COVID-19 Response (Updated March 14)
Dear Whistler Church Family, As a church, we continue to pay close attention to the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds by the day. We are following updates and information about the most recent developments from the Provincial Health Officer, the BC Centre for Disease Control, and Coastal Health. We are also receiving advice from our extended church family as to how best respond. As a church we want our response to be guided by two imperatives from scripture. The first imperative is to not be afraid. We know that we live in a world broken by sin, and that we should expect that brokenness to frustrate and complicate our lives. We remember that we dwell in the shadow of the most high, and we need not fear terror, pestilence or plague (Psalm 91). As the world’s
confidence in technology, finance and governments is shaken, we know that we are in good hands. The power of God is greater than any virus or even death itself. While our response to this situation is aggressive, it is not a response of panic. The second imperative is to love our neighbours as ourselves. We don’t want to be responsible for the spread of this virus which has the potential to cause the suffering and death of others. To this end, we have decided to suspend our Sunday gatherings at Myrtle Philip until further notice.This does not mean that we are canceling church, however. The church is not a building, nor is it a Sunday morning event. The Church is a people brought together in response to the love and grace of God, and we will carry on being, though for the next number of weeks things are going to look different. We are working on setting up a live stream for 10 A.M. tomorrow morning so that we can worship, pray and grow in the Word together. A link will be posted on facebook and our website once we have everything set up.  Life is going to feel different for some time. As this situation unfolds, let us be people of remarkable faith, hope and love. God is still God and we are still his church, called to be his witnesses in this world.

With love from the Leadership Team: Jon Pasiuk, Kelvin Peters, Bryan Reimer, Steve Antil, Craig Smith

I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.       Romans 8:38-39
 

Jon Pasiuk
Whistler Community Church
604-798-3861
whistlerchurch.ca
We meet on Sunday, 10am
Myrtle Philip Community School
6195 Lorimer Road, Whistler
 
Check out our ‘events page’ to see what else we are up to in the community 
 
IMAGE: JOSH DOOLEY PHOTO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CONNECT

 

THE FUTURE

 
Whistler Community Church has been a part of the the Whistler community for four decades, yet our presence has been minimized by our lack of a permanent location. We don’t want to be hidden. We want people to know that there is a church in Whistler, a place to learn, pray, worship, grow, serve and find care.
 
 
 
 
 

The Gift

In the mid 1990s the leadership began to pursue a permanent home and ministry base for the church. The Den Duyf family generously donated 1.74 acres of land in the White Gold neighbourhood and began the arduous process of rezoning a residential property to facilitate a religious institution. After a two year application process involving council hearings, consultation with neighbours and the construction of a bus shelter to benefit the community, the rezoning application was granted.
 

Finishing What We Started

It has been twenty years since we were gifted this land and began the process of rezoning and building a fund for construction. Because of the hard work, vision and commitment to the ministry of the church, Whistler Church has a piece of land worth almost $2 million that is both centrally located and zoned for church use. This is not a new project, it is a longstanding dream whose time has come.  
 

Why Move Forward Now?

The best reason for a church to build is to create ministry capacity – spaces where the mandate to make disciples and teach can be accomplished. Myrtle Philip Community Centre has been able to meet many of our needs but the community centre comes with limitations, particularly outside of Sunday morning. Future growth and ministry opportunities can be better facilitated when we have our own purpose-built space accessible to us seven days a week.
 

Join With Us

We would love for you to join will us as we pursue our vision of a permanent home in Whistler. Here are a few ways you can do that:
  • Prayer – we ask those who attend the church and support the ministry of the church to join us in praying for wisdom, unity, provision and resilience in the face of opposition.
  • Thoughtfully consider the implications and opportunities this building will create. The leadership team will be in contact with the church family to ask for your thoughts.
  • Spread the word – this is a church that has blessed many people in the past, and we want invite our extended family to invest in its future.
  • Ask yourself what role God is asking you to play in the future growth and ministry of the church.
If you would like to find out more, please email us at admin@whistlerchurch.ca

 

IDENTITY
 
Whistler Community Church is made up of a diverse group of people who believe in the saving power of Jesus Christ. We are a mix of sinners, saints & skeptics. We live to see Jesus’ name honoured and long to live in a way that spreads His love throughout Whistler. We are committed to Whistler, to its beautiful mountains, lakes, valleys and the amazing mix of people that call this place home.

