MONARCH REFORMED CHURCH
These are some of the areas of ministry that we feel called to as members of the Body of Christ at Monarch Reformed Church.
Prayer is essential to our faith journey and enables us to be closer to God. God wants us to cast his cares on Him: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God" Philippians 4:6. Prayer allows each one of us to minister to the needs of God's people. Can we pray for you?
Our Men's Breakfasts are generally held every 6 weeks or so after fall harvest is complete and before spring seeding is underway. All men are invited to join us for a hearty breakfast, to chew-the-fat, and to take part in a short devotional or listen to a guest speaker.
We have a responsibility as parents and members of the Body of Christ to teach children about what matters to God. Demonstrating a real faith by reflecting God's image for our children to see is crucial. To assist our young families with teaching our children, we have a semi-monthly Preschool Sunday School program (twice per month). Thank you to our gracious teachers that minister to us and our children.
Small groups are a critical part of the life and health our church as they foster discipleship and friendship. Small Groups at the Monarch Reformed Church include our Podcast Discussions Group, Bible Studies, and Men's Breakfast.
Music is a vital ministry of our church. Singing has always been a way God’s people have responded to Him and His saving acts. When God calls us to himself he changes us. Music transforms us. We are filled with the spirit when sing and make music in our hearts to the Lord. Music captivates us. Our hearts become captured by the glory of Jesus Christ. May God radically change our hearts through music.
Our talented Praise and Worship Team: Carol Ann Zoeteman, Bonnie Halvorsen, Barb Harbers, and Petula Dyck minister to us and the community with both traditional and contemporary selections through weekly services, special music, and our Christmas Candlelight Program.
"Creation Care" is an area of ministry we working to be more intentional with. We are called as Disciples of Christ to be Stewards for Creation. There are many faithful and creative ways to blend care of God’s world into our worship services, facility maintenance and building projects, and outreach and education.
Lee Moltzahn is our Creature Care Advocate for Regional Synod of Canada and is organizing a GREEN TEAM to help grow this area of ministry. Contact him for more information.
Specials Missions make up an assortment projects and initiatives that we as members of the Body of Christ at the Monarch Reformed Church have felt called by the Holy Spirit to do.
Some projects the Spirit has called us to do have been partnerships with Lethbridge-based Bridges of Hope through our "Water for Africa" and "New Life for Africa" projects. We provide ongoing support to our local food banks (Lethbridge and Fort Macleod), Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan's Purse), and other charities. Some recent Special Missions have included the purchase of 63 radios ($50 ea.) for Words of Hope radio ministry program and the purchases of medical supplies as part of a Rays of Hope for Uganda mission trip that a couple of our members are participating in.