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Zoom Bible Study: Esther

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We have received much positive feedback on the Esther sermon series, and heard that some of you are a bit sad the series will be over soon. So, we are excited to offer an online bible study series in the Book of Esther. Pastor Paul and Mary Grierson will facilitate this study via Zoom over three weeks. This will be an opportunity for us to explore literary techniques, important themes, and the historical significance of the book of Esther and how it relates to the rest of the bible.

We decided to offer this study via Zoom so that people who are unable to join us in an in-person format could still have an opportunity to participate in a bible study. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and even invite others to join.

If you'd like to join us for this bible study online, please clear your calendars on November 18thNovember 25th, and December 2nd (5-6PM). You can access the Zoom invitation link and password by clicking here, or by using the following info:

Meeting ID: 983 1135 8066
Passcode: 561522

Even if you can't make it to all three sessions, we welcome you to join us for just one or two. We look forward to seeing you on November 18th!

Catching Up: Staff Highlights

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As you may have noticed, we just wrapped up our 15 week series where we heard from all our SDBC missionaries. It was a fantastic time of getting to know them more through reading their interviews. Through those interviews, we learned how they have been doing since COVID-19 started and how it has impacted their lives and ministry. It also provided us with ways in which we can remember them in prayer. I hope that you enjoyed reading about our missionaries and getting to know them better!

The missionary series gave me the idea for our next series that will be in the weekly newsletter. The series will be called, "Catching Up" and each week we will hear from a different SDBC staff member. Through this series you will learn about each person's role on staff and how they love and serve our SDBC community. You will get to hear how COVID-19 has impacted their lives and work, and, similar to the missionary series, how you can pray for them.

It is our hope that through this series you will get to know our staff better, see a snapshot of their work at SDBC, and how things have changed and shifted since COVID-19 started.

Thank you so much for your continued prayer, encouragement, and support for our staff. You will hear a common thread through these interviews and it is the fact that we are all so thankful for our wonderful SDBC community and family.

Stay tuned as we begin this weekly series in next week's newsletter.

Posted by Mary Grierson

ABM Announcement

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Our Annual Business Meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 24th at 7PM in the Auditorium. Please mark this date in your calendar and make every effort to join us on this evening as we share important matters of the church and vote on our 2021 budget. If you are not a member, you are welcome to attend this meeting, but only members may vote.

As with all of our events, anyone who want to attend the ABM, either in person at the church or online, will have to pre-register for the event (click here to register). All of our current COVID-19 related safety measures will be applicable to this event including the limiting of the event to fifty people or less. If we have more than fifty people register for the ABM, we will open up the Chapel to host an additional group of up to fifty people. We have checked with the provincial health authorities to ensure that this is safe to do so.

For those of us who are still uncomfortable attending a gathering like this, we will be live-streaming the ABM on our Church Online platform. This is the same platform that we use for our Sunday morning services, so you can click on the same link on our website (or click here) at 7PM on November 24th, and you will be able to join the ABM online. If you choose to attend the ABM online, you can use the chat feature on our Church Online platform to ask questions or make comments, and the moderator and staff will facilitate the chatroom so that the online participants can communicate to those who are meeting in person.

The printed ABM packet will be available on Sunday. You can also pick up a copy from the yellow "bus" just through the 56th Street entrance doors, Monday through Friday, 9AM-4PM. You can download a PDF of the packet by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you on November 24th!

Posted by Jordan Scott

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