Night to Shine 2022 – A Place for Everyone in the Body of Christ

A body of many parts In thinking about Night to Shine, my mind often turns to Paul’s teaching in I Corinthians that the church is one body, made up of many parts, all doing what each does well. In chapter 12, verse 18 he says, “But in fact God has arranged the parts in the…

Life Together: Speaking Truth in Love

Passage: Ephesians 4:1-16 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary In our life together as church, we want to be a people who “speak the truth in love” to one another. To do this, we first need to grasp the power of words. Words have the power to break people down or to…

Portraits of Growth: Spencer Gaston

At NSCBC, we believe that multiplying disciples who make disciples is crucial to seeing a gospel movement on the North Shore. Throughout the year, we want to highlight encouraging stories of our people growing through discipleship groups and preparing to multiply their faith. Will you tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is…

A Service of Celebration for the Life of Joan M. Chouinard

 On Wednesday, March 24th, at 89 years old, Joan M. Chouinard met her Saviour face-to-face. We can only imagine her joyous reunion with her beloved husband, the late Charles Chouinard, her daughter, Taylor Gilday, her grandson, Noah Gilday, and her dear baby son! Joan loved singing and dancing, so we’re quite sure it was…

Baptism Sunday: “God Calls Us Into a Family”

Passage: Mark 3:31-35 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary One of the most precious truths of the gospel is that God is a Father who calls people by grace into a family. This past Sunday, we saw this truth powerfully illustrated through baptism, and we heard a sermon from Pastor Brian Carlson…

Community in the Age of COVID

Social distancing and stay-at-home orders make staying connected a challenge. But community is still an essential part of the life of a Christian. Through Christ, we are united as brothers and sisters. So, what does the family of God look like in an age of social distancing? Watch this video to get a glimpse into…

Is Boston the most intolerant city in America?

A Challenge to NSCBC In our sermon this week from Will Cottrell we heard the challenge to be people who reach across the divide and make bridges with people who are not like us. In Luke 19, Zaccheus was a despised and a hated outsider, but Jesus went to Zaccheus, invited himself into his life and…

Significant Words

“Hi, how are ya?”  has become the new “Hello.” But too often when we say this, we are not necessarily wanting to know how someone is and we may not even wait for a response. How often do we just talk about nothing and “shoot the breeze”? How much more meaningful it would be to…

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