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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

 

Inspirational Music In the Park

Tuesdays, June through August; 7:00pm

A Summer Gospel concert series at Gage Park in Brampton. Free admission and parking available at Brampton City Hall. Over 80 different performing artists. Refreshments available for sale. Help fund the event through our GoFundMe campaign. For more information or for sponsorship inquiries, visit the website at:

www.inspirationalmusic.org.

 

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.

 

Atmosphere Of Worship with: Yemisi

Saturday, June 8, 2019; 6:00pm

Gospel Cafe & Restaurant

5120 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON

Tickets: $20 in Advance | $25 @ Door

416-720-2632  or www.yemisimusic.com.

 

Concert and Hymn Sing

Saturday June 8, 2019; 6:00pm

Concert and Hymn Sing with multi Dove Award Winner Doug Anderson! Doors open at 5pm. Location: Bayfair Baptist Church (817 Kingston Rd., Pickering, ON). Tickets are $15pp or 2 for $25. To purchase tickets or for more information contact www.bayfairbaptist.ca or info@bayfairbaptist.ca or call 905-839-4621.

 

WonderJam 2019

Saturday, June 15, 2019

The annual Christian music festival held at Canada’s Wonderland returns this year with headliners Skillet, John Crist, Zach Williams, Jordan Feliz, Ledger, and emcee Mr. Talkbox. Your festival ticket includes admission to the Amusement Park! For information and ticket prices (including church group sales information) visit  the website at

www.wonderjamfestival.com.

 

Toronto Christian Music Festival

Date Change! - Sunday, September 1, 2019; 12:00 noon-8:00pm

The Christian Music Festival is a celebration of freedom and faith. It is led by diverse and multi-ethnic groups of Christian musicians from a variety of churches and cultures expressed in music, drama and the arts. This annual celebration is a platform for the Christians in Canada to celebrate their faith freely and publicly without any fear or reservations. Sadly, there are almost 100 million people in the world today who are denied this precious freedom.

Become a part of this incredible move of God in our great city. Held at Nathan Phillips Square, Free admission. For information visit

www.christianmusicfestival.org.

 

Gospel Music Industry Hub

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 6:30-9:00pm

June Topic: Dealing with the media. Presented by Gospel Music Industry Hub. An educational and networking opportunity for those working in the Gospel Music industry.

www.gospelmusicindustryhub.com.

 

City Wide Worship Mississauga

Sunday, June 23, 2019; 12:00 noon- 7:00pm

Come join us in live praise and worship to celebrate Jesus in our city. In the Mississauga Celebration Square amphitheatre, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga. www.relentlessworshipministries.com.

 

Hillsong United Tour 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019; 7:00pm

With Amanda Lindsay Cook and Mack Brock. At Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Presented by Premier Productions. Tickets available at TicketMaster.ca. More information available at www,premierproductions.com.

 

Worship in RED

Saturday, June 29, 2019; 7:00pm

At ShaDé Productions International, our mission is to create meaningful events and innovative productions that will positively impact lives. On June 29 we will be hosting a fundraiser  featuring International Gospel Artist Jermaine Edwards and local gospel award winner Ruth Dente, at Milestone Christian Centre, 610 Monarch Avenue Ajax. Advance tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased on www.eventbrite.ca or call 647-901-575. To commemorate Canada Day, wear red.

 

A Taste of Jesus In The City

Saturday, July 20, 2019; 2:00-8:00pm

A free live music & arts celebration kick-off concert/festival that brings the local community together in preparation for the Annual Jesus in the City Parade held on September 7. The Taste of Jesus in the City will be held at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto. There will be worship, music, drama, dance, food & prizes. Bring the entire family as we celebrate our love for God and love for people through music, the arts and culture. A Taste of Jesus in the City celebrates music and the creative arts in all its diversity. From Gospel infused Rock, Classical, Jazz, Latin, Caribbean, Asian, African sounds and more. www.jesusinthecity.com.

 

Kingdom Bound Festival 2019

July 28-31, 2019

Four 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 Crowder, For King & Country, Skillet, Passion Music,  Bethel Music, We Are Messengers, I Am They, Unspoken, Rebecca St. James and much more. Join thousands of Christian music fans!

www.kingdombound.org.

