This is the week leading up to the beginning of Advent, and though it ultimately finishes as a season of joy, it is first a time of preparation and sober reflection about life and how we are living.
Advent is not about being morbid, but about being honest, healthy and real in light of our relationship with the One we serve as Lord. Looking back, did the world need Jesus to come? Looking around, do we need His transforming presence now personally and societally? Looking into the future, do we think about His second coming with joyful expectation?
I receive Dave Toycen’s (President, World Vision
Here are the topics discussed.
• Consuming with a Conscience – Some of our consumption habits are exacting a high physical and spiritual toll on us, our neighbours and our world. In light of the global economic crisis, there’s no better time to rethink our ways
• News You Can Use – some revealing numbers about how we spend
• Speaking Out – We asked four experts what practical steps people can take to fight against overconsumption.
• Gifts That Transform – six meaningful gifts that keep on giving
• Thoughts on Stuff –twelve scriptures that give perspective
Here are some good news items:
This past week the BOA voted to approve a recommendation made by the Pacific-Western MEGaP that
I was reading a report on Quebec Ministry sent by Nathan Umazekabiri and he writes: “Today we count 15 churches and church plants in
There are two appointments to announce. Kathy Doornekamp has been appointed as Assistant Pastor at Westport FMC and
The BOA also elected two new board members
Have a great week serving Jesus.