The Latest Scoop...
Welcome to the "Latest Scoop" where we catch you up on some of the latest news and stuff happening at DC of Ridge Meadows!
This page is constantly being updated so please check back often to find out what our community of faith has been up to in the beautiful twin communities of Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge and beyond!
If you want more information on any of the things you read about in this section of our website, please feel free to contact Pastor Trevor at his email contact: [email protected]
Coming July 29th... Church @ Country Fest!
On Sunday July 29th... we will be joining the churches of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows at Church at Country Fest. This is an annual outdoor joint service at Maple Ridge's Country Festival located on the Albion Fairgrounds in Maple Ridge. This year we are please to have David Edgerton from St. George's here in Maple Ridge delivering the WORD of God for us. We invite you to mark your calendars now and plan on bringing along a chair and plenty of sunscreen for what has always been a highlight of the year for the churches of Ridge Meadows!
New series beginning July 8 @ D.C.!
Starting on July 8th... we will be beginning a new series for the summer months at Discovery entitled... "How's Your HEART?" The reality is many people NEVER stop long enough in the journey of life and faith to engage this simple yet profound question that affects every aspect of our lives. In this series we will be looking at FOUR of the enemies of our hearts that cause our spiritual hearts to grow cold or calloused. They are the HEART blockers of GUILT, ANGER, GREED, and JEALOUSY. If you have ever struggled with any one of these four enemies of the HEART we invite you to JOIN us for this challenging and transforming series!
New SERIES beginning April 15 @ D.C.!
Starting on April 15... we will be engaging a 9 week series entitled... "BLESSED to be a BLESSING!" In this series Pastor Trevor will help us to understand HOW we can be a BLESSING to each other in community by walking through nine of the "one another' passages found in the New Testament of the Bible. The REALITY is God desires to BLESS our lives so that we can in turn be a BLESSING to those around us. We HOPE you can JOIN us for this thought-provoking and life-changing look at what it means to live in biblical community together!
New EASTER Series... "RESURRECTION REALITY!
On Sunday March 25 we will be beginning a new TWO-PART series for the EASTER season entitled... "RESURRECTION REALITY!" In this series Pastor Trevor will be examining the top 10 REASONS for belief in the resurrection. 10 reasons that are accepted widely by historians, both secular and Christian, liberal or conservative! IF you have ever doubted or wondered about the reality and historicity of the resurrection account which is the CENTRAL defining moment of the Christian faith OR IF you have someone in your life that has this series is tailor-made just for you!
So WHY not join us for this two-part series that is sure to engage you both intellectually and spiritually this Easter season!
New Womens' Study: The LIFE of ESTHER
New series for 2018... #BLESSED!
This Sunday we will be kicking off the New Year with a new series for 2018 entitled... #BLESSED! o li
Did you know that God wants you to live a BLESSED life?
It's TRUE but it may not be the kind of life that you might imagine. In this new series for the New Year Pastor Trevor will be taking us on a journey through the BEATITUDES of Jesus so that we can connect to the reality that God desires each one of us to live a life of blessing to Him, each other and the community where we are find ourselves!
COME join us for this FOUNDATIONAL series for 2018 and beyond!
A "NOT SO TRADITIONAL" CHRISTMAS EVE!
On Sunday, December 24 we will be HOSTING our annual "NOT SO TRADITIONAL" Christmas Eve Candlelight service. This year our Christmas Eve service will begin at 4:30 with Carols, worship, message, and a special "NOT SO TRADITIONAL" candlelight ending!
We want to INVITE you to join us as we usher in the REASON for the season and the celebration of Christmas Day with a special time to engage and embrace the TRUE meaning of the Christmas season!
See YOU this Sunday 4:30 p.m. @ Colleen Findlay Place
CHRISTMAS Community Potluck Dec 17th!
On Sunday December 17th friends and family alike are invited to join us for our annual Christmas Community Potluck and service. We will be hosing a potluck lunch to celebrate the season directly after our service. If you plan on attending please bring along a salad, side dish, or dessert to share with the rest of the gang at D.C.
We hope to see you there as we celebrate together the REASON for the season!
CHRISTMAS Series Coming SOON: FRESH EYES!
On Sunday December 3 Pastor Trevor will be returning from his 3 month sabbatical to begin our CHRISTMAS series entitled... "FRESH EYES!"
Sometimes at Christmas the story can seem so familiar that we fail to stop and really engage the most amazing event in the history of the world.
In this series Pastor Trevor will take a FRESH look at the Christmas story from the point of view of some of the participants in the original events that ushered in our Saviour's birth!
Come join us for a FRESH look into the Christmas story that is sure to get your heart, soul, and mind engaged and excited for the special day that we CELEBRATE... the birth of Jesus Christ!
SEMINAR 101: DISCOVERING COMMUNITY... AUG 27!
On Sunday August 27, we will be HOSTING our SEMINAR 101: DISCOVERING COMMUNITY!
