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CONCERTS & MUSIC

 

A Concert of Remembrance

Friday, November 9, 2018; 7:30pm

Includes works by: George Butterworth, Kim André Arnesen, Elgar. Featuring: Rob Crabtree, piper; Anne Lindsay, Celtic violin; Sharlene Wallace, Celtic harp; Lark Popov, piano; the Hedgerow Singers; Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Choristers; William Maddox, organ; Eric Robertson, conductor. Special Guest: Geoffrey Sirett, baritone. Admission Free - Donations welcome. www.9sparrowsarts.org.

Phone: 416-241-1298.

 

The Collingsworth Family in concert

Saturday, November 10, 2018; 6:30pm

The Collingsworth Family will be at our Gospel Jubilee concert to be held at Rosewood Church of the Nazarene, 657 Milner Ave., Scarborough. Doors open 5:30pm. Tickets $30 each (group rates available) and can be purchased by calling 705-426-2289 or on-line at

www.parkertrio.com.

 

Christmas Concert and Carol Sing

Saturday December 1, 2018; 7:00pm

Featuring Ontario gospel group “Advocate”. Held at Bayfair Baptist Church, 817 Kingston Rd., Pickering. Tickets and more information are available at www.bayfairbaptist.ca or call 905-839-4621.

 

Steve Bell & The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas concert

December 7 & 8, 2018; 7:30pm

Join Steve Bell & the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra for a two-night-only engagment at West Highland Church, 1605 Garth Street in Hamilton. With special guests the West Highland Worship Choir. Tickets at available at West Highland Church, 905-387-5385 or at the Gospel Lighthouse bookstores in Hamilton and Brantford. Also available by phone at 1-800-854-3499 or online at www.stevebell.com.

 

EVENTS

 

25th Annual Church & Charity Law Seminar

Thursday, November 8, 2018

 The Annual Church & Charity Law™ Seminar, held every year since 1994, is presented by Carters Professional Corporation, a law firm with offices in the Toronto and Ottawa areas, experienced in advising churches, charities, and not-for-profit organizations across Canada, as well as internationally. The firm will be assisted by several guest speakers including Tony Manconi, Director General of the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency and Ken Goodman, Public Guardian and Trustee of Ontario.

www.carters.ca.

 

2018 Brampton Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Tuesday, November 13, 2018; 6:45-8:30am

The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will include a great breakfast with good friends, guest speaker Brian Warren, enjoyable music, a short address by Brampton’s Mayor and, of course, prayer. It is going to be a great morning! We will be at the Courtyard by Marriott Brampton, 90 Biscayne Crescent, Brampton.  Tickets for the event are $15.00 and can be purchased by calling 905-799-1188 or sending an email to tickets@bcfchurch.net.

 

ELO Entrepreneurial Leaders Forum

Thursday, November 22, 2018

The ELO Forums are focused on equipping Christian marketplace and entrepreneurial leaders to have a greater impact in the marketplace.  The ELO Forums are for Christian leaders—from teachers to managers to entrepreneurs—who want to apply their faith at work.  Innovation is at the heart of entrepreneurship: doing something new, different and creative. An entrepreneurial leader can innovate and turn an idea into action. ELO delivers the leading events of their kind, with a unique focus on Christian-based entrepreneurial leadership.

www.entrepreneurialleaders.com/Toronto2018

 

Dr Gary Chapman and The 5 Love Languages Tour in Toronto

Monday, November 26, 2018; 7:30pm

New York Times Best Selling Author and Speaker Dr. Gary Chapman is back in Canada on the 26h Anniversary of the release of his New York Times Best Selling book and series The Five Love Languages. With over 300 weeks on the New York Best Sellers List, Dr. Chapman’s book has been read by over 10 million people and continues to impact lives, marriages and families. Dr Chapman will be speaking for 90 minutes on the Five Love Languages and The Five Languages of Apology. Presented by Focus on the Family Canada, these events have all sold out in the past, so don’t miss your chance to see Dr Chapman live. General Admission Tickets: $20 per person, Gold Circle Tickets: $30 per person (100 per night – front row seats.) Held at 374 Sheppard Ave E, North York. 519-342-6492, Email info@funandfaith.ca or visit www.funandfaith.ca.

 

Surviving the Holidays

Monday, November 26, 2018; 6:30-8:30 pm

For those who have lost a loved one through death, we offer a special seminar to provide practical coping strategies and hope for brighter days ahead. At Peoples Church, 510 Mohawk Rd W, Hamilton, ON L9C 1X4. Contact info: John Rose 905-548-6972 grampydsmn@gmail.com.

