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Christmas…

Chilliwack Symphony & Chorus presents Messiah The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presents Messiah this December. One of the special challenges in performing Messiah year after year is to keep the work sounding fresh, as if one had just discovered it. It is a joy for many listeners to hear a more detailed, articulate style […]

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New Westminster – snapshots of faith

click to go to: introduction & background uptown & downtown cranes follow trains churches five stones church Union Gospel Mission John Knox Christian School   QUEENSBOROUGH NEW WEST PASTORS & LEADERS PERSPECTIVES   Introduction & background Situated in the centre of the Greater Vancouver Regional District, much of the city is attractively located on a […]

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Three ways that worshipping keeps us faithful

Surviving our cultural Babylon By Johnny Markin It doesn’t take very long to surf the media to see that the Christian faith is under siege. Those of us who attempt to live Biblically find ourselves being “strangers in a strange land,” in what used to be a Christian culture, or at least one greatly influenced […]

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Church plants: Raising up leaders, reaching the unreached

By Jack Taylor Who would expect that a brand new church plant would see a young woman come to faith in Jesus, be baptized, and then go to serve as a missionary in Egypt, Cameroon and Jordan all within three years? Redemption Community Church held its first service on Easter 2013 as a plant out […]

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Where is God?

By Dr. Dave Currie In Las Vegas on October 1 a lone gunman, motives still unknown, opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers…58 people dead – 546 injured. The deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in US history. Where was God… in Las Vegas? How was it fair for the people who lost their […]

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Personal experiences of loneliness

By Jenny Schweyer & Peter Biggs CLICK TO READ Part 1 in the series ‘Are you lonely?’   It was a particularly rough period in my life. Along with the everyday demands of raising three kids, my husband was dealing with some unexpected and stressful career challenges. Work was slow, bills were piling up and […]

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The Spirit behind church planting

By Jack Taylor When it comes to church planting there are few organizations in Canada like C2C focused so intently on working across denominational boundaries to pray in the expansion of God’s kingdom. With original roots in the Mennonite Brethren tradition, C2C now works with 29 denominations in partnerships which link experience and expertise with […]

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White Rock + Surrey 2 – snapshots of faith

BY PETER BIGGS [See Other Cities snapshots of faith- incl. SURREY 1]   TABLE of CONTENTS (click below to go to:) THE VILLAGE CHURCH – (includes interview with Lead Pastor Mark Clark) Introduction & background Two cities – one community Penninsular Pastors Network Surrey Pastors Fellowship Going to the Mayor Catholic presence A Rocha Youth […]

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Soli Del Gloria

By Reginald Smith 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). I sang with Elder Clinton Taylor in the gospel […]

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500 years after the reformation

By Marion Van Driel Every year when October 31st comes around and we reflect on the Protestant Reformation, I am transported back to the memory of a few thousand voices exuberantly singing Martin Luther’s well-known hymn, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God. On the Sunday evening closest to the date, our local churches gathered for […]