Friday, December 13, 2013

Walking the Talk

We as Christians sure can talk the talk; Sanctification, Omnipotence, Servant, but do we really walk the walk? When it comes down to it,  are we actually willing to BOLDLY declare the truth of God to a world veiled in it's darkness? Are we willing to get our hands dirty in order to see the "crop" of God's field? Do our lives affect others to be more Christlike? Think of it this way. If people you came in contact with relied solely on what you said, how you acted and what YOU taught them, would it be Biblically accurate? This may sound as though it's FAR to much to ask from a lowly sinner saved by Grace BUT that's exactly what took place in Thessalonica amongst the first generation believers!!! Paul delivered the Word of God when visiting, then followed with a letter that said.... 

1 Thessalonians 1:7-10

New King James Version (NKJV)
"7 so that you became examples to all in Macedonia and Achaia who believe. For from you the word of the Lord has sounded forth, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place. Your faith toward God has gone out, so that we do not need to say anything. For they themselves declare concerning us what manner of entry we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10 and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come."
The people of Thessalonica were so affected by Paul's visit, sharing and example that, before he could even follow up with a letter of direction, they were already bearing fruit of the Spirit! 
So the question is...... Is your life an example to sinners? 
Aaron Oliveira, Pastor
Chetwynd Community Church.
Coming Events:
Christmas Celebration:  Dec. 22nd.  A time of sharing, singing and joy.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Christmas News.

This Sunday is the community Advent Service at Chetwynd Community Church.  Service starts at 7.00 p.m. and there will be a light lunch following.

The village Christmas parade is on Dec. 7th at 1 p.m. Diana and her brother, Terry have been working hard getting our float ready.  A little bird tells me it is going to be spectacular.

Chetwynd's special Christmas Sunday is Dec. 22nd.  Games, gifts and food will all be enjoyed by the church family at the regular time of 10.45

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Food and Fun Run

Chetwynd Community Church is pleased to be sponsoring the first annual motorcycle food and fun to support the Burk's Falls food bank.
Originally scheduled for Sept. 7th, the cool and rainy weather caused the date to be changed to Oct. 5th.
Riders are asked to gather at the municipal lot in Burk's Falls which is beside the Home Hardware on Ontario St. at 10 a.m.  We will be leaving the lot at 10.30 and touring through the  Almaguin Highlands and Muskoka areas.  The trees should be in full colour which will add to the enjoyment.
The ride will end at the church parking lot for refreshments.
Participants are asked to bring non-perishable items for the food bank.  Cash donations will also be gratefully accepted.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Aug. 23/13

We look around us and we see pain, loss, destruction. Billows and tumults roll and violently slap our conscious and, far to often, our minds and bodies. As the world offers us false truths filled with an elixir of moral poison in exchange for our souls....... God offers Hope!
He offers us an exchange.
Your life for mine!!!
I will not promise you that your life will become effortless and smooth, but  when life curves and slopes dislodge what you once trusted or depended on, I can promise that GOD will comfort you!!!!
 When He went to that cross, He released the possibility of an intimacy that has no earthly comparison.  An intimacy given so that we can be comforted, healed and directed. Given so that we can see the value and power of a Savior God who is part of our lives, and will continually be until our graduation to mansions upward and glorious.
So please...... Do look at the world and see her for the deceptive mistress she is, and come experience the Love and Grace of God.

Aaron Oliveira, pastor
Chetwynd Community Church.
Join us for worship this Sunday at 10.45 and hear a message of hope and love.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

A Picnic

Chetwynd Community Church is holding an old time church picnic with live gospel music on Sunday July 28th at 10.45 a.m.  The event will be held in the peaceful setting of Tom Kelsall's 'park' at 371 Relative Road.  Just follow the signs as you turn north onto Relative from Chetwynd.

Bring a lawn chair and be prepared for a time of good food and good fellowship as we enjoy God's creation.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Word From Our Pastor-Avoiding Deception

2 Thessalonians 2:9-11
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

I came across this scripture while during one of my daily Bible readings. It  stood out to me with some of my recent sermons (and conversations with my father) that it is becoming difficult to tell a deceived soul from a Spirit filled soul.
My father cited BIBLICAL examples where Holy Spirit filled christians would cast demons out of unbelievers, perform other healing miracles and actively function in the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit. 
With that in mind we also read from Matt 7, 2 Thessalonians, and other parts of the new testament where people who DO NOT KNOW God also function in similar ways. (Matthew 7:22) (2 thess 2:9) (Matt 17:4)
I only mention this to share my own conclusion on the thought and application of Truth in my life.

