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Announcements For Week Of December 11 2016

Kin Village Baskets: We have the privilege to serve our neighbors at Kin Village this Christmas! We will be preparing a Christmas Baskets for a few families. Talk to Pastor Johnny if you're interested to serve. 

Month Of Giving:  As we close off the year for our church, we pray that you'll consider tithing if you have not done so in a while. Thank you to those who have been faithfully giving to God and supporting our church. We are currently at short about $65,000 for the year, we hope you can also pray with us as we manage this shortfall.  

Leadership Retreat:    We week be having leadership retreat for all in leadership position for English congregation. For all those in leadership position, it is highly encouraged for you to attend! Please speak with Charlotte or Pastor Johnny if you are considering to join. 

Numa: Numa!!! For those attending please remember to bring a crappy Christmas gift.  

Men's Group:  We will be celebrating the end of 2 sessions of Authentic Manhood with an authentic hotpot!! All Men are welcome to join this Thursday at Clive's house!! Hope to see you there! Cost for food will be around $7-$10(So Cheap!!). BOYB. 

What's happening at Logos this week?
Men's Group: Thursday December 15, 7:30p, Clive's house!
Women's Group: Thursday December 15, 7:30p
Numa: Friday December 16, 7:30p @ 75 Oxford St., Richmond Hill

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Announcements For Sunday October 23 2016

THERE WILL BE NO SERVICE NEXT SUNDAY

Homeless Connect: For those that signed up to volunteer at Homeless Connect, we'll be going down together on Sunday. We will also be having a debrief together as a congregation after the event at a restaurant. Please look out for a message on Facebook/Whatsapp for details. Pray that you guys will have a blessed time.

Saturday Night Alive: Because we will be serving at Homeless Connect on Sunday. Service will be held on Saturday at 75 Oxford St.! There will be food stalls after service so invite your friends! It'll be a good time! For more details, please visit our Facebook page.

Voting: As we are ending the 2 year term for the current ECDC, we will be voting today for the new ECDC, CCDC, Church Counsel, etc. Please pray earnestly for discernment from God as you make the decision for your new counsel for the next 2 years. For those that could not attend church this week, please reach out to Auntie Susan for a proxy vote.

What's happening at Logos this week?
Men's Group: Thursday October 27, 8p
Women's Group: Thursday October 27, 8p
Saturday Night Alive: Saturday October 29, 6p @ 75 Oxford St., Richmond Hill
Homeless Connect: Sunday October 30, 9:30a

 

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Announcements for Sunday September 25 2016

Church Anniversary Celebrations: On October 2, we will be having a Church Anniversary celebration! As we have a time of baptism! a delicious dinner! a secret angel! 

First, we encourage you all to continue nominating a Secret Angel, someone you think serves our church in the background and never asks for recognition. We would like to take this opportunity to give them some appreciation and thanks!

Next, please sign up ASAP with Odette if you will be eating dinner with us that night. There will be good food and fun times to celebrate our church's birthday together!

Finally, please speak to Donna if you would like to participate in a video for this celebration! All we ask is that you tell us what Logos as a church has done for you throughout all these years, and how you feel about it!

Genuine & Leanne: If you would like to pray for Leanne and Genuine and their baby, Miles, please visit their website to receive updates and journey with this in this time. http://milesgenuinelam.tumblr.com

Saturday Night Alive: As we have mentioned before, this will be our Saturday night service in place of Sunday in the last week of October, the weekend of Homeless Connect. Not only are you encouraged to attend as our regular church service, we would like to encourage you to invite friends as well! Finally, we are still calling for volunteers to help with the night, including preparing for the food and activity booths, manning them, and set up and take down. Please speak to Steph if you are able to help out!

What's happening at Logos this week?

Men's Group: Thursday September 29, 8p

Women's Group: Thursday September 29, 8p

Numa: Friday September 30, TBD

Church Anniversary Celebration: Sunday October 2!