 

Dr Gary Chapman and The 5 Love Languages Tour in Barrie

Wednesday, November 28, 2018; 7:30pm

New York Times Best Selling Author and Speaker Dr. Gary Chapman is back in Canada on the 26h Anniversary of the release of his New York Times Best Selling book and series The Five Love Languages. With over 300 weeks on the New York Best Sellers List, Dr. Chapman’s book has been read by over 10 million people and continues to impact lives, marriages and families. Dr Chapman will be speaking for 90 minutes on the Five Love Languages and The Five Languages of Apology. Presented by Focus on the Family Canada, these events have all sold out in the past, so don’t miss your chance to see Dr Chapman live. General Admission Tickets: $20 per person, Gold Circle Tickets: $30 per person (100 per night – front row seats.) Held at 374 Salem Rd, Barrie. 519-342-6492, Email info@funandfaith.ca or www.funandfaith.ca.

 

Revival 25 conference

January 22-25, 2019

Come celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Toronto Blessing! This is your invitation to partake in a global team huddle of visionaries convened by the Holy Spirit. It’s training camp for the next generation of Kingdom leaders, architects and builders. It’s an unleashing ground to receive the Holy Spirit anointing and empowering for your calling. With Heidi Baker, Bill Johnson,  Shawn Botz, Banning Liebscher, Brian & Jenn Johnson, John & Carol Arnott, Dincan & Kate Smith, Steve & Sandra Long. At Catch the Fire in Toronto. www.ctftoronto.com/revival25.

 

MEN

 

Promise Keepers Canada National Men’s Conference - ‘Disruptive’

November 16-17, 2018

Think of the words you would want someone to use when they describe you. Words like intelligent, strong, kind, wise, brave, and trustworthy probably come to mind. How about DISRUPTIVE? A disruption is like an interruption with attitude—an unexpected change. It intrudes into your life and demands attention. What would it look like to let Jesus disrupt your life and use you to be a Godly disruption —to be a disruption of grace, offering real hope and change? Includes Special Youth Breakout Session with Manafest.

Contact information: www.promisekeepers.ca/disruptive or call toll-free 1-888-901-9700.

 

PRAYER

 

Peel House of Prayer regional gathering

Monday, November 19, 2018

Peel House of Prayer is a community of believers passionate about praying for and blessing our government and the various residential and business communities that comprise Peel Region. We are committed to linking arms with other local, provincial and national prayer communities and prayer initiatives to see the goodness of God spread across our nation by praying for revival in the church and the ‘GO’ in the Great Commission re-powered and the gospel preached to every nation here in Canada.

Held at Mississauga Victory Church, 2900 Argentia Road, Units 19&20, Mississauga. For further information and registration email info@peelhouseofprayer.ca.

 

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. Founded in September of 2007, the Toronto House of Prayer has been holding prayer meetings for ten years, and purpose to continue until He returns. With a heart to see The Kingdom of God advance and unity in the body of Christ, the Toronto House of Prayer partners with the local church and prayer ministries to see the name of Jesus be exalted in the city and nation. 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. One guest commented what many have experienced after visiting us: “The prayer team is made up of amazing, wonderful people of God. I felt very uplifted and personally loved by their compassion, strength and encouragement.” Do not hesitate, feel free to visit us. Every Wednesday, starting at 7:00PM. Appointments are not necessary.

 

SINGLES

 

Single Adults Christmas Gala

Sat., November 24, 2018; 12:00pm-5:00pm

A special festive event to celebrate 2018 with new friends and to re-kindle previous friendships. A Catered Meal, Fabulous Prizes, Dynamic Entertainment by DJ Jefferey on the sound including a special rendition on the trumpet, Photo Booth, Organized Mix & Mingle and so much more are just few reasons for you not to miss our Annual Christmas Gala.  Seats are limited.  At Living Truth Worship Center, 1900 Clark Boulevard, Unit 4, Brampton. No registration after November 19th. Register at https://singleschristmasgala.eventbrite.ca or send an email to info@planandprepare.org.

 

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, Starting March 28 - June 13, 2017; 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 7:00pm – 9:30pm (Oakville)

Come and join us every Tuesday night at the Oakville Generations Church of the Nazarene, 320 Bronte Road, Oakville. All are welcome and you can start at any time. For more information contact Mary at 416-579-4155 or by email at cr@oakvillecotn.ca

 

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)

For caregivers and their loved ones with memory loss.  This event is held at Light on the Hill Community Church in Richmond Hill.  Memory Lane Home Living in collaboration with Seniors’ Consultants specializing in Occupational Therapy, and Music Therapy have designed a program intended to optimize brain function and massage the brain while filling it with happy hormones through music and exercise.   Lunch included.  Call (905)237-1419 to register. $30 per family for 6 weeks beginning Wednesday Sept. 26, 2018.

