New Sermon Series! Revolutionary Road | The Road That Leads Home

Jesus preaches a sermon. He describes life lived in accordance to his kingdom - a “Christian manifesto” that will unsettle anyone that has settled. The way things are, are not the way things will be. Jesus is telling us how humans are meant to live. It may seem impossible, and even at times “upside-down”; but if we give ourselves to living this way, we will find that we were made to live this way. We will find it natural. We will find ourselves on a road that leads home. Come, let us sit at the feet of Jesus together, and discover how any of this is possible.

JANUARY 2017

Happy New Year!

 

JANUARY 10—Council Meeting 7pm

 

JANUARY 15—Congregational Meeting following the church service.  We encourage everyone to attend as we will be approving minutes from the last congregation meeting and approving the Financial statements.  There will also be a Council report and time for any questions.

 

JANUARY 23 —Neighbourhood Dinner: 6pm Come out and bring your friends for some deliciousdinner!  There will be a sign-up sheet in the churchentry for those who can help with the dinner:  14 lasagnas and 12 helpers are needed.   You can contact Joanna with any questions at Joanna@devco.ca

 

 

 

DECEMBER 2016

DECEMBER 4:  Christmas Hamper items will be displayed on wreathes.  We encourage people to grab a star with an item for the Christmas Hamper. These items will be collected on December 11th and 18th and the Christmas Hamper will be delivered on Friday, December 23rd. 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 6: Deacon’s Meeting: 7:00pm At the church

 

DECEMBER 9: Council and Staff member and spouses Christmas Potluck Dinner   to be held at Bart & Margot’s house.

 

DECEMBER 12:  Christmas Dinner 6pm.  A catered   Christmas Dinner!  See the sign up sheet if you can help with desserts or serving.   You can contact Joanna with any questions at Joanna@devco.ca

 

DECEMBER 13—Council Meeting

 

DECEMBER 24—Christmas Eve Candle Light Service 6pm

 

DECEMBER 25— Christmas Day Service 10am

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2016

NOVEMBER 6: Baptism:  We will be celebrating the baptism of Nora Grace, born on September 2, 2016, daughter of Jonathan and Linsey Kleingeltink, and sister to Ryan and Lauren. 

NOVEMBER 6: Peter Fish  Bring your change filled fish back on World Hunger Sunday!

NOVEMBER 7:  Council Meeting 7PM

NOVEMBER21 —Neighbourhood Dinner: 6pm Come out and bring your friends for some delicious dinner!  The dinner is back indoors and if you can help with set up or clean up please contact Joanna at joanna@devco.ca

NOVEMBER 23—Pastoral Elders Meeting

NOVEMBER 27—First Sunday of Advent

 

 

OCTOBER 2016

OCTOBER 2 – Profession of Faith of Branden Wright; and baptism of Peyton and Kansas Wright.  

OCTOBER 4—Deacons Meeting

OCTOBER 9:  Special Offering:  Traditionally at Thanksgiving, we at The Bridge give thanks for God’s abundance bygiving 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 11—Council Meeting

OCTOBER 16: 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 World Hunger Sunday (November 6, 2016).

OCTOBER 18-19: Fall Classis Meeting:  Pray for our delegates as they gather with other CRC delegates from this region

OCTOBER 24 —Neighbourhood Dinner: 6pm Come out and bring your friends for some delicious dinner!  The dinner is back indoors and if you can help with set up or clean up please contact Joanna at joanna@devco.ca

OCTOBER 25—Pastoral Elders Meeting

 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 orcontact Brandon Kinsey at brandon.kinsey@student.ufv.ca

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

We celebrate 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.

 

SEPTEMBER 11 – Ordination of the new elders (Karen Blok, Mike Berry, and Mike Nagtegaal Sr.) and deacons (Angelina Hovenkamp and Steven Bosma).

SEPTEMBER 11—Fall Series Kick Off

SEPTEMBER 13—Council Meeting

SEPTEMBER 14—Sunday School Volunteer Meeting  This meeting will be held at the church from 8pm—9:30pm. 

SEPTEMBER 19 —Neighbourhood BBQ: 6pm Come out and bring your friends for some delicious BBQ!  If you can help with set up or clean up please contact Andrew Beimers at  beimers5@telus.net

 

SEPTEMBER 27—Pastoral Elders Meeting

AUGUST 2016

Big apologies to everyone checking this site for August activities - I completely forgot to post them.  Thank you to those that phoned to inquire/remind that the dates were missing.  It's always good to know that someone is using the website!

There was a neighbourhood BBQ on August 22, 2016 which was a good time as always.   Other than that, the church was pretty quiet.

Stay tuned for the September dates which will be posted the first week of September (I promise).

Apologies again.

 

JULY 2016

JULY 11—17 Pastor Dan will be away for Reading Week and attending a course at Regent on the book of Colossians.

JULY 18—24 Pastor Dan is on vacation

JULY 18 —Neighbourhood BBQ: 6pm Come out and bring your friends for some delicious BBQ!  If you can help with set up or clean up please contact Andrew Beimers atbeimers5@telus.net

 

 

JUNE 2016

JUNE 11 – Spring Clean Up!  Come out to the church on Saturday, June 11, from 9am – 12pm and help spruce up the church, the grounds, and take care of a few maintenance items.  

 

JUNE 12:  Vote to affirm new office bearers of our church:

For Elder:  Karen Blok, Mike Berry and Mike Nagtegaal Sr.  

For Deacon:  Angelina Hovenkamp and Steve Bosma

 

JUNE 19: Baptism:  We will be celebrating the baptism of Addison Amelia Savannah Nagtegaal, born on June 3, daughter of Danny and Heather Nagtegaal and sister to Kara, Hayley, Daniel, and Isla. 

 

JUNE 20 —Neighbourhood BBQ: 6pm Come out and bring your friends for some delicious BBQ!  If you can help with set up or clean up please contact Andrew Beimers atbeimers5@telus.net

 

JUNE 26—Congregational Meeting: After the church service we will have a Congregational Meeting for Council to present and for the membership to discuss/approve the church budget for the new fiscal year    August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2016.

 

 

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)