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Announcements for Sunday September 18 2016

Saturday Night Alive: Since we will be serving at Homeless Connect on October 30, our Saturday night service will take place on Saturday October 29, doors open at 6:30p. There is no English service that Sunday, so please attend on Saturday night. In addition to our regularly scheduled programming, there will also be a mini food event, so invite your friends! More details to follow~

Auntie Grace Ho: To battle breast cancer, Auntie Grace from the Chinese side has recently begun chemotherapy treatments. Please pray for her and her family as they go through this difficult time. 

Numa: We will be attending MYNET, a conference for youth in Markham churches geared to encourage evangelism in our homes and schools. This event will be like a mini-TC, and held at The Bridge7p. Please note the earlier start time. We will also be eating dinner beforehand together as a fellowship, so please bring some money for food, and we will meet at 6p at the restaurant. 

Fasting: On Wednesday September 28, the Chinese side will be participating in a congregation-wide initiative to fast and pray for God's direction for our church, including nominations, evangelism, and land. We are all invited to join in solidarity for these matters that concern us too, as a part of LBCYR. If you can't manage to fast for a full day, one meal fasting in support of our church is a great way to participate. 

What's happening this week at Logos?
Prayer Café: Tuesday September 20, 8p @ the Lau's
Numa: Dinner Friday September 23, 6p MYNET 7p @ The Bridge

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Announcements for Sunday September 11, 2016

Church Anniversary Celebration: Do you appreciate all the work that your brothers and sisters in Christ put into this church? It's time to thank those that pour their lives and hearts into this church! Cast your votes for your congregations "secret angel", someone who serves selflessly and doesn't ask for any acclaim. Instructions will be provided shortly.
 

Homeless Connect: For those that did NOT sign up yet. TODAY IS YOUR LAST CHANCE. Once sign up is completed, please contact ChiroKev so we know who is going. You can sign up directly here: https://www.picatic.com/hct4 PLEASE tell your friends to sign up for those that cannot attend service this morning.

What's Happening at Logos this week?
ECDC Meeting: Wednesday Sept 14, 8pm @ Odette's House
Men's Group: Thursday Sept 15, 7:30p @ Light Of Life Developments
Women's Group: Thursday September 15, 7:30p
Numa: Friday September 16, 7:30p @ Oxford

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Announcements for Sunday September 4, 2016

Homeless Connect: A co-founder of this organization will be coming to speak to us about this initiative intwo weeks on August 28, so we can learn more about how we, as an English congregation and believers of Christ, can live out our call to love our neighbours as ourselves through participating in this event. Since the event will take place on Sunday October 30, we plan to hold a Saturday evening service that week and to attend and serve together as a church. The deadline for registration isSeptember 4, so please sign up ASAP if you are interested. For more information, please speak to Dr. Kevin Lee or Kenny Ng

Church Anniversary Celebration: Do you appreciate all the work that your brothers and sisters in Christ put into this church? It's time to thank those that pour their lives and hearts into this church! Cast your votes for your congregations "secret angel", someone who serves selflessly and doesn't ask for any acclaim. Instructions will be provided shortly.

What's Happening at Logos this week?
Prayer Meeting: Tuesday Sept 6, 7p
Numa: Friday September 9, 7:30p @ Noah's Ark

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Announcements for Sunday August 28, 2016

Homeless Connect: A co-founder of this organization will be coming to speak to us about this initiative in two weeks on August 28, so we can learn more about how we, as an English congregation and believers of Christ, can live out our call to love our neighbours as ourselves through participating in this event. Since the event will take place on Sunday October 30, we plan to hold a Saturday evening service that week and to attend and serve together as a church. The deadline for registration isSeptember 4, so please sign up ASAP if you are interested. For more information, please speak to Dr. Kevin Lee or Kenny Ng

Church Anniversary Celebration: Do you appreciate all the work that your brothers and sisters in Christ put into this church? It's time to thank those that pour their lives and hearts into this church! Cast your votes for your congregations "secret angel", someone who serves selflessly and doesn't ask for any acclaim. Instructions will be provided shortly.

What's Happening at Logos this week?
Missions Prayer Meeting: Tuesday August 30, 7p @Oxford
Numa: Friday September 2, 7:30p @ Noah's Ark

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Annoucements for Sunday August 21 2016

Baptism: For those who are interested in taking the next step in their faith journey, we will be holding a baptism celebration on October 2, 4p @ Oxford. The application deadline will be THIS SUNDAY, August 21. For more information, please speak to a member of the pastoral staff. 

