Life Groups

Life and faith are not meant to be walked alone and Jesus’ ministry is an example of that. Our Life Groups are a way of living out our purpose, both as individuals and as a collective group of believers—to be the church. As believers, we share a common foundation of faith and have been called to live out that faith in a relational community, that is our Life Groups.

We have a variety of Life Groups that meet throughout Richmond and at different times of the week. Each of the groups are unique with their own characteristics! If you’re interested in joining a Life Group, let’s get in touch today.

Young Families

  • Semi-Monthly on Thursday evenings
  • Young Families
  • Children are welcome

H.A.P.P.Y F.R.I.D.A.Y

  • Semi-Monthly on Friday evenings
  • Young Families
  • Children are welcome

Young Families

  • Semi-Monthly on Monday evenings
  • Young Professionals

Lifegroup @ Hazelbridge and Leslie

  • Weekly on Wednesday evenings
  • All are welcome

Salt and Light Teens Fellowship

We're SALT - nope, not the kind you use in the kitchen! We’re the youngest fellowship (high schoolers) in the ICRC family and we strive to live out our namesake— be salt and light in our own little worlds for the glory of Jesus Christ! SALT fellowship is a place where Christian high schoolers come together to fellowship with each other and with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. It’s a hang-out where we gather to praise God, have Bible Studies, prayer and sharing times, play games, dig deep into everyday issues and enjoy the company of each other in the Christian faith. We meet on Friday nights at 7:30pm every week! For inquiries on SALT, please email hello@icrc.ca.

God is Good! One of our members of SALT (Shane) put together a video showing how the fellowship still had an amazing year, seeking God and building bonds. May it give you hope going forward, God bless!

Youth Bible Class

We welcome you to come and participate in the following activities for your children. The goal of each is to teach Bible truths so that children will have knowledge of the salvation of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Activities are mainly in English.)

Children's Ministries

The Youth Bible Class is an English speaking class that is geared towards high school students. The class meets at 10:15am on Sundays alongside the Mandarin Service.

Together, we worship God through singing songs, sharing, reading scripture, learning truths about the Bible and group discussions.

Children's Sunday School

The Sunday school program in the same church provides children’s classes. Through various interactive activities, songs and handicrafts, our teachers strive to help children strengthen their confidence and develop a Christian character. Through weekly Bible lessons and verses, it also encourages the growth of biblical knowledge. Our goal is to equip children with the tools they need to establish and develop a personal relationship with Jesus.

Children’s Sunday School classes for kids in pre-school to grade 6 run at the same time every week at 10:15a.am and 11:30 a.m. Sunday School is held in the classrooms upstairs.

If you are interested to learn more about and join the Children's Sunday School, please contact:
Church Office or Heidi Dy
Tel: (604) 276-8250 or (778) 882-8660
E-mail: office@icrc.ca or heidi@icrc.ca

Sign up for the Sunday School Newsletter

KidsConnect

KidsConnect is a weekly Friday night program for children ages 4 to 11. While the parents are having their fellowship, we kids have our own activities at KidsConnect. Worship, Bible lessons, Bible memory verses, games, and snack. Plus, we get to collect stickers for each task accomplished which are then redeemed for prizes at end of the season.

When: 7:30pm-9:00pm every Friday night of September to June (except during announced breaks)

For more information about KidsConnect or the Children’s Ministries at ICRC, please contact:

Church Office or Heidi Dy
Tel: (604) 276-8250 or (778) 882-8660
E-mail: office@icrc.ca or heidi@icrc.ca

Sign up for the KidsConnect Newsletter

Vacation Bible School

Every summer, the adults and teens of ICRC put their efforts together to transform the church into a Vacation Bible School for children. VBS is a 5-day event every year that is centred around a theme. It’s always amazing to see the helping hands coming together to create this environment and how excited children can be to learn more about God.

  • dancing and praising God through songs

  • listening to Bible lessons and trusting Jesus

  • getting wild and (sometimes) wet in games

  • connecting fun experiments or crafts to the Bible truths

  • eating together and taking pictures which will refresh memories with delight even 20 years after

Sharing and teaching God’s love is something we love to do at ICRC. So if your child is from preschool to Grade 7, we would love for them to have this opportunity to learn about God with us! Don’t miss the learning, friendship and fun that happens at VBS.

When: a 5-day camp sometime in July or August

Where: At Immanuel Christian Reformed Church 7600 No. 4 Road, Richmond B.C.

