Church Blog (Page 5)

Kissing the Lepers

There’s a story told about St. Francis of Assisi. Before he became a Christian, Francis hated lepers. In fact, any time he saw a leper he held his nose and rode away on his horse. Now this wasn’t an unusual response to lepers. Lepers have a disease that literally causes the nerves in the body…

We’re Hiring

Over the last few months the deacons along with the Pastoral staff have discerned that the English Ministry could use a second staff member. This person will focus on worship and youth ministries as an aide to Pastor Ryan. If you would like more information please feel free to ask Pastor Ryan or the English…

Serving Opportunities

Do you want to be more involved here at BPGC? Want to find and use your gifts to bless our church family? There are no shortage of volunteer service opportunities open right now. Everything from working with AWANA, to helping our A/V or worship team, to King’s Table. If you want to be more involved,…

EM Board Meetings

Once every few weeks, Pastor Ryan meets with the EM deacons and any interest congregation members to discuss the EM community and how best to serve it. If you would be interested in being involved with vision casting and planning for the future of the EM here at BPGC and would like to come to…

Offering Experiment

We’re going to be embarking on an experiment. Rather than having offering as part of our worship service, we will be using an offering box or slot. Prior to or after service, you can place your offering envelop into the box/slot. We hope this will encourage giving out of joy, not obligation and be more…

Scripture and Devotional Apps

Ever wanted a Bible on your phone or a on-the-go devotional? Several apps exists that are great for increasing our spiritual lives. Two of our favourites are available on Android and Apple devices are: Youbible: A Bible for your phone that also comes with built in devotionals. Readscripture: This is our recommended resource for devotionals…

Materials Collection

The Ghana short-term mission team is preparing for their journey, which is departing on May 10th to Ghana. They are collecting stationery that will be donated to the people they visit. They have requested items including pocket size English Bibles, pencils, pens, erasers (with Canada symbols on them), soccer balls and pumps, used notebooks /…