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Union Gospel Mission
17/10 October

17/10 October

Higher Education / Retreats

click below to go to: • Capernwray Harbour Bible Centre • Columbia Bible College • Canada Institute of Linguistics • Bethlehem Retreat Centre • Stillwood Camp & Conference Centre • Camp Squeah Retreat Centre • The Firs   HIGHER EDUCATION Columbia Bible College Imagine living your calling. Imagine finding that sweet spot where everything important […]

17/10 October

Spiritual Disciplines: Guidance

by Marion Van Driel “I feel God leading me to . . .” is a phrase we often hear in the Christian community. What does that mean? Unless we’ve understood the process of discernment, we may, in fact, be merely seeking God’s blessing for a specific direction of our own will. Discernment is best practiced alongside […]

17/10 October

Annual Relief Festival raises $1M

Over 20,000 people attended the annual MCC British Columbia Festival for World Relief September 15 & 16 at the Abbotsford TRADEX which raised over one million dollars to support Mennonite Central Committee’s relief, development, and peace work locally and around the world. Last year’s festival hit this same target for the first time in the […]

17/10 October

Ripe for the picking

by Dr. Dave Currie Ripe for the picking are words that describe fruit on a tree that is perfectly ready to be taken and devoured immediately – fresh, enticing, and delicious. The same concept can be applied to understand marital vulnerability in the social orchard. When is a person ripe for the picking? What makes […]

17/10 October

Mark Washington – BC Lions

by Mark Washington Fresh off their most recent loss to Calgary Stampeders by a score of 27-13, frustration is mounting amongst players and the coaching staff of the BC Lions. BC had a winning record of 5-2 back on August 5, however, six weeks later things are different. Their record now sits at 6-6, having […]

17/10 October

Thankfulness and unity in Abbotsford

by Debbie Cazander With the changing colours and the cooler weather there is no denying that summer is past and we are now in the season of autumn. For many in Abbotsford there is another visible sign of fall – one that can be witnessed by the single message displayed on the signs of many […]

17/10 October

Connecting Mission and Intercessory Prayer

by John Hall To have effective mission, there must be intercessory prayer. We are called to be God’s representatives on earth, extending his Kingdom spiritually and physically. Our cities, our nations, our world needs Christians to be people of prayer Most Christians know the extraordinary promise of Jesus in John 14:12-14 where He says, “and […]

17/10 October

Celebrating diversity

by Sue Hitchman When the School Board of a small community in the Lower Mainland sent a letter to parents entitled “Langley Celebrates Diversity,” a few sleepy eyes began to squint open. A handful of parents whose children attend Langley Fundamental Middle and Secondary School, and other schools began to meet, to shake each other […]

17/10 October

Axis Church Online

by Angelos Kyriakides Over the past 50 years, the ‘Digital Revolution’ has made connecting around the globe simple and instantaneous. The Church is keeping pace by utilizing all the resources available.  There’s no shortage of technological wealth used to fulfill the Great Commission. The appearance of online churches is still a fairly new phenomenon. Many […]

17/10 October

Brian Doerksen releases first solo album in seven years

by Keri Vermeulen His laughter breaks through the warm living room like a fresh surprise on an otherwise regular, early autumn afternoon in the Fraser Valley. It’s completely unexpected – and kind of contagious. The joyful bellow comes from multiple award-winning Christian singer-songwriter Brian Doerksen, known to thousands of fans for his worship songs that […]