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  • Previously, I had mentioned attending the 2019 Calvin Symposium on Worship held at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. in January and my hopes of sharing some perspectives and wisdom gleaned from the symposium.  One of the goals of the symposium is to help worship leaders to be informed more fully about the cultural context in which they lead worship.  

  • One of the truly engaging plenary sessions at the 2019 Calvin Symposium on Worship was led by the team of 8-10 scholars and musicians who put together the recently published “One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism,” subtitled “An African American Ecumenical Hymnal.”
  • Feb1Fri

    Wisdom from the Worship Symposium

    February 1, 2019

    Last week I had the privilege of attending the 2019 Calvin Symposium on Worship held at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. As per usual, it was a wonderfully inspiring time of worship, learning, and interaction with over 1,400 other worship and church leaders from all over the world.  

  • Jan11Fri

    Pastor's January 2019 Newsletter

    January 11, 2019 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink

    Blessings to you all as we begin a new year in God’s grace and service!  I’m writing this brief note as another way of keeping in touch and specifically now to highlight and encourage you in three challenges.

  • Oct26Fri

    Into the Neighbourhood

    Thinking Missionally October 26, 2018
    This past week four Bethel members attended the INTO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD workshop held here in London and sponsored by the missional training organization, Forge Canada
  • Oct4Thu

    Psalm 100

    Hiding God's Word in our Hearts October 4, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink

    We are working toward memorizing Psalm 100 for the first Sunday in November. Below is the suggested version.

     Psalm 100

    A psalm. For giving grateful praise.

    Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
        Worship the Lord with gladness;
        come before him with...

  • Sep28Fri

    Three Challenges

    September 28, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink

    This month there are three invitations-challenges that are being put before us.  The first is the invitation to be a part of or create DNA groups, for prayer and care as we follow Jesus together.  A half page describing these groups and the possibilities for them was shared and placed in each one of our mail slots, with extras...

  • Sep21Fri

    The 6-8 Word Challenge

    September 21, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink


    Last Sunday we enjoyed our launch or kickoff Sunday celebration and barbeque lunch.  Thanks to everyone who helped by making the whole Sunday a wonderful day – special thanks to all those who brought, organized and prepared the food indoors (and outdoors); thanks to all those who served and thanks to all...

  • Sep14Fri

    DNA Prayer Groups - Part II

    "Work out your salvation with fear and trembling." Phil 2:12 September 14, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink

    Last week we were introduced to the DNA group concept for Bethel Church.  Here follows some questions and answers regarding DNA groups:


    Your size should allow for meaningful connection.  A frequently sized group for prayer of this kind is 3 or 3 households; sometimes known as prayer triplets...

  • Sep7Fri

    DNA Prayer Groups

    "Work out your salvation with fear and trembling." Phil 2:12 September 7, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink

    One of things we want to do this church season at Bethel is to encourage one to go deeper in our faith-walk, to take the next step and to take responsibility for the formation and growth of our faith.