EVENTS
 
 
Many of the parables of Jesus are profoundly wise; they speak of timeless truths in a way that is both simple and yet deep. But some of the stories that Jesus told raise troubling questions.
 
Jesus told a parable of a manager who used shady and dishonest business practices. When the manager’s boss finds out about it, he commends him for being shrewd. What are we to make of that? It seems antagonistic to the messages and character of Jesus.
 
Join us this Saturday at 11:00am as Pastor Grant shares part 3 of our message series,
“Stories that Changed the World.”
Kids Zone Castle Fun Park

Rule #1 in Kids Zone is “You must have FUN!” So on April 7, we are going to Castle Fun Park. There are bumper cars, mini golf, bowling, remote control boats and 12 other fun things for kids to do. We are planning to be there from 2 – 5 pm, but families can stay as long as they want. Prices start at $15+

 
Connect: Catch a Fire

Do you feel that you’ve lost your spiritual flame? That you’ve just become a spectator at church? Come join us for a special worship service with special guest speaker Pastor Massiel Davila-Ferrer as she shares with us how to catch fire for God and how to move from spectator to active participant.

Saturday, April 13 @ 3:30 pm
Church in the Valley
Connect: Dodgeball

It’s time to get your game face on! Dodgeball is almost here!
Join us for our annual dodgeball tournament on Saturday night, April 13! Bring a team or come solo (we’ll get you onto a team) and get ready for a crazy night of fun! See you there!

Location: 23589 Old Yale Rd. Langley
Date: April 13
Time: 7:30 pm registration
Cost: $10/person

C.H.I.P ALUMNI

Join us on March 26, 2019 at Church in the Valley for our fourth session of “Ignite Your Journey”. This is an interactive educational program for diabetes and obesity reversal

Below is a link to a video that will give you an idea of what the program is about.

https://vimeo.com/315351568

Week 1 Session: March 5, 2019
Week 2 Session: March 12, 2019
Week 3 Session: March 19, 2019
Week 4 Session: March 26, 2019
Week 5 Session: April 2, 2019
Week 6 Session: April 9, 2019

The cost is $50.00 per participant
Please Note: This is an educational program and we will not be measuring participants blood sugars. Any advice regarding any blood levels and medications must come from the participant’s doctor.

Single Mom’s Oil Change

Acts of Kindness will be offering a free oil change for single parents (with children living at home) on April 14, 2019. Registration deadline is Tues, April 9.
The oil change event will be Sunday, April 14 at 2 – 5:30 pm. There will also be childcare (including sports, rock climbing, snacks, and more), mother care (snacks, massages, beauty treatments, budgeting classes, and more), and a free car wash/vacuum!
If you know someone that could benefit from a free oil change or would like to volunteer, give us a shout at 604-514-8335.
 

CIV Men’s Ministry Group

Attention men 18 and up! 
 
Join us again on Saturday, April 6th, at 9:30 am in the Parents Room. This is for any male that is 18 years of age or older. This will be a great time to fellowship, support one another and grow as men and spiritual leaders for our families, community and church.

Check us out on FACEBOOK 
For more info contact Pastor Dauncey at dauncey@churchinthevalley.ca
 
Men, join us for Brunch on March 24th at Cora’s on the Langley Bypass.

Alcoholics Anonymous


Congratulations to our A.A. Ministry leader, Don Campbell, for reaching 52 years of sobriety! What an incredible milestone and inspiration to those looking to overcome alcoholism!
 
Don and Dorothy Campbell have been faithfully making the A.A. Ministry available every Tuesday evening for those looking for support.
 
If you are interested in joining this group or supporting it, please contact our church office at 604-514-8335.

Prophecy Encounter Bible Study

What an incredible blessing it was to have Pastor Doug Batchelor and Amazing Facts here to present the Prophecy Encounter series. The Prophecy Encounter Series was a great inspiration to anyone who attended.

Join us in the Keith Tall Chapel for the follow-up Prophecy Encounter Bible Study sessions on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.
 
CIV Prayer Ministry

Every week, we have been making prayer blankets for those who are ill, recovering, or in need of prayer. We invite you to partner with us by donating fleece, money, or joining us Monday nights from 6:30 to 7:30 to tie and pray over blankets in the Keith Tall Chapel. Bring your donations of fleece or money (you can also use a donation envelope by marking “prayer ministry”) to the welcome center at church on Saturday or call 604-514-8335. This is our prayer in action!

AOK Nightshift Donations
 
AOK Nightshift will be collecting donations all through October (13th, 20th, 27th) for the Nightshift as well as our community services. If you are willing to contribute to these awesome ministries please leave donations in the red cart in the Main Atrium.
NightShift Needs:
Peanut Butter (Smooth), Jam, Canned Tuna or Chicken, Ketchup/Mustard, Ground Coffee (bulk), Dry Creamer, White Sugar (bulk), Mayonnaise, Soft Snacks (granola bars), Protein Drinks, & Beans

Right Now Media
 
Right Now Media is a “Netflix like” resource with great Christian programming for all ages and Bible study videos easily accessible on a computer, tablet, smartphone, or Apple TV.
Church in the Valley has a group subscription for this service that we are able to share with our church family.
For just $20/year (less than $2 a month) your family can enjoy access to thousands of videos for all ages!
If you would like access to this service, email us. Just CLICK HERE
 
Connect Groups
 
Summer is over and we are super excited to kick off our Connect Young Adult Groups! If you haven’t joined a group yet, this is the perfect opportunity to check them out! Click the link HERE to check out the Connect Facebook page for more info.
 
SPORTS GROUP: Sundays @ 6:30 pm – CIV BIBLE STUDY GROUP: Mondays @ 7:45 pm – Langley BIBLE STUDY GROUP: Tuesdays @ 7 pm – Aldergrove FITNESS GROUP: Thursdays @ 7 pm – CIV CONNECT AM: Saturdays @ 10 am – CIV HIKING GROUP: TBA – …the great outdoors!

Rosario Singles Retreat

April 4 – 7, 2019 in Anacortes, WA. Ofa Langi, pastor of the North Cascade SDA Church, is our speaker for the weekend. Come and learn about how God is working in your life.
 
Arrive Thursday and spend Friday on an island adventure in the San Juan Islands.
 
Registration is $235 for the full retreat. Other registration options are available. For more details and a registration form, send an email to rosarioretreat@gmail.com.
For those without access to email, you may call our registration line at 360-588-3179 to request info.
 
The deadline to register is March 18, 2019.

Women’s Retreat

When you have been deeply wounded, why is forgiving the offender so challenging? What is forgiveness? What is NOT forgiveness? Forgiven, Forgiveness, Forgive will be the theme of our 2019 Women’s Ministries Spring Retreat at Spruce Hill Spa, 108 Mile Ranch, April 26 – 28 with Guest Speaker, Kandus Thorp. Kandus’ topics are dynamic, spirit-filled and very practical in a challenging area of living the Christian life.
Topics include: Crossroads of Anger and Forgiveness, Forgiven – What about Justice?, 10 Commandments of Forgiveness, Great Brain Controversy, and Forgive with Eternity in Mind.

$10/- off for early-bird registration till April 7. The last day for registration is Sunday, April 21. On-line registration is available www.bcadventist.ca with Visa or MC payment. If you don’t have a computer, call June at 604-758-5808 or email: junebrake5@gmail.com to register manually.
For more information on the Retreat, please go to www.bcadventist.ca and then under Ministries click on Women’s Ministries or call the Conference Office at 604-853-5451 ext. 105 or ask for Mary.