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April 30 - Weekly Newsletter

Word from the Pastor

Pastor Derrick & Sara-Lee Hamre

The past two weeks have been wonderful times of celebration at CLA. On Easter we were filled with joy at Christ’s resurrection and His ongoing transformation of lives. As 50 people took a step of faith and obedience through water baptism, many were moved to tears. Then last Sunday hundreds of guests joined our family to celebrate our 80th birthday. I’ve received many favourable comments about the service and “feast” afterwards. People enjoyed the celebration of the past as well as the strong look forward. Many have asked me to make the orange jacket a part of my regular attire (I saw an orange couch at The Bay this week that looked surprisingly like our old pews – if you wait 40 years, everything comes back into style)!

This week we hosted a Town Hall and sent out a letter to members about our coming renovation. The Town Hall was informative and included great questions and answers (the best part of a Town Hall is the Q&A). Paul Thiessen outlined the past year of research and work by the Building Committee. I want to publicly thank that team for the incredible work they have done. The time and energy they have put into getting this project ready has been amazing – and all of it as volunteers. Ian Martens, who is the current chair of our Building Committee, shared the vision of the renovation and repurposing project. It included the budget and financial goals. Before the Q&A time, I was able to share my heart on why this project is important for our church at this time. For me, this project embraces three realities; stewardship of this building (doing some things that need to be done after 40 years), leveraging ministry (helping us to do ministry that we cannot currently do) and reaching out to our community in new ways. As a church we own properties that are valued around 45 million dollars. Together we need to steward these properties for ministry and for the next generation. The numbers may seem large but with 3500 people in Langley, this renovation is something we can do together. It is similar to our 2008 project to renovate the auditorium and café. That project came in under budget and we were able to pay it off in six years. History lays a great precedent for the future.

Drop by the stage in the Café to see the renovation display and talk to someone from the Building Committee. Plan to attend our membership meeting on Tuesday, May 9 at 7 pm in the gym.

– Pastor Derrick, Lead Pastor


Welcome to Church Party TODAY
12:30 pm | Café For all those new to CLA in the past few months. Come meet some of our pastors, have lunch and learn about next steps at CLA. 

Bus Ministry Hot Dog Fundraiser Today
For the next 3 weeks our Bus Ministry will be selling hot dog lunches on the Café patio with proceeds sending kids to History Maker youth conference. Purchase from Guest Services or at the hot dog stand.

Radiant | Girls Grade 6-12 Conference
Radiant is a girls one day conference on May 6, focused on calling out our true identity and being empowered to walk in the fullness of that. For more information and to register go to

Men's Retreat | May 5 - 7 | Rockridge Canyon
Today is the last Sunday to register at Guest Services or online at 

CLA Member Meeting
On Tuesday May 9 at 7 pm in the Conference Hall there will be a brief member meeting to vote on borrowing for the Conference Hall and kitchen renovation. All members encouraged to attend.

Spring Semester Classes | Beginning Wednesday, May 3 | 6:30 pm

 ·  Discovery* with Pastor Derrick & Sara-Lee - learn about our mission and vision. This class also the first step in applying for membership and involvement at CLA. Great opportunity to meet others. In the Theatre.
 ·  Spiritual Formation* with Mike Bidell - grow in hearing God and ministering to others. In Conference Hall.
 ·  Loving Our Kids on Purpose* with Laura Bidell - excellent video series that is practical and inspiring. Cost is $25 for workbook - pay at the class. East Chapel.
 ·  Pursuit for Kids for grades 1 - 5 - Games, worship, a Bible lesson, electives & snack. $25. Register at

*For these classes register online at

History Maker - Truth
May 19 - 21 | Prospera Centre | This is an awesome annual conference for students ages 12-19, volunteers and their leaders. For information and to register visit

80th Birthday Booklet 
If you did not receive a copy, we have these booklets available at Guest Services today as well as the Renovation pamphlet.

Book Shop
We have beautiful Mother’s Day cards and gifts available. Stop by today - we would love to serve you.
Also available at the Book Shop - tickets for the Gospel Music Festival May 6 at Cloverdale Baptist, including 10 free tickets for any students wanting to attend.

Family News
Brianna & Bronson Job have welcomed their first baby. Winifred-Rose Serafina Job was born Easter Sunday.

Instafam | Upcoming Sermon Series 
We want you and your family to be a part of our upcoming series! Post a selfie video of your family and friends using #instafamCLA!

Kids/Youth Average Weekly Attendance // March

Langley Kids [Sunday 9 & 11 am]: 226
Preteen [Sunday 9 & 11 am]: 65
The Pursuit [Wednesday 6:30 pm]: 59
Youth [Tuesday 7 pm]: 335

Total: 685

Weekly Schedule

Morning Services | 9 & 11 am | Auditorium
Rev 678 (Gr.6-8) | 9:30 & 11:30 am | East Hall
Welcome to Church Party | 12:30 pm | Cafe
Recovery Church | 6 pm | Auditorium

Monday Night Men | 7:30 pm | Theatre 

Thrive Bible Study | 1 pm | West Chapel
Revolution (Youth) | 7 pm | Auditorium  

Womens' Wednesdays | 9:30 | East Hall
The Pursuit | 6:30 pm | West Chapel
Discovery Class | 6:30 pm | Theatre
Loving Your Kids on Purpose | 6:30 pm | East Chapel
Spirit Filled Life | 6:30 pm | East Hall

Community Bible Study | 9:30 am | East Chapel
Rapha Healing Prayer | 9:45 am | West Chapel
Care Groups (Divorce, Grief) | 7 pm | C109/M100

Men's Retreat | Rockridge Canyon

Radiant Conference | 10 am | Auditorium
Men's Retreat | Rockridge Canyon

Prayer Meetings
For a list of weekly prayer meetings, visit
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