community_for_websiteAs we begin this new year, we turn to the third of our core values: Community. It’s already received some attention in our previous preaching series on what it means to be Anabaptist, and on having a global outlook, and we’ll highlight it in the next few weeks as well. Please join us for Sunday worship:

January 8 – Greg Sawatzky who works in our community with Youth Unlimited will speak on Jesus’ story of the Good Samaritan

January 15 – As part of our community, the MEI Concert Choir will be our special guests

January 22 – We gather as a community of faith for the Lord’s Supper, and we join with other churches for an afternoon celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity with Pastor April Yamasaki giving a short meditation. Everyone is invited to this joint service at St. Ann’s Church, 33333 Mayfair Avenue, Abbotsford, January 22, 2017, at 3 pm Light refreshments to follow in gym.

January 29 – Pastor April Yamasaki preaching for World Fellowship Sunday

February 5 – Gary Yamasaki preaching on the early church community in Acts 2:42-47

February 12 – Community in action with Gerald Neufeld, our music coordinator and pastor of the Japanese Mennonite Church, speaking on how God led him to donate a kidney.

February 19Many Peoples Sunday with Pastor April Yamasaki preaching

February 26Transfiguration Sunday –mountain-top community with three of Jesus’ disciples, Jesus, Moses, and Elijah in Matthew 17:1-9.