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.


  • LIGHT UP OKOTOKS Friday, November 17 - Four more people are needed to "chat with people" at the booth from 7 to 9:30pm...let Laurie know by NOON Friday if you can help!
  • CHRISTMAS BANQUET (outreach) Saturday, December 9 (evening) - Please bring with you any neighbours and friends who need to hear what the true meaning of Christmas is all about! Volunteers will also be needed to bake desserts or help in the kitchen. Register HERE or purchase a ticket ($25) at the Info Kiosk. You can also sign up to volunteer at the Info Kiosk!

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.



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?


Thursday, November 16

7-9pm CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Do you need someone to talk to?  Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find freedom from the hurts, hang-ups and habits that are controlling your life.

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


Sunday, November 19
9:30am PRE-SERVICE PRAYER in the Prayer Room to the right of the platform
10am WORSHIP SERVICE in the Main Auditorium (contemporary) and Fireside Room (traditional) Rob D will be preaching on Genesis 49:1-10 "When Shiloh Comes." Nursery 0-36 months; Preschool ages 3-5; CONNECT Grades 1-6. Live-stream available HERE.


Monday, November 20
7pm Adult Volleyball (18+)

Tuesday, November 21
6-7:15am FIRST WATCH men's Bible study
9:30-11:30am MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
6:30-8pm MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) - no childcare
6:30-8pm KIDS CLUB for boys and girls in Grades 1-6
6:30-8pm DIVORCECARE Contact Marion for information or to register ($20).

Wednesday, November 22
10am WEDNESDAYS IN THE WORD All adults are invited to study the Word of God together.

Thursday, November 23
9:30am-NOON COFFEE & CRAFTING (adults only) Bring whatever you're working on, or just come for coffee and connection! Drop in, come and go format, meeting in the Fireside Room.
1-3pm GRIEFSHARE for men or women in need of support after losing a loved one. Contact Marion to register.
7-9pm CELEBRATE RECOVERY  Do you need someone to talk to?  Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find freedom from the hurts, hang-ups and habits that are controlling your life.

Friday, November 24
7-9:30pm FRIDAY NIGHT YOUTH (More info: Facebook OEFCYouth / Instagram oefcyouth / 403-938-8888 youth hotline)


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. 


  • 2-3 individuals who have a desire to pour into the hearts of about 11 children ranging in age from 2 to 14
  • You bring the plans and the supplies and a servant heart
  • Conference is March 24-27, 2024 with opportunities to serve and visit the Gilmores before or after the conference!
  • Food and Accommodation will be covered by Flying Mission Zambia
  • Your Cost: flights to and from Zambia and any tourist things you would like to do

For more information or to volunteer, contact Colin & Shelby HERE.


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.