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The August Special Offering is for the Chaplain and Refugee Support Mobilizer ministry of Dena Nicolai. 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. 

Nomination Process Update:  Willoughby Church Council is continuing with the nomination process for selecting new persons to serve in the office of elder and deacon beginning September 2023. After meeting with potential nominees, we would like to put forth the list of candidates based on the needs for new Office Bearers:  

New Admin Elder Needed - 1

  • Nominee - Christian Surniawan
  • * Sonya Grypma's term has been extended for one year

New Deacon Needed - 1

  • Nominee - Audrey Ravenek

New Pastoral Elders Needed - 2

  • Nominees - Norm Groot & John Vanderzwaag

The Affirmation Vote for Administrative Elder, Pastoral Elders and Deacon will be August 27th. May God bless you as you discern on the nominees for these positions of leadership.  Thanks, The Nomination Team

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.

Heading to University or College? - Moving to campus this fall? We’d love to help you get connected to a campus ministry community! There are over 35 CRC ministries on university and college campuses across North America, gathering students, faculty, and staff to grow together in faith as they engage God’s world. To find out if there’s a CRC ministry at your campus, please check If there isn’t a Christian Reformed ministry at your school, you can locate a nearby CRC here: For more information about our ministries, or other info about how to grow in faith while you’re on campus, please contact us at [email protected]

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 to see more offerings.

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.


Hogeterp to Leave Centre for Public Dialogue: After 21 years of service, Mike Hogeterp is leaving his position as director of the Centre for Public Dialogue. Click here to read the full article.

Engage Your Church in Mission: Here are some ways to live out the great commission. Click here to read the full article.

Groundwork: Sex, Food, And Faith-Informed Choices. - Should your faith impact the choices you make in life? Only the big ones or the everyday ones too? Join Groundwork as we study 1 Corinthians 7-8 to hear the Apostle Paul’s guidance for how faith influences our decisions- even the ones we make about sex and food. Listen now at and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

Kids Corner: God is Powerful - Check out this week’s kids’ devotion at This week, as a family, talk about God's greatness and find strength in the assurance that the enemy is no match for our mighty God. Check out all the great content at like the Summer Praise Scavenger Hunt.

Job Postings:

Passionate about church ministry? Come work for The Network! - The CRCNA has an online community dedicated to helping ministry leaders from local congregations connect. We are looking for an Online Community and Content Manager to help us keep The Network ( running smoothly. This 15 hour/week position can be done remotely from anywhere across the United States or Canada, and will play a key role in connecting people with stories, conversations, and other content of interest. Learn more and apply at

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.

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]