May 31, 2015 - Bakerview Church

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Newsletter May 31, 2015

Church Family News Condolences As a church family we express our sympathy to Corny Neufeld and his family on the death of Lena on May 17th. Her memorial service was May 25th at Clearbrook MB Church. Corny has moved to Chilliwack and has requested a transfer of membership to Central Community Church.

Engaging the Bible, 2015 Are you reading? Are you reflecting on scripture daily? Are we all living it out? It’s our ongoing challenge. As well as reading, studying, memorizing and hearing it preached … now you can watch it! Tune in to watch the Bible as portrayed in A.D. The Bible continues, Sundays at 9:00 pm on NBC. Also you can watch episodes on computer, or on You Version Bible App. Twelve episodes based on the New Testament.

Bakerview Church Family Camp June 5-7 at Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre. Registration deadline for Sunday only is today. A registration form is available from Linda Funk.

Bakerview Church AGM The Annual General Meeting is Wednesday, June 10th in the Multipurpose Centre. The dinner is at 6:00 pm and the meeting starts at 7:00 pm. Dinner tickets ($5.00) and the AGM Reports are available at the Welcome Desks. We ended the fiscal year with a deficit of approx. $48,000. Board of Finance & Management along with Church Council are asking what additional gift you could give at the AGM to eliminate this deficit.

Student Summer Ministry Bursaries Bursaries are available for students who will be volunteering at any summer camp or Bakerview’s day camp. Application forms are available in the Youth Centre, the literature stand by the mailboxes in the foyer, or at the church office. Please submit applications to the church office by June 30th.

Women’s Ministry Milkshakes and Macchiatos will continue again this summer! It’s a time of gathering together, (bringing our favourite beverage and a chair) and stay connected through the summer. If you would like to host a small group on your patio or garden on June 17, July 22, August 19, let Lesley know at the church office ASAP, 604-859-4611 or email [email protected] with your choice of dates.

Sunday Morning Parking Lot Security More volunteers are urgently needed to fill vacant spots to keep our vehicles on the church parking lot secure on Sundays. Brandon Collison is the supervisor. Please contact him to volunteer or for more information at 1-775-855-4236 or e-mail [email protected]

Yard Sale Donations Calvin Capostinsky is looking for donations to raise money for the Bethesda Phoenix Centre. Call Calvin at 604-302-5012 to arrange for drop offs or if necessary, pick up. This local Discipleship House seeks to spiritually empower men who have successfully recovered from addiction, by helping them develop a closer walk with God.

Grad recognition - June 14 If you have a high school graduate in your home, please inform Carla by June 10.

Children’s Ministry What’s happening . . . Discipleship Zone (Sunday school, 9:45-10:45) May 31 & June 7: NO Sunday school June 14: Class year-end Celebrations! June 21: Family Continental Breakfast & ‘Moving Up!’ Graduation Sunday Wee Worship (Children’s church, 11:20-12:15) May 31 & June 7: NO Wee Worship June 14: Wee Worship resumes and continues through summer! **parent and youth helpers welcomed** What’s coming . . . JULY and AUGUST: Bakerview Kids summer events and camps. Want more info? Want to join us in serving our community? [email protected] or or talk to Alyssa Penner SEPTEMBER 13: Children’s ministry OPEN HOUSE OCTOBER 24: Fall Family Barn Bash! OCTOBER: Paramount for Parents #3 Raising Kingdom Kids - Let's do this! NOVEMBER 22: Baby Party 2015

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Missionary Newsletters and Periodicals Berlin Hub - May 2015 Music Mission Kyiv - May 22, 2015 InterVarsity Update - May 27, 2015 MB Mission Daily Prayer Guide - June 2015

MWC Global Assembly: The Global Church has

The Spirit of Adoption

registered – Have you? Registration numbers from Africa, Asia, and Latin America are exceptionally strong. It’s not too late to join the growing North American representation to welcome our international brothers and sisters. Register today at https:// The Assembly will be held July 21-26, 2015 in Harrisburg, PA.

Adoption is free and over 30,000 orphans in Canada are waiting for their forever home. Find out more on Thursday, June 4th, 7:00 pm at Heritage Alliance Church. Advokate has teamed up with A Home for Every Child and Focus on the Family to bring an adoption awareness night to Abbotsford.

MB Herald Changes

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 in the Chapel at Tabor Court. The business session is from 7:00 to 8:00 pm; reception from 8:00 to 8:30 pm. There will be one resolution presented to deal with the Board’s authorization to borrow money. All Bakerview church members are members of Tabor Home Society.

The goal of the Canadian conference is to build a communications strategy that is increasingly mission-focused, strengthens partnerships with provincial conferences and reaches as broad an audience as possible. Sensing a call to communicate in new ways, conference leadership has announced that, as of December 2015, the MB Herald will be replaced by a new print initiative that will be developed with our provincial and national ministry partners to rally churches around our mission to “multiply Christ-centered churches to see Canada transformed by the good news of Jesus Christ.” Therefore the Herald, and subsequent magazine, will operate on a bimonthly production schedule beginning this summer.

Pines Bible Camp Work Weekend: June 26-29 - contact Darrell Rempel (604-854-6154) if interested.

Will and Estate Planning Seminar is Saturday, June 6th from 10:00 - 11:30 am at MEI Secondary School. To register for this free event, contact Leanne Pauls at 604-859-3700 ext 326 or e-mail [email protected] Walk for Life 2015 is Saturday, June 6th, with a 4KM walk or 8KM run. Registration is 12:30 pm. Register online at Requiem for Peace is a call to lay down arms, from a distinctly Mennonite/Christian perspective. Composer Larry Nickel will be directing the Jubilate Vocal Ensemble, Betty Suderman, piano, with soloists and orchestra. This event is June 6th, 8:00 pm at Shaunessy Heights United Church, Vancouver. Gospel Music Festival is Saturday, June 13th, 6:30 pm at Christian Life Assembly (21277 - 56 Avenue, Langley). A variety of artists will be featured, both vocal and instrumental. Tickets available online at

Tabor Home Society AGM

MCC BC AGM Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at Emmanuel Mennonite Church. Delegates, please register at the Bakerview Church office before May 31st.

Operation Baby Bottle Support the ministry of “Your Pregnancy Options.” Bottles are still available at the church office. Fill them with cash or cheques and return them on Father’s Day. For more information, visit

Tabor Village is celebrating its 55th Anniversary Saturday, June 20th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm with a Spring Fair for children and families. General admission is $5.00 at the gate. English High Tea will be served in the Tabor Court Chapel ($10.00) by reservation 604-859-8715 or at the door. Welcome Home Concert with the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra, welcoming home some up and coming talent from the valley. June 20th, 7:00 pm at South Abbotsford Church. Tickets are $15.00 available at the door.

LCC International University Summer Language Institute LCC International University is seeking English language teachers with a heart for teenagers to engage in our Summer Language Institute, a three week program for European youth, primarily ages 14-24. For more info Complete the online inquiry form at The program dates for teachers (including orientation) are July 6 – August 2, 2015. Pray with us that we will find the right teachers for this program.

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