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BOOKS

 

Blurry Daydream book signing

Saturday, July 21, 2018; 11:00am-3:00pm

Pastor Anthony Does will be signing his new book Blurry Daydream: When Faith Feels Like Make Believe at Indigo Bookstore at Yorkdale mall. Anthony is the Lead Pastor at Bethel Church, in cottage country northeast of Toronto, Canada. www.anthonydoes.com.

 

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.

 

Messianic Mandate concert with Elihana Elia

Friday, July 13, 2018; 7:45pm

Have you been looking for an opportunity to share the Messiah with your Jewish friends? Let's partner together! City of David invites you to experience a live concert with Elihana Elia, a dynamic Israeli/Brazilian songwriter and recording artist. Free admission (special offering will be received.) City of David, 7775 Yonge Street, Thornhill. 905-761-8118. www.cityofdavid.com.

 

Victorious Festival

Sunday, July 15, 2018; 6:00 pm

Presented by Land of Hope. A free Christian event in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. With live music, art, food, shows, giveaways. At Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto. www.victoriousfestival.ca.

 

A Taste of Jesus In The City

Saturday, July 21, 2018; 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 8. 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 2018

July 29-Aug 1, 2018

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...and thousands of Christian music fans! www.kingdombound.org.

 

The Gaither Vocal Band: The Here and Now Tour.

Friday, September 14, 2018; 7:00pm

Featuring the Gaither Vocal Band and special guests. At Church on the Queensway, 1536 The Queensway, Toronto. Tickets and more information at www.premierproductions.com.

 

Elevation Worship: Hallelujah Here Below

Tuesday, October 16, 2018; 7:00pm

Featuring Elevation Worship, Steven Furtick and Travis Greene. At Ricoh Coliseum in Downtown Toronto. Tickets and more information at www.premierproductions.com.

 

EVENTS

 

Church on the Beach

Sundays, July 8 to Aug. 26, 2018; 9:00-10:00am

Church on the Beach is a non-denominational worship service on Crystal/Bay Beach in Fort Erie.  Come dressed for the beach! Bring your own chairs, blankets, beach towels, and other beach gear. Sponsored by Kingdom Bound Ministries in partnership with WDCX-FM.

www.churchonthebeach.ca.

 

PMCC 25th Anniversary

Sunday, July 8, 2018; 1:30 pm

Join the Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ (4th Watch) of Toronto as we celebrate 25 years of unwavering worship, passion, praise and grace... with many more years to come! Our venue will be at Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street, North York, ON. Admission is free. Limited seats only. For inquiry, please contact 1-888-976-2249.

 

Uprising Canada: Stand on Guard

3-Day conference: August 8-10, 2018

Solemn Assembly: August 11, 2018

The United Prayer Rising is a global gathering of those who dare to believe that prayers are heard, of those who believe that their voices matter, and that with one voice the course of history can change. We believe that there is a battle that our generation has to face that is bigger than ourselves. There is a “Goliath” to face. Therefore we will gather those who will speak the heart of God into being. With so many overwhelming issues we are gathering those whose reality is not just seen with the human eyes, but those who know that there is a kingdom that has come and is coming. At the Attwell Centre, 272 Attwell Drive, Etobicoke. 289-222-9779. Register at uprisingcanada.com.

 

2018 Change Experience Toronto with Creflo and Taffi Dollar

Friday, August 10, 2018; 10am/2pm/7pm

See Creflo and Taffi Live! At Roy Thompson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto. Register today at cdmcanada.ca, by calling 1-877-556-0668 or by scanning the QR code in the ad on page 11 of this newspaper with your mobile phone.

 

Canada Summit for National Progress

August 17-18, 2018

The Canada Summit for National Progress is a groundbreaking gathering of established leaders, emerging leaders, dreamers and do-ers who are committed to building a strong Canada for future generations. If you are a business person, pastor, elected official, community leader, community volunteer, student, senior, stay at home parent or anyone with a heart for Canada and a desire to work for tangible change then this event is for you. www.canadasummit.ca.

