May 2016

MAY 1—Baptism:  We will be celebrating the baptism of Lorelai Johanna Sophia, daughter of Brandon & Elise Kinsey.

MAY 15—Pentecost

MAY 15—Pledge forms are due back

MAY 15—Professions of Faith

MAY 22 - We welcome guest preacher Bill Tuininga

MAY 29 - Listening Session

MAY 30 —Neighbourhood Dinner: 6pm Come out and bring your friends to the first BBQ of the year!  If you can help with set up or clean up please contact Andrew Beimers atbeimers5@telus.net

 

 

APRIL 2016

APRIL 3 —We welcome guest preacher Andrew Porter

 

APRIL 10 - Join us for a new series "Living in the Wake of the Resurrection"

 

APRIL 18 —Neighbourhood Dinner: 6pm Come out and bring your friends to a delicious meal.  If you can help with set up or clean up please contact Joanna DeVries at Joanna@devco.ca

 

APRIL 24 - Listening Session for how we as a church will nurture spaces of connection with each other

 

**Starting April 10 we will begin celebrating the Lord’s Supper weekly. If you believe in, or are seeking after Christ, you’re welcome to join us. *Note* We serve grape juice in our services.

 

 

FEBRUARY 2016

FEBRUARY 10—Ash Wednesday

 

FEBRUARY 14—First Sunday of Lent

 

FEBRUARY 14—Baptism: We will be celebrating the baptism of Kaitlyn Rose, daughter of Dawn and Dave Lammers and sister to Breanne, Abbigail, and Carter. 

 

FEBRUARY 14—Ordination of Dave Lammers as Deacon

 

FEBRUARY 21—Communion: Join us as we celebrate Communion together. If you believe in, or are seeking after Christ, you’re welcome to join us. *Note* We serve grape juice in our services.

 

FEBRUARY 22—Neighbourhood Dinner: 6pm Come out and bring your friends to a delicious meal of chili!  If you can help with set up or clean up please contact Joanna DeVriesatJoanna@devco.ca.

 

FEBRUARY 28—Baptism: We will be celebrating the baptism of Atticus Wasmuth, son of James and Allison Wasmuth and brother to Ruth. 

 

 

JANUARY 2016

JANUARY 10 - Communion: Join us as we celebrate Communion together. If you believe in, or are seeking after Christ, you’re welcome to join us. *Note* We serve grape juice in our services.

 

JANUARY 10 - Baptism: We will be celebrating the baptism of Naomi Mabel, daughter of Michael and Maria Nagtegaal and sister to Sophia.  Naomi was born on November 23, 2015. 

 

JANUARY 17 - Baptism: We will be celebrating the baptism of NoelleCatherine Elise, daughter of Joel and Jennifer Nagtegaal.  Noelle was born on December 14, 2015.

 

JANUARY 25—Neighbourhood Dinner: 6pm Come out and bring your friends to a delicious meal of Shepherd’s Pie.  If you can help with set up or clean up please contact Joanna DeVriesatJoanna@devco.ca.

 

JANUARY 31 - Congregational Meeting: following the Sunday morning service.  At this meeting the financial statements from last year will be approved and members will be updated on what’s happening at the Bridge. 

 

December 2015

DECEMBER 6 - Christmas Hamper items will be displayed on wreathes on Sunday, December 6th. We encourage people to grab a star with an item for the Christmas Hamper. These items will be collected on December 13th and 20th and the Christmas Hamper will be delivered on Monday, December 21st.. Also, if there are no remaining unclaimed items left for the Christmas Hamper and you are looking for a way to participate, the deacons and Neighborhood Dinner team are looking to collect $5 Tim Horton's gift cards to handout to our neighbors in need at the January Neighborhood Dinner.

 

DECEMBER 14—Neighbourhood Christmas Dinner 6pm This will be a catered dinner for the church and neighbourhood.  If you can help with set up or clean up please contact Joanna DeVriesatJoanna@devco.ca.

 

DECEMBER 20—Sunday School Christmas Play!  The Sunday School kids will be performing their Christmas drama during the service.   Following the service we will celebrate the church Christmas Potluck.

 

DECEMBER 24—Christmas Eve Candle Light Service6pm   

 

November 2015

NOVEMBER: Communion: Join us as we celebrate Communion together every Sunday. If you believe in, or are seeking after Christ, you’re welcome to join us. *Note* We serve grape juice in our services.

 

NOVEMBER 5 - Praying with the Prayer Books: 7:30pm at the church A group of people meet on the first Monday of the month to explore and debrief the experience of praying with prayer books.  Anyone is free to join at any time.

