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Greg Marrast

Children & Family Director

**Home Town** Winterpeg, Manisnowba **What I Do** Children & Family Director **Best Part of My Job** Working with an incredibly talented team and sharing God’s love with so many children. **A Few of My Favourite Things** Acting, singing, cosplay, superheroes, comic books, Star Wars

AVC Community (Missions Team) : Stories from Mexico

January 14, 2018 • AVC Community

Members of the Christmas Mexico Missions Team share stories and experiences from their trip.

The Words of Jesus Part 10

August 26, 2018 • Gary Best

The last message in our summer sermon series "The Words of Jesus".

Amy Flint

Kids Coordinator

**Home Town** Johannesburg, South Africa **Children** Jakob, 6 years **What I Do** Children’s Ministry Coordinator **Best Part of My Job** Working with amazing staff and volunteers that truly love our kids **A Few of My Favourite Things** Exploring beautiful Western Canada with my boy, finding vintage treasures, and eating amazing food!

The Words of Jesus Part 9

Gary Stephens

We continue our Summer sermon series on The Words of Jesus.

Give

Bill & Judy Forbes

Finance

**GET TO KNOW JUDY** **Home Town** Wiseton, Saskatchewan **Spouse** Bill **Children** 3 daughters and 10 grandkids. **What I Do** Bookkeeper **Best Part of My Job** When the bank reconciles at month end! **A Few of My Favourite Things** Grandkids, reading, visiting my daughter in the exotic places she lives. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• **GET TO KNOW BILL** **Home Town** Saskatoon, Saskatchewan **Spouse** Judy **Children** 3 daughters and 10 grandkids. **What I Do** Keep track of all church donations. **Best Part of My Job** Solving problems, reconciling donations, implementing giving systems. **A Few of My Favourite Things** Reading, visiting our daughter and her family in the places she lives, computer programming.

The Words of Jesus Part 8

August 12, 2018 • Sarah Bessey

Sarah continues with our summer sermon series on The Words of Jesus.

Heart of the Groups

OUR GROUPS ARE ABOUT: Cultivating family within our church body through: 1. Loving one another 2. Reminding each other of Who God is and who we are. 3. Supporting one another in the various aspects of life. "You are no longer foreigners and strangers, but...members of God's household." -Eph 2:19 DIVERSE GROUPS: We have a variety of groups. The current groups that are running range from a moms & tots group, to a worship circle, to a young mom's group, to a marriage focused group, to our many weekly or bi-weekly home groups. NEW GROUPS: Instead of focussing on getting people into pre-existing groups, we spend our energy creating new groups. If you are looking for a group, we suggest coming to one of the "Next Steps" classes that we run quarterly. From there, you will have the chance to join a group and start cultivating family together. JOINING A GROUP Joining a group is easy. Click on the "Join a Group" Button on the Home Groups page of our app, and fill out the info!

Lisa Stephens

Communications

**Home Town** Abbotsford **Spouse** Gary (AKA G-Money) **Children** Sarah who is married to Brad, and Mark. **What I Do** I help with the communication and some administration of AVC. **Best Part of My Job** Working with amazing people who love Jesus and others well. **A Few of My Favourite Things** Hiking, biking, traveling, strong coffee, the beach

The Words of Jesus Part 7

August 5, 2018 • Gary Stephens

Continuing our summer sermon series on the Words of Jesus.

Who We Are

Loving God. Loving People.

**Mission** Loving God. Loving People. **Vision** To be a church that pursues the heart of God as we live out His transformational grace and to be a people characterized by passion for Jesus, authentic love for each other and compassionate care for our neighbor. **Values** Jesus is our Centre. Scripture and prayer are our foundations. We desire to display the love of God to the community around us. We are passionate worshipers. Authentic community is a cornerstone of who we are. We value generosity. Walking in the Holy Spirit is at the very centre of our DNA. **Learn More** Click the *"Visit our Site"* Button at the top of this page to get a more detailed rundown of our Mission, Vision, and Values.

Gerry Hiebert

Sunday Coordinator & Marriage

**Home Town** I was born in Winkler, MB, where the sky goes right down to the earth. **Spouse** Sylvie **Children** I have 2 adult daughters here on earth and one waiting for me in heaven. Collectively, they have provided me with 9 of the most beautiful grandkids in the world! **What I Do** I work with many of our outstanding AVC volunteers to make sure that all the moving parts needed for our Sunday services are coordinated and supported. I also work alongside our dedicated Marriage Mentors to provide support and encouragement for the marriages of our church and community. **Best Part of My Job** The people! Whether the volunteers (who are the engine that drives AVC), the staff I have the privilege of working alongside each day, or the individuals I get to connect with through my job, it’s all about the people who comprise the Kingdom of God. **A Few of My Favourite Things** My wife, Sylvie, my 1 granddaughter and 8 grandsons and my daughters who gave them to me, creating photo-art, and road-trips with the sunroof wide open and playlists blasting.

Spark Part 6

October 14, 2018 • Gary Stephens

New Here?

The Words of Jesus Part 6

July 29, 2018 • Kirk Austin

We continue our summer sermon series on The Words of Jesus.

Leslie Canaday

Administration

**Home Town** Calgary, Alberta **Spouse** Yes, I am taken. **Children** Two adult children and one son-in-law. **What I Do** I work toward keeping the ministry operations at the office and on Sunday mornings organized and on track. **A few of my favorite things** Partnering with the Holy Spirit, watching a suspenseful movie with my husband, running on a hot summer’s night by the river, people watching, and the band, "Portraits of Us."

Spark Part 5

October 7, 2018 • Gary Best

Podcasts

Jesus Is The Answer Part 5

November 25, 2018 • Mike Fornwald

Me & My "Real" Family Part 5

May 13, 2018 • AVC Community

Ted-style talks from some of our AVC Family members.

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