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CONCERTS & MUSIC

 

Michael W. Smith in concert

Friday, October 6, 2017; 7:00pm

With special guest Jon Neufeld. Presented by Unite Productions. At Church on the Queensway, 1536 The Queensway, Toronto. www.uniteproductions.com.

 

Then Sings My Soul gospel concert/hymn sing

Thursday, October 12, 2017; 7:30–9:30pm

Great Gospel singing and from-the-hymnbook congregational singing. City Playhouse Theatre, 1000 New Westminster Dr., Vaughan (Bathurst and Hwy. 407).  Featuring Decision Quartet, Dan Hoddinott, Eric Lovell and pianist Peter Kaups. Tickets: $20 (includes fees & taxes), available at box office, 905-303-2000 (Option 4) or www.thensingsmysoul.ca/tickets. Ample free parking. Wheelchair accessible.

Info: jan@thensingsmysoul.ca.

 

Canadian Women of Gospel Featuring Tasha Cobbs-Leonard

Saturday, October 21, 2017; 7:00pm

Presented by Gospel Connection. At Church on the Queensway, 1536 The Queensway, Toronto. Tickets and info at www.gospelconnection.ca.

 

An Evening with The Daniel Band

Friday, November 3, 2017; 7:30pm

One Night Only: Seating is limited! An evening with legendary Christian Rockers Daniel Band and special guest, Caves. Daniel Band emerged from Toronto’s extensive Christian music scene in the early eighties and went on to become a pioneering force in the growing Christian hard rock movement. Held at New Hope Belleville, 151 Cloverleaf Dr, Belleville, ON. For tickets and more info visit www.tinyurl/danielband.

 

Don Moen Christmas: A Season of Hope

Sunday, December 10, 2017; 7:00pm

With special guest Lenny LeBlanc. Presented by Unite Productions. At Richmond Hill Community Church, 9670 Bayview Avenue, Richmond Hill. www.uniteproductions.com.

 

Chris Tomlin Christmas

Tuesday, December 12, 2017; 7:00pm

Christmas Songs of Worship with one of the world’s best known worship leaders. Presented by Unite Productions. At Massey Hall, 170 Victoria Street, Toronto. Tickets available at www.christomlin.com. For more information visit www.uniteproductions.com.

 

EDUCATION

 

Module 3- Lay Pastor Development Program

Sat., November 4, 2017; 10:00am - 3:00pm

The Leadership Development Program is a comprehensive, 12-module curriculum that has been developed to assist Pastors and Spiritual Care Workers in the following five areas: leadership training, spiritual healing, bible knowledge, character development and practical ministry training. This course of study is suggested for all Christians and primarily for those entering ministry as a Spiritual Care Workers, Lay Pastor, or Licensed Pastor. Contact 416-832-3078 or ron@thechurchplanter.com.

 

EVENTS

 

Rhema Canada Conference 2017

October 4-8, 2017

The Kingdom and the Glory. With special guests Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, Pastor Benny Hinn, Dr. Bill Winston, Bishop Tudor Bismark, Bishop William Murphy, Jonathan McReynolds and LaRue Howard. Hosted by: Pastor Orim M. Meikle and Pastor Judith R. Meikle. Where: The Rhema Media and Conference Center, 49-40 Carl Hall Road, Downsview Park, Ontario. 416-496-1794 or www.rhemaonline.ca.

 

GO (Gospel Outreach) Conference

Friday, October 13th, 2017; 7:30pm & Saturday, October 14th, 2017; 9:00pm

Passion to Reach Ministries is hosting its 4th annual conference designed to equip the church on how to share the gospel with people from various religious and ethnic backgrounds.  One Event. 2 Experiences. 7 Speakers. 2 different venues: October 13th - Global Kingdom Ministries, Scarborough & October 14th - Peel Pentecostal Tabernacle, Brampton. Theme: Reaching the next generation. The conference will be especially relevant to youth and young adult ministries and all parents. Keynote speakers: Christopher Yuan & Mark Clark. Tickets: Early bird $10, Regular $20. FREE for partnering churches. Tickets can be purchased online.  More info: www.goconference.ca,

647-379-7847.

 

Love, Henri: Letters on the Spiritual Life

Tuesday, October 17, 7:30-9:00pm

Redeemer University College will host a live reading of Henri Nouwen’s letters and an introduction to the celebrated author and priest by archivist Gabrielle Earnshaw. Refreshments and book signing will follow. This free admission event will be held at 777 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON, L9K 1J4. For more information, please visit www.redeemer.ca/love-henri.

 

MVC Ministry Weekend

October 27-29, 2017

A powerful weekend of ministry! With guest speaker Pastor Craig Buroker from Calgary, Alberta. Presented by Mississauga Victory Church, 2900 Argentia Road, Unit 20, Mississauga. For more information, see the ad on page 7 or visit www.mississaugavictory.ca.