This is an opportunity to be led in prayer, every morning and evening.  We will experiment using different prayer books, each of which have found a treasured place among Christians.   We will meet once a month to debrief the experience of praying with the particular book of that month, and then introduce the next book for the coming month.  The hope is that after a year of praying this way, we will have found that our prayer life, and more importantly our relationship with Christ, has been deeply and profoundly enriched.

 

NOVEMBER 8: Peter Fish will be collected.  Simply bring your Peter Fish to the service and the Deacons will be there to collect them before and after the service.

 

NOVEMBER 23:  Warm Clothing Drive:  Throughout the month of November, The Bridge is accepting new/used warm clothing, in good condition, to be distributed at the neighbourhood dinner on November 23rd.  To find out more about donating or to volunteer for distributing the clothing, please speak with one of the deacons or email brandon.kinsey@student.ufv.ca.  Thank you.

 

NOVEMBER 23: Neighbourhood Dinner: 6pm here at the church.  Come on out and bring your friends!  Volunteers are needed to help make this dinner successful.   If you can help with set up, serving, or clean up, please contact Joanna DeVries (Joanna@devco.ca)

 

NOVEMBER 29: First Advent

 

OCTOBER 2015

OCTOBER: Communion: Join us as we celebrate Communion together every Sunday. If you believe in, or are seeking after Christ, you’re welcome to join us. *Note* We serve grape juice in our services.

OCTOBER 11: Peter Fish will be handed out to all the children.  These orange banks are intended to help you to remember Jesus’ compassion and care for hungry people and to inspire you to your own acts of compassion.  One way is to fill the fish banks with your change and bring them back to church on November 8, 2015. 

OCTOBER 11:  Special Offering:  Traditionally at Thanksgiving, we at The Bridge give thanks for God’s abundance by giving abundantly to others.  As in past years, a second basket will be passed this Sunday for the Thanksgiving offering; the proceeds will gotowards the neighbourhood Christmas dinner.

OCTOBER 19: Neighbourhood Dinner: 6pm here at the church.  Come on out and bring your friends!  Volunteers are needed to help make this dinner successful.   If you can help with set up, serving, or clean up, please contact Joanna DeVries (Joanna@devco.ca)

OCTOBER 20, 21: Fall Classis Meeting:  Pray for our delegates as they gather with other CRC delegates from this region

OCTOBER 29, 30, 31:  Faith Care Conference - Learning How to Grow Restorative Churches is a 3-day skill based conference teaching restorative practices at Willoughby CRC, Langley, BC.  Pastor Dan Roukema and Sophie Nagtegaal will be attending this conference. 

OCTOBER 31: Hallowe’en:  We are looking for volunteers to hand out candy, serve warm drinks and connect with those in our community.  We are looking for a minimum of four volunteers.  If you are interested in participating, or would like more information, please speak with one of the deacons or contact Brandon Kinsey at brandon.kinsey@student.ufv.ca

 

September 2015

SEPTEMBER 6: Sunday School resumes for all classes

 

SEPTEMBER 13: Elder/Deacon vote following the church service

 

SEPTEMBER 14: Neighbourhood Dinner Review and Planning Night: 7:30PMPlease come and join us on Monday September 14 at 7:30 as we review the Neighborhood Meals and plan for the upcoming year. If you have volunteered in the past (making meals, setting up, socializing, clean up, purchasing, etc.) we need your input!  If you would like to get involved in some way, this will be a great time to come out and find out how you can help.  Questions, call or email Joanna at 778-668-4748 or joanna@devco.ca

 

SEPTEMBER 15:  Council Meeting

 

SEPTEMBER 20: Communion: Join us as we celebrate Communion together. If you believe in, or are seeking after Christ, you’re welcome to join us. *Note* We serve grape juice in our services.

 

SEPTEMBER 20: Vision SundayThis Sunday the sermon will be shorter, to allow for some extra time to share the direction in which the Council would like to lead the Bridge church this year.

 

SEPTEMBER 21: Neighbourhood BBQ: 6pm here at the church.  Come on out and bring your friends!  Volunteers are needed to help make this dinner successful.   If you can help with set up, serving, or clean up, please contact Joanna DeVries (Joanna@devco.ca)

 

 

 

AUGUST 2015

AUGUST 9: Communion: Join us as we celebrate Communion together. If you believe in, or are seeking after Christ, you’re welcome to join us. *Note* We serve grape juice in our services.

 

AUGUST 24: Neighbourhood BBQ: 6pm here at the church.  Come on out and bring your friends!  Volunteers are needed to help make this dinner successful.   If you can help with set up, serving, or clean up, please contact Joanna DeVries (Joanna@devco.ca)

 

Next Month.....

