All people who are assisting with Alpha, please meet with Gail Chartrand directly following the service at the front of the sanctuary.
Thank you to all hosts and participants in the Cottage Prayer Meetings held over the summer. Prayers have been answered and we will continue to pray for the needs of the church community and others.
- Alpha starts Sept. 10 @ 6p.m.
- Small Group – Rick Costain will start on Sept. 12th. @ 1:30 p.m.
- Super Kids will resume on September 13th. @ 6:30 p.m.
- Wed. night class will resume on Sept. 13th.@ 6:30 p.m.
On Saturday, September 30, Dr. Riley Coulter, Director of Stewardship Services for the Church of the Nazarene Canada, will be presenting a seminar on Wills and Estate Planning, entitled “Estate Planning: a Proposition of Values.”The session will be held at the Moncton First Church of the Nazarene from 10 am – noon; there is no charge to attend.
Topics to be covered include establishing clearly defined goals in planning for your future; wills and estate planning issues, including power of attorney & health care directives; understanding assets, liabilities and ownership issues; family law considerations and trusts; and charitable giving through your estate. The seminar is of significance to all age groups, and will have special interest to young couples, parents of young families, as well as those reaching middle age and those reaching retirement age.
Big Lake Camp
Adult Fall Retreat
September 1 & 2 – Director: Harold Steinwand
Registration 10:00 AM Friday September 1
Concludes 5:00 PM Saturday September 2
Cost: $40 one day or $65 two days $80 with accommodations
Don’t miss out on this great weekend event!
Please register on line at Big Lake Camp Website:www.biglakecamp.ca/events
District Men’s Retreat
Featuring the Preaching Ministry of Rev. Dwight Ingersoll.
Dwight is a pastor, counsellor, businessman, father and husband and has a passion for teaching and preaching to men about life and holiness. Come and hear what God has put on the heart of Rev. Dwight Ingersoll.
Worship by Pastor Brad Silliker, Youth Pastor and Worship Leader at Oxford Church of the Nazarene. To be held at Big Lake Camp.
Registration at 5:00 on Friday Sept 8th with Service Starting at 8:00
Registration can be completed on line at the Big Lake Camp Website:
https://www.biglakecamp.ca/events Cost $125.00
Men, you don’t want to miss this amazing time of connecting with God and with each other. Come and see what the Holy Spirit is going to do during this amazing weekend!!
Alpha will begin on Sunday, Sept. 10. with dinner at 6 p.m.
As part of our fall programming, we are excited to share the news that we will be offering the Alpha program. You may be wondering what Alpha is. Here it is in a nutshell.
The Alpha course is an evangelistic course which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. It is described by its organizers as “an opportunity to explore the meaning of life”.
Simply put, Alpha is a chance for each one who attends to ask anything and say what they think. We encourage our guests to respond to what they have heard and to ask questions in a safe, non-threatening environment.
Alpha begins on Sunday, September 10th at 6:00 pm and will be held each Sunday night until the end of November (with the exception of Thanksgiving Sunday.) We begin with a sit-down dinner, watch a video and then spend some time discussing what we watched. It is structured around a relaxed and informal atmosphere that is fun and exciting.
Some of the relevant video chapters include:
- Why does God Allow Suffering?
- What about Other Religions?
- Is There a Conflict Between Science and Christianity?
- Is the Trinity Unbiblical, Unbelievable, and Irrelevant?
- What about the New Spirituality?
- Does Religion Do More Harm Than Good?
- Is Faith Irrational?…………..and other topics.
We are encouraging the whole church to come and bring a friend or two who may be interested in what Christianity is all about and why you are a Christian. And just a reminder – there is NO COST! Everyone will need to register so that we know how many people we can prepare for.
If you would be interested in leading a group, please speak to Gail Chartrand or Pastor Patti today.
There will still be small groups meeting throughout the week that you can be involved in. More info to follow.
Prayer Chain…..If you have a prayer request, contact Barb MacDonald 388-9460 firstname.lastname@example.org When sending a prayer request, please specify which hospital the person is in.
Praying for our congregation for the week of August 27- September 3
- Dorothy Petherick
- Barb Petten
- Fred & Pat Pond
- Les & Rachael Ryder
- Jim & Judy Steeves