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Stephen’s Backpacks began with one child’s compassion

by Laureen F. Guenther   Stephen’s Backpacks Society, based in Airdrie, has provided Back-to-School backpacks and Christmas backpacks to 61,000 needy children since December 2006. They’ve also provided 15,000 pairs of new running shoes for children going back to school and furnished apartment homes for 32 formerly-homeless families. Last year alone, working through 47 agencies […]

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Sharpen Conference: Sharpen your skills, your vision and your heart

by Joyce Rempel Coming to Calgary May 2-4, 2019, Sharpen Conference welcomes a diverse and gifted team of presenters from Bethel Conservatory of the Arts in Redding, California as well as Nashville recording group Here Be Lions, and local worship collective, HopefulSon. In its seventh year, Sharpen is one of the largest conferences in southern […]

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Summer jobs grants update

by Jack Taylor By now, organizations have applied, or not applied, for the summer jobs grants (deadline January 25th). The poke in the eye worked. Churches all over Canada woke up when the Summer Jobs program set up a values test with an attestation statement that tied them to support for the government’s pro-abortion stance. […]

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Fruit of the Spirit : one fruit, multiple attributes

by Marion Van Driel   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22,23) A new year always seems a good time to unpack well-worn and well-known truths with new eyes. These verses from Galatians are ripe (pun intended) […]

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The power of reunions

by Sharon Simpson   What makes a reunion so meaningful? As we age, we work in different environments, meet more people, have more family and live in a variety of places. This all brings more opportunities for reunions. School reunions, work reunions, family reunions, church reunions. If we’ve moved from place to place, we have […]

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Circles of support and accountability change lives

By Laureen F. Guenther   Through Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Alberta’s restorative justice programs, M2W2 volunteers go into prisons and befriend prisoners who are alone, Reintegration Chaplains help released ex-offenders integrate into a church, RAFT helps young offenders make restitution, and Caring for Families supports families whose family member is in prison. Circles of Support […]

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Indebted to the Wesleys

by Rev Dr Ed & Janice Hird   In the early 1700s, after General James Oglethorpe rescued 10,000 people from Debtors Prison, he recruited John & Charles Wesley to serve these ex-debtors as Anglican priests in the new colony of Savanah, Georgia. The Wesleys were Oxford University academics with little pastoral experience. When they arrived […]

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Immanuel, God with us

By Giulio Lorefice Gabeli   Shortly after the celebration of Thanksgiving we begin to see the transformation of our neighbourhood; churches, buildings, city squares and shopping malls are adorned with colourful lights, Christmas trees and festive decorations. Adding to this marvellous visual is the sound of Christmas carols and songs which are played in just […]

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28 private schools refuse to bow

by Jack Taylor   Since being sworn in as Minister of Education on May 24, 2015 in Alberta, Edmonton-Calder MLA David Eggen, has created waves for private schools. On November 14, he threatened to pull funding ($32.5 million) from 28 private schools (with 4000 students) still holding out from his edict around GSAs (Gay/Straight Alliance […]

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A cultured Christmas

A Nagas Christmas in Northeastern India (Tribal Style) Rathiulung Elias Khangchien sees Christmas as the most celebrated event among the tribes of north-east India. The much-anticipated festival is observed in grand manner with family members gathering together from near and far. The time focuses more on the larger community than on just the family who […]