 

EVENTS

 

World Vision Church Leaders Forum

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - Toronto

World Vision Canadian presents its 13th Annual Church Leaders Forum: From Surviving to Thriving: Spiritual practices to help leaders and churches flourish. This year’s leadership forum will provide insights and practical applications that will help individual people and churches reawaken to God’s presence, live with simple abundance, and discern our calling. Featuring: Pastor and Author Ken Shigematsu. Register by the early bird deadline and receive a free copy of Pastor Ken’s book “Survival Guide for the Soul”. Register at: churchleadersforum.ca. For more information: worldvision.ca/churches.

 

Expanding the Ekklesia 2019 Event

June 7-8, 2019

Last year’s Expanding the Ekklesia event was so successful that we’re going to host it again in 2019! Location: Toronto City Church - East York. Highlights will include:

• Special teaching sessions with Dr. Ed Silvoso who will be with us for the weekend!

• Great speakers showing what kingdom transformation looks like in business, education and government

• Breakout sessions

Details at www.transformationcanada.ca.

 

Family Fun Fair

Saturday, June 8, 2019; 11:00am-4:00pm

Come and have an exciting time at the Annual Family Fun Fair in Meadowvale. Meadowvale Bible Baptist Church (2720 Gananoque Dr.) on June 8, 2019. Enjoy a great BBQ, Caribbean food, fun activities, Face Painting, Bouncy Castles,  Games, Prizes, and more...  All are welcome. The event general admission is free so come ready to have a great time. For more information visit meadowvalebiblebaptistchurch.org  or call us at 905.826.4114 or email events@mississaugachristianacademy.com.

 

Write Canada conference

June 14–15, 2019

Presented by the Word Guild. A conference for writers (beginner and advanced) who are Christian. Held at Redeemer University in Ancaster. www.thewordguild.com.

 

16th Annual Pickering Community Leaders Prayer Breakfast

Friday June 21, 2019; 7:30-9:30am

Under the auspices of Mayor Dave Ryan. The purpose of the Breakfast is to recognize and pray for the civic leaders of our community. Join Pickering Community Leaders including members of municipal council, senior personnel of the boards of Education, representatives of the Fire, Police and other municipal and regional services for an inspiring morning of prayer and petition. Held at Annandale Golf & Curling Club (Corner of Church and Bayly Streets) Early Reservation: Tickets $20.00 (Tables of 8-$160). For more information call 905-706-3576 or email david.riegert@gmail.com. Make cheques payable to: Durham Prayer Breakfasts.

 

Etobicoke Strategy Annual Prayer Breakfast

Friday, June 21, 2019; 8:00am

Theme: Healing our city through Worship and Witness. with Keynote Speaker Jeff McCarrell. At Woodbine Banquet & Convention Hall, 30 Vice Regent Boulevard, Etobicoke. Cost $20. per person. RSVP by June 14. 416-651-8989.

 

Emergency CPR and First Aid: 1 Day Training

Saturday July 6, 2019, 9:00am-6:00pm

It is very important to know how to save the lives of your loved ones & others in an emergency.

Join us at Islington Evangel Centre,

49 Queens Plate Drive, (Rexdale Blvd/Hy 27)

North Etobicoke, ON M9W 6G9

For more information contact Rosa at 647-449-4980. Email: info@iecfamily.com.

 

KIDS

 

Kids VBS 2019

July 8-12, 2019; 9:00am-12:00 noon

(Extended program available)

Calling all Kids ages 4-11. Plan to join us at VBS 2019. A week of fun featuring art, crafts, Bible storytelling and refreshments. At Kingdom Covenant Ministries, 24-1224 Dundas St E; Mississauga ON L4Y 4A2.

Telephone: 905-566-1084 ext. 0. Register at https://vbspro.events/p/kingdomcovenant.

 

MEN

 

Men’s Empowering Life Changing Conference

June 7-9, 2019

Presented by Pointmen Ministries. On Friday, June 7 at 7pm – Opening Celebration.  Saturday, June 8 -  Empowerment Workshops from 10am – 2 pm and Sunday,  June 9-  10:30 am and 7 pm.     Location: New Hope Tabernacle, 2431 St. Clair Ave West Toronto.  Free Admission.  Lunch and refreshments are included on Saturday.

