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Check out David Ingram’s message about the Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope

We were blessed to have David Ingram preach at 9am and 10:30am services this Sunday, in which he shared on Facebook Live about the exciting Festival of Hope story and how we can all become involved.  He told us that half the people in Greater Vancouver were born outside of Canada.  Only Toronto is similar in this way.  Dubai and Brussels have over half from outside, but these people are temporary workers rather than those coming to permanently live.  In Greater Vancouver and Toronto, we have a unique opportunity to reach the nations without even changing our postal code.  Click on the following link to watch David powerfully share on Facebook Live.

David Ingram Director of Greater Vancouver Festival of Hopes shares good news
To the Nations #BGFest

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More Live Endorsements of the Festival of Hope

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Live Endorsements of the Festival of Hope

It is hard to believe that the Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope is just a month and a half away.  The Billy Graham people, as I saw at the Greater Toronto Festival of Hope, are such a quality team, particularly in the music teams, the relationships between churches, and the media communication.  David Ingram, the Director of the Festival, along with Pastor Giulio Gabeli, the Festival Chair, have been giving remarkable, thoughtful leadership over the past two years.  It has been a joy to hear the following endorsements of the Festival of Hope from key Greater Vancouver pastors and leaders:

Pastor Giulio Gabeli, Pastor of Westwood Church and Chair of the March 3rd to 5th Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope, shares his excitement. http://festivalofhope.ca #BGFEST  Click on this link to watch the Facebook Live video, already viewed by over 1,000 people since Thursday.

Pastor David David Carson, Chair of the Vancouver Pastors Prayer Fellowship and Hope
Vancouver and key Festival Executive member, shares his excitement about the March 3rd to 5th Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope  Click on this link to watch the Facebook Live video. 

Pastor Sandro and Rebecca Di Sabatino of Glad Tidings Church, Festival Executive
members, share about the March 3rd to 5th Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope.  Click on this link to watch the Facebook Live video.

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Discovering the meaning of your baptism

Feel free to check out my 2nd Facebook Live sermon, looking at the meaning of your baptism from Isaiah 42.  By faith in Christ, you are God’s adopted beloved child in whom he is well pleased.

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My first Facebook Live Sermon ‘Rising Life in 2017’

Dear friends,

Through visiting my friend Pastor Marcel Kurtz at Valley Church, I learned how to do Facebook Live.  To test it out, Marcel and I recorded a Facebook Live conversation, viewed by 195 people.  Then I tested it a second time, seen by 365 people, with Pastor Owen Scott who co-ordinates the North Shore Pastors Prayer Fellowship with myself.  After that, I did a Facebook Live about the upcoming Festival of Hope, viewed by 216 people.  Then I did a Facebook Live at the gym on Restoring Health, viewed by 225 people.  The next Facebook Live interview, with 191 viewers, was with Bob Grahame whom I am coaching about his upcoming book The Future Never Arrives: at least not as expected.  Then Janice and myself did a Facebook Live Christmas Greetings, viewed by 730 people.  On Christmas Day, we did a Facebook Live for our son Mark’s sermon, with 238 people watching.  Our most widely viewed Facebook Live has been a Christmas Carolling with the Hird family, seen by 1511 people so far.

On January 1st New Year’s Sunday, I preached my first sermon being recorded on Facebook Live, viewed so far by over 1,800 people. You are invited to check out the New Year sermon from Hebrews 2:10-18 ‘Rising Life in 2017’


Ed Hird+


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Watching the St. Simon’s Christmas Cantata on Youtube

Dear friends,


We are grateful, in the midst of snow challenges, that we were able to have our Behold the Star Cantata on Sunday morning.


Here are the unlisted YouTube weblinks to watch and potentially pass it on to your friends and family. Our St. Simon’s NV Joint Choir, led by Janice Hird, did a wonderful job.

1)      The Light of the World

2)      Do Not Be Afraid

3)      O Holy Night

4)      Shepherds, Leave Your Flocks

5)      See Amid the Winter’s Snow

6)      Behold That Star!

7)      The Star Still Shines


Wimg_2465e look forward to seeing you (if geographically possible) for our 10am Sunday Christmas Day Communion.


Blessings in the Christ Child,


Ed Hird+



p.s. For any of you who couldn’t make it in person because of the snow, you can still click to DONATE online.  Your generosity is making a great difference as we prepare for an exciting year of harvest and breakthrough in 2017.


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