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by Paul

Slow Church Comes to Churches

September 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

The local paper in Silverton, Oregon did a nice feature on “Slow Church” and how John Pattison’s community helped inspire the book.

Slow Church Article

by Rich

OneLife Tutoring Program’s 1st Thanksgiving Party

September 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

The OneLife Tutoring program works with 30+ students every week from the neighborhood most of which are immigrant families and ESL students. We have gained a great relationship with our local public schools and as a result, all our students come to us from referrals from those schools so much so that we now have a waiting list.  On November 21, 2013 it was Turkey Day at the Tutoring program.  Students, parents, siblings and families were invited to come to play board games, meet the tutors, and enjoy a meal together – we served up turkey, potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, stuffing and pumpkin pie to about 90 people. Many international families had their first taste of a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Every family went home with some extra turkey too. It was an awesome night of fun, sharing a meal, stories, and connecting with our community. 

by Preston

Well, That’s Mighty Neighbourly!

September 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

In Chestermere, Alberta, Canada, everyone is new. The town has grown from 5000-15000 in just a few years, and expects to double again shortly. Lake Ridge Community Church teamed up with the Town of Chestermere, dozens of businesses, and a group of neighbours from across the town to welcome all the newcomers with a box full of useful information, a pie (because that seems like the neighbourly thing!), and plenty of gifts from local businesses. But more than that, it’s often the first connection that people have when they come to town. Mighty Neighbourly has become a win-win-win project. With a new Walmart up the street, Lake Ridge Community Church wants to help local businesses grow with the town. We also want to help new people find roots quickly, feeling that they can connect and participate in the life of the town. By setting the tone of the neighbourhood as a place of generosity, mutual support, and enthusiasm for connecting and shaping community, we hope Chestermere will become a town with a healthy future. We can’t easily stop urban sprawl, but we can connect the people who make it their home. Visit mighty or