Speakers include: Bishop Winston Leith, Keynote  Speaker, National Overseer of the Church of God of  Prophecy, Jamaica; Dr. Andrew Blackwood. Guest Speaker, Psychotherapist, Author and TV Personality; Sean Fraser, Host Speaker and Associate Pastor, New Hope Tabernacle. Conference Registration: Free Admission. Register by calling 416-604 -3447 ext 221. Email newhope3447@gmail.com. Please register on or before May 31. With the speakers that have been assembled, we expect our registrants to leave empowered, uplifted and equipped to be leaders and champions in their individual lives...the Pointman!

 

PRAYER

 

Summer 24/7 Prayer Push 2019

July 22 to August 30, 2019

A Call to the Church in Toronto to gather in unity to pray 24/7 for 40 days this summer. Sponsored by the Toronto House of Prayer. At 250 Merton Street, Unit 101. www.thop.ca.

 

Relentless Worship in Mississauga - 12 Hour Worship and Prayer

Saturday, July 6, 2019; 6:00am-6:00pm

We are calling all generations of worshipers to join us in Restoring The Tabernacle of David (Amos 9:11) through Prophetic Prayer, Praise and Worship that Ushers in the King of Glory. On the first Saturday of each month, various teams will lead worship every two hours from 6:00am to 6:00pm. Held at 5920 Atlantic Dr., Mississauga On L4W 1N6. For more info, visit www.relentlessworshipministries.com, or email us at relentlessworshipministries@gmail.com .

 

Toronto House of Prayer

Weekdays, various times

The Toronto House of prayer seeks to create a place and atmosphere where the generation can encounter the Lord and grow in the knowledge of God. In the context of day and night prayer and worship, we train and equip this generation to live the lifestyle of the kingdom, minister to others and love JESUS with extravagant devotion. For more information or to see the prayer schedule, visit www.thop.ca.

 

Catch the Fire House of Prayer

272 Attwell Drive, Toronto

Please check with CTF, as the schedule

sometimes changes due to conferences etc.

Tuesday: 10am-12pm, 7-9pm

Wednesday; 7-9am, 10am-12pm, 7-9pm

Thursday: 10am-12pm, 7-9pm

Friday: 10am-12pm, 2-4pm • Sunday; 1-3pm

Contact: 416-674-8463 or www.ctftoronto.com.

 

TICC Healing Rooms

Wednesdays, 7:00pm

Healing Rooms are open for everyone at the Toronto International Celebration Church, 190 Railside Rd. Toronto. Tel: 416-497-4940. Come to receive physical and emotional healing as a team of dedicated intercessors pray with you. You will encounter the love of God. Do not hesitate, feel free to visit us. Every Wednesday, starting at 7:00PM. Appointments are not necessary.

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

 

ALPHA

The Alpha Program is for everyone of every faith, agnostics, and atheists alike. It is a social gathering over a dinner, followed by The Alpha video. The evening finishes with a time of discovery and discussion in small groups based on the life changing questions brought up in the video. The Alpha program is a vehicle to get support, and make new friends as well.

Local groups include:

 

Tuesdays; 6:30-8:00pm. (Brampton)

Everyone has questions. Questions about purpose, eternity and love. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions to explore those questions with food, a talk, and open discussion. Held at BCF Church, 11613 Bramalea Rd N. For more information, contact info@bcfchurch.net or call 905-799-1188.

 

Wednesdays at 6:30pm (Brampton)

Kennedy Road Tabernacle, 141 Kennedy Road North, Brampton.

(Held in the cafeteria in the Heritage Seniors Building, behind the church.) If you bring your children, the children’s programs of all ages are happening at the same time as Alpha so JK and up will be taken care of by KRT professionals in childcare while the Alpha Program is happening.

 

Celebrate Recovery

Come and experience this Christ-centered, Bible-based 12-step program that provides individuals a safe place to find freedom from their hurts, habits and hang-ups, including unresolved pain, abuse, compulsive behaviours and addictive habits. www.celebraterecovery.ca.

