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Artist Feature: Masani

Every Cypher Church Event we aim to feature artists connected to our community. We believe it’s important to raise the prominence of the arts because beauty is a central part of God’s hope for creation. This month we feature, Masani! Here’s a little bit about her. A native Calgarian who immersed into dancing at the tender age of 3, specializing in West African and Caribbean dance. Upon the introduction to dance, Masani found passion for the West African culture and style. It was through training under Michèle Moss-Johnston at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, she was able to build her foundation....

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Calling the outsiders

This was the message from our June 2nd, Cypher Church Event Here are some questions to ponder about your life. If someone asked you, What are you called to be? What are you about? How would you respond? Do you believe that your gifts, abilities, hey what are you good at, matter? The one act. The one movement. The one moment in time we choose to make the world in our world better. Is that how you’d describe your life? Do you believe in your capabilities? Do you believe you can even make a difference? Maybe in this moment...

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Heaven Now

Last February, we had Emmanuel Jal in for a World Vision event. He had one line that stuck with me. To paraphrase, Many religious people are holding out for heaven later. I believe we can capture heaven now. And he’s absolutely right. A hope that rests on escaping this world to spend eternity in the clouds is a false hope (or rather an incomplete one). In fact, very little about heaven is talked about throughout the Bible. Rather, our hope, which is God’s hope, is about restoring what’s here; this world is going to be redeemed. The Christian hope...

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Cypher Church Fire Event

A spoken word from our last Cypher Church Event. We loosely follow the church calendar which would put this past event at Pentecost--the time when the Spirit of God (symbolized in fire) decends on the people. This moment is regarded as the first group called to be the church. It’s in these days God declares, I will pour out my spirit on all people. Men, women, all taking their voice, in dance, lyric, prose, poems, brushes, photo shots, pencils, pens, song, to announce the dreams and visions they hold. If I may be so bold, When I look at you,...

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Artist Feature: Amber Leigh Bent

One of the critical elements of Cypher Church is to feature artists connected to our community at each gathering. Art and beauty are important components of faith and we want to celebrate these gifts. This past Event we had the pleasure of featuring Amber Leigh Bent. More about her work on canvas, and her stories, found on her Instagram. Some of the most amazing art on canvas and in our lives come from brokenness. The beauty of art tells us that brokenness is not our final destination. There is beauty coming from...

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