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| BUSINESS | CONCERTS & MUSIC | CONFERENCES/MEETINGS | MOVIES |
| PRAYER | SUPPORT GROUPS | WOMEN | YOUTH

BUSINESS

Canadian Christian Business Federation
Monthly Morning Meetings

Local chapters of The Canadian Christian Business Federation host monthly morning breakfast meetings for Christian business and professional leaders, men and women, in select Southern Ontario cities. For more information, or to inquire about starting a CCBF chapter in your community, visit www.ccbf.org.

CONCERTS & MUSIC

The River - Season 8
Tuesdays @ 7:00pm
[Starts Jan. 16, 2024]
Midweek worship has arrived in the Durham Region! You’ll find us at the Canada Christian College auditorium, 300 Water Street, Whitby.
The River exists so you can come before God in the middle of the week, leave everything else at the door, and encounter Him in a personal and meaningful way. Expect to hear your favourite current worship songs and get ready to worship. Things might get a little loud!
www.theriverworship.ca.

Whitby Christian Coffeehouse
Saturdays; 7:30-9:30pm

The Coffee House is an outreach ministry of Durham Full Gospel Church focused on spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was established over thirty-eight years ago and is still going strong. Halfway through the evening there is a 15-minute break for refreshments and fellowship. Each night there is a different Christian group ministering through songs and testimonies of what the Lord has done in their lives. Held at 419 Brock St North, Whitby. For the current schedule of performing artists, visit www.durhamfullgospelchurch.org.

PowerUp Gospel 2024
February 21-25, 2024

Canada’s Premier Gospel Music Conference celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The Toronto Mass Choir (TMC) presents another awesome Gospel music workshop in cooperation with the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design at York University. With special guest clinician Isaac Cates. One low registration cost covers the entire conference! www.powerupgospel.ca.

Lauren Daigle: The Kaleidoscope Tour
Sunday, March 10, 2024; 7:00pm

With Blessing Offor. At Scotiabank Arena, Toronto. www.ticketmaster.com.

Kingdom Bound Festival 2024
July 29-31, 2024

Three incredible days of Live Concerts, Art, Teaching and more! All with complete access to Darien Lake Amusement and Water Parks in upstate New York! Over 50 Bands, Artists and Speakers, including Cece Winans, Casting Crowns, Anne Wilson, Matt Maher, and many more. Join thousands of Christian music fans! www.kingdombound.org.

CONFERENCES/MEETINGS

2024 NRB Convention
February 20-23, 2024 | Nashville, TN

NRB 2023 is the premier conference for Christian communicators. Whether you work in radio, TV, film, church media, or digital marketing, the NRB International Christian Media Convention is a can’t-miss event. www.nrbconvention.org.

Tyndale Intercultural Leadership Conference
Thursday, February 22, 2024

Join leaders who are working in intercultural spaces to dialogue about what is going well, what is challenging and what is emerging. At this conference, you will dialogue with other leaders in facilitated conversation spaces for shared wisdom, best practices and hear stories of hope-filled opportunities for cultivating belonging in intercultural spaces. www.tyndale.ca/tilc.

Today’s Teens Conference
Sat., February 24, 2024; 9:00am-6:00pm

The Today’s Teens Conference is the longest running Youth Ministry training conference in Canada, started by John Wilkinson with a committed to provide those ministering to youth with the latest research, awareness of trends, resourcing on practical skill development and awareness of what it takes to relevantly reach and disciple the next generation. With speakers Ebonie Davis, Ho-Ming Tsui, Jason Persaud and more. www.todaysteens.ca.

The 2023 Toronto Prayer Breakfast
Tuesday, March 5, 2024; 7:00-9:00am

The Toronto Prayer Breakfast provides an opportunity for Churches and Christian organizations to join with the business community, government leaders and local citizens, in prayer, fellowship, Christian love and shared faith. Keynote speaker: Desiree Sills. Worship: The Tyndale Singers. Tickets: $40. Table of 10: $400. Tickets and tables available online. Held at Brighton Convention and Event Centre in Scarborough.
www.torontoprayerbreakfast.com.

The Ontario Prayer Breakfast
Thursday, March 7, 2024: 7:15am

For over 50 years, Christians have gathered in downtown Toronto to share breakfast, pray for our provincial government leaders and be inspired. Individuals leave their titles, positions, and aspirations behind to listen to a message of faith. Tickets: $70, Table of 10: $700. Held at the Sheraton Centre Hotel. www.ontarioprayerbreakfast.com.

National March for Life
Thursday, May 9, 2024

The National March for Life in Ottawa, typically the largest annual protest on Parliament Hill, takes place in May to mark the passing of the 1969 omnibus bill which decriminalized abortion. Pro-lifers rally in front of our Parliament building and march through downtown Ottawa, demanding that our political representatives fight for the right to life of every human being.The National March for Life is organized by Campaign Life Coalition. The event is a forum for pro-life Canadians to demand justice for the 100,000 children who are killed in their mothers’ wombs each year across Canada. Abortion is fully funded by taxpayers for any reason or no reason at all, right up to the moment of birth. www.marchforlife.ca.

