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Eugene Peterson on Worship

Together, Mark Carter (our intern) and I have been reading through Eugene Peterson's memoir: The Pastor. You may recall Peterson as the translator of the beloved version of the Bible, The Message.   Today I read the... Read More


New Music | Rest in You | All Sons and Daughters

In January I put out a call for new music (if you've not responded yet, send your suggestions along!) and a number of you responded with music you have been listening to at home.  Over the course of the coming... Read More


2017 Vision | Worship

This past week the council met for the first time in the calendar year. As usual we met to pray but we also met to talk about the year ahead.  Where did we sense God calling us to focus our energies as a church in... Read More


Christmas Update from the Shareski's in Germany

Ralph and Ruth, our partners and friends in Germany, sent this brief video update just prior to Christmas.  As you may have heard, Germany received 1 million refugees last year in an incredible act of national... Read More

Wont you be my neighbour

Won't You Be My Neighbour?

Every week, the affable Mister Rogers would sing the same simple refrain: "Won't you be my neighbour?" Slipping on his slippers and sweater, his gentle voice would welcome millions of children into his home... Read More

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Year End Help Needed

Hi Friends, As we wind down our 2016 year end, we are in need of a little extra support.  Our church accountant has informed us that we are $6200 in deficit this year and council agreed last week that it would be... Read More


The Nations Come to Christ at Bethlehem

The Fisher-Price Doll Jesus What do you think of when you hear “the three kings”? Is it Bing Crosby’s voice crooning out the lyrics to “we three kings”? Maybe it is a picture of three 10 year old boys with painted... Read More


The Parish Model: Mr. Rogers Got it Right

Welcome to my Neighbourhood Do you remember the Mr. Rogers kids TV show? He would sing “welcome to my neighbourhood” as part of his introduction song. His grandfatherly looks and mellow voice kept children... Read More


New CityWide Series | Revelation: The Really Real

Revelation. Even if you've never darkened a church door, it's likely that you've heard of this book and perhaps even have some vague concept of it's content. Or, to put that last phrase a little differently, you... Read More


Meet Our Intern

The early years My name is Mark Carter and I grew up in with four siblings in White Rock, BC. My parents began their family in White Rock, but then bought five acres of land in South Surrey in 1990 and built a home... Read More