Welcome to our family! We are a welcoming bunch of Jesus followers who don't take ourselves too seriously! We are the church all week long... but we try to get together at least once a week at our celebration service at 10:45. ) You can even check us out in advance by listening to our services, watching the video, or reading the bulletins. Just click the menus above.
Our annual Mitten Tree is up! Please bring (new or gently used) mittens, gloves, toques, and scarves to adorn the tree - and to donate to Salvation Army. The deadline is December 20.
We have decided to make the new church directory a PHOTO edition again. We need YOUR help to pull this together.
Please bring or email us a recent photo OR come prepared to get your photo taken on Sunday.
Hurray, it's nearly time for the Secret Sister Christmas Dinner - and the "big reveal". Bring a $5 to $10 gift, and come find out who your secret sister is!
If you didn't have a secret sister but would like one for 2016, please join us! We are meeting at Casey's on Wednesday (December 2) at 6:00 p.m.
The Community Advent Services will be held Thursdays at noon December 3, 10, and 17 at Trailview Alliance Church. (Lunch is served at 12:30.)
Mark your calendar! We will have our Christmas Carolling Party on Saturday, December 5. We will meet at the church by 6:15 sharp, then go carolling at the Swift Current Care Centre, Prairie View Lodge, and Prairieview Development and possibly at a couple individual homes.
We will meet back at the church at 8:00 for games and snacks.
Oh, anyone interested in going for supper before the party, may meet at A & W at 5:30.
Salvation Army DESPERATELY needs volunteers to man the Salvation Army Christmas Kettles. The campaign will run until December 24, Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for two hour shifts at a variety of locations. To volunteer, please contact Judy at Salvation Army - 306-778-0515.
Bringing People Into The Caring Community Of Christ
November 25, 2015 - "Grit" Edition
What makes people succeed? Grit is defined as "passion and perseverance for long term goals". (See a great TED Talk on Grit with Angela Lee Duckworth.) As I mentioned a few months ago, those who become superstars in any field all have the characteristic of working really hard (practicing) which, coupled with their talent, produces amazing results. There are many people who might have had the same talent as Yo Yo Mah or Wayne Gretzky or Jack Nichlaus....but what set apart these folks was grit. Dogged determination. Sticktoitiveness.
Today, we don't do much gritty stuff. We ride in cars with heaters....and heated seats. We have machinery that takes the back breaking out of back breaking work. We've imported immigrants to do the mundane jobs so we can be consultants (or pastors!).
Let me give you a few word pictures of grit from around here. Grit is Bill B. welding and putting up our speaker mounts with one functional hand. Grit is Penny G. faithfully ministering in the office through a myriad of health issues over the years. Grit is Stan S. shovelling snow at the church and at many homes of shut-ins. Grit is churches in Swift Current coming together to bring in refugees as soon as possible. Grit is Doreen M. doing hospital visitation, even though a hospital isn't a pleasant place for her these days. Grit is Alicia B. caring for her yet unborn child, knowing that soon after she's born there will be extensive surgeries needed. Grit is Doug H. going through cancer treatment and never uttering a discouraging word. Grit is Julieta S. being mom to six and still insisting on bringing snacks to the youth group. Grit is Chandra H. being diligent in her studies at Millar while her dad (a pastor) goes through cancer treatments back home....and the list goes on.
We are blessed with much grit, and we will all benefit from learning and emulating those who show true grit.
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