SEPTEMBER 14: Neighbourhood Dinner Review and Planning Night: 7:30PMPlease come and join us on Monday September 14 at 7:30 as we review the Neighborhood Meals and plan for the upcoming year. If you have volunteered in the past (making meals, setting up, socializing, clean up, purchasing, etc.) we need your input!  If you would like to get involved in some way, this will be a great time to come out and find out how you can help.  Questions, call or email Joanna at 778-668-4748 or joanna@devco.ca

 

July 2015

JULY 5: Jeremy Vandermeer will be preaching for us.  Jeremy recently finished up at Regent College, and we look forward to hearing him speak.
 

JULY 7: GEMS Meeting: 7:30PM at the church.  This meeting is to let you know where we are and to find out your thoughts about the GEMS program.  We will be looking at the curriculum and discussing it.  Please contact Heather at hvanmuyen@hotmail if you can attend the meeting.

 

JULY 12: Guest Speaker – still to be announced
 

 
JULY 19: Mark Glanville will be preaching for us

 

JULY 20: Neighbourhood BBQ: 6pm here at the church.  Come on out and bring your friends to the first BBQ of the year!  Volunteers are needed to help make this dinner successful.   If you can help with set up, serving, or clean up, please contact Joanna DeVries (Joanna@devco.ca)

 

JULY 26: Communion: Join us as we celebrate Communion together. If you believe in, or are seeking after Christ, you’re welcome to join us. *Note* We serve grape juice in our services.

 

JULY 26: Baptism: Please join us on this important Sunday as we welcome Stella, daughter of Aaron and Anna Stockton into our Bridge Church family.  Stella was born July 27, 2014.

 

JUNE 2015

 JUNE 7: Communion: Join us as we celebrate Communion together. If you believe in, or are seeking after Christ, you’re welcome to join us. *Note* We serve grape juice in our services.

 JUNE 14: Congregational Meeting: We will be having a congregational meeting immediately following the church service.  This is the meeting where, among other things, we approve the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  This is an important meeting, and we want to strongly encourage all members to attend.

 JUNE 20: Church Clean Up Day More info on this coming up!

 JUNE 21: Father’s Day

 JUNE 22: Neighbourhood BBQ: 6pm here at the church.  Come on out and bring your friends to the first BBQ of the year!  Volunteers are needed to help make this dinner successful.   If you can help with set up, serving, or clean up, please contact Joanna DeVries (Joanna@devco.ca)

 

MAY 2015

MAY 10: Mother’s Day

 

MAY 24: Pentecost

 

MAY 24: Baptism / Profession of Faith: We celebrate the baptism of Marly Friesen and profession of faith of Tyler Vanderhoek. 

 

MAY 25: Neighbourhood BBQ: 6pm here at the church.  Come on out and bring your friends to the first BBQ of the year!  Volunteers are needed to help make this dinner successful.   If you can help with set up, serving, or clean up, please contact Andrew Beimers (Beimers5@shaw.ca)

 

MAY 31: Communion: Join us as we celebrate Communion together. If you believe in, or are seeking after Christ, you’re welcome to join us. *Note* We serve grape juice in our services

APRIL 2015

 

APRIL 5 —Easter Sunday We look forward to the Sunday School children singing in the service!

 

APRIL 19—Communion Join us as we celebrate Communion together. If you believe in, or are seeking after Christ, you’re welcome to join us. *Note* We serve grape juice in our services.

 

APRIL 19—Intergenerational Dinner 5:30pm—7:30pm in the church sanctuary.  An intergenerational event celebrating the Lord's Supper.

 

APRIL 20—Neighbourhood Dinner 6pm We are planning a neighbourhood dinner. If you can help with set up or clean up, and visit with our neighbours please contact Joanna DeVries (Joanna@devco.ca)

 

FEBRUARY 2015

FEBRUARY 15: Communion: Join us as we celebrate Communion together. If you believe in, or are seeking after Christ, you’re welcome to join us. *Note* We serve grape juice in our services.

 

FEBRUARY 15: Intergenerational Dinner 5:30pm—7:30pm in the church sanctuary.  An intergenerational event celebrating how Jesus keeps the covenant for us.

 

FEBRUARY 16: Neighbourhood Dinner: 6pm here at the church.  Come on out and bring your friends to a delicious lasagna dinner.  Volunteers are needed to help make this dinner successful.   If you can help with set up, clean up, visiting with our neighbours, and/or food preparation, please contact Joanna DeVries (joanna@devco.ca)

 

FEBRUARY 22: First Sunday of Lent

 

 

JANUARY 2015

Welcome to the New Year!  

 

JANUARY 18:  Congregational Meeting

The congregational meeting will be held after the service.  The goal of this meeting is to approve the financial statements from last year and to provide a more detailed update on where we are at in our search for a parsonage.

