Breakfast on the Beach with Jesus

April 8, 2018 – Kim Pierrot

In a personal encounter with the risen Jesus that has echoes of many others, Peter comes face to face with forgiveness, his abiding love for his Master, and the renewed call to follow Jesus. As with Peter, so with us—failure is the backdrop to the story, love is the central qualification for following, and surrender is the path that leads us forward.

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The Day God Fooled Us All

April 1, 2018 – Kim Pierrot

Good one, Jesus! Best April fools’ joke ever. Mary thought you were dead and she was looking for your body. Instead, you appeared to her and she thought you were the gardener! What? The gardener?! It wasn’t until you called her name that she saw you, really saw you. And heard you, really heard you. And then she knew. You weren’t the gardener. You were her Master! And you weren’t dead. You were very much alive, risen from the dead and standing before her with love in your voice and a twinkle in your eye. This Resurrection Sunday, may we see you, may we hear you and may we be once again surprised by the deeply good news that in all our places of pain and death, you are there—sometimes hidden—but always there—bringing resurrection life.

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Jesus Washes His Disciples Feet

March 25, 2018 – Jamie Munday

On Thursday night of what we call “Holy Week” Jesus arranged for a final gathering with his beloved friends. The mood was tense. Shadows of fear and violence danced around them as even the betrayer sat in their midst. There is a sense of confusion and powerlessness amongst the disciples. Some desperately ask for more details around Jesus imminent departure. Others quarrel over their importance in the coming Kingdom. In the middle of this cauldron of conflict, Jesus confronts them on the topic of power, but does it in a most unexpected way – by washing their feet. With this scandalous act of love, Jesus posits a radical new pattern of living.
Can we adopt this posture of serving in our own lives? Or, like Peter do misguided beliefs about power threaten to preclude us from experiencing this precious grace?

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What About Ideals?

March 18, 2018 – Rod Wilson

3 Very Strange Words – Sin, Salvation,Shalom
When we start with God and ask Him “What About Ideals?” we begin to grasp his desire for flourishing/shalom in all spheres of His creation and soon realize that sin is shalom-breaking, a way of spoiling the way God wants things to be.
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Sermon Handout:Scripture and Hymn, Introduction to Sin, Salvation and Shalom

Introduction to 3 Very Strange Words – Sin, Salvation and Shalom

March 4, 2018 – Rod Wilson

3 Very Strange Words- Sin, Salvation, Shalom.Before we can understand these three words, we need to reflect on the question—What About God?—without any reference to ourselves.  He is the immortal, invisible, God only wise.

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Sermon Handout:Scripture and Hymn, Introduction to Sin, Salvation and Shalom

“What’s The Plan?”

January 28, 2018 – Bruce Main

We welcome Bruce Main, founder of Urban Promise, a ministry created in response to the problems of inter-generational poverty and the incarceration of youth in Camden, New Jersey. Its mission is to equip children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, personal growth and success. Founded in 1988 by Bruce and his wife Pamela in the basement of an unused Baptist church, Urban Promise began with just one adult staff, 12 college-aged volunteers, and a small budget. Today, the organization has grown significantly working internationally in 8 different US cities, in Toronto, and in countries such as Malawi, Uganda, Honduras, Liberia and the Dominican Republic. For more information, go to

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Moving Into The Neighbourhood

January 21, 2018 – Jamie Munday

We are taking a season to be attentive to God’s faithful presence, asking how we, as a community, might join with Him in bringing shalom to the places we inhabit. Today we are asking the question, what is our neighbourhood? (Jn1:14) The World has changed to the degree that “neighbours” living in close proximity generally don’t have the same level of connectedness or inter-dependance they once did. Life in the neighborhood – whatever form it might take –  is the context where “The Word becomes flesh” through the lives of Christians living in community. In order to be “light and life” in the places we inhabit we must find ways to root deeply into the relationships and spaces where God has us.

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Becoming Flesh and Blood

January 14, 2018 – Jamie Munday

In John 1:14 God’s spoken Word appears in a Bethlehem cowshed in the form of a mortal body. “The Word made flesh.” As we consider our own mission, what must we learn from this altogether extraordinary manner of communication? How is the good news made relevant – fleshed out – in the down-to-Earth, day-to-day of our lives?
While the philosophers of John’s time sought to know truth through the intellect, the truth had come in bodily form and was knowable only in Jesus. The Church’s witness of this truth is not just to tell the story, but to live as salt and light – a visible expression of the good news.

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