Sept 8 to Oct 27, 2019

Thrive! | Living into the New Creation -- As we head into the fall it is a new season for most people. It’s a time to THRIVE, and as people who are working to grow in Christ that means being open to God’s transforming work as we live into the new creation and resurrection life. As we head into our first “Journey Month” it is also a time to reflect on the ways God has built up this special ministry and look at ways to continue to help it thrive. We are also celebrating Children & Youth ministries and how God is working in the lives of Young Families in our community.

Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

July 7 to Sept 1, 2019

Jesus' Parables - Spiritual Lessons for Faithful Living
The importance of the parables can hardly be overestimated. They comprise a substantial part of the recorded preaching of Jesus. The parables are generally regarded by scholars as among the sayings which we can confidently ascribe to the historical Jesus; they are, for the most part, authentic words of Jesus. Moreover, all of the great themes of Jesus' preaching are struck in the parables. Jesus' parables are short stories that teach a moral or spiritual lesson by analogy or similarity. They are often stories based on the agricultural life that was intimately familiar to His original first century audience. Some aspect of an unfamiliar concept, such as the kingdom of God, was compared to something from everyday life that could easily be understood. It is the lesson of a parable that is important to us. The story is not important in itself; it may or may not be literally true. Jesus was the master of teaching in parables. His parables often have an unexpected twist or surprise ending that catches the reader's attention. They are also cleverly designed to draw listeners into new ways of thinking, new attitudes and new ways of acting.

June 2 to 20, 2019

Wisdom for Life - Biblical Guidance for the Choices we Make
We live in a world with lots of information and that makes Wisdom even more rare. Wisdom: Don't ever underestimate its value. It's too important. It's too valuable. It's too precious. We don't stand a chance without wisdom, it's that big a deal. The bible has incredible wisdom, in both the Old & New Testaments. It goes out of its way to explain to us just how much wisdom is worth. As Jesus’ followers we are invited to live in a new way. True wisdom will absolutely change your life. The word of God promises it to be so. But the starting point for wisdom is to know that you need it. May God transform us with His wisdom throughout this series!

April 28 to May 26, 2019

New Life - Res·ur·rec·tion: the action of coming back to Life
It’s not just that Jesus was raised from the dead. It’s also that he gave us his Spirit so we too will be raised up. And not just when we die. We have a richer, fuller, more beautiful life today because of this resurrection power living in all of us.


Good Friday: Lay Down Your Life - April 19
"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." John 15:13 (NIV) We invite you to come and experience Good Friday with us - Worship plus outreach opportunities.

Easter Morning : New Life - April 21
Our world is plagued by fear, hurt, hatred, despair, exclusion, desperation, betrayal, doubt, pain, loneliness... We invite you to come know the Risen Christ, and find hope, love, joy, acceptance, purpose, forgiveness, truth, peace, family... New Life!

March 10 to April 14, 2019

What is The Gospel? - What Christians have called "Good News" has often been experienced by others as bad news. If the story of Christianity is "Believe what we tell you or God will do horrible things for eternity" how is that Good? But the word "Evangelion" that we translate to Good News was used to announce the coming of a King, but a King that chose to forsake violence and strength as a way to change things, but instead introduced a "upside down" gospel where God brings change through becoming small and loving sacrificially.

March 3, 2019

BULLSEYE: Spiritual Practices - As we explore our 2019 theme of “#Growing in Christ”, we will take the opportunity to include One Shot Sunday Sermons around the Bullseye Markers. This week we will explore the Bullseye Marker of Spiritual Practices – prayer, scripture etc. with the hope that people will either begin or strengthen their practice.

February 3-24, 2019

February is often associated with relationships, and at NBUC we want to help people build better relationships. Forgiveness is key to healthy relationships. As we Grow in Christ, we mature in our understanding and our practice of the gospel in ways that allow us to discover the power of forgiveness.

New Year Worship Series: UNSTUCK
January 6-27, 2019

As we seek to grow in Christ, there may be things that catch us, hold us back, and leave us a little stuck. Sometimes we’re not even aware that we are stuck. And sometimes we know how we’re stuck but still can’t get ourselves unstuck.

Dec 30 -- Last Sunday of 2018

As the calendar year comes to a close, we will use this "One Shot" Sunday to reflect on the past year and prepare for God’s new life as we enter into a new year. We are a new creation in Christ and this is a great time to re-enter into that promise.

Christmas Eve: GOD DRAWS NEAR
Dec 24

This Advent, let us draw near to the One who leans down to earth to beckon us closer. It is an affirmation that God has drawn near to us by taking on flesh and experiencing what it is to be human. It is a plea for God to draw closer to us and to the spaces in the world that are broken. It is a charge for us to draw near to God by leaning into wonder, justice, truth, and one another.

Christmas Series: DRAW NEAR
Dec 2 – Dec 23

This Advent, let us draw near to the One who leans down to earth to beckon us closer. It is an affirmation that God has drawn near to us by taking on flesh and experiencing what it is to be human. It is a plea for God to draw closer to us and to the spaces in the world that are broken. It is a charge for us to draw near to God by leaning into wonder, justice, truth, and one another.

Vision Summit: Can You Imagine?!
Nov 4 – Nov 25

CAN YOU IMAGINE: Join us as we envision what God has in store for our church -  Looking at the possibilities of GROWTH in our church for the future and the ways God has been preparing us for that. This series also gives us the opportunity to dig deeper into Ephesians 4:1-16 where we lift up some of the golden nuggets in this passage such as spiritual gifts, equipping the saints (leadership) and the maturing/building up/growing of Christ’s body (the Church).

Vision Summit: Embracing Change
Oct 21 & Oct 27

EMBRACING CHANGE:  Join us as we spend 2 weeks sharing the exciting things that God has done over the last 23 years. How we've grown as a community welcoming more families to the good news of Christ! There has been massive changes both within and outside our church. Change is all around us & we are at a crossroads. What excitement is happening in your life as a result of change? What does change look like around NBUC?

What We Believe Worship SeriesWhat We Believe: And It’s Ok If You Don’t Yet!
Sept 9 – Oct 14

Summary: This is a series focused on our core beliefs which gives people a sense of who we are at NBUC.  We are striving for a deepening commitment to what we believe is most important when it comes to our beliefs around the Christian life and faith.  We will show/highlight how these beliefs impact our behaviour and how we live it out. We are blessed at NBUC with a unique expression of the Church and this is a great opportunity to enter into it in a very real and deep way.

Summer of Love!  July 8th - August 26th

Summary:  Our God is a God of love.  Indeed, God IS love.  From the formation of the universe and all of creation, through to the end of time we see God’s love.  Through it all we often forget God’s love, fail to understand it or fail to act on it, and yet out of our failures and with God’s mercy we rise again only to fail, rise and repeat the cycle over and over again.  And in the process, like the best loving parent, God remains close enough to teach, guide, embrace, encourage, rebuke and forgive us, and yet far enough removed to give us the freedom to learn and grow so that we might come to fully know for ourselves the power of love. 

August 26 - Summer of Love - Love: There is Nothing Greater

August 19 - Summer of Love - Loving When it Hurts: Sacrifice

August 12 - Summer of Love - Loving Yourself is Hard To Do

August 5 - Summer of Love - Love Your Enemies:  Seriously?

July 29 - Summer of Love - Love One Another: Deep Friendship

July 22 - Summer of Love - Love God: How Do I Do That?

July 15 - Summer of Love - Loving Our Neighbours: A Compassionate Heart

July 8  - Summer of Love - God Loves Us!

July 1, 2018  - Celebrate Diversity - Canada Day!