Half-Day (for preschool and kindergarten kids born 2019-2020)

  • Program: Worship, Bible lesson & verse memorization, games, craft, snacks

  • Cost: $35/child.  Fee includes T-shirt, crafts, and snacks

Full-Day (for gradeschool kids born 2011-2018)

  • Cost: $75/child (9am-3pm) Fee includes T-shirt, materials, morning snack, lunch and outdoor activities

Registration dates: to be announced; on Sundays after Sunday Services or during weekdays office hours Mon, Wed-Sat (604-276- 8250). Registration to be confirmed by payment.

If you have missed us this year, see you next year.

For more information about VBS or our Children’s Ministries at ICRC, please contact:

Church Office
Tel: (604) 276-8250
E-mail: office@icrc.ca

Kids Fall Fair

On the last Sunday of October at 4-7pm, Immanuel CRC holds a Kids Fall Fair for children of all ages. Everyone is welcome and it’s free of charge. Wearing their non-scary costumes, children are engaged in 2-4 hours of fun activities collecting sweets in their bags and stamps in their booklet. These stamps are then redeemed for prizes.

There are various game stations to choose from. There’s also crafts, face painting, and toddlers play area, plus a food-for- sale station in case it’s time to take a break and re-energize. Parents sit around to enjoy the food and chat.

For more information about VBS or our Children’s Ministries at ICRC, please contact:

ICRC Office
Tel: (604) 276-8250
E-mail: office@icrc.ca

 

Heavenly Praise Choir

The Heavenly Praise Choir is a four-part SATB choir who sing a wide variety that include traditional favourites as well as classical, gospel and more contemporary pieces. We sing during the English service (except the first Sunday of the month) as a part of the worship service.

We sing to share messages of praise, reverent worship, testimony, encouragement, comfort, thankfulness, and perseverance through the songs that we sing. Choral anthems often have lyrics that are full of scripture and of Biblical truth, so we sing to share a message in song that is full of meaning when it is amplified by the marriage of music and lyrics.

We are always looking to add new members to the choir. We have guidelines for those who would like to join the choir and require an audition for singing in the choir. If you would like to join us for practices or to observe, feel free to reach us at hello@icrc.ca.

Looking for ways to serve?

Are you a member at ICRC with a passion to serve in meaningful ways that make a positive difference?  We believe in using the gifts God has given and developed in us to serve others and advance His kingdom.  We also believe in having a healthy team of people serving at church where we learn from each other and have 3 rotating teams/people per job to avoid burn out.

There are many areas to serve in with varying levels of urgency.  Feel free to take a look at the volunteer positions we have available and sign up for areas you may be interested in.

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The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,

  • the Father almighty,
    maker of heaven and earth,
    of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,

  • the only Son of God,
    begotten from the Father before all ages,

    • God from God,
      Light from Light,
      true God from true God,

  • begotten, not made;
    of the same essence as the Father.
    Through him all things were made.
    For us and for our salvation

    • he came down from heaven;
      he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,
      and was made human.
      He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;
      he suffered and was buried.
      The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.
      He ascended to heaven
      and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
      He will come again with glory
      to judge the living and the dead.
      His kingdom will never end.

  • And we believe in the Holy Spirit,

    • the Lord, the giver of life.
      He proceeds from the Father and the Son,
      and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.
      He spoke through the prophets.
      We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.
      We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
      We look forward to the resurrection of the dead,
      and to life in the world to come. Amen.

Background
The Nicene Creed, also called the Nicaeno-Constantinopolitan Creed, is a statement of the orthodox faith of the early Christian church in opposition to certain heresies, especially Arianism. These heresies, which disturbed the church during the fourth century, concerned the doctrine of the trinity and of the person of Christ. Both the Greek (Eastern) and the Latin (Western) church held this creed in honor, though with one important difference: the Western church insisted on the inclusion of the phrase "and the Son" (known as the "filioque") in the article on the procession of the Holy Spirit; this phrase still is repudiated by the Eastern Orthodox church. In its present form this creed goes back partially to the Council of Nicea (A.D. 325) with additions by the Council of Constantinople (A.D. 381). It was accepted in its present form at the Council of Chalcedon in 451, but the "filioque" phrase was not added until 589. However, the creed is in substance an accurate and majestic formulation of the Nicene faith. This translation of the Greek text was approved by the CRC Synod of 1988.

The Athanasian Creed

Whoever desires to be saved should above all hold to the catholic faith.

Anyone who does not keep it whole and unbroken will doubtless perish eternally.

Now this is the catholic faith:

  • That we worship one God in trinity and the trinity in unity,
    neither blending their persons
    nor dividing their essence.

