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CONCERTS & MUSIC

 

Inspirational Music In the Park

Tuesdays, June through August; 7:00pm

A Summer concert series at Gage Park in Brampton. Free admission and parking at Brampton City Hall. Over 80 different performing artists. Refreshments available for sale. Help fund the event through our GoFundMe campaign.

www.inspirationalmusic.org.

 

Booth Brothers Toronto Concert

Saturday, June 10, 2017; 3:00pm

We are excited to have The Booth Brothers return to Toronto in support of missions with Crossworld. Order your tickets online today before they are sold out! Held at: Global Kingdom Ministries Church 1250 Markham Road, Toronto. Tickets are available at:

www.boothbrotherstoronto.com.

 

Hymn Sing 2017

Saturday June 17, 2017;  6:00pm

Held at Bayfair Baptist Church (817 Kingston Road, Pickering) featuring Signature Sound’s “Doug Anderson” with special guest 100 Huntley Street’s “Kevin Pauls”! Also featuring some great Canadian Gospel artists! General Admission Seating is $10 per person in advance or $15 at the door (space permitting). This event will sell out quickly so be sure to secure your tickets today! Contact Bayfair Baptist Church at 905-839-4621, visit www.bayfairbaptist.ca  or email info@bayfairbaptist.ca to buy tickets or for more information.

 

WonderJam 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The annual Christian music festival held at Canada’s Wonderland returns this year with headliners Skillet, for King & Country, Rend Collective, Manic Drive & more!! Your festival ticket includes admission to the Amusement Park! To purchase tickets, you can Charge-by-Phone at 1-800-965-9324 or buy online at: www.itickets.com. For information and ticket prices (including church group sales information) visit  the website at www.wonderjamfestival.com.

 

A Taste of Jesus in the City

Saturday, July 22, 2017; 2:00-8:00pm [date corrected from print edition]

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 9. 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.

 

Music in the Park

Wednesday, June 28, 2017; 7:00-9:00pm

Music in the Park is heading into it’s fourth year. This FREE event will include 3 live music performers from the GTA area including Juno Award Nominee, Drew Brown. Location: Aurora Town Park. This year is teeing up to be an exciting event full of entertainment, community and appreciation for Gospel Music. Phone: 416-464-1928 or visit www.gospelfest.ca.

 

Kingdom Bound Festival 2017

July 26-29, 2017

Four incredible days of live concerts, art, teaching and more! All with complete access to Darien Lake Amusement and Water Parks! Over 50 Bands, Artists and Speakers...and thousands of Christian music fans!

www.kingdombound.org.

 

EDUCATION

 

Module 12- Lay Pastor Development Program

Saturday, June 17, 2017; 10:00am-3:00pm

Held at 2386 Haines Road, Mississauga, ON. 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 us at 416-832-3078 or at

ron@thechurchplanter.com.

 

EVENTS

 

Family Fun Fair

Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:00am-4:00pm

Come and have fun at the Meadowvale Family Fun Fair at Mississauga Christian Academy (2720 Gananoque Dr.) on June 10, 2017. Enjoy a BBQ, Petting Zoo, Bouncy Castles, a Balloon Artist, Games, Prizes, and more...  All are welcome. The event admission is free so come ready to have a great time. For more information, visit mississaugachristianacademy.com  or call us at 905-826-4114 or email events@mississaugachristianacademy.com.

 

Ratanak 5km Walkathon

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The 5km Walkathon will be held at Erindale Park in Mississauga. It was organized six years ago as a family-friendly fundraiser to benefit Ratanak Int’l’s anti-exploitation projects in Cambodia. Ratanak International is a Christ-centered organization committed to serving Cambodia by being an agent of change in its social, economic, and spiritual landscape.

www.5kmwalkathon.com.

