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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…

What does the Bible say about zombies?

This podcast was recorded by Douglas Jacoby, evangelist and teacher with International Churches of Christ. Used with permission. For more information, please go to http://douglasjacoby.com. To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and you can download the podcast and listen to it later. Scriptures Ezekiel…

Christmas through the eyes of an engineer

The Truth About Santa Claus: The Engineer’s Perspective

There are approximately two billion children (persons under 18) in the world. However, since Santa does not visit children of Muslim, Hindu, Jewish or Buddhist (except maybe in Japan) religions, this reduces the workload for Christmas night to 15% of the total, or 378 million (according to the Population Reference Bureau). At an average (census)…

A Christian Response to the Global Financial Crisis

This podcast was recorded by Douglas Jacoby, evangelist and teacher with International Churches of Christ. Used with permission. For more information, please go to http://douglasjacoby.com. Tragedy in 2008: An out-of-work money manager in California loses a fortune and wipes out his family in a murder-suicide. A 90-year-old Ohio widow shoots herself in the chest as…