There are always new people coming through the doors of Commons for the first time. Perhaps, that’s you. If so, we would love to get to know you and hear a bit of your story.
Serving is part of following Jesus. It also just happens to be one of the best ways to meet new people and make new friends. There's a team for you at Commons.
A growing church community is exciting but what really makes it matter is when a group of people know and are involved in your story. For us, home groups are about sharing life together.
There is a sacred place in the Jesus movement for the ‘stuff’ that happens around a dinner table. It flows from the way Jesus lived and the practice of communion itself. It’s also the setting in which existing relationships are enriched and new ones begin.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
We are all part of community the moment we walk in the door and choose to be part of the conversation. However, at an organizational level, membership is needed in order to help make collective decisions and provide proper accountability and support for our leadership.
He said to them, “When you pray, say:
‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation. ’
At Commons Church we celebrate the historic diversity of the body of Christ and recognize both practices in our community and we invite you to participate as a family in the way that resonates most deeply with your experience of God's love.
Commons Church wants to be an integral part of our communities. In Kensington, we partner with Highbanks Society, our neighbor Louise Dean School, the Good Food Program at Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association and Made By Momma. Across the city we serve regularly at Inn From the Cold, The Mustard Seed, and the Drop In Centre.
Hands at Work believes that for us to serve the most vulnerable in the poorest communities in Africa, we must first serve the people we live and work with every day in community. God has given us the ultimate example of community: The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Working in communion to bring the Kingdom of God to earth, the relationship of the Trinity is one of our guiding foundations of living in community. God, Jesus, and the Spirit invited us into their community. Despite all of us bringing them trouble, they said, “You are coming home with me.”
Refugees who come to Canada have left their homes, and in many cases they have had to live in refugee camps for many years. When they arrive in Canada, they have to start their lives over again.
The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), along with private sponsors, identifies refugees for resettlement. A person cannot apply directly to Canada for resettlement. After they are identified, it takes time to process the cases.
Private sponsors across the country also help resettle refugees to Canada. Some do this on an ongoing basis. They have signed sponsorship agreements with the Government of Canada to help support refugees.
"We are a community seeking God outdoors"
There is more and more stuff happening in and through the community for our students.