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BUSINESS

Christian Business Fellowship meetings
Various Dates and Locations
Local chapters of the Canadian Christian Business Federations (CCBF) meet monthly over breakfast or lunch for times of mutual encouragement, prayer and discussion. Groups follow a five-year ‘curriculum’ based on the NIV Leadership Study Bible which challenges participants to apply biblical principles to their roles within their businesses or professions. To find the chapter meeting nearest you, visit www.ccbf.org.

CONCERTS & MUSIC

An Evening with Ray An Fuentes
Saturday, April 5th, 2014, 7:00 pm

Held at 2700 Bristol Circle, Oakville, Ontario. This is a free concert featuring Filipino inspirational artist, Ray An Fuentes. Doors open at 6:30pm. Ray An Fuentes was a former member of the popular Circus Band and the New Minstrels in the ‘80’s who quit at the height of his career to become a full time minister of God’s word. He and his wife, Meilin, travel around the world to deliver God’s message of love and salvation. For free tickets, type “An Evening with Ray An Fuentes” on Facebook search, and click “Join”. A numbered ticket will be e-mailed to you for printout. Or text (416) 884-9361 or e-mail rayanfuentesconcert@gmail.com to reserve free tickets.

Air Raid 23
April 11 & 12, 2014; 7:00pm

Featuring Silverline, We Are Leo, and Loftland. Presented by Life 100.3.
April 11, Victory Baptist Church in Newmarket.
April 12, Timothy Christian School in Barrie.
Tickets $15.00, Advance, $20. At Door.
www.airraid.ca or www.lifeonline.fm.

Steve Green in Concert
Friday, April 18, 2014

Steve Green is celebrating 28 years in the Christian music industry. He has ministered in almost 50 countries bringing the good news of God’s redemptive love.
Steve’s music compels his audience to reflect on God’s mercy and grace. Steve says, “In the end it will be clear that He alone is the hero of not only my story, but of all our stories.”
Location: Grandview Baptist Church, 250 Old Chicopee Dr., Kitchener. Doors open at 6:30, concert at 7:30. $18 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets available online at www.gettickets.ca, Grandview Baptist Church: 519-894-5513 or The Gospel Lighthouse Waterloo, Cambridge or Guelph locations.

Kingdom Bound 2014
August 3-6, 2014

Western New York’s annual four day, Christian family festival takes place on the Ontario Civic Holiday weekend. The lineup features artists and speakers such as Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Tenth Avenue North, Skillet, TobyMac, For King & Country, Paul Baloche, Capital Kings, Rend Collective Experiment, Andy Mineo, DJ Promote, Kathryn Scott, Reggie Dabbs, Nick Vujicic, Lybecker, Love & The Outcome, 1 Girl Nation, Blues Counsel, Robin Mark, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Silverline and many more. Held at the Darien Lake Theme Park in Williamsville, NY. www.kingdombound.com.

EASTER

LGCMA Easter Musical Presentation
Saturday, April 5, 2014; 6:00pm

The Léna Gauthier Christian Music Academy will showcase performances from over 30 students as well as faculty classical-jazz duo Saxoprano and special guest artists Azalea. Centred around their short film Reflections on the Crucifixion, a series of 12 monologues from 7 Bible Characters sharing their perspective on Jesus’ arrest, trial, death, burial, and resurrection, the presentation weaves film scenes together with specially chosen music selections. Complimentary light refreshments and desserts from Alpha-Omega Events to follow. Held at their Toronto location (40 Colville Road, Toronto, ON, M6M 2Y4), tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. To purchase, contact: (647) 770-5553. www.LGCMAmusic.com/2014easter.

Alive!
Saturday, April 12, 2014; 6:30pm

Location: Greenwood Gospel Chapel; 949 Greenwood Avenue, Toronto. An Easter concert for the whole family, featuring contemporary and traditional Praise and Worship songs, celebrating the worth and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Free admission and parking. Visit www.greenwoodgospelchapel.com or call us at 416-465-8347 for more information.

Music for Passiontide
Sunday, April 13, 2014; 4:30pm

The Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Choir with Strings will present music by Mendelssohn, Raminsh, Oldroyd, Hovhaness, Wood plus hymns of the season. Freewill offering. At Yorkminster Park Baptist Church 1585 Yonge Street, Toronto. Email office@yorkminsterpark.com or call 416-922-1167 x221.

