If COVID gave us one thing, it was the ability to effectively meet across the country through technology. It has opened doors to meeting people and working together that previously had been under-used. For those of us who have been seeking to hear the Spirit’s leading in developing our new home – Living Stones – zoom has been an invaluable tool. For almost than two years we have seen each other in little boxes on our screens as we talked and prayed listening for the Lord’s guidance. For a further two years before that, many of the steering council members
Bethlehem, West Bank. May 2023. We’re going to see where they believe Jesus was born. We’ll get to see the stable! That was the chatter as our tour bus of 34 Canadians rolled into the town of Bethlehem. Once off the bus, we began to see the busy streets filled with with shops. Stars & Buck Cafe. John The Baptist Souvenir Shop. Christmas Bells Restaurant. And then we arrived at the Church of the Nativity expecting to see a lowly cave for animals where our Lord was born in humility and quietness. What we found instead was a huge cathedral
LIVING STONES ONLINE FELLOWSHIP A supportive Christ-centered worshipping community welcoming Christians from coast to coast Always open to newcomers! Re-launching Sunday November 5th 2023 6:15pm ET Pre-meeting gathering for conversation and usually a few laughs 6:30pm ET Opening Prayer Devotion & discussion (led by one of our worship leaders) Praying together Announcements 7:30pm ET Benediction Room will stay open a further 15 minutes for those who want to continue chatting Each Sunday the Zoom Room will open at 3:15pm PT 6:15pm ET 7:15pm AT 7:45pm NT If you have any questions or you would like the Zoom link to join
Living Stones Ambassadors! Would you like to meet a Living Stones ambassador? And what is that you ask? The Cambridge Dictionary defines an ambassador as: a person who represents, speaks for or advertises a particular organization, group of people, activity, or brand. Living Stones is definitely not a brand (though we do have our own swag!) but we do have people who represent and speak for us to those who are wanting to hear more. We have some incredible people in leadership who are willing to spend time with you, your group, your session or congregation to share the journey
It is always a joy to welcome new members into the life of a congregation, even more so to welcome a new member into the life of a new congregation. Photo above is for Muriel Pedersen and Pastor Glynis Faith.
As Living Stones grows in numbers and ministry, we will be experiencing many ‘firsts’. We look forward to our first National Gathering, our first Regional Elders group being established, our first new church plant and so on. For now, those ‘firsts’ may be more localized but something to celebrate all the same.
We are deeply rooted in the theological and ecclesiastical traditions of the historic Reformed faith with a mission “To plant and grow expressions of the body of Christ that produce flourishing disciples of Jesus.”