I saw jets of light shining from cities and villages, and from the high places and the low places of the earth. God's word was obeyed, and as a result there were memorials for Him in every city and village. His truth was proclaimed throughout the world. --Testimonies, vol. 9, pp. 28, 29. {ChS 112.2}

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Good Bye Summer, Hello Fall Abundance!

Much as I hate to admit it, Summer 2012 has come and gone.  God has blessed us immensely over the summer at the Church.  Perhaps the highlight is that we have a whole new musical outpouring, thanks to the lovely duo of Karen and Larry who moved here from up North in BC with their musical instruments and gorgeous praiseful voices.  One Sabbath while they were playing in one of the city parks during a Church picnic, Michel's tricycle broke down.  He was drawn by the music and has been to church every Sabbath since.  God is Good!

Ed and I have been volunteering as 'greeters' with the Messiah's Mansion during its stop-over in Nanaimo.  Today will be the second Sunday we go there for that event, and the final day of the presentations.  This full-sized replica of the Sanctuary in the Bible is touring Canada.  The Sanctuary demonstrates the Gospel in symbol.  It is well worth seeing if you get the opportunity.

A young woman in our Church has begun her own devotional blog called Refresh With Tia.  It is an exceptional piece of work, both spiritually and literally.  It is also being carried in the Canadian Messenger.  You will likely want to subscribe when you read it.  Tell your teen and young adult friends about it.

Another Veggin' Out vegan cooking class is on the horizon (TBA) as well as a Fall 10-Days of Prayer (starting October 4th, 7pm at the Church).  The Tuesday Bible Study-Prayer Group will likely be studying Preparation for the Final Crisis using a workbook by Brenda Hill --after Christmas.  The workbook is $12 to order.  Please talk to Pastor  Cote if you are interested.  There is a possibility of an evening time being offered as well as the Tuesday afternoon group.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Summer Begins for the Comox Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church 2012

Today was indeed a High and Holy Day at our humble little church in Courtenay. The Holy Spirit poured in. There was our newly formed Praise Group made up of new attendees, Larry and Karen, and more seasoned members, and our adept AV man, Yan, and there was the energetic and energizing group from CYC (Canada Youth Challenge).

These young CYC folks "from away" (we're an Island, so I can say that?)have been coming each summer for a couple of weeks to market Christian and health ministry literature and talk to people about the Jesus who loves them. They are generally students at university or seminary who need a boost in helping to pay for their education. They camp in the Church (and at Campbell River church while there). And they bring their wonderful music and youthful enthusiasm and faith and exuberance and preaching skills to share with us. They are a great gift!

This year the seven hail from Moldova (2), Mexico (2), Jamaica, St. Lucia and Bahamas. They are Holy Spirit-led young people with a mission from God. If you are so led, please pray for them and the people they come into contact this week. Thank you and God bless you this summer!

To learn more about CYC, please click HERE to go to their website.