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GREY AREA: Money

This weekend, we are wrapping up our series, Grey Area, by looking at one more conversation. And, this one is about money. Now, I think this an important conversation, because in many ways, both explicitly and subtly, money runs or influences our world. And, this is something we often don’t openly talk about. About how…

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Neighbourhood Connection Meal – Host One This Summer!

Do you like the idea of getting to know other Bethany attenders that live in your neighbourhood? Wouldn’t it be nice knowing there are other individuals, couples or families nearby that you could connect with? This summer we’re trying something new by helping you host or attend a Neighbourhood Connection Meal. The idea is simple….

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Update from the Suggetts: Comfort-able

Dot & Colin Suggett are Bethany-supported missionaries who work with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Their work with the Turka people of Burkina Faso has come to an end as of April 1, 2019 and they have begun their new roles within Wycliffe. Colin will be joining *SIL’s Language Technology group as their lead tester for Bloom ―…

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Why Become a Stephen Minister?

“Empathy has no script. There is no right way or wrong way to do it. It’s simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of ‘you’re not alone’.” 
 ~Brene Brown Sounds easy enough….but it isn’t! As people who care about other people, there is a tendency to want to help…

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WEEKEND REVIEW: Politics

This past weekend, we opened up a really potentially difficult conversation on the topic of politics. And, we began by exploring how Jesus really was, and is political. That because we didn’t live in the context of His world, we can often miss the political statements and overtones that are made all around Him. We…

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Developing Intimacy

Last weekend (June 8/9), we opened up a conversation around sex. And, I hoped to lay the groundwork for people to pursue further conversations around our Main Point: Sex is good, sex is connecting, and sex is about intimacy. One thing I didn’t dive deeply into is how to practically develop intimacy, especially in a marriage. I…

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GREY AREA: Politics

This weekend, we are continuing in our series, Grey Area, looking at conversations that are difficult, and seeking to have more compassion and complexity in them. I think this is really important in a world that is becoming more and more tribal. We need to push past easy answers, and toward listening to one another. And, I…

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WEEKEND REVIEW: Sex

This past weekend, we explored the topic of and conversation around sex. To do that we explored three points… 1. The Purpose of Sex To begin, we looked at Genesis 2 and why God created sex. We explored how Adam was in need of a deep relational connection. How he was alone and lonely. So,…

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GREY AREA: Sex

This weekend, we are opening up a really important topic. We are going to be talking about sex. And, as a church, I think it really matters that we talk about this in as open, honest, and vulnerable way possible. Because, the truth is, everyone else talks about it, so we probably should as well….

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Weekend Review: Nuance

This past weekend, we opened up our series called Grey Area by recognizing that our world is becoming more fractured. We live in a tribal world in which we are quick to think “us vs. them.” We live in a polarized world in which we are quick to divide rather than to listen. But, I…

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