The Big Give
Saturday, June 1, 2024

The Big Give believes that kindness and generosity are an integral part of our Christian faith. Every year, the group mobilize churches across the country to bless their neighbourhoods through a unified day of giving extravagantly – everything is free! To find out more about having your church or ministry join in, visit www.thebiggive.ca.

Jesus In The City Parade
Saturday, September 7, 2024; Noon-4pm

Festival of Praise International again joins with churches across Toronto for its annual Jesus In the City Parade. The parade starts in front of the Ontario Parliament at Queen’s Park and winds through the busiest downtown intersections of our city proclaiming the love of Jesus. Grab your comfortable shoes (it’s a 3km walk) and prep your voice for praise. To register your church or ministry to participate in the parade, call 416- 770-8699 or visit www.jesusinthecity.com.

MARRIAGE/COUPLES

The Datenight Tour 2024
The Datenight Tour is taking flight again and set to return across Canada! Featuring comedians Joey ILO, Christian McCartney, Timmy Boyle and Todd Gale this two-hour event features two to three live comedians with a new game show and updated photo wall. Tickets start at only $20 per person and, like most years, the events often sell out! www.funandfaith.com

The Datenight Tour - Toronto
Saturday, February 10, 2024; 6:00 p.m.

Featuring Joey ILO, Christian McCartney & Timmy Boyle. Held at The Stone Church.

The Datenight Tour - Oshawa
Sunday, February 11, 2024; 6:00 p.m.

Featuring Joey ILO, Christian McCartney & Timmy Boyle. Held at King Street Community Church.

The Datenight Tour - Brampton
Wednesday, February 14, 2024; 7:00 p.m.

Featuring Joey ILO, Christian McCartney & Timmy Boyle. Held at Bramalea Baptist Church.

The Datenight Tour - St. Catharines
Sunday, February 18, 2024; 6:00 p.m.

Featuring Joey ILO, Christian McCartney & Timmy Boyle. Held at Bethany Community Church.

The Datenight Tour - Markham
Saturday, February 24, 2024; 7:00 p.m.

Featuring Joey ILO, Christian McCartney, Timmy Boyle & Todd Gale. Held at Unionville Alliance Church.

Together for Good Marriage Workshop
Saturday, February 24, 2024; 9:00am-4:30pm

This one-day marriage workshop is your chance to reconnect, improve your communication and discover more joy for the lifetime you share!
The teaching is super practical and packed full of biblical wisdom, personal stories and relationship principles from the best current research. As you make this incredible investment in your relationship, the speaker-couples (see their bios below), will guide you through five sessions, giving you practical tools, exercises and guided conversations (just between you two) to help you grow a healthier, more joy-filled and resilient marriage.
This Together for Good workshop is being hosted in partnership between FamilyLife Canada and New Hope Fellowship (at Light Presbyterian Church) 6965 Professional Ct, Mississauga. Cost is $80. per couple. Register at www.familylifecanada.com

MEN

Iron Sharpens Iron 1 Day Conference -Buffalo
Saturday, March 16, 2024; 8:30am-3:30pm

Iron Sharpens Iron is a first class one-day equipping conference for men of all ages! With nationally-known Presenters and 16 different equipping seminars. www.ironsharpensiron.net.

MOVIES

The Chosen - Season 4
Theatrical release: February 1, 2024

Clashing kingdoms. Rival rulers. The enemies of Jesus close in while His followers struggle to keep up, leaving him to carry the burden alone. Threatened by the reality of Jesus’ growing influence, religious leaders do the unthinkable—ally with their Roman oppressors. As the seeds of betrayal are planted and opposition to Jesus’ message turns violent, he’s left with no alternative but demand his followers rise up. www.thechosen.tv.

Ordinary Angels
Theatrical Release: February 23, 2024

Based on a remarkable true story, Ordinary Angels centers on Sharon (Hilary Swank), a fierce but struggling hairdresser who discovers a renewed sense of purpose when she meets Ed (Alan Ritchson), a widower working hard to make ends meet for his two daughters. With his youngest daughter waiting for a liver transplant, Sharon sets her mind to helping the family and will move mountains to do it. What unfolds is the inspiring tale of faith, everyday miracles, and ordinary angels. www.ordinaryangels.movie.

PRAYER

24 Hour Worshippers Toronto
Monthly

The mission of 24HW is to exalt God through worship and prayer as one body, while standing in the gap for the city, the country and the church. Worship and prayer teams from congregations in Toronto take 2-hour slots and pray through a weekend each month, starting on Friday at 7:00pm and running for 24 hours. www.24hourworshippers.com.

