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Offering for weeks 3 & 4 of June: The second special offering for this month is for The CRC Indigenous Ministry, which is made up of a national committee (Canadian Indigenous Ministry Committee), three Urban Indigenous Ministry Centers (Winnipeg, Regina, and Edmonton) and a Senior Leader for Indigenous Justice (Adrian Jacobs). The Canadian CRC Indigenous Ministry cares deeply about the relationships between Indigenous peoples and non-indigenous Canadians. It works to help churches learn to live as reconciled people by raising awareness of the shared history and of the present lived reality of Indigenous people in Canada.

* The Deacons will be doing two Special Offerings per month, The King's University will run for the first two weeks, with Indigenous Ministry CRC for weeks 3&4.  You are invited to give to either or both offerings as they will both be available on for the whole month of June! *

Youth Group: Here is the schedule for June:

  • June 2 - Meet at Raving Gamer from 630 to 830.
  • June 9 - Youth Dinner 5 to 7.
  • June 16 - No Youth- come to Church campout on June 15!
  • June 23 - Wrap up Pool Party at Kleingeltinks (8782 272 street ) 5 to 730pm. Hot dogs are provided! Please bring fruit/veggies/drinks or chips. Please sign up with Joanna or Will.

Thanks!  The Youth Team - Amanda, Will & Joanna

New Directory 2024: The new directory is completed and ready for print!! - Last Chance - Please email Tamara at if you would like a printed copy of the directory. A copy will be in your mailbox, for pickup on Sunday, June 23rd. Please note that we are still having issues with updating addresses on the website, so even though the directory is updated as well online, there may be some addresses that still need to be updated.  The printed copy will have all the correct information! Thanks!

Willoughby Church BBQ, Games Night & Pancake Breakfast Event: Due to the weather, we are making a slight adjustment to tomorrow! We will be having a BBQ & Games Night in the Fellowship Hall!!! You are more than welcome to still Campout if you like, but with the rain and cold weather, it makes sense to switch to an inside event!! Game time starts at 3:00 pm with the BBQ at 5!! There will also be a pancake breakfast before the church service on Sunday morning, so come hungry!

Women's Connect Social: Come and join us for a morning of fun making a Herb Planter. Jane Traas will also be giving us tips on potted plants and hanging basket care, as well as a Q&A, so bring your questions!!  If you know someone who might enjoy making a planter and meeting some new people, invite them. The more the merrier! Light refreshments will be provided. Saturday, June 22 at 10 am. The cost is $10 per person to help cover the cost of materials. There will be a sign-up sheet in the foyer before and after the service! Any questions, contact- Marlene Derover or Kim Purdy. Hope to see you all there!!!

Congregational Meeting - SAVE THE DATE!!!!! - There will be a Congregational Meeting on Monday, June 24th at 7:00 pm to approve last year's financials.  This is an in-person meeting only, click here for the documents that will be discussed, including the agenda and financials.  A package is available in your mailbox for review before the meeting. If there are any questions, they can be sent to

Living Word - Canada Day Celebration: Living Word is inviting us to their Canada Day Celebration on Saturday, June 29th from 11-3 pm.  There will be Food & Drinks, Music & Songs, as well as Fun & Games. Food coupons cost $1-$2 each and can be purchased on a cash basis during the event. Come on out and celebrate with them!!!

We Need You: Re: Activate Volunteer Sign Up 2024 - This year Re: Activate will be hosted by Langley Immanuel CRC from Friday, September 6 to Sunday, September 8, 2024. This event takes a lot of hands to make it happen and if you are interested in volunteering, please click here to sign up!  Thanks!

WCRC Library: Did you know Willoughby Church has a library? Find the 'Willoughby Faith Formation Library' through the offices or look online on our website! Whether you are looking for a devotional or a book on reflection, there are books available for all ages. This resource is open during office hours and after the Sunday service. For inquiries, email Natalie at

Henri Nouwen Society: Spend time every day being encouraged to grow spiritually.  Sign up today to receive free daily meditation emails from the Henri Nouwen Society:

Naji & Anne's Reconnect Visit: Naji from Resonate will be in BC in June and then back with the family in August, and is looking for help with logostics!! He could still use help filling some holes in  accommodation, and transportation... so:

  • Please let him know if you have a place where he would be able to stay from June 11-20, or 24-26, by himself, or for the family (Naji, Anne, Emmanuel, and Alex) in August; 
  • AND if you know of anyone who can lend him/them their car, for use for a couple of days or longer parts of August.  

Any help for accommodations or transportation is most welcome! If you can help you can reach out to Naji at, thanks!!!

Start your crafting!!: On Saturday, November 9, from 10 am-4 pm Immanuel CRC will host a Christmas Craft and Bake Fair. We invite all crafters to reserve a spot. The cost is $50 for one 8x6 area. For information, please contact Miriam deWinter at

The Coffee Break ministry would like to make note of the Summer Park Schedule. Every Tuesday at 9:30 am we meet in parks around Langley! You are welcome to invite a friend and join those who meet each week. The upcoming Dates and Parks are below! Check with Denise for more info/questions at 778-386-4944

  • June 18 Linwood Park (playground) 201A Street & Michaud Crescent, Langley
  • June 25 Penzer Action Park (playground, bike track) 4748 198C Street, Langley

Campus Ministry Update - Okanagan: Click here for a Campus Ministry update for the congregations of Classis BCSE, from our campus chaplain, Todd Statham in Kelowna at UBCO.

