Introduction of Rev. VanWoudenberg & Family

My origins lie in rural Ontario. I was born and raised in Haldimand County near the town of Dunnville. More importantly I was born to Christian parents and raised in the ways of the Lord from the very beginning. I received my elementary schooling at John Calvin School in Smithville, and from there went to…

Rethinking Your Resolutions

Another year has come and gone and as we reflect on the year, we may be reminded of last New Year’s Eve when we made resolutions.  As we ponder, we may recall these resolutions that slowly faded out of our lives or perhaps new habits that remained.  So how did this tradition begin?   Interestingly, New…

Celebrating Advent as a Family

For as long as I can remember I’ve loved Christmas.  I love the decorations, the lights, the coziness of hot chocolate, fires, and family get-togethers.  Since getting married and having children, I have loved establishing our own family traditions and making special Christmas memories with my kids.  We bake cookies, play lots of games, listen…

Dave Slaney

A Testimony From a Dear Brother

This testimony was written in November, 2021, shortly before Dave was scheduled to undergo his third surgery for a brain tumour. My name is David Gordon Slaney. I was born on September 6, 1968, in Peterborough, Ontario. My journey to the Lord took many years. To start with, I was adopted twice. I was abused…

Necessity of Prayer – Ukraine

As headlines and social media continue to bring us coverage of the horror that has been happening in Ukraine, it’s easy to be discouraged and drained by all the devastation and the loss of life. If there is anything our world desperately needs right now it is prayer. Prayer for help and hope in the…

Joy To The World

Once again it is that time of yearWhen the world kicks into high gear.It’s top priority to buyPresents for every girl or guyWho made it on your “nice list.” Presents bring smiles, hugs and joy,And there is some fun with the new toy.But not too much time passeswhen the joy turns into ashes.It is all…

Effective Bible Study

Four Steps to Effective Bible Study Recently, we held a Bible Study Kick-off evening on September 17th for the members of the church. The goal was to introduce all the different Bible Study options to the congregation and to encourage them to find one and commit to it. As an added bonus, our pastor, Rev.…

More than a good story

This message was shared at our ‘Lessons and Carols’ Christmas Celebration on December 20, 2016. The program featured 9 short Bible readings interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir music. What a blessing it is to be here tonight. Having this opportunity to share some time with each of you is a…