    • For the person of the Father is a distinct person,
      the person of the Son is another,
      and that of the Holy Spirit still another.
      But the divinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is one,
      their glory equal, their majesty coeternal.

  • What quality the Father has, the Son has, and the Holy Spirit has.

    • The Father is uncreated,
      the Son is uncreated,
      the Holy Spirit is uncreated.

    • The Father is immeasurable,
      the Son is immeasurable,
      the Holy Spirit is immeasurable.

    • The Father is eternal,
      the Son is eternal,
      the Holy Spirit is eternal.

      • And yet there are not three eternal beings;
        there is but one eternal being.
        So too there are not three uncreated or immeasurable beings;
        there is but one uncreated and immeasurable being.

  • Similarly, the Father is almighty,

    • the Son is almighty,
      the Holy Spirit is almighty.

      • Yet there are not three almighty beings;
        there is but one almighty being.

    • Thus the Father is God,
      the Son is God,
      the Holy Spirit is God.

      • Yet there are not three gods;
        there is but one God.

    • Thus the Father is Lord,
      the Son is Lord,
      the Holy Spirit is Lord.

      • Yet there are not three lords;
        there is but one Lord.

  • Just as Christian truth compels us
    to confess each person individually
    as both God and Lord,
    so catholic religion forbids us
    to say that there are three gods or lords.

  • The Father was neither made nor created nor begotten from anyone.
    The Son was neither made nor created;
    he was begotten from the Father alone.
    The Holy Spirit was neither made nor created nor begotten;
    he proceeds from the Father and the Son.

  • Accordingly there is one Father, not three fathers;
    there is one Son, not three sons;
    there is one Holy Spirit, not three holy spirits.

  • Nothing in this trinity is before or after,
    nothing is greater or smaller;
    in their entirety the three persons
    are coeternal and coequal with each other.

  • So in everything, as was said earlier,
    we must worship their trinity in their unity
    and their unity in their trinity.

Anyone then who desires to be saved
should think thus about the trinity.

But it is necessary for eternal salvation
that one also believe in the incarnation
of our Lord Jesus Christ faithfully.

Now this is the true faith:

  • That we believe and confess
    that our Lord Jesus Christ, God's Son,
    is both God and human, equally.

  • He is God from the essence of the Father,
    begotten before time;
    and he is human from the essence of his mother,
    born in time;
    completely God, completely human,
    with a rational soul and human flesh;
    equal to the Father as regards divinity,
    less than the Father as regards humanity.

  • Although he is God and human,
    yet Christ is not two, but one.
    He is one, however,
    not by his divinity being turned into flesh,
    but by God's taking humanity to himself.
    He is one,
    certainly not by the blending of his essence,
    but by the unity of his person.
    For just as one human is both rational soul and flesh,
    so too the one Christ is both God and human.

  • He suffered for our salvation;
    he descended to hell;
    he arose from the dead;
    he ascended to heaven;
    he is seated at the Father's right hand;
    from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
    At his coming all people will arise bodily
    and give an accounting of their own deeds.
    Those who have done good will enter eternal life,
    and those who have done evil will enter eternal fire.

This is the catholic faith:
one cannot be saved without believing it firmly and faithfully.

Background
This creed is named after Athanasius (A.D. 293-373), the champion of orthodoxy against Arian attacks on the doctrine of the trinity. Although Athanasius did not write this creed and it is improperly named after him, the name persists because until the seventeenth century it was commonly ascribed to him. It is not from Greek (Eastern), but from Latin (Western) origin, and is not recognized by the Eastern Orthodox Church today. Apart from the opening and closing sentences, this creed consists of two parts, the first setting forth the orthodox doctrine of the trinity, and the second dealing chiefly with the incarnation and the two-natures doctrine. This translation was adopted by the CRC Synod of 1988.

The Apostle's Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

  • creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

  • who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
    and born of the virgin Mary.
    He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
    was crucified, died, and was buried;
    he descended to hell.
    The third day he rose again from the dead.
    He ascended to heaven
    and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
    From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

  • the holy catholic* church,
    the communion of saints,
    the forgiveness of sins,
    the resurrection of the body,
    and the life everlasting. Amen.

*that is, the true Christian church of all times and all places

Background
This creed is called the Apostles' Creed not because it was produced by the apostles themselves but because it contains a brief summary of their teachings. It sets forth their doctrine "in sublime simplicity, in unsurpassable brevity, in beautiful order, and with liturgical solemnity." In its present form it is dated no later than the fourth century. More than any other Christian creed, it may justly be called an ecumenical symbol of faith. This translation of the Latin text was approved by the CRC Synod of 1988.