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Jamie's Book Pics

Several people have encouraged me to share some of the books that I have been encouraged by over this past year. So in no particular order here they are.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution, by Sean Covey

The 4 Disciplines exist for one reason: to execute on a plan in the midst of the whirlwind of distractions. Most people are so busy just maintaining the business—just keeping their heads above water—most of the time they can't even hear you, let alone execute on your most important priorities. The 4 Disciplines focuses your team's energy on a winnable game in the midst of distraction.



Leading Me by Steve Brown

Leading Me will help you get traction on living a Christ-centered, holistic, sustainable and fruitful life of impact. Grounded in biblical truth, utilizing the latest research and drawing on the proven process of the Arrow Leadership Program, Leading Me provides practical next steps for your most important leadership assignment…you.


Resident Aliens by William Willimon

Resident Aliens discusses the nature of the church and its relationship to surrounding culture. It argues that churches should focus on developing Christian life and community rather than attempting to reform secular culture. Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon reject the idea that America is a Christian nation; instead, Christians should see themselves as "resident aliens" in a foreign land. According to Hauerwas and Willimon, the role of Christians is not to transform government but to live lives that model the love of Christ. Rather than try to convince others to change their ethics, Christians should model a new set of ethics that are grounded in the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.



The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith

"God wants me to try harder.""God blesses me when I'm good and punishes me when I'm bad.""God is angry with me."We all have ideas that we tell ourselves about God and how he works in our lives. Some are true--but many are false. James Bryan Smith believes those thoughts determine not only who we are, but how we live. In fact, Smith declares, the most important thing about a person is what they think about God. The path to spiritual transformation begins here.Turning to the Gospels, Smith invites you to put your ideas to the test to see if they match up with what Jesus himself reveals about God. Once you've discovered the truth in Scripture, Smith leads you through a process of spiritual formation that includes specific activities aimed at making these new narratives real in your body and soul as well as your mind.


Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

Present Over Perfect is writer Shauna Niequist’s motto for how to live a rich, engaged, and loving life in the midst of what often feels terribly messy and imperfect. In vulnerable, honest stories and beautifully written short essays Shauna offers an invitation to a new way of living—full of grace, space, and connection.


Thanks for taking time to check this out. We are going to put this on our website and hoping you might be able to share your own picks there too. If it helps here's a reading tip because I struggled for years and years and years to "find time" to read. Over the past 2 years I have a chart that I check off where I try to read for 10-15 minutes a day. Most weeks I get to it 4-5 times. That has allowed me to read about a book a month which is really good for me. For what it's worth....


Annual Christmas Bazaar

Christmas Bazaar this Saturday November 17th, 2018 from 9:00 until 2:00 Crafts, Bake table, Tea Room, Raffle, Books, Treasures, Lunch with Santa. See you there. All welcome.

We look for donations of gently used treasures, knick knacks, costume jewellery, books, puzzles, china, small appliances and Christmas decorations to sell. We also appreciate items suitable for children - toys, books, games, stuffed animals and the like. Get rid of your GOOD JUNK and help support the Bazaar.

For information contact Anne Bertolini at the church. Calling all bakers for donations of baked goods for bake table, muffins for morning coffee and tea or squares for lunch with Santa. Children of all ages be sure to come and have lunch with Santa. All donations can be dropped off all day Friday till 8:00pm and Saturday morning after 8:00am.

Thanks to all that particpated this year, see you next year!

Light of Remembrance Service

In December NBUC provides a service to remember and honour the people God has put in our lives who've passed away. The service is designed to help us come close to God with our grief and our memories at a time of year when an empty chair around the family circle is especially painful. The service offers a special welcome to people in the community who have been bereaved recently and who have no source of spiritual support in grief


Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at 7PM

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Evening of Hope for Cancer

The Evening of Hope occurs on the first Sunday in April each year, as NBUC's contribution to Cancer Month. It provides spiritual and emotional support for people affected by cancer: people on the cancer journey presently, people in remission, family members, relatives of people who have died of cancer, and health care professionals. The event has spawned new ministries, including the building of Wellspring, a community-based support program for people affected by cancer in Brampton and Caledon.

Contact: Sandy Rainey at office@nbuc.ca

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Pancake Supper

Every year our Men's Group hosts a delicious Pancake Supper - an all you can eat, pancake, syrup feast. Mark your calendars for Tuesday February 13, 2018 for our next supper. Ticket information and seating times will be available closer to the event.

Contact: NBUC office at office@nbuc.ca

Next Pancake Supper: February 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm

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