Our Vision

 "to be a disciple-making church, an international community of faith, in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition."   The mission of the Church of the Nazarene is to make Christlike disciples in the nations. ... Nazarenes are becoming a sent people— into homes, work places, communities, and villages, as well as other cities and countries.

INDIGENOUS RESOURCES CIRCLE

September 30 is Truth and Reconciliation Day (colloquially known as Orange Shirt Day) in Canada. To help our District churches recognize this significant day (or prepare for it on the preceding Sunday), worship resources have been made available HERE


The Truth and Reconciliation Commission ran from 2008 to 2015 and provided those directly or indirectly affected by the legacy of the residential schools policy with an opportunity to share their stories and experiences. The final report was released detailing 94 Calls to Action. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a direct response to Call to Action 80, which called for a federal statutory day of commemoration. 

CALL TO PRAYER FOR UKRAINE

I realize that there are many “calls to prayer” so I am not rallying us to a specific date and time. I am however calling upon you to “pray without ceasing” for those who cannot pray for themselves.  The following is a excerpt from a Nazarene pastor in Ukraine... ​


"It was another difficult day. It is the middle of the night here in the shelter in Kyiv. I sit in front of God with a Heavy heart. I don’t pray. I have no words to express all my pain with words after all I have seen today. Twice today I heard a similar expression from two different people: It seems to me that we are living in a terrible dream and tomorrow we will wake up and everything will be as before. It’s just that tomorrow never comes. And every day brings more pain and frustration and this pain sits somewhere deep inside, in my chest and tears my soul to shreds. I want to say something to God…I open my mouth…but there are no words. Today I stopped praying for peace. This is a beautiful Christian prayer for those who live in an ideal world. And in my situation, I just ask God for mercy to survive one more night. I ask for strength to keep moving forward from crisis to crisis, from one difficult situation to another"

So, my friends, let us now pray for those folk who can’t pray for themselves, let us lift up their arms, let us share the burden, not a date and time sharing, but a minute by minute prayer assault that matches the minute by minute uncertainty that the people of Ukraine are facing.

God Bless you,

Rev. Ian Fitzpatrick

National Director Church of the Nazarene Canada


"but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love."


Ephesians 4:15-16



SUPPORTING & ENCOURAGING

Canada West District partners up and supports various ministries that take place across our 3 provinces. These ministries and institutions aim to bring hope and love to those who need it most, providing food, shelter, clothes, education, safe spaces, companion and guidance within the communities of our district. 


If you are interested in joining, donating, seeking opportunities or learning more, please click the link below.



MINISTRIES & INSTITUTIONS



IN THE LOOP

Canada West District Church of the Nazarene In the Loop newsletter

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We would like to acknowledge that the Nazarene churches of the Canada West District are located on the traditional territories of many of Canada’s First Peoples and the homeland of the Metis Nation.


These territories include the land of Treaties 1 and 2 in Manitoba; Treaties 4 and 6 in Saskatchewan; and Treaties 6 and 7 in Alberta.


We recognize the enduring presence of Indigenous peoples connected to these lands. We are grateful for the opportunity to gather on this territory and work in these communities, and we commit ourselves to the work of reconciliation with First Nations people. 

Click HERE for a full statement from CWD.