Archive for May, 2013|Monthly archive page

Pentecost Sunday

It’s sometimes referred to as the ‘birthday’ of the church – the Day of Pentecost. It was the day that the promised Holy Spirit overwhelmed the early Christians while they were gathered together and launched them out on an incredible quest that would change to course of history. [Brandon Malo speaking]

A Disappearing Act

After appearing to his disciples over a period of forty days after his resurrection, Jesus shared some final words with them and then we’re told that he was seen disappearing from their sight. What does this difficult-to-imagine event have to do with our lives today? [Brandon Malo speaking]

Mental Illness, Suicide, and Finding God in the Darkness

1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, and 1 in 7 Canadians have seriously considered suicide. How should the Church respond? How can we help those who are facing these realities both within and outside the Church? What are God’s promises for people affected by mental illness and suicide, and can He be found in the darkness? [Shawna Percy-MacDonald speaking]

An author, blogger, and public speaker, Shawna Percy-MacDonald has worked actively to raise awareness about mental health issues, and talks openly about her story, which addresses subjects such as mental illness, suicide, and post traumatic stress disorder. Shawna has appeared on CTV News, radio broadcasts, and has given talks at Universities. By the end of this year, Shawna will be a published author, and continues to post articles on her blog, www.GoodGriefGuru.com