An Introduction to Christian History

Many have questions about the Christian Church. How did we get so many denominations? Catholics and Protestants share most of the same history, a mixture of mistakes and grace. How did we get to where we are today, and what can we learn from our past?

You can explore your questions at St. Andrew's Christian Church, each Thursday at 10:00 am, October 15 - December 10. All are welcome! St. Andrew's is located at 739 St. Jean St. Rockland.

Our instructor, Bert Hopkins has a tremendous grasp of the subject, and is a very engaging teacher. The course will look at our greatest moments and worst mistakes honestly and humbly.

Week of September 13-21

From Pastor Brian: With my mom in hospital this week, I'm away in Guelph/Kitchener until Thursday. 

Her triple bypass went extremely well - thanks for your prayers.

Our Purposeful Church Group and Wednesday night Bible Study will meet as scheduled despite my absence. 

Wednesday morning at 10:00 am, Purposeful Church will be examining the topic of helping members become mature Christians( Purpose Driven Church, Chapter 18), while the Bible Study Group at 7:00 pm will be looking at Chapter 21 of 'The Story' by Max Lucado. We have extra copies of the story in church office for you, if you want to come out for the first time.

 

Jean's Favourite Bible Verse

Ecclesiastes 3:1

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven."


This is one of my favourite Bible verses.    You really need to read right through to verse 8 for the full picture.

I have come to learn that no matter what may be going on in my life, good or bad, there is a reason for it and a purpose.  And so, I must trust in the Lord for He already knows the final outcome.

As in reading a good mystery novel,

Read more: Jean's Favourite Bible Verse

Making Lent Count

Lent can be a great time to draw near to God.  We hope our Lenten Calendar, with its schedule of readings and church activities will help you do just that.

We're not doing it right?

It has been noted that though Lent is a time of fasting, most of our events are about eating. Yes, 4 dinners, from Shrove Tuesday through to Holy Wednesday! In our defense, Sundays are never included in Lent - every Sunday is a feast day, as it is the weekly commemoration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. And though our Seder Meal is Wednesday instead of Maundy Thursday, celebrating passover can hardly be considered breaking Lent, can it?

The Wednesday Bible Study is just getting started on the Gospel of Mark, so it's a great time to join us. Along with the scheduled reading of the Gospel of John throughout Lent, you'll know the gospel backwards and forwards by Easter.

Next on the Agenda:

March 16 - St Paddy's Eve Dinner - download the Poster and help us get the word around!

March 30 -  Pea Soup Lunch

And God Bless you.