I love children. My own mostly and mostly because I have to… Just kidding, but we know each other enough to know that that’s the sort of thing I say there. As I’m writing this I’m sitting in Sorso with a wee gaffer who’s been dragged by mother out for coffee with the ladies who has been grinning impishly over the back of the bench seat at … Continue reading Airdrie Children’s Festival
So as most of you know Venue hosted a huge Easter Egg Hunt with some five thousand Airdrieites (real word) Easter Sunday which was a wonderful success. Thank you to 63 donors, 19 vendors and all the volunteers that made this such a great event! We also would love to give a shoutout to the City for streamlining it for us and being amazing to … Continue reading Lord of the Flies
This Sunday is Easter Sunday and I do hope you’re celebrating more than the death of diet and resurrection of your chocolate addiction. I’m doing a series called Live Die Repeat (yes after the Tom Cruise movie) and have been thinking as deeply as someone like I can about the entire death/ life cycle. No matter your views about God every Easter we’re … Continue reading Seriously? Resurrection?
“Hey Pastor, before you get started we have a surprise for you!” …words that make every pastor shudder just a little… A friend of mine with a church in Calgary had a well meaning attender find him during the final songs of the experience just before he stepped on stage to preach. The news that couldn’t wait? “Hey, I thought you’d want to know that … Continue reading Mascots are Scary
Remember the giant Easter Egg Hunt that happened in Airdrie every year? It’s baaaaack! Easter Sunday morning Venue is running our Easter Experience at 10:30 am at the Bert Church Live Theatre with the giant Easter Egg Hunt event beginning about an hour later in the Ed EGGerer Field (appropriately named) and surrounding areas. Here’s the plan, and when I say plan here’s what my … Continue reading Airdrie Easter
“Dad! There’s a Montana’s in Airdrie now! We should go for my birthday! Kids eat free on Tuesdays!” ….further proof that marketing works on children…. No need to thank me Montana’s or send me a gift certificate. No need at all:) Now it should be noted that we’re not super into the cowboy scene as a family, but we are into eating ribs. And our … Continue reading Montana’s
My Wednesday started like a normal one until at 9 o’clock when twenty one reminders came in followed by four simultaneous heart attacks. Normally Wednesdays are quite busy with people and all the odds and ends of the week. Tuesdays are my sermon and Worship Xperience prep days and it’s best no one tries to have a civil conversation with me as my hair is … Continue reading Free Last Jedi