"And now, why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on His name."
Acts 22:16 ESV

 

2017-2018 CDC: According to our church bylaws, members of each Community Development Committee (CDC) is required to be a church member* for at least 3 years. That would leave our English and Mandarin CDCs sorely lacking in eligible candidates. In light of this, the Deacon Board has accepted the suggestion of the 2017-2018 Nomination Committee to allow the following special exemption, which is valid only for this upcoming term and does not constitute an amendment of our Constitution: 

CDC Chair:
Cantonese - member for 3 years
English - Member for 3 years OR member attending for 5+ years
Mandarin - Member for 3 years OR member attending for 5+ years

CDC Members:
All - Member OR if not, must apply for membership as criteria for accepting nomination

We will vote on this exemption this week, August 21

*church member is defined as:
1. Baptized at LBCYR; or
2. Transferred membership from previous church - aka 'handshake ceremony'

Homeless Connect: A co-founder of this organization will be coming to speak to us about this initiative in two weeks on August 28, so we can learn more about how we, as an English congregation and believers of Christ, can live out our call to love our neighbours as ourselves through participating in this event. Since the event will take place on Sunday October 30, we plan to hold a Saturday evening service that week and to attend and serve together as a church. The deadline for registration isSeptember 4, so please sign up ASAP if you are interested. For more information, please speak to Dr. Kevin Lee or Kenny Ng.

Men's group: We will be going to THE C.N.E. This Thursday! It's only $6 for admission! Please talk with KhiroKev, Kenny or Genuine to sign up as soon as you can so we can try to arrange rides! It's going to be a fun time you DO NOT want to miss. ;)

 

What's Happening at Logos this week?
Church Vote: CDC Special Exemption TODAY, after service
Mens Group: Thursday August 25, 7p @ CNE!!!!!
Numa: Friday August 26, 7:30p @ Noah's Ark
 

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Announcements for Sunday August 14 2016

Baptism: For those who are interested in taking the next step in their faith journey, we will be holding a baptism celebration on October 2, 4p @ Oxford. The application deadline will be NEXT SUNDAY, August 21. For more information, please speak to a member of the pastoral staff. 

"And now, why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on His name."
Acts 22:16 ESV

Prayer Café: This week's prayer meeting will be held at the Cheng's home on August 16 at 8p. We welcome you all to join us to pray together as a community! If you are unable to join us, please feel free to submit any prayer requests through our website, on Facebook, or through email.

2017-2018 CDC: According to our church bylaws, members of each Community Development Committee (CDC) is required to be a church member* for at least 3 years. That would leave our English and Mandarin CDCs sorely lacking in eligible candidates. In light of this, the Deacon Board has accepted the suggestion of the 2017-2018 Nomination Committee to allow the following special exemption, which is valid only for this upcoming term and does not constitute an amendment of our Constitution: 

CDC Chair:
Cantonese - member for 3 years
English - Member for 3 years OR member attending for 5+ years
Mandarin - Member for 3 years OR member attending for 5+ years

CDC Members:
All - Member OR if not, must apply for membership as criteria for accepting nomination

We will vote on this exemption next week, August 21

*church member is defined as:
1. Baptized at LBCYR; or
2. Transferred membership from previous church - aka 'handshake ceremony'

Homeless Connect: A co-founder of this organization will be coming to speak to us about this initiative in two weeks on August 28, so we can learn more about how we, as an English congregation and believers of Christ, can live out our call to love our neighbours as ourselves through participating in this event. Since the event will take place on Sunday October 30, we plan to hold a Saturday evening service that week and to attend and serve together as a church. The deadline for registration is September 4, so please sign up ASAP if you are interested. For more information, please speak to Dr. Kevin Lee or Kenny Ng.

What's Happening at Logos this week?
Church Vote: Pastor Matthew Ma TODAY, after service
Prayer Café: Tuesday August 16, 8p @ the Cheng's
Numa: Bible Study Friday August 19, 7:30p @ Noah's Ark
Secret Church: The Call to Bear the Cross Saturday August 20, 9a @ the Cheng's
Church Vote: CDC Special Exemption Sunday August 21, after service

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LLC Discussion Questions - Rich

Hi everyone! I hope that you have all had a great week. Here are today's discussion questions!

