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Prayer Made Easy, Starting Today!

Nov 27 2016
Prayer Made Easy, Starting Today!

OK…that may be a slight overstatement (insofar as prayer involves bringing our most intimate selves into direct contact with God, “easy” is probably not the word that comes to mind!). But the more we pray, the more natural and flowing our relationship with God becomes. (Yes, ...

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CANVAS SMALL GROUPS – OUR VISION

Jul 21 2016

Inviting everyone to join in God’s project of new creation by means of: Creating Space for Meaningful Contact with God Loving, Authentic Community Inspiring CreativityPartnership with Others Continual Learning Nurturing Children as the Family of Faith Community an End in Itself: At Canvas we ...

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A Rule for Lent 2016

Feb 20 2016

RULE, n.  (from Lt. regula, “pattern” or “model”); In classical Christianity, rule describes a set of commitments or exercises one embraces for the sake of growing to maturity in Christ.  Classically rule always centers on the three-fold practice of:  worship (incl. ...

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Kirk’s Book of the Week: The Rule of St. Benedict

Oct 18 2015
Kirk’s Book of the Week: The Rule of St. Benedict

THE RULE OF ST. BENEDICT This is one of those books I mention a lot. And if you haven’t read it, let me make my case for why it’s worth taking a look… It’s short! It’s free! It has greatly influenced the shape of spiritual practice in the church for the last 1,500 ...

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A Quick Start Guide to Praying the Daily Office

May 17 2015
A Quick Start Guide to Praying the Daily Office

In this week’s sermon (5/17/15), I made my case for praying the daily office (a short, scripted liturgy that is performed either alone or in a group, but always in recognition that one is a part of the full body of Christ). In the sermon I give the historical background of the office, why ...

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We asked…

Feb 01 2014
We asked…

And you responded so generously! Dear Canvas Family, Words will fail me as I try to express my overwhelming gratitude for your incredible support for the mission of Canvas. We came to you in December with a “must have” budget of $287,000, and a “could really use at ...

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How Much Should I Give to the Church?

Dec 09 2013
How Much Should I Give to the Church?

‘Tis the season when trees get trimmed, halls decked and church commitment cards arrive in the mail. Right now annual reports are being written, and as soon as the last verse of Auld Lang Syne is sung, budgets will get their first drafts. It is part of the necessary work of all ...

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This Sunday. A New Home.

Dec 09 2013
This Sunday. A New Home.

Join CANVAS this Sunday, September 15 @ 10:30am in our brand new home, at 17332 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 115 in Irvine (intersection of Von Karman & McGaw). Then join us immediately following the service for a celebratory BBQ lunch + dessert, catered by Rancho A Go Go BBQ! So we have plenty ...

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