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 Speaker: Conrad and Shelagh Buhler 

July 14/15

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:11-21, Matthew 18:15-35

Our names are Conrad and Shelagh, and this is our story.

On Sunday June 19th, 2016, Father’s Day, I (Shelagh) and our two girls went into Conrad’s phone and discovered evidence of an affair. Over the course of the next few days, the rest of the unfathomable truth about Conrad’s horrific sexual addiction was revealed and we separated on June 22nd, the day before our 26th wedding anniversary.

Conrad, who had always feared being caught, was now fearful that this was the end of our marriage and family. Me and my girls were devastated. There seemed to be no way back for us as a family, given the depth and scope of Conrad’s sin.

But, as we know now, God had other plans. We hope you can join us this weekend to hear the story of what God did in our lives.

Shelagh is an elementary school teacher who works with special needs children. Conrad, who worked with a Christian parachurch organization for 26 years, gave up his job because it had ties to his past behaviour. His focus and priority is now maintaining an environment of healing for his family and developing a ministry where they can share their story of reconciliation and hope with others. They are good friends of Foothills family members, and shared parts of their story earlier this year at a ManUp Breakfast.

 

NOTE: We recognize that this weekend’s topic can be painful and difficult. We know that not everyone’s journey of reconciliation has reached a happy conclusion, and we want you to know that we’re here for you no matter where you are on the journey. At the end of each service we will be providing resources for anyone struggling in their marriage or with sexual addictions/struggles of any kind.

Forgetting to Remember

Speaker: Pastor Scott Wiesner

November 11/12, 2017

Scripture: Deuteronomy 8:10-18

Do you ever forget to remember?  Considering that were told in the Bible somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 times to either “remember” or “not forget,” we must have a bit of a memory problem!  When we forget to remember the sacrifice and suffering that others have made – or are currently making – on our behalf, or for the cause of Jesus, it can have devastating effects.  We can become entitled, ungrateful, uncompassionate, and keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again.

Come join us for a special weekend of remembrance, as we turn our attention to those brave men and women of our Armed Forces who fought on the battlefield to secure our freedom as a nation, the courageous Reformers who helped the Church get back on track when it had lost its way, and our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world who have to endure unimaginable suffering for the sake of Christ.  May we never forget to remember!

 

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