Today is a special day – it’s Mother’s Day. It’s a day when we honour our mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers – those who are with us and those who are not. It is also Christian Family Sunday – a day when we give thanks for our families and the importance of faith in our families. Families come in all shapes and sizes. There are many types of families. The Church is like a family too – one big Christian family – gathered here or at other churches – not just in Kamloops but around the world. The one that holds our Christian family together is Jesus Christ. From the scripture reading John15:9-17, we also celebrated “Friends for Life” and during the service the congregation enjoyed images of several long time friendships in the congregation.