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.
We want to honour and thank Wayne Laurie for his faithful pastoral oversight of our youth ministry (Trek) and young adult ministry (Talmid) since September 2013.
With a beautiful pastor’s heart and always a smile on his face Wayne trained our youth leaders, reminded them of the vision, and was always there to answer questions and pastoral support. There is a growing sense of community and togetherness in our next generation ministries and God greatly used Wayne’s leadership to foster this.
Now passing the baton to our new youth and young adults pastor, Wayne will continue his involvement with the Kelowna Evangelical Ministerial Association, Mountain Peak Ministries, and faithful service here at KGF.
If you have any young people at KGF be sure to thank Wayne for his care in their lives this past year!
Family Movie Night (Kung Fu Panda)
Hello Families of KGF,
Mark your calendars for Friday, June 13th! We will be hosting a movie night here at the church. Click here to read a Focus on the Family movie review for Kung Fu Panda.
Evening starts at 5:45pm (show starting at 6)
Cost is $5 per family
Your kids can dress up as superheroes or kung fu masters, and bring their pillow and snuggly as we will have some seating on the floor.
Snacks will be provided.
This week Levi included the following prayer from St. Francis in the update
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Encouraged to hear what God is doing through church planting around BC and Canada. Grateful for Monty Scott and Epic City Church and Gord Fleming who is heading up C2C. That God would have dominion from sea to sea! More online here - www.c2cnetwork.ca
“I envision the role of the children’s pastor at KGF as discipling children and their families, to develop leaders, and to look for opportunities for service and growth. This ministry needs to provide a nurturing environment of faith, love and spiritual growth so that the children will grow into all that their Creator intends for them to be. Children’s ministry exists to help children to know and to experience the love of Christ and shepherd them to grow more deeply in love with Him each day.” Jamie Roy, Children’s Ministries Pastor Candidate
You are invited to interact with Jamie after both services Sunday in the Hub / Playground area, and again Sunday afternoon from 3 – 4:30pm at City Park Playground (whole families welcome). Read more about Jamie here, and watch a video interview with Pastor Mike.
The membership will vote on calling Jamie to this position of Full-Time Children’s Ministries Pastor next Sunday June 1st at a special meeting between services, 10:30am in the Sanctuary.
Several pastors representing the Evangelical church community in Kelowna spent time with Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray, as he comes near the end of his term helping give leadership to this great city.
Grateful for the opportunity to listen, encourage, share, and pray for Mayor Gray. It's also exciting to hear just a tidbit of all the amazing Kingdom endeavours being undertaken by God's people around Kelowna! Exciting.
From left to right, Will Sohnchen from Evangel, Laurence East from Metro, Phil Collins from Willow Park Church, Rick Potter from Rutland United, Ronnie Zerr Jr. from Love Revolution Communities, Mayor Walter Gray, Ed Berk from Kelowna Christian Center, Wayne Alguire from Trinity Baptist Church -Kelowna, and Mike Penninga from Kelowna Gospel Fellowship Church
This is such an important question that all of us must answer. What is the center point of our life? Truth is, everything revolves around something or someone, and getting this right makes a huge difference in how our life turns. Join us at KGF as we unpack the true Center Point, using Paul's letter to the Colossians. Starts Sunday June 1st, 9am & 11am @ KGF. All welcome!
Brian Penner has served the Life Groups in our church since September of last year and has been a fixture at our Starting Point desk for just as long. May 31st is Brian’s last day serving in this position as Pastor Levi has assumed these responsibilities as of June 1st.
Brian’s love for our church family and his passion to support our Life Groups has been a gift and a blessing for this church and his presence in these roles has been hugely appreciated.
Brian’s attentions will now be focused on his role as Director of Human Resources at the Kelowna Gospel Mission, where he has served faithfully in a full time capacity since April 1st. When you see Brian at church, be sure to thank him for his service!
At the conclusion of Pastor Marcus Schmaling's message on the power in the pinecone, (you'll have to watch it here) we invited people to come forward in prayer and response for the next generation youth & young adults that God wants to reach using the KGF church family. Powerful! Awesome to see a praying church.
Amazing transformation taking place inside our Gym as it becomes a great new space for ministry and life at KGF as the HUB! Thanks to all the volunteers who hammered, scrapped, painted and more. Windows on the backside facing the playground are set to go in this weekend. Stop by this Sunday during Coffee Time to take a look!
Calling all men of KGF. . . we are excited about an opportunity to partner with a fantastic event for guys taking place Saturday May 31st, 8am - 5pm @ Trinity Baptist Church. Details online here - http://www.wholeheartedmen.com/?page_id=864