 

JANUARY 19: Neighbourhood Dinner  6PM

A hot neighbourhood dinner on a cold evening here at the church.  Everyone is welcome, so come on out and bring your friends.  If you can help with set up or clean up or in the food preparation, please contact Joanna DeVries at joanna@devco.ca  .

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 2014

DECEMBER 14 - Stay for a few minutes after the church service to help set up for our Community Christmas dinner.

DECEMBER 15 - CHRISTMAS DINNER!  6 PM  Join us for a catered Christmas dinner here at the church.

DECEMBER 24 - CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE  6 PM  The Sunday School children have been working very hard to put on a special program for us on Christmas Eve.  Come on out for an evening service you won't want to miss!

November 2014

NOVEMBER 2—Baptism: We will be celebrating the baptism of Malakai John, son of Mike & Shelley Berry, brother to Taya and Ethan!

 

NOVEMBER 16 —Communion Join us as we celebrate Communion together. If you believe in, or are seeking after Christ, you’re welcome to join us. *Note* We serve grape juice in our services.

 

NOVEMBER  16—Intergenerational Dinner 5:30pm—7:30pm  An intergenerational event remembering God’s covenant through Moses and the Ten Commandments.

 

NOVEMBER 16—Warm Clothing Drive The Bridge is accepting new/used warm clothes, in good condition, to be distributed at the neighbourhood dinner on Nov. 17th

 

NOVEMBER 17—Neighbourhood Dinner 6pm We will be hosting the monthly neighbourhood dinner. If you can help with cooking, set up or clean up, please contact Joanna DeVries  at  Joanna@devco.ca.

 

NOVEMBER 30—First Sunday of Advent

 

October 2014

OCTOBER 5—Peter Fish will be handed out to all the children.  These orange banks are intended to help you to remember Jesus’ compassion and care for hungry people, and to inspire you to your own acts of compassion.  One way is to fill the fish banks with your change and bring them back to church on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2013.

 

 OCTOBER 12—Baptism: We will be celebrating the baptisms of Sophia Grace, daughter of Michael and Maria Nagtegaal as well as Sloane Ada, daughter of Paul and Erica Vanderspruit and sister to Judah.

 

OCTOBER 19 —Communion Join us as we celebrate Communion together. If you believe in, or are seeking after Christ, you’re welcome to join us. *Note* We serve grape juice in our services.

 

OCTOBER 19—Intergenerational Dinner 5:30pm—7:30pm  An intergenerational event celebrating God’s promises to Abraham and us.

 

OCTOBER 20—Neighbourhood Dinner 6pm We are planning a neighbourhood dinner—this will be the first inside dinner this fall and we will be serving lasagna. If you can help by making a lasagna or with set up or clean up, please contact Joanna DeVries  at  Joanna@devco.ca

 

OCTOBER 31: Hallowe’en Handouts!:  On October 31st we are planning to hand out candy, hot chocolate and hot apple cider to our neighbours as they trick or treat.  If you are willing to help out by decorating or handing out candy please contact one of the deacons: James Wasmuth, Dave McKinnon, or Brandon Kinsey.

 

September 2014

There are a lot of exciting things happening at The Bridge this fall!  Check out some of the dates below and join us as we grow and learn together!

 

SEPTEMBER 14—Launch Sunday We will be hearing about the exciting things that are happening at The Bridge and what we can look forward to!

 

SEPTEMBER 14—Church BBQ  Everyone is welcome to join us for hotdogs and hamburgers after the church service!

 

SEPTEMBER 21—Communion Join us as we celebrate Communion together. If you believe in, or are seeking after Christ, you’re welcome to join us. *Note* We serve grape juice in our services.

 

SEPTEMBER 21—Intergenerational Dinner 5:30pm—7:30pm  An intergenerational event celebrating God’s promises to Noah and us.

 

SEPTEMBER 22—Neighbourhood Dinner 6pm We are planning a neighbourhood BBQ. If you can help with set up or clean up, and visit with our neighbours please contact Joanna DeVries or one of the deacons: James Wasmuth and Dave McKinnon

 

SEPTEMBER 28—Sunday School Parent and Volunteer Meeting 7:30pm—8:45pm at the church.  The number of children attending the Sunday School program continues to grow.  We are requesting all Sunday School volunteers and at least one parent from every family with a child in Sunday School come out for an evening of dessert and tea to have a conversation around ‘everything you need to know about Sunday School’.

 

Interim Worship Director Needed

We are looking for a person/persons to serve as an interim worship director for 9 months, beginninon September 20, while Luke Bosma is away.  There is a hard copy of a job description located on the brown table at the back of the church.  If you are interested, or have any questions, please contact current board chair Dirk Ottevangers (dottevangers@gmail.com).  We also want to thank Luke for serving in this role!  Blessings as you further your education, Luke!