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FIRST NEWS | MAY 20, 2020

PASTORAL REFLECTION


NEW GENERATIONS MINISTRY

The New Generations Ministry is committed to guiding and equipping parents and grandparents with tools and resources to help them be the primary spiritual influencers in the lives of our children, preteens, and youth. More than ever, given the unprecedented circumstances,  that our role is to support families in fostering spaces for spiritual formation. Get to know more about our new curriculum, weekly resources by watching the video below.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Guest Preacher: Gordon T. Smith

President and Professor of Systematic and Spiritual Theology, Ambrose University and Seminary
Sunday, May 24
Message: Ascension and Pentecost: The Inflection Point of the Universe
Text: Luke 24:44-53 NRSV

Faith, Grief, and Covid-19

Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries has recently released a 4 part video based series on Faith, Grief, and Covid-19. This material is free and can be used by anyone. John will be hosting an introduction and orientation to this material over zoom on Saturday, May 23 at 10-11am. To register, please email  .

 Growth Class: The Art of Neighbouring

For those who missed last Saturday's Growth Class with Barry and Joan Jung, click HEREfor the video recording of the session.

Family News

David Jones passed away to the presence of the Lord on Tuesday, May 12. David loved to sing and was a member of our choir for a number of years. Pray that the Lord will comfort and give peace to David's family in this time of loss.  

FIRST NEWS | MAY 13, 2020

PASTORAL REFLECTION


HFTC UPDATE

Click the link below to watch the latest Heart for the City project update by Broek Bosma, Chair of the Project Oversight Committee.

Here are some photos of the ongoing construction taken by Fred Liebich and Justin Kim.


GROWTH CLASS

A reminder that if you’d like to attend the 'Art of Neighbouring' Growth Class on Saturday, May 16 at 10am, you will need to sign up online in order to receive the Zoom link. 
 
Please sign up by the end of the day on Thursday (May 14) following this link.

 

SANCTUARY MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRIES

 

Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries has recently released a 4 part video based series on Faith, Grief, and Covid19. This material is free and can be used by anyone. John will be hosting an introduction and orientation to this material over zoom. This material would be particularly helpful for those who would like to better understand grief and/or caring for someone who is processing grief. The same orientation will be offered at 2 different times: Thursday, May 21 at 10-11am or Saturday, May 23 at 10-11am.

To register, please email   and indicate which session you prefer. 


MEMBERSHIP AT FBC

We are planning on running online membership classes in the next month. If you are interested in becoming a member of FBC at this time please contact Rebecca at   by May 15. 

 

 

FIRST NEWS | MAY 6, 2020

PASTORAL REFLECTION

Click the video below to watch this week's pastoral reflection by Justin Kim.


COMMUNITY STORY

Click the link below to watch a video featuring our New Generations children, preteens and youth, sending their greetings and well wishes to all of us!


GROWTH CLASS

How can we build community and connect with others in our neighbourhoods? What does it look like to grow in the art of befriending and loving our neighbours well? 

Bring your own coffee or tea and join us for an online Zoom class led by Barry Jung on 'The Art of Neighbouring’ on Saturday, May 16th at 10am. We will have a chance to hear from Barry and his wife Joan about their experiences of reaching out to those around them. There will be a time for you to ask questions, as well as to share your own experiences. 

Please follow this link to register for the class.

We will send out the Zoom invitation, and instructions on how to connect, to those who have registered. 


MEMBERSHIP AT FBC

During this season of physical distancing it has been good to experience that we are still the church, even at a distance! If you consider yourself part of the First Baptist community, membership at our church would be a great next step.

We are planning on running online membership classes in the next month. If you are interested in becoming a member of FBC at this time please contact Rebecca at   by May 12th. 


FAMILY NEWS

Joyce Litani and Sandy Lee tied the knot on a beautiful Saturday morning, May 2, 2020! Joyce has been a part of the FBC community for many years. It was also Pastor Rebecca's first time officiating a wedding! We are very grateful for this good news and let's keep the newly weds in our prayers.


Please remember Jenny and family in your prayers as they gather for a graveside service on May 14 to remember the life of George Ratzlaff who passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord last Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020. Pastor Bob Swann will be leading the service at White Rock.


RESOURCES

 

Check out the "Ways to Help" section on our website home page to learn more about the ways you can be involved.

Click here for a list of government aids and benefits available for individuals due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Updated on April 29, 2020)

Click here for a list of communication apps for group video calls and messaging.

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