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Pastor Derrick & Sara-Lee Hamre

Coming Soon… A new conference hall, kitchen, pre-school and better equipped ministry facility that includes a new loading dock, electrical upgrade and emergency generator. In May our membership approved a 1.9 million dollar renovation project to our church home. After 40 years, our building needed some important revitalization. For five months, the work has been intense. Much has been accomplished. The completion is now in sight. It’s an exciting season that increases ministry and outreach potential. This is part of our 80th celebration year and I want to invite you to be a part of it.
 
First, on Sunday, November 19 we will be celebrating the grand opening of the renovated ministry space. That Sunday we will officially thank the Building Committee for their hard work and rededicate the space for God’s anointing and blessing. Additionally, we will have tours arranged so everyone can see the new space. There will be an opportunity to celebrate this milestone with a building fund offering.

That leads me to my second invitation. I want to encourage you to participate with us on this project. God has given us a great piece of land and building. We are blessed and called to be good stewards. That includes the price we pay for upkeep, renovation and ongoing attention to new ministry needs. Imagine having a home for 40 years, you would need to invest some money into its maintenance and upkeep. It’s the same with our church. This is our church, our spiritual home, God’s house for us to worship, minister and reach out to our community and world. Please be a part of this vital update through financial contribution to the Building Fund. We need your help. Together we can pay this off. Every gift, every person or family involved, helps us reach our financial goal. Can you help us today?
 
Third, to help us with the second goal we are inviting you to a Fundraising Banquet on Thursday, November 23. It will be our first banquet in the newly renovated facility. Seating is limited to 300. We have a goal to have each person attending the banquet buy a new chair for the Conference Centre. In order to do this, the tickets are $150 ($130 is tax receiptable for the chairs and $20 is for the dinner). If you were planning on giving $300 to the building fund this fall, this may be a great way to accomplish that. Another option is to donate to purchase a table and invite others to join us for the fundraiser. This is something Sara-Lee and I are going to do and I’d challenge others to consider it too. We would love to raise $50,000 that evening to pay for our new chairs.
 
This project will launch our church forward for ministry for years to come. Thanks for being a part of it!

– Derrick Hamre, Lead Pastor

UPDATES

Global Leadership Summit | October 19 - 20
This is the last week for GLS registration. For info on the speakers, details and registration visit clachurch.com/gls2017

Thrive Senior Adults – Friendly Friday | October 27 | 10:30am | East Chapel
A time of fellowship, encouragement and inspiration through worship, speakers, guest musicians, concluding with a hot buffet meal. Tickets are $11.50 available at Guest Services.

Transformation Weekend | October 27-28
The Transformation Weekend is designed to bring us into an encounter with God and His love, freedom and power! This is for everyone with a hungry heart. From brand-new to life-long believer, God will meet you where you are at and the Transformation Weekend will bring a refreshing and refocusing work of the Spirit to your life. A Transformation Weekend will be held simultaneously for kids grades 2 – 5. For more information and to register visit clachurch.com/tw

Fall Festival | October 27 | 4 – 7pm | HD Stafford Middle School
CLA’s youth, Kid’s ministry and City Serve are hosting the Fall Festival alongside HD Stafford at their middle school. Purchase supper at the event or enjoy the free goodies. There will also be games, activities and great fun for the family! Our connection with HD Stafford is a result of the BC Boxes of Love and the school lunch program we serve at. If you would like to serve at this event email Mandy at mmartens@clachurch.com. HD Stafford is located at 20441 Grade Crescent, Langley.

Church Planting Vision Night | Sunday, November 19 | 7pm
Join Jason and Kelsey Eliason as they share the vision of their church plant as well ways people can participate in this new church scheduled to launch next Fall.
 
CLA Resources for Christmas
On Sunday, October 22 we will have a selection of boxed Christmas cards for sale at our former Book Shop location. There will also be books and Christmas products on sale. 

The Fall Catalogue has arrived – pick up a copy at Guest Services on Sunday or at Reception during the week.  Or view it online at clachurch.com/bookstore. Orders can be emailed to ebrown@clachurch.com or phoned in to the church at 604.530.7344.

Reno Update
Work continues on the Conference Hall with sound panel frames being installed and the actual sound panels expected to arrive by the end of October. The stage bulkhead has been installed and the wall paneling will be completed by the end of next week.


CLA Missions Offering // September
 

September Total Missions Giving - $86,231.35
Year to Date Total Missions Giving (July – September) - $176,669.12
 

Weekly Schedule


Sunday
Morning Services | 9 & 11 am | Auditorium
Rev 678 | | 9:30 & 11:30 am | East Hall
Life Group Team Meeting | 12:30 pm | Board Room
Recovery Church | 6 pm | Auditorium

Monday
Monday Night Men | 7 pm | East Chapel

Tuesday
ESLC | 9:30 am | East Hall
Thrive Bible Study | 1 pm | West Chapel
Revolution (Youth) | 7 pm | Auditorium

Wednesday
Mornings with Her | 9:30 am | East Hall
Alpha | 6:30 pm | East Hall
Discovery | 6:30 pm | Theatre
Marriage Course | 6:30 pm | Auditorium
Cancer Support Group | 7 pm

Thursday
Global Leadership Summit | 8:30 am | Auditorium
ESLC | 9:30 am | East Hall
Care Ministry Groups | starts 7 pm 
The Gathering (YA) | 7:30 pm | Theatre

Friday
Global Leadership Summit | 8:30 am | Auditorium

Prayer Meetings
For a list of weekly prayer meetings, visit clachurch.com/prayer


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