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Priscilla Shirer on screen in Red Deer

Living Stones Church in Red Deer is hosting a Priscilla Shirer simulcast event Saturday, April 28 from 9 am to 4:30 pm Tickets are $20 online or at the church. “We are excited to host this event, to see women of all ages come together for the sole purpose of praising and worshipping our King […]

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A community of courage

By Katie Pearn Fighting for justice is a team sport. That is what the choir members of Harmony through Harmony (HtH) want to demonstrate in their ninth annual spring awareness concert. “We believe God made us to be in community,” says Becky Timmons, HtH producer. “If we try to tackle the injustices of the world […]

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Olympic medalist shares path to success

by Craig Allbrecht Long-term goals are important, but children living very much in the moment would be well-served to focus on the journey and each small step forward. That’s the message Olympic medalist Chandra Crawford hopes students took away from her visit to Calgary Christian School’s Elementary Campus for its annual floor hockey fundraiser. Making […]

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Spiritual practices for the year: confession

by Marion Van Driel “Just as I am, without one plea But that Thy blood was shed for me And that Thou bidd’st me come to Thee O Lamb of God, I come, I come.” One of the key themes of Lent is confession. In the days leading up to the passion and death of […]

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Seek Justice Summit

by Laureen F. Guenther Harmony Through Harmony, a network of choirs building awareness of social justice, hosted Seek Justice Summit, March 16 and 17, at Calgary’s Dalhousie Community Church. Focusing on fighting sexual exploitation, the event opened with a screening of She Has a Name, a film telling the fact-inspired, fictional story of a Cambodian […]

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Shepherd’s Care homes – the life-changing power of hope

by Shandy Browett How do you like your toast? A simple question, but when you pause to think on that…everyone has a preference. This simple question speaks to the kind of care and attention to detail when it comes to our senior citizens. The elderly also need community and a positive hopeful atmosphere. What kind […]

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Pastoral caregivers

by Lilianne Fuller W hen her mother’s mental and physical health began to decline, Maureen McReynolds sought community support and assistance to meet her mother’s care needs. A strong independent woman, her mother seemed to resent much of what was being offered. “During this time, while I tried very hard to help her, she resisted […]

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Joining forces to fight sexual exploitation

by Katie Pearn Photo credit: Rick Erlendson From the story of Tamar in Genesis, to the modern-day scourge of human trafficking, or the revelations of the #MeToo movement; it seems sexual exploitation has always been with us and always will. And this is not a problem that only occurs in faraway places – chances are […]

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Former downtown bar ‘reNewed’ as a thrift store

Story and photo by Peter Fleck   A former Red Deer watering hole is being transformed into the city’s newest thrift store. Projected to open sometime in April, the 12,500-square-foot reNew Thrift Store is situated across from the police station at the former site of the Cowboys Bar & Nightclub. As the only downtown thrift store, […]

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Albertans winning awards

by Peter Fleck   With the calendar flipping over to 2018, music award show season went into full swing. Closest to home was the 39th Annual Covenant Awards held in conjunction with Break Forth One at Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre. Celebrating the best in Canadian Christian music, Albertans took home three of the trophies handed […]