 

 

Etobicoke Strategy Annual Prayer Breakfast

Friday, June 23, 2017; 8:00am

The Etobicoke Strategy is a faith led, police supported initiative dedicated to engaging and mobilizing the community in the creation of safe neighbourhood. Held at Woodbine Banquet and Convention Hall,  30 Vice Regent Blvd., Etobicoke. Theme: A Call to Action. Speaker Police Chief Mark Saunders. Cost: $20. RSVP by June 16 to 416-651-8989.

www.etobicokestrategy.ca.

 

A Taste of MissionFest: ‘God Keep Our Land’ Dinner Banquet & Gala

Thursday June 29, 2017; 7:30pm

As a result of much prayer, and engaging a transition team made up of Christian leaders and community influencers, MissionFest Toronto is getting ready to re-emerge for an exciting future with a clear vision, direction and new members to the board and leadership team. Join MissionFest Toronto’s launch gala celebrations as we re-emerge celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday. MC: Neil Boron, WDCX Radio, Guest Artists: Treneta Bowden, Ricky and Giselle Theriault.

    Held at World Vision Canada, 1 World Drive, Mississauga. Free Parking available. Meet some of MissionFest Toronto’s founding visionaries, current Board of Directors and Partners. Dress / Attire: Semi-formal or smart casual. Earlybird Tickets: $50 per person before June 15. (After, $60 per person up to June 26.) Sponsor a Table: $400 per table of 8. Doors open 7:00pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.missionfest.org.

 

The Cry Kingston

Saturday, July 1, 2017

On Canada’s 150th anniversary, join with believers from every generation and many denominations, cultures and regions of Canada for a full day of prayer and fasting. We are gathering to contend for His dream for this nation. God has given the pen of history into the hands of a praying church. It’s time to write. It’s not a concert. It’s not a conference. It’s a CRY. Schedule, registration, location and other details at www.thecrymovement.com.

 

14th Annual Pickering Community Leaders Prayer Breakfast

Thursday, July 6, 2017; 7:30-9:00am

Under the auspices of Mayor Dave Ryan. 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. At Annandale Golf & Curling Club, Corner Church and Bayly Streets in Ajax. Special Guest Speaker Pastor Craig Burton, District Superintendent-Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada-Eastern District. Early Reservation: Tickets $15. For more information call 905-239-3207 or email mwa-inter@uniserve.com.

 

Church on the Beach

Sundays, July 9 to Aug. 27, 2017; 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.

 

Transform Our World Brantford Summit & Mission Trip

July 21-July 23, 2017

Join us for this unique Transformation Summit Experience where you will learn, see, and be a part of a city (Brantford, Ont.) that is being transformed. Summit meetings will be hosted by Dr. Ed Silvoso and Poncho Murguia from Juarez, Mexico and there will be hands on experience and community outreach events. The Summit will culminate with “Baptisms In The Square.” www.transformourworld.org.

 

GOLF

 

CYN Charity Golf Tournament

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Youth Network would like to invite you to participate in the 14th Annual CYN Charity Golf Tournament which will be held at the scenic, highly rated 4-star Peninsula Lakes Golf Club, located in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula. The proceeds of this event will go directly to the ongoing vision of CYN to improve the spiritual climate of our nation through youth and youth leaders.

www.canadianyouth.net.

 

Haven on the Queensway’s 6th Annual Golf Tournament & Dinner

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Held at Glen Eagle Golf Club (15731 Peel Regional Road 50, Bolton, ON L7E 3H9). This tournament is a fun and exciting opportunity to raise funds for the many men, women and children who are in need in the GTA. All proceeds from this tournament will go to Haven on the Queensway’s programs such as the food bank, clothing closet, Hope with Wheels and many others. We provide help to over 1,500 people each month through these programs.

www.havenontheq.com.

 

KIDS

 

BCF Kids Sports Camp

Weekly, July 10 - August 25; 8:30am - 4:30pm

Register today for BCF Kids 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! Register online at bcfsports.net. Held at BCF Gym, 11613 Bramalea Rd N. For more information, contact info@bcfchurch.net or call 905-799-1188.

