November 9, 2022

Ordination #

Brian Callewaert was ordained at Dryden Full Gospel Church where he serves his Church and community as the Youth Pastor.

He has an amazing love for people and a passion to serve God with all his heart. We bless Brian, Jordan, and their family as they serve the Lord.

Congratulations Rev. Brian!

—Rod Barks

Understand the price of freedom #

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” —John 15:13

Many of us don’t have personal memories from the days of war, and family members who do, often kept those dark days to themselves or have since passed from this life.

As Canadians, we’ve enjoyed the freedoms their sacrifice has afforded us—for a long while. So remembrance doesn’t come as easily to us as it did to the generations previous.

Remembrance day, as we know it, was established in Canada on November 11, 1931—a day for Canadians to pause in a moment of silence to honour and remember the men and women who have served and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict, and peace.[1]

Remembrance isn’t an old or tired idea—especially to us as people of faith.

We have intimate knowledge of sacrifice; having tasted the grace and hope of a personal saviour—a redemption of life that is hard to put into words. We’ve tasted how good life can be with a second chance, a healed mind, and the cleansing power of forgiveness.

“Now that we know what we have—Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God—let’s not let it slip through our fingers. We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality…So let’s walk right up to Him and get what He is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.”

Hebrews 4:14-16 MSG

So, remember…

We have the freedom to reach our communities with the gospel, we have the ability to extend grace and ignite hope. We can reach those who hurt, feel lost, and are in need of healing—mind and soul.

Thank you, Lord, for the men and women who sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we enjoy. Thank you, Lord, for saving me—I accept your mercy and help. Let my life be a light of the same mercy and help to those around me.


In case you missed it…

College President, Sean Stevenson-Douglas answered questions in this Town Hall regarding the upcoming move and the future of Eston College.

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