FROM HOPE CENTRAL: New Pilot Program in the Works! In partnership with Mission Community Services, and other providers who serve our homeless population, Hope Central will be offering a new service by providing showers, grooming and an opportunity to have clean clothes. By providing this “hand up” service we will be helping our community struggling with homelessness to find dignity and hope, and remove some of the obstacles that get in the way of them applying for jobs, housing assistance and even medical care. Early November is when we would like to start offering this service. Haven in the Hollow (Mission’s Emergency Shelter) will be providing the space and Hope Central will be providing supplies and volunteers. If you would like to get involved by volunteering, donating supplies or funds we would greatly appreciate it. Volunteers are needed [...]
On Sunday, September 8, 2019, Pastor Catherine Dagneau was installed as an Associate Pastor of Recovery Ministry at Parkside Church. She and her husband Eugene lead Celebrate Recovery in addition to serving as Elders. Catherine also preaches regularly at Parkside and cares for people within and outside the church community. Catherine has been studying at Pacific Life Bible College and will continue her studies. She has a wealth of life experience and is gifted in preaching, songwriting, and encouraging others to seek God for healing and hope. Please uphold Pastor Catherine and Eugene in prayer as she steps into an increased role of responsibility in the church. Please join us in praising God for the gift Catherine is to our church and city.
On September 1st we wrapped up our last Summer Sunday of 2019. Summer flew by, but it was filled with so much good! A huge thank you to all the amazing folks that loved on our children, hosted youth events, sponsored and prayed for missionaries - look at what God has done! Every Sunday this summer was packed! Sent young adults to serve in orphanage in Mexico. Sent a teacher to run an English and VBS camps in South Korea. Sent Pastor Tom and Sharlene to Uganda to care for those with physical impairments. Baptized Tera at the lake. Babies were born. Welcome Michelle and Hannah back from YWAM. Hosted a kids day camp with lots of long-term impact. Hosted Summer Sunday events (disc golf, water fight, chili cook-off, lawn games). Sent kids and youth to camp. Honoured [...]
What is a Summer Sunday? We have one service at 10:00am (June 30 - September 1) with the following activities: Lawn Games: Plan to arrive early (9:15-9:55am) or stay late (11:20am-12:00pm for casual lawn games (weather permitting). Continental Breakfast: Fresh-baked assorted muffins, fresh cut fruit, yogurt, coffee, tea and water served from 9:15-9:55am. By donation (proceeds to the FoodBank). Kid's Program: Nursery to Age 4 is open after the singing. Grades K-6 are dismissed after the singing as well to the Youth Centre. Worship: We sing about 4-5 songs of love and truth that remind, inform and lift our eyes to the God that gave His life for us! Message: Each Sunday we look at a part of the Bible to explain what it means and why it's good for our life today! Prayer: At the end of the service, 2-3 Elders [...]