1. What do you generally associate with someone who’s considered rich? Do you consider yourself rich?

2. Do you believe everything you own is in some way a gift from God?

3. Are you generous with your time, money and stuff?

4. Do you think it’s possible to live out the kind of generosity Jesus talked about without being content?

5. What can you give? Who are you going to bless?

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Announcements for Sunday August 7 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUGUST BABIES!

Baptism: For those who are interested in taking the next step in their faith journey, we are holding a baptism celebration on October 2, 4p @ Oxford. The application deadline will be in TWO WEEKS, August 21. For more information, please speak to a a member of the pastoral staff.

"And now, why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on His name."
Acts 22:16 ESV

Women's Group: Please note that we will be on hiatus for the rest of August, and will resume on the third Thursday of September, September 15.

Numa: We will be holding a graduation celebration for our high school graduates this week, and would love to invite you all to join us in wishing the best for our next generation as they go off to university in a few short weeks! Please join us for a great time of snacks and games this Friday August 12, 7p @ Oxford.

Pastor Matthew Ma: We will be voting on whether we will accept the appointment of Pastor Matthew Ma as the new Mandarin pastor here Next Sunday August 14

2017-2018 CDC: According to our church bylaws, members of each Community Development Committee (CDC) is required to be a church member* for at least 3 years. That would leave our English and Mandarin CDCs sorely lacking in eligible candidates. In light of this, the Deacon Board has accepted the suggestion of the 2017-2018 Nomination Committee to allow the following special exemption, which is valid only for this upcoming term and does not constitute an amendment of our Constitution:

CDC Chair:
Cantonese - Member for 3 years
English - Member for 3 years OR member attending for 5+ years
Mandarin - Member for 3 years OR member attending for 5+ years

CDC Members:
All - Member OR if not, must apply for membership as criteria for accepting nomination

As a result, though the Deacon Board has accepted the suggestion, the church must vote to pass it in order for this exemption to be valid. We will be voting on August 21. The significance of being a church member has to do with the acceptance of our church and its policies and our statement of faith and all of the other important things we stand for. It is, therefore, essential for our leaders to agree on such a fundamental foundation in order to lead us to follow God's direction in unity. 

*church member is defined as:
1. Baptized at LBCYR; or
2. Transferred membership from previous church - aka 'handshake ceremony'

Homeless Connect: We will be inviting a co-founder of the organization to speak to us after service on August 28 so that we can better understand the purpose of their initiative, and how we, as an English congregation and believers of Christ, can live our our calling to love our neighbours as ourselves in participating in this event. Since the event will take place on Sunday October 30, we plan to hold a Saturday evening service that week and to serve together as a church. The deadline for registration is September 4, so please sign up ASAP if you are interested. For more information, please speak to Dr. Kevin Lee or Kenny Ng

What's Happening at Logos this week?
Men's Group: Practical Life Series Thursday August 11, 8p
Numa: Graduation Celebration! Friday August 12, 7p @ Oxford
Secret Church: The Call to Serve Saturday August 13, 9a @ the Cheng's
Church Vote: Pastor Matthew Ma Sunday August 14, after service

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Announcements for Sunday July 31 2016

Baptism: For those who are interested in taking the next step in their faith journey, we will be holding a baptism celebration on October 2, 4p @ Oxford. The application deadline will be August 21. For more information, please speak to a member of the pastoral staff.

"And now, why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on His name." 
- Acts 22:16 ESV

Mr. Chan Sr.: Deacon Alfred's father, Mr. Chan Sr., has gone on to Heaven. There will be a service to remember his life, held at the Chapel Ridge Funeral Home (8911 Woodbine Avenue). All are welcome to attend in support of the family. The service will start at 10:30a promptly. If you wish to join them for lunch, please email your RSVP to: Mr.ChaninMemory@gmail.com.