 

Local groups include:

 

Mondays, 7:00-10:00 pm (Brampton)

Come join us every Monday night at Living Hope Alliance Church – Brampton Campus, 1 Regan Road, Unit 20, Brampton. Call 905-840-2991 or email: dale.weber@timax.com. www.livinghopealliance.org.

 

Mondays, 7:00–9:30pm (Newmarket)

We meet every Monday at Newmarket Community Church which is located at 145 Pony Drive, Newmarket.  For more information contact Marlene at 905-836-7251 or check out our website:

www.newcomch.org.

 

Tuesdays, 7:00-9:30pm (Whitby)

Whitby Free Methodist Church, 1916 Rossland Rd E., Whitby.

A light meal is available at 6:30pm with Large Group starting at 7pm. For more information contact: gord@celebraterecovery.ca.

 

Fridays, 7:00-9:30 pm (Barrie)

We extend a warm welcome for you to join us every Friday. Alcohol, drugs, food addictions, gambling, anger, sexual addictions, self harm, codependence, physical, emotional or sexual abuse issues, depression, guilt, anxiety, fear, resentment, loneliness, bitterness…. HAD ENOUGH?  THERE IS HOPE! We meet at Inniswood/Celebration  Church, 460 Yonge Street. For more information, contact John at 705.828.0189.

 

Fridays, 7:00-10:00pm (Mississauga)

Come and receive a warm welcome in a safe environment every Friday night (exceptions: Good Friday & Christmas Day) at The Salvation Army Mississauga Temple Community Church, 3173 Cawthra Road. For more information contact Chaplain Robert at  robert.burrell@tsapeel.ca  (416-576-6036) or Chaplain Laura at laura.burrell@tsapeel.ca ( 416-570-6536).

 

Fridays, 7:00-10:00pm (St. Catharines)

Join us every Friday evening (excluding holiday weekends) at Bethany Community Church, 1388 Third St (north of QEW), St. Catharines. We offer groups for those struggling with addictions, abuse, depression, life & relationship issues and more. 7-8pm Large Group, 8-9pm Small Group & 9-10pm Café Time. All are welcome! For more info contact Phil (Director of Support & Recovery Ministries) at 905-937-5300 x210 or phil@bethanycc.ca. www.bethanycc.ca.

 

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY SERVICES

 

Wednesdays, Noon-2:00pm (Richmond Hill)

Lunch and Music, Motion and Memories:   For caregivers and their loved ones with memory loss.  This event is held at Light on the Hill Community Church.  We enjoy fellowship together with lunch and then move onto a music, singing, balance exercises, line dancing, bells and lots of fun memory work.  This program was designed by an Occupational and Music Therapist to improve memory and balance through enjoyable activities.  Most importantly it is a wonderful way to connect with others on this journey. Call  905-237-1419 for more information regarding this free event.

 

Fridays, Noon-2:00pm (Richmond Hill)

Lunch and  Hymn Sing:  For  caregivers and their loved ones with memory loss. Join us for a hot lunch, singing old fashion hymns and more every Friday at St. Mary’s Anglican Church.  Those who continue to maintain spirituality through music and prayer, have been shown to cope better with their cognitive limitations on the dementia journey. There is a scientific name for this call PERAT (procedural emotional religious activity therapy). It is a great opportunity to connect with others on this journey.  Call 905-237-1419 for more information regarding this free event.

 

 

DivorceCare

DivorceCare is a support group for men and women that have been divorced or separated and are contemplating divorce. Whether you have divorced for many years or just recently, this group provides a comfortable, friendly setting for you to be able to share in your experiences.  Each week, a different topic associated with the pain and trauma of divorce is addressed, followed by group discussions on that topic.  Many people have found healing through this support group and feel empowered to rebuild their broken lives and live out their destiny.

 

Wednesdays, 7:00pm (Toronto)

Catch the Fire - Attwell Centre

272 Attwell Drive, Toronto, M9W 6M3

Cost - $25.00 for the workbook/Journal

Contact: lbrown@catchthefire.com.

 

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm (Mississauga)

Glenbrook Presbyterian Church

3535 South Common Court, Mississauga.

905-820-9860 or email

cynthiastarkey@glenbrook.ca

 

DivorceCare FOR KIDS

This 13-week program sees a group of children and their adult leaders hear stories about other kids in this situation on a DVD video each week. Together we do theme related crafts, games, and we hear scripture and Bible stories. The program helps children of divorce communicate their feelings and build healthy relationships within their current family structure. Session begins September 13th - Dec. 6th. Join us at any time in the 13 weeks.

