We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to go to Rush this year. It was our second time going and, once again, proved to be an incredible experience.
We loved having time to connect with our amazing leaders and friends from KGF youth. Beyond this, the time spent in worship and listening to the speaker was amazing as well.
It is so incredible to be in a roomful of teenagers worshipping and praising God together. There is something so special about that type of atmosphere. The messages were very powerful. They continually challenged us to grow in our faith and relationship with Christ. Topics covered included identity in Christ, putting our trust in God, and coming alive by the power of the Spirit.
They set out on a road trip from their home in Penticton on a sunny spring day three years ago, heading for a business convention in Nevada. Al and Rita Chrétien had not the slightest inkling that losing their way in the desolate hills of Nevada would lead to international headlines, a full scale search and rescue effort and prayer cries from around the world.
Rita will tell how God's "eye was on the sparrow' through Al's heroic walk to find help and her seven harrowing weeks alone - with Him - in frozen wilderness. To a world that marvelled at her 'impossible' survival, Rita confidently continues to give all glory and honour to her Saviour.
Join us @ KGF Tuesday March 4th, 7pm as we hear Rita's story, and see God's grace & peace in the midst of incredible circumstances.
Shot a video this morning with my friend Curtis Allen up at Seton House of Prayer above Kettle Valley. Beautiful morning. Look for this video on Ash Wednesday March 5th as we prepare for six weeks on final words of Jesus on the cross. New series at KGF.
Seton House of Prayer miraculously escaped the flames of the 2003 Okanagan Mountain Park Wildfire, as the fire went literally around the retreat center. A true miracle!
I have to give a huge shout out to two guys who continue to make our website such a great ministry tool. Todd Avison & John Holman have worked with us from the beginning (not of time, but of our website!) to make it a great extension of God's work here in the KGF church family Thank you for sharing your gifts with us & many!
You can also find out more about their work, on their website, www.thejrp.ca
As we approach our Annual General Meeting Sunday March 9th, we wanted to pause to say a huge thank you to three board members who are completing their time in this capacity. From bottom row, middle to right, Nancy Tordiffe, Ellen Hubert and Mark Kent have served so well, with such faithfulness and love for Jesus and His church. We look forward to strong relationships moving forward with each of them as key parts of the KGF church family. You are loved!
Other board members, from top left - Mel Newth, Colleen Enns, Heidi Wiens, Bernie Siebring, Mike Penninga
Front Row from left - Jono Lowe, Kendall Priebe, Nancy, Ellen, Mark
Join us for our AGM Sunday March 9th, 7 - 9pm in the Sanctuary. Full Reports here:
Pastor Mike Penninga
As we continue to introduce new expressions of worship through song, we wanted to give you an opportunity to get to know these songs, as they are available online. Here’s the worship set list from Sunday March 2nd with Pastor Rolly.
As we wrap up our February "Month of Love" at KGF, we asked Adam to share some reflections on AGAPE Day, and what this church family has meant to him and his Spiritual journey.
I would like to take this chance to thank Ethan Delichte who brought me to this church and to thank you for being a good pastor who loves and goes by example! Its been great with this month of LOVE and AGAPE and to be more involved in a great community Church! It was great for Hannah and I to be out helping and working with others in the community!
When historical moments take place in our lives, they become etched in our memories forever. Sunday February 23, 15 million Canadians woke up to watch our Men’s Hockey Team win Gold! Who can forget the national pride and achievement we felt across our country? But a “gold medal win” was not the best thing that happened last Sunday. After the game, a bunch of fine looking Canadians went to KGF and sponsored 50 children from 26 developing countries worldwide… changing the trajectory of each child’s life living in extreme poverty.
In the coming weeks, one by one, each child will find out that he/she has a loving sponsor from Kelowna, BC, Canada! Imagine the joy, celebration, and party that will take place in the lives of these children, their families, and Church the children are connected to! It will be a historic day in the lives of 50 children as they receive the news about you, their sponsor! Better than any gold medal placed around an athlete’s neck. The commitment and unabashed dedication that the leadership and congregation of KGF have towards Compassion is so encouraging. Together we are partnering to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Thank you for loving and caring for more than 200 children now through your church family. To God be the glory.
Compassion Canada www.compassion.ca
We were so blessed to have Dan Bremnes join us in worship February 23. He helped lead some new songs, and others that have already become anthems in our church family. Here’s links to the worship songs.
Hosanna – Praise is Rising Brenton Brown
Your Strength – Dan Bremnes
Cornerstone – Hillsong
Mighty to Save – Hillsong
Find out more about Dan’s ministry online here:
On March 12th, 2014 We, (Alexis Cooper and Andrew Henseleit), will travel to Guatemala with 10 youth from Evangel's Youth Group. Our 12 day Mission Trip will be full of many amazing opportunities to serve. We will be going into Hospitals and helping out, as well as going into the Elementary schools doing presentations to the students about God's Love for them. We will also be doing our dramas in local churches.
On KGF's Agape Day we went to Souls for Soles and we have the amazing opportunity to bring 100 lbs of shoes with us from Soles for Souls and will be distributing them where God leads. We will be participating in some hands on building opportunities and will be serving the community in any way we can. We are excited to help with the children in the Elementary Schools and can't wait to see all that God will do through this experience. We can't wait to see God's Moments in this trip and experience our own and others deepening relationship with Him.
We would love your prayers as we travel. Thank you so much for your support in this Missions Trip.
What a great day we had with Compassion Sunday! We celebrate 50 kids being sponsored! What an amazing response from such a generous & loving KGF church family. Thank you for saying yes to change the trajectory of a child's life.
If you sponsored a kid Sunday, or have already sponsored a kid, I encourage you this week to write them a letter, encouraging them, praying for them, letting them know more about you. You can actually do that right online, as well as find out so much more about Compassion Canada, www.compassion.ca
What a great example of AGAPE: Unconditional Love in Action!!