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Summer Family Fun

Enjoy some wonderful time with your family this summer. Here are a few suggestions of fun things to do together.   Cultus Lake Waterpark Enter to win tickets to Cultus Lake Waterpark or Cultus Lake Adventure park – Enter Here Night Slide events at Cultus Lake WaterPark   Crazy Creek   Lights Up   Bear […]

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The Belonging Bench Project

by Marion Van Driel   Benches can provide a sense of belonging. Just ask Grades 6 and 7 students at Surrey Christian School (SCS). Over the course of two months, 120 students worked together in the school’s underground parking lot to build benches – each with a unique design – for 20 businesses and organizations […]

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Freedom of Religion in Canada

by Marion Van Driel   With Canada’s 150th birthday comes the opportunity to pause, giving thanks for our country – its beauty, its diversity and the privileges we enjoy as Canadian citizens. This year also marks the 35th anniversary of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, passed in 1982. One of our fundamental freedoms – […]

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Abbotsford 2 – a snapshot of faith –

        CLICK IMAGES ABOVE to read previous cities -snapshots of faith- ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– TABLE OF CONTENTS ºOnly a snapshot   ºBuckle of the Bible Belt?    ºMayor Braun message   ºThe Food Bank.   ºSalvation Army’s Centre of Hope.   ºList of Christian schools.   ºHouse of James.   ºLife Recovery.   ºHomelessness […]

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Abbotsford 1 – a snapshot of faith –

        CLICK IMAGES LEFT to read previous cities -snapshots of faith- ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Introduction SITUATED mostly to the north of the No. 1 Highway, some 30 minutes from the Port Mann Bridge, Abbotsford and aptly named ‘city in the country’ Abbotsford is a fast growing population centre. There is no appreciable high-rise downtown section, […]

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Voices Together 2017 – July 1st, 5 pm ‘Free Admission’ – Worship and Prayer at Pacific Coliseum

On July 1st at Vancouver’s historic arena, the Pacific Coliseum, a celebration will take place which will impact the destiny of our city for many years to come. The Church in The Lower Mainland representing the multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-denominational diversity of our city, will gather to celebrate our Christian faith and Canadian heritage in […]

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Summer days or summer daze?

by Dr. Dave Currie   I totally remember counting the days till summer holidays began. Didn’t we all? Just 17 days until school’s out! Yahoo! It wasn’t like I didn’t enjoy the classroom but those summer days carried an aura of adventure that became to me something almost mystical. I loved all that summer brought […]

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Sola Fide – By Faith Alone

by Stephen Martin   2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. We’re commemorating the anniversary by highlighting its five rallying themes: Scripture Alone (Sola Scriptura), Faith Alone (Sola Fide), Christ Alone (Solo Christo), Grace Alone (Sola Gratia), and Glory to God Alone (Soli Deo Gloria). Faith must be nurtured and nourished in a […]

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Arne Bryan, pioneer of Prayer Canada September 19, 1918 to May 14, 2017

by Beth Carson   “Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.” (1 Thess 5:24 KJV) “These words,’ said Arne, “ruined all my excuses.” It was 1977, he was 59 years old and God had called him to pioneer a national prayer ministry. With God’s help, he had already rented a room […]

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Maple Ridge – a snapshot of faith –

CLICK IMAGES LEFT to read previous cities -snapshots of faith- ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– TABLE OF CONTENTS (click headings below): • introduction   • a bedroom community   • churches & unity    • hard ground to plant • homelessness     • woman care    • community services    • seniors   • Maple Ridge Christian School – 60th!    • […]