What's Next? Geared toward young adults who wonder about 'what's next' in their lives, we will be holding our third and final session of this seminar on Saturday August 6, 4p @ Oxford, led by the charismatic leader of the Groundswell Church, who will speak to us about God & Our Church. We welcome anyone who has these questions to join us!

Prayer Café: Please note that this week's prayer café will be held at a new location - Odette's house! Same time, hopefully the same people, and the same prayer café! See you all there to pray and have community!

Successful Launching: This is a conference aimed for parents of young adults (Gr.11 and above), which focuses on how parents can stay connected to their growing children while encouraging them to be led by Christ in their lives. Taking place on Tuesday August 16, 7:30p @ North York Chinese Baptist Church, this year's theme will be The Rock and Roll in Parenting Emergent Adults, featuring speaker Tammy Wong. The workshop will be conducted in English, and is free to attend! Please register at www.tccpa.org. While your parents are attending this seminar, those who will be attending university this fall are welcome to join...

Frosh Connexion! This BBQ is held by Ambassadors for Christ, the same people who bring you TC! If you are going into first year, you get to attend for free, and mingle with others from various campuses across Ontario. Free for frosh, this BBQ will be $5 for upper years if you wish to attend. Please register at www.afccanada.org.

Homeless Connect: This is an initiative that takes place in Toronto once a year to provide multitude services to the homeless of the City. This year, we would like to encourage our entire English Congregation to participate in this event, living out our call to love your neighbour as you love yourself. Because this event takes place on Sunday October 30, we plan to hold a Saturday night service on October 29, so that we can all experience this opportunity to serve together as a church. The deadline for registration is September 4, so if you are interested, please sign up ASAP - for more information, please speak to Dr. Kevin Lee or Kenny Ng. 

What's Happening at Logos this week?
2017-2018 Nomination Committee:
 EC Meeting TODAY 2:30p @ Odette's
Prayer Café: Tuesday Aug 2, 8p @ Odette's
Numa: Friday August 5, 7:30p @ Noah's Ark
Funeral: Mr. Chan Sr. Saturday August 6, 10:30a @ Chapel Ridge Funeral Home
What's Next? God & Our Church Saturday August 6, 4p @ Oxford

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Open - LLC Discussion Questions

Hey everyone! Hope that you're all having a fantastic week. Enjoy your long weekend (:

1. Does God answer prayer? If God’s gonna do what God’s gonna do, then why pray? 

2. Are there things in your life right now that you wish were different? Are you okay for what God has in mind?

3. Is there a role God is calling you to play in a situation you’re struggling with right now? 

4. Is prayer about changing you or about changing what’s happening? 

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Announcements for Sunday July 24 2016

Village Eulogia: Calling for volunteers to help out with this camp for special needs children and their families! VE is looking for Camp Counsellors who will spend one-on-one time with a camper throughout the camp, and RNs or Nursing Students to be involved with this year's camp. Please speak to Adrian Chan if you are interested or have a heart for this opportunity!

2017-2018 Nomination Committee: Please note there is a meeting for the English Nomination Committee next Sunday, 2:30p @ the Lau's. There is a full committee meeting today but we have been given conditional exemption if we attend next week's, to give us more time to prayerfully consider nominations for our leaders in the coming term.

What's happening at Logos this week?
Nomination Committee: Meeting TODAY July 24, 2:30p @ the Lau's
Men's Group: Thursday July 28, 8p
Women's Group: Thursday July 28, 8p
Numa: Bible Study Friday July 29, 7:30p @ Noah's Ark
Nomination Committee: English Meeting Sunday July 31, 2:30p @ the Lau's

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Matthew - LLC Discussion Questions

Good Morning everyone! Here are today's LLC questions. Hope that you've all had a great week.

1. Think about someone you’ve lost. How do you remember that person?

2. What do you think it means to “properly grieve”?

3. Why is it so easy to become bitter when we lose someone we love?

4. Do you trust that God will someday restore everything? Do you believe that includes being reunited with the people you love?

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Announcements for Sunday July 17 2016

2017-2018 Nominations: Please continue to pray for wisdom and God's guidance for those on the Nomination Committee who will be identifying and confirming the new members of ECDC and Church Council for the term of 2017-2018. May those whom God has chosen to serve in the next term be moved by the Spirit to prayerfully consider their post.

