As part of a new initiative at The LIGHT, we will research a different Metro Vancouver/Fraser Valley municipality each month, and produce a 4 page centre pull out for the Magazine. May 2017 began this 13 month series with MAPLE RIDGE / PITT MEADOWS.
In addition we will be adding a number of helpful features to this page in coming weeks.It will contain an updated DIRECTORY, extensive Google Maps of all churches, ministries, schools, camps, services... etc along with local events & articles.
It is hoped this will help the Body of Christ be more informed, connected and collaborative (John 17:21)
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 […]
For those who are willing and able let’s meet for prayer first at 12:30pm at the gravel parking lot south of A&W at Whatcom Rd & North Parallel Rd in Abbotsford (the walk starts at 1pm). * Dress appropriately (there may be wind, rain, or sun). * Bring a water bottle, some money for Tim […]
The Abbotsford Christian Leanders Network or ACLN has always been about relationships – in this season, we are seeking to renew that focus. Over lunch, we invite you to build friendship with others in the city church, followed by 15-20 minutes around the tables to share requests and support one another in prayer. For the […]
Come meet with other leaders within the Body of Christ in Abbotsford when they have their next monthly luncheon on Wednesday, February 22 from 12 noon until 1:30pm this time at Heritage Alliance Church, 3440 Mt Lehman Road. Join with other Christian leaders for a time of worship, support, friendship and prayer as well […]
Over 18 The Effects of Pornography on Children and Youth Due to the heavy snowfall and bad road conditions last week this event which was planned for Wednesday, February 8th has been rescheduled for Wednesday February 15th at 7pm at New Life CRC on Delair Rd in Abbotsford. The Christian Reformed Church Safe Church Ministry […]
Meet with other pastors and Christian leaders for encouragement, prayer, and lunch. In this first meeting of the year we are highlighting a mental health ministry. We will welcome Daniel Whitehead, Executive Director of Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries. Did you know that 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health issue in any given […]
by Angelika Dawson In a small town in Nova Scotia, euphoric chaos ensues when the face of Jesus appears on the wall of the local Tim Hortons. This is the premise of Josh Macdonald’s play Halo, which opens January 27 at Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford. One of the mandates of this community theatre company […]
Winter is approaching and we are gearing up for Extreme Weather. This year, Cyrus Centre has been asked by BC Housing to head up the effort in Abbotsford. We will be coordinating the local response between November 2016 and March 2017. At the request of BC Housing,I am asking if there are any churches willing to provide space for mats,and volunteers,between November 1, […]
Being in the midst of the first storms of the season it is hard to imagine what life must be like for those who do not have a warm home to shelter in during the day and especially during the long hours of the night. With many of us still having leftover […]
What follows is a message from Tim MacIntosh, Chairman of the Abbotsford Christian Leaders Network: Last Spring the ACLN hosted a “TOGETHER” event at Gateway Church. What a great evening of celebration and worship as the city-church. This Fall we’re planning more of the same. On Sunday, October 23 at 6:30 pm we are inviting the whole […]