Welcome to the podcast!
The episodes contain the guided meditations/prayers and messages from our weekly services. 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 W.
Our theme this year is 'Blessed are the Peacemakers' and we will be exploring what that means in relation to making peace with ourselves, our stories, one another, the world around us, and of course, with God. We often ask more questions than we have answers and we like it that way. All your questions are welcome here.
There is a certain amount of hustle that we live with in our culture without even realizing it and church can fall into the same trap unless we are careful. Rest runs counter to hustle and is so good for us, just think about the Sabbath and the importance of that. Time with friends and family is also good for us.
Long weekends allow us to pause as a community and have the freedom to enjoy those things without having to fit it around an official church gathering. And, after all, God is not located in the building but is wherever we are so we can enjoy God’s presence anywhere and worship in a different way.
Having said that there is a way to participate with our community this weekend if you would like to.
The simple how to:
Make a video or a reel, or take a photo of something or someone you are thankful for and tag @thebridge_abbotsford on instagram . Use the hashtags #scatteredchurch #bridgeselfiesunday
Or post your video in our private facebook group
Or text or email it to Sarah
Happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for each of you and we hope that this weekend feeds you, body and soul, with all that is good.!
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.
Sept 11: Live & Online
Sept 18: Online Only
Sept 25: Live & Online
Oct 2 - Online Only
Oct 9 - #bridgeselfiesunday
Oct 16 - Online Only
Oct 23 - Live & Online
Oct 30 - Online Only
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 Sunday we will be together with the adults with a chance for everyone to worship together in their own ways. Meet Sarah on the mats at the front in the PRAYGROUND for KIDS ROUND TABLE at 10:30. We'll go out a little later in the morning.
KIDS @ HOME will be happening on our Zoom Sundays, 9:30am for a make and a hang out and a story or two.
Sept 4 - #bridgeselfiesunday
Sept 11 - Activities in with the adults
Sept 18 - KIDS @ HOME
Sept 25 - Activities with adults and then WILD OUTSIDE!
Oct 2 - KIDS @ HOME
Oct 9 - #bridgeselfiesunday
Oct 16 - KIDS @ HOME
Oct 23 - WILD KIDS OUTSIDE
Oct 30 - SOMETHING ELSE... More info to come
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.
We are making plans for the fall, let us know if you have an idea for a group or a book study or something else - let's use the summer break to get creative.
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.