Category Archives: Urban Approach

Same Church, New Name and New Location

The church that we attend in dowtown Ottawa has been forced out of it’s historic location after 144 years.  We now meet just down the street in the Ottawa Little Theatre.  I have to say I really like the new … Continue reading

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Movement Day – 2011 in NYC

We heard wonderful things about Movement Day in 2010 in New York City.  This year I know of representatives who are planning to attend from Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston and Montreal.  Although it is only a one-day event, the experience is … Continue reading

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How to Pray for Ottawa -Youtube

In Daria and Matt’s ongoing tour of Canadian cities, they interviewed Pastor Mike Miedema and myself about how to pray for Ottawa. Check out the other cities in this series – Montreal, Huntsville, Sault Ste. Marie at the 24-7 Prayer Canada website.

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New Monastics Share Community, Offer Hope

Here’s a great article that was recently in USA Today New monastics share community, offer hope By Caty Hirst, The Tennessean They aren’t a commune, but they live in community. They are motivated by faith, but they attend different churches. … Continue reading

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Praying for Canada’s Cities – Montreal

I had lunch today with Daria and Matt Nardozza as they begin their cross-country tour on behalf of 24-7 Prayer Canada.  They interviewed Mike Miedema and myself about how to pray for Ottawa.  That video should be up soon. Here … Continue reading

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“Refresh 2011” is less than a month away.

If you are in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) they are getting ready to “Refresh”.   This year the target neighbourhoods are Driftwood and St. Jamestown.  Last year they repainted 78 homes in the Shoreham Court community with 200 volunteers.  This year … Continue reading

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Missional: Joining God in the Neighbourhood – Alan Roxburgh

I remember hearing Alan Roxburgh speak back in the late 80’s when he was pastoring a re-planted congregation at Danforth Baptist Church in Toronto’s east end.  He made all of us think in new ways about what it meant to … Continue reading

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