 

 
Our Values:

God  is the creator of Heaven and Earth and He is our Father who loves us. We want to give Him honour and praise by laying down our lives for Him and each other.

Jesus Christ
is our king who rescued us and gave us peace with God. We need Him and invite Him to shape who we are when everyone or no one is watching. Jesus is our leader and example – our true North.

The Holy Spirit

is in us and among us. He is our helper, teacher and comforter in life. We want to grow in hearing Him speak to us and through us, and we want Him to guide us and lead us as we’re following Jesus Christ.

Prayer

connects us with God, His Kingdom and His will. Prayer orients us to God. No matter what our circumstances are, we strive to always communicate with God and include Him in every aspect of our lives.

The Bible

is God’s revelation of Himself, His character and His plans. We believe we need to be formed by His word, so we receive it with respect, humility and thankfulness.

We are a family

and we see each person as a vital part of the family God has called us to be. No matter who we are or what we do, we are equal as children of God when we receive Jesus as our Saviour. This affects how we treat each other, talk to each other, and about each other. There is a place for everyone who wants to belong to the family.

Love is integral.

If we have all the knowledge, skills, strategies and gifts in the world but don’t have love, we are nothing. Christ’s love must drive us in every encounter with each other. When relationships get challenging, we don’t give up- we lean in together as we seek peace and unity.

Authenticity.

Without it we are fooling ourselves. We want to cultivate an open and caring community where we help each other to overcome our struggles – the obvious ones and the hidden ones. We’re in this together, and we’ll work through everything with love.

Discipleship.

We follow Jesus, and we encourage and challenge each other to become more like Him. This happens in many ways- we serve together, learn together, play together, worship together, open our homes and pray together. Jesus uses His Spirit, His Word, His creation and His people to disciple us. We need to embrace it all because it leads us to Him.

Integrity.

We are called to be whole and undivided; having Jesus’s standards as our standards. We desire and need to be accountable to each other so that we aren’t hindered by our blind spots and stuck in patterns God wants to free us from.

Humility.

God calls us to be humble. We believe in encouraging and serving each other, lifting up those around us and not ourselves. In a world mainly focused on self, we want to be a church living for something bigger than ourselves. We seek to give the honour to God.

Good news is here!

We’re proud of the good news about Jesus Christ because He is the hope for every person in every situation in the world. Jesus came to save us, heal us and set us free. We want to share this life of freedom and life in a relevant way to our friends and to the strangers who don’t know Jesus- to be examples to follow in how we love, serve and care for those around us. Jesus in us, is the hope for this world. We don’t just talk; we walk.

We love our community

and our focus is to love and serve our community like Jesus loves us, and shows us how to serve. This means we are intentional in reaching out to those around us no matter what they think of Jesus. God’s goodness leads people to a place where He can meet them. We are broken people saved by grace, and we want to show people the one true, loving God.

We belong to the world wide family of Jesus Christ.

We support and care for those in need; whether in our local community or on the other side of the world. We invite and welcome people from all different traditions and backgrounds to share life with us. Jesus is the way, truth and life, and in the midst of our differences we gather around Him with patience, love and understanding so He can shape us into who He has created us to be.

We serve the global body of Jesus Christ.

We don’t exist for our own sake, but to empower, equip and bless everyone who journeys with us. We want to open our homes and lives to people who come to our town so they can experience the love of Christ through us and discover God’s calling on their lives, wherever He may take them.

 

GIVING 
 
Thank you for considering to partner with us!
 
