December 28, 2014 - Bakerview Church

Newsletter
December 28, 2014
Church Family News
Children’s Ministry
What’s coming . . .
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve Tea at 4 pm and Service at 5 pm.
(Bring your baking and/or New Year’s
cookies to share.)
Address Changes
Hans & Helene Fast
5819 - 248th St.
Aldergrove, BC V4W 1C4
David Ewert Memorial Bible Conference
January 7 - 9, 2015
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Helene Neufeld
Menno Home 32910 Brundige
Birthday Celebration!
The family of Frieda Martens invites you, her
church friends, to celebrate her 100th birthday on
Saturday, January 3, 2015 at an informal
reception in Tabor Manor dining room from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
Please email Peggy at [email protected] or by phone
1-250-861-6541 to let her know if you plan on attending.
Youth Pastor Candidate
The Youth Search Team and Church Council are pleased to
recommend Carla Thiessen as Bakerview's next Youth Pastor.
Carla is currently serving as our Interim Youth Ministry Director
and has been a youth leader at Bakerview for the previous two
years. Carla graduated from Columbia Bible College with a BA
in Youth Ministry in 2012. She is married to Brad Thiessen and
they have a son, Peter.
George Baier, Moderator
Gord Lint, Chair, Youth Pastor Search Team
Youth Pastor Candidating Schedule
January 11 - Ministry Report - all services
Youth Leaders Luncheon at 12:30 pm
January 15 - 7:00 pm Meeting with parents of youth
Church Membership Meeting
Monday, January 26 at 7:00 pm.
Week of Prayer - January 19 -22,
January 4 & 11, 2015 (9:55-10:45)
Paramount for Parents: Prayer
a two-week seminar/workshop which will include:
 discussion on different ways to pray with and
for our children
 taking a look at the importance of intentional prayer
for our children
 how we can develop of habit of blessing our children
with Scripture and prayer
Let My People Go: Deliverance
from Empire in the Book of Exodus
with Bible teachers Michael Szuk
and Nathan Tiessen
November 30, 2014 Financial Update
Annual budget ......................................... $1,424,000
Received to date ......................................... 728,672
Expenses to date ........................................ 722,991
Current year surplus ....................................... 5,681
Thank you for your generous support of the
Bakerview ministries. A reminder that all donations
for 2014 must be received in the church office no later
than noon on December 31.
Board of Finance
Missionary Newsletters
and Periodicals
 MB Mission Daily Prayer Guide January 2015
9:00 am and 7:00 pm.
The Bakerview Church Newsletter is published every two weeks. To submit announcements pertaining to the church family
or local community events, please e-mail [email protected] or bring your announcement to the church office.
Bakerview’s 50th Anniversary Missions Project
After considering several options the Mission Board
recommended to Church Council that we partner with
Inner Hope Ministries (Jenny Shantz) and Reality Church,
Vancouver (Kristian Martens, Pastor). Church Council
has agreed and is inviting us to support in the following
ways:
1) A $15,000 gift to Reality Church for renovating their
youth centre and building a children's playground.
Reality Church was planted 5 years ago in East
Vancouver. They have recently been able to lease a
church facility across the street from the school facility
they have been meeting in. The building needs
updating and minor renovations are being carried out
for a total projected cost of $40,000. The congregation
of almost 200 have pledged $25,000 toward the
renovations. Church Council has agreed that in honour
of our 50 years of ministry we should provide the
remaining $15,000.
A special offering will be taken on December 28th.
Please mark your donation
“50th Anniversary Project.”
2) Church Council and the Mission Board are also
recommending a 5 year additional $20,000 annual
commitment to Inner Hope Ministries to appoint a
Community Life Coordinator. This amount covers
half the budget for Inner Hope's Community Life
program. The position is intended to strengthen the
discipleship component of Inner Hope's ministry to
inner city youth and help incorporate the youth into
the life of Reality Church. This portion of the project
will be discussed at a church membership meeting
requiring congregational approval before being
incorporated in the church's mission budget
beginning in fiscal year 2015/16.
If you have questions please speak with a Church Council
or Mission Board member.
What’s happening in our Community...
Pacific Theatre is proud to present Underneath the Lintel. The
return of a library book – 113 years overdue – sends a reclusive
Dutch librarian on a globe-spanning odyssey. Part ghost story,
part metaphysical detective yarn, the story is one man’s
obsessive investigation into mysteries past and present, and the
awakening of his own dormant spirit. Jan 9-31 at Pacific Theatre.
Tickets $19.99-29.99. Call 604.731.5518 or visit
www.pacifictheatre.org to book.
Trinity Western University sponsored recital featuring Chad
Louwerse and Betty Suderman will be held on January 11 at
2:30 pm at Langley Mennonite Fellowship church; 20997 40th
Ave. Tickets are $15 for adults, $19 for seniors and students.
Gallery 7 Theatre presents Shadowlands by William Nicholson.
C.S. Lewis’ serene, academic world is turned inside out when he
befriends, and eventually falls in love with American poet, Joy
Gresham. The play runs two weekends only: January 23 & 24, 29
-31 at 7:30 pm at the Abbotsford Arts Centre. Tickets available at
House of James or online at www.gallery7theatre.com.
MEI is accepting registrations for preschool to Grade 12.
Registration opens January 19, 2015, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Flyers are available in the literature rack in the east foyer.
January 30 - February 1, 2015
Across the Street; Around the World
MCC Winter Banquets
February 6 – Bakerview MB Church
February 7 – North Langley Community Church
February 13 – Sardis Community Church
February 14 – Fraserview MB Church
February 20-21 - MCBC LEAD Conference and AGM - Peace
Mennonite Church, Richmond
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