Maundy Thursday 2017

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Join us on April 13th for our annual Maundy Thursday service.  This service is quite a bit different from a typical Sunday morning service so we want to let you know in advance what it is all about. When is it? The service is structured as a drop-in.  You are welcome to arrive anytime between 7:00 – 8:00pm on April 13th. The …

Church Sign

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At the Neighbourhood Church we have been fortunate to form a bond with a very special Muslim family that we sponsored to come to Canada. As a result of our sponsorship, many of us have also become quite connected to many other people from the local Muslim community. We know that in much of the world Muslim and Christian are …

Neighbourhood’s Top 10 of 2016

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In no particular order, here are 10 of the top stories from NC in 2016. #1  Newcomer’s Arrive: 2016 at Neighbourhood began with great celebration. On January 25th, the refugee family of four we sponsored arrived in Nanaimo. The lives of this family were forever changed on this day as they began a new life in Canada complete with the …

Maundy Thursday 2016

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We want to invite you to come out to our Maundy Thursday service. Because this service is quite a bit different from a typical Sunday morning service, we want to let you know in advance what it is all about. When is it? The service is structured as a drop-in.  You are welcome to come anytime 6:30-7:30pm on March 24. …

New Arrivals

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Several weeks ago we were pleased to welcome our sponsored family to Nanaimo! It is a day none of us will soon forget as we finally got to see the faces of a family that we had prayed for and thought about for several months. There was a strong sense of accomplishment and celebration for all those present and that …

Refugee Update: FAQs

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Before diving into the latest happenings of our refugee project, I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has participated in this project. To the people who have donated their time, expertise, financial resources, material goods, and/or those who have helped spread the word we are grateful. The outpouring of generosity has communicated in an indisputable way …

Celebrating a Meaningful Christmas

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Beginning this Sunday the Neighbourhood Church will be observing the season of Advent.  Advent comes from a Latin word meaning “coming” and is a period of waiting and preparation for Christmas.  Advent spans the four Sundays prior to Christmas.  Each Sunday a different theme of the season is celebrated:  hope, joy, peace, and love.  This year at the Neighbourhood someone …