BOOK LAUNCH: THE RICHES OF YOUR GRACE, BY JULIE LANE-GAY - Join us at Regent College Chapel on Monday, June 17, 7–8:30 pm, for the launch of Julie Lane-Gay's much-anticipated book, The Riches of Your Grace: Living in the Book of Common Prayer. The evening will include an introduction from Julie herself, a short reading, and an interview with Julie conducted by current student Eunice Sunmie Derksen. There will be a book signing at the Regent Bookstore following the event.

Thriving Essentials 1-Hour Overview (June 27th) - Thriving Essentials is a training course for elders, deacons, church staff, and any volunteer ministry leader. This one-hour webinar will give you an overview of what the full course involves including discussions on four key concepts of Mission, Discipleship, Discernment, and Leadership. Attend this online preview on June 27 (1 pm EDT) to see if the full course is right for your church. Register now at

Come and See What God Is Doing! You are invited to Gather in Calgary on September 23-25, 2024

Join us for fellowship, and worship, and to celebrate the wonderful ways God is working in your community. Over the next twelve months, we’re bringing together five Christian Reformed classes at a time to strengthen our faith and mission by learning from each other. Classes Alberta South / Saskatchewan, British Columbia Southeast, Central California, Ko-Am, and North Cascades - we are thrilled to invite YOU to participate in our next event in beautiful Calgary, Alberta.

Sometimes what we see happening in our congregations can leave us feeling discouraged and isolated – but we’re not alone. Gather aims to come together, form new relationships, and recognize where God is already at work among us. We’ll talk about our challenges, but we will also seek God, share how we’re fostering disciples in our churches, and discern where God is leading us in our renewed mission.

We hope that you will leave this event feeling equally encouraged in your journey. Our goal is for everyone to encounter God through the text, prayer, worship, and fellowship; to name unmet expectations about their church; to tell and hear stories of God at work; to identify themes of how God is at work in CRC churches; to celebrate our common desire to follow Jesus together; and to leave prepared to share these stories with people in their congregations and communities. Check this link: for more information!! Interested in Attending? Those interested in attending a Gather event should indicate their interest to the stated clerk or other leadership of their classis. Each classis will be asked to select a delegation of 10 people. Travel costs, food, registration, and accommodation will be paid for by all participants through the generous support of Gather sponsors.

Banner Writing Contest for Young Adults: Peacemaking - Cash prizes and winners published; enter by June 23. For details visit

Hearts Exchanged Hearts Exchanged is all about going beyond the headlines into deep work that wrestles with how our churches can become places of belonging and embrace God’s call to reconciliation with Indigenous neighbors. Virtual and in-person cohorts will take place this fall and now is a great time to learn more and sign up at:

Next week is National Indigenous People’s Day - As our congregation commemorates this important day next Sunday, we’ll be learning what happens when two cultures exchange hearts (and culinary traditions). In the meantime, we encourage you to visit and learn more about the work of the CRC’s Indigenous Ministries, which will be our offering cause next week.

“Are you feeling Stressed? Overwhelmed? Struggling in relationships?" We at Cascade Christian Counselling are here to offer you the support you are looking for. One of our nine Registered Clinical Counsellors are available to meet with you either in person or online. We have offices in Surrey and Abbotsford. For further information on our services please visit our website at: or call our office in Surrey @ 604-585-1411 or Abbotsford @ 604-854-5413.

May/June 2024 World Renew Church update: We are excited to remind you that Sunday, June 16th, is Refugee Sunday. As we embrace the summer season, our hearts and prayers go out to those affected by the wildfires in Alberta and British Columbia. We pray for rain and enough resources to battle these fires. We pray for the men and women who are responding on the front lines as well as all of those who have been required to flee their homes. Please take a moment to watch this month’s video update here.

1Life June Newsletter: 1Life exists to curate a curriculum of resources that equips individuals and congregations to become increasingly whole-hearted, vibrant communities of Christian worship, discipline & mission. Click here for the June 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!


Worship: Thrive Hosts Creative Worship Listening Session What if we engaged in worship without relying on words?

Synod 2024: Prayer Gathering A prayer team—led by Jon Hoekema—is hosting expanded opportunities for people to gather and pray for synodical delegates, decision-making, and the denomination.

The Network: Meet The Artist During worship at Synod 2024, this artwork will be featured to guide delegates visually and encourage worship.

Groundwork: Christian Civility: Defending Our Faith without Being Defensive - How do we disagree without being disagreeable, or handle conflicts when people slander or talk against us? Join Groundwork as we study 1 Peter 3:8-17 and Titus 3:1-11 to seek biblical wisdom for responding to and navigating a divisive culture in faithful and Christlike ways. Listen now at and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

Thrive Faith Formation Tip - Albert Einstein said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle; the other is as though everything is a miracle.” How might you become more attentive to God’s miraculous work all around you? Learn more at

Job Posting:

Open Position: Stated Clerk, Classis BC South-East
Later this year Classis BC South-East will need a new state clerk. The current clerk will complete his term in October and will not continue in the role. The position involves preparation of agendas for classis and the Classis Ministry Committee, taking minutes at the meetings, record keeping, as well as communications with churches and denominational offices in Burlington and Grand Rapids. It's a high-traffic position with ties to gifted people across the classes and denominations. If you have an interest, feel free to contact the current clerk Len Batterink ( for more information. If needed, a transitional training period is available. 

Position Opening - Resonate Global Mission is hiring! We seek a full-time Leadership Developer - E Asia Region. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with local partners to plant a diverse, locally-rooted, and globally connected congregation among the diaspora and Japanese people to faithfully proclaim and live out the good news of Jesus. The focus from the beginning will also be to walk with and develop local leaders who collaborate in creating the faith community. Learn more and apply at

The Banner: The May 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 donating.

Banner Writing Contest for Young Adults: Peacemaking - Cash prizes and winners published; enter by June 23. For details visit

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 

Contact Council: If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email the council at