Announcements – ARBC

Find out what is happening at our church, our denomination and our camps. Scroll down to find our regular weekly activities.

Next Sunday, July 11, is Phase 3 re-opening day in Saskatchewan. This means that all restrictions for worship services are lifted and you will no longer have to register to come to an in-person church service. Masks are no longer required, but the province is still encouraging people to wear them and keep social distancing because of the new COVID variants that are still circulating. We understand that people have different levels of comfort with being near other people, and we are encouraging everyone to ask before they hug, shake hands, or stand or sit close to someone else. If someone is wearing a mask, assume that they would like their space. We look forward to welcoming you safely back!
Sunday July 11 is Phase 3 re-opening day in Saskatchewan. This means that all restrictions for worship services are lifted and you will no longer have to register to come to an in-person church service. Masks are no longer required, but the province is encouraging people to wear them and keep social distancing if they have not been fully vaccinated or have health risks, because of the new COVID variants that are still circulating. We understand that people have different levels of comfort with being near other people, and we encourage everyone to ask before they hug, shake hands, or stand or sit close to someone else. If someone is wearing a mask, assume that they would like their space. We look forward to welcoming you safely back!
Our children's programs are going to have a Soft Start this summer, outside in Kinsman Park. All kids are welcome, but those 3 and under need to bring a parent. Families and older kids are welcome too. There will be half an hour of singing, Bible reading, and story/lesson time followed by playtime in the park. If you would like to come, please register your children online to help us keep them safe.
Our children’s programs are going to have a Soft Start outside in Kinsman Park this summer. All kids are welcome, but those 3 and under need to bring a parent. Families and older kids are welcome too. There will be half an hour of singing, Bible reading, and story/lesson time followed by playtime in the park. If you would like to come, please register your children online or by bringing a paper form to help us keep them safe.
Pastor Ryan will be taking a much deserved vacation from July 18 to August 15. The Deacons will be looking after things in his absence.
Pastor Ryan will be taking a much deserved vacation from July 18 to August 15. The Deacons will be looking after things in his absence. Find out what’s happening while he’s gone here!
Sharon will be away from the office from August 8 to 22. Until August 16, contact one of the deacons if you need help. After that, Pastor Ryan will be back.
Join us at 9:30 on Sunday morning over Zoom for visiting, Scripture reading, discussion, and prayer. Register here to get the link. There is also a self-serve online worship service on this website with some additional links for live-streamed services recommended by Pastor Ryan.
Here is Katepwa Lake Camp Summer Director, Cam Mohan, talking about what’s coming up at camp this summer.
Canadian Baptist Ministries has joined UNICEF's Love My Neighbour campaign to raise money to buy vaccines for poor countries. $25 provides transportation and two shots for a person who otherwise would not get a vaccine. With COVID rising alarmingly in many poor countries, this is a way we can help. The federal government will match all donations so your gift will reach twice as many people. Donate at the link above. #GiveaVax
Canadian Baptist Ministries has joined UNICEF’s Love My Neighbour campaign to raise money to buy vaccines for poor countries. $25 provides transportation and two shots for a person who otherwise would not get a vaccine. With COVID rising alarmingly in many poor countries, this is a way we can help. The federal government will match all donations so your gift will reach twice as many people. Donate at the link above. #GiveaVax
Katepwa Lake Camp registrations are open for summer! Overnight camping with cabin cohorts will be allowed and safety procedures are in place. Spots are filling up! Find more information and register on their website.
Have fun with your family at a Katepwa Lake Camp Family Getaway in one of four camps between August 4 and 15. Private cabin (or bring your own tent or camper), meals supplied, your choice of camp and beach activities, campfires… Find out more and register at their website.
Kurios is the CBWC’s gap-year program for young people aged 17-22. Now accepting applications for 2021/22 at kurios.ca . Listen here to stories from last year’s participants.
SERVE+ is a way for youth to learn and grow and serve in the summer. SERVE normally takes place in a particular community in western Canada, but the 2021 COVID version, SERVE+, will take place wherever the youth are! Find out more and register at www.cbwc.ca/serve.
We will need volunteers to mow the church lawn each week until October. The church has a mower and no raking or bagging is needed. It takes about half an hour. If you can take a week, please let Garry know. Thank you!
We will need volunteers to mow the church lawn each week until October. The church has a mower and no raking or bagging is needed. It takes about half an hour. If you can take a week, please let Garry know. Thank you!
We also need help this summer keeping the flower beds looking fresh and weed free. If you can take a week or more, email the office. Thank you!
We also need help this summer keeping the flower beds looking fresh and weed free. If you can take a week or more, contact Lorrie. Thank you!
Read about church planting, refugee sponsorship, disaster relief from Saskatoon for St. Vincent after it was hit by a volcano, and more in the June CBWC Newsletter. In the Heartland (Saskatchewan and Manitoba) newsletter, read about the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, being a Police and Fire chaplain in Weyburn, and all about the NEW Heartland Baptist Women’s group! Also read the special KURIOS (gap-year) edition.
Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) has created a 5-minute update showing some of the ways they have been able to help people around the world who have been severely affected by this COVID crisis. Watch it here.

Weekly Church Activities

Living Springs Church hosts a weekly 12-Step Recovery Group at our church for anyone struggling with grief, addictions, or anything else. It meets Monday evenings and at the moment meetings are on Zoom. Contact the church for more information or to be put in touch with the group facilitator.
The Men’s Group meets Tuesdays at noon over Zoom.
The Prayer Group meets Wednesday mornings at 10:30 on Zoom to pray for individuals, the church and the world. Please send prayer requests to the office or to Pastor Ryan. They will be kept confidential within the group.
The Mandarin Fellowship Group holds a Bible study Fridays at 7 pm over Zoom and meets for prayer on Sundays at 7 pm over Zoom. There is also a study for people interested in Christianity on Monday evenings at 7:30 pm. All of these are for people who speak Mandarin.
The Saturday Bible Study group is studying the book of Philippians. They meet at 11 am over Zoom.

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Photo Credits

Children’s Summer Program Photo by Ashton Bingham on Unsplash
Pastor on Vacation Photo by Caleb George on Unsplash
Outdoor Church Photo by Dahiana Waszaj on Unsplash
Wedding Shower Photo by Jeremy Wong Weddings on Unsplash
Tuesday Men’s Group Photo by Ben White on Unsplash
Wednesday Prayer Group Photo by Milan Popovic on Unsplash
Friday Mandarin Study Photo by chris liu on Unsplash
Saturday Study Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash
Sunday Connections Cafe Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash
Register for Sunday Service Photo by Evgeni Tcherkasski on Unsplash
Header Photo by Sharon