdom, and the Art of Interpretation" with Nik Ansell, or "Critical Theory and Religion: The Frankfurt School and Beyond" with Ron Kuipers. All of ICS' fall courses are offered online, so you can take them no matter where you are. Tuition is $1,500 to take a course for credit, $600 to audit, or $400 for first-time auditors and alumni. To learn more or register, email [email protected] or visit icscanada.edu/fall-courses to see more offerings.
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!
Everything you need to know for a new ministry year. Click here to read the full article.
Groundwork: You Belong To Jesus! Act Like It. - In 1 Corinthians, the Apostle Paul writes to believers about sexuality and sexual immorality, accountability in the life of the church, and lawsuits or disagreements among believers. Join Groundwork as we study 1 Corinthians 5-6 to discover why Paul admonished believers to remember their identity as those baptized in Christ and to act accordingly. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.
Kids Corner: Worship God - Check out this week’s kids’ devotion at www.kidscorner.net. What are the different ways that you and your family worship God throughout the day? We can worship God anywhere, anytime: at the park, in the car, and at the supper table. Check out all the great content at kidscorner.net like the Kids in Action video “Puppet Movie Making.”
The Banner: The July/August 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]