Everlasting Love Romania Team Update

Everlasting Love Romania Team Update

Hello again family and friends, 

Well, here we are! As we start to write this, the team is sitting down for supper at our hotel in Budapest. It's finally starting to sink in that our time in Szentkiraly is over, so in order to postpone that feeling, we'll reflect on our last three days...

Everlasting Love Romania Team Update

Everlasting Love Romania Team Update

Hello family and friends, 

We concluded our VBS week in Nadasd on Thursday and Friday, a village whose population has a high percentage of gypsies. We were blessed to have over 90 children attend VBS and learn about the Love of God. It was fun and chaotic at the same time! As this was our second village for VBS, we had developed a bit of a routine and were a little more confident in our roles. As the children were dismissed on Friday, our team was excited to hand out the teddy bears lovingly made by the church in Olds...

Everlasting Love Romania Team Update

Everlasting Love Romania Team Update

Hello friends and family, 

In the past few days we have had a real sense of what our time here in Romania will look like. As of today the weather has cooled down significantly, which has been much appreciated. However, it is supposed to warm up come next week. 

On Monday we got to be guinea pigs for a brand new team-building activity. Paul and Tanya informed us of our goal: to traverse the village, interpret clues, complete challenges, and eventually make our way back to the church...

Greece Team Update

Greece Team Update

Greetings (salām) from Greece!

Our team of 11 from Calgary, Toronto, Florida and South Carolina arrived safely on Saturday and Sunday, and quickly settled into our apartments in the hub of Athens. We're across from the metro and a hop from the local partnering office, and making sure we're getting lots of sunscreen with temperatures between 30-40°C.

Each day it's been heart-breaking stepping into the stories of refugee families—families who have been persecuted, arriving on Greek shores with nothing, and live in constant fear about their future, and where they'll receive their next meal.

Thank you for your prayers, and here is a brief recap of our last few days...

Everlasting Love Romania Team Update

Everlasting Love Romania Team Update

Hello friends and family, 

We have officially arrived to Szentkiraly, our home for the next ten days. We spent nearly 20 hours in airports and on planes until we arrived in Budapest where Paul and Tanya were standing outside of arrivals waiting to greet us. It was great to see their friendly faces and know that we had almost made it to our final destination. 

After dropping off our luggage at the hotel, we went for dinner along the river and then took a bit of a walk to tour around the parliament and St. Stephen’s cathedral. The team did their best to stay awake until a decent hour in efforts to win the fight against jet leg...

Brentview Floats the Bow River

Brentview Floats the Bow River

Brentview Floats the Bow! Saturday, July 15 at 1 pm.

Build community and cool off from the summer heat by joining other young adults in a float down the Bow River.

RSVP by filling out the form below. When you RSVP, your name will be entered for a door prize

We will be entering the river at Bowness Park at 1 pm. If you need a ride, meet at Brentview Baptist Church at 12:30 pm.

Don't forget, if you are bringing your own raft, please ensure you also have a bail bucket, paddles, and a life jacket. These are legally required by the city to go rafting. If you do not have a life jacket, please let us know. You cannot raft without a life jacket! 

If you have any further questions, please contact the Hub Team at hub@brentviewbaptist.com

 

 

 

Courageous Grandparenting

Courageous Grandparenting

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Register now by clicking the button below and following the instructions. If you have any questions contact grandparents@brentviewbaptist.com

 

Who should register?

Any of the following who are committed to being intentional about leaving a faith legacy for the next generations:

·       Grandparents

·       Upcoming-grandparents

·       Surrogate grandparents

·       Parents who desire to involve their own parents in their children’s lives

 

What’s included in the registration fee:

·       Interactive teaching session providing tools to impact our children and grandchildren (see seminar outline below)

·       Session materials

·       Cavin Harper’s book, Courageous Grandparenting – Unshakeable Faith in a Broken World (one book per single registrant; one book per couple)

·        Grands Matter - Connecting Hearts, Uniting Generations:  a quarterly magazine containing  invaluable resources and encouragement to help grandparents connect with their grandchildren.

·       Lunch and snacks

 

Seminar Outline

SESSION ONE: OWN UP! Does Your Legacy Matter?

This session explores what God says about grandparents’ legacy, and three critical roles God has given us.

SESSON TWO: WISE UP! Unpacking the Issachar Factor

Understanding the times and knowing what impacts how we fulfill the three Critical Roles of biblical grandparenting discussed in Session One.

SESSION THREE: SPEAK UP! Unleashing the Power of Spoken Blessing

This session explores what the Bible says about the spoken blessing as a powerful tool in a grandparent’s toolbox. Learn how to unleash that power in your own family, even if they aren’t believers. 

SESSION FOUR: GEAR UP! Allies or Adversaries: What About Parent and Grandparent Relationships?

Our relationships with our adult children and spouses is a critical piece of successful grandparenting. We’ll explore how to build and maintain strong relationships for the sake of all involved, especially the grandchildren.

SESSION FIVE: STEP UP! Let’s Take the Hill Country!

City Camp

City Camp

We are partnering with Camp Caroline to run a city camp at Brentview! It's going to be a crazy fun week and we'd love for your kids, your friends and your neighbours to join us! We will have special activities including a jumbo slip n' slide, laser tag, archery, mad science, crafts, and inflatables.

