A Work-in-Progress

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Emmanuel Community Garden in spring

Just like this website, our church is also a work-in-progress, always growing and changing. We invite you to check back often, and come grow and change with us. We’d love to hear from you!

Emmanuel Calendar

Map to our church building.
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Christ is Our Light

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Our worship theme this Advent and Christmas season is “Christ is Our Light.” We’ve already lit the first candle on the Advent wreath at the front of the church. On the opposite side of the stage, there’s a Christmas tree covered with lights. And front and centre, stands a manger filled with straw and more lights. In the words of Scripture, prayer, and sermon, in our visuals, in our songs, Christ is our light!

For this season, we are learning a new song by Chris Tomlin: Even So Come:

There will be justice all will be new
Your name forever faithful and true
Jesus is coming soon

Please see here for the full lyrics, and enjoy the music video below, although during worship, we sing a simplified version in a lower key. In addition to our regular Sunday morning worship times, we warmly invite you to take part in:

Christmas Eve, December 24
6pm – Christmas social
7pm – Worship – Christ is Our Light!

Christmas Day, December 25
10am – Christmas worship followed by potluck lunch.

 

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God’s love endures forever!

Thanksgiving Worship

Thanksgiving Worship

How good to be reminded. With so much on our plates, it’s possible to by-pass gratitude.

Take a moment and give thanks. For we owe God everything: every breath, every good and perfect gift, every moment, waking or sleeping, thriving or otherwise. For even when we struggle, God is our sustatiner.

And, yes, God’s love endures forever. Experienced in so many ways, yet most powerfully through Jesus. For God so loved that he gave his one an only Son, for us.

This Thanksgiving, give thanks.

-posted in cooperation with the churches of Abbotsford, giving thanks together!

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Global Outlook Series

for-god-so-loves-the-wordThis fall we’re exploring what it means to have a global outlook. How does it redefine our definition of “neighbour”? How does it change the way we pray? Join us for this great preaching series and sermon discussion.

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