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MAY 2017

April 30 I QUIT MAKING EXCUSES May 7 I QUIT COMPLAINING May 14 I QUIT RESCUING May 21 I QUIT ME

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Spring….

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” -Robin Williams Today at 5:18 a.m., I was riding through our great city on my bike. It was quieter than normal, fresh at 14.4 degrees and filled with the beauty of new beginnings. The day was just starting to break, I could see rabbits running across the path to get out of my way (good thing) and God was so close to my heart. Spring is such a beautiful time of the year. It reminds me of this great passage 22 The LORD’S loving kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. Lam 3 The compassion of God is unending. I can see it each year as winter gives way to Spring. An opportunity for new beginnings and great opportunities. In holding my new grandson Hudson, I was reminded again of God’s faithfulness to us in the beginning of new life. Today look around, enjoy the blessing of God before you and you too may find yourself running from rabbits at 5:18 a.m. Contrary to popular opinion, 5:18 does come twice a day. PB and Kathy To all the mothers out there, we might have not played fair, or listen to you when you asked us to do our hair, but now we see your prayer, how God is working everywhere. I just start thinking about all you mothers out there. How much you give. How much you don’t get. How much we couldn’t without you. How much we see, a lot later in life. My parents always said to me, “One day, you’ll know what it’s like.” I believe, I do know now and I also believe that I still don’t know the full impact that you mothers make. Isaiah 66:13 (CSB) “13 As a mother comforts her son, so I will comfort you . . .” God, through the prophet, Isaiah, wants us to see Him in such a deep and relatable way. A mother comforting her son. My mom comforted me and she didn’t mind the snort, the tears and the lame reason why. She was there and today, I can believe God is there. Mothers thank you for your comfort. Grandmothers, mine prayed for me dearly. She was a praying woman, who always told me from another part of the world, “I love you and I’m praying for you, many blessing.” How did her prayers translate? I’m believing they did. I’m believing I’m a byproduct of her many prayers. Mothers thank you for praying. To all you mothers out there, thanks for not quitting on us, being with us, praying for us and believing in us. We might have odd ways of saying it, but we love you. Tony Mejia


We are glad you are here, and we trust that feel at HOME. It is our hope and prayer that you will join in as we share our lives, struggles and celebrations of faith together. We believe life is about discovering our faith and purpose, and using this discovery to live out His plan for us with passion. We call ALCC our HOME. We are intentional about relationships with God and each other to bring this message of HOPE to our community. Good Morning Café When we wake up in the morning, we all have our rituals, traditions and “must do’s” before we head out the door. That’s why we offer our to you at 10 am.

Good Morning Café

You will be greeted by a warm and friendly smile from one of our weekly hostesses and you can choose a beverage of coffee (hazelnut or regular), tea (regular or seasonal favourite), juice and not to mention a homemade snack from our dedicated Café Team. So come a little early to enjoy this time of relaxing and the opportunity to get to know your fellow Lifers!

Good Morning Café@ 10 am

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Sundays 10:30-noon

We’re having a backyard movie party where we’ll be singing songs, playing games and watching clips from five our favorite flicks! We’ll learn a new lesson each week about being good friends from these movies and different Bible stories.

“A friend loves at all times. They are there to help when trouble comes.” Proverbs17:17 (NIrV) discovery| simplicity | empowerment


Paradise Kids Team Welcome Care Givers! Feel free to sign your child in at any time during the service. Some care givers would like their child to stay with them for the music or until they (the child that is) gets restless. Once you have signed them in, you can pick them up at the end of the service

Easter Egg Hunt

We are so thankful to have such a dedication group of volunteers to dedicate their time to help the kids understand the life, and death, resurrection and ascension on Jesus.

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Good Friday Apple Pancake Brunch Our annual Good Friday celebrations were delicious and fun. Our team was very good at providing efficient and speedy food service. Thank you Alicia for providing such beautiful music!

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Easter Sunday & Baptism

We did something a little different this Easter; we had a baptism service. Congratulations to our newly baptized friends: John, Stephanie and Elissa.

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Kids Movie Day Part of the KIDSFLIX series, the PlayRoom treated the kids to with a Kids Snack Pak from the concession booth.

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North Park Community Church 1510 Fanshawe Park Rd. E

Wed. May 17 7:30pm

Sunday nights 6:30-8 pm

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Since 2006 Step 7: HUMILITY We humbly ask Him to remove our shortcomings. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1John 1:9) Step (7) is about walking in humility. After examining our life closely (as we did in Steps Four, Five, and Six,) we may feel cut off from God. Considering the scope of what we have done, we may feel unworthy to ask God for anything. Maybe our sinful behaviors are despised as the lowest kind of evil by those whom we consider respectable. We may struggle with self-hatred. Our genuine remorse may cause us to wonder if we even dare approach God to ask for his help. God welcomes us, even when we feel this way, Jesus told this story: Two men went to the temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a dishonest tax collector. The proud Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: I thank you, God, that I am not a sinner like everyone else, especially like that tax collector over there! For I never cheat, I don’t sin, I don’t commit adultery, I fast twice a week, and I give you a tenth of my income.’ But the tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed. Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying, ‘O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner. ‘ I tell you, this sinner, not the Pharisee, returned justified before God. For the proud will be humbled, but the humble will be honored” (Luke 18: 10-14) NLT. When we put our life in God’s hands, he will reshape us as he sees fit. It is our humility that allows us to accept the fact that he is the Creator. Our new life may be similar to the one we left behind or entirely different. God is the master craftsman. Whatever he does, we can trust that he will recreate our life beautifully, one we get out of his way! Pot Luck

Healing comes in the sharing Thursday’s @ 7 pm Take your first step today to end the cycle of insanity in your life. discovery| simplicity | empowerment

May 25 @ 6 pm


Doors open 5:30 pm Come early & join in the PRE-YOUTH activities

Student ministry 11– 18 years

finding connecting belonging

IGNITE equips teens with personal faith to take on our changing world. It is a space where they can be themselves without fear of judgment. Group activities, music and messages geared for teenagers to get them excited for a God filled life.

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June 5 Servant Council June 10 CR Leaders

June 17 WonderJam June 18 Father’s Day June 25 CHURCH PICNIC & Canada Day June 29 CR Potluck

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