Sharing life together
This is central to following Jesus, caring for each other, transforming lives. At its heart the Christian life is about relationships – with one another, with God, with ourselves, and with God’s creation. Jesus calls us to love in his attentive and generous way. None of us are made to be alone.
Our faith community is intergenerational and growing in diversity, meaning young and old, single adults and families, newcomers to Canada and kids of any age or background are welcome and valued. We pray you will develop several significant friendships among us and find a sense of belonging, rooted in God’s incredible hospitality.
On a regular basis we offer opportunities for the entire church body to share a meal, serve our neighbourhood or just to play together, like wonton-making parties, partnering with Open Doors Society as a donation centre for Syrian refugees, or hosting concerts and film screenings. Read more about our smaller connecting groups below.
Every other Thursday from 4:00-6:00pm we offer a time for people from our community to gather in a welcoming, friendly, comfortable environment to hang out and eat a simple meal together. Most of the time is spent visiting around tables, along with someone sharing a bit of their story and experience with God. All ages are welcome. All you need to bring is yourself!
Our young adults gather for potluck lunches about once a month after worship, along with impromptu meals out on Sundays, guys’ pool nights at the Snooker Shack, and various unplanned hangouts. Bible study, intentional conversation, and 'wasting time together' are ways we care for one another, genuinely enjoy each other’s company, and welcome new friends.
Our 50+ adults get together every couple months to share a meal, or play games, or enjoy music or theatre events. They get a kick out of fellowshipping together!
Tapestry: arts concert and gallery cafe
Since the beginning of time God has been weaving a beautiful design into the fabric of God’s people. Within God’s vast, ongoing work of creation and redemption, God has given us all kinds of creative gifts. Every couple years we gather for a Tapestry event, seeking to release those gifts God has knit into us, to share our community’s artistic work, and to cultivate imagination for the sake of Jesus’ kingdom.
Soup & Sandwich Sundays & Summer BBQs
On most first Sundays of the month, stick around after worship for a simple sandwich lunch or homemade soup and buns. It’s an extension of the Lord’s Supper, a way for us to sit together around a meal in Jesus’ presence, embrace new friends and connect with one another. In the summer we invite the neighbourhood to join us on the lawn for hamburgers and hotdogs!
The Old-Fashioned Church Picnic
In June we have a picnic and worship gathering in a park (Pike Lake this year!), to celebrate that year’s kids and Children’s Ministry, complete with games, team sports, and maybe even a photo scavenger hunt!
Family Christmas Dinner
Every December we host a feast to celebrate Jesus’ birthday and bring together our whole community and neighbourhood friends. Along with the catered meal, we’ve enjoyed professional live music and theatre performances that connect us with the Nativity story and with one another.