In this seminar we introduce participants to "WHAT" makes Discovery Church of Ridge Meadows unique in its mission to serve Christ in Ridge Meadows and beyond!
In this informative and fun seminar participants learn about our core values, our unique ministries, and ways that they can get PLUGGED in at D.C.
For more information about the seminar that runs directly after our Sunday service from 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. please contact Pastor Trevor at [email protected] or 604.306.3044
Pastoral Sabbatical Announced!
On September 1... Pastor Trevor will be beginning a 3 month sabbatical journey. After 14 years of ministry the LEAD Team has decided in consultation with Pastor Trevor to release him for this period of time for some refreshment, refocusing, and refuelling. This will be an amazing time for everyone involved and as a community of faith our prayers are with Pastor Trevor and his family as they embark on this journey together. We also look forward to "WHAT" God is going to do in our midst as we will be blessed with a group of guest speakers from the IMMERSE program at Northview Community Church, ACTS Seminary and Columbia Bible College.
We want to invite you to be part of this incredible time in our church family and to pray for the Stearns family as they disengage from full-time ministry for a brief season of rest and rejuvenation.
NEW SERIES begins Aug 6... FREQUENCY!
On Sunday August 6... Pastor Trevor will begin a new series for the month of August entitled... "FREQUENCY: TUNING IN to the VOICE of GOD!" In this 3 part series we will be exploring how we can LEARN to HEAR the VOICE of GOD in our lives both individually and collectively!
We INVITE you to plan on joining us starting on Aug 6 for this challenging and informative series!
CHURCH at Country Fest!
On Sunday July 30... we will be joining with other churches in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows at our annual CHURCH at Country Fest!
This church event is a highlight of the year as we celebrate together in a public service the goodness and faithfulness of Jesus in our twin cities.
We invite you to join us as there will be NO regular service at Colleen Findlay Place! SERVICE begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Albion Fairgrounds!
DISCOVERY is TURNING 20!
On Sunday July 16 we will be CELEBRATING 20 years of ministry in the beautiful communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. We are inviting one and all who have had a touch with the church over the past 20 years to join us for a very special day of worship, fun, family and food!
Pastor Dan Warkentien, our founding pastor will be joining us for this special day and there will be games, music and a celebration to follow.
IF you are able to make it to this special day we would ask that you connect with us so we have an idea of actual numbers. You can contact us by email at [email protected] OR by calling Pastor Trevor at 604-306-3044
ROCKED STUDENT MINISTRY starts JUNE 26!
On Monday, June 26 from 7-8:30 PM we will be starting a new ministry in connection with Church on the Rock Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge entitled... "ROCKED"
In this joint effort we will be running a bi-weekly ministry for kids age 9-14. One week will be a time of learning and growth and the second week will be a time of engaging the community of Ridge Meadows in many different ways.
For more information contact Tristen @ 604-500-5693 or Pastor Trevor @ 604-306-3044.
EASTER SUNDAY... Lunch & Easter Egg hunt!
On Sunday APRIL 16... we will be CELEBRATING EASTER together at Discovery Church of Ridge Meadows. Also we will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for the little ones during our service time and following the service everyone is invited to stick around for a wonderful lunch provided by the generous families of Discovery Church.
We want to INVITE you to come CELEBRATE with us the GREAT NEWS of human history! For He has RISEN INDEED!
New Series begins APRIL 2... "WHY CHURCH?"
On Sunday APRIL 2... we will be beginning a new series that will be the FOCUS of our CHURCH THEME for 2017 entitled... "WHY CHURCH?"
In this series we will be looking at the LIFE CHANGING BENEFITS of being part of God's family of faith. In a culture that is seeing the church as less and less relevant many of us have friends, family, and co-workers who don't understand the benefits and the reasons for the church! IF you have ever had anyone who thinks this way in your life... OR IF you have ever wondered yourself than this series is designed just for you! Come join us on a JOURNEY into discovering the LIFE-CHANGING benefits of belonging to a CHURCH family!
SPRING CLOTHING GIVEAWAY... Mar 26!
JOIN US on Saturday Mar 25 from 10 am - 3 pm for our Annual Spring Clothing Giveaway. This event helps those in need to get a lift up with some new items for home, work, or whatever! If you know of anyone who could use a helping hand up OR if you could use one yourself please make sure that you take advantage of this amazing day!
And if you have some items to donate (please gently used - no tears - no stains) then come on out on Friday Mar 24 to drop them off from 5 - 8:30 pm!
New Series for a NEW YEAR begins Jan. 10!
On Sunday JANUARY 8 we will be starting a new series for a New Year entitled... "UNCENSORED".
In this new series we will be taking a CANDID look into the lives of those mentioned in the great faith chapter in the New Testament letter of Hebrews. We will be looking at the REAL people who make this list in order to "SEE" how their humanity connects to our lives still today!
JOIN us for the start of this exciting series on Sunday Jan. 8 @ 10:00 a.m. at Colleen Findlay Place!