As many of the children may know, according to Dr. Seuss it is the Grinch who stole Christmas. However, he was not able to steal the spirit of Christmas. Christmas was not all about presents and food. It was and is about much more. But what?
For more than 2000 years Christmas has been celebrated, in many different ways. What actually is Christmas, where did it come from and how did the first Christmas look like?
The Bible tells us about the first Christmas. That is the birth of Jesus Christ. We can read about it in Luke 1 and 2.
Every Sunday we meet at 3605 Gilmore Way (in the community room at the north side of the building) for Gospel Hour. There we will listen to what the Bible tells us about Jesus Christ, Who is the real reason for Christmas, and Who is the Saviour of the world. We invite you to come and join us and learn why we need Jesus Christ as Saviour and how you also can receive a glorious future.
We meet at 4:30 p.m. and after the Gospel Hour you are free to stay with us for a light supper or coffee and refreshments.
Gospel Hour: Every Sunday 4.30 PM
Every Sunday afternoon we come together in Burnaby in our ‘Gospel Hour’, to worship God, the Creator of heaven and earth, and to listen to the wonderful gospel of Jesus Christ, His Son, Who is our Saviour. Gospel Hour starts at 4.30 pm every Sunday.
We meet in the community room at 3605 Gilmore way in Burnaby.
Why Canadian Reformed?
We are a Reformed church, that means that we stand in the Reformed tradition. Our tradition goes back to the Great Reformation in the 16th century.
We believe that God gave His only Son, Jesus Christ, as a sacrifice for all the sin and evil that we committed and still commit against God. Jesus Christ came to pay for our sins, so that we may have eternal life. We believe that even though our body may die, we will continue to live and we look forward to the great day that everything will be made new.
It is only by faith in Jesus Christ that we receive this salvation. There is nothing in ourselves that makes us worthy of it. And Christ commanded the Church to preach this wonderful gospel of salvation to all peoples and nations on the earth.
The churches which come from the Great Reformation in the 16th century have this belief as the centre of their preaching. That is why we call ourselves ‘Reformed’. This gospel is being proclaimed all over the earth now and it also came to Canada. We want to be a church that is fully part of our Canadian society and we believe that we have a responsibility in our society. That is why we have ‘Canadian’ in our name: Canadian Reformed Churches.
This ‘Gospel Hour’ is organized by the Canadian Reformed Churches in Willoughby Heights and Aldergrove. For more information about the federation of Canadian Reformed Churches, visit the website www.canrc.org .
For more information you can send an email to: [email protected] .
If you are interested in attending our Bible Study on Wednesday nights, please have a look at the website: www.burnabybiblestudy.ca .