Join us this Sunday, November 30th, 8:30am, 10:00am, and 11:30am, or online live at those hours, http://kgfchurch.com/stream as we launch a Christmas of Compassion Not Consumption. We'll be inviting you to live this Christmas season more for what you can give than for what you can get.
We have an amazing opportunity this December to get our eyes off ourselves and onto others. Throughout this month, we are going to be encouraging and celebrating a Christmas of Compassion, not Consumption. We invite you to look for and lean into tangle opportunities to come alongside individuals that could use some extra love, and non-profit organizations that are doing exactly that!
Sunday, December 7th, we are transforming the HUB into an Opportunities EXPO. We are going to make it easy for you to connect with some fantastic organizations in our city that have tangible ways for you to be part of a Christmas of Compassion Not Consumption. Here’s who’s on tap for this Opportunities EXPO in the HUB:
Grateful for the team who helped with our Christmas mail-out, addressing and stuffing envelopes with three important resources for our whole church family! Thanks Lori, Karen & Peggy. Look for the letter to arrive in your mailbox in the coming days. A great month of ministry ahead!
KGF is part of a great family of Mennonite Brethren Churches (110 in BC alone). Tuesday November 25th we gathered with our fellow pastors & leaders from Southern Interior MB Churches, including Kelowna, West Kelowna, Penticton, Armstrong, Rock Creek and Grand Forks. A great reminder of what we are pulling for, and Jesus as center of it all! More on our provincial website, http://bcmb.org/
More great news to share about Operation Christmas Child. The team at Mission Creek Alliance Church loaded 4167 boxes onto the semi-truck, representing shoebox gifts from the Central Okanagan. Way to go team (this picture is of coordinator Bill Braun). That's over 41-hundred kids who will receive a gift and the Gospel this Christmas (and more than 530 from this the KGF church family alone!). Beautiful! More online here - http://www.samaritanspurse.ca/operation-christmas-child/
Wonderful to spend time with Randy Benson, Executive Director of the Kelowna Gospel Mission, and John Jansen, Board Chair for the Gospel Mission (and KGF family member). KGF is excited about a growing partnership with this great work as we move into 2015. Stay tuned for more good news! Find out about the Gospel Mission's increasing work online, http://kelownagospelmission.ca/