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Ukraine Response

We are working to provide practical support to church partners in Ukraine. The church exists in all corners of the world. Our pastor has pastoral colleagues who minister in Ukraine and are coached by a church that shares our values and mission here in Canada, with whom we are associated. Working always towards independence and […]

NEXT Christian Community Risk Mitigation Plan

Coming together to worship in person and digitally beginning September 6 We have developed these guidelines as recommended by AHS and the Chief Medical Officer. We are a renter and therefore are interpreting the recommendations as Red Willow has asked because ultimately, they are legally responsible for the facility and compliance to public space health […]

What is a Tenebrae Service?

The word Tenebrae is Latin for shadows. The purpose of the Tenebrae service is to recreate the emotional aspects of the passion story. This is not supposed to be a happy service because the occasion was not happy. The service was originally designed for Good Friday and may include solemn hymns, a sermon, and communion.

Our Community’s Role During This Pandemic

They need us to continue serving; our help is essential! With this in mind we need to pivot our focus from, “Ok, how do we meet when we can’t physically be together?”, to “Ok, how do we find ways to safely serve and love the vulnerable people in our community?” A practical example of a way we can help would be by continuing our community cook nights.

Simple Summers at NEXT are back!

July 4 to August 22 – Join us for weekly Thursday evening services from 7 to 8 P.M.

We do summer a little differently at NEXT. 2019 marks our second year of Simple Summer services. So that everyone gets to take a bit of a break during the summer (pastor, volunteers and congregation), we shift our weekly gathering to Thursday evenings instead of Sunday mornings.