Our kids wanted to play a game of Hide & Seek after dinner tonight. I said sure, and they said I could be "it". I asked what that meant, whether I was the hider or the seeker. . . they said the seeker.
Then I asked whether they view God as the Hider or the Seeker. . . without hesitation, they said the seeker! Their response: "He looks for the kids. He seeks for us to turn us around. Help us be found." Love these small but big moments.
Luke 15. . . lost coin, lost sheep, lost son.
Pastor Mike Penninga
We've created space for you to invite a friend to join you @ KGF Sundays. You are welcome! 8:30am, 10:00am, & 11:30am.
If it's been a while since you've stopped by the amazing KGF Library, you do need to take some time between services or during the week to check it out! Thanks to Ruth Koop and our amazing team, our Library is kept up to date with the latest books (Fiction / Non-Fiction, Adults, Teens & Kids) and DVD's. These are for you to borrow and be blessed by. Do come by!
Celebration of Life: Please come out and share your memories of Olga Jantz, who went to be with her Lord September 14, 2014. We will talk about her, laugh and cry about her and celebrate the passing of one who was our friend, sister, mother, grandmother and great grandma. Come and drop by the HUB at KGF on Saturday October 25th between 2:30 and 4:30 for a cup of coffee or tea.
Olga Jantz January 23, 1935 - September 14, 2014 With family by her side, Olga passed away after a long and brave battle with cancer. She was recently a home-owner in Warman moving there from Kelowna a year ago. Left to mourn are her children: Stuart & Colleen, Kelvin & Karen, Jordan & Yvonne, Jeffrey & Susan, ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.
Our KGF Nominating Committee seeks to discern people who are gifted and available to serve our congregation in a number of key positions. This includes consultation with existing leadership and staff. Each candidate goes through an interview process. We also consider nominations from the church membership as provided for in our constitution. For nominations for our March 2015 Congregational Meeting, the deadline will be November 2, 2014.
The positions open for 2015 for 3 year terms are:
Church Board Chairperson,
Church Board Trustee (Facilities oversight),
Church Board Secretary,
Church Board Spiritual Leadership/Vision,
1 position for Pastoral Review Committee,
1 position for the Nominating Committee.
Please get your application form from Starting Point and return to the church office or to Garth Walker in a sealed envelope.
Our pastoral team spent the morning touring Kelowna General Hospital with Spiritual Care Director Derek Koch. He is awesome, a solid Jesus follower who wants to connect not only with patients but staff, so look for Derek around KGH. We were brought up to speed on how we can visit and encourage people in the hospital. If you or someone you know is hospitalized and would like a visit from us, please note religious affiliation "Christian" upon admittance, and call our church office. We don't want to miss people who need shepherding!
You may have heard that our 8:30am and 10:00am services are now available live, in their entirety, online here. Each week the number of people who are watching online is increasing, with 60 people last Sunday joining us.
Check it out and pass on the link to your family / friends!
Congratulations to Laura Wilson, who submitted some winning photos of threes for our recent photo contest! Check out some of our favourites:
Attention Mayor & Kelowna City Council
Re: Permissive Tax Exemptions
On behalf of the 1,400 plus people who call Kelowna Gospel Fellowship Church home, I want to say thank you for the contribution the city makes in the form of a not-for profit property tax exemption . For us, this means a benefit of $4,032 in 2015, and I can assure you this does not go unnoticed or unappreciated.
As part of this amazing community since 1960, KGF seeks to be a family of like-minded people that has a positive impact wherever we go. For us that means providing meals for people who just got out of hospital or lost a loved one or who welcomed a new baby, supporting young moms who are scared with an unplanned pregnancy, or coming alongside men trying to break free from addictions.
We also have an ongoing influence on hundreds of families raising children to be positive contributors to the place we are blessed to live. Seniors have a family to walk with so they aren’t alone. High schoolers are taught to live beyond themselves. Young Adults discover they can be a catalyst for good. Marriage mentoring and counseling are among many other areas where we work to build healthy, contributing members of society.
Personally, I love this city where I was born and raised. In fact, my mom, myself, and my three children all took our first breaths at Kelowna General Hospital. There is no other place I’d rather live, raise a family, and invest my energies. And for the past 15 years, that has been as a pastor.
Our YouVersion Poll this past Sunday asked people "Who was the first person who invited you to "Come & See" Jesus?" Here are the results, and you'll see that parents, you matter! Watch the full message here:
If you have yet to download the Bible App, or join us Sundays with YouVersion, you can do so here:
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Society of Hope, a great not-for-profit organization that has created affordable housing that has helped 5,500 people in Jesus name. Way to go KGF's Ken & Barb Zeitner, Luke & Anne Stack! http://www.societyofhope.org/
Young Adults launched its new season with an incredible gathering of people! The Fireside Room resonating with laughter, joy, and that special excitement that comes with Christian fellowship. After the message we conversed over tables, wrestling with what faith and hope and Jesus mean in real life! It’s a new year and we look forward to walking together as a young adults community seeking to follow Jesus in Kelowna! Join us Wednesday nights, on Facebook here - https://www.facebook.com/KGF.Talmid?ref=br_tf Contact Pastor Marcus, email@example.com
What a wonderful night for our teens. #KGFYouth Kickoff was an amazing time of crazy fun (mummy race), snacks, fellowship, ping pong, building relationships, and considering what we'd do with our OneLife if we only had one shot, one bullet. Answer: LoveGod and LoveNeighbour! Praise God for our young people and for our "SeaOfYellow" (youth leaders) as we embark on a new chapter in youth ministry at KGF. Link to Youth Group page here:https://www.facebook.com/groups/165605293517870/
Deeper: Into the Gospel of John with Pastor Levi. Every Tuesday @ KGF from September 30 to November 4, from 7pm-8:30 p.m.
To sign up, visit the Life Groups table in the Foyer, fill out a Next Steps card and drop it off at Starting Point, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have three families with four children (three girls and a boy!) being dedicated Sunday September 21st, 3:30 – 4:30pm in the HUB (remember, Here U Belong!) This is for everyone, and this new format will allow for an extended time with the families, including more prayer, encouragement, and of course, refreshments! Please do join this celebration, as together we come alongside these young families. (The Barski's, Chambers' and Dyment families)
We have created a brand new video designed to introduce people to the heart of our church family.
Already it has touched more than 20,000 people (the power of Social Media!) and we’d love for you to share with your family and friends, through email or Facebook. You can click here to watch the video, and then pass along to others.
Thanks for helping get the good news out in this modern way!
Tables are set, 341 people have said they are coming! Time to plan the food you're bringing and join us Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday September 15-17 for our 3 Fall Kickoff Potlucks! The response has been awesome, but we still have room for you! 5:30 - 7:00pm. Just bring something to feed 8-10 people, and let's eat together! Good things happen when we get our feet under the same table See you in the HUB, because Here U Belong!