Hello dads of KGF!
We are excited to be moving into our new nursery at KGF this Saturday December 7th, and we need YOUR help dads for one hour this Saturday December 7th, from 8am sharp until 9am. We'll hit it hard for an hour and then let you go on with the rest of your day with your family.
We'd love to have a dozen dads help us out. This is a great opportunity to serve in a tangible way, helping create spaces for your kids and others to be cared for so well.
I'm not saying there will be treats, but chances are good that Tim Horton's will somehow be present :)
Thanks for all you do!!
Pastor Mike Penninga
Many of you have been enjoying The Bible App "YouVersion". . .they have just released a Bible App for Kids and it is awesome! Check it out here. https://www.bible.com/kids
KGF is part of a family of churches around the city & province, and we celebrate what God is up to all over His kingdom! Willow Park Church in Rutland continues their amazing Living Nativity this year, December 6-8. Each year, more than 7,500 people find their way into ancient Bethlehem, hearing the clear story of Christmas, and enjoying fantastic hospitality. Thanks Willow Park for your faithful witness! More online at www.willowparkchurch.com
Our friend Shari Laurie spent a lot of time in the sanctuary this week, as she and others helped prepare for Christmas décor. She sent me this note, which I thought was so worth passing onto you, considering our conversation this past Sunday on C.S. Lewis (50 year anniversary of his passing) and the series, “The Chronicles of Narnia”
While working on the stage set, I kept being drawn to the “spiritual resume suit” that was laying at the foot of the bridge. “Voyage of the Dawn Treader” is my favorite Narnia book because of the following scene. I think I will always see it as Dragon skin before that bridge. I found this quote. Anyway, the scene always brings tears.
Eustace clearly had a lust for power, but he expressed it in the mean petty ways that only a schoolboy could, in teasing, torturing animals, tattling, and ingratiating adult authorities.
[When Eustace found the treasure he] was elated and began to imagine the life of ease and power he would now have. When he woke, however, to his horror, he had turned into a hideous dragon. … Becoming a dragon was a “cosmic natural consequence”. Because he thought like a dragon, he had become a dragon. When we set our hearts on power, we become hardened predators. We become like what we worship.