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Annual Celebration Upcoming –

We will be enjoying a time of reflection and celebration on May 6 as we look back on the year past!  Elections for our 2018/2019 Board will begin on April 22.  We are planning to enjoy a potluck meal alongside our Annual Celebration.  Details will be forthcoming, but please do let us know asap if you have a table or two you can bring! 

Our Annual Celebration Ministry Reports and Election Nominations booklet is available here

 

Join our Youth and Young Adults for a good cause! 

The youth-and-young-adults Bible Study is participating in a 5k walk to raise money for mental health! The organization To Write Love on Her Arms is hosting a 5k fundraiser on April 16th in the U.S., but they've invited other communities to participate. We'd love for you to join us! All are welcome, and the more participants we have, the more funds we will raise for mental health awareness and treatment.
 
When? April 22nd, at 2:30PM.
Where? Meeting at the new Skyview Property, walking through the Harvest Hills Community.
What's the cost? $25 U.S. for a basic package, $40 U.S. for a Level 2 Package (see link).
Who? the Tuesday YYA Bible Study, you, and all the friends you bring.
 
 

Harmony through Harmony Spring Concert

Save the date! Harmony through Harmony is having its Spring Concert, 'Gather Round' on April 29, 2018 from 7:30pm-9pm at Dalhousie Community Church, 5511 Baroc Rd NWIt will be a memorable evening of inspiring music (including acapella and instrumental) and members sharing about what it means to be on a journey of pursuing justice. Tickets are $20 per person. Contact the church office for ticket information.

 

Property Update! 

Visit our facebook page for updated video tours of our interior!  A few clips are below!  Painting has begun and volunteers have begun work on the sanctuary stage! Things are moving along quickly!

Back of foyer; nursery door   

(Back of foyer; nursery door ahead and santuary door to the left)                           (Facing back of Sanctuary) 

  

(Office, facing Pastor's office door)                                (Basement, rear windows in open fellowship area)

 

 

 join in the research efforts of one of our ambrose students

This letter is a request for assistance with a project I am conducting for my Master’s degree at Ambrose University, under the supervision of Dr. Monetta Bailey and Dr. Charlie Cook. The title of my research project is “Anti-Black Racism in Calgary: How it affects faith and Christian congregations”. The purpose of this study is to explore personal experiences of anti-Black racism in our city by holding interviews with people to learn their stories. I believe that each person’s experience holds truth, and that our stories are powerful connecting points for people and communities. 

It is my hope that this type of research can help our society realize the truths and realities of racism in our own backyard, and inspire people to get engaged in discussions of equality. I am particularly passionate about encouraging these discussions in the church, as we believe that each person is made in the image of God and thus is deserving of respect and fair treatment. If you have Black heritage, identify as Christian, are at least 18 years of age, and have lived in Calgary for approximately a year, I would love to speak with you about your experiences with racism in our city. 

If you (or someone you know) would like to participate in this study, you may contact me and we will discuss details of the project and any questions you may have. (Please contact the church office for contact details.)

Thank you for your consideration, and I hope to speak with you soon.

Christina Pitre
Master’s Student
Ambrose University

**Participation is completely voluntary, and this study has been reviewed and granted ethics approval through Ambrose University’s Research Ethics Board.

missional community at Skyview

The vision behind missional community is inspired by Jesus’ lifestyle and the ways that Jesus’ closest followers sought to imitate his lifestyle together. In the Church’s efforts to make Christ-like disciples, we see three core elements in Jesus’ example:[1]

1)    Up – Communion with God

2)    In – Fellowship with one another

3)    Out – Hospitality, Service, and witness to God’s love beyond the Church

Missional community seeks to embody these three aspects of Jesus’ life in its gatherings. Skyview is seeking to follow this three-fold pattern in its response to God’s call for us to help people come to know Jesus and to grow into mature followers.

Autumn of 2017 gave us a season of praying and discerning God’s calling for us together. I am very thankful for the time that people invested praying, reading, and discerning together how Missional Communities might take shape in our church.

In the Winter and Spring of 2018 we are looking forward to the doors that God will open for us to serve those outside of our church, to grow together in community as we serve, and to grow in our relationship with God all the while. We’re looking to expand Skyview’s value of Generous Hospitality beyond our members and walls as we seek Communion with God and give thanks for God’s blessings.

Three or four ideas for missional community are being discussed, and we’re determining how the vision for missional community fits with our existing ministries – if you are interested in being involved in a gathering that seeks together deeper relationships with God, with each other, and with those outside our community, please contact Ryan Herbert: ryan@skyviewchurch.ca.


[1] This example is borrowed from 3D Movements, described in Building a Discipling Culture by Mike Breen.

 

Did you know?

Here at Skyview we regularly support missions both right here in Calgary and world wide through our district and denomination, which you can learn more about at Nazarene Missions International, as well as through partnership with two specific ministries:

Seed of Hope 

The Seed of Hope is a community development ministry in the rural outskirts of Durban, South Africa, that supports the community through programs focused on education and care.  Learn more about who they are and how you can get involved here.  Visit our missions page for more updates!

Youth unlimited calgary

Youth Unlimited is a community organzation that focuses on the support of young people through programs that assist them with all needs, from physical and emotional health and well being, spiritual support, employment support, and support of the whole family through times of difficulty.  Learn more about this organization here, or take a look at their latest newsletter.

 

Our district NYI (Nazarene Youth International) were recently challenged to join The Justice Movement – a voice for justice and compassion in the world. The movement is made of kids, students, young adults, families, and churches that believe they can make a difference in each other’s lives. The movement amplifies the voice of the weak and responds to their needs. A number of Skyview youth, young adults and leaders have taken up the Just Water challenge – drinking only water for a select period of time, while raising awareness and funds for the global water crisis. Read their stories on the Just Water page and see how you can encourage, pray for and donate.

 

 

Skyview Home Pledges

For information on pledging and giving to the Skyview Home Building campaign, check out www.ourskyviewhome.ca/give

 

Weekly Bulletins

You can also find our regular scheduled events on our calendar.