As we come to the end of 2023 our hearts overflow with gratitude and joy as we reflect on the unwavering faithfulness and generosity that characterize the spirit of our church family.
This year had no shortage of challenges for us to navigate. From continued venue changes to the multiple natural disasters to hit Halifax this year, together we got to the other side while helping both friends and strangers.
This year also had some brilliant moments to celebrate. We won’t soon forget our “Tables” series potluck, Easter at The Cohn filled with people and praise, baptisms, dedications, backpack handouts and celebrating our 6th birthday.
Your faithfulness and passion for both your faith and our collective mission here at Nova has been remarkable in both times of joy and moments of challenge. Together, we have worshiped, welcomed many guests, provided community for all ages, helped our city practically and elevated God’s word.
We are particularly moved by your generosity, which has enabled us to carry out the various ministries and outreach programs that make a tangible impact in our local community and beyond. Your sacrificial giving has not only sustained the day-to-day operations of our church but has also allowed us to extend a helping hand to those in need.
The Apostle Paul, in his letter to the Corinthians, wrote, “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7). Your cheerful giving is inspiring to see and has helped us in our assignment here in Halifax.
As your pastors, we are humbled and inspired by your example. Your commitment to prayer, your acts of kindness, and your financial contributions all play a crucial role in the flourishing of our church and the fulfillment of its mission. We are privileged to serve alongside such a remarkable congregation.
As we approach the Christmas season and close out the year we want you to know that you are at the top of our list of blessings. Your love, support, and generosity have not gone unnoticed, and we thank God for each one of you. Let us continue to press on in unity, faith, and love, knowing that God is faithful and will continue to guide and bless our church family.
We pray God’s grace and goodness over you
Pastors Mike and Nancy
Here are some of the ways we did that in 2023
in Our Community
Backpacks given to families
Emergency Aid to Families
Grocery Assistance to families
Pastoral Care and Mental Health Support
Through your generosity and faithfulness in giving to Nova Church, we are enabled not only to be generous to the community but to our “neighbours”.
FOSTER PARENTS ASSOC.
Port city Church
Missions Canada Workers
When you add it all up we put
into Nova Goes (external Ministry) iniatives
These are examples of the “fruit” that we have produced as a church. Year in an out, as we see growth in these areas, we know it is because of the healthy growth happening inside our community. Thank you for your commitment to growth, and your overflow of generosity.
Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.
“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.
2023 was a year full of growth across every area of church life.
Despite fires, floods, and displacement – you as a church pressed into God remaining in him, dedicated to growth, and overflowing in fruitfulness.
NOVA GROUPS Across the Year
Dishes brought to our family dinner
New Dream Team Members Added
PEOPLE IN A SINGLE SERVICE
The largest service Nova has EVER had
We invite you to continue to find your next step to engage more deeply in community. Whether that is making weekly attendance a priority, finding a nova group, or joining the dream team and serving, we would love to help you go deeper.
please email email@example.com with the subject “NEXT STEPS” and let us know how we can help.
We believe that all of the growth we have seen in our community comes as a result of people taking personal ownership of their discipleship to Jesus.
Bibles Taken since May 2023
People engaged in 14 Day SOAP DEVOTIONAL
Different People Attended Next Steps
Different People Engaged in Nova Groups
What does it look like to live out every day faith with Jesus at the center? It looks like building a life his way, according to his example, and through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
The temptation to build our own way and ask God to bless it is strong. What we discover though, is that life with Jesus at the center ends up being the best kind of life.
This has been a landmark series for our church, and we encourage you to listen back to it as we close off the year.
The Prayer Room began as a cry for more of the move of God in the lives of our staff in 2021. This has only grown stronger over the years, and in 2023 we continued to put into practice submission to the Lordship of Jesus, and dependance on the Holy Spirit through prayer.
We have seen some huge shifts, and ground taken over the year, and invite you to make prayer part of your routine and rhythm next year.
To find a prayer time that you can engage with, or to express interest in leading a prayer time follow the link below.
Jesus invites us to live an abundant life (exceeding in quality). As we study his way of living, and his commands to us one thing becomes clear: it’s not hard – it’s impossible.
In our own effort and strength, we CANNOT live out what Jesus invites us into. Here’s the good news: he doesn’t expect us to.
Discover what dependance on the Holy Spirit and a life empowered by Him looks like. We encourage you to listen back as we launch into a new year.
NOVEMBER 2022 – OCTOBER 2023
Total Operational Revenue
LEGACY GIVING RECEIVED
(over and above operational revenue)
NOVEMBER 2022 – OCTOBER 2023
Total Operational EXPENSE
ON CAFE SUPPLIES
Cost to provide church services
(online and in person)
Cost of event
As we prepare to start 2024 we are looking ahead to what God wants to do and dreaming of what it could look like. As we start our legacy giving for the year, would you consider joining us in leaving a mark and building a legacy!
Mike and Nancy Miller
HOW TO GIVE
you can send e-transfers to
**This is a preferred method of giving as it carries with it no fee per transaction.
you can send cheques made out to “NOVA CHURCH” and send to:
Suite 170, 2 Bluewater road, Bedford Nova Scotia B4B 1G7
Before or after any Nova Church Service, you can speak with one of our team to give in person. Please look for the giving banner in the Lobby.
However you give, should you desire to give toward the legacy fund please note “LEGACY” with your method of payment.
Please note: Only Donations received before December 31st will be receipted for 2023.