Canvas Community Groups

Fall 2019 COMMUNITY GROUPS

Canvas Community Groups are one of the best places for meaningful relationships to develop and for sustained spiritual life-change to occur. In these groups, people study God’s Word and discuss the issues and challenges of life. It’s also where people gather to pray, eat, laugh, live, play, serve, and care for one another. Community Group Gatherings are about doing life together and walking in the direction of Jesus. Community Groups are typically small groups comprised of six to twelve individuals or five to eight couples that meet in someone’s home or coffee shop for fellowship, Bible study, prayer, and encouragement. In September 2019, Canvas will be launching eight to ten new groups. Here are a few coming soon...

Experiencing God | Langford | Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Over the past 25 years God has used the truths of Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby to awaken believers to a radically God-centered way of life. Through the principles in Experiencing God you will come to know God intimately, to recognize His voice, and to understand His will for your life.
Join other men and women this fall at the Timmerman home in Langford on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning September 23 in one of the best resources ever written to help believers awaken to a life-changing experience with God! For more information or to join this group email ronathome777@gmail.com

Reason for God | Young Adults (18-29) | Langford

           Join other young adults, 18-29, beginning in mid-September one Monday night a month for a time of encouragement, fellowship and a walk through an amazing resource on apologetics.
            Using literature, philosophy, anthropology, pop culture, and intellectual reasoning, Tim Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one. To true believers he offers a solid platform on which to stand against the backlash toward religion spawned by the Age of Skepticism. And to skeptics, atheists, and agnostics he provides a challenging argument for pursuing the reason for God. Email Jeremiah@canvaschurch.ca to join or if you have questions.

Purpose Driven Life | Mondays 6:15 p.m. | Cordova Bay

The Purpose Driven Life is more than a book. It’s a 40-day journey that will enable you to discover the answer to life’s most important questions: The question of existence: Why am I alive? The question of significance: Does my life matter? The question of purpose: What on earth am I here for?  As we learn to live out our purpose we move beyond survival to success and we are able to simplify and focus our lives, increase motivation, and prepare for our future destiny.
Join others from Canvas at the Lucas home in Cordova Bay on Monday evenings beginning October 7 as we walk through an amazing 40-day journey together! To learn more or to sign up, email leilalucas@hotmail.com

Canvas Israel Tour Community Group | Mondays 7:00 p.m. | Langford

             Are you going to Israel on our Canvas Adventure Trip next April?
Come join us for a 5-week study beginning Monday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Gord & Lunn’s home as we explore some of the exciting places we will be visiting in Israel. If you have questions about this group or are interested in joining, please email rozybare@yahoo.com

Encountering God through His Word | Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. | Highlands

              Are you looking for a group that is walking through the Canvas Bible Reading Plan together? Are you interested in learning how to study the Bible? Join others at Canvas on Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Pastor Ashley's office in the Highlands, starting September 17 as we walk through the Canvas Bible Reading Plan together and as we spend time praying and encouraging one another. If you have questions or if you are interested in being a part of this group email ashley@canvaschurch.ca

Not Forsaken | Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. | Highland

             In Not Forsaken, Louie Giglio points us to a God is not absent or ambivalent, but is available and affectionate, ready to shower us with his approval and love. This has radical significance for the very foundations of the Christian faith. Louie offers this promise, that our God has spanned heaven and earth to reach us.
            When we take hold of this truth, we are not defined by our pasts but by the love of a perfect Father. God wants us to experience his unique, unconditional love and to live in the freedom, abundance, and blessing He freely gives. Our hearts are transformed by Him and we are free to rest in the identity, value, and plan God has given us. You are not forsaken. You are loved. You are valued. You are cared for by the God of the universe whose arms are strong and whose heart is good.
            Join others on Tuesday nights at Pastor Ashley’s office in the Highlands, beginning September 24 at 7:00 p.m. as we walk through these amazing truths together! If you have questions or are interested in being a part of this group, email Ashley@canvaschurch.ca

Goliath Must Fall | Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. | Sooke | Ladies

Fear. Rejection. Addiction. Anger. Comfort...Must Fall.
            It’s likely you have a threatening giant in your life…an adversary or stronghold that’s diminishing your ability to live a full and free life. Frozen in the grip of rejection, fear, anger, comfort, or addiction, we lose sight of the promise God has for our lives. Demoralized and defeated, we settle for far less than his best.
            God has a better plan for you, a plan for you to live in victory. That’s why he has silenced your giant once and for all. In Goliath Must Fall, pastor Louie Giglio uncovers a newfound twist in the classic story of David and Goliath. The key to living free from our giants is not better slingshot accuracy, but keeping our eyes on the one and only giant-slayer—Jesus. Put your hope in him and watch Goliath fall
            Join other ladies on Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. in Sooke for an amazing journey together. If you have questions or are interested in being a part of this group please email boultonjenn@gmail.com 

Monthly Prayer Gathering | Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. | Bear Mountain

            Join others from Canvas one Tuesday night a month at 7:00 p.m. starting in late September for a night of celebrating how God is working and seeking Jesus through prayer & worship at the home of Dave & Audrey Steinguard on Bear Mountain. These times will be led by Pastor Ashley. If you are interested in being a part of these nights of prayer and worship, email Ashley@canavschurch.ca to be added to the group.

