Our Community Church
Centre Street Church is excited about the prospect of moving its North West Campus, which currently meets at the Crowfoot Ciniplex Odeon, to the breathtaking lands, which are being gifted by the Damkar family. The NW congregation currently consists of 400 people from Bearspaw, Cochrane, Tuscany and nearly all of Calgary’s NW communities. Members meet weekly on Sundays and participate in scattered activities throughout the week. The youth ministry touches the lives of 90 junior/senior high students on Wednesday and Friday evenings. Adults meet in about 25 small groups in homes and restaurants.
Following in the tradition of Centre Street Church the NW Campus is very community focused. Once a month, small groups cooperate with Bowness Shepherd in the Hills Lutheran church, serving the hungry. Twice they have hosted a NW Stampede Country Fair for the community on the Damkar property with over 1,900 hundred people out last July to enjoy a pancake breakfast, live country music, horse drawn wagon, petting zoo, contests for kids and a pie-baking contest… truly something for everyone. Small groups plan service projects in and for the community – like hot beverages and snacks for LRT commuters, community clean ups, help for single moms, etc.
Values for today and the future
As the congregants of the NW campus anxiously anticipate their new “home” and plan for the proposed facility they are focused on four key values.
Respond to the needs of others in Calgary and around the world.
Calgary is a strong, vibrant and diverse community that welcomes many new Canadians. The church invites the community to join with them to reach out to new Canadians in practical ways such as provision of clothing, furniture and language assistance.
Join with the community to demonstrate care for the children and youth of NW Calgary.
The Church envisions play programs for preschool children as well as recreation programs and after-school activities that bring youth and seniors together for fun and conversation.
The belief that God loves life and is life.
The Church would like to invite the community to grow with them in their discovery of God and his purposes for all people everywhere. With the community, they will work to encourage and strengthen families, healthy relationships, and celebration of human potential through recreation, community, music, and the arts.
To reflect the breathtaking beauty of the Damkar land.
The proposed facility will reflect not only the natural beauty on which it will be built, we hope it will serve as a source of pride for its neighbors and ultimately celebrate the beauty of life.