MOM's group meeting in Fireside room @ KGF Thursday mornings from 9:30am - 11:30am. Come for friends, support, sharing, playtime. Bring your own snacks...toys provided!! Join the Facebook Group here:
You are welcome to join us Sundays, 9am and 11am for a time of interactive worship, authentic community, and relevant Bible messages. Full Kids Ministry at 9am, nursery & busy boxes for kids in the service at 11am.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1 John 4:10-11 NIV
It has been said that love is simply a feeling that cannot be defined by words, logic or truth. It is portrayed in pop culture as a fleeting romantic rush that seems to move and change as it wills. This is a very sad, shallow and dysfunctional view of love. Thank God it's not true.
True love is found in the reality of God and the gospel of his son Jesus. This love is real because it has been given freely to us at a great personal cost to God. The depravity of our sin is great, but the gracious love that was demonstrated on the cross is even greater. Only a heart that has been truly changed by this truth can give out lasting love sincerely to others. This love goes deep. Will you receive it?
Hi KGF Families:
This fall in UpTown has been wonderful. We have had a great growth in the UpTown Kids@ KGF and it has been awesome seeing the kids learning about God's Word, making friends, worshipping together and being excited to come each week.
Thanksgiving was bubbling over with Thankfulness, and we had a wonderful time. Make sure you look at the Thankful trees in the UpTown hallways.
"I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High." Psalm 7:17
Thanksgiving is not just a single day that we carve out once a year to be thankful. It is a continual act of worship and a constant state of the heart. As believers we want to give thanks to God first for who he is as the holy, perfect and famous One. The Creator and Sustainer of all things.
We give thanks then for who God is as Saviour. Jesus Christ the one who lived the life we couldn't live and died the death we should have died, so that we can live eternally free.
Lastly, we say thank you to the Lord for every good thing that he has given to us for our enjoyment. Food, family, friends, homes and the great privilege of being used by him to bless others. Our very lives are an undeserved gift that we are to take graciously, and live fully to the praise of his glory!
Remember the good old days when we received something called "letters" in our mailbox? That was before the day of email and text, when communication took the form of paper and pen, and included a stamp.
Back then, when you heard the phrase, "You've Got Mail!", it made your heart skip a beat. Who might be writing? What might they be saying? So you ran to the mailbox and grabbed the letter, searching on the return address for the author's name. Then you would carefully digest what was inside. What was it? A love letter? A note of encouragement? Maybe from a trusted friend who had some difficult words to share?
We’ve entitled our new series at KGF, “You’ve Got Mail” because Jesus has written special letters to His church. Seven of them in fact. And we are going to take seven weeks to read what they say and digest what they mean for us today.
These seven letters to seven churches in Revelation are packed with encouragement, correction, caution, and affirmation. And they have incredible relevance to our church family today.
So we invite you to join us, October 14th – November 25th for a brand new series at KGF, “You’ve Got Mail”.
“Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.” Revelation 2:7
As our church family continues to grow, we are looking to maximize every space at KGF. That's why you are noticing some renovations on our Gym Stage. Jake and team are transitioning this into two useful rooms and some better storage. Look for completion by Christmas.
As we launched our new series "You've Got Mail", Pastor Mike for fun asked the congregation through our online YouVersion event, "When was the last time you actually sat down and wrote someone a letter, put a stamp on it, and put it in the mailbox?" Here are the responses :) Similiar to your experience?
October 18, 19 & 20th there is a great opportunity to invite family, friends and neighbors to a Free Event with a Carnival, BBQ and Free Concerts with Duggie Dug Dug from the U.K. Your children will know some of his songs from UpTown.
This is a shared outreach offered by the Children's Ministries from a variety of churches in Kelowna, being held at Kelowna Christian Center off Hwy 33 by Ben Lee Park in Rutland.
For more information go to: www.missionlifekelowna.ca.
Eric & Cheryl are spending six months in Uganda with a Christian relief organization. Here is the first of their blog posts. You can follow them on Facebook here: Find out more about the ministry they are there with, ACTS, here:
Blog number 1 – October 7, 2012
I am laying here under my mosquito net at Canada House in Mbarara, Uganda, reflecting on the last two weeks.
We began our journey in Comox, BC where we met at the Shantz Haus Hostel for orientation week. We met up with our team mates, Derek Rempel a Ledcor intern, Beth Wilson from New Brunswick, Melissa (Ledcor intern), Andrew, and Theo (1) MacGregor, David Moore (ACTS director), Richard Roberts, Bernie and Nancy, and Marie (a nursing student). The team instantly connected, this may be due to having a 1 year old to entertain. Theo’s Grandma watched him for the week of orientation so his parents could concentrate on training. During training we discussed the nature of culture in general and the Ugandan culture specifically, culture shock and reverse culture shock, as well as what our main jobs will look like.
The tradition continues. . . If you love football, and running off all that Thanksgiving Turkey, join us Monday October 8th, from 2 - 4pm at the Mission Sports Fields (adjacent to the H20 Center) for a fun afternoon of football! All welcome. . . we'll try to organize the games so everyone enjoys themselves. . . last year we had over 50 players, and expect a similar response this year, so pass the word and plan to join us!
SOMETHING NEW FOR 2012. . .
Seeing as it is Thanksgiving, and I just noticed that the Food Bank was extremely low on supplies, I'm going to invite everybody who comes to bring a bag of groceries that we can give to the Kelowna Food Bank. . . Don't just pack the beans that are a couple years old, but stuff people can use! Find out what they need here: http://www.kelownafoodbank.com/
Let us know you're planning to attend by joining our Facebook group here: (You'll find some photos from last year's event there as well!)
See you Thanksgiving Monday October 8th, 2pm @ Mission Sports Fields!
“The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.” Psalm 28:7
I just love that verse, and it’s a great one for us to meditate on this weekend especially. I pray that is your experience in this season of your life. If it isn’t, ask God to remind you afresh of His presence and trustworthiness. May thankfulness be our daily attitude!
May the God of the universe remind you today of His love, and would you respond to Him with a heart of thanksgiving.
Pastor Mike Penninga