June 24, 2018  - Keeping It Real: When I Wonder What's Next

June 17, 2018  - Keeping It Real: When I Need Encouragement

June 10, 2018  - Keeping It Real: When I Need Comfort

June 3, 2018  - Keeping it Real: When I Feel Angry

May 27, 2018  - Keeping it Real: When I Feel God Doesn't Care

May 20, 2018  - Keeping it Real: When My Soul Longs for God

May 13 - Knowing Jesus - Known By the Holy Spirit

May 6  - Knowing Jesus - Known in Waiting

April 29  - Knowing Jesus - Known By Making God Known

April 22 -  Knowing Jesus - Known in Second Chances

April 15 - Knowing Jesus - Known in Doubt

April 8 - Knowing Jesus - Known in the Breaking of Bread

April 1 - Knowing Jesus - Knowing Jesus in Resurrection

March 25 -  Letting Go….Bitterness

March 18 -  Letting Go…Anger

March 11 -  Letting Go…SHAME

March 4  -   Letting Go…FEAR 

February 25 - Room at the Table

February 18 - Gender Power

February 11 - Good Sex

February 4 - Hope for Mental Health

January 28 - Acting on our Awakening

January 21 - Awakening to God's Purpose

January 14 - Stories of Awakening

January 7 - Awakening to God

December 31 - A look back and a look forward - A New Year Hope

December 24 - What Child is This? - Joseph

December 17 - What Child is This? - Thirsty

December 10 - What Child is This? - Wise

December 3 - What Child is This? - Awake

November 26 - Celebration Sunday

Daring Faith Update meeting!

Sunday, November 19 - Rich in Christ

Sunday, November 12 - Overcoming Debt

Sunday, November 5 - Choosing Contentment

Sunday, October 29 - Blessed to be a Blessing

Sunday, October 22 - A God Who Provides

Sunday, September 10 - Spiritual Practices

Sunday, September 17 - Worship Together Weekly

Sunday. September 24 - Authentic Community

Sunday. October 1 - Serving

Sunday, October 8 - Giving Generously

Sunday, October 15 - Sharing Christ

Summer of Hope - September 3 - Stories of Hope

Summer of Hope - August 27 - Never Separate

Summer of Hope - August 20 - A God Who is For Us

Summer of Hope - August 13 - The Hope of Redemption

Summer of Hope - August 6 - Meets Us IN Our Weakness

Summer of Hope - July 30 - New Creation

Summer of Hope - July 23 - Children of God

Summer of Hope - July 16 - Freedom in Christ

Hot Topics - July 9 - A Story of Hope from Jamie and Katrina (Carnival Sunday)

Hot Topics - July 2 - Are First Nations challenges really a National crisis?

Hot Topics - June 25 - How to stop worrying about money?

Hot Topics - June 18 - Will our kids really turn out ok?

Hot Topics - June 11 - What about the people that are hard to love?

Hot Topics - June 4 - Where is God in the cancer journey?

Spirit Filled Living - May 28 - A Community Filled with the Spirit

Spirit Filled Living - May 21 - Empowered by the Spirit

Spirit Filled Living - May 14 - Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Spirit Filled Living - May 7 - Fruit of the Holy Spirit

Spirit Filled Living - April 30 - What does the Holy Spirit do? NEW!

Spirit Filled Living - April 23 - Who is the Holy Spirit?

I AM - I am the Resurrection and the Life - April 16, 2017 - Easter Sunday

I AM - I Am the Good Shepherd - April 14, 2017 - Good Friday

I AM - I Am the True Vine - April 9, 2017

I AM - I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life - April 2, 2017

I AM - I am the Gate - March 26, 2017

I AM - I Am the Light - March 19, 2017

I AM - I Am the Bread of Life - March 12, 2017

I AM - I Am - March 5, 2017

Better Together - Mentoring 101 - February 26, 2017

Better Together - Family First - February 19, 2017

Better Togerther - Friends Forever - February 12, 2017

Better Together - Build a Team - February 5, 2017

Daring Faith Update Meeting! - January 31, 2017