Alberta Singles Serve, Sequin, Speak, Stride

CANADA—Seven singles from the Edmonton congregation of the Philadelphia Church of God organized an outreach to the Calgary congregation from March 10-12. Together with eight Calgary singles, they organized a movie night and sewing session, participated in Calgary’s Spokesman Club, and explored part of the Rocky Mountains.

After Sabbath services, a live Bible study and a potluck, the single women watched Phantom of the Opera while gluing sequins on plastic masquerade masks. The Edmonton men joined Calgary’s “Rocky Mountain” Spokesman Club for a special world news-themed session.

“To have members from our brother Club join us as guests gave all of us an inspiring and uplifting energy,” Calgary member Michael Mansour said. “It definitely had an impact on the overall success and growth of our club.”

“God tells us to watch world news and to pray. Club affords us an opportunity to not only learn how to speak, but more importantly, and chiefly, it teaches us how to become effective thinkers for God,” Preaching Elder and club director Timothy Oostendarp said. “The special themed Club helped to show the men that they can climb any mountain if they set their minds to it. By escalating the magnitude of difficulty for the session, we were also able to scale new heights of excellence.”

On Sunday, the outreach concluded with a trip to Banff, Alberta, home to a portion of the Rocky Mountains. Fourteen singles explored the peaks and searched for the most idyllic spots for taking photos.

Edmonton member Nicole Tremblay said, “It was a great time to chat with brethren and get to know one another better while being immersed in God’s creation.”