Barrie Great Wolf Lodge Winner

And now for some news many of us have been waiting for…the winner of the Barrie blog contest:  we are so happy to give a Great Wolf Lodge gift certificate to Roselle Carrigan of our Barrie Campus.
Even though we chose the winner by random draw, we thought it was worth repeating Roselle's impressions of her first visit to Connexus:
My first visit to Connexus was the opening series to Modern Families. I have grown up in the Catholic church & have been away from it for quite some time. I now have children & was looking for a way to teach them about God. It just happened that Reggie was speaking that day & what he said really resonated with me. He said that: “A parent is the most influential part of a child’s life, but a parent is not the only influence a child needs.” So true, especially when it comes to a spiritual relationship with God. So for that reason I chose to return a second time. My 2 little boys age 2 & 4 love Waumba land. They learn & in turn I can listen to the message without interruption! Plus you guys make really good coffee:)
I was also impressed with the technology, very hip.

One thing I would improve on is having a welcoming committee to direct new members. It was a very busy morning when I attended & I had to sit in the overflow room, & felt a little disconnected to the group. It would have helped to see a visual of the band playing instead of words on a screen. My second visit was alot better with the whole group.
My work schedule doesn’t allow me to attend every Sunday, however I have watched the message on line a few times, also a great way to reach out to the community! Great JOB:)
Roselle, thanks.  We launched Connexus with people like you in mind and pray that what we do can help lead you into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
On Friday, December 10th we'll draw our Orillia campus winner.  Our Orillia blog contest is still open till then!
Stay tuned tomorrow for more on our big Third Anniversary announcement and Gifts that Keep on Giving campaign.



  1. shelley orwin says, December 5, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Our neighbors brought us and i have been looking for something for so long and i can not believe i have found it. i will be coming on a regular basis. my daughter also came she is only 7 and really enjoyed the program. i loved how you brought Jesus into todays world the sermon was wonderful. i was at the orillia location and found it to be a lovely atmosphere and the singing and band were great

    • Carey Nieuwhof says, December 6, 2010 at 6:07 pm

      So glad to hear this Shelley…so glad you said yes to your friends’ invitation. We hope this is the beginning of something truly life changing!

  2. Roselle Carrigan says, December 6, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Hi Everyone!
    I was sooo excited to win the contest, A big thank you to my friend & co-worker Sylvia who invited me to attend! Also a big thank you to the whole Connexus team for providing a church for the unchurched!
    Who knew that I’d find God in a movie theatre? I now realize that he was there all along, waiting for me to return to Him.
    The term Connexus really speaks to me, as it “connects us” relationally to God, our families & finally to other members in the community!
    Thank you! This is truly life changing stuff:)


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