 

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm (Mississauga)

Glenbrook Presbyterian Church

3535 South Common Court, Mississauga.

905-820-9860 or email

cynthiastarkey@glenbrook.ca

 

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. Local groups include:

 

Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm (Hamilton)

The Peoples Church,

510 Mohawk Rd West Hamilton, ON L9C 1X4

Cost $20.00 for workbook/journal

905-548-6972 or email John Rose at

grampydsmn@gmail.com.

 

Tuesdays, 7:00pm (Brampton)

Bramalea Christian Fellowship Church,

11613 Bramalea Road, Brampton

905-799-1188 ext. 400 or email

info@bcfchurch.net

 

Thursdays, 7:00-9:00pm (Brampton)

Kennedy Road Tabernacle

141 Kennedy Road N., Brampton

905-459-1971

 

 

Parent/Family support for Human Trafficking Victims

 

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Two Toronto Locations: North and West

Family members suffer greatly when a loved one becomes entangled in the sex industry.  If you are a parent or family member of a young person who is being exploited in stripping or escorting, we offer a safe space for you to be understood. Here, you can process your feelings and fears without being judged.  We also endeavour to work with family members individually to help to bring an end to the exploitation. Parents Hope meetings are peer-led support groups sponsored by SIM Canada. For more information, please Email:  parentshope22@gmail.com or visit:  www.johncassells.com.

 

Recovering Couples Anonymous

 

Fridays; 7:30pm (Aurora)

We live in a culture in which the average couple spends less than twenty-seven and a half minutes engaged in direct conversation together per week.  One of the gifts of this support group is we learn that our coupleship struggles and troubles are not unique, and we gain hope and assurance that our relationships can  recover and grow.   Could this be the missing link in your coupleship???  Together we work the 12 steps, traditions, and concepts to put God at the centre of our coupleship.  Meeting place is  Northridge Community Church, (Leslie & Hwy. 404), Aurora.  For more info email: mlliving14@gmail.com

 

Sharing The Burden

Weekly meetings; 7:30pm

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.

 

Tuesdays

The Olive Branch Community Church,

Markham

 

Wednesday

Wexford Heights United Church,

Scarborough

 

WOMEN

 

PraiseMoves!

Wednesdays, 7:00–8:00pm

Transform your workouts into Worship with  PraiseMoves, the Christian alternative to yoga. “For you  were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s”  (1 Corinthians 6:20). Low impact, stretching and strengthening exercises accompanied by the Word of God.  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;

www.praisemoves.com.

 

Barrie Women’s Connection Luncheon

Wed. June 12, 2019; 12:00 noon-2:00pm

Journey with Rick to find hope and faith in the face of loss. Experience the tools that take you there. Admission $15.00

Barrie Legion  410 St. Vincent Street, Barrie

Contact Janet  705-735-0926 by June 7.

 

Oakville Womans Connection Luncheon

Tuesday, June 18, 2019; 12:30-3:00pm

Feature: Reducing Your Stress Equals Less Stress by Joan Ulrich Transition Specialist of TLC Moving Solutions. Singer/Speaker: Diane Ticknor speaking on “Twenty Minutes to Change a Life”. Cost $23.00 at the door. All ages welcome. Location: Walton Memorial United Church - 2489 Lakeshore Road W. Oakville. Reservations Required. Please contact Rosemary 905-257-1461.

 

Toronto East Christian Women’s Club

Tuesday, June 25, 2019; 9:30-11:30am

An Interesting Morning Coffee. Feature: Margarita Mama- Silver Jewellry from Mexico. Singer:  Lilac L. Cana. Speaker:  Marilyn Barker on the topic: “Freedom In Forgiving:  Faith and forgiveness brings blessings to a life.” Cost $12.00 per person.  Free parking.  Elevator access if needed. Location:  White Shield Banquet Hall (Flipper’s Fish House Entrance) 2300 Lawrence Ave. East, Scarborough (NW corner at Kennedy). For reservations or information call  Suzanne 416-497-1340.

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