NC’s Plan for in-person Services

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We are so excited to be taking our next steps in our reopening plan. On September 13th we will begin offering weekly, in-person, Sunday worship services that will be live streamed. This represents a significant turn of our “dimmer switch” towards our new normal. We’re excited to share some details with you about how this is all going to work. …

NC’s Updated COVID-19 Protocols

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The Fruit of the Spirit: As a community we seek to reflect the character of Jesus. At the end of his letter to the church in Galatia, Paul writes that this character includes love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control. As you read through our COVID protocols, remember that above all else, it is our calling to treat one …

NC’s COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines

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Over the past few weeks the NC Staff has been working hard on a reopening strategy. Here are the principles and guidelines that we have developed for in-person gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fruit of the Spirit: By now many of us have become familiar with Dr. Henry’s refrain: Be kind, be calm, and stay safe. These words remind …

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 …