A new reason to visit Truro’s Cineplex eatre
Like others, I enjoy going to the local Cineplex every now and then to see a good movie. Because of the ages of our children, these movies tend to be mostly PG- or G-rated shows, and I am pretty certain that I have seen just about every cartoon made during the past 13 years.
While the theatre o ers an excellent opportunity to catch the latest blockbuster or hidden gem, there will soon be another great reason to make the journey to our local movie house.
Launching this Sunday, Sept. 16, at Truro’s Cineplex eatre, is a new ministry designed for those who are unsure about Christianity and want to explore faith at their own pace.
This new initiative, called Groundswell, states on their website, “We’re here because we love the people and we care about our community. We’re passionate about creating a place where you can explore faith no matter your background.”
Why did they choose to call this ministry “Groundswell”? e name is taken from the definition that a groundswell is a rapidly growing wave that starts small but grows quickly into a substantial force.
They believe that as Jesus transforms people’s lives they will see our communities changed by the grace and hope of Jesus.
“SO MANY PEOPLE FEEL LIKE LIFE, GOD, OR EVEN CHURCH IS AGAINST THEM. WE WANT THEM TO KNOW THAT THERE IS A PLACE THAT IS FOR THEM.”
is new ministry, which will serve the Truro area, provides two weekly times to get together on Sunday mornings – one opportunity is at 9 a.m. while the other is at 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Tammy Gi en is giving leadership to this ministry, and has a strong team serving with her.
Tammy has lived in central Nova Scotia for almost her entire life.
At the age of 28, Jesus changed her life forever. She spent many years playing in worship bands with her friends before her life took a turn towards pastoral ministry.
Tammy served in two other churches before sensing a call to church planting. Her heart is for unchurched people who have never experienced the love of Jesus.
She is passionate about breaking down barriers that keep people from knowing him. Tammy is married and they have three children. She loves good food, playing music with family, and being a dance mom.
Do you need to dress up to attend Groundswell?
e answer is no. As they state on their website, “We like you just the way you are.”
ere are also programs for kids that are being o ered.
ey will be called GS Kids & GS Kids Jr. and will provide an amazing environment for kids from birth to Grade 5.
If you go to their website and pre- register your kids for this weekend’s launch, they will receive a free movie pass.
As a pastor of another church that has no connection or af liation to Groundswell, and as the author of this article, I have chosen to promote this new initiative, because I am of the rm belief that Truro needs as many strong Jesus-focused churches as possible.
Truro has a lot of ministries and churches, but there are also a lot of folks who are not currently attending anywhere. Groundswell has built its ministry with these folks in mind.
If you are interested, why not check them out and see what Groundswell has to o er.