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Welcome to the October issue of the Village Green Newsletter. The Fall season is in full swing and we have a host of updates for you.

We Made It!!

We are excited to be writing this letter from the Philippines! God has provided abundantly for us, and continues to guide our path one step at a time. Thank you all for your love and support, we feel very covered in prayer! In this letter we will share with you a little update from these past few weeks, what we are up to now, and some prayer/praise items. What Have These Past Few Weeks Looked Like? Leading up to our…

Village Green Newsletter – August 2021 Edition

Welcome to the August edition of the Village Green newsletter. It is hard to believe that August is already upon us and in this edition, we have a number of updates and news items to not only prepare you for this month but for all the happenings coming in September as well.

Entry Exemption Documents Are In and Another Call to Prayer

Hey everyone! Thank you all SO much for joining us in prayer about our travel ban exemption. We are excited to share that we, along with 40 other incoming Faith Academy staff, received our entry exemption document (EED) from the Filipino Department of Foreign Affairs. Praise God! We are so grateful for your prayers, and for the visa team at Faith Academy that worked tirelessly to obtain the exemption document. The EED granted us permission to apply for our visas,…

Flemings to the Philippines!

Hey everyone! We have two quick updates to share with you all!  The first thing is that we are fully vaccinated! Praise God! We were not going to be able to travel to the Philippines until we received both doses, and so we are grateful that Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine supply increased in recent weeks.  The second thing is an invitation to pray for our departure date. At this time, there is a travel ban for inbound foreigners to the Philippines.…

This Week at Village Green – July 2, 2021

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Village Green newsletter and blog. As a reminder, beginning this month our Friday morning blog moves to once a month instead of weekly. The next update will come into your inbox on August 6th. As a reminder, you will still receive the weekly MailChimp update on Saturdays at 4 pm. If you are not receiving our weekly news, simply go to our website and click the “Follow Us” tab partway down the home page and sign up there. Find our website at www.villagegreenchurch.com.

This Week at Village Green – June 25, 2021

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Village Green blog for all the news and happenings at the church.   The meeting for this Sunday will be held through Microsoft Teams and you will receive a link prior to the meeting. When you receive the link make sure to save it for easy access. The meeting will begin shortly after the morning service and is scheduled for 11:15. If you are a member and attend the service in-person on the…

When We Come Back

The following post was originally published on Matthew Burkholder’s blog. If you’re like me, you cannot wait to worship in a church full of people again. Each lockdown Sunday, I am reminded of the privilege we experienced when worshipping together in person. To think that many Christians throughout history have had to worship in secret for fear of government persecution puts into perspective how privileged we are in the Western world. Many of us have wisely put that privilege aside…

Hitachinaka Happenings

June 2021 Greetings to all of our faithful prayer and financial supporters.We want to start by expressing our thanks. Despite a continuing Ontario Covid-19 lockdown that has prevented most of you from meeting regularly as churches, we have sensed an increased interest in praying for Japan. While many churches and mission groups are struggling financially, we praise God for his steady provision. A few have had to cut back, but others have filled that gap. So, we are so thankful…