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posted by Kris Martens December 06, 2017
Christmas Eve Gatherings

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Join us on Sunday, December 24th for our 5th annual Eastside Christmas Eve.  2 afternoon/evening gatherings to work with your holiday rhythms (4pm & 5:30pm).  Songs, stories, good news & great joy for all.

Please note:  There will be NO morning gatherings this Sunday, only our 2 special Christmas Eve gatherings. 

Childcare provided at 5pm only, for infants & pre-schoolers.  All children are welcome to join us upstairs in the sanctuary for either gathering. 



posted by Kris Martens December 05, 2017
A Night of Carols // Dec 17

Come Sing with Us!  Share some love with our neighbours.

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2 opportunities to sing this Sunday, December 17:

  • 3:30pm @ Stamps / Strathcona - FB event
  • 6:30pm @ the Chapel

Come sing with us!

posted by Kris Martens December 01, 2017
FEATURED RESOURCE // 2017 Advent Guide

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DOWNLOAD the 2017 Advent Guide - resources for your encouragement, equipping & engagement with the Christ of Christmas.

posted by Kris Martens November 24, 2017
FEATURED MEDIA // Mary Webb Harries


Thanks to those who celebrated the life & ministry of Mary Webb Harries.  She was laid to rest next to her father at Mountview cemetary on November 24 2017, and her legacy of grace & poetry were remembered at a Memorial Service.  

Enjoy a video of Mary sharing how she received her special gift, and how Jesus' grace carried her through a challenging life.  


posted by Kris Martens November 08, 2017
FEATURED RESOURCE // The Apprenticeship Lab

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Join us this Fall at the Lab // a 6-week workshop equipping folks for small-group, same-gender, apprenticeship & spiritual formation.  Learn how to handle the Word and practice the Way of Jesus.

Starts November 9 @ 7:30pm


posted by Kris Martens November 08, 2017
Journey Discipleship Course // 2018

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Register soon for the Journey Discipleship Course // a comprehensive course that incorporates prayer, providing in-depth discipleship and spiritual care with the goal of helping individuals experience JEsus in their relatioships, sexuality and identity.  

Next course runs Tuesday nights: January - May 2018.

For an application and information:

p. 604.301.1470


posted by Kris Martens November 07, 2017
Prayer Training & Practice // Sunday Nights

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Practice the way of Jesus through the rhythms of prayer.  Allow your spiritual relationship to grow in depth & joy as you abide in Christ and spend time with His Spirit.  

Training, practicing and encountering God through prayer each Sunday night this Fall.  

7-8:30pm @ the chapel

posted by Kris Martens October 26, 2017
FEATURED CLASS // mission+members

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Join us Sunday, November 5 for our next Mission, Members & Baptism class.

Who's it for?

  • anyone interested in the history, values & culture of Reality church
  • anyone interested in moving from an attender to a family member  
  • anyone considering the responsibilities & privilege of becoming a Covenant Member
  • anyone considering baptism

1 - 2:30pm - Lunch included.

posted by Kris Martens October 06, 2017
FEATURED ARTICLE // give thanks

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…they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
Acts 2:46-47

This weekend Canadians celebrate thanksgiving, an officially secular holiday but one echoing a distinct mark of the Christian life:  a thankful heart.   Only by grace can our thanksgiving be disconnected from our circumstances, current events, the unsettling violence & chaos of the world.  We are a thankful people not because our life on earth has been greatly improved (though it has), but because our eternal lives have been immeasurably transformed... 


posted by Kris Martens October 05, 2017
Missionary Updates // Berlin & Nicaragua

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Fall 2017 update from Projekt:Kirche - Berlin church plant with Joe, Joelle & Ellie Gebhardt.  

DOWNLOAD a PDF copy or pick-up one from the Connect Corner on Sunday.  Please keep this family and their church & neighbours they serve, in your prayers.  God is up to great work in the city of Berlin and former east Germany!

To support the Gebhardt's financially, consider doing so ONLINE (designate Berlin Church Plant) or with this DONATION FORM (pdf)


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Tess serving in Nicaragua with MCC / S.A.L.T.

Find out how to pray and support her HERE