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Are Your Friends Actually Expecting to be Invited to Church at Christmas?

By Rose Meeder, Volunteer Host at Connexus Church in Orillia Christmas is such a cool time of year.  Of course, for me, as a Christian, it is a celebration of the birth of Jesus and recognizing with awe, once again, that it was God’s plan from the very beginning to come and “be with us”. I…

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My Christmas Eve Invites Aren’t Quite The Same This Year

If you’re like me, Christmas this year is shaping up to be quite different than it would have been in years past.  My husband and I would typically be in the throws of coordinating Christmas schedules between our extended families. Planning parties with friends to celebrate. And of course, gearing up for inviting our friends…

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3 Things You Need to do to Prepare for Christmas Eve with Connexus

Well, Christmas Eve this year is shaping up to be like nothing we’ve ever experienced before. Yet it can still be filled with so many of the traditions we love.  One of those traditions that we love around Connexus is the Christmas Eve service. Although the services won’t take place in packed venues across Simcoe…

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5 Timeless Parenting Principles In A Temporary Pandemic

family in pandemic

I’ve been thinking a lot about my kids in the last couple of weeks. We love our boys. This picture was taken eight weeks before COVID officially hit. Looking back, we had no idea what was coming, and they’ve done well to push through a challenging time. But as a parent, you can’t help but…

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Five simple ways to be FOR people during a pandemic

One change I’ve noticed in the midst of these unprecedented and, frankly, weird times is the increased temptation to focus on myself. And I think it’s a bigger deal than I originally thought. Here’s what I mean… When I focus on the fear, anger, or uncertainty in our world, I can turn inward and forget…

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How To Make Spiritual Rhythms A Part Of Your Family’s Fall Routine

While the world looks different this fall, my guess is that you are probably already planning your fall family routine. As a former teacher, and now as a parent, I’ve seen how great routine can be for kids in the fall.  Much of a kid’s routine revolves around schooling and education, but there’s a bigger…

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Your Friends Won’t Want to Miss This Special Guest This Summer

We’ve been working on this news for months, and I can’t wait to share it with you.  Before I do, if you missed it, I’ve been sharing about how we want to reach 20% more people in Simcoe County online with the hope of Jesus. Check out those posts. As your friends join us online,…

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How you can be FOR local businesses this summer

support local business this summer At Connexus we want to be FOR our community. In fact, we want to reach 20% more people in Simcoe County this summer! Yesterday I shared how we are going to be physically present in a big way. But how are we going to be FOR Simcoe County? Throughout the…

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Connexus Will Be Present in Simcoe County in a Big Way This Summer

Connexus is going to be present in Simcoe County in a big way this summer … literally. Have you ever told someone about an experience or product you are excited about and they say: “I think I’ve seen that before in an ad or on Facebook. It looks interesting.”   This connection really helps the conversation…

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If Our Buildings Opened, We Would Miss Out On Some Really Big Stuff!

The Connexus leadership has decided that our church building will not be opening at this time, and I’m really glad we have. Let me explain. Do I miss seeing everyone face to face? Absolutely. But, I know our services would not be a great experience for our friends or for us. 50-100 people spread out…

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