This is a new initiative of the Churches of Langley available to our city and neighbours in need. During the pandemic, individual and family needs have risen exponentially. The idea is simple: let Langley know that the churches of our community are ready to help them in any way we can. This love and care may take the form of prayer, errands, counselling, or benevolence. We will be a resource to help point people towards federal and provincial relief, as well as helping to connect people to our Boxes of Love campaign in local schools. Hello, Church is a single pathway to gather needs and then distribute them to participating churches.
How will the community know about Hello, Church and how do people find their way to CLA?
There is an advertising campaign that local churches are paying for that will include traditional and online platforms. People will hear about Hello, Church through local churches, the local newspaper and ads on Facebook, Google, and other social media sites. Hello, Church has also set up a website, check it out at www.hellochurch.ca
There is something called geofencing, have you heard of it? It allows people’s inquiries through email (connected to an address) to be located and then they are linked to the closest participating church. Once people reach out to the website, those near CLA will automatically be sent to us for help. Currently we’ve had people reach out for prayer, for someone to talk to and to help.
I want to thank those who are participating in our emergency prayer team, in our Quick Response Team, and those Christian counsellors who have offered their services pro bono. If you are interested in helping in any of these three ways, please contact Pastor Bill at email@example.com
In John 17 Jesus prays to the Father, “I have given them (his followers) the glory that You gave me, that they may be one as we are one—23 I in them and You in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that You sent me and have loved them even as You have loved me.” I believe that as there is unity in The Church, the world would get a glimpse of God’s love and salvation. It’s a wonderful prayer and I hope this comes to fruition through our simple acts in Hello, Church.
You can assist us any time with our support of families by making a donation to our CLA benevolence fund. God smiles upon our kindness and alms giving. Thank you for praying and supporting this community outreach.