Category Archives: Next Community

Spring Sermon Series

For the last 6 Sundays our Spring Sermon Series has asked us to celebrate and grow in our ability to recognize God’s Kingdom. We have heard about many different parables (squirrely as they are) and from many different people (about what God’s doing in their lives).

This week join us for the penultimate – which means second from the last – sermon and interview. Josh is scheduled to talk about Getting Active in God’s Kingdom by His Spirit and Maria is to share about what God’s up to in her life, including her participation in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

10:10am, Sunday, May 24th – 89 Colborne St – We hope to see you there!

**IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT** Retreat postponed

The 2015 Next Church Retreat will be postponed until further notice.

Unfortunately, retreat our venue double booked – for May 29 to 31 – and we were bumped and have been unable to find a suitable alternative site.

But don’t worry! We will continue to explore the Gospel and we will plan for time together on another weekend (and if you’ve already paid we can hold on to your money until the next retreat or we can reimburse you).

In fact, we wonder how many of you would like to camp at Foley Mountain next Friday (29) or Saturday (30)? If you’re interested in this please email

Thanks for understanding. There will be an announcement recapping the situation on Sunday. We look forward to what God has in store for our community.

Potluck Sunday! This Sunday (May 17, 2015)

Dr Seuss theme: all welcome!

From the Lorax and Sneeches, the Grinch and Horton who heard a Who!
Dr Suess was, for many, a very important fellow – was he for you?
Whatever your opinion, bright, bad or otherwise
Let him inspire the food you bring, enough to fill up 20 guys
Of course potlucks aren’t gender specific, we encourage you all to come
They’re about the taste of community, God gives us lots to eat and then some!
So if you’re in the area, stop by and share a bite (around 12pm)
If you’ve been here before or not, we hope you feel alright!
But why not come to service too, it starts around 10
We’ll learn about God’s Kingdom, it’s more than just a trend!

Student Dinner (4th Annual)

Students! Stressed during exams? Need a place take a break?
Come. Eat. Enjoy at Next’s 4th annual Student Dinner.

On Wednesday, April 15th at 5:30pm be our guest as we serve a FREE, 3 course – no, not more classes, course like serving – meal. No. Strings. Attached. May this bless you as finish the academic year.

Ramshackle Redemption – LISTEN TODAY

EVENING OF SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2015: Come celebrate the release of Ramshackle Redemption Vol. 1, the new recording from the Next Church band, made possible with the love and support of the community and in celebration of our gracious loving God.

Pay what you can, suggested donation $5 to $10 sliding scale – though some of you will get in for free as a perk for donating through IndieGoGo!

Mobius (feat. Paul Butler) will be playing an opening set, followed by the Next Band playing songs from the record along with Joel Williams – the guy who brought the whole thing together with his recording/engineering skillz. Other specials guests TBA.

Winter 2015 Series: Living on a Prayer

Join us as we consider those who expressed themselves to God in the Bible:

  • Hannah, January 18
  • Daniel, January 25
  • James, February 01
  • Paul, February 08 & 15

With a community prayer panel, February 22

Click, download, print or save the image as a reminder to pray through out our winter 2015 series.

May we deepen our communion with our Creator.