The Willows Connection 2023

Join us for worship on Sunday, June 4th at 10am. We will continue with the New sermon series on Emotionally Healthy Discipleship: Moving from Shallow Christianity to Deep Transformation.  This week’s topic is: Follow the Crucified, Not the Americanized, Jesus.

Live stream will be available here:  The Willows Church Salvation Army Youtube Channel.  Online giving is available here:  Online Giving Langley – The Willows Church

You can pick up a copy of The Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day book near the entrance –  ($10.00 Donation)

Prayer & Care 

Prayers are appreciated for Ann Silvester as she saw the doctor for a bad throat and cough, has some x-rays and blood work done and taking antibiotics, praying for healing.

Pray also for a single Mom and Daughter who are looking for safe housing. That their transition goes as smooth as possible.

As you are planning your summer, it may be helpful to know that we will not have church services on Sunday July 23, 30th, Aug. 6th, 13th.  We’ll take these as Sabbath days, while we are gathering mid-week for our Wild Church series.

NEW:  We will be experimenting this summer with an adventure called Wild Church!  We will have 5 Wednesdays evenings together at William’s Park, you can bring your own picnic if you would like.  Wild Church will start at 6pm and wrap up between 7:30-8pm.  July 19, 26, Aug. 2,9,16.  Besides a great time of fellowship, kid’s nature themed crafts will be available.  Our time will also flow through 4 sections:  Gathering and Grounding; Readings & Reflections; Wandering & Wondering; Sharing & Sending.  This includes time to walk or sit in the forest, paying attention to how God is showing up for you today in this place and then time to share together in a full circle or in small groups.

Sunday School

If you can’t join us in person, click on the links below for a new online Sunday School experience video lesson each week right at home!

“Ready, Set, Move!” for Preschool. This month theme, we’re talking about the best friend ever with our preschoolers. We want every preschooler to know that not only is Jesus the best friend ever, but Jesus wants to be THEIR friend . . . forever! We want our preschoolers to hear over and over that Jesus wants to be their friend forever. And not only does Jesus want to be their friend, but Jesus is a friend worth following. That way, when the time comes, our preschoolers will be ready to follow Jesus here, there, and everywhere! on helping others, just like Jesus! “We have the Lord God to help us” 2 Chronicles 32:8

First Look (online experience for kids ages 3 – 6 )  Preschool at Home June 4th. for Preschool

“Ready, Set, Move!” for ElementaryThis month theme we are focusing on Follow Jesus Here, There, and Everywhere. We can see God’s handiwork on display everywhere in creation. We see God’s love on display through Jesus, who came to rescue us. We respond to God in faith, trusting in what we can’t see because of what we can see.

252 Kids Online Experience (Grade 1 to 4) Elementary at Home video June 4th.

So & So Show So & So Show at Home video June 4th.

XP3 “Start the Party” for Middle school. This series is all about the promise Jesus made about getting the most out of life—the full life we’re offered in following Him. The more it’s unpacked over the course of this 11-week series, the more they’ll begin to see what a full life following Jesus really is.

XP3 Middle School (Grade 5-8) Middle School Video June 4th.

Family Fun


Joins us for Willowbuds on Wednesday, June 14nd “Teddy Bear Picnic”  @ City Park aka Dino Park.  July 12th “Lets go Fly a Kite” @ City Park aka Dino Park. August 23rd  “Under the Big Top”@ City Park aka Dino Park in Langley. From 9:00am-1200pm. Drop in for a great time of free play, snacks, craft, and musical fun!

Youth Activities

Sr & Jr Youth Join us this Friday, June 2nd. “Wrap Up BBQ” from 6-8pm at The Dino Park in Langley. Join us for a BBQ and lawn games, bring a chair and a friend. Parents are welcome! RSVP to Sam or Destiny

Join the Men’s Morning Walk on Saturday June 3rd. 8-9:30am Meet at Brae Island Regional Park (Fort Langley)

Join us for Restorative Yoga with Dan Ferguson of Reclaim Harmony. Drop-In style classes each Monday. These classes will be one hour long – beginning at 7:30pm and ending at 8:30pm. The drop-in fee is $5 per class.
Light refreshments will be available following the class and an opportunity to connect with a friend or meet someone new!  If you don’t have a mat – we have extras! Don’t let that stop you!
Due to limited space, we are asking that if you would like to attend that you please register yourself at this link:

ESL Bible Study. Join our new series on the Gospel of John, Fridays 10am-11am at the Willows.

Joins us to celebrate Marissa’s Bridal Shower on Sunday June 11th, 2023 after Church 11:30-1:30pm There is a small gift registry and the couple is also appreciative of cash gifts and gift cards (IKEA, Home Depot, Air BNB) as they begin their lives together” Registry Link

Men’s Twilight Golf.  We have a date for Twilight Golf!  Thursday, June 15 with a 5:00 PM tee off time at Langley Golf Centre, 21550 44 Ave.  The plan is to do 9 holes of golfing and then go to a local restaurant for dinner.  Green fee is $25 ($22 senior, $15 youth).  Email Scott to register:

Join us Desserts with Dad after Church on Sunday, June 18. The auction will happen directly after  Church, so come ready to buy sweet treats for Dad!  All proceeds will go to our Partners in Mission campaign. We are hosting this fundraiser for Partners in Mission on Father’s Day. At this time, we are asking some of our Sunday school families to contribute some baked goods to donate for the auction. It could be cookies, scones…anything! Suggested donation is approximate a dozen of one item. The goal is to get the kids included and help them to understand how their baking could raise money for those in need around the world – all the while celebrating dad!
Attached you will find a sign-up sheet where you can put your information as well as what you can contribute. This is to make sure we all can see what is already accounted for, so we don’t have 10 different chocolate chip cookie donations! Gluten-free donations are also very welcome.
If you have any questions regarding donations or the event, please contact Kathleen or Andrea
We will be offering 5 weeks of summer day camp this year at The Willows.  Different weeks for different ages.  Registration is open now,
Camps Registration is Open

Holiday Camp 2023   We have 15 spots for Holiday C, July 24-28, ages 7-12 years old. Contact Andrea for registration by email

Brave Camp 2023 August 8-11, Teen girls ages 13-18, cost is $200. Contact Andrea for registration by email

Performing Arts Camp 2023  JPAC Ages 7-12 is August 13-19,  SPAC Ages 13-18 is August 21-27.  Cost $360.
Save the dates for Men’s Camp 2023 Camp Sunrise September 15-17th.
Save the Date for our Willows Family Weekend @ Camp Sunrise.  Friday, Sept. 22nd. to Sunday, Sept. 24th. Special Guest are Bob and Penny Armstrong, theme is “Doing Life Together”. Joins us Saturday or come for the whole weekend! A relaxed time of fellowship and sharing. Meals will be provided. More info to follow regarding cabin accommodations and registration shortly.
Our goal is $6000 from The Willows:  can you work a day to give away?  Donation envelopes are available.  We are at $2054.56 currently.
Two super easy ways you can help (really!):

Take your refundable bottles and cans to your local Return-It depot in clear bags, go the Express Drop-off machine and enter the phone number 604-341-1335, print off your labels and put them on your bags and you’re done.  It’s as simple as that!  These funds all go to the Partners In Mission campaign to support The Salvation Army’s work overseas – Pastor Dave also has some bags with labels ready to go, pick one up from church this week!

Psalm 23 1:3  “The Lord is my shepherd. I have everything I need. He gives me rest in green pastures. He leads me to calm water. For the good of his name, he leads me on paths that are right.”

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