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8 01, 2017

The Forgotten

By |January 8th, 2017|Categories: Prayer, Prayers of the People, Week of Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I remember a Friday night many years ago when friends going away for a weekend left without me simply because I couldn’t get off work till 6pm.  I’ve since recovered from that slight (even had a good weekend without them!) but it was no fun at the time to be forgotten. You likely have a story of being forgotten.  It may be a profound story that has shaped your life or an easily forgiven oversight

15 12, 2016

The Candle of Joy

By |December 15th, 2016|Categories: God, Joy, Prayer, Prayers of the People|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

A LAMENT FROM THE PEOPLE: The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. - Matthew 4:16 Father, how much we need the reminder of our family history! - the good part, where You, the friend of sinners, call us Your friends, where You tell us

7 12, 2016

The Candle of Peace

By |December 7th, 2016|Categories: General reflection, God, Prayers of the People|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A LAMENT FROM THE PEOPLE... Oh, King of Peace, Prince of Peace! Oh, this world needs You. Peace isn’t something that we’ve got too much of, that’s for sure. If we’re looking at the big picture of the world or the little picture of our own lives- to have peace characterize our lives and our relationships sounds like a dream. And that it would take a miracle. We know it’s not supposed to depend on

28 11, 2016

The Candle of Hope

By |November 28th, 2016|Categories: General reflection, God, Living life with Christ, Purpose, Prayers of the People|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A LAMENT FROM THE PEOPLE... So here we are, God. Our calendars tell us it's Advent and that we're to be celebrating. But frankly, God - and forgive our complaining - or perhaps it's truth-telling - but one quick look around the globe and the conflict and killing and the cruel way we treat each other - and it just reminds us how busted we are. We read the newspapers in the morning and the headlines

26 10, 2016

Missions Update: Iris Ministries, Malawi

By |October 26th, 2016|Categories: Global Mission|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Here is a quick look at what has been going on at Iris Ministries in Malawi the last few months. Thank you for your continued support, please continue to lift them in prayer. JULY • July was the annual Iris Ministries conference where thousands of people come to worship and encounter God. People travel hundreds of miles to attend, many who have never heard the words of Jesus. • 32 International guests arrived and stayed

26 10, 2016

This is my Story: A Reflection on Psalm 30

By |October 26th, 2016|Categories: God, Living life with Christ, Purpose, Reflections, Sermon Series|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A creative re-imagining of Psalm 30 by Jordan Campbell   I will praise you LORD, for you have saved me, you have not let the evil one rejoice over me! I called out to you in my youth, and you resurrected me! For I was walking in darkness and you opened my eyes to the light.   Take this time to praise the LORD, and worship his holy name! Let us sing together and remember

20 10, 2016

Sermon Series: This is my Story

By |October 20th, 2016|Categories: Sermon Series|Tags: , , |0 Comments

When Jesus last spoke to his disciples he charged them to go and tell the Good News, making disciples locally (Jerusalem), nationally (Judea & Samaria), and globally (to the ends of the earth). This is the mission of the church, and each of us have role to play in sharing our faith in Him. It can be disconcerting, even frightening at times, to talk about Jesus in a secular and often antagonistic culture. We will

24 08, 2016

Missions Update: Hand to Hand Ministries, Thailand

By |August 24th, 2016|Categories: Global Mission|0 Comments

Pre-school program is flourishing and many students have now graduated and are ready to move into Grade 1 at the surrounding local Thai schools. Already, many more young students have enrolled into these open spots and are being educated in a positive environment. The new merit system is becoming very popular! The students are rewarded with coupons for polite manners, trying hard etc. They can save up these coupons and purchase used toys, shoes and

26 01, 2016

Helper and the Helped

By |January 26th, 2016|Categories: Staff Diaries|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Recently on a Monday night, one of regular friends at Next Door, Renee,[1] invited someone to join us for dinner. Renee, who has experienced profound pain in her life, had met this other woman the day before, when she found her distraught outside the local McDonald’s. Renee approached this stranger, told her she looked like she needed a hug, and then hugged her and listed to her painful story. She then followed up with her

4 01, 2016

A Call to Prayer Reflection

By |January 4th, 2016|Categories: General reflection|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

As we gathered together last night at ForestView for our opening night of Week of Prayer, we were presented with much to pray about. Looking at the double-sided handout was a reminder that as a church, we are a fairly large body with lots of hands and feet, eyes and ears!   These various body parts represent a lot of people serving in various capacities; some making big decisions that only come once every decade