Meet our First Youth Justice Project Partner!

By Erin Knight | July 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Meet our First Youth Justice Project Partner!

The students at Unity Christian School in Chilliwack, BC are committed to being good stewards of God’s creation. Over the course of three years, the grade 7 class has created a recycling and composting program at their school. Yet they knew they could do better. In their class discussions, they found that most of the…

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Being Good Neighbours During Covid-19

By Erin Knight | June 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Being Good Neighbours During Covid-19

How can a church show and share Christ’s love during a global pandemic, when communities are mandated to social distance and sometimes quarantine? Maranatha’s Neighbour-to-Neighbour Kits have been one way they reached out in love. Maranatha; ‘Come, Lord Jesus!’  To the members of Maranatha CRC in Lethbridge, this means that they are a community of…

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A Message from the National Director

By admin | June 8, 2020 | Comments Off on A Message from the National Director

Racism. Recent events in the United States have once again raised our awareness of its existence there, but make no mistake about it: racism exists in Canada as well. Pausing to listen and pray… Racism. Recent events in the United States have once again raised our awareness of its existence in such a way that…

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Learning to Pivot

By Erin Knight | May 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Learning to Pivot

The word “pivot” has come up many times over the last two months due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. How has your church ‘pivoted’ during these last few weeks in order to love and serve your community in these challenging times? This post is in response to our “Top 10 Ways Deacons Can Help During…

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If We Build It, They Will Come…(?)

By admin | May 6, 2020 | Comments Off on If We Build It, They Will Come…(?)

By Karla Winham Sitting back and waiting for people to come asking for help might just leave the church out of the loop entirely. What if instead our churches joined the people who have been actively loving our neighbours for weeks now?  This post is in response to our “Top 10 Ways Deacons Can Help…

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Spread Love…Wherever and However You Can

By Samantha Bondy | April 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Spread Love…Wherever and However You Can

This post is in response to our “Top 10 Ways Deacons Can Help During COVID-19”, posted April 20, 2020. “Coronavirus Searches Lead Millions to Hear about Jesus” (Christianitytoday.com). The tagline alone immediately peaked my interest! My inner-evangelist leapt for joy at the prospect of millions securing a place in the loving kingdom. Our family has…

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Top 10 Ways Deacons Can Help During Covid-19

By Erin Knight | April 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Top 10 Ways Deacons Can Help During Covid-19

In this Easter Season, it’s good for us to pause and reflect on the fact that Jesus did not come to be served but to serve. As Christ-followers, we are called to imitate this – both wisely and efficiently and not as spineless, people-pleasers, pushed and pulled by every need we see. Now (and always), Deacons exist to…

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Breaking News During Covid-19

By Erin Knight | April 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Breaking News During Covid-19

How are we shining our light during these challenging times? “You are people of the light because you belong to the Lord. So act like people of the light 9 and make your light shine. Be good and honest and truthful, 10 as you try to please the Lord.” Ephesians 5:8-9 CEV Hey Canada! These are strange and challenging…

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Spreading like Wildfire

By admin | April 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Spreading like Wildfire

While most of our conversations, meetings, newsfeeds and social media messages right now are related to the COVID-19 virus as it spreads around the world, the truth is, something else is spreading too. A message from Ron Vandenbrink, National Director of Diaconal Ministries Canada God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in…

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Signs of Hope in the Midst of Chaos

By Erin Knight | March 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Signs of Hope in the Midst of Chaos

Diaconal Ministries Canada and World Renew partner to offer financial grants to churches and ministries during the Covid-19 crisis For Christians, the rainbow has long been a sign of hope – of promise. When Noah and his family disembarked the ark he built, after the waters receded, God made a promise – a covenant –…

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