Our church is participating in World Renew’s yearly World Hunger Campaign. This year, Peter Fish turns 20! Wow!

The theme is “Fish for Change.” You can learn more about the work that will be done around the world through the funds raised by watching this video:

Here’s a link to a family devotional you can use over the next two weeks.
To donate directly and online, go here, or use the Feed Your Fish App.

Last but not least, use the #PeterFishTravels to show where your Peter Fish is going!


Feeding Fish to Feed the World

Each year, our church participates in World Renew’s World Hunger Campaign.

Families and individuals use a devotional that shares stories from around the world and guide us in putting our loose/spare change into an orange plastic fish (or donated via an app on your android or iOS device). These monies are used in over 3000 communities to alleviate hunger in a myriad of ways. To learn a few of the ways, watch this video:

There is also an adult devotional that doesn’t have instructions for filling up the peter fish.

World Hunger Campaign Part 3

We finished up our World Hunger campaign this week, and as promised here are number of ideas to help you discern how God might be inviting you to get involved. Just because we brought our Peter Fish back to church doesn’t mean God’s invitation ends!

From the Canadian Foodgrains Bank:
“How Can Families with Young Children Respond to Hunger in East Africa?” continues the stories we heard on Sunday about using a ration meal to save money so that you can share it with those in need.
There’s also their Educational Resources page for groups, classes and families.

From World Renew:Check out Resources for All for lots of ideas perfect for church settings.
Especially take some time to read the fall newsletter from World Renew, Through the Dust.
And consider using the Gift Catalog this winter. On Sunday at CCC, kids ages 3 – grade 7 joined in the giving from the Catalog with money from the Deacons: ages 3-5 bought a chimney, grades k-1 and 2-3 each bought a beehive, and grades 4-7 are waiting to make their purchase so that they can bring some of their own money in to contribute.

And a little more close to home, consider taking one of these 10 Love Challenges.


This post is the final in a series of posts that were part of Christ Community Church’s World Hunger Campaign in conjunction with World Renew. It shares resources and opportunities for individuals and families to give and share love.


World Hunger week 2: God is at work!

On Sunday, October 27, 2013 Christ Community Church continued in a World Hunger Campaign using material provided by World Renew. Pastor Chelsey was joined by Ron and Lauris Fuller, members of our community that regularly volunteer with World Renew. Together, they shared parallel stories of God at work from Scripture and the modern world, specifically looking at Acts 6.1-7, 2 Kings 4.1-7, Isaiah 41.17-20, and the story of Joseph in Genesis. You can hear their conversation “World Hunger Campaign Part 2” on our website (or search for it in the archives).

World Renew provides a number of stories of how God is at work through their organization on their website. To get you started, check out “Making Dreams a Reality: Village Savings and Lending in Malawi.”

After the service, our community ate a ration meal together. While we ate a simple bowl of rice and beans, we answered together a number of questions about the experience. To be guided through something similar, check out the following guide.

Do you think that you understand hunger? Canadian Foodgrains Bank explains the difference between acute hunger (what we normally think of) and malnutrition as hunger in “What is hunger?”

Next week we’ll be sharing a number of resources of ways to show and give love.


This post is a continuation in a series that relates to Sunday morning worship services at Christ Community Church in Nanaimo, BC. It share ideas and stories about world hunger.

Abide in and with love

And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he commanded us. All who obey his commandments abide in him, and he aides in them.
-I John 3.23-24a


On Sunday, October 20, 2013, we began a three week World Hunger campaign through World Renew. To learn more and to find resources, visit the World Hunger site.

Pastor Chelsey shared a message from I John 3.11-24 about abiding in God’s love. To hear “World Hunger Campaign Part I” visit our church’s current series website (or search the archives.)

The word “abide” means to have a memory or feeling that lasts– that doesn’t fade away. Take the time to read “Dad loves Ellie” and reflect on how God’s love abides and spreads.

What about ways to show love and that you abide in Christ? Take a cue from the “5 Love Languages of Leviticus.”

Continue to reflect with, “What Does Fruitful Look Like?”


This post is a follow-up to a sermon preached by Rev. Chelsey Harmon at Christ Community Church in Nanaimo, BC. It shares teachings and ideas about God’s love, service and aid.