Hope is a concept everyone understands. We all need it to live. It’s as vital to our souls as water and food are to our bodies.
The perceived absence of hope is painful – it makes the heart “sick”, says Proverbs 13. Christmas, for many people, magnifies life’s messes and minimizes hope, making this joyful time of year actually very difficult.
Here’s the truth: hope exists, and hope is actually a person, Jesus Christ. All humans are hardwired to crave the hope found only in Him, our Saviour, who came to earth to seek and save all of us. He is the “Hope of the World” (Matthew 12:21) and we, His church, exist to make Him, our Hope, known.
In Him there is hope for restoration, for forgiveness, for healing, for a second chance, a fresh start, a new day. We don’t hope in processes, people, or possessions. Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus.
This Christmas, we want to share the message of hope with our community. Our decorations, sermons, songs, and various other elements will focus on that. We pray this uplifting theme will not only guide you into thankful, humble worship, but that it would be the message on your heart to freely give to others who need it too.
Songs of Hope
Saturday, December 9 • 4:00 & 6:30 PM • Auditorium
This seasonal favourite is back by popular demand! Join us with your family and friends for an evening of worship and celebration. We’ll be enjoying lots of Christmas tradition with The Peoples Church Choir, the telling of the Christmas story and the stories behind some of our favourite carols!
Christmas Eve Service
Sunday, December 24 • 2:00, 4:00, 6:00 & 8:00 PM • Auditorium
These hour-long, family-friendly services will feature our guest musician, Drew Brown and a short message from Pastor Brett McBride. Performance artist, James Ruddle will also be painting live throughout all four services! Please also join us between the first three services for lots of fun activities including a live petting zoo with animals from the Christmas story, face painting, bouncy castles, hot chocolate and more! Please note – these activities will not take place after the 6:00 PM service. Our regular Sunday Service times will resume the following week on Sunday, December 31.
Learn more about Drew Brown
Learn more about James Ruddle
New Year’s Eve Service
Sunday, December 31 • 9:15 AM, 11:30 AM & 2:00 PM • Auditorium
We’ll be celebrating all God has done in 2017 and begin 2018 with our hearts and minds set on Christ. Invite your family and friends!
Esperanza: Sharing Hope with the People of Cuba
Send Cuba some holiday love this Christmas!
Cuba evokes images of beautiful, balmy beaches perfect for that dream vacation, but the nation is still struggling to get back on its feet in the aftermath of the 2016 and 2017 hurricanes. To this day, many Christians are left without safe places to worship as churches were destroyed by the calamity.
Give hope to the people of Cuba and help rebuild local churches. Gifts for church building can be made through a special offering during services on:
Sunday, December 3
Saturday, December 9
Sunday, December 10
Sunday, December 17
Sunday, December 24
Got a special place in your heart for kids? Sponsor footwear for Cuban kids and help build up a vibrant church community where children can grow in love and hope. Give $5 towards shoes in the lobby on Sundays to make a child’s world bigger and brighter.
We as a church, aim to raise $60,000 for the entire project.
Share the spirit of giving and be bearers of hope! Build churches, care for children.