ACSI Day of Prayer
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

The ACSI Day of Prayer is an annual event that advances Christ-centered education by advocating through prayer. These past few school years have presented many unique challenges, but God has given our school communities the strength to overcome adversities and pursue new opportunities. We encourage you to join ACSI when we unite across the globe to pray for Christ-centered education. www.acsi.org/day-of-prayer

Intercession For Israel
Sundays, Monthly; 2:00-4:00pm

Join us for a special time of in person prayer for Israel, Jerusalem and ICEJ Canada monthly on Sundays. www.icej.ca.

40 Days for Life
February 14 to March 24, 2024

The visible, public centerpiece of 40 Days for Life is a focused, 40-day, non-stop, round-the-clock prayer vigil outside an abortion facility in your community. It is a peaceful and educational presence. Those who are called to stand witness during this 24-hour-a-day presence send a powerful message to the community about the tragic reality of abortion. www.40daysforlife.com.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Alpha
Alpha is an 11-week course that creates a space, online or in person, where people are excited to bring their friends for a conversation about life, faith and Jesus. The same Alpha content is run all over the world, by Christians of all traditions, and provides a common expression of faith. Over 1 million people in Canada have experienced Alpha, and millions more have taken Alpha in over 100 countries and over 100 languages around the globe. Find a local Alpha course at www.alphacanada.org.

DivorceCare
DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. Find a local group at www.divorcecare.org.

DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K)
Are your children angry, hurt, and confused about your separation or divorce? A DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) support group is a safe, fun place where your children can learn skills that will help them heal. DC4K groups blend, games, music, stories, videos and discussion to help kids process the divorce and move forward. Groups meet weekly and are designed for children ages 5-12. Find a local group at www.dc4k.org.

GriefShare
GriefShare is a weekly support group for those facing the loss of a loved one through death. You will be most welcomed into a warm caring environment in which you can receive hope and encouragement by relating to others who are facing similar emotions. Find a local GriefShare group at www.griefshare.org.

Parents of Human Trafficking Victims: Online Support Group
First and Third Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 pm (Family members suffer greatly when a loved one becomes entangled in the sex trade. If you are a parent or family member of a young person exploited in this way, we offer a safe space for you to be understood. Zoom in or meet with us in person to process your feelings without fear of judgment. We also work with families, individually, to bring an end to the exploitation. Parents Hope is part of the Christian ministry of Lifeworthy - SIM Canada. For more info, please email Lynda at parents.hope@lifeworthy.ca or visit: www.lifeworthy.ca.

Pure Desire
Pure Desire Ministries International is a biblically-based and clinically-informed ministry committed to true revival in the church through the healing of the present day epidemic of sexual brokenness. Pure Desire groups offer a roadmap to recovery from sexual addiction, betrayal, and relationship issues by providing a safe, confidential place to process your life story: learning how family of origin, traumatic experiences, and wounding messages impact relationships. www.puredesire.org/join-a-group.

Sharing The Burden
There is Hope! Come and take life-healing steps. Addiction, anxiety, depression, co-dependency. Don’t be alone with it any longer. Group support, all welcome. email: scott@sharingtheburden.ca or visit www.sharingtheburdenradio.org.

WOMEN

PraiseMoves
PraiseMoves, called the Christian alternative to Yoga, is a series of stretching and strength-building postures, each linked to a verse of Scripture we focus upon while doing the posture. Classes include PraiseMoves Gold (for seniors and anyone with limited physical mobility) PraiseMoves, PraiseBarre (a fusion of PraiseMoves and Barre exercises to Power up your workout with low impact high intensity exercises) and MIRA! (dance as a celebration of Praise to the Lord.) Classes are held at Richview Church, 1548 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke. An exercise mat is recommended. Held at Richview Baptist Church, 1548 Kipling Ave, Etobicoke. Cost: Free. For more info contact: Inez Cann RN, CPI, CMI (Certified PraiseMoves and Mira Instructor) 416-237-1794 or email inezcann@hotmail.com. www.praisemoves.com.

Moms in the Making Christian Infertility Support Group
First and Third Tuesdays; 7:00pm

Moms in the Making exists to support and encourage women on their journey to becoming a mom by sharing the hope and truth of God’s Word. One way we accomplish this mission is by hosting in-person groups, which meet twice a month as we together focus on scripture and our hope in Jesus. Moms in the Making groups are for married women who, in partnership with their husband, are looking to expand their family. Whether you are taking a natural approach or pursuing treatments, adoption, foster care or a different route, you are welcome. The Newmarket, Ontario group which meets at 7pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. www.momsinthemaking.com/ontario.

YOUTH

Outpour
Saturday, March 2, 2024

A conference for young adults dedicated to inspiring young adults to live passionately and purposefully for Christ in whatever context their lives flow into. This year’s Outpour conference will be held at 2700 Bristol Circle in Oakville. www.outpour.ca.

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