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28 07, 2017

The Word of God Stands Forever

By |July 28th, 2017|Categories: Living life with Christ|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Being a teacher, I get all sorts of questions, commentaries and suggestions on what to do with “all that time off” that I am blessed with each year (and of course, I also receive my fair share of eye rolls, sighs and “must be nice”). No matter how I choose to spend these two glorious months, without fail, they always go quickly and every year I seem to blink and it’s already September. I have

26 07, 2017

Unexpected Grace

By |July 26th, 2017|Categories: Joy, Living life with Christ, Purpose, Stories of changed lives, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Summer of 2015, the holy spirit impressed on my husband's heart that God wanted to use my body but I wasn't ready. He was not specific on how. October 13, 2015, I dreamt an old friend had come to visit me. In the dream she told me I would get pregnant. I was totally opposed because I have two beautiful preteens that God has blessed us with. Anyway, in this dream, I had to walk

18 07, 2017

Good Change Is Still Change

By |July 18th, 2017|Categories: Reflections, Stories, This Road|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

I am terrible with transitions. Some people love change, others are neutral, and I absolutely despise it. Change can be good, like adopting a puppy; change can be bad, like saying goodbye to a good friend or family member. For me, good change feels just as scary as bad change. Because good change is still change. In May 2016, my husband Jefferson and I made the decision to uproot ourselves from my hometown of Brampton

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