Ester Wiens
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Dear Church Family,

We met as a Board on Thursday evening to discuss the contract (Memorandum of Understanding/Employment of a Transitional Pastor). A motion was made, seconded, and carried unanimously that Janice would offer Reg Toews the position as agreed to in the Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of the Leadership Team.  We are extremely excited to announce that Reg has accepted that offer. The start date will be around the first of June.

Reg Toews and his wife Brenda live in Chilliwack, B.C. and have three adult children. He has extensive experience. He was very successful as a transitional pastor for a church in Saskatchewan and before that was lead pastor for a church in Chilliwack for twenty years.

We will be in further contact with him over the next week to come to some understanding of what the initial steps and time frames may look like. We will keep you posted as we move forward with the plans.

As we prepare for this next season as a church, we ask that you keep in mind that one of the needs is to find a self-contained, independent housing unit like a suite or apartment that would accommodate 2 people comfortably that we can provide for Reg and his wife. If anyone knows of a place that we can rent relatively inexpensively, please reach out and let us know. You can contact me (Janice) at [email protected] or by phone at 250-967-4468.

We are hearing that some people have questions about the ability to meet again together, even in if it's smaller groups. We will keep you informed as we work to develop plans on how to facilitate that.

It is important for the ongoing ministry of CFBC that we continue to financially support the church as we can. You can mail in cheques, drop off cheques at the church office, set up automatic payments through the church office, or e-transfer donations to [email protected].

We continue to meet virtually with our sister church, Northstar Church, in Quesnel for services on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am at www.northstarchurch.ca although at some point we hope to be able to have services of our own.

At 11:00 am we have been gathering for a post service Zoom session of sharing and prayer. Please join us for this as it is a rich time of connecting! The link is zoom.us/j/719551335.

Love and Prayers,

Janice McDonald
Leadership Team Chair