Entries by Maryanne Berge

One Hour Vision Trip to Panama!

No need to book a flight, find your passport or travel by boat in the jungles of Panama for this trip! Just click on this zoom link and join us for this virtual vision trip to connect with our ministry partners and global church family in Panama on Thurs May 20 at 10 am. This […]

Partnership with the Matthew Training Center

Global Partnerships are the main focus of our global missions efforts. These partnerships are mutual, Spirit led and developed through relationship with our sent missionaries, national leaders, or national churches and ministries in areas Forest Grove is connected to globally. Click here to view our Global Strategy and Missions Convictions document. Trever and Joan Godard, […]

A New Country

When Felix and Claudette landed here with their family last week they became permanent residents of Canada, which means they are no longer refugees! According to the 1951 Refugee Convention a refugee is “someone who is unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for […]


Newcomers to Canada Arriving Soon!

We are so excited to welcome a family from Burundi to our city and church. Claudette and Felix are from Burundi and were forced to flee their country, travelling with their 7 children to a Refugee Camp in Uganda, where they have been waiting for sponsorship. The Lord made a way for us to help […]


Global Family News

This week a team of leaders in Panama gathered to assemble basic food and household supplies for 61 families who are without an income because of the pandemic. Groceries are bought, supplies like toilet paper and soap are gathered and sorted into bags for each family. Some fresh fruit in season, like avocados and plantains […]


Lord of the Harvest Sending out his workers!

As Mission Pastor at FGCC I have the honour of walking alongside people who are discerning a desire to serve God in global mission.  I love this part of my role and am personally encouraged and challenged by the faith and the risk taking obedience to God’s invitation in their lives. It also reminds me […]


Speiser’s in Saskatoon

Russ and Marjorie Speiser, long term workers who work in the south of France will be here April 2 -14th to reconnect with us and meet those of you who are new to Forest Grove.  Russ and Marjorie will be speaking at The Broadway Gathering on Sunday April 9th at 10:30 am. Cal and Darla […]

Stories from Syria

On Sunday Feb 26 we have the privilege of hearing newcomer Issa share his story of  life in Syria and the joys and challenges of  settling in Canada . Issa’s family was sponsored by FGCC this past year, and they have had a resettlement team supporting them with the transition to life in Canada from […]


New Mission Mobilization Fund

“A Sending Church is a local community of Christ-followers who have made a covenant together to be prayerful, deliberate, and proactive in developing, commissioning, and sending their own members both locally and globally, often in partnership with other churches or agencies, and continuing to encourage, support, and advocate for them while making disciples cross-culturally.” ( […]