New vision, new languages, new hope at Portage Avenue Church

Friday, September 8, 2017

In 2015, our pastor Jedidiah Carpentier asked Janice Penner to start a children’s church program. She laughed, as there were only two school-aged children attending our church at…

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Foundering flagship church sails new waters

Monday, August 8, 2016

Portage Avenue opens arms to ethnic churches  “When a church goes through a decline in attendance, there’s a grasping,” says Jedidiah Carpentier, senior pastor of Portage Avenue Church,…

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Alpha in the omega years

Saturday, May 31, 2014

This February, in her downtown seniors’ block, 93-year-old Anne Kroeker started a life-changing Bible study with her “younger” neighbours (in their 80s), half of whom haven’t attended church since childhood.

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Seniors partner with inner-city youth

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

When they retire, some seniors take up travelling; others pick up golf. But since September 2008, seniors from Portage Avenue Church (PAC) have been picking up a dozen 9−16-year-old inner-city children every other Thursday night for supper.

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Reaching IN & OUT

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Prayers for passersby; Outside church walls

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Celebrating half a century of service

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Fifty years in the same branch of work is something to celebrate, and a long career in church ministry is especially notable. For Portage Avenue Church, Winnipeg, the Apr. 13 service was a chance to acknowledge the commitment of one of its long-time leaders.

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