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  • a blast from the past: 2016…Children are part of the Body

    a blast from the past: 2016…Children are part of the Body

    It’s so cool the way the Holy Spirit puts things together. A couple of weeks back, we had our regular DC (Disciplemaking Community) at Diaspora. And parts of it were led as always by a variety of our people. And it was beautiful — songs, prayers, word, fellowship — all came together beautifully. Those who […]

  • Hybrid Easter 2022

    Hybrid Easter 2022

    We’d tried a live hybrid  (in-person + zoom) previously but had mixed results. Considered maybe the hybrid thing just wasn’t practical. But some of our people weren’t ready to give up on it yet. Easter Sunday we wanted to include everyone all at once both in-person and zooming. So we needed enough space for people […]

  • What’s Up With Diaspora These Days?

                        Many churches are  going back to in person meeting but with reduced numbers. But the reality is that many people are not going back. They may be in some sense done with church as usual or they prefer to stay safe and either not attend […]

  • New Leash on Life

    New Leash on Life

      Walking the dog. It’s a chore. Somedays anyway. Can be fun sometimes too. “What? There’s 8 inches of fresh snow and I need to take the dog for a walk?” “Oh, It’s raining and I have to take the dog for a walk?”  Great, we’ll both get soaked (like it’s that rain that soaks […]

  • Jesus said, “Follow Me.”

    Jesus said, “Follow Me.”

    Jesus’ simple words from John 1:43 echo through the ages and in our soul as well. Two simple words that carry the weight of our entire lives.   Follow me.  There are so many things in our lives clamouring for attention. Work, relationships, the internet, family, the urgent, chores, entertainment and stuff. It never stops. […]

  • Diaspora Family Christmas was a Blast!

    Diaspora Family Christmas was a Blast!

    [sorry I forgot to post this earlier, enjoy a visit back to Christmas!] We were able to do several of the things we normally do like a gift exchange, games, eat great food and enjoy our church community.  How did we adapt? We asked for creative ideas for games and activities that we could do […]

  • Diaspora Pandemic Style

    Diaspora Pandemic Style

    Churches have had to adapt in the last number of months with restrictions on meeting, closing of church buildings and sanitizing and distancing measures to keep their church family safe. Many, possibly most have taken to the internet in seeking ways to keep connected and minister.  Diaspora is, by its very definition, a dispersed church […]

  • Fasting and Praying in September

    Fasting and Praying in September

    As our new year kicks off in September, we are leaning heavily on God as we continue in pandemic times. We are taking this month to pray and fast. For a lot of people fasting is a new idea and so we want to explain why and how we can fast and pray. With Diaspora […]

  • Churches Be Nimble

    Churches Be Nimble

    One of the words we’ve adopted to describe Diaspora is “nimble”. The dictionary describes nimble as quick and light in movement; moving with ease; agile; active; quick to understand, think, devise. Being nimble means we can switch plans, venues or even methods if things suddenly don’t work. It’s about flexibility, but nimble is a more […]

  • Easter is the most important celebration in the Christian calendar. For several years, Diaspora has set up an Easter prayer experience in a physical location with stations/rooms for people to reflect and pray through the last days of Jesus life and His resurrection.  In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, this year we’re going online. We […]

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