Author - Preston Pouteaux

Preston PouteauxPreston is a pastor at Lake Ridge Community Church in Chestermere and experiments mostly in the intersection of faith and neighbourhood. Into the Neighbourhood explores how we all contribute to creating a healthy and vibrant community. Preston is also a beekeeper; a reminder that small things make a big difference.

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Neighbour Day, April 25th

A friend of mine in Edmonton had a crazy idea, she decided one cold winter day to invite all of her neighbours over for a pre-Christmas party. She had never...

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Villagers at Heart

I had the privilege of joining in a number of meaningful conversations when Chestermere was discussing whether it should become a city or not. In almost every...

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Stories and Trust

I like that saying, “You don’t fear people whose stories you know.” I have come to believe that listening brings people together and that...

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Insured by Each Other

Not many years ago, a friend of mine lost her home to a fire here in Chestermere. A blaze broke out and she had to flee with her family and only a handful of...

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The Friendliest!!!

It was an open dirt patch on the edge of town, nothing more than a stripped-down field, really. Plows stood still along the edge while a lone digger puffed...

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Feeling Seen

Years ago I lived in Vancouver, right near the University of British Columbia. Most mornings I would join the herd of students as we would all wait in the rain...

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The Gracious Neighbourhood

As a boy I never really thought of the importance of neighbours in my life; the collection of friends and strangers that lived in my crescent were just the...


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