 

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

Lunch and Hymn Sing for caregivers and their loved ones with memory loss.  Join us for this FREE event every Friday at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 10030 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, led by Chaplain Tom and Chaplain Ron.  Those who continue to maintain spirituality through hymn sing and prayer have been shown to cope better with their cognitive limitations on the dementia journey. These activities are part of one’s procedural memory and can persist well into dementia. Come out and connect with others on the same journey. For further information call 905-237-1419.

 

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.

 

Tuesdays, 7:00pm (Brampton)

Bramalea Christian Fellowship Church,

11613 Bramalea Road, Brampton

905-799-1188 ext. 400 or email

info@bcfchurch.net

 

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

Kennedy Road Tabernacle

41 Kennedy Road N., Brampton

905-459-1971

 

Parent/Family support for Human Trafficking Victims

Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm (Toronto)

Family members can 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’re here for you.  Join us for our free monthly support group meetings on Tuesday nights in Toronto.  Sponsored by SIM Canada. For more information please email john.cassells@sim.org 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.

 

Community Bible Study (Scarborough) Women’s & Preschool class

Wednesdays, 9:15–11:15am

Come join women of all ages to share in a non-denominational in-depth bible study. Our new year starts on September 12th, 2018 and we will be studying the book of Isaiah. There is also a nursery and pre-school program available for children ages 0-4 years old. The children will learn bible stories and make a bible centred craft to take home. Rosewood Church of the Nazarene hosts our CBS group at 657 Milner Avenue (just east of Markham Rd) in Scarborough. Email our coordinator for more information at carol.cbsi@gmail.com. Or if you would like to learn about a class closer to your area go to www.communitybiblestudy.ca to locate a class. CBS has classes operating in different locations around the GTA and Ontario.

 

Ladies’ Morning Break

Wednesdays, 9:15 -11:15am

(September 12 - November 14)

Join us Wednesday mornings to “craft-’n-chat”, enjoy refreshments and hear a short devotional. We have ladies willing to help with: stained glass, card making, and knitting/crocheting. Bring your own project and finally get it done!

Registration Cost: $20. Childcare provided for 0 - 5 years old @ $5/child. Register on or before Sept. 12. Form can be downloaded from website www.markhamemc.ca. Markham Missionary Church, 5438 Major Mackenzie Dr. E, Markham.Phone: 904-294-5081 for more details.

 

Young Moms Bible Study

Wednesdays, 10:00am

Little Sprouts - Community Mom Group. Come join other moms and their young children for a time of socializing, play, coffee, snacks and fun. We are a friendly group seeking to support and encourage one another as young mothers. Plenty of activities will be provided for children. There is absolutely no cost! At Victory Baptist Church, 18408 Yonge St. (North of Green Lane), Newmarket. Phone: 905-853-3418. www.facebook.com/LittleSproutsMomGroup. Everyone is welcome.

 

Barrie Women’s Connection- Morning Coffee

Wed., Nov. 14, 2018; 10:00am-12:00 noon

"Are You Preparing For Christmas?” Feature: Creative Christmas Decor, presented by “Gr8t Joy”. Music; The Paraguinns, a husband and wife duo. Speaker: Sonja Pretorius from South Africa, “A New Beginning”.. how God has always walked with her. Barrie Legion, 410 St Vincent Street, Barrie. Admission $8.00. Contact Janet 705-735-0926.

 

Toronto East Christian Women’s Club

Tuesday November 27, 2018; 9:30-11:30am

An Interesting morning coffee. Feature: HOLIDAY FAIR!! Please bring new & newly new items for sale and baked goods. Music: Lilac L. Cana. Speaker: Cheryl Fisher. Topic: "When the Waters Get Deep". 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 Mary 416-431-5099 or Joan 416-287-8001.

 

Niagara Women’s Connection

Tuesday November 27, 2018; 1:00-3:00pm

Celebrate Christmas!  Christmas Carol Sing a Long , Stories and Games!  Bring and Buy! – Bring a half dozen cookies, small loaves , cakes etc., jam or preserves and leave with someone else’s yummy baking. Our Inspirational Speaker is Tammy Hudson, a former missionary to Europe. Tammy will share Christmas Traditions from countries she has been posted to. Please call Rose at 905-735-8818 or email- nwomensc@gmail.com by Friday November 23 to reserve your spot. Meeting at “ Kirk on the Hill” Presbyterian Church 1344 Haist Street, Fonthill ON , Disability Accessible Niagara Women’s Connection is affiliated with rsvp ministries.

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