We are gathering together in our Zoom space this weekend and are looking forward to being together.
You may like to join up with others in their home or your home so you can participate in the zoom together and enjoy being with others as we worship in different locations around the area and across the world. If you want some help with the tech then please contact us and we'll help you figure it out to work for your home. If you want to offer some space and don't know who to ask let us know and we'll try and link you up with a few others. It doesn't have to be a big deal, don't feel like you need to vacuum or even make coffee for everyone. It's good to be together (just ask the Young Adults who congregate at the Loewen's)
We will start at 10:30am and we'll be ready to let you in to the gathering at 10:25am.
If you would like an invite to join us on Zoom please message Sarah
The Advent theme for this week is faith/hope and the passages that Kevin Boese will be starting from are: Isaiah 54:1–8; Psalm 113; Hebrews 11:8–13; Luke 1:5–17, 24–25
Kevin will choose songs for us to worship with ahead of being together. From Friday you can find the playlists on YouTube or Spotify and there is a lyrics page that you can download on the Sung Worship page of our site.
Welcome to the podcast!
The episodes contain the guided meditations/prayers and messages from our weekly gatherings. We hope that you'll join us on zoom in the live gathering but if you aren't able to do that then we have this podcast.
Our messages are following the Lectionary assembled by Wilda C. Gafney - A Women's Lectionary for the Whole Church, Year A.
We are pausing our 'Blessed are the Peacemakers' series for Advent and Christmas. Our weekly themes for Advent are Love, Faith/hope, Joy & Peace which we are taking from 'The Poetry of Advent, an Advent Companion to Mary Oliver's "Devotions"' You can find a link to more about that resource here.
Keep popping back here as this is an ever evolving list of resources
On Sunday, October 3, 2021 we marked our churches decision to be an inclusive, welcoming and affirming community of people who are making it our business to live out our faith in love.
Stacey Chomiak is an LGBTQ Christian Speaker, artist, author and art director and was our guest speaker and we loved hearing her story.
If you were not able to join us that week, here's a recording of the gathering. It was wonderful. You can watch on Vimeo or find that episode by date on our podcast.
Hope you can join us!
Contact Sarah to be added to the list to join us live on Zoom.
We alternate Sundays in a combination live/online and online only format
We meet LIVE on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, except when we have a long weekend when we pause our official gathering together.
November 6: All on ZOOM
November 13: See above
November 20: ALL on ZOOM
November 27: LIVE HYBRID gathering
December 4: All on ZOOM
December 11: LIVE HYBRID all age gathering
December 18: All on ZOOM
December 24: LIVE HYBRID Christmas Eve with St Matthews, 2010 Guildford Drive
It takes a crowd of people to make the Live gatherings happen and we'd love to have you join the team contact the office and we'll add you to a team in an area that would fit you.
This is a KIDS @ HOME Sunday. If you have kids (ages 3-10ish) who would like to join Sarah at 9:30 please message Sarah
This week is all about HOPE.
NOV 6: KIDS @ HOME
NOV 13: (#BRIDGESELFIESUNDAY) + an option to meet up, enjoy creation, hike, & decorate cookies at Fishtrap Creek at 11am - see info above
NOV 20: KIDS @ HOME
NOV 27: WILD KIDS OUTSIDE
DEC 4: KIDS @ HOME
DEC 11: CHRISTMAS WITH THE GROWN UPS
DEC 18: KIDS @ HOME
DEC 25: LIVE Christmas Eve with St Matthews, 2010 Guildford Drive @6PM
Message Sarah if you want more info or to let her know you're coming to any of these things.
Contact the office if you would like to connect with others midweek and start or join a group.
COMING IN THE NEW YEAR
We are going to be holding multiple small groups to go through a book/video series by Jared Byas called 'Love Matters More' in January and February.
We will have three in person groups and one zoom group. Contact the office and let us know if you would prefer in-person or live and we will make sure you are in the know for when they will start.
There may be a time when some in our community need to stay home and isolate. We want to be able to help you as you need it. There are members of our community who will be happy to pick up groceries for you, bring you a nice coffee, visit through a window, pray for you, or try and meet whatever need you have.
Let us know how we can help by contacting the church office. It's said way too often, but nonetheless it is still true; we are in this together.