Sermon this Week – Summer as Sabbath
A Canadian Spiritual Discipline

Kick the Boring Out of Your Life

Women’s Book Study – Tuesday Evening 7:30 – 9:00
Each week you read a chapter of Donna Carter’s book and come to discuss it with other women.  You do not need to come every week.  Each chapter is a great foundation for the evening’s conversation, and if you are gone on vacation for a couple of weeks or can only come three times over the summer we think you will enjoy it. Held at the Church – childcare will not be provided, bring your own coffee or tea.  For more information contact Holley Christensen –

Book Description

Good lives rarely happen randomly. But a wise woman who works in concert with God’s design for living is almost certain to have a full, rich life—the kind of life every woman really wants.

How does a woman make the wise decisions that will create a beautiful life? In her new book, author and speaker Donna Carter offers practical and spiritual advice that can help you create the life you love. You’ll learn how to:

think big 
set boundaries 
take risks 
invest wisely 
maximize the power of your words 

These strategies and more will help any woman create the life she loves.

Things are a little blurry at the moment but we are working on making things clearer


In May 2019 our lease on our facility expires.  Our landlord would like us to stay.  We would like to stay if the landlord will install a lift  (we must become an accessible facility) and give us a lease rate that works for us.  A part of entering into negotiations is for us to be very aware of other alternative spaces where we could meet, should we be unable to find a win-win for us and the landlord.

So a group of NEXT people have volunteered to serve on a facilities search committee.  It is being chaired by Kris Knutson.  They will be exploring all sorts of options.  Please ask questions and make suggestions.  We think we need 5000 to 8000 square feet.  We are open to shared facilities and just about all options.

The rental business here at our facility is still up and functioning and it is important that we not scare away business – by publically discussing a potential move.  We will, of course, manage bookings so as not to commit to hosting groups beyond the time we know we have the facility.

We may be moving on, we may be staying.  We know we are on a journey of discovery for our community as we look to find the place God has for us in June 2019.

Join us on Thursday Evenings from July 5th to August 30th from 7-8 pm for our weekly services.


– Learn simple wisdom from the Book of Proverbs
– Worship together with handmade hymnals
– Gather in Community


Rather than spending your summer Sunday’s at church, we want you to be free to go and be the church wherever you are.
NEXT will remain open from 10-11 A.M. on Sunday through the summer for quiet prayer and reflection

While the adults are enjoying a simple Thursday evening service, NEXT kids are invited to attend the Great Summer PJ party!

What you will need:
-Cosy PJ’s
-Your favourite blanket and/or stuffie
After some songs and prayer in the adult’s service, we will be learning what’s in the bible and snacking on our favourite breakfast cereals!
The Nursery will be open for those with babies or toddlers.
Do you want to be a Junior Leader in NEXT Kids this summer?
Grade 4-6  Volunteer Opportunity


For the months of July and August, NEXT traditionally offers the opportunity for new people to help in NEXT kids to give our regular volunteers a break over the summer.
Please sign up on Sunday morning at the coffee bar in the foyer or message Sarah Lepine-Knutson.


A day or two in the country, hammocks in the trees, birds to watch, acres to wander around and play in. Kid’s crafts, wiener roast for dinner, campfire (singalong if someone who can play the guitar comes) pancakes for breakfast.

The Puts have a couple of tents, you are welcome to bring your own tent or trailer. Or to just come for the day.

Please RSVP to