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My Story with Grief
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Speaker: Matt Boda

Aug 18/19

My name is Matt and it’s a privilege to share my story of grief at Foothills this weekend. Pretty much all of us have a grief history – a Book of Grief, if you will - because we all, in a variety of ways, have experienced the pain and power of grief in our lives. Often we think of grief as the loss of a beloved family member or friend, but grief comes in many forms. A separation or divorce, a loss of mobility due to injury, retirement, release from employment, infertility, change in finances, leaving home, empty nesting, a move or transfer to another city. In truth, any change can bring grief. This weekend I invite you to listen as I open up five chapters from my book of grief to encourage you on your journey with Christ. 

Matt serves as Lead Pastor at RockPointe Church in Calgary. He and Jamie have five daughters, four son-in-laws, three granddaughters and three grandsons. Matt has served in pastoral and denominational leadership roles in Canada and the US, including here at Foothills from 1991-96. He loves hanging with family and friends, giving talks about the most important stuff in life and seeing leaders increase their influence. His life’s mission is to honour and influence others in company with those he loves. 

 

Believe, Belong, Become

Speaker:  Pastor Carla Olsen Draper

May 19/20, 2018

Scripture: Acts 2:38-47

Some days I know I am not being my best self. That’s code for I’m grouchy and irritable. Maybe you’ve had days like that? Often those moments inspire me to recall who I want to become. But how do I get there? I know I can’t do it on my own. In God’s Word we see many pictures of men and women making the journey through believing and belonging to becoming all God calls them to be. We want to be a church on that journey becoming such a reflection of Jesus that others want to join in.

This weekend, come find a place to belong and believe as we move forward together on this transforming journey.