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Happy New Year! This morning we celebrated the first Sunday in the new calendar year. We pray that this new year will hold a brighter future for us as a church community than did the last year. We continue to pray for you every week.

I’m glad to announce that we had church again (Sunday the 3rd January).

You’ll see a picture of a camel train in our opening slides—the wise men have arrived! We’re celebrating the Epiphany of our Lord.

And, as a special guest, we welcomed Alex Toney a gifted musician who led us in worship.

You can find the Service by clicking HERE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrjeiUf1-28

This is a wonderful time to fellowship together.

A couple of quick reminders:

1. Please continue to pray for and give to our “Project Oikos.” We have now raised over $300,000—praise the Lord.

2. One of the options we’re considering—in order to buy us some time for fundraising in the new year—is to put together a “friendly” mortgage. Our goal will be to find 10 people who can each lend All Saints Church $200,000 for about 12 months. That way we can buy the building (our deadline is January 15th, 2021), and take some time to continue our fundraising strategies into the new year. If you’re in a position to help with a friendly loan, please let me know. (Our corporate law firm can help set up the details.)

3. And heads’ up—the 17th of January will be “Pizza Lunch Sunday.” Traditionally, we’ve had pizza for lunch as we fellowshipped together. Well, we will be having pizza lunch again on January the 17th. You get your pizza ready and we’ll enjoy our lunch together on Zoom! (More details next week.)

Of course, if you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to call me.

See you at church.

The peace of our Lord,

Bishop Peter (and Jenny) Klenner


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Update on the Oikos Project

Update on the Oikos Project

• We now have a signed contract with the Roman Catholic Archbishop Miller (He signed the contract on Saturday afternoon.)

• We have put down a $50,000 non-refundable deposit.

• We have raised over $250,000 to date.

• We still need just under $2 million dollars by January 15th 2021

• You are invited to join us online every night at 7pm PST for our eight days of prayer & fasting for the Oikos Project. Prayer is the key to breakthrough. Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6042095570

Meeting ID: 604 209 5570

You are welcome to join us in end of year giving to the Oikos Project.  

We have included the links to the short video and website.

https://www.allsaintswhiterock.com/project-oikos/

Blessings,

Rev Dr Ed Hird

778-881-3857

p.s. Here is the latest Light Magazine article on the Oikos Project https://lightmagazine.ca/2020/10/02/buying-a-church-building-in-the-midst-of-a-pandemic/

and in a recent Church For Vancouver Magazine https://churchforvancouver.ca/around-town-james-he-qi-mental-health-oikos-project-bible-gateway/

and in Judi Vankevich’s video https://youtu.be/mjlx6_T81Zk

and in a great Peace Arch newspaper article just published about the Oikos Project https://www.peacearchnews.com/community/purchase-aims-to-restore-historic-crescent-beach-landmark/

P.p.s. Our US friends who want to donate to Project Oikos can send a cheque to:

New Covenant Anglican Church

Attention: Bishop Buffington

800 Tuskawilla Road

Winter Springs, FL 32708

Please make the cheque out to the Anglican Mission International and put “Project Oikos” in the memo line.

They’ll make sure that USA 🇺🇸 donors receive a tax receipt.

⁃ Canadians can donate though CanadaHelps

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/51680

Or by Mail

Send a cheque to:

All Saints Community Church

P.O. Box 75068

R.P.O. White Rock

Surrey, B.C. V4A 0B1

⁃ (Please make cheques out to All Saints Community Church and specify “Project Oikos” on the memo line.)

Or by INTERAC e-Transferred er

Send an Interac e-Transfer to:

allsaintswhiterock@gmail.com

(Please provide your mailing address and postcode and designate your e-transfer to “Project Oikos”.  See GIVING page for further details.)

Please note that all donations to All Saints Community Church are tax-deductible.

100% of your donation will go to the purchase and refurbishment of the building.