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Westwood MB Church
“We’ve lost our Christian bookstores, and it was getting hard to view good Bible study resources,” says Fran Browne, SunWest Christian Fellowship, Calgary, executive assistant. Right Now Media, the “Netflix for the church,” filled the gap for SunWest.
Mark Wessner likes to try new things. About three years ago, the active social media user and pastor asked his congregation to live tweet feedback (as he was preaching) on a sermon series. Another Sunday, he asked the congregation to submit questions (using whatever media people liked) about faith, the Bible, anything to do with their Christian walk. He and his pastoral team at the Prince George church were so encouraged by responses to those experiments that they now pursue the two-way connection idea on a regular basis.
Last spring, pastor Mark Wessner had an idea for sermon time in Westwood MB Church, Prince George. People traditionally sit and listen, he mused. How could he encourage questions? How could he find out what people wonder but do not ask? The idea came to him: in this mobile electronic age – Twitter!
A sawmill explosion in Prince George, B.C., Apr. 23 killed at least two people and seriously injured 8 others. None of the casualties were members of the Westwood MB Church family, but the congregation got involved right away.
Westwood Mennonite Brethren Church in Prince George, B.C., celebrated “50 Years of Sharing Jesus” May 21–23. Former attendees came from across B.C. and beyond to reconnect with old friends and to make new friends with people in the current Westwood family. The activities included tours of the most recent addition to the church, a quiz covering 50 years of Prince George history and, of course, coffee and desserts.