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28 06, 2017

Property Update

By |June 28th, 2017|Categories: General reflection, Joy, News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Site Plan Application - approval granted!  We are so delighted to finally have in our hands the Final Site Plan approval for Phase 3. Yes, it has been five years since we started talking about it and two years since we completed and submitted our designs to the Town of Oakville.  The comprehensive package for submission was prepared by Glenn Reinders of Reinders and Rieder Ltd. Throughout the process, we had multiple conversations with the

15 06, 2017

Nextdoor Renovation Update

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

In early May we received our building permit. The month of May was spent organizing volunteers and securing contractors.  To date the plumbing is roughed in and fixtures will be installed upon completion of some drywalling.  Likewise, electrical is underway. The major work is the installation of the kitchen exhaust. The equipment for this is on order and will be installed upon its arrival. We still hope towards a July completion! Renovation Timeline:

12 06, 2017

Welcome Jefferson Fowler!

By |June 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

For this past year our Youth Program has been led by our wonderful group of volunteer leaders and the interim leadership of Grant Skinner. They have done an incredible job and their skills and passion have been deeply appreciated, especially as our search for a new Youth Director continued and they were called upon to carry a very heavy load. The great news is that our search is now over! The Leadership Team is excited

31 05, 2017

Welcome Kayla Dion!

By |May 31st, 2017|Categories: Joy, Purpose, News, Staff Diaries|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

I am excited to introduce Kayla Dion to our KidsView team this summer. There is no rest for Children’s Ministry during the summer months, in fact, we are getting ready to shift into high gear! Kayla has joined the team to lead KidsView on Sunday mornings and to assist in the leading of the community carnival and Zapped Field Trip Camps. Kayla has graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance. Her

23 03, 2017

Praying the Question

By |March 23rd, 2017|Categories: General reflection, God, Prayer, Staff Diaries|0 Comments

Over the past few weeks a small group of us have met at Next Door to pray and discern the question, “as we are already engaged in Kingdom work, is the Lord calling us be a fuller expression of His church?” This question was formed as the first step in our discernment process, and while the wording of the question is open to some interpretation, it is essentially asking whether we should be more “church

9 02, 2017

Trail Running as Metaphor

By |February 9th, 2017|Categories: General reflection, Serving, Staff Diaries, Stories, Withoutwalls|0 Comments

I enjoy running. In particular, I enjoy trail running and the sense of flow that comes with the twists and turns. Ask any trail runner, when you are in the flow you feel like you can run forever! However, there is an inevitability to trail running. The flow never lasts, and you know at some point the euphoria will be interrupted with the challenge of a grueling climb, a steep descent or an outcropping of

13 01, 2017

Personal Need

By |January 13th, 2017|Categories: General reflection, Purpose, Meditations, Prayer, Prayers of the People, Week of Prayer|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Heavenly Father, We come to you with hearts full of thankfulness. Thank you that you love us no matter what; nothing can separate us from your abundant love. Thank you that when we are weak, you are strong.  Thank you that you care about all the details of our lives, even the smallest things matter to you.  Thank you for your constant presence as you walk with us moment by moment, day by day. We

12 01, 2017

Global Missions

By |January 12th, 2017|Categories: Global Mission, Prayer, Prayers of the People, Week of Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Acts 1:8: "…you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth" ForestView Global Missions Vision : To see People Groups worldwide being transformed by the love of Christ. To see the ForestView Community passionate for the nations, living and giving generously to fulfill the Great Commission. God is doing amazing things around the world through His people who have courageously stepped out in obedience

10 01, 2017

Emerging Generations

By |January 10th, 2017|Categories: General reflection, Purpose, Meditations, Prayer, Prayers of the People, Week of Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Father, Each morning, I wait for my classroom of bustling students to arrive. As they enter the hallway, I listen. And so their stories are told. In their words and by their actions, I am reminded daily of the battles your children face. One where they struggle to accept their differences as beauty. One where their own communities refuse to accept their unique quirks and gifts as valuable. I hear it in the way they

9 01, 2017

Neighbourhoods, Networks & Communities

By |January 9th, 2017|Categories: General reflection, God, Meditations, Palermo, Prayer, Prayers of the People, Week of Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these. Mark 12:31 Neighbourhoods Take a moment to think about where you live. Your neighbourhood. Take a look outside and look at your street. Maybe you know your neighbours by name or you just know their faces or maybe you don’t know them at all. Take a moment and pray for them.  When we pray for those that we may