Monthly Archives: July 2017

Pathways – A difficult truth: The blessing of affliction

Perhaps one of the most challenging biographies that I’ve tried to make my way through is by Sheldon Vanauken entitled, A Severe Mercy. The book tells the story of how he met his wife, Davy, and how the two of them sought to create a relationship that was totally consumed with love for one another….

HNM Back-To-School Supplies Drive – Deadline: September 6th

  HNM Back-To-School Supplies Drive – Deadline: September 6th HNM is not just about food! The families we support work several jobs just to provide necessities and usually, school supplies for their children often take a back seat.  From now until September 6th, HNM will be collecting school supplies for Chinese Family Services of Ontario to…

Pathways – Do you depend on God?

This Sunday as we celebrate God’s work through our Summer Fun ministry Pastor Amy will be focusing on Matthew 7:7-12. Here Jesus calls us to depend on our Lord completely. We are to ask, seek and knock. It’s a wonderful triad that stresses our utter dependence upon God. If you are independent you don’t need…

Pathways – How is your obedience to the Lord?

The focus of our sermon this week parallels what the children are studying in children’s worship. Acts 8:26-40 tells the story of how Philip was directed by an angel to leave Samaria where he was ministering with power (Acts 8:4-7) and go to a desert road.  As he goes the Spirit directs him to an…

Pathways – God can save anyone, anywhere, anytime

A quick survey of Scripture demonstrates that God is able to save anyone, anywhere, anytime.  He is able to interrupt people’s lives and bring them to the place of repentance and restoration even when they are far from him. We see it illustrated for us in chapter 1 of the book of Jonah.  When the…

Refugee Ministry Updates

The family’s oldest child has a very important surgery for his legs coming up on July 11th. The recovery time will be 3 months. Please pray for the family and consider making meals and visiting the family. The younger son will be attending SCBC’s Summer Fun. The father continues to work night shifts at the…