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The leaves are changing colour and the kids are back in school which can only mean one thing…Kick Off Sunday 2019 is here.

Before we get to all of the new and exciting things happening at FLC this year, including this fancy new newsletter, let’s have a look back at the busy summer that we just finished.

The biggest success this summer came with the generous support of all of the congregation. Not only did we manage to erase a shortfall in donations, that threatened our ability to meet our expenses, but we raised more than $20,000 in excess of our goal of $130,000 by Aug. 25. We, staff and council can’t say it enough, Thank You for your support.

As usual over the summer Kelly has been busy getting all those little maintenance projects done that are rarely seen but essential to keeping the church going. The gym floors have been polished, the carpets shampooed, the parking lines repainted and those of you using the women’s washroom will notice some shiny new sinks.

Liz has been busy working with our partners at the Brenda Stratford Foundation to create a grant funded dementia friendly communities awareness training video. This video, which should be done any day now, ties in with our twice a month Conversation Café and our work to promote dementia awareness and support in the community.

Looking to the future, today we kicked off our annual Jesus Radio Superstar Sermon series that challenges us as a congregation to see God in our daily lives, not just here at FLC on Sunday mornings.

There is also a new season of Ladies Time Out starting. Liz worked hard over the summer to bring new classes including a brand-new Wednesday evening yoga session to revitalize this important FLC program.

And, while tax season stills feels a long way off, clinics are already being scheduled for our Low-Income Tax clinic programs. Visit for details.

Finally, we are re-launching the FLC newsletter which will come out quarterly. If you have any comments or suggestions on what you want to see printed here, e-mail Jeremy at

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