 

KCC Vacation Bible School (VBS) Camp

July 10-14, 2017; 9:00am -12:00 noon

Children ages 3-12. Theme: “Hero Central” Discover Your Strength in God. Enjoy: Bible Stories, Crafts, Field trip, Games, Skits, Snacks & much more. Registration: FREE. Location: 20-1224 Dundas St. E, Mississauga. Please call 905-566-1084 ext 0. for more info.

 

PRAYER

 

Prayer Centre Grand Opening

Monday, June 5, 2017

Dundas Worship Centre (3200 Dundas Street West, Toronto), will host the grand opening of their new prayer centre. The hours of operation are from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays. 11:30 pm – 1:20 pm on Thursdays. This is a non-profit organization that caters to individuals who are in need of prayer only. This is not a crisis centre, but a prayer-focused centre. The public is able to reach us at 416-767-2568, 416-767-2561 and 416-767-2554.

www.dundaswc.ca.

 

Intercession For Israel

Sunday, July 9, 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 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 sets sometimes change due to conferences etc. Times:

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

Wed: 6am-8am, 10am-12pm, 7pm-9pm

Thu: 10am-12pm, 12pm-1pm, 7-9pm

Fri: 10am-12pm.

Sun: 1-3pm

Worship and Prayer extolling the worth of the Lord and calling in His purposes on earth. [Overnight Prayer and Worship: Friday 10:00pm - Saturday 6:00am, First Friday of each month only]. Contact us at 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

 

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

 

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.

 

Hamilton Women’s Connection

Thursday, June 15, 2017; 9:15-11:15am

At Michelangelo’s Banquet Centre, 1555 Upper Ottawa St., Hamilton.  Full Breakfast, cost $14 incl. Special Feature & Inspirational Speaker. Reservations/cancellations required.  Call 905-575-0607 or  email:  rsvphwc@gmail.com.

www.rsvpministries.com.

 

Mississauga Christian Women’s Club

Tuesday, June 20, 2017; 10:00-11:30am

Held at Vic Johnston Community Centre, 335 Church St., Mississauga. Cost $6.00. Berge Shilvardjian of Robinson’s Pharmacy, will speak on the advantage of having a  Pharmacist in your life.  Donna Fawcet, will sing and tell how her “Life is a Story”. Call (289) 521-8965 for reservations OR email reservations4cwc@gmail.com   No childcare available.

www.rsvpministries.com.

 

Burlington Women’s Connection

Wednesday June 21, 2017; 9:45-11:30am

“Awesome Seasonal Container Gardening” demo for all Seasons, Spring, Summer, Fall, Christmas and Winter with Holland Park Gallery; Soloist and Inspirational Speaker Donna Fawcett from St. Mary’s ON on “Life is a Story”. Donna has several books and a CD that will be for sale. Tickets $10.00, Refreshment Buffet, Reservations Required by Monday June 19 @ 9:00am!  Please call Maureen 905-631-7817 or Debbie 905-331-4529.  Email – Burlington.wc.reservations@gmail.com. New Location!  St. Paul’s Hall, Wellington Square Church, 2121 Caroline St. Burlington L7R 1L7. Entrance off parking lot at rear of church. Disability Access. [Next meeting Wed. Sept. 20, 2017]

www.rsvpministries.com.

 

Toronto East Christian Women’s Club

Tuesday, June 27, 2017; 9:30-11:30am

An Interesting Morning Coffee. Feature:  Silver Jewellry - by Margarita Mama. Singer:    Susan Ryman. Speaker:  Theresa Dixon. 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.

 

Toronto East Christian Women’s Club Annual Luncheon

Tuesday, July 25, 2017; 11:45-3:00pm

Our Annual Luncheon. Feature:   Lady Sophicate Fashion Show. Singer and Speaker: Suzanne Baresich on the topic - ‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going!’ Cost $ 25.00 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.