You are here:Sermons>Sermon Library>This Is Us>We're Expecting!
My Story with Reconciliation
Our Stories
- Sermon Series

 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.

We're Expecting!

Speaker: Pastor Ian Trigg

October 14 & 15, 2017

Scripture: Acts 14:21-28

“We’re expecting.” Few words have the power to change your life more than these two! The three times Joyce said those words to me have left an indelible memory on my heart. There is just something really fantastic about new life. We’re pretty excited to announce this weekend that we as a church are expecting! A brand new daughter church is on the way and we get to tell you a little bit about her this weekend. Even more importantly, we get to tell you why this is so important to us all, whether you’ll be a part of this new venture or not. This might well be the most exciting and impactful thing we do this decade and we want to consider why we believe this to be true.

I hope you’ll be able to join with us this weekend as we begin to unpack a life changing journey for us and our neighbours! Have a blessed weekend!