We wanted to take time to say thanks for the great service Judy von Hollen has provided to this church family for the past six years. Judy, your love for others and your servant heart has been an absolute joy, and you have helped shape the DNA of our church family. Enjoy this new season of retirement! You are loved!
You can relive our Christmas in the City drama here! A couple preparing for Christmas extend kindness to a young dad who is facing a difficult season. Find out how the key messages of Christmas are driven home: you are not alone, you are loved, and there is hope!
Thanks to Ken, Donna & Ray for their excellent work, as well as Janet for directing and co-writing, and Kelsey for pulling so many pieces together!
We have posted the full, 55 minute Christmas in the City event here!
For many people, Christmas is a crazy busy season of rushing, buying, baking, preparing, wrapping and more. We acknowledge that, and wanted to create a one-hour space to pause, reflect, and remember what Christmas really means.
Our desire is to give you an opportunity to be reminded about how Christmas changes everything. Through music, drama, video, and reflection, we unwrap three gifts, three truths that Christmas really did bring. You are not alone, you are loved, and there is hope!
We asked the kids of Kelowna Gospel Fellowship Church to tell the story of Jesus' birth in their own words. Some of their answers were funny, some cute, and others were surprisingly accurate to the real story in the Bible (Gospels of Matthew and Luke).
Thank you to all of the volunteers, parents, and kids who were involved in the making of this video!
Christmas in the City is almost here and you are invited! Here's a 2 minute promo video we shot @ the theatre that describes what you can expect. Watch & pass along to a friend who you'd love to join you! It's going to be an amazing evening, Tuesday December 24th, 4:30 & 6:00pm at the Kelowna Community Theatre downtown in the heart of our great city!
KGF is currently in the process of discerning 3 new pastoral positions, for Children's, Youth & Young Adults, and Associate. Many people have inquired about what we are looking for, and where the church is heading. So in this six minute video, Pastor Mike Penninga gives an overview of where we've been, where we are, where we're going, and who we are looking for.
It was a joy to celebrate three baptisms @ KGF December 8, 2013. Judy Taylor, Kamila Stinner & Krista Jessacher take a step of obedience & response to Jesus, going public with their love for Him and their desire to walk with Him. Here's Pastor Mike and a behind the scenes look at the baptisms!
We are so excited to see God’s family grow here at KGF, as more and more people take the step of faith in Baptism and belonging through Membership. December 8, 2013 we welcomed 20 more. What I love is these are people just like you, imperfect men and women who have found the love of a perfect God!
I pray their testimonies (available online here - http://kgfchurch.com/your-kelowna-church/life-stories) will be an encouragement to you in your own spiritual journey. I love to hear stories like these of God on the move.
I also encourage you to welcome these people into the KGF family with open arms. When we turned 50 as a church (in 2010), our theme was “Deep Roots – New Shoots”. We want to grow deeper as we grow wider. We want to strengthen our walk with God as individuals while welcoming new individuals to journey alongside. As a church family, we are indeed stronger together!
May we together know Jesus and make Him known!
Pastor Mike Penninga
"In my early twenties I felt emptiness and a lack of purpose in my life so I started to look at different Churches to see if I felt a difference."
Listen to Kamila's testimony & watch her baptism @ KGF on December 8, 2013
"Hi my name is Judy, daughter of God. During the last 12 years I have fought the addiction of alcohol. I had enough, I needed to go somewhere and be immersed in God. Through my Bible studies I have met Jesus, and crave his truth. My relationship is growing deeper everyday. I still go through struggles and yet, I always know that He is with me and loving me."
Watch Judy's testimony & baptism from December 8, 2013 @ KGF here