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First News | July 28, 2021

NEW GEN MINISTRIES

Hi, my name is Suzannah Nacho and I am excited to be the new Interim Director of Children’s Ministry.  After this challenging time of COVID we are looking forward to reconnecting our children to our community life.  Our hopes for the summer and fall are that our children will enjoy friendship, play and find renewal in the stories of the Bible.

Please join us to kick off the family fun with a time of fellowship at Trout Lake on Sunday August 15th. Bring along picnic lunch for your family and we will provide the drinks and snacks. Then on Sunday August 22nd and 29th we will have Children’s Sunday School at Coastal Church Commercial at 3:30pm. Sunday school will take place downstairs at Coastal during the regular service time and include songs, stories and crafts. We are really looking forward to being together again.

Here is our end of the summer schedule:

August 15 (Sunday) 11am -1pm
New Gen Family Picnic - Trout Lake Park

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August 22 (Sunday) 3:30- 4:30pm
Sunday School - Coastal Commercial

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August 29 (Sunday) 3:30-4:30pm 
Sunday School – Coastal Commercial

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Please register ahead of time, we look forward to seeing you soon!

 Suzannah Nacho
Interim Director of Children’s Ministry


NEW SERMON SERIES

Good News!

It has been great to hear some good news over the past few weeks about our church beginning to open back up and people being able to meet again in person for worship, fellowship and witness. Of course the church always has good news even in the darkest times and it’s good to remind ourselves of this. So, this August, in a short series of messages, we will take the opportunity to hear again the good news of God, His saving love for us in Jesus, and His purposes for our life together. 

“The time has come.
The kingdom of God has come near.
Repent and believe the good news!”

Jesus (Mark 1:15)

SUNDAY SERVICE

Attend In Person
3:30-4:30pm
Coastal Church Commercial Campus (1645 N Grandview Hwy)

Click here to read our in-person service FAQ page. NO registration required.

Watch Service Live Online
3:30-4:30pm

We will be live streaming the worship service on a new online platform! The service will go live at 3:30pm and you can watch the replay on our website after the service has ended. No registration or account setup required. New to the Church Online Platform? Watch a simple tutorial highlighting a few front end features to help you get started.

First News | July 21, 2021

INTERNATIONALS MINISTRIES

Our Internationals group is back! After a long time not seeing each other due the pandemic restrictions, we were able to gather again for the first time on June 18th at Nelson Park. It was a great time of fellowship and catching up with each other. It was a delightful moment to hear each other share about how the Lord has cared for us during this season filled with so much uncertainties. 

 On July 10th, we had another gathering at Granville Island where more internationals joined us for a great time of laughter, good conversations, and donuts! More gatherings to come in the next few weeks. 

Here is our Summer calendar:

July 24 (Saturday) - Park gathering + BBQ (Location: Cleveland Dam Park)
Aug 7 (Saturday) - Deep Cove (Donuts + Picnic + hiking)
Aug 20 (Friday) - Park gathering + BBQ (Location: TBD)

Here are some ways that you can participate in the life of our Internationals ministries: 

 1) Praying for them, for our country as we open up the borders to internationals travellers. I believe that we’ll receive more immigrants than ever after the pandemic is over. Prayer is crucial at all times, but even more now.

2) Come hang out with us! Check out our calendar, come and join us for one of the events. That’s the best way to connect with our Internationals and start developing your relationship with them.

Filipe Balieiro
Director of International Ministries


SUNDAY SERVICE

Attend In Person

3:30-4:30pm
Coastal Church Commercial Campus (1645 N Grandview Hwy)

Click here to read our in-person service FAQ page. NO registration required.

Watch Service Live Online

3:30-4:30pm

We will be live streaming the worship service on a new online platform! The service will go live at 3:30pm and you can watch the replay on our website after the service has ended. No registration or account setup required. New to the Church Online Platform? Watch a simple tutorial highlighting a few front end features to help you get started.


WE ARE HIRING

We are looking to hire an Administrative Assistant to join our team!

This is a full-time position, working to support various members of the Pastoral Team, Office Team and other ministry teams, allowing them to work within their giftings on a consistent basis. This position is an integral part of a larger, diverse team, and will work closely with other administrative and leadership team to ensure the effective functioning of the FBC office and the ministries of the church.