Together for Good | Couples Study by Family Life | Wednesdays 6:40 p.m. | Bear Mountain
            Join other couples on Wednesday nights at 6:40 p.m. on Bear Mountain beginning September 25 for an amazing 5-week couples study! This workshop/study outlines the great good that marriage is designed to be and then addresses honestly the two great challenges to staying together for good – differences and drift. The workshop provides insights and research to help couples understand more fully what is really going on in our marriage relationships, focusing on the areas of communication, conflict, sex and spirituality. Each session does more than inform, it provides helpful tools to move past the differences and drift to a place of greater closeness and trust. Each session also prioritizes times for couples to process the information together and consider how to apply it in their relationship. If you have questions or are interested in being a part of this group email kali@global.t-bird.edu

Men's Prayer Gathering | Thursdays 8:00 a.m. | Highlands

            Join other men on Thursday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. beginning September 5 at Pastor Ashley's office in the Highlands as we celebrate how God is working and as we spend time in prayer for one another, our Canvas family, and our city! If you have questions or are interested in being a part of this group email ashley@canvaschurch.ca

Finding I AM | Ladies Bible Study Group | Thursdays 9:30 a.m. | Langford

            Join other ladies on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning in late September for a time of Bible study based on Lisa Terkeurst titled, “Finding I AM”, prayer, and encouragement. Email sandylm@shaw.ca or lisajblais@gmail.com to learn more about this Thursday morning ladies group.

Waking the Dead | Thursdays 6:45 p.m. | Colwood

            Waking the Dead—reveals the secret of finding a full life, identifying the fierce battle over our hearts, and embracing all that God has in store.
Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” That’s the offer of Christianity, from God himself.
            Jesus touched people, and they changed: the blind had sight, the lame walked, the deaf heard, the dead were raised. To be touched by God, in other words, is to be restored, to be made into all God means us to be. That is what Christianity promises to do—make us whole, set us free, bring us fully alive.
            Join other men and women this fall on Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. beginning September 26 for an amazing journey together. If you have questions or are interested in being a part of this group please email ivvaughan@icloud.com

Acts | Thursdays 5:30 p.m. | Colwood

              Join others on Thursday evenings in Colwood near Royal Roads for a time of encouragement, prayer, and Bible study in the book of Acts led by Pasha Treytak. if you are interested in being a part of this group or if you have questions, email pasha.tretyak@gmail.com

The Elephant in my Life | East Sooke | 6:30 p.m.
This novel study will explore how emotional and spiritual well being is often challenged by anxiety issues, many of which leave a person confused and conflicted. We will examine the topic using both psychological and Biblical sources. Introductory concepts will be presented followed by a discussion. This is NOT a group therapy session. Relevant materials will be provided each week. We will meet at 6:30 each Friday evening, starting September 20 to November 29, with a mid- season break. The study will be held at the Cudmore home, in East Sooke. For more info email mjc.tideview@icloud.com

Virtuous Woman | Saturdays | Spanish Speaking Ladies Community Group

            Join other Spanish speaking ladies every other Saturday in a study based on the Virtuous Woman as described in Proverbs 31. Email karlatownsend@hotmail.com to learn more about this group or to sign up.

Canvas Cooking Group | Well Seasoned
“No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.” Julia Child
Led by Velvet Cable & Michelle Pennell and hosted at Velvet’s house the third Saturday of each month, beginning, October 26.
Principles: Supporting and teaching cooking techniques – recipes etc., creating community, and teaching how to create quality meals
Spiritual Aspects: Interweave aspects of the book while we cook - Why Her?: 6 Truths We Need to Hear When Measuring Up Leaves Us Falling Behind by Nicki Koziarz (Even though this book is directed at women, it is applicable to men and women.)
Scope: Some monthly themes we are considering – 

  • Appy night – Quick and Easy
  • Christmas Cookies
  • Freezer Meals
  • Easy Entertaining
  • Breads, Biscuits, and Buns
  • Perogies
  • Spring Rolls
  • Dips and Dressings

 Cost: Minimize costs by bulk buying beforehand and splitting costs with those who sign up each month. 
*Dependent on recipe -  attendees would know what the recipes is and how much it costs before they signed up for the class each month. 

To join the group or to learn more email michellepennell25@gmail.com or velvetcable@gmail.com