 

Israel Rejoicing 2018

Sunday, August 19, 2018; 5:30pm

Honoring the God of Israel through Hebrew Song and Dance. Admission is Free. At Earl Bales Park (Barry Zukerman Amphtheatre) 4169 Bathurst St. (South of Sheppard Ave.) Toronto. www.friendsofjesuschrist.com or call 416-335-8829.

 

Jesus In The City Parade

Saturday, September 8, 2018; 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.

 

Canadian International Faith & Family Film Festival

September 14–16, 2018

The principal objective of the Canadian International Faith & Family Film Festival (CIFF) is to promote and encourage awareness, appreciation and understanding of Faith & Family Film & Arts. Our mandate is to present the most outstanding Faith & Family films produced in every part of the world. Films are selected on the basis of quality and originality. Preference is not given in any way. The Festival also promotes contacts between industry professionals to assist in the development of the Canadian motion picture & music industry. www.cifflix.com.

 

Greenwood Gospel Chapel 2018 Annual Assembly Conference

Fri., September 14, 2018; 7:30pm

Sat., Sept. 15, 2018; 4:15 & 7:15pm

Sun., Sept. 16, 2018; 11:15am, 4:15 & 6:30pm

All are invited. Speakers: Arthur Dixon & Harold McCarthy. Special Meals and Music provided. Held at 949 Greenwood Ave., Toronto. Tel. 416-465-8347. www.greenwoodgospelchapel.com. Email:  info@greenwoodgospelchapel.com.

 

Freedom Session Leadership Training

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Freedom Session is a 20-week healing-discipleship course that leads people to re-write their story with a God-inspired ending. It’s what churches are offering ... after the sermon. Held at The Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto. www.freedomsession.com.

 

Free Church Planting Seminars

Saturday, September 29, 2018; 9:00am-3:00pm

Saturday, October 27, 2018; 9:00am-3:00pm

Church planting seminars are free and include lunch and materials. Held at Gilgal Christian Community, 217-2386 Haines Road, Mississauga. 416-832-3078 or ron@thechurchplanter.com.

 

KIDS

 

BCF Kids Camp

July 9-13, 2018; 8:30am-4:00pm

Location: 11613 Bramalea Road, Brampton. Our theme this year at Kid’s Camp is “AMPED”. This is a week of camp where kids can grow closer to God, others and have fun! This camp is for kids in grades 1-8 (ages 4-13) the cost of the camp is $99 per child or $89 per child if you register 2 or more children. We also offer before and after care, before care starts at 7:30am and after care ends at 5:30 pm. Registration Link: https://bramcfon.infellowship.com/Forms/385168. Contact Info: camps@bcfchurch.net or call 905-799-1188 and ask for Mandy.

 

“Splash Canyon” Vacation Bible School

July 9-13, 2018; 9:00am -12:30pm • Extended program 1:00-5:00pm

Free. Ages 3-11. Bible Stories, Crafts, Skits, Snacks, Songs & Field Trips. Location: 1224 Dundas St. E. Unit #26, Mississauga. Call 905-566-1084 ext#0 for more information.

 

BCF Sports Camp

July 16-20, July 23-27, August 13-17; 8:30am-4:00pm

Location: 11613 Bramalea Road, Brampton. Our camp is open to the whole community, where your kids can have a fun filled day playing numerous sports. The camp cost $99/week per child or $89/week per child when your child is registered for more than one week or when you register two or more children. This camp is funded by Canadian Tire’s charity, Jumpstart, which helps families in need to allow their kids to participate in camp for free. Register today for BCF Sports Camp for an action packed summer! Kids will be involved in many fun-filled activities such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, swimming, games and much more! Registration Link: https://bramcfon.infellowship.com/Forms/385894. Contact Info:  camps@bcfchurch.net or call 905-799-1188 and ask for Mandy.

 

PRAYER

 

Intercession for Israel with ICEJ Canada

Sunday, July 8, 2018; 2:00pm

At Catch the Fire 272 Attwell Dr Toronto Upper Rooms. Prayer, Teaching & Worship.

