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News & Notes Vol 13 No. 20

An Invitation to the Health of the Church Dear friends, The Gathering 2017 is happening in one week’s time. We will celebrate our heritage, our present, and our future as Canadian Baptists. Gary Nelson from Tyndale will speak to us on leading in disorienting times. Our own Sam Breakey will encourage us to look to […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 19

From Alpha to OEC Dear friends,   You will hear more about this from Shaila Visser (Head of Alpha Canada) at the Assembly later this month. Over 75,000 people took the Alpha course last year, and over 35,000 people made first time commitments or recommitments to a relationship with Christ. A very exciting year. Click […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 18

New Ways of Listening To God and Each Other Dear friends, There was so much to choose from in our life and ministry together this week, that I was challenged to limit it to these 2 wonderful experiences before us.   The first is Potential Impact, which we have spoken of before. Several dozen youth have […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 17

New BCY Regional Minister Dear friends, As I did with Kayely Rich’s announcement regarding Rob Ogilvie’s appointment as the new Executive Minister of the CBWC I leave it for her to offer her new announcement regarding the appointment of the new Regional Minister for the BCY Region.  Many of you in BC will be familiar […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 16

Nothing for Granted Dear friends Many of us have experienced an absolutely marvelous, moving, and profound Easter time. I don’t know about you but for some of us it is easy to take the experience of Easter for granted. There is however nothing to take for granted in the Easter story. Christ’s triumph over death […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 15

Easter Week Dear friends, Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! I am excited about this Easter Sunday. There are 3 things I want to mention in this newsletter. They are under the titles of “suffering of the son”, “evil for good”, and “the bodily resurrection in its completeness”. The first is a brief synopsis […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 14

Transitions Dear friends, I have an experience I would like to share with you today. Last Sunday evening I attended the installation of Callum Jones. Callum was formerly from First Baptist Penticton and is moving to Trinity Baptist Church in Vancouver. This was an event which took place at 7 PM in the evening which I would […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 13

Of Prayer and Many Other Things Dear friends, I had two very exciting experiences of public prayer in the last two weeks.  They were so poignant and meaningful to me that I thought I would share them. The first was at the Provincial Leadership Prayer Breakfast in British Columbia.  I have experienced several Prayer Breakfasts […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 12

Transitions & Thankfulness. Dear friends, In the first newsletter of this month I outlined some major changes that were unfolding at the CBWC.  What I was not free to speak to at that time was that Bob Webber will be transitioning out of his role as Director of Ministries.  Bob and his wife Faye have […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 11

Balancing Between Extremes Dear friends, Today’s newsletter is a devotional and reflection on contrasting choices we are faced with I trust that it is helpful and meaningful. It tends not to be a newsy newsletter but a more reflective and indeed theological and practical newsletter this week. Thanks for your patience. God be with you. […]