You are invited to help sustain the ministry at One88 by becoming a Friend of One88. The invitation is three-fold
1. To support financially (through one-time or on-going giving)
2. To support through prayer (become part of our prayer list)
3. To get involved in the ministry at One88 (volunteering time and gifts)
If you would like more information, please connect with Dave at 188 @ eastview.org. Thanks for your consideration.
We are planning a second information evening in Fall 2017. If you want to ensure you receive an invitation, please email the address listed in the section below.
With the warming of the Sun comes vacation time and the changing of the schedule! Keep up-to-date with happenings at One88. (This lets you know when events are NOT happening or when there are special events. Otherwise the schedule will run as usual)
July 4 – NO Monday Praxis
July 7 – NO Friday Movie @ Noon (Drop-in open until 1pm)
July 10 – NO Monday Praxis
July 14 – NO Friday Movie @ Noon (Drop-in open until 1pm)
July 18 – NO Tuesday Community in Conversation
July 19-30 Winnipeg Fringe Festival in Upper Room
July 20 – NO Thursday Gathering
July 25 – NO Tuesday Community in Conversation
July 27 – NEIGHBOURHOOD BBQ/POTLUCK in Greenspace on Ross Ave
July 29 – NO Games Night
July 30 – NO Open Circle Coffeehouse
Aug 2 – NO Tuesday Community in Conversation
Aug 6 – Sunday Morning Worship – 10:30am
The first story I remember sitting down and reading on my own was “Jacob Two-Two & the Hooded Fang” by Mordecai Richler. I couldn’t put it down. I read late into the night, everyone else was in bed but I sat in the kitchen compelled to finish. It was exhilarating! The story grabbed my imagination, activating all sorts of synapses in my brain, flooding it with dopamine. It was so good. Of course, I didn’t know that’s all that was happening at the time but regardless, I was addicted to the power of story.
This was not the first story I had heard. I was raised on stories, some fictional, some true, some spoken, some written. For most of us, stories are a large part of our formation. Being raised in a church culture meant that many of the first stories I heard were stories from the Bible. Stories are the primary means by which the Bible communicates with us – and for good reason. They help form the way we think and how we look at our world. They help us to understand and remember things in ways that a simple explanation never can. To hear a good story means to be moved and inspired. It means being motivated to do something positive in your own life as well. Stories are life-changers.
This Fall, we are going to read and hear stories that matter. This means two things: One is we will explore the stories from the Bible that help us see what a God-shaped world looks like. We want to allow the stories to move and inspire us in our belief in God and in what God can do through me/us.
The other is to explore our own story. You are created by God; given life, and breath and meaning. That means you have a story worth telling – your story matters too. Where do you fit into God’s story? What are the significant chapters – for good or bad – that are part of making you who you are? Who’s writing the next chapter of your life? What part does God play in your story? When we are aware of the story (stories) that has shaped us, we are better able to move ahead in life with confidence and faith.
We want to listen to each other’s stories, be inspired and moved as we hear how God is working in people’s lives. If you would like to tell your story, please reply below.
Join us in the upper room at One88 for breakfast at 9:30am and then a service at 10:00am. We will take time to reflect on this beautiful weekend and how it changes the way we look at life.