 

City Night Lectures: Reformation Heritage

Saturday, October 28, 2017; 7:00pm

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the College & Careers of Westminster Chapel will be hosting the first of its monthly ‘City Night Lectures’ on ‘Reformation Heritage’ in the Fellowship Hall at 9 Hewitt Avenue, Toronto, ON. Dr. David Robinson, Ph.D. in Theology, Senior Pastor for Congregational Life and Ministry at Westminster Chapel, and Fellow for Patristics and Pastoral Theology with the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity, will be the speaker for the evening. The lecture will include a period of Q&A accompanied by food and refreshments. Free Admission. For more information contact admin@westminsterchapel.ca

 

Intercession For Israel

Sunday, November 5, 2017; 2:00-4:30pm

Special Holocaust Education Week focus with Holocaust survivor Kitty Salsberg. freewill offering taken for: Neuberger Holocaust Centre   Sponsored by ICEJ Canada. Held at Catch The Fire (Mackenzie Room), 272 Attwell Drive, Toronto. Contact: Jackie@icejcanada.org or 416-324-9133. www. icejcanada.org.

 

2017 Brampton Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Tuesday, November 7, 2017; 6:45-8:45am

The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will include a great breakfast with good friends, a guest motivational speaker, 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 can be purchased by calling 905-799-1188 or sending an email to tickets@bcfchurch.net.

 

2017 Annual Church & Charity Law Seminar

Thursday, November 9, 2017  8:30am-3:30pm

Hosted by Carters Professional Corporation, the 2017 Annual Church & Charity Law™ Seminar is designed to assist churches and charities in understanding developing trends in the law in order to reduce unnecessary exposure to legal liability. Many aspects of the presentations will also be of interest to not-for-profit organizations.  The firm will be assisted by several guest speakers, including The Honourable Justice David M. Brown, of the Court of Appeal of Ontario, as well as Tony Manconi, Director General, Charities Directorate, Canada Revenue Agency. This seminar is eligible for 5 hours Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) CPD and CPA Professional Development requirements. Held at 1814 Barbertown Road, Mississauga, Ontario. www.churchlaw.ca.

 

Entrepreneurial Leaders Conference Toronto

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Christian entrepreneurial leaders have the potential to positively impact the marketplace, churches and communities on a global basis. Innovation is at the heart of entrepreneurship: doing something new, different and creative. An entrepreneur can innovate and turn an idea into action. Entrepreneurs are leaders—they are people of influence. They can influence all they touch, in all dimensions of life. A Christian value system provides a foundation and focus for entrepreneurial initiative. You either are an entrepreneurial leader or can become one—you can be creative, action-oriented and expand your sphere of influence. How do you do so? That’s what the Entrepreneurial Leader Conference is about.

Held at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel, 901 Dixon Road, Toronto. More info and tickets at:

www.entrepreneurialleaders.com.

 

Jonathan Cahn in Vaughan

Saturday, November 18, 2017; 7:00pm

You are invited to  experience the dynamic and prophetic ministry of Jonathan Cahn, New York TImes bestselling author of The Harbinger and The Mystery of the Shemitah. Hosted by Rabbi Jeff Forman of City of David and Rabbi Andrew Zeldman of Rosh Pinah. Free Admission. Groups are welcome. Special ministry offering for Jonathan Cahn will be taken. At Vaughan Community Church, 200 Racco Parkway, Vaughan. 905-761-8118. www.cityofdavid.com.

 

Bishop TD Jakes & Friends

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A one-day mega event where you will gain the inspiration and motivation to help take your life to the next level. At the International Centre in Mississauga. Special pricing for Christian Herald readers! See the ad on page 3.

 

KIDS

 

Children’s Ministry Event

Tuesday, October 31, 2017; 6:00-8:30pm

Address Kingdom Covenant Ministries, 1224 Dundas Street E, Mississauga, ON L4Y 4A2

Cost: Free. Ages 3-11 years

Bouncy Castles, games, food & fun!

Call 905 566-1084 ext#0 for more info.

 

MOVIES

 

Same Kind of Different As Me

Opens in theatres October 20, 2017

Based on an unforgettable true story of forgiveness, friendship, family, and faith. With two Academy Award® winners and two nominees, the film’s outstanding cast brings to life the New York Times bestseller that interweaves stories of international art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear), his grace-giving wife Debbie (Renée Zellweger), their unexpected friend Denver (Djimon Hounsou), and Ron’s estranged father Earl (Jon Voight). www.samekindofdifferentasmemovie.com

 

PRAYER

 

Intercession For Israel

Sunday, October 15, 2017; 2:00-4:30pm

Sponsored by ICEJ Canada. Held at Catch The Fire (Mackenzie Room), 272 Attwell Drive, Toronto. Contact: Jackie@icejcanada.org or 416-324-9133. www. icejcanada.org.

