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Origins of Easter

Like Christmas, Easter is a blend of pagan superstitions and Christian concepts. Historically, the major problem with observing Easter has been the double standard in commitment that it reinforces. If some days are holy, or special, then others are not. And if observing one day as holy means we are giving God less than our best on the other days, we are violating Jesus’ command for every true disciple to take up his cross daily

Sunday Worship Service Update

The city of Ottawa has decided to close all their public facilities for the next 3 weeks. The community centre has not been exempted from that decision. Therefore with a lot of regret we will be live-streaming our next few services until the beginning of April.

#BetterforGod. This Year’s International Women’s Day Theme

This month, the month of March, the global community will celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th. A day designated to celebrate the strength, diversity, global achievements of women and so much more. This year the international theme is #balanceforbetter. For the last several years our sisterhood of churches around the world have celebrated this…

How December 25 Became Christmas

On December 25, Christians around the world will gather to celebrate Jesus’ birth. Joyful carols, special liturgies, brightly wrapped gifts, festive foods—these all characterize the feast today, at least in the northern hemisphere. But just how did the Christmas festival originate? How did December 25 come to be associated with Jesus’ birthday? The Bible offers…