 
GIVE ONLINE:  
 
 
There are a few options for how you can contribute financially to the work at Whistler Community Church:
 
  • We have an “Offering Box” at the back of our service each Sunday. Cash, debit, credit accepted. Please write your name on the debit/credit slip before dropping it in the donation box as to receive charitable receipt.
  • A cheque can be made payable to “Whistler Community Church” and mailed to PO Box 543, Whistler, BC, V0N 1B3.

Latest Sermon Series: “Ephesians” 

 

Can’t make it on Sunday? Want to hear the message again? Follow along with us as we journey together. 
We are currently in a sermon series going through the book of Ephesians. 
 
 
For previous sermon series please visit the ‘sermon archive’ located underneath the ‘Church Online’ tab. 
 

 

 

 

LEADERSHIP

 

Jon Pasiuk 

Lead Pastor
(pictured with his wife, Stephanie, and kids Natalia, Josiah & Micah)
Where are you from Jon?
Born and raised in B.C., I spent most of the last decade in Chilliwack.
What brought you to Whistler?
By the time I finished High School I began to feel that God was calling me to work in the church. That took me to Briercrest and Trinity Western (shout out to all General Studies Undergrads!), then eventually on to an M.A. (Liberty Theological Seminary) and a M.Div (Briercrest Seminary). I learned a lot in my first few years of pastoral ministry and was mentored by some very fine people at The Life Centre and Northview Community Church in Abbotsford. In October 2014, God brought Stephanie, Natalia and myself to Whistler to serve his kingdom here and make this our new home. 
What are you about?
I want people to know Jesus- not to just believe that He exists or that He really did everything that the Bible says He did, but to know that everything Jesus is about is good news for us. I want people to know that every time we gather, worship, give, serve and say yes to Him and no to sin, we are doing what we were made to do. When Jesus is our master, we are in good hands and He will look after us far better than we ever can trying to manage on our own. 
What should people know about you?
I am a glutton for facts and information. I hate feeling ignorant and I would really like to have an encyclopedic knowledge of everything.
Where do you hang out?
I live in Cheakamus, so I can often be found at Camp Coffee. I also enjoy Purebread, but maybe a bit too much and its for the better if I don’t go there too often.  I also like to make sawdust in my wood shop when I have the time.
How to contact Jon:
jon@whistlerchurch/ (604) 798-3861
Kelvin Peters
Associate Pastor
 
 
Where are you from Kelvin?
I was born and raised on the family farm north of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. I moved to Vancouver in 2014 and then up to Whistler in 2015. 
What brought you to Whistler?
Originally it was a job and snowboarding, but I soon realized God had other plans for my life; this included declaring Him as Lord over my life instead of myself, and discovering what a relationship with Him is about. I came to “the end of myself” and found faith in January of 2015.
What should people know about you?
I have a passion for the great outdoors which gets me out camping, running, snowboarding and travelling to many amazing spots in BC and overseas. I long to see more people discover what the Church is for and not merely what it is against. Life with Jesus is all the more full and abundant than without. Although I will fall short of His example over and over, I aim to incorporate Him into daily life no matter the task or activity. I love my wife Heidi, my newborn son Lucas, extended family, church family and friends because He loved me first. 
Where do you hang out?
Snowboarding Whistler/ Blackcomb (secret powder stashes 😉 , single track bike trails, a good assortment of coffee shops, lakeshores. 
How to contact Kelvin: 
kelvin@whistlerchurch.ca / 204-249-0700

Directions

Mailing Address: PO Box 543, Whistler, BC, V0N 1B0
Service is held at: 6195 Lorimer Rd, Whistler
 

Jon Pasiuk / Lead Pastor        

jon@whistlerchurch.ca / 604 798 3861

 

Kelvin Peters / Associate Pastor

 

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EVENTS

Many of our events planned for Spring/Summer are cancelled or postponed until further notice due to COVID-19