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20/01 Jan 2020

20/01 Jan 2020

An unbroken line of faith – Part 1

by Dr. Dave Currie   Seventeen years ago, Canadian Hockey Legend, a true friend, and a man I so look up to, Paul Henderson, gave me this challenge. He said, as I recall, “Currie, you have got to join me in this prayer that we’ll have an unbroken line of Christians in our family until […]

20/01 Jan 2020

Safe Families Canada: support for families in crisis

by Jenny Schweyer   Jen Francis was working in Costa Rica when she first learned about Safe Families, a faith-based organization that provides temporary homes for children whose families are in crisis. Francis had been intrigued by the concept, and once she returned to her home in Ontario, she couldn’t stop thinking about how beneficial […]

20/01 Jan 2020

Rosebud Theatre’s 2020 season celebrates true stories

by Laureen F. Guenther   Rosebud Theatre, in the hamlet of Rosebud, Alberta, will produce five true stories in its 2020 season. The season opens with Glorious, April 17 to May 24, the story of Florence Foster Jenkins who loved to sing, but couldn’t hold a note. Jeany Van Meltebeke, resident actor, will play Florence. […]

20/01 Jan 2020

Eleemosynary at Fire Exit Theatre

Eleemosynary examines the delicate relationship of three women: a grandmother, Dorothea, who has sought to exert her independence through strong-willed eccentric behaviour, Artie her daughter, who has run from her overpowering mother, and Echo, Artie’s daughter, who is incredibly smart and equally sensitive. After Dorothea (who has raised Echo into her teens) suffers a stroke, […]

20/01 Jan 2020

Going meatless – is it another food fad?

Photo Credit: Impossible Foods   by Agnes Chung   From Meatless Monday to EAT-Lancet diet, Canadians are decreasing or eliminating their meat consumption for health, animal welfare, environmental and taste reasons. Nearly 20 percent of the population (6.5 million Canadians) follow a vegan, vegetarian or meat-restricted diet, according to a March 2019 Canada’s Food Guide […]

20/01 Jan 2020

Try something new this year

by Sharon Simpson   As we enter the New Year, people all around us are setting goals and aspiring to do new things. What should an elderly senior do in this time of reflection and renewal? How about set some goals to try something new or do something different? I’ll never forget when my 94-year-old […]

20/01 Jan 2020

Tenacity personified

by Chery,l Edwards   Have you ever experienced the word tenacious? Three powerful words: determination, perseverance and persistence. Vahen King personifies these things. I have witnessed what God has done for this amazing woman. Her story is a remarkable example of how God can place his hand on the natural and make it supernatural. What […]

20/01 Jan 2020

Hope Mission served up Christmas fun and food

Hope Mission in Edmonton and Calgary opened their doors to the community and invited families in for Christmas banquets. For people experiencing homelessness and poverty, Christmas can be a lonely time of year. Many people are missing their families and feeling loss, pain, and hurt. At Christmas time, a meal becomes especially significant and not […]

20/01 Jan 2020

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

What is it? The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an annual ecumenical celebration. Christians around the world are invited to pray for the unity of all Christians, to reflect on scripture together, to participate in jointly-organized ecumenical services, and to share fellowship. You can use the resources on the website, www.weekofprayer.ca, not only […]

20/01 Jan 2020

Nigel Pollock, President IVCF Canada

by Frank Dabbs   The first New Testament verse that Nigel Pollock learned as a young Christian was Galatians chapter two, verse 20. Paul wrote, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the […]