December 16, 2018
What is Hope?
Hope is essential to our survival, but how can we have hope in a world like ours? Not in our circumstances. Not in our financial status. Not in the things of this world. Not even in people. There is only one hope that has arrived – in the Person of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world. He has come in humble, but glorious circumstances surrounding His birth. The hope he brought has been made possible through His life, death and resurrection. We have hope because we can have eternal life in Him. For the meantime, we sing and live this hope until we see its full realization when He returns.
Come join us for our Christmas service at 2:30PM-4PM in the main auditorium. Join us for worship with songs that we all know and love led by our worship band; an adults choir singing about Hope; message about the beautiful birth of Jesus Christ, and rejoice with those committing to follow God in the waters of baptism!
Christmas sermon series
December 2nd - Promise in His Flesh by Dr. Ed Stuckey
December 9th - Promise in His Face by Justin Candelaria
December 16th - Promise in His Hands by Pastor Johnston Pablo (Christmas Service)
December 23rd - Promise in His Blood by Pastor Johnston Pablo
You're invited to The Gathering Church's Christmas Banquet on Sunday, December 16th at 4:45PM, in the church gymnasium (at Ellerslie Road Baptist Church, 10603 Ellerslie Road SW). Come and celebrate the birth of our Lord, and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Tickets are $15/person (15 years old ++); all your guests are free, but make sure to grab them a ticket for our annual raffle draw. You can purchase your tickets in the Foyer at the info booth or sign up online to reserve your tickets!
A fun-filled night of food, games, raffle prizes, and special performances by small groups!
Deadline is November 25th; Tickets purchased after deadline will be $20/person.
It is a catered event, so no need to bring food, but feel free to bring a dessert to share! If you cannot bring a dessert, we ask you to bring a non-perishable FOOD ITEM for the Edmonton Food Bank!
Christmas outside the box
Bringing Christmas outside the walls of the “church”…
The Gathering Church has 3 initiatives held every year:
1. Christmas Hampers
2. Christmas Chapel Service at Hope Mission
3. Street Store
In partnership with the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton, AB, we have the privilege of sponsoring disadvantaged single-parent families in providing them groceries for the holidays. This gives them an opportunity to celebrate Christmas with their stomachs and spirits full!
When is it? Hampers are to be given to each respective family prior to Christmas Eve.
Please sign up and grab a hamper from the info booth after our worship service. For more information, contact Jonathan & Lowri-Ann.
*An ‘oath of confidentiality’ form needs to be signed by everyone helping sponsor a family.
at Hope Mission’s Herb Jamieson Center
Christmas Chapel Service
We have the pleasure of hosting a Chapel Service at Hope Mission’s Herb Jamieson Centre. An opportunity to share the beautiful story, the message of Christmas, of Jesus Christ. We are encouraged to not only lead chapel service (songs and God’s word) for them, but, to pray and connect with our brothers and sisters in the Hope Mission community.
When is it? Monday, December 17th, at 7PM.
Please connect with Pam Diche or Pastor Johnston for more details.
Annual street Store
The Gathering Church and Ellerslie Church, will be partnering in this year’s 6th Annual Street Store. We will be providing a “shopping experience” for the inner city people of Edmonton, where we serve them by helping them look for different items, styles, and sizes of clothes. Rarely do they get treated with respect and are usually kicked out of stores. This not only provides a small glimpse into the reality of the social disconnect and discrimination they face; but gives us an opportunity to serve in response to God’s love. The Street Store gives us an opportunity to serve together, to respond to His call of justice, to break our hearts for what breaks His, and to love who He loves! This will be at Hope Mission’s Herb Jamieson Centre.
When is it? January 19th, 2019.
Organization/Folding dates: January 6th, 15th, and 18th.
Please help us help them by donating the following items or getting into contact with either Jonathan Lok or Jeff Tao.
Hot items: backpacks, socks, undergarments, blankets, winter wear, sweaters.
All donations can be brought to Ellerslie Road Baptist Church, where designated bins can be found in the foyer for the month of december.
If you have questions or need more information in how you can be involved,