WHO WANTS A HOT DOG? Darryl and Kari and Hand in Hands would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who volunteered and participated in our first fundraiser at OEFC last Sunday. We were so thrilled to see the fellowship and conversations that occurred during the event. Who knew that a hot dog could be the catalyst to forge new friendships! Your generosity raised enough funds to ensure that we can continue provide food hampers to upwards of 20 families in the Dominican Republic every six weeks for nearly a year! Thank you again for your support of Hand in Hands.
UPCOMING OUTREACH EVENTS
YOUNG AT HEART (55+) Christmas luncheon with guest speaker, Jerry Orthner from First Alliance Church, on Friday, December 1 (11:30am). Tickets ($20) on sale Sundays at the Info Kiosk!
CONNEXION CAFE CHRISTMAS EVENT "God Our Saviour" - Ladies, you won't want to miss this evening! Monday, November 27 (7-9pm) including speaker Athena, Christmas carols with Jeff & Leah, huge charcuterie board, and an opportunity to give to MyCityCare's Shop of Wonders. Register HERE ($5; pay online or at the door). See the attached poster!
FINANCIAL UPDATE The Finance & Property Committee has provided a year-to-date snapshot of church finances through October 2023. Thank you for your generous giving as our church family seeks to minister to our community and -- through our support of missionaries -- around the world.
For those who experience scent sensitivities we have designated the balcony as a scent-free zone.
CHECK IT OUT OEFC Library News
Flame of Mercy by Eleanor Bertin Two families, worlds apart. Can they find hope in the crucible of suffering? All Lynnie Min ever wanted was to be a wife and mother. But when tragedy strikes her family, she's left with nothing but her faith to begin life again. While pursuing a career she never wanted, can the precious faith she was raised on withstand betrayal by a hostile former friend? Out of a smoking ruin in northern Nigeria, Ihsan bin Ibrahim stumbles upon the solution to his wife’s barrenness and longing. Will he make the ultimate sacrifice to follow his conscience, even if it means losing the child he loves?
THIS WEEK @ OEFC
Thursday, November 16
Friday, November 17
5:30-9:30pm LIGHT UP OKOTOKS (downtown)
NO FRIDAY NIGHT YOUTH (Sr Highs @ SABC) (More info: Facebook OEFCYouth / Instagram oefcyouth / 403-938-8888 youth hotline)
Saturday, November 18
10am-2pm SHOEBOX COLLECTION @ OEFC
Sunday, November 19
6-8pm GRADE 9-10 GIRLS BIBLE STUDY
Tuesday, November 21
Wednesday, November 22
Thursday, November 23
Friday, November 24
An opportunity to serve in Zambia!
FROM COLIN & SHELBY: Every year Flying Mission Zambia takes some time away from our main ministry to focus on pouring into our team at our Spiritual Life Conference (SLC). This is a wonderful time to learn together, relax, and take some deep breaths. For 2024 we are asking for help! During SLC our children also get to have some time to learn and grow, and we are looking for a few people to join us at SLC in Zambia (March 24-27) to lead a children’s program.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Colin & Shelby HERE.
OUT & ABOUT
JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM the Musical Still at theatres in Calgary! This harmomious blend of time-honoured Christmas melodies, modern pop hits, and heartwarming humour portrays Mary's courage, Joseph's internal struggle of love and duty, and a king's unyielding quest for power, all underpinned by faith. Designed for audiences of all ages. Click HERE for the trailer or visit the website for showtimes.
OKOTOKS FOOD BANK CONCERTS Tuesday, December 12 & Wednesday, December 13 (7pm) @ OEFC! Tickets $25 available HERE.