What to Bring: 

  • lunch
  • hat
  • bathing suit
  • change of clothes
  • shoes appropriate for indoor/outdoor games

What is Provided:

  • sunscreen and bug spray will be provided. If you have any sensitivities please bring your own
  • peanut-free snacks

Information can also be found on the Camp Caroline Website. 

http://www.campcaroline.ab.ca/summer-camp/current-camps/6/Day-Camp

Click on the link to sign up, you don't want to miss it! Registration deadline is July 10th.

https://campcaroline.campbrainregistration.com

If you are a teenager interested in being a part of the leadership team connect with Carleen (carleen.koop@brentviewbaptist.com) or Jodi (jodi.bruneski@brentviewbaptist.com). 

HUB Summer Campfires

HUB Summer Campfires

Hub is going to be having some summer campfires at Edworthy Park on June 24th and August 12th starting at 5 pm. 

Make sure to bring some camping chairs, snacks, pop and some friends for an evening of fun. This will be a great chance to build some community and meet some new people. 

If you have questions about this event or want details about future events contact hub@brentviewbaptist.com or follow Brentview HUB Young Adults on Facebook.

 

Game On!

Game On!

Come join us for an evening of food, community, meeting new people, and playing some great GAMES! Come prepared to engage in some epic battles - light party games, Euro-style strategy, and everything in between. Everyone is welcome! Don’t know how to play? Don’t worry, we’re happy to show you how.

Bring some games or a snack/pop to share. We'll be in the main foyer when you enter off of the main doors on Charleswood Drive. Invite your friends or swing by solo and join in on the fun.

We’ll have free pizza at 5:30 for those who RSVP in advance, so make sure to do so below.

Games list: 7 Wonders, Agricola, Anomia, Apples to Apples, Bang!, Carcassonne, Castles of Burgundy, Catan, Chess, Citadels, Dominion, Dust, Forbidden Desert, Four Tribes, Heads Up, Killer Bunnies, Lords of Waterdeep, Machi Koro, Monopoly, Pandemic, Patchwork, Pit, Puerto Rico, Sheriff of Nottingham, Splendor, Taboo, Ticket to Ride, Uno

Volunteer Fiesta!

Volunteer Fiesta!

Join us as we celebrate our amazing volunteers! If you have served as a volunteer in any ministry area this year, please bring your family and come for lunch so that we can say thank you for a job well done. Space is limited, so please RSVP here by Sunday, April 9. You MUST RSVP to attend!

Short Term Small Groups

Short Term Small Groups

Join a Short Term Small Group at Brentview! We have a number of groups that are starting up in March. Take a look at the group options, and then register at the bottom of the page!

Short Term Groups that are starting on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Alpha [led by Lisa Snyman • beginning Tuesday, March 7]

Description: Questions about life? Purpose? Love? Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Each session looks at a different question, and is designed to create conversation. There’s no pressure, no follow-up and no charge; it’s just an open, informal, and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.
# of weeks: 11
Cost: none

Secret Church: Survey of the Old Testament by David Platt [led by Grace Lane • beginning Tuesday, March 7]

Description: The Secret Church examines a rather large portion of the Bible that many Christians find confusing and even intimidating—the Old Testament. This study looks at the Old Testament in its literary, historical, and theological dimensions, and if offers a survey of all 39 books. As we’ll see, there’s more here than a collection of good moral principles and examples. The God-inspired words of the Old Testament point to Christ, to His church, and to God’s plan for all nations. 
# of weeks: 6
Cost: none

Short Term Groups that are starting on Thursday, March 9, 2017

Community Transformation [led by Sara-May Cardy • beginning Thursday, March 9]

Description: This year the elders of Brentview have been encouraging our church to be more intentional around the transformation of our community. Small group leaders are invited to help us define what that intentional focus could look like. If you are a small group leader, please join us for 7 weeks as we explore, discuss and practice how to effectively engage with our neighbours.
# of weeks: 7
Cost: none

An Introduction to Prophecy [led by Adam Mayhew - beginning Thursday, March 9]

Description: This group will walk through the book You May All Prophecy by Steve Thompson. You will discover that God is already speaking to you. The book helps you recognize God's voice, understand the different ways He speaks, and provides practical steps to minister prophetically.
# of weeks: 7
Cost: $10 for the ebook

Reframe: Following Christ in the Modern Era [led by Wayne Jones • beginning Thursday, March 9]

Description: Reframe is an 8-week film based exploration of what it means to follow Christ in all areas of the modern world: our work, family, community, church etc. Please join us if you would like to seek out how to integrate your faith into all areas of life!
# of weeks: 8
Cost: none

FX Family Camp

FX Family Camp

Join us for Family Experience Family Camp this year! It will be held at Camp Caroline from April 7-9. Registration deadline is March 20, 2017. Register today! 

GroupLink

GroupLink

Are you looking to join a small group? GroupLink is where small groups are made. 

Join us at the church on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7:00pm in the gym where you can meet small group leaders and members of small groups to get connected. 

Enabled : Lead 2017

Enabled : Lead 2017

One of Brentview's goals is to empower leaders in the areas that they are serving and one of the ways we do that is through Enabled: Lead. Enabled lead is a half-day event held at the church twice a year in September and February in which we provide training for our all of our volunteers, regardless of the area that they are serving in.

Our goal is to equip our volunteers with the skills that they need for the upcoming ministry year and to deepen the sense of community among our amazing volunteers. We cannot do what we do at Brentview without the help of our volunteers so if you serve or lead in any area of Brentview, we need you there. Enabled: Lead runs from 9:00am until 1:00pm and lunch is provided. Please plan on arriving at the church at 8:45am. 

Register by Monday, February 6, 2017. 

Christmas at Brentview

Christmas at Brentview

Join us in celebrating the birth of Christ on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day at Brentview on:

Christmas Eve | 5:00pm and 6:30pm
Christmas Day | 10am
New Years Day | 10am and 6:30pm