Good day Black Creekers - all around the world,


This week I observed a trend....

When conversations move to current world situations (home or abroad) there is often

a downward expression of hopelessness 

and the feeling that nothing can be done. 


 If I was a copilot in an airplane I would be calling, "Pull up, Pull up!" 


Recently during several discussions that were 'spiraling downwards', I observed 

a simple and profound reversal. 

The injection of a vision of the Hope of God's world-changing power.


 Colossians 4:5 Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.

6  Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, 

so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.



 This Saturday is the Shoebox Packing Party 

10 am in the church activity room.


 Next Saturday is a church-wide invitation to the

60's Birthday party (those born in 1963) at the Black Creek Community Hall 7-9 pm

Bring a snack to share 

 If you would like to give a present, bring a donation for one of the charities presented there.


 Continue to pray for those in our body who are in difficult circumstances.

Pray for peace.  Healing.  A way forward.  Joy - God's amazing presence to overshadow the situation. 



 In this time of Great need, we can declare Hope.  

We have confidence as His Children that our Father is Willing, Able, 

and Planning to intervene.


I realized that to speak life and hope into those discussions I need to prepare. 

I need to - recognize the vortex of despair.

- Ask God to give me a vision of His possibilities. 

- Invite those in the Conversation to lift their eyes to what God might want to do.


 Psalm 121:1 I lift up my eyes to the hills.     

From where does my help come?

2  My help comes from the LORD,    

 who made heaven and earth.


Check out Brian Doerksen singing 'I Lift My Eyes UP' 


Blessings as you choose 'salt and light' interactions with those in your circles of care and influence.

I pray that God will fill you up with the Hope of Him

To a world desperate for His presence, power, and love.


Peter Jackson

Part of your Team

Black Creek Community Church