I never have to wonder if it's God's Will for me to read His Word
I never have to wonder if it's God's will to serve at my church
I never have to wonder if it's God's will to love my wife and son
I will NEVER be deceived by God's Word in it's context
And I will NEVER be deceived by God!!!

Acts 17:11

King James Version (KJV)
11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Anniversary Sunday

This Sunday, Chetwynd Community Church is celebrating its anniversary.  John Kelsall will be speaking and there will be a pot luck lunch following.
If you are a former member of the church, we would love to see you.  You can be assured of a warm welcome.

Those that are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.  Psalm 92: 13

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

In Times of Trouble

Sometimes it is only when we face difficult times, that we fully appreciate God's loving care.  One of my favourite chapters in the Bible is Psalm 91.  This is where I go during trials and the words always bring me comfort.  The vision of God with His all encompassing arms folded around me, protecting me, comforting me will bring me peace no matter the storm.
This world is not always a happy place.  We face loss of loved ones, illness, separation by real or emotional distance from family members, financial concerns and much more.  The daily news adds its heaping of terrorism, weather disasters and famine.  It is enough to overwhelm anyone but and this is a huge, capital letters, large font BUT our Lord, the Creator of heaven and earth is with us.  He will be all that we need.

I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."  Ps 91: 2

Read through that Psalm as though it is a conversation between you and God.  It is.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Thirst No More

While I was driving my car and listening to Christian music a small epiphany occurred in my mind and soul. Rather than describe to you exactly what happened I will share with you what I wrote down....

Have you ever caught yourself wanting something you know you don't need? Or desiring something you have no right to? Have you ever made the wrong choice and followed it up with yet another "wrong choice"?
Perhaps you are guilty of drinking from the world's well. Everyday I see people who not only are relying on the world for their fulfillment but add to it by only calling on God when they're going through a trial or tribulation. God and His grace toward us is to be relied on DAILY!!! When we don't then we soon find the well of the world dehydrating us and leaving us wanting more, and all along God has told us "drink from my cup and I will QUENCH your soul"
The word of God says THIRST no more..... Not drink no more. We are to continually consume and swallow the life giving Word of God. Submerge ourselves in the cleansing of our mind, body and soul.
Our God.
The ONLY source that will truly quench the eternal drought that is a soul separated from our REDEEMER!!!!

But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

John 4:14

After all the noise of a secular world's oppressive lies of strife and struggle our redeemer tells us THIRST NO MORE!!!
Pastor Aaron Oliveria
Chetwynd Community Church
Chetwynd (Burk's Falls) Ont.

Sunday, March 3, 2013


As this is my first blog post I will properly introduce myself.
My name is Aaron Oliveira. I was raised North of Burk's Falls in the little town of Sundridge. My parents are Pedro and Anita Oliveira, they are Godly, loving and sincere parents who raised me to believe not only in the Power of God but also His Grace and Love toward us.
I also have two younger siblings Leah my sister and Isaac my brother. All of my family is serving the Lord in our own abilities and degrees and that alone is a testament to my parents teaching and love in the Lord.
That's enough about me for now :-)
I was listening to some Christian music on my way home from work on Friday and caught the song "Redeemed" by Bog Daddy Weave. The song reaches it's lyrical pinnacle in the third verse when it states....
"Because I don't have to be the old man inside of me
'Cause his day is long dead and gone
Because I've got a new name, a new life, I'm not the same
And a hope that will carry me home"

Tears welled up in my eyes as I drove North on Hwy 11 towards home in the realisation of yet another beautiful and vivid picture of God's Grace toward me.... and toward the world!
 Not only am I redeemed in eternal salvation, but  God has redeemed every one of my doubts, disappointments, fears and negative personal attributes.  I AM A NEW MAN. Not just "eventually" but TODAY!!!
God is speaking to my whole person when I hear the words........... I AM

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Love of God

Pastor Aaron returns from a holiday with his family this Sunday and we will be celebrating communion.  Last week, Tom Kelsall, a member of our congregation brought a message on love and its impact on people's lives.  He reminded us that the only perfect love is the one that comes from our Heavenly Father.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only son that whosoever believes in Him shall have eternal life.
John: 3: 16