We hope that somewhere in these links, descriptions, stories and videos you find a next step for yourself into the richness of life together as we seek to learn from Jesus who we patiently and faithfully wait for this Advent season. And if you are unsure where to begin, please contact one of our pastors; we’d love to help you!
DECEMBER 8 | 6:30 PM
What is prayer? Prayer is as simple as talking to God. But it can also be more than that. It can be a powerful encounter, when as the Psalmist says, “deep calls to deep.” What is this kind of prayer experience? How can we grow and expand our prayer life beyond a simple flow of consciousness?
Over the coming years we are intentionally creating environments to help us move deeper in Christ and grow our skills in leading other to passionately follow Jesus. This particular evening event is for all ages (Kids, Youth, Adults, Seniors). It will be fun, honest, and social. Think praying with crayons, bricks and beads! There will be three interactive stations to guide us into the deeper places of God and ourselves.
This is not a restriction exemption program therefore vaccination proof is NOT required. Please join us for this time of being a gathered faith community!
DECEMBER 13 | 7:00 PM
Christmas is fast approaching, and you are likely experiencing a jumble of emotions that you’ve yet to sort out. Facing a holiday after the death of a loved one can be more difficult than your friends and even family members may realize. The pandemic has amplified this grief and you may be feeling isolated and alone as you process your loss.
The Surviving The Holidays Seminar will help you not only to navigate the upcoming festive season, but to find the strength, healing and tools to move forward in your daily walk through the deep pain of grief.
Please register in advance so we can prepare our meeting space with appropriate social distancing.
There is no cost. Please note that childcare is not available.
This is not a restriction exemption program therefore vaccination proof is NOT required; however, social distance and masking are required at all times during this event.
A COMMUNITY IMPACT PROJECT
This Christmas season, our goal is to supply 400 backpacks for children from the Eden Valley and Big Horn reserves. Please join us in blessing the Indigenous peoples who live in close proximity to our community of faith, and in living out the second greatest commandment: to love our neighbours as ourselves. For details about this project, follow the link below.
We’ve had a phenomenal response to this project so far! Thank you to everyone who has stopped by the Backpacks for Kids table in the Cardo following a service. If you haven’t yet, there’s still time! Pick a tag or two from one of the Christmas trees (tags are organized by gender and age), and bless one of your smallest neighbours with an amazing gift.
Please return your backpacks by December 5.
New resources are available for the Learn to Thrive, Not Just Survive Family Resiliency Seminar and the Men’s Mental Health Seminar. Follow this link to view seminar videos and notes for past events.
We have access to laptops, printing, and tutoring for Grades 5-12: Tuesdays from 4:00 – 7:00 pm and Thursdays from 4:00 – 7:30 pm. Help is offered for math, language arts, and writing. Pre-registration is required in accordance with current Alberta Covid 19 guidelines. Follow this link to sign up.
Weekly Online Liturgies for those joining with us from home.
Weekly videos and activities for the whole family.
Join us for our online liturgy premier, every Sunday at 10 am.
Those are the updates for this week! If you would like to connect with us further, learn more about our ministries, or submit a confidential prayer request, we encourage you to get in touch.
Back in the summer we shared about our Community Hub initiative. Since then you’ve likely seen mention of some of the seminars and events, but we wanted to take a moment to spotlight how these things weave together to create a larger tapestry of community engagement and support. Our vision for the Community Hub is to help people thrive in their communities through creating space for wholistic health, connection, and support. Here’s how we’ve been doing that over the last two months:
One of the things I’ve liked to do over the years is give “themes” or title prompts to my artist groups and encourage them to interpret the word freely to make something. Last weekend we began our new teaching series, Seeing Jesus, which is a theme full of creative and interpretive potential (as we will explore in the series). We have started to receive works from some of you around this theme, and I have to say, they are beautiful. Keep them coming! We can’t wait to share these with you over the coming weeks.
And whether you make something new or have something already made that you would like to share, contact Ali and let us know!