NEWS AND EVENTS



Church and Fellowship

Posted by on Mar 13, 2020 in News and Events, Top Banner | 0 comments

Church and Fellowship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Church and Fellowship in a time of isolation. This is a challenging time for churches to try to figure out how best to serve not only their regular attenders, but how to reach out to the community around them. As we move to an online structure, that human element is still needed. Please check out our various virtual services shown at the top of the website. However, if you require prayer or need to talk to someone, we are still here for you. Whether or not you have ever visited us in person, we want to support you during this time. If you have any prayer requests, we have a dedicated group of people who are committed to pray over these concerns. If you would like a phone call by one of our elders, or if you would like to be included in any of our regular emails, we can help. Please email our office using the contact us page, or by emailing office@livinghope.on.ca and let us know how we can help.

 

March 17, 11:30 am Update

Administrative Council has sent out an email to the congregation. If you did not receive it, please email eschmidt@livinghope.on.ca

Up to date information from Ontario Government regarding recent State of Emergency: Click here

 

If you are not yet on Right Now Media, a study and message streaming service, please email Emmy at the office to get your own account. eschmidt@livinghope.on.ca. We will also be preparing some original content that will be available via Facebook and our website. watch for more information.

 

 

Cancellations

Living Hope’s Women’s Retreat is Cancelled.

Young @ Heart will not be meeting until further notice

Sunday Services will be cancelled until April 10. We will be watching the developing situation, however, we will prepare to meet again for our Good Friday Service. This will be subject to change depending on how things progress. Please watch this location for up to date information.

The building will be closed until that date, there will be no weekly programming, no office hours. The mailbox and phone messages will be checked daily. Email will be checked throughout the day, if you have a need please email eschmidt@livinghope.on.ca

Please turn to trusted sources for information about the COVID-19 virus. There is much false information flooding social media. please check out these sites:

Ontario government:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

Peterborough Health Unit:

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

 

How to Give?

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How to Give?

Many of you are asking about how to keep giving to the church during this time, that is great! We have a number of ways you can do this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Note from our Deacons: As the COVID-19 continues to impact our families, your deacons continue to serve to meet the needs of our Living Hope family.  To help meet these needs, your Special offerings ( the weekly different charities),  will now be directed to the Deacon Fund.  Your tithes (regular budget giving), will continue to go towards our budget.  Thank you for your faithful giving, that supports all our ministries.

 

How can I still Tithe?

Our mailbox in the front of our building has PAR forms, if you with to initiate automatic giving.

I will be checking the mailbox daily if you wish to drop off cheques (no cash please), or completed PAR forms.

You can also mail Cheques to 1 Consumers Place Peterborough ON K9L 0C5

 

 

Online giving can be made through Canada Helps:

Online Giving

 

 

Please email the office if you need any assistance with any of these options: eschmidt@livinghope.on.ca

From Our Leaders

Posted by on Mar 1, 2020 in News and Events, Top Banner | 0 comments

From Our Leaders

“In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4: 6-7

Did you know worrying is a choice?  If it were not a choice, God would not have told us over and over to have no fear, to not be anxious, and to not be afraid.   God says, “Do not be anxious.  This may seem difficult at times, especially in the days we are in right now, but it doesn’t change God’s word to us.  As His followers, we need to ‘take every thought captive to make it obedient to Christ’ (2 Corinthians 10:5).  Dwelling on thoughts that don’t line up with His word is wrong.  Believers must make a choice to not accept these negative and anxious thoughts and replace them with God’s truth.  We also need to bring our concerns to God and cast all our cares/anxiety upon Him (1 Peter 5:7, Psalm 55:22).  As believers, we need to have thankful hearts, because when we are thankful, even in difficult times, we are showing faith in Him. ‘Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him’. (Hebrews 11:6)

Then when we call out to Him by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, and share our requests with Him, His peace, which surpasses all understanding will guard our hearts and our thoughts in Christ Jesus! – Christy

 

Greetings from your Administrative Council, As we all adjust to our new ‘normal’, we give thanks to God for technology that allows us to stay connected with the Living Hope community. I hope you are taking the opportunity to visit our website to access ways to stay connected and draw closer to God. Admin Council has been meeting regularly using video conferencing to continue the work of Living Hope. We have been busy with the staff with their annual reviews. We are thankful for our dedicated staff who have been busy establishing new ways to connect, encourage and build up their ministries. This is the time of year that the new budget is being developed. Thank you for faithful giving to help meet our financial commitments. Check out our website to see the different ways you can continue to tithe and bless the work of Living Hope. We trust that God has a future for Living Hope, with this mind, Admin continues to study the report that was written after our Ministry Visioning Retreat. The Visioning Report will then lead into the Church Growth Task Report – “Our Neighbours, Our Blessings”. We pray that you are staying healthy and finding new ways to stay connected with your Living Hope Family. Grace and peace, Administrative Council – Hilda Van Drunen

 

March 26, 2020

Greetings all. I pray you are well.

