Category Archives: Events

Upcoming event at Real Life or in the Christian Community

Nova Scotia Leadership Prayer Breakfast

NSLPB Purpose: To provide a safe place to be inspired, to pray for our leaders, and to consider the love and relevance of Jesus.

Now in our 35th year, join business, political, Church, non-profit and other NS leaders at this celebration. Being held May 5, 2016 at the CUNARD CENTRE, we are delighted to have Brian McConaghy from Ratanak International, as our guest speaker. Brian will speak on a timely and important subject with connections to Halifax.

Linda Carvery will lend her amazing vocals to our event and Mayor Mike Savage will be our MC. We have moved to a new venue for the event and it promises to be a wonderful morning of praise and song with an exceptional speaker. You will leave feeling awesome!

The event runs from 7:30-9:15. Tickets are now on sale at the cost of $40/ ticket and $400 for a table of 10. Ticket prices will increase after April 1.  We are offering our past buyers first crack at the best seats in the house. We value your support over the past few years.

This year, in our effort to support new Syrian families to our area, we are asking for your support by purchasing an extra seat, or donating a seat at your table. We would like to welcome the important new members of HRM to our community and feel this is a great opportunity to introduce them to many leaders in Halifax.

We look forward to seeing you on May 5 at the Cunard Centre

Joint Emergency Management (JEM) team

A message from Mayor Waye Mason

Joint Emergency Management (JEM) team | Wednesday, 30 September 2015 at 6pm, Halifax Central Library Lindsay Children’s Room
Come to our information meeting about setting up a Joint Emergency Management (JEM) team.  This is a community-based volunteer organization that works with HRM’s EMO.  This is great way for involved citizens to educate friends, family and neighbours in preparedness for emergencies.  JEM’s motto is “neighbours helping neighbours”.  During emergencies, residents in affected communities need to be prepared to help themselves and to assist others.

We are really hoping some members of faith based groups are interested, as our friends in rural Halifax have said, for this to work we need both people and buildings to help make our community a safer place!

Contra Dancing

CONTRA FEST 2015 – Dance Events Overview

All dances and workshops $10 at the door; giant Saturday dance is $15.

5-event packages for $45 until Sept 15 at:

MAIN EVENTS FOR DANCERS:  Festival details & maps at

Sunday Sept 27 – First Baptist Church 1300 Oxford Street, Halifax
2:30-5:00 pm – Contra Roots and Relatives Workshop
5:30-7:00 pm – Potluck Dinner
7:30-10:30 pm – Contra and Cousins Dance – a dance variety night!

Monday Sept 28 – Prospect Road Community Centre, 2141 Prospect Rd
4:00-5:00 pm  – Hike at High Head (meet in centre parking lot at 3:45)
5:30-6:30 pm – Local flavours dinner at the community centre ($12-$15)
6:30-8:00 pm – Fun-focused, family-friendly dance

Tuesday Sept 29 – Dartmouth High School, 95 Victoria Road
7:30-10:00 pm – Community Fundraiser Dance at Dartmouth High

Wednesday Sept 30 – Wolfville Farmers’ Market, 24 Elm St, Wolfville, NS
5:30-7:00 pm – Farmers’ Market Supper ($12)
7:30-10:30 pm – Valley Harvest Contra Dance

Thursday Oct 1 – All Nations Church, 2535 Robie Street, Halifax
7:30-10:30 pm – “MUC-ky Dance!” (Modern Urban Contra)

Friday Oct 2 – All Nations Church, 2535 Robie Street, Halifax
7:30-10:30 pm – Dress Up & Dance Party featuring local N. S. talent

Saturday Oct 3 – St. Andrew’s Church, 6036 Coburg Road, Halifax
10 am-Noon – Contra Styling Workshop
2:00-4:00 pm – Challenging & Quirky Contras Workshops
5:30-7:00 pm – Potluck Dinner
7:30-10:30 pm – Giant Grand Finale Contra Dance with open band