 

Peel House of Prayer regional gathering

Monday, July 16, 2018

Monday, August 20, 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.

 

Intercession for Israel with ICEJ Canada

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018; 2:00pm

At Catch the Fire 272 Attwell Dr Toronto Upper Rooms. Prayer, Teaching & Worship

With special guest speaker Rabi Shmuel Bowman of Operation LifeShield.

 

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

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

272 Attwell Drive, Toronto. Please check with CTF, as the schedule sometimes changes due to conferences etc.

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.

 

SENIORS

 

Lambadina: Foreign Film Screening

Saturday, August 11, 2018; 2:00pm (Time Change!)

Lambadina (which is an Arabic word that means “from darkness to light”) is an Ethiopian drama film produced and directed by Messay Getahun. It has won awards at the Toronto Black Film Festival, Montreal Black Film Festival, San Francisco Film Festival, and the Pan Africa Festival. This free event is part of Shepherd Village’s Vacation Bible School for Seniors (VBSS) summer program celebrating the beauty of cultural and ethnic diversity. All are welcome! Shepherd Village 3760 Sheppard Avenue East Toronto. (Official Trailer for the Film: www.lambadinamovie.com) Register FREE on our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vacation-bible-school-for-seniors-the-beauty-of-different-tickets-46326178848.

 

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

 

Tuesdays, 7:00pm (Whitby)

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

Light meal available at 6:30pm (upstairs hall) and large group meeting starts at 7pm.

905-725-1280 or 905-725-6671 for info, or www.whitbyfreemethodist.com or www.gatewaycommunitychurch.com

 

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 SERVICE

Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm

Dementia Friendly Hymn Sing and Worship for caregivers and their loved ones. Held every Friday at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 10030 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. This FREE event is led by Dr. (Chaplain) Tom and Chaplain Ron.  There are 15,000 individuals in York region that have a dementia diagnosis. 70% live in their homes/ with family. With dementia, short-term memory diminishes, however many early memories remain, especially those religious rituals of well-rehearsed hymns and prayer. 55% of York Region affiliates with Christianity.  Why not nurture something that is already there waiting to be honoured? For information, call 905-876-8666.

 

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.

 

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

 

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)

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

This is a support group for couples who have grown up in addiction or dysfunctional homes and have carried this trauma into their marriages.  This program is open to couples who want  to stay committed in relationship.  It may be opportunity to augment marital counselling or individual therapy as we work through the 12 steps, traditions and concepts to put God at the centre of our marriages. Held at Northridge Community Church, (Leslie and 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

 

Ladies’ Morning Break

Wednesdays, (to May 16); 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, Sampler Class (a variety of topics and activities), 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 March 21. 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.

 

PraiseMoves!

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).  Praise Moves has expanded!  Praise Moves now has three different sessions you can choose from:

 

Praise Moves Gold

Wednesdays, 6:00-6:45pm

This is session where you can sit for the stretching and exercises.  Scripture accompanies every Praise Moves posture!  Designed for those with limited mobility.

 

Praise Moves

Wednesdays, 7:30–8:30pm

This session is a low impact with stretching and strengthening exercises accompanied with Scriptures.  An exercise mat is recommended.

 

Praise Kicks

Thursdays, 7:00-7:45pm

Kicks is a low-impact cardio session.

Don’t forget your water bottle!

 

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.

 

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.

 

Burlington Women’s Connection

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, 9:45-11:30am

Tickets $12.00, Reservations required, Light refreshments served.  Please join us for an exciting morning as we celebrate and acknowledge God’s blessings of 50 years of ministry with special music and an inspiring speaker.  All are welcome ! For reservations please contact Debbie 905-331-4529 or Maureen 905-631-7817 or email Burlington.wc.reservations@gmail.com by September 17 @ 9:00am ;  Meeting at St. Paul’s Hall, Wellington Square United Church 2121 Caroline Street, Burlington ON L7R 1L7 Enter by rear parking lot, Disability Access. Burlington Women’s Connection is affiliated with www.rsvpministries.com.

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