Baptism: If you are interested in taking the next step in your faith journey, please speak to a member of the pastoral staff. We will be holding our semi-annual baptism on October 2, 4p @ Oxford. Please sign up by August 21. The Church anniversary celebration will also be held that day with a dinner after the baptism service. More information to come!

Numa: We will be hanging with Katalyst this Friday at a park near Milliken! Please meet us at the church at 7:30p this Friday so we can walk out together. There will be ice cream afterwards!

Church Picnic: LBCYR goes to Balls Falls! For the low price of $12, ($8 for kids in gr.8 and below, seniors, and newcomer friends!), we get to enjoy: parking! lunch! nature! games! hiking! museum! waterfalls! The picnic will go from 10a-4p, and all are welcome to join! Please sign up with Odette by today! There are some information packets (with driving and parking directions) available for pickup. We're gonna have a balls at Balls Falls!

Village Eulogia: Village Eulogia for Families with Special Needs (Village Eulogia) was founded by a group of Christians with different professional backgrounds and experiences in the care of children with special needs and their families. Every summer VE runs a camp where entire families get to experience God's safe haven through communal bonding and shared experiences.

We are looking for volunteers, primarily Camp Counsellors, where you get the opportunity to support one camper with special needs for the entire duration of camp! We are also interested in looking for registered RNs and those in nursing studies to be a part of camp this year. Please message Adrian Chan if you have any inquiries!

What's happening at Logos this week?
Church Picnic: Sign up deadline! TODAY!
Prayer Café: Tuesday July 19, 8p @ the Lau's
Numa: Katalyst Friday July 22, 7:30p @ Milliken
Church Picnic: PICNIC DAY! Saturday July 23, 10p @ Balls Falls

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Bullhorn - LLC Discussion Questions

Hi everyone, hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather outside. Here are this week's discussion questions about "bullhorn" Christians.

1. Are people like bullhorn guy hurting the general perception of Christianity?

2. What draws you to the message of Jesus? 

3. What does it mean to love someone with an agenda? Is trying to convert someone to your religious beliefs an agenda? 

4. Does God love people with different beliefs than you? As much as he loves you? 

5. Do you love people who think differently from you?

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Announcements for Sunday July 10 2016

2017-2018 Nominations: The 2-year term of our church council, deacon board, and ECDC is coming to an end, and we will be holding a nomination process to identify and confirm next term's candidates. Now that the English Congregation has reached a membership of 50+, we can contribute to the nomination process by electing two congregational representatives to join the nomination committee. This committee is made of pastoral staff, deacon board, 2 ECDC members, and 2 congregational reps. Today we will be casting our vote for these reps. They are responsible for nominating members of the congregation to each position available on the church council, and ECDC. 

Baptism: If you are interested in taking the next step in your faith journey, please speak to a member of the pastoral staff. We will be holding our semi-annual baptism on October 2, 4p @ Oxford. Please sign up by August 21. 

Church Picnic: Logos Baptist Church (York Region) goes to Balls Falls! For the low price of $12 ($8 for kids in gr.8 and below, seniors, and newcomer friends!), we get to enjoy: parking! lunch! nature! games! hiking! The picnic will last from 9a-4p, and all are welcome to come! Please sign up with Odette by next Sunday July 17! We're gonna have a ball at Balls Falls!

What's happening at Logos this week?
Women's Group: Thursday July 14, 8p
Men's Group: Thursday July 14, 8p
Numa: Bible Study Friday July 15, 7:30p
Church Picnic: Sign Up Deadline Sunday July 17!

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Lump - LLC Discussion Questions

Hi everyone! Hope you're all having a great week and weekend. Here are today's discussion questions.

1. Do you think it’s possible to keep something secret and never get busted for it? 

2. What are things you do to avoid dealing with your past?

3. Do you have people around you who are struggling with something and keeping it to themselves? If so, are you having a hard time figuring out what to do?

4. Do you have anything in your life you’re hiding, something you’re ashamed of? Are you ready to deal with it? 

5. Do you believe, deep in your heart, that God loves you no matter what you’ve done or will do? 

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