last night our community came together at evergreen brick works to celebrate our church, how far we’ve come in spreading the word of god to our city (and beyond), and talk about our vision for the future, this year and all the years to come!
love built this, all of this - everything around us! we love, we are built, and we build! we are built through god's unconditional love. therefore, we build through that same unconditional love toward others.
1 corinthians 13:4-8 love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
love never fails.
our church has done some amazing things over the past few years i’ve been a part of it: hundreds of salvations and baptisms, we bought a house and donated it to matthew house, we’ve run hundreds of seasonal connect groups, started an internship (i had been a part of), and so much more!
not only has love built our church, our city… for me love built friendship. i’m so grateful for erica, i’ll never forget the sunday she met me at the steps of c3 toronto to attend my first church service since graduating from university a few years ago! i’ve loved being a part of our church’s growth since! last night was all about celebrating and supporting the vision for our church this year, and the years to come!
this coming fall we will be launching a new north campus, around younge and shepherd, and we are hoping to raise enough money to pay for and renovate a perminant residence! i’m excited to watch how god moves through our church, our city, and our people this year!