Latest COVID-19 Response: May 5, 2021
At every stage in our public health emergency we have chosen to be active participants in minimizing the spread of COVID-19 and it’s variant strains. At times this has meant limiting our freedoms in order to demonstrate care and concern for our community and to stand with our most vulnerable, including our medical professionals and first responders, but this doesn’t mean we’re closed or inactive! Creative leaders across our ministry have innovated and refused to focus on what we cannot do, but on what we can. Read more...
Becoming a Member
We are called to make disciples of Jesus... to love God and to love others and membership is a commitment to help create, lead and resource our ministry environments. If you believe in what God is doing at Sherwood Park Alliance Church, take your next step — become a member. https://spac.ca/events/653
An information sessions will be held online Thursday, May 20 at 6:30.
Life Group Spring Kits
A life group is an invitation to conversation and practicing relationship. Following Jesus has so much to do with 'living in relationship' and so we enter into circles where we can practice living as Jesus intended. Many groups are still meeting online with some starting to meet outdoors as spring and summer allow. To help you connect, we've put together a simple and ready to use resource for circling-up with 2-3 other people. Designed for everyone, these will help you bring intentionality to time already spent with friends during a walk, a video call, a yard project, or backyard fire.
In each kit you'll have access to:
- Inspiration for how to get started with 2-3 friends
- Short, engaging content and questions for reflection while you meet
Sign-up to receive your Life Group Spring Kit...
Based on the restrictions announced by public authorities on May 4, 2021, Bonfire Nights will be suspended until May 25, 2021, or until it is deemed safe to gather again outdoors.
Remembering Our Loved Ones
An interactive evening of honoring someone you’ve lost and encouraging each other through the journey of grief will take place on Wednesday, May 12 at 8 pm. Our time together will be online and you'll receive the Zoom link once you've registered. Register now...
Every year, Strathcona County encourages the local community to get involved with an initiative called Pitch In. This initiative encourages people to pick a local park and go and help clean it up. This is a great opportunity for us to support our broader community, to be missional and to practice the posture of serving. It will also be a great way to get out and enjoy some fresh air and time with your family or a small group of friends!
You can register now through the Strathcona County website to be a part of this; they will ask you to pick a park you want to clean. Register and more information...
Faith at Home: Preparing to Let Go
Transitioning from youth to young adult brings all kinds of challenges and rewards - both for our child and for parents. During our evening together we'll talk about how to prepare yourself to let go. How to let go of your child(ren) so they can learn to do life on their own, let go of your expectations, let go and help them find their own faith. Register...
A conversation with Pastor James and Annemarie Elzinga will be held on Tuesday, May 18 at 7:00 pm.
Interested in Dedicating your Child?
There is no manual for raising kids, but God has given us something far better - the Holy Spirit, and community. Child Dedication is a way to acknowledge our dependence on the leadership and guidance of the Holy Spirit as we do our best to be an example and lead our children into a relationship with Jesus. More information or register your child.
Noon Hour Prayer Gathering
Starting Wednesday March 17, and every Wednesday from 12:15-12:45 until June 30 join together in prayer with others to pray for individuals, the church family, our community and our world. Registration is required for each week you would like to participate. Register...
A Call to Prayer
Join us for this online prayer gathering where you will be lead in prayer by members of our church family, lead in moments of guided prayer, and have an opportunity to pray for each other on Wednesday, May 19 at 8 pm. Registration is required...
Pastor of Ministry Support
The role of Pastor of Ministry Support leads our Ministry Support division. This is a senior leadership role which has impact across the entire ministry of our church. Learn more...
The Board has accepted the resignation of Scott Pierce, effective April 14, 2021. As per, the bylaws, the Board has appointed Jonathan Stephenson to serve out the remainder of Scott’s term. The Board would like to thank Scott for the time he spent serving this past year.
The family of Dr. Jacob Isaac sadly announces his passing on April 23, 2021 at the age of 96. Dr. Isaac was a part of our church since 1977 and was involved in leadership in so many capacities. A small funeral will be held in Tofield at the Tofield Funeral Home on May 3, which will be available for viewing after the service (there will not be a live stream). Your prayers and thoughts for Dr. Isaac and the family are appreciated.
Dr. Jacob Isaac’s Obituary
Perry and Colleen Cramer and big siblings Elias and Renee welcomed Sage Annelise Cramer into their family on March 3, 2021. Proud grandparents are Wes and Jo-Ann Andringa. Congratulations!
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