Creating a church together for life-changing God-encounters.


Welcome to October 2017 at GVC!

This fall season is shaping up to be friendly, fun and Kingdom-advancing! Page down to take in these events and happenings and make sure to circle some dates for you and your friends / family to enjoy.

Whether you're new to GVC or been with us for a while, the following opportunities and events are sure to draw you in to more life-changing God-encounters!

If you have any questions, ideas regarding any of these events, or simply want to inquire about becoming more a part, feel free to email or ph/txt. 

Talk soon,

403.816.1684 - ph/txt anytime :-) 

PS. You'll notice we don't advertise specific addresses or contact information beyond our staff here. If you need more info, please feel free to email, txt, ph - just reach out and we'll get you what you need. Thanks!

Here we go, find your event details below...


This month holds our 3rd annual International Potluck where we all bring some great eats to share after the service, in keeping with our nationality or heritage. Last year we had 16 Nationalities represented! Remember to wear clothing traditional to where you're from too!

Of course, we'll do what we've started to do on the last Sunday of each month and share some stand-out testimonies of the life-changing God-encounters in our midst. 

So make plans to bring someone along on Oct. 29th. They'll hear about what God can do in people's lives and then witness a great celebration of God's Goodness in a culturally diverse setting!!  Let's celebrate our church family and all God is doing among us!

  • Please bring a main dish to share - enough for your family and a bit extra. Please bring this in two separate serving dishes so we can facilitate two identical serving tables
  • If you'd like your story of a life-changing God-encounter included in one of these month-end services, please get in touch with Rowan using or 403.816.1684 - ph/txt
  • OUR HOSPITALITY TEAM IS A GREAT WAY TO GET INVOLVED: If you're available to help out with the serving or set up of this Hospitality Team undertaking, please email


Featuring some new juice and direction this prayer meeting is fully open to ANYONE and is a great way to observe and learn different styles of prayer, to join your voice in with ours as we pray in faith together, and to be a part of seeing "His Kingdom come"!

  • 7:00 - 8:30pm every Tuesday, at Tolu and Shade's home


Get Breakfast, Get Connected, Get Wise. That's what this Gateway is all about, and guaranteed what you'll experience here. Try it!


  • Time: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Held every last Saturday of each month. That means: Oct. 28th is the next one
  • Hosted at the fabulous breakfast buffet at The Carriage House Inn on Macleod Trail South
  • Cost: $10.00
  • Wade is helping to promote and organize this Gateway. Thanks Wade! For more info, or to give him a heads up you'll be attending, please ph/txt him at 403.606.3040


Approx. 10 men from GVC are attending Victory Church's Men's Conference in Lake Louise this year, Nov. 5th-7th. Wow, God's up to something ;-) 


Becoming an Usher is a great way to get a little more involved with what goes on on Sundays. Becoming even better at it lends to adding even more value to the atmosphere with which God's changing lives. 

Stick around after the service on Oct. 22nd for a some tips and training to get us all on the same page with this crucial ministry.

Note: Being an usher is a relatively light commitment - as low as being on duty just one Sunday per month. Inquire:


Come and be a part of this every-other-week Bible Study. It's grown over the summer to include some new faces, great discussions and powerful prayers. Open to everyone, we either pick a topic to go through together or jump deeper into content from Sunday's messages. All good stuff!

  • All meetings 7-9pm
  • Date: October dates are Wednesday nights, 4th and 18th
  • Location: Steve and Helen's home, unless otherwise arranged. Please txt 403.816.1684, or email with any q's or comments


GVC YOUTH NIGHTS - Next is October 20th, 7pm - Calgary Corn Maze - Flashlight Event!

The youth of our church (yes, there's a growing number of them!) met deep into the summer to plan out youth events from Sept. to June 2018! We came up with some pretty fun, crazy (and spiritually valuable) stuff :-) 

Not only that, but the youth are working together to plan and put on these events. So, do you know some teens? Wanna be a part of helping out on these nights? Youth leadership is an amazing and stretching experience! Chat with Rowan to get involved.

We've got some great memories in the making this fall/winter! Be a part! 

On Oct. 20th we're heading to Calgary Corn Maze. Meet at Rowan and Mara's, 7pm 

To RSVP: Rowan 406.816.1684 ph/txt or email


Love to sing?! Want to learn some more vocal how-to's? Then this workshop is the place for you. Held during our regular Music Practice on Oct. 13th, 4-6pm @ Rowan and Mara's, this workshop led by Tyon Bell an internationally recognized vocal coach, will be sure to show you a great time filled with vocal training know-hows. Cost $20 - Register by emailing


If you haven't already, this fall you're about to experience some significant changes in our praise and worship experience together on Sundays. Always thought you could be a part of a praise and worship team? Want to challenge yourself to grow with this team? There's nothing quite like it in church-world and God's all over it :-)  

First step is to attend our practices. Come and observe / participate in a safe environment! Rowan and Mara's house, Fridays 4-6pm. Let Mara know before hand, though: