Fusion Canada [May 21, 2016]
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Fusion Canada

~Fusion Canada Newsletter~
MAY 2016


"Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. He will see to it that all the work related to the Temple of the LORD is finished correctly."
1Chronicles 28:20


FIRES in Alberta!
Seeing the amazing response to the forest fires makes me so proud to be part of a 'family' that loves and cares for each other! As fires burn across the city of Fort McMurray and other places in the province of Alberta, it has been absolutely inspiring to see people take creative action to do anything they can to be the difference! It has been declared the worst disaster in the history of the province and 'the family' has stepped up to respond and take effective action. Thank you Lord for the hearts and love of all your children! 
Thank you for your prayers as we continue to imagine that this is the way life is meant to be....helping others despite the circumstances and our differences. IT FEELS LIKE IT TEACHES US that we don't have to wait for a disaster....but to reach out to the stranger, the neighbor, the refugee, the evacuees, the isolated, the needy and see what God can do right in our neighborhoods on a daily basis.
Update: Fusion will be partnering with a team of people to do a festival in the town of Boyle, Alberta on Saturday May 28,  2,500+ people from Fort McMurray are temporarily living in the Boyle area, many in tents and RVs. Pray we bring hope and encouragement as we listen to stories and help people to engage with what life could be like past this tragedy.
Prayer team updates by Ronnene Peppler
The Fusion Prayer Team potlucks continue to bring us together for good food, mutual support, much laughter, and prayer for our many Fusion friends around the world. We meet every second and fourth Wednesday, taking turns at each others homes. 
Our dinner discussions range from theology to our love of chocolate cake. This year we were blessed to have two new people join the group —from the Foundations course at Knox Evangelical Free church in Edmonton. We celebrate each others birthdays whenever they fall close to a potluck date. The prayer potlucks are so important to us that they are almost never cancelled. 
Knox Church Neighborhood
Family Fun & Historical Tour

Please join us 
July 2, 2016,
Noon to 4:00pm
at Knox Evangelical Free Church

8403 - 104 st
Edmonton AB

(with and in the neighborhood of Historic Old Strathcona)

Gathering Neighbors, Building Relationships, Strengthening Community.
It's the first Knox Church Neighborhood Family Fun & Historical Tour.

Keeping in theme with the 1907 Gothic structure, encounter some Edwardian costumed characters of that era as they host guests in a tour of the building and a fun family afternoon. You'll hear the heavenly sounds of the pipe organ and even have the opportunity to have a photo taken on site to take home with you.
Join or watch the Promenade of ladies with their favorite hat, and gentlemen with their favorite vest. Public vote will provide the winners with a cd of the Knox  pipe organ.
Enjoy interesting crafts and games, old fashioned style.
Squares and refreshments will be available. 
And best of all?!
Everyone is welcome and Everything is FREE!!
Share stories & have fun,

Lets make history!

For more information or details about how you can be a part of this event please contact Fusion at 780.699.1087

~for life and mission~

AUGUST 21-27
9am - 9pm

in St Albert, Alberta, Canada

Develop the skills, knowledge and awareness necessary to be more effective in ministering to others and engaging in real fellowship.

FOUNDATIONS is a discipleship and leadership course that can equip you to live your Christian faith in the real world in such a way that it affects not just your life but those you connect with. It will change the way you see yourself, your community and your relationship with God.
As a student of Foundations for life and mission you will:

  • Move towards a more free and loving relationship with the Living God through a deep engagement with his Word.
  • Come to a deeper understanding of the particular plan God has for your life and your community.
  • Discover a fresh appreciation of the wonderful complexity of humanity and how aspects can hold us back from becoming all we and others are created to be.
Cost:  $190 (including lunches, dinners and snacks)
For more information please go to
~You don't want to miss out on a great adventure to

learn more about life and the mission God has for you~

All youth (grades 7 to 12) welcome!

AUGUST 21-27, 2016

held at St Albert Alliance Church

Cost:  $190 (including lunches, dinners and snacks)

 for more info visit
Looking ahead to Foundations courses coming in September...

Please mark your calendars for:
Location:   Knox Evangelical Free Church (8403 - 104 Street NW, Edmonton)
Date:   Weekly on Tuesday nights from September 13 to November 29
            PLUS two Saturdays (dates TBD) PLUS a hands on mission experience.  
Time:   Potluck supper at 6pm (bring food to share) + session 6:30-9:30pm
Cost:   $100.00 per person (includes training manual and lunch & snacks on Saturdays)
For more information call the church office at 780-432-7220 or contact
ANNOUNCEMENT:  There will also be a course starting in Morinville in September - Dates to be announced
Open Crowd Community Festivals
Summer 2016
  • June 25 and 26:  Northeast Edmonton
  • July 1 and 2:  Alberta Ave, Edmonton
  • July 23 and 24:  Bon Accord
  • August 24 to 26:  Ave of Nations, Edmonton
    • Please email
 To keep up with upcoming Fusion Canada events, check out our online calendar at



~The Radical Wesley~

by Howard A. Snyder 
According to the author the world needs radical Christianity. This book describes eighteenth-century preacher John Wesley's spiritual journey and then looks at his views on the church and the Christian life in order to help us see what radical faith today would look like.
Are you interested in gaining a stronger understanding about Fusion's approach to community mission and development?  Here is a list of some of the books that have become important to us over the years...
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We would value your prayers on this exciting journey...
  • Please pray for the people fighting fires in Alberta, Canada. Pray for rain.... lots of rain!
  • Pray for festivals and the teams.
  • Pray for the Fusion work all over the world.
Contributing to the work....

Would you like to contribute to the work of Fusion Canada?  You can make a contribution online at

If you would like to sponsor someone to attend our Foundations courses, tax deductible receipts are available through our partnership with Taylor Seminary and EP Wahl Centre.  Please contact us for more information (  
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