 

I would like to thank the many of you who have sent notes of encouragement for our first virtual service last Sunday. Emmy deserves much of the credit for finding a way for us to post that and we are so happy we can still connect as a community. We have already recorded a worship session for this weeks service as well. I must say though, that is it quite strange and a little nerve racking talking to a camera and leading worship for an empty room! No, let me correct that, it wasn’t empty… the Holy Spirit was still there leading us! That being said, the reality is that we are working with limited resources and I feel very blessed for those who have helped out and allowed us to put this together on such short notice.

 

The reality is that this may be our new normal for the next while, how long no one knows. We are unsure as the gov’t restrictions are continually changing. We as a church are complying and maintaining the social distancing protocols, and let me assure you that even recording these virtual services we are taking every precaution. I may end up leading worship from my living room soon, but whatever situation we find ourselves in over the coming weeks, we cannot forget to worship! Our God is a Holy God, He is everlasting, He is a loving and all powerful God. Take this time to deepen your relationship with Him, read the gospels and draw near to the words of Jesus, take comfort in knowing that His love never fails.

 

These may be difficult and uncertain times and often with uncertainty comes fear. I’ve been listening to this song again recently, the lyrics at the end “fear is gone my hope is sure, Christ is mine forevermore”. Such a good reminder that though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death we will fear no evil. Please take a moment to listen to this song, I pray it blesses you as it has blessed me. Love you all.

grace and peace,

Mike Broersma

Worship Ministries Director

 

 

March 24, 2020

 

March 19, 2020

Dear Living Hope Family: Your Pastoral Care Elders and Deacons are actively working to continue to serve our Living Hope family. Any needs and concerns can be directed to Living Hope’s email (office@livinghope.on.ca) or by phone 705 740-9293. These messages will be retrieved once a day and passed on to the appropriate people for a response. During this unusual time of Covid-19, we encourage you to remain in regular communication with your Living Hope friends, leaders and ministry partners. Please stay connected with your Connect Group, Women’s Coffee Break Group, Men’s Ministry, Youth or Young Adult group, Marriage group, Stephen Minister, or Pastoral Care Visitor. While we have been advised to keep a social distance at this time, we all can continue to keep in touch in safe and meaningful ways by phone, email, text, Skype/FaceTime, letters/cards. In doing this we have opportunity to encourage one another. “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Jesus Christ had….Accept one another just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit”. Romans 15: 5-7; 13 On behalf of your Pastoral Care Elders and Deacons – Anita Mahy

 

 

 

March 19, 2020

Young moms, are you feeling overwhelmed with all that is going on in the world? Do you wonder how you will make it through the next few weeks or maybe even make it through today?! All of this may seem very scary and overwhelming. However, Jesus is our good Shepherd and He says: “He will tend his flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs in His arms; He will carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those that have young.” ~ Isaiah 40:11 God says that He will tend His flock like a shepherd. One of the rules of being a shepherd is to “tend to the flock, but care for the individual”. To have a healthy flock, a shepherd must make sure he provides for all their needs – clean water, food and shelter. However, the “success of a shepherd is in the compassion he has for each individual sheep.” In these uncertain times, it might feel like God is not watching over you, but He is! (Psalm 23) Jesus cares about what each one of you is going through, and He is calling you to come to Him and give Him your burdens and your fears (Matt. 11:28). Jesus will replace your fears with a peace that passes all understanding that will guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus (Phil 4:7). Do not despair sister, your good shepherd will take care of you! Place your trust in Jesus ~ He will never let you go! And, may we as His people care for one another so we can have a healthy flock. -Christy

 

 

March 17, 2020

 

Prayer

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Basketball Camp 2020

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019 in News and Events, Top Banner | 0 comments

Basketball Camp 2020

July 20 – 24, 2020

 

We will be delaying registration until May 1, 2020, please check back in weeks to come for an update

 

Basketball Camp is one week of basket ball fun during July!

Monday – Friday

8:30 AM- 12:00 PM

For all boys and girls in grades 4 – 8 (ages 8-14: students going into grade 4, up to finishing grade 8)

Here at Living Hope Church. Click here for directions and map.

 

 

What is it?

Living Hope Basketball Camp is a free one week camp for girls and boys grades 4-8. Kids come together, meet new people, stay active, enjoy delicious snacks, learn new basketball skills, have friendly competitions, stay cool with water activities (balloon toss, water fight), and connect with others from the church and their community. We end the week with a BBQ and invite our families to join!”

-an Excerpt from Peterborough SportsXpress Magazine by our own Christie Ruck (Colmer)

 


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