 

Toronto 24-Hour Prayer Weekend

October 20-21, 2017

24-Hour Worship and Prayer is held monthly in Toronto (locations change each month.) For October the host location is Iglesia Evangelica La Grey De Dios, 360 Hullmar Drive, Toronto.For info, or to book a timeslot for your church, please visit: www.24hourworshippers.com.

 

Relentless Worship Ministries 12 Hours of Worship and Prayer

Satuday, November 4, 2017; 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. Held on the first Saturday of each month at  5920 Atlantic Drive, Mississauga (401 and Dixie). For more information, please visit us at relentlessworshipministries.com.

 

Toronto House of Prayer

Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-10:00pm, Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm

For almost seven years the Toronto House of Prayer has been pressing in to see day and night unceasing devotion arise in the city. We are calling a generation to a lifestyle of extravagant devotion through prayer, worship, justice. Held in Room 301A at Canada Christian College, 50 Gervais Drive, Don Mills. On the first Monday of every month we have an Encountering God Service starting at 7:00pm, followed by a LoveFeast. For more information contact us at 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.

 

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

We welcome you, year-round, where we meet at Bethel Community Church, 128 St. Vincent St., Barrie. Wheelchair accessible. For more information please contact John at 705-828-0189.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM (Toronto)

The Peoples Church

374 Sheppard Ave. East, Toronto, M2N 3B6

416.222.3341 x 116 or email

Deborahf@thepeopleschurch.ca

 

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.

 

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

 

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM (Toronto)

The Peoples Church

374 Sheppard Avenue East, Room E102

Toronto, ON M2N 3B6

Cost: $20 for workbook/journal.

416.222.3341 x 116 or email

Deborahf@thepeopleschurch.ca

 

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

[Beginning Sept 13. You may join the group at any week during the 13 week cycle.]

Kennedy Road Tabernacle

41 Kennedy Road N., Brampton

delores.beckett@rogers.com 905-451-7309

 

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.

 

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

 

Ladies’ Morning Break

Wednesdays, Sep. 13-Nov. 15; 9:15 - 11:15am

Join us Wednesday mornings to craft, learn, enjoy a “coffee break” and hear a short devotional. Among the classes offered this session are: Stained Glass, Card Making, Nutrition and Wellness, and Craft & Chat (bring your own project and finally get it done!). Cost: $20 (plus materials for some classes). Childcare provided for 0 - 5 years old @ $5/child. Register on or before Sept. 13. 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.

 

PraiseMoves!

Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Transform your workouts into Worship with  PraiseMoves, the Christian alternative to yoga. PraiseMoves Foundation Scripture: “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).  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.

 

Mississauga Christian Women’s Club

Tuesday, October 17, 2017; 10:00-11:30am

Held at Vic Johnston Community Centre, 335 Church St., Mississauga. Cost $6. Cleaning Made Easy with Lucy Coulter.  Norwex Independent Sales Cons.  Cathy Goddard, will sing and tell us of  "Blessing in Adversity". Call 289-521-8965 for reservations OR email reservations4cwc@gmail.com. No childcare available. Affiliated with RSVP Ministries, formerly Stonecroft Ministries.

 

Toronto East Christian Women’s Club

Tuesday, October 24, 2017; 9:30-11:30am

An interesting morning coffee. Feature: Fall Fair. Music: Wendy Farah. Speaker: Wendy Farah - topic - “Finding Purpose in Your Journey”.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, please call Mary 416-431-5099 or Joan 416-267-8001.

 

YOUTH

 

Change Conference

October 13-14, 2017

For 13 years the Change Conference has been inspiring and empowering young people to engage in a relationship with Jesus Christ in order to transform their life and their world. The Friday Night of Change Conference is jam-packed with high energy and creativity, and is designed as an exciting place for Christian students to bring their friends.

     The Saturday Conference offers a focus on equipping, empowering, and leadership. We welcome Trip Lee, Danny MacKay & Ryan Ries as the keynote speakers with the Brooke Nicholls Band to lead in musical worship. This year we will be having two identical Discussion Forum sessions as many have requested. Held at Church on the Queensway in Toronto.

www.changeconference.com.

 

To Be Young And Free

November 3-4, 2017

The “To Be Young and Free” Youth Conference is a two-day event designed to tackle issues surrounding today’s youth. Speakers include Reggie Dabbs, Derek Levendusky, Brett Ullman. Hosted by Davina Japaul of JOY1250 Radio.

www.tobeyoungandfree.com.

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