Click here to see the full job posting. Application deadline: July 28, 2021


AREA PASTORATE GATHERINGS

North Shore

Aug 21 (Sat) 4 pm - Hugo Ray Park
Sep 18 (Sat) 4 pm - John Lawson Park

Contact: Anthony Brown

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West End / Downtown

Aug 21 (Sat) 11am-1:30 pm
Location: Open space adjacent to Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club, Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant, and the tennis courts.

Contact: Joseph Leong

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Kitsilano / West Point Grey / UBC

Jul 24 (Sat) 11am-1:30 pm
Aug 14 (Sat) 11am-1:30 pm
Location: Trimble Park 

Contact: Filipe Balieiro

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Cambie + 

Aug 21 (Sat) 11am-1pm
Location: Douglas Park (By the exercise area at 20th and Heather)

Contact: Stuart Campbell

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Vancouver East / Richmond / New Westminster / Surrey

Aug 7 (Sat) - 11am-1pm - Vancouver East
Location: Memorial South Park

Aug 14 (Sat) - 11am-1pm - Richmond, New West, Surrey
Location: Debeck Elementary

Contact: John Tsang

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Burnaby / Coquitlam / Port Moody

Aug 21 (Sat) 11am-1pm
Location: Robert Burnaby Park

Contact: Daniel Fabiano

First News | July 14, 2021

KICKERS SOCCER CAMP

Last week was a beautiful and sunny week, and we had 35 children ranging from Pre-K to Grade 7 joining us at the Kickers Soccer Camp led by Jose Figueroa and the coaches. They did a fantastic job in putting together a fun and interactive soccer camp where children of all ages were able to participate and enjoy.

I am so thankful to see our young coaches, who used to be campers, now working dedicatedly with Jose to coach the children. A big shout-out to these amazing coaches: Jonathan Lim, Jonas Kuban, Luke Hardie, Jonas Kuban, Benjamin Tak, Sam Ross, Holly Rail, Bridget MacRitchie, Christian Kisun, Federico Hacker, Malena Hacker and Alex.

Jose, who has been dedicating his summers directing the soccer program, is a great blessing to the children and families. He demonstrates a great pastoral heart, and the children are greatly encouraged by and connected with him and the coaches. He is an inspiration to the children and us!

Enjoy the recap video above and come join our next camp in August! More details here: firstbc.org/kickers.

In Christ,
Joseph Leong


SUNDAY SERVICE

We are marking a shift in our service pattern towards an afternoon time! If you have missed this update last week, please read more hereWe would like to invite you to either join us in-person or watch the service live stream online, at the same time: 3:30pm!

Attend In Person

3:30-4:30pm
Coastal Church Commercial Campus (1645 N Grandview Hwy)

Click here to read our in-person service FAQ page. Follow the link below to register.

REGISTER HERE

Watch Service Live Online

3:30-4:30pm

We will be live streaming the worship service on a new online platform! The service will go live at 3:30pm and you can watch the replay on our website after the service has ended. No registration or account setup required.

WATCH LIVE


STAFF UPDATE

We are pleased to announce that Suzannah Nacho will join our staff team as the Interim Director of Children’s Ministry on July 19th.

As a Global Field Staff of Canadian Baptist Ministries for 14 years, Suzannah has a wealth experience working with children, youth, and families. She is gifted in communicating the Biblical story as an invitation to encounter the text for early childhood, teens and adults. She has worked with congregations to experience the biblical story taught by children through storytelling and art, instilling a greater commitment in the congregation for the younger generation. Additionally, she has led participatory education to empower others through workshops, teaching and facilitating classes and study groups, as well as mentored individuals for leadership formation.

After finishing her studies at the University of Southern California, she began her studies at Regent College, where she met David. Suzannah received a Master of Arts (Spiritual Theology) in 2005. She is currently working as a Community Coordinator at Kinbrace, finding creative ways to engage resident, host families, neighbours and volunteers to learn and grow together.

Let us keep Suzannah in our prayers as she begins this new chapter at FBC. Suzannah, welcome to the team! 


WE ARE HIRING

We are looking to hire an Administrative Assistant to join our team!

This is a full-time position, working to support various members of the Pastoral Team, Office Team and other ministry teams, allowing them to work within their giftings on a consistent basis. This position is an integral part of a larger, diverse team, and will work closely with other administrative and leadership team to ensure the effective functioning of the FBC office and the ministries of the church.

Click here to see the full job posting.

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