Building Blog #21 – Clueless

I’m sitting here in a quiet house, drinking a strong coffee, the day before Evangel’s first Sunday in the new downtown facility. All of the checkboxes have been ticked, occupancy has been granted, final details have been seen too, the stage is set, and we’re good to go. At last. It’s been quite a ride getting to this point (to say the least). We have literally seen a dream become firm reality. Ironically, I’m really not stressed about our tomorrow’s…

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Every Sunday Downtown!! – 9:30 and 11:00am.

On September 14, Evangel moved into her new home in the downtown core – 10040 – 100 Street.  While we're now moved in, the project is still a work in progress.  Exciting days.   Here's a few things to note as you make your way to a gathering this Sunday: The main auditorium is located on the westside of the building, with the main entry on 101 Ave. (across from Dairy Queen).   Parking is available right at Evangel, on the…

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Build the House Report: Silver Lining in the Korean Community!

Came across this super cool story last week, another little silver-lining in this unique season where Evangel has been “homeless”. There’s a Korean community within the Evangel community, though you won’t necessarily see them in our regular Sunday gatherings. They have their own Korean-language meeting after Evangel’s regular Sunday gatherings. Of course, with Build the House, they too found themselves in a place of mobility, and opted to meet in Pastor John’s home. The number of people was relatively small,…

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Blended – FSJ Alliance and Evangel in July

Starting on July 6 Evangel will be joining our Alliance friends for Sunday gatherings (in their building) throughout the month of July, and likely into August as we wrap up the 1M renovation of our new facility on 100 Street. Now, if you're dying to hear the back-story, read on. "Let’s do Sunday services together for the month of July!” he said with a twinkle in his eye. Pastor Lloyd of the Alliance Church helping us set up to use…

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Evangel and FSJ Alliance Together?!

On July 6, Evangel and the FSJ Alliance Church will be combining their Sunday gatherings for the month of July. Two services: 9:30 & 11am at the Alliance building on 99th Ave. There are several reasons why this is an incredible opportunity: 1) We have a great meeting place for Sundays while we finish our building. This will be a most-welcome-change from the school gymnasium (though we've so appreciated using it – thanks to SD60), and we'll get to hang out with friends too!…

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Egads! – Last Sunday In Central (June 22.14)

A church which pitches its tents without constantly looking for new horizons, which does not continually strike camp, is being untrue to its calling. We must play down our longing for certainty, accept what is risky, and live by improvisation and experiment.                                ~ Hans Kung (The Church as the People of God) It’s bittersweet.   Most of us would agree that, though our time in the…

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Giving Story (and it’s really true)

The last two weeks at Evangel have been interesting for two reasons. 1) Our attendance during Sunday services has been fairly low.   This is completely normal for the time of year as many of you take advantage of good weather to get some extra projects done around the house, or flee to beautiful, riverside campgrounds.  I don’t blame you one bit – been a long winter.   On that note though, I encourage you to make “the gathering” as…

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Outlast w/ Tony

Check out this message from Tony that'll give you some key insights to the upcoming Outlast Giving Opportunity on May 25, 2014!  Of course, you can make your contribution online, or at a giving kiosk on Sundays or at the church office during the week.

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Celebrative Worship

          One of the values at Evangel is keeping a worshipful atmosphere and attitude at top priority. Specifically right now, Evangel is in a unique season of celebrative worship as we are in the in-between-time while waiting to officially move into the new building on 100st.  As a congregation, Evangel has always loved to have fun, but especially in the last couple months Sunday Morning services have been centred around celebration. The worship leaders have been stoked about picking set…

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Don’t Stay Home, Even If It’s -35C

It's sometimes hard to describe why it's important to go to church on Sunday morning.  For one, many church-goers just do it because it seems like the right thing.  They've never really given it a ton of thought, just go to church.  Likely the've been doing it all their lives.   Come a few minutes early to the gathering place and get a seat; sing hymns and spiritual songs; keep updated with happenings in church life (otherwise known as announcements); listen to an inspired sermon;…

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Encountering God in KidCity!

I’ll be totally honest with you: I’m a big time Sci-Fi girl. When we started working on the idea of a futuristic science lab with a time machine and crazy scientists, I was genuinely really giddy! Our main focus: God Encounters! The first week of our theme, we shared our own personal stories of times we encountered the God’s Spirit and encouraged the kids… what is God saying to you? So far, we’ve had time machine visits by such people…

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