Posts from August 2022

2022-0821 Bulletin

WHO WE ARE We are a multicultural, intergenerational congregation made up of house churches.  We exist to create a church unchurched people love to belong. PASTOR’S BLOG SUNDAY SERVICE Unison Prayer – Seoyeon Yoo  Testimony (Transforming Life) – Esther Ahn Time of Giving Scripture Reading (Pastor Anthony) – John 5:17-30 Sermon (Pastor Caleb) Series Title: John Message Title: Sabbath ANNOUNCEMENTS Outdoor Joint Service: 8/28 (Sun), 11-4pm @Bruce Mills Conservation Park. (Small admission fee required for entry) Life Series Bible Study: Registration begins next week here. Living…

286. “The” Church vs “A” church

Many Christians think church should accept everyone. That’s why some don’t understand why we turn away already-Christians when they visit us. Some think that we are being too arrogant or unloving by doing so. But this misunderstanding comes from not distinguishing “the Church” from “a church”. “The Church”, which is the universal body of Christ made of all existing churches in the world, is absolutely and unquestionably for “everyone”. The scripture clearly tells us that Jesus came because he loved…

Confirmation Testimony — Erin Yoon

Like many others here, I was born into a Christian family and I have been attending church ever since. I grew up in an environment where the Christian values and beliefs had a fairly big influence on my life. Growing up, I believed that I had a good knowledge of God and I always thought that I would have everlasting faith in Him. I was confident about my relationship with God and I ultimately had no doubts about Him and…

2022-0814 Bulletin

WHO WE ARE We are a multicultural, intergenerational congregation made up of house churches.  We exist to create a church unchurched people love to belong. PASTOR’S BLOG SUNDAY SERVICE Unison Prayer – Daniel Kim  Testimony (Confirmation) – Erin Yoon Confirmation Ceremony Time of Giving Scripture Reading (Pastor Anthony) – John 5:1-16 Sermon (Pastor Caleb) Series Title: John Message Title: Mat ANNOUNCEMENTS Confirmation Ceremony: Today, Erin Yoon. Outdoor Joint Service: 8/28 (Sun), 11-4pm @Bruce Mills Conservation Park. (Small admission fee required for entry) HC Lay Leader Seminar (Houston):…

285. Finding Happiness

Everyone wants to be happy. Our desire to be happy is not a bad thing at all. God created us to experience happiness. The garden God created for Adam and Eve was called “Eden”, which literally means “pleasure” and “happiness”. God wanted them to be happy. And the way they found happiness was through intimate relationship with God. Everything else was an icing on the cake. However, after Adam and Eve sinned, everything changed. Since their intimate relationship with God…

2022-0807 Bulletin

WHO WE ARE We are a multicultural, intergenerational congregation made up of house churches.  We exist to create a church unchurched people love to belong. PASTOR’S BLOG SUNDAY SERVICE Unison Prayer – Esther Byun Testimony (Living Life) – Billy Kang Time of Giving Scripture Reading (Pastor Anthony) – John 4:46-54 Sermon (Pastor Caleb) Series Title: John Message Title: Departed ANNOUNCEMENTS Service Update: We are gathering in-person with no attendance limit and masking is voluntary.  Registration is no longer required but active screening at the door will remain. Until…

284. Family Time

My family just came back from annual family vacation. We spent a few nights with Jen’s extended family at a cottage to celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday, and spent the rest of the week with my family in Hamilton and Niagara. As with most pastors, I find it challenging to take time off from ministry because ministry is a marathon rather than a sprint. There is always more ministry that can be done. But the reason I intentionally take time off…

Growing Point Testimony — Seoyeon Yoo

Hello everyone! It feels absolutely great to be back and share once again, another testimony to you all. My name is Seoyeon Yoo and today I’ll be talking about my experience with Growing Point. It’s been by far one of the best studies I have completed and I am grateful to share my journey with you today.  Like many teens, in my last few years of high school, I felt completely lost. You know how when you feel you’ve hit…