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Being an Everyday Missionary This Summer Season

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The sun is beginning to shine brighter and the weather is becoming much warmer, signalling the start of summer! That means time to start planning BBQ's, outdoor adventures, and days at the pool. Summer is a great season to take advantage of the weather and spend time with friends and family. As a church family, we have carved out time to gather together and enjoy some fun summer activities. You can take a look at our summer calendar by clicking here. And, since we're gathering together as a church family for some summer activities, it provides a perfect opportunity to be on mission and help connect people to Jesus and a community that is all about Jesus.

If you have adopted one of the suggested "8 Ways to be Missional" into your daily rhythm of life (take a look and try one for the summer if you haven't), is there an opportunity to translate that into inviting someone into deeper relationship with you or to a church event? Here are some ideas:

  • invite someone to our SDBC Carnival taking place on Saturday, June 22nd for carnival themed games, snacks, and fun;
  • invite someone to our Church Wide Picnic taking place on Sunday, July 21st following the morning service;
  • consider hosting a BBQ block party or dinner with neighbours at your home;
  • as a community group, consider a need in your neighbourhood that you could take on, such as helping someone with a project around the house; or
  • hit the pickleball courts and meet new people from the community.

Summer provides all of us with unique opportunities to be on mission in our everyday lives. If you don't know where to start or who to invite deeper into your life or to a church event, start by praying and asking God to highlight at least one person that you could be on mission for this summer. Let's love like Jesus as we strive to be everyday missionaries to help connect people to Jesus.

Posted by Jordan Scott

Mother's Day Bake Sale Update

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This past Sunday, during the Mother's Day festivities, the youth group held a bake sale in order to raise money for their missions trip to Salt Spring Island this July. Through this, we were able to raise $935! We want to thank everyone who gave towards this cause. Because of your generous donations, we now have a scholarship fund that can be used to help any students who are in need of financial assistance to go on the Salt Spring trip.

Please be in prayer for the students and leaders who will be heading over to Salt Spring Island from June 29th to July 6th. This week long trip will be centred around helping residents of Salt Spring with work projects and odd jobs around their homes. We aim to share the love of Christ and build community through these projects as well as youth activities throughout the week such as swimming at the lake, playing sports, and teaching sessions.

If you know of anyone in Grade 8-12 who would want to join us on this trip, you can download the registration packet by visiting our website, or email Kyle McDonald, our Youth and Young Adults Director.

Posted by Kyle McDonald

Legacy Giving

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On Saturday May 25th, from 10-11AM in the Chapel, Doug Fordham and Dan Cody from the Fellowship Pacific office, will be providing details on how to protect our financial assets from excessive taxation, after we pass away. It's a program called, "Legacy Giving."

When we plan our estates or our wills, we can actually shelter and increase the assets we will pass on to our family by carefully giving more of our estate to charity. The government has provided the means to give more to charity in our wills, while allowing us to save on what is taxed.

ADVISORS with Purpose is part of the family of ministries of Financial Discipleship Canada. Their vision is to provide a fresh approach to discipleship that will inspire and prepare followers of Jesus to live lives wholly surrendered to Him.

ADVISORS with Purpose accomplishes this by working with Christian charities and churches to offer free and confidential estate plans for donors, helping these donors fulfill their desire to be faithful stewards of assets that will be left behind in their estate and will.

ADVISORS with Purpose serves the Kingdom by helping Christians practice the life changing principles of good stewardship.

We urge you to take advantage of this stewardship opportunity by joining us on May 25th at 10AM for a one hour seminar. Click here for more information

Posted by Rick Burdett

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