Very proud of Patty Lou Bryant from KGF, who's spearheading of the "Food For Thought" ministry continues to pay dividends. Thousands of students in 22 area schools are receiving breakfast because of the great sponsors & volunteers.
Patty Lou did a great job presenting to our Kelowna Ministerial, which in turn supported the ministry with a $500 donation. Keep going Patty Lou & team!
If you're interested in finding out more and / or helping out, go online to http://foodforthoughtcanada.com/
Two of our KGF church family members, Ken & Sharlene Fell, partnered with Kelowna Christian School for a three week Spring Break missions trip to Africa. They share a bit about their trip here, and through a video link below.
In March 2014, Sharlene and I had the privilege of helping lead a 3 week missions trip to South Africa as part of Kelowna Christian School. I had been on the same trip 3 years ago, but was excited to go on this trip as a couple. We hardly knew any of the students, but knew that being thrown together for 3 long weeks of travel, close quarters, intense ministry, discomfort, and heights of joy would forge great relationships with our wonderful teammates. God did that in abundance!
We traveled to Johannesburg first, staying for 3 days and ministering in a Christian school and an inner-city mission soup-kitchen. Then, it was off to a remote village in Zambia to engage in church building (literally placing brick upon brick to build a village church!); school ministry, children's programs, and we even pitted our meager soccer skills against a local school in the blazing sun! We lost of course, but were more than blessed at the huge smiles on the player's faces as we handed out soccer jerseys. Each night, after a busy hot day, we had the privilege of hearing testimonies from some of the Zambians as well as all our teammates, and hearing about our Heavenly Father's touch in their lives was truly a privilege, and served to bind the team together in a special way.
“If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn't rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.”
― Timothy Keller, The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
Join us @ KGF for three Easter Celebration Services, April 20th, 8:30am, 10:00am, and 11:30am.
Checks do us no good if we hold them but don't cash them. Pastor Mike outlines in Part 6 of our series "Final Words" how Jesus has paid a great price to set us free. What are we going to do with his offer?
Members of our prayer team pause to reflect on the amazing pieces of art created by our own KGF artists for Good Friday. You won't want to miss these paintings, along with communion, in the gym immediately following the Good Friday services, 9am & 11am April 18th.
“God’s Not Dead” is a movie which follows a university student who takes up a challenge from his atheistic philosophy professor to defend his faith in God.
We have been following this movie through it’s production and post-production in anticipation of renting it once it came out on DVD or ITunes. To our surprise, we found out late last week that it is currently playing in Kelowna! On Saturday night we headed down to the Grand 10 at McCurdy and took in the movie.
To say the least, it was awesome! It was an excellent blend of apologetics and personal stories that ultimately pointed to Jesus. It was intellectually stimulating, yet understandable. The stories within the movie were relatable and had a powerful message.
We look forward to more movies from this production company which will hopefully be released in Canada as well.
Pictured from left to right - Marcus Schmaling, Mike Penninga, Levi Simpson, Rolly Rangno
Would you join us in welcoming Marcus Schmaling to the Pastoral Ministry Team at KGF. Marcus was unanimously affirmed by our church membership, and will begin his work as Youth & Young Adults Pastor on May 1. Awesome days are ahead!
The IMAGINE drama team from Kelowna Christian School presented a very powerful reflection on the final hours of Jesus' life. Thanks for your your vivid portrayal that reminded us of God's great love for us, as lived out through the cross! Keep going team We'll be sharing the video from this drama soon.