Church Renewal

l encourage you to prayerfully consider trekking to Manitoba with me for the Church Renewal Conference at Southland Church, January 26 -29, 2018.

Here are two links that will help you do your own research into what this is all about.

http://mysouthland.com/

http://churchrenewal.com/

To register as part of the "Rockland" Group, you can use this link:

http://churchrenewalministry.com/weekend?group=6Y3gDbbbH7wy

The cost of the retreat is $139.00, plus travel and accommodation*. Each person is responsible for their own costs! (if you register as part of the group, please pay the registration cost to me, as groups are registered in one payment.

*You will see that the option to ask for a billet is on the registration form- I recommend the billet option, not only for the cost savings, but to get a chance to meet ordinary members of the church. If you want a billet, you must give them one month to arrange it! (Register by Christmas!)

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,

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