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Christmas Eve

We are planning for a Christmas Eve service at 3PM with Christmas songs and a short message centered on the hope, peace, joy, and love that Jesus brings to our world. Due to current restrictions we will stream the service on YouTube.

Christmas Offering  

This year we are taking a special offering for Hurricane Eta and Iota victims in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Many families have been devastated by severe flooding caused by the respective hurricanes. We are partnering with a local church in the area to provide new mattresses, cleaning supplies, and meals for people in the city. 

You can give via Tithe.ly by selecting “Christmas Eve Offering” under designations. You can also mail a cheque to the church.
Our address is 3833 Boundary Road, Vancouver, BC, V5R 2M4

 

 

Advent 2020

Christ Has Come 

Advent, a version of the Latin word “coming,” is a time where we celebrate the coming of God into the world through Jesus. This year we are focusing on the hope, peace, joy, and love that Jesus brings into world. Each Sunday starting on November 29th, we will unpack one of these words to see how Christ’s coming brings what our world desperately needs. 

Nov. 29 – Christ Brings Hope 
Dec. 6 – Christ Brings Peace
Dec. 13 – Christ Brings Joy
Dec. 20 – Christ Brings Love

Instead of thinking of just a big Christmas Eve event where we encourage everyone to invite friends, we want you to see each Sunday as an opportunity to invite friends and neighbours to watch the service online. 

Practices that Unite

During this month where we would normally increase how often we see each other and celebrate ‘big’ we are choosing to focus on simple practices that unite us in this time apart. 

Prayer 

Each Wednesday at 12PM in December leading to Christmas we are gathering via Zoom to pray for the hope, peace, joy, and love that Jesus brings to change our lives, our family, church, and city. 

Advent Reading Plans

We have Scripture reading plans to take you from December 1st until Christmas Day. Additionally, if you have the Storybook Bible there’s a plan for you to go through with your kids!

Sabbath

Each Saturday (or another day if not possible) practice ceasing from all work and choose to rest, giving thanks to God, and delighting in His good creation. Consider limiting news and social media on this day. This may be our most countercultural practice as December is marked by excessive consumerism and constant busyness.