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As a church we exist to create pathways for people just like you to know God, love others and serve the world. If we can help you in this journey, in any way, it would be our great honour and privilege.
Join our worship services live each week on Saturday at 6:30 PM and Sunday at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM at http://livestream.com/FoothillsAllianceChurch

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As a church we exist to create pathways for people just like you to know God, love others and serve the world. If we can help you in this journey, in any way, it would be our great honour and privilege.
Join our worship services live each week on Saturday at 6:30 PM and Sunday at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM at http://livestream.com/FoothillsAllianceChurch

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    The Power of a Blessing

    The Power of a Blessing

    The Father Heart of God - Genesis 27:1-40: Family tensions. Probably all of us know what this feels like. Joyce and I just survived a vacation with her four siblings and their spouses. Being on a big boat in the Caribbean helped! It was actually a great trip and we were all profoundly grateful for the opportunity — and desire — to travel together. (And I repeat, being on a boat in the Caribbean helped!) Scripture is filled with accounts that clearly remind us family life is not always easy. I often say it's great having three kids, because you at least like one of them at any given moment. One day, one is the apple of your eye, and the next, they might be the bad apple! The early stories of the Patriarchs in Genesis reveal no small amount of sibling rivalry. The story of the stolen blessing by Jacob from Esau is particularly troubling. Lies, manipulation, and deception abound but somehow God's will still prevails. I want us to see the hope of God's sovereignty this weekend, but I especially want us to see the power of a blessing. Esau's lament after discovering Jacob had stolen the blessing: "Do you only have one blessing my Father? Bless me too" rings in our ears like a line from a horror movie. Every child longs for a blessing and every child deserves a blessing. We will focus on this over the weekend and I'm so excited to teach on the power of living a life of blessing others. It might be cold outside but the warmth of being together and worshiping our God will be a great blessing to all of us! Thank you for being such an amazing blessing to me! Pastor Ian

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    Facing the Storms in Life

    Facing the Storms in Life

    The Father Heart of God - Matthew 7:24-29: Have you heard people ask the question, "Isn't the Bible just a big rule book?" I know I have, and typically I want to disprove that claim. But what about embracing it — could that be an option as well? How does the nature of rules and obedience affect the way we view relationships and friendships? I look forward to seeing you all this weekend to share with you what God has placed on my heart. I am praying that God would speak powerfully to you. Blessings to you, Foothills family, Nick, Student Ministries Pastor

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    It all Begins with God

    It all Begins with God

    The Father Heart of God - Psalm 1: My favourite tree is the weeping willow. They're mysterious and other worldly to me. Those sinewy vines with abundant leaves that drape a canopy long enough to touch the ground are enchanting. Weeping willows grow incredibly fast. Their root systems are aggressive, seeking out the nearest and largest source of water. Water provides moisture and carries nutrients the tree needs to be sustained. Like these trees, if we'll tap into it, there's a sustaining source for us. It strengthens, nourishes and helps us grow; God's words. This weekend we'll dive into Psalm 1, where people who delight in God's Law are compared to trees that grow along a riverbank. The 2020 Project that launched on January 1st is one way that together, as God's people, we can grow in our delight and appetite for God's written and living word. I hope you start the year right and be here this weekend!

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    You'll Find Your Way

    You'll Find Your Way

    Unfamiliar Roads - Jeremiah 6:16: Last month, Joyce and I had the chance to visit with our daughter who is going to school in Toronto. Never have I experienced traffic like I did there. How in the world did anyone find their way anywhere before GPS?! Even with the wonder of that technology … I felt like I was on the verge of being lost every time I drove. There's the 401, the 403, the 407 and the 409, which pretty much adds up to a "4-0 Nightmare", and I haven't even touched on the insane number of vehicles on these crazy roads! It's like the entire city just lives in their cars and drives all day long. Pray of the city of Toronto — it desperately needs help! Finding our way in life is not without its challenges either. How do we make sense of the journey? How do we find our way through all the voices and expectations and opportunities? I am beyond excited about the potential and gift of The 2020 Project that will begin in couple of days. This Sunday, we will consider an invitation from Jeremiah to embrace the "ancient paths" that gives us profound wisdom, direction and hope in our very modern world. We will also help you get set up to join our Bible reading project for 2020 … it's going to be an epic journey. So come join us for this last Sunday in 2019. It will be a fantastic service! Much love and grace to you! Pastor Ian Trigg PS — for our Saturday Night attenders, just a reminder this is the one Saturday night a year we don't hold an evening service — come and remember what Sunday morning church feels like! We'll be back though on January 4!

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    You Are Not Alone

    You Are Not Alone

    Unfamiliar Roads - John 1:12-16: What are you looking for? This question stems from the heart, and it's one we'll keep asking until we find an answer. It's part of being human. The answer to what you are looking for, what we all are looking for, begins with the Christmas story. And not so much the story that is most familiar (from Matthew, Luke and the manger scenes) but from another account, perhaps a bit more obscure because there are no camels, sheep and stars. You may wonder if the Christmas story could even be told without a stable; with no manger, no Joseph, no Mary, no Bethlehem, no shepherds, angels, and wisemen? What would the Christmas story be without these familiar features and personalities that make the story charming and sentimental? Come this weekend and find out! And discover the life-changing answer to the longings of our hearts to be at peace, happy and whole. Blessings! Pastor Jerry

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    Wandering Stars

    Wandering Stars

    Unfamiliar Roads - Christmas Production: Have you ever thought about what prompted the risk the Magi took to travel 700 miles to Bethlehem? It must have been a truly magnificent wonder in the sky! What would it take to get you to travel 700 miles on the back of a camel? I'd like to hope if offered the chance, my faith would accept the risk. And, we know the Magi weren't disappointed. I'm not sure what they expected to find, but encountering Jesus the child king must have been much more than they ever hoped for. Imagine encountering the living God wrap up in a toddler. This is the story we'll experience this weekend as Foothills Worship Arts presents Wandering Stars on Dec 13 & 14 @ 7pm and Dec 14 @ 9 & 11am. We hope you'll take the risk to venture out, maybe more than once. We've been praying and preparing for you, and the guests we hope you'll bring. Come encounter the mystery and majesty of the One who calls us all to belong.

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