• Joy Best

    We are sad to share this news. Joy Best suffered a brain aneurysm on March 20 and passed shortly after. We will share more info here as we receive it. Our hearts are with Gary and the family as they mourn this great loss.

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      April 30
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      May 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    3. Community Food Smart

      May 15
    4. Broader Community

      May 15 @ 12:00 am - June 5 @ 11:59 pm
  • Second Breakfast! (March 31, 2019)


    Second Breakfast! / March 31, 2019

    Today we tried a different kind of service. We met at 10:30 for bagels and muffins and tea and coffee. Everyone sat in clusters around tables through the whole downstairs. Then Raymond Funk led us in a short talk on the subject of Loss, and this was followed by group discussion on questions he gave us. The place was packed and there seemed to be a great vibe as people spoke and listened to each other. Starting in May, we are going to do a service like this on the second Sunday of each month. Here is a direct link to the recording Ray shared. You can find Ray’s contact info at the end of the powerpoint or the pdf version.

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    Potpourri (March 24, 2019)


    Potpourri / March 24, 2019

    Today we had another extraordinary service. It had many components: beautiful music that was on-theme (as virtually always, without prior collaboration), Colin Shilston sharing about a service of solidarity yesterday at a mosque in Saint John (at the 21:00 mark), Connie McDougall sharing about the death of her sister and what the last days were like (at the 35:30 mark), and Brad Jersak speaking about Jesus as the Good Samaritan (at the 1:01 mark). He suggested that communities like SCV are like a hostel (the inn from that story) where people can find some healing. Along the way there was a wonderful time of encouraging one of the great women of the church. Then we finished with a song by Lauren Daigle that fit as though it had been written for this moment.

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    A God and a People Who Hear Our Hearts, Our Hurts, Our Truth (March 17, 2019)


    A God and a People Who Hear Our Hearts, Our Hurts, Our Truth / March 17, 2019

    Brad Jersak talks about: 1. the God who sees and hears our hearts, our hurts and our truth (beginning with the story of Hagar and Ishmael); 2. the importance of hearing one’s own heart, hurts and my truth (including how to hear our feelings and respond well); 3. then engaging others to hear their hearts, hurts and truth. The teaching came on the wake of the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand and the heart responses of Jews, Christians and Muslims who share the values of justice, beauty and compassion. The talk culminated with a video testimony of how Andrew Sullivan came out to God and his parents, and a fresh song by Jacob, asking God to show us who we really are.

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