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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!

My Story with Alzheimer's

August 10/11, 2019

Speaker: Pastor Ian Trigg

              With Joyce Trigg, Carole Jensen and Marilyn Parsons

It’s a question that I’ve heard asked multiple times amongst my generation: “If I had to lose my physical abilities or my mental capacity as I age, which would I choose?” Obviously, we’d all like to keep both (to whatever degree we currently have them!) but reality shows us that this isn’t always the case. Almost universally, the answer to the question is, “if I had to lose one, I pray it won’t be my ability to think, respond, pray and reflect.” We deeply value our ability to navigate the journey of life from a place of cognitive wellness. But it simply isn’t always the case. 

This weekend, we will delve into the realm of dementia and consider two stories of people whose loved ones have battled or are battling with Alzheimer’s Disease. My wife, Joyce will share about her mother’s journey and Carol Jansen will talk about her husband’s current battle. Marilyn Parsons will also join in and share how we as families and as a church family can best come alongside those we love who are facing cognitive decline. It will be a weekend to offer hope to us all when life doesn’t unfold exactly as we would like it to and how we find courage and peace in God in the midst of it.

I look forward to worshiping together!  Have a blessed weekend!