Friday October 16th and Saturday October 17th – Restoring The Foundations Training Seminar (“Keys to Victorious Living Seminar”) at First Congregational Church, 1871 Seldon Street, Halifax. $50 per person.
Issue-Focused Ministry: Strong and mature lay people are trained to support the pastoral care of the Church to augment the ongoing nurture and counseling ministry of the local church.Please pre-register by contacting Claudette at or phone (902) 423-8681. See:

Friday October 23rd to Sunday October 25th – Restoring The Foundations (RTF) Activation Weekend (“Issue-Focused Training”) at First Congregational Church, 1871 Seldon Street, Halifax. $100 per person. Deeper Ministry: In-depth ministry for individuals and couples over a period of days in a retreat format. Several HRM ministry couples have been blessed already! Please pre-register by contacting Claudette at or phone (902) 423-8681. See: Preparing Issue-Focused Prayer Counsellors.

Arrowhead 2015 Circle Summit

Here is a message from Arrowhead:
“Arrowhead is hosting some very important meetings  in October, and I wanted to take the opportunity to remind you of them. The fall tends to be a season when many churches will turn their attention to missions and consider some very important aspects of ministry related to fulfilling the Great Commission. With this in mind, we have invited several keynote speakers to join us for three days in October to look at the role of the Church in the Great Commission and just what can be done to fulfill it here in Atlantic Canada, cross culturally, among our First Nations people.
The conference is planned for Thursday afternoon to Saturday at lunch time (October 22-24) to make it as accessible as possible to pastors and church leaders; though the conference is not limited to those folks – we would encourage you to send along lay people from your churches as well.
What a better way to consider missions this fall than to come and hear from some local pastors and First Nations believers about just how desperately the Gospel is needed right here – and what can be done.
Space is limited – so register as early as possible to ensure you don’t miss out. You can read more about the Circle Summit on our event page HERE:

Hong Kong English Camp Mission 2015

The Hong Kong English Camp Mission:
We’re looking for ten young Christian adults aged 18-28 for a five week mission trip in July and August.The Objectives;
1.  To provide the Hong Kong students with the opportunity to come in contact with young people whose native language is English.
2.  To allow the students a chance to practice conversational English with young people from overseas.
3.  To create an environment where learning English is fun and exciting; and to allow the students a chance to learn from the leaders…their culture, customs and beliefs.
4.  To tell the students about Jesus.
5.  To value the students by allowing them to share  with the leaders about their culture, customs and habits.

The cost is mostly covered by the Hong Kong Schools, ie. the cost of the plane ticket , accommodations and food.  Each leader needs only provide $750 plus spending money ($300 to $500) which can easily be fundraised.

Training begins soon so all interested in knowing more  please come to the 2nd information session on Sunday March 15th, from2pm to 4pm at the Halifax Vineyard Church, 1129 Sackville Drive.

Prophetic Worship

The Sifnakises and the Eksteens are organizing a prophetic worship night Friday, June 28th, 7pm at First Congregational.  It’s a call for God’s presence to come heavier and spread.  They’ll be introducing the vision for Jesus Fest and Shushan, as well.

Dinner at the Eksteens

Charl and Jodi Eksteen are opening up there house for whoever wants to come and share a meal together.  You don’t have to bring anything but your appetite!  It starts at 6:00 and goes until about 8:00 (they have young children).  They live at 24 Lanigan Ct., Halifax.,+Halifax+NS&aq=&sll=44.651498,-63.626352&sspn=0.011861,0.03298&vpsrc=0&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=24+Lanigan+Ct,+Halifax,+Nova+Scotia+B3N+1A9,+Canada&t=m&z=16

Hope to see you there!

Family Sunday

In between our Modular cycles, we gather together to share testimonies about what God has been doing in our lives and share the Lord’s table together.  This is a great time of singing, prayer and fellowship as a family of believers.  Come join us and celebrate together.