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17/05 May 2017

17/05 May 2017

Maple Ridge – a snapshot of faith…

TABLE OF CONTENTS (click headings below): • 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 […]

17/05 May 2017

SPOTLIGHT:   Sanctity of life

Christian Advocacy Society Supporting Lives, Strengthening Families, Transforming Communities Where is your mission field? It could be somewhere on the other side of the world or it could be the community in which you live. Pregnancy options centres are a local urban mission. A crisis pregnancy touches many lives – the unborn child, the mother, […]

17/05 May 2017

Youth Alpha is going and telling

by Doris Fleck   For the first time since Nicky Gumbel launched the first Alpha series in the 1990s, two Fraser Valley area youth pastors pioneered a new Alpha film series for teens that has caught fire around the globe. Geared for 13-18 year olds, these films were launched in 2013 as an “experiment” from […]

17/05 May 2017

Alleviating springtime allergies with diet

by Jenny Schweyer   There are those people who love to walk among the cherry blossoms in the spring – and then there are those who shudder at the very thought. As alluring as spring is for some, it can be pure misery for those who suffer from spring allergies. Spring allergy sufferers don’t always […]

17/05 May 2017

Overcome fear of flying

(Photo Credit: Nikao Media)   by Agnes Chung   “Fear may fill our world, but it doesn’t have to fill our hearts.” – bestselling Christian author Max Lucado. Every day we face situations that stoke our fear. Perhaps, it is news of political unrest, economic slowdown, wars, or even as mundane as spider webs hanging […]

17/05 May 2017

The Body of Christ… a Mom?

by Sharon Simpson   Sixty women sit encircling two young women surrounded by mounds of gifts. It’s a baby shower. Two new moms are being welcomed into the role of “mother” by women young and old. Their babies are being passed around from woman to woman who gazes deeply at the newborns and does her […]

17/05 May 2017

Retirement Raincheck?

by Arnold Machel, CFP®     “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”  – Prov. 27:1 (NIV) Since the 2008 financial crisis, I’ve been telling clients (and anyone else who would listen) that they should start planning on a retirement age of 67. That’s right, age 67 […]

17/05 May 2017

Camps feature

    Camp Squeah Connected to the earth There is increasing evidence in our highly urbanized and technologically sophisticated ‘world’ that our connection to the earth is being lost, with damaging affect to our bodies and souls. Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, states in an interview with the Vancouver Sun: “I […]

17/05 May 2017

Family Fun Feature

    Crazy Creek Resort Located halfway between Calgary and Vancouver,  Crazy Creek Resort is centrally located in the Eagle Pass Mountain four-season tourist recreation area.  Guests are invited to take a break for a hike and a soak or stop overnight or for a few days.  The entire family will enjoy the Hot Pools, […]

17/05 May 2017

Mercy Me Returns To Abbotsford

by Kevin Pollard   When Mercy Me takes the stage in Abbotsford May 11th it will have been three and a half years since they have performed in the area and they will be featuring music from their first new album in three years Lifer, that finds them once again stretching themselves into new musical […]