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June 2017


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Mission – snapshots of faith

BY PETER BIGGS [See Other Cities – snapshots of faith] introduction According to the 2016 Census, Mission’s population is 38,833. Incorporated in 1892, this year the District is celebrating it’s 125th anniversary. Mission has a long history of Indiginous People. Xa:ytem is a site, (35087 Lougheed Highway, Mission) thought to be […]


Abbotsford – snapshots of faith 1

BY PETER BIGGS [See Other Cities – snapshots of faith] TABLE of CONTENTS • Introduction • Seniors • Mennonite roots • An overview of MCC • Issues for prayer – from Police Chief Bob Rich • 2017 City Prayer Breakfast     Introduction SITUATED mostly to the north of the No. 1 Highway, some 30 minutes […]


Kids take over at The Valley Stream

The DJs at the new Valley Stream online radio station shared the mic with 35 kids over 21 episodes, airing across the music channels from 5 – 7 pm on weekdays throughout the entire month of May. The kids ranged in age from seven years old to 17 years old, from Langley, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Mission […]


Something for everyone at the Abbotsford Agrifair

Escape to the Abbotsford Agrifair and Mighty Fraser Rodeo July 31 – August 3 for some hoot-hollering live entertainment and good old fashioned family fun. The thrilling car-crunching demolition derby releases its automotive carnage on Agrifair grounds once again. This crowd pleaser will have patrons “putting the pedal to the metal” in an effort to […]


Xtreme theatre presents Tarzan

by Brianna Deutsch   There’s something powerful when the realms of theatre and faith collaborate – it moves beyond art, to become a platform for changed lives. Xtreme Theatre does just that. It is a theatre program specifically for homeschooled children in the Lower Mainland, ages five through 17. The founder of Xtreme Theatre, Wendy […]


ACLN -1/2 Day of Prayer

ACLN -1/2 Day of Prayer   The ACLN is calling all pastors and Christian leaders in Abbotsford and Mission to come together for a half-day of prayer on Wednesday, November 26 (8:30 am – 1:00 pm) to be held at Westminster Abbey (34224 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission).   There is much to bind us together in prayer! […]


A hope and a future at Lydia Home

by Jenny  Schweyer   A brown stucco, two-story house sits in a quiet, family-oriented neighbourhood in Mission.  It draws no more attention to it than any other home in the area. This very ordinariness belies the incredible transformations that take place inside. The house is Lydia Home, a 90-day drug and alcohol treatment centre, and […]