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My Story with a New Country
Our Stories Pt. 2
- Sermon Series

August 17/18, 2019

Speakers: Rick and Patricia Love

Many of us have moved at least once in our lifetime. But while some of us have moved houses within the same city, others have made huge transitions to new countries, cultures, and languages.  

These transitions, both big and small, can have a huge impact on our lives. This weekend we will hear Tony and June’s story about making the transition to Canada and hurtling over challenges like language learning, adjusting to Canadian weather, and navigating a new city.

Maybe their story is your story – or maybe you have friends who have immigrated to Canada. Either way we hope you will be encouraged by our stories and find new ways to be welcoming to newcomers to Canada. The world is coming to our city, let’s be ready to welcome them!

Livin' Life Extravagantly

I’m moving my father into an extended care home today.  While I’m grateful he’s finally leaving hospital, I’m more than a little sad he’s not coming home.  Life is filled with events that confuse and astound us.  The attack in Manchester this week – the killing of 26 Coptic Christians in Egypt - how do we even begin to try to make sense of such things?  How do we live?  I’d suggest that part of the response needs to include kindness and generosity.  To become cold, bitter, harsh, fearful, judgmental will help no one in the long run.  We need to learn to live life generously which means being generous in our prayers, our serving, our giving, our loving … even our forgiving.  We’ll talk about living an extravagantly generous life and the weekend service will be so much richer if you are with us!  Much grace to us all as we extend it to those God brings across our paths.

Speaker: Pastor Ian Trigg

May 27 & 28, 2017

Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:11-19