Mike Penninga is first a foremost a son of God, a husband of Michelle, a father of 3, and a pretty good tennis player. A grad of Trinity Western University and ACTS seminary with a background in broadcast journalism, Mike has a passion for sharing the life changing news of Jesus Christ in understandable and captivating ways. He has been the lead pastor at KGF since March 2009.
This is going to be amazing. . . Our KGF family is coming together for one giant celebration service Sunday June 9th, at the Jubilee Bowl in City Park (adjacent to the playground and basketball courts).
10:00am – Worship Service
11:15am – Baptisms in the Lake
11:30am – Picnic & Family Fun time
Blanket, lawn chairs, picnic lunch, games / sports equipment
Arrive by 9:45 a.m. Parking in City Park or on the streets adjacent.
More info online, www.kgfchurch.com
We launched the 2013 Baby Bottle Campaign for the Okanagan Valley Pregnancy Care Center this past Sunday, and it was great to see more than 130 bottles head home with KGF families to be filled with coins / bills / checks and returned on Fathers Day June 16th. If you missed it Sunday, grab one this week. Our goal is $15,000, which means 150 families contributing $100 each. This really is a dynamic ministry that is helping hundreds of women, and you can make a difference.
Loved having Jacob Moon share some of his journey and music with the KGF Church Family on Mother's Day Sunday. He has given us permission to share that with you here. Be blessed and encouraged!
More online at www.jacobmoon.com
What do we do when our best laid plans go awry? For many, Mother's Day is not filled with flowers, cute cards and breakfast in bed. Instead, Mother's Day reminds some of what is missing, and raises questions of why.
We want to lean into this idea, and our prayer is that the God of comfort will move by His Holy Spirit in your lives as you engage.
It's always fun to have kids share a bit about their moms. In this short video from UpTown Kids @ KGF, you will laugh and cry at the same time! Thank you moms!
Never been to Gardom Lake Bible Camp? That needs to change, and Saturday May 11 is a great day to do that. It's the annual Walk Run Cycle / Family Fun Day, running from 10am - 3pm at the Camp (90 minutes north of Kelowna just past Enderby). Here's Pastor Mike with Rikk and Morgan from camp.
More at www.gardomlake.ca
PERSONAL VISION WORKSHOP
Guest Speaker - author Randy Reese from Vantage Point 3
JUNE 1 - 9:00-3:00 - KGF FIRESIDE ROOM
This formative workshop helps The Journey participants reflect upon their calling and character, their experiences, passions, and competencies in the light of God’s ongoing work in the world, and thereby begin discovering what God’s particular purposes for their life could be. This 4-5 hour workshop provides participants with the necessary space and tools to prayerfully develop an initial draft of their own personal vision statement based on what they have discovered about themselves and the unique callings God has given them. The time will also provide a challenge to live out what they are discovering about who God has designed them to be and what he may be inviting them to do (Ephesians 2:10).
Cost is $59.00 (includes lunch) - Register at vantagepoint3.org/events/event-registration/
NOTE: This is open to others beyond just Journey participants - for more info contact Garth at 250-491-8355.
Are you gifted as a singer or musician? Do you have natural abilities (or a desire to learn!) in the world of sound, media, and video? Then join us this Friday May 10th for a very important Visioning night with Pastor Rolly, Pastor Mike, and our new Tech Ministries Director Galen Bond. More in this 90 second video.
We are so excited to officially welcome Galen Bond to our staff team! We couldn't be more pleased to begin this new chapter with Galen and KGF, and have come to appreciate Galen, Amy & Mylah a great deal. He will begin as KGF’s Technical Ministries Director (10 hours per week) May 1st.
When and how do you talk to your kids about sex?
At what age can kids know they are doing wrong?
Dr. Dave & Donalyn Currie respond to these and other questions in this Q&A session from the Parenting evening at KGF.
More online at www.doingfamilyright.com