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Maple Ridge – a snapshot of faith…

TABLE OF CONTENTS: • introduction   • bedroom community   • churches & unity    • hard ground to plant • homelessness     • woman care    • community services    • seniors   • Maple Ridge Christian School – 60th!    • Timberline Ranch    • political leaders   • introduction The Districts of Maple Ridge […]

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A Mother’s Influence

by Pastors Dave and Cheryl Koop, Coastal Church   An editor submitted a list of people to Winston Churchill, asking who on the list had been his teacher. He returned the list with this comment, “you have omitted to mention the greatest of my teachers, my mother.” In Exodus 2 we read about Jochebed, Moses’ […]

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Voices Together 2017 – July 1st – 5 pm ‘Free Admission’

Worship and Prayer at Pacific Coliseum   On Canada Day this year, Christians citywide will have the opportunity to celebrating the nation’s 150th birthday through the effort of Voices Together.  As the last time two years ago, it will be a joyful time of public witnessing of the children of God’s Kingdom in metro Vancouver. […]

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Overdose epidemic – how did we get here?

by Keri Vermeulen It is a memorial to life. Measured by a dog-eared and worn piece of white cardboard, the little billboard erected last winter told passersby quietly, in a faded whisper, just some of the names of almost 1,000 people who have died in the last year in BC – succumbed to the effects […]

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A Rocha: Raising a barn

by Marion Van Driel   A Rocha International exists to engage people in stewardship of the earth. Preserving and restoring habitats and species at risk, growing healthy food to feed people of low income and educating and training children, youth and adults in caring for the earth is noble work at a time when global news regarding […]

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The girl in the picture: from fire to freedom

by Jenny Schweyer   It is one of the most iconic images in modern times, and certainly the most memorable of the Vietnam War. The 1972 Pulitzer Prize-Winning photo depicts a terrified group of children flanked by South Vietnamese soldiers running away from their burning village. It had previously been captured by the North Vietnamese, […]

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The losers of Easter

by Pastor Vern Tomke   Ever feel like a loser –  that everything you hoped or worked for is a big bust?  Does disappointment and regret follow you like a stray dog – you continually  tell it to “go home”, yet a simple glance in its direction causes it to come bounding toward you with […]

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Spiritual Disciplines: confession, coming just as we are

by Marion Van Driel   “Just as I am, without one plea But that Thy blood was shed for me And that Thou bidd’st me come to Thee O Lamb of God, I come, I come.”   One of the key themes of Lent is confession. In the days leading up to the passion and […]

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Abbotsford Church unity events

by Debbie Cazander In the centre of what is commonly referred to as the “Bible Belt”, the City of Abbotsford is home to many churches, denominations and groups who worship weekly. For the past few years the Abbotsford Christian Leaders Network (ACLN), has organized an annual communal time of worship, open to all Abbotsford churches […]

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One City, One Message

by Pastor Mark Glanville The same sermon theme will be preached in over 150 Vancouver churches on Sunday June 11, on our theme: Welcoming the stranger. Together, we are sending a unified message to the city, a vision of the kingdom: the radical welcome of God, in Christ. The idea for One City, One Message came […]