may 2013 update
Welcome to the mid-May edition of the Fresh Expressions Canada update. Ascension Day is behind us and we find ourselves edging rapidly towards Pentecost. Many of us find it to be a time when we need to have our engagement with God’s mission reignited and reinvigorated by recalling the impact of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Jesus’ first followers. After a long and persistant winter, we can certainly do with being reenergised by a new filling with God’s Spirit, so Happy Pentecost everyone!
“Green Shoots out of Dry Ground: Growing a New Future for the Church in Canada“ now has it’s own Facebook page. Visit it here, and, if you like it, please “Like” it! There are also six short videos featuring contributor Connie denBok and editor John Bowen. You can watch the first one here.
On the move!
St. Michael & All Angels, St. John’s, NL.
One of the early adopters of Messy Church in Canada, St. Michael & All Angels, St. John’s, NL, is on the move again. Some of you may remember meeting Chris Snow and Sam Rose, then both of this Newfoundland church, a few years ago at a Vital Church Planting Conference in Toronto. Now Chris is in Ontario, while Sam is now Rector of St. Mikes. The story behind the building of a new home on a different site for the church is told in the 24 minute film “A Leap of Faith”.
VCP 2013 workshops available
MP3 recordings of all the workshops offered at the 2013 Vital Church Planting Conference,” Dying to Live: Disciple Making and New Christian Communities” are now on line here. You can also access the plenary talks as well as other great resources here.
Your last chance to win a Sony Cyber-shot digital Camera!
Our Video Competition closes May 31, information here.
We will have updates for you on Messy Church and MSM online in next month’s update. So until then, may God bless you as you continue to serve him.