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Above All

To God’s Beloved At Cloverdale Baptist Church:

It was good to be in another church, and serve with another church family…but I MISSED YOU!  Squamish is one of the most beautiful places on earth, but it is the people of God that really make a place home.  It was good to preach in another setting, but where God has called you feels a lot more like home.  Thank you for being easy to preach God's Word to, for having a hunger to hear it and to apply it to your lives.

Thank you for being a healthy church that is staying focused on Jesus and experiencing and sharing His love.  In times like these, this is not easy, but it is essential!  It is good to be home :)

If you would like to join my partners in prayer team this year, please let me know, and I will add you to this team.  This team prays for me, and requests I share weekly, and join me in my struggle by praying for me.

Every year (around Labour Day) we take the time to look at a passage that is introduced to us with the words, ABOVE ALL!  Any time the Bible uses those terms it should cause us to grab a highlighter, and take note at what God wants us to focus on and apply.

This year we are looking at 1 Peter 4:8, and noticing that God wants us to LOVE EACH OTHER.  To display God’s love by the way we self sacrificially love one another.  This is not easy, as we are filled with issues that distract, and some people don’t feel all that deserving of our love.  Not only that, but the selfishness of our culture has demanded that we are loved, rather than we experience God’s love and love one another.

It is my prayer that this great ABOVE ALL passage will help us to choose to value what God values and together to choose to love one another. 

Sunday Is Coming:

Title:  Above All…LOVE ONE ANOTHER

Text:  1 Peter 4:8

  • Take the time to read 1 Peter 4.
  • Why do you think that this is so important to the Holy Spirit?
  • How do you show that you are applying this to your life?
  • What changes do you need to make so that you are ABOVE ALLING this command?
  • How does an experience of God’s love make this kind of choosing to love possible?
  • How can you experience God’s love more richly so that you can clear your heart of selfishness and emptiness?

We have an exciting year ahead of us, if we will listen to God’s Word together, and in the power of the Spirit apply it to our lives!

Loving You, Because I am Loved by Him,

Pastor Rob


Family Fun Day

Sunday, Aug. 28th / After the serviceA special event for all families with kids in nursery to grade 6 to connect and meet new people! We’ll be having a BBQ Lunch, so bring a lawn chair, blankets to sit outside or share a table in the Fellowship Hall with new friends. For the kids, the gym will be set up with bounce houses, an area for chalk art, a balloon artist, and much more! Sign up here >

Food Safety Training

Sept. 4th & 6th / 6 – 9 PM / Fellowship HallWe will offer a 2-evening FOODSAFE Level 1 certification training. The cost will be covered by the church when you serve as a volunteer in the kitchen. Capacity limit of 25. Contact Albert Chuang if you are interested in this training.

Seniors BBQ Luncheon

Wednesday, Sept. 7th / 11:30 AM / Fellowship HallWe’ll be serving hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks, chips, and watermelon. Get your ticket today at our table in the foyer.

Tuesday Evening Prayer Meetings

Tuesdays / 7–8 PM / Fellowship HallOur elders will be leading prayer meetings every Tuesday throughout the summer. We will take a short look at passages in Isaiah and pray for each other, our church, city, country and world. 

Church Membership Class

Starting Sept. 25th / 9:00 AM / Room 246This 6-week course focuses on what it means to be a healthy Christian, and explores the doctrinal beliefs of CBC. Come find out more about our church, and why commitment to the local church through membership is so important. Visit the Ministry Centre to register today.

Ministry Opportunities to Serve

Hospitality Ministry: We need ushers to help with passing the offering plates during our services. If you are a church member, male or female, and would like to serve in this way,  contact the Hospitality Ministry to get involved.

Worship Ministry: If you are gifted musically or with public reading skills, or are interested in helping with the technical ministry here at CBC, we are always looking to facilitate ways to serve our church family in these areas. Contact us to begin the conversation and discernment process!

Our Global Impact on Children’s Lives

► The Cloverdale Baptist PodcastJack Eggar, former president of AWANA, joined Pastor Rob to tell us about the Malachi Kids program, a worldwide ministry born at Cloverdale Baptist Church where pastors are equipped to lead and train parents to become spiritual leaders. And in turn, parents become spiritual trainers of their children in their homes. Listen on your preferred podcast app!