Happy New Year! It’s -3 outside, but warm in our building and filled with VCS high schoolers back from Christmas break. I have the man-cold, but would rather be working than laying around.

Thank you to the wonderful people who served our community on Christmas Day. Ron R. & Vaughan W. ministered to seniors at TRIM. A number of folks served Christmas dinner to our city’s loneliest with Hope Central and many other volunteers. Thank you!

This Sunday at church there will be a sign-up sheet for a “Games & Appetizer” night. It will be one of those “guess who’s coming over” events. The games night will be on Saturday, January 21st. More details and online registration available at www.parksidechurch.ca/games.

Thank you to Catherine D., Tony & Alison O., and Isaac & Brittney D., for hosting and leading our Christmas Eve service. I was away with my side of the family and I appreciate their service to our church and community.

2016 was filled with lots of love, faith, generosity, and hope for even greater things. Kids went to camp; youth served in an orphanage in Mexico; money was raised and given to Operation Christmas Child, hampers, families in need, and a women’s shelter; many grew in their faith in God and knowledge of His Word; others were healed and strengthened through prayer; meals for the hungry were given; a refugee family of six was sponsored and supported; folks gathered each week in small groups to share life; lots of fun Sunday gatherings were shared together; we replaced our 30 year old flooring; saw new folks young and old join Parkside; and a lot more! We give praise to God for His mercy and grace. He is faithful! He is good! Let us remember this in the year ahead. For with Jesus, the best is always yet to come!

Bless you,