We are excited to share the powerful story of the Prodigal Son with our church family soon, and this image was forwarded to me by Shari Laurie. . . love the opportunity to reflect on what the Father must have felt like holding his son as an adult, and as a baby. Read it for yourself in Luke 15.
A huge shout out to Sue, Becca, Rachel, and Brit (not pictured) for their amazing work in cleaning out and organizing our kids ministry wing resource centers today! Wow, it looks so great. Thanks for your ongoing investment in this environment that shows so many kids the love of Jesus!
The next phase of our Facility Refurbishment project is new carpet in the Sanctuary / Foyer / Hallway. To prepare for this, we are having a Carpet Removal Party (with pizza dinner!) on Tuesday June 9th from 5pm - 8pm. Love to have you join us then! Email email@example.com for more information or to sign up.
We are so blessed with such talented and servant-hearted musicians / singers / worship leaders. Grateful for this group which led us so well June 7th. From left, Erik, Anthony, Sheldon, Bernice, Lindsay, and Ben. Beautiful hearts!
Do you look at your day-to-day life as a mission field, a place to partner with God in what He is up to? Watch the full message with guest preacher and BC MB Conference partner, Ron Van Akker here.
Was so fun to share time with such an amazing group from Impact at their end of year wrap up party at the Jammery. 45 of our favorite people gathered to share life and a coffee. Stay tuned for more great community building faith deepening events soon!
Every Wednesday afternoon you'll find the most amazing gathering of long-standing saints studying the Scriptures together. We love each of you, and are grateful God has you part of our family!
Having never been to a book club, I attended for fellowship, knowledge and inspiration. One hour a week for 7 weeks, over lunch I hungered for more of the Word. What was my Savior saying to me through the book “Forgotten God” by Francis Chan?
Set in a warm, comfortable surrounding made it easy to feel at ease with this study. Reading about the Holy Spirit’s presence in my life and why I need the one whom Jesus sent to be my comforter and guide was of great interest to me.
This is Jamie Roy's final week with us as Children's Ministries Pastor. She will be returning to teaching Kindergarten at Kelowna Christian School. Here, Jamie shares a bit of her experience at KGF. So grateful for the time that she has served, and all that lies ahead!
Dear KGF Family,
It truly has been an honour and a privilege to serve this past year in the role of children’s pastor. As I move towards impacting children for Christ in teaching, I want you to know what a blessing it has been to get to know you! Christ’s character has been evident to me in the way you love and serve, which definitely allows all those who enter KGF to feel the positive energy and the feeling of family.
It was loud and dusty, but these guys got the job done! Amazing to see the power of teamwork. Four hours, 15 guys, and no more pews, carpet or tile. . . plus it's all scraped and vacuumed (don't tell the wives these guys can vacuum!) Stay tuned for the next project and opportunity to serve and take ownership of this Facility Refurbishment Project. . .Together We Can! Want to help out? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll find a spot for you!
First ever pastor foosball game at KGF. Again, not wanting to brag, but this time it was age over beauty.
The Mexico trip was amazing and couldn't have been done without the prayers of our KGF family. Our whole Academy thanks KGF for this. We will be doing a video of the trip from our Academy and I will share with you.
The organization we went with, One Life One Chance, did a follow up video with the family we built the house for. All of us who had a part in making their new home a reality are in tears every time we watch this video. Please enjoy this short video, knowing you were all a big part in building their new home.
My friend Todd Avison showed me this picture of him tossing his 19 month old son Noah in the air at the lake. I loved it instantly, and asked for a copy. It just captures a beautiful moment between a dad and his son. I believe in you dads, and wanted to encourage you to continue to look for ways to lean into and love those God has entrusted to you.
We'd also love to collect more of these beautiful "dad" moments in advance of Father's Day June 21st. So if you have a photo that speaks to this special love relationship, we'd encourage you to email us email@example.com and we'll incorporate as part of our Father's Day Celebration.
Pastor Mike Penninga
It is a joy to announce the total for this year's "Together We Can" Capital Campaign. With a goal of $50,000 to complete our facility refurbishment projects, our church family gave a total of $73,416. Can we just say HALLELUJAH!
This is such a good sign on so many levels, and allows the team to complete the next stage of carpeting, entrance tiles, washrooms, and sanctuary lighting in the next two months! Thank you. You are amazing and generous followers of Jesus.
Interested in volunteering with this next stage of opportunities? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Phase 3 of the Facility Refurbishment Project begins Tuesday June 9th. Now that the interior and exterior of KGF Church has been painted, it is time to replace the carpet, lobby tile and baseboards using volunteers. There are a number of opportunities for you to participate as follows:
Tuesday June 9th 5:00pm – 9:00pm Remove pews, take out old carpet, tile & baseboards
We have an experienced 'carpet / tile layer' and need some handymen/volunteers who can help under his direction at these times:
Friday June 12th 5:00pm – 9:00pm Carpet & Tile
Saturday June 13th (two sessions) 8am-12:30pm; 1:00pm-5:00pm Carpet & Tile
Friday June 19th 5:00pm – 9:00pm Carpet & Tile
Saturday June 20th (two sessions) 8am-12:30pm; 1:00pm-5:00pm Carpet & Tile
Let us know if you can be part of the team by emailing: email@example.com
We took some time Thursday to say thanks to Jamie Roy and welcome Colleen Enns and Mary Miron to the Children's Ministry team with Sue Gagnon. The laughter and stories flowed freely, and we are grateful for God's ongoing leading and provision. Get to know these amazing women, as together we serve in a church family where kids are valued and introduced to Jesus!
In February, 2015, a last minute opportunity came up for my husband Jono and I (Jayna) to travel to Northern Kenya and participate in a life giving water project.
You may remember our presentation on March 15th at KGF highlighting our journey. (watch that time of sharing here)
It’s been our vision as a married couple to serve together missions providing clean water to impoverished people groups and share the needs with others through communications and media. Jono is a Water Engineer, and I work in the field of marketing. My role was to create a short video overview of the project and document the incredible work being done in one of Africa’s most famine and drought prone areas… the “forgotten region” of Northern Kenya. With less than two weeks notice, and the prospect of leaving behind a two and four year old with my parents for 16 days, I felt nervous, but God opened all the doors for both of us to go.
We received this card from one of our 7 year olds @ KGF's Kids Ministry. Love her honesty!
Today is "hug a youth leader day"! OK, it's not. But as I spend the morning writing a token of thanks to our fearless KGFYouth leaders, my heart is filled with gratitude to God. For not only the massive army God has assembled, but for the quality and depth of character in our youth leaders. This past year was an amazing year together and I'm sure I join many in being pumped for KGFYouth YearTwo!