Dec 28, 2014

Merry Christmas from BC - Part two

MCBC Women's Retreat 2014

You can read all about it HERE but first.... get yourself a cup of coffee and some Christmas cookies because you will be in front of your computer screen for a while! :-)

Merry Christmas from all of us to all of you!
The Retreat Planning Committee - 2014
l-r: Rita Siebert, Cheryl Dyck, Waltrude Gortzen,
Kay Moua and Candice Corder.
In the centre is April Yamasaki - our weekend speaker
Missing is committee member Gloria Laurence

Dec 25, 2014

Dec 22, 2014

Merry Christmas from BC - Part One

I know it's been a long time in coming but I purposely waited for the Christmas Season to come around before our 2014 Retreat reporting!

Here is the link for PART ONE ! Enjoy!

A Santa Sack big enough to hide a Committee member in! :-)
Found at the 2014 Annual MCC Festival in Abbotsfford.

Dec 21, 2014

Fourth Advent

The fourth candle – the angel’s candle – is lit, along with the first three, on the fourth Sunday of Advent, reminding the faithful of the heavenly host or large army of angels who proclaimed Jesus’ arrival with “Behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy!” The much-anticipated birth of Jesus on Christmas is just a few days away, the culmination of four Sundays of Advent that are imbued with hope, peace, love, and joy.  (from Manila Bulletin)

Dec 14, 2014

Third Advent

"Advent is a festival of lights.  
We light candles for four weeks to symbolize core elements of our faith.  
The lights shine in the darkness of winter.  
As servants of God we are called to be light to the nations."
(Carolyne Epp-Fransen)

Carolyne and her husband, Gordon, serve as MCC Representatives for Jordan, Iraq, and Iran and live in Amman, Jordan.  To read Carolyne's blog, "A Light to the Nations", posted on December 10, 2014 as guest writer for the MCC Ottawa office, please click here.

Dec 12, 2014

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Dec 10, 2014

Second Advent

God speaks peace to us, his people.  
In peace we proclaim God's comfort to each other.

(From our Facebook page)

Dec 1, 2014

First Advent

Many churches celebrate Advent with the lighting of a candle on each of the four Sundays leading up to Christmas Day.  The four candles represent hope, peace, joy and love and help us to prepare out hearts to celebrate the coming of our Saviour.  A fifth candle may be lit on Christmas Day and is known as the Christ candle.  Throughout this busy season, Advent wreaths or centrepieces (such as the one pictured here) are a reminder of the real reason we celebrate. 

(From our Facebook page)