Toronto Passion Play 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014; 2pm & 7pm
Saturday, April 19, 2014; 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, April 20, 2014; 4pm

Experience a performance that will change your life this Easter weekend. The Toronto Passion Play has been running for over 20 years. Join us for our 2014 season. This is a dramatic and dynamic Easter theatrical production. A cast and crew of volunteers assist in telling the greatest story ever told. Every year billions of people around the world recognize and celebrate one of the most historic events of history; very few of us, understand the rich historical and social context in which Jesus came to communicate his life-changing message. The Toronto Passion Play will help you understand the person of Jesus, in a deeper, richer and more meaningful way. Held at Church on the Queensway, 1536 The Queensway, Toronto. Tickets are $5 (plus $1.17 processing fee) for all ages. Seating is first come, first serve. Available online or at the church 9am-4pm weekdays (cash only). Certain conditions apply. A free will offering will be taken at all performances. www.torontopassionplay.com.

Jesus, Blessed Redeemer
April 20, 2014; 6:30pm

Hamilton Church of God presents the Easter play “Jesus, Blessed Redeemer. Free Admission. For further information, contact the church at 905-383-6174.

EDUCATION

Leading Your Congregation in Missional Ministries
First class: Monday, April 14, 2014

With the mission of God as our reason for existence, we are called to lead, equip and care for the people of God as they engage in that mission. As church leaders, what are the understandings, skills and practices that serve this mission and the church? This course will look at who we are as leaders, and how we can grow and develop in our ability to lead effectively and empower others to do the same. One aspect of the course will be to address the life and character of leadership, and another will address the specific tasks and areas of ministry we are most commonly called to undertake in church ministry.

Presented by the TIM Centre. Course Instructors: Rev. Dr. Clint Mix and Rev. Dr. Brian Craig. Course Dates: 6 Mondays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm for the following dates: April 14; May 5, 12, 26; June 2, 9. 1 full Saturday - April 26, 2014. Location: Tyndale University College & Seminary, New Bayview Campus.
Learn more about TIM Centre courses at www.tyndale.ca/tim/diploma/next-courses or call: 416-226-6620 Ext: 2708.

EVENTS

Malcolm Hedding GTA Tour
April 3-6, 2014

Presented by International Christian Embassy Jerusalem. Rev. Hedding is past Executive Director of ICEJ, and currently serves on its International Board. He is the author of several books, including Understanding Israel and Understanding Revelation. www.icejcanada.org.

MissionFest Toronto
April 4 - 5, 2014

MissionFest Toronto, the largest missions based conference in Central Canada, is dedicated to encouraging, educating and enlightening people of all ages to engage in missions within the GTA and around the world. Held at Global Kingdom Ministries, 1250 Markham Rd., Toronto. Keynote Speakers include Ron Pearce (Empower Ministries), Kenia Gonzalez (Worship Artist), Neil Boron (WDCX Radio), Andrew Alleyne (Catalyst Ministries) and Rachelle Mainse (Context with Lorna Dueck). Admission is free (freewill offerings will be taken at main sessions.) On site parking is $5. www.missionfest.org.

Prepare to Restore Younger Generations
Saturday, April 26, 2014: 9:30am-4:00pm

2014 Theme: Restoring Foundations of Healthy Parental Relationships. IEC (Islington Evangel Centre) invites parents, grandparents, other adult groups, and young adults to a day of equipping and intercession. Rev. Marva Tyndale will be joined by Revs. Anthony & Cheryl Nelson, Dimitri & Andrea Boweya, and Paul Wong United Through Worship. Join us at 49 Queens Plate Drive, Etobicoke. Free Admission. Child care and lunch option available. Register at www.iecfamily.com or call 416.747.7208.

Building Communities of Belonging
Saturday, May 3, 2014; 8:30am-3:00pm

God created everyone in His image and with intrinsic value. This one-day conference will share practical strategies to develop and strengthen ministries of belonging, integrating people affected by disabilities. Focusing on church contexts, this event features workshops and sessions to inform and equip anyone with a passion to build “communities of belonging.” Location: Harvest Bible Chapel – 500 Great Lakes Boulevard, Oakville. Cost: $25/person (includes lunch). Find more information or register at www.christian-horizons.org.

National March for Life [Ottawa]
Thursday, May 8, 2014; 12:00pm

Leading up to the March through the streets, the gathered crowd first hears inspiring addresses by MPs, senators, religious and pro-life leaders. After speeches, the March begins at Parliament Hill, through downtown Ottawa, and returns again to Parliament. From the Hill, women and men then share personal testimonies about the damage of abortion-choice in their lives. www.ru-4life.ca.

Leadercast Burlington
Friday, May 9, 2014; 8:00am-4:30pm

A one-day leadership event at the Crossroads Centre, broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, GA to hundreds of locations around the world. At this event you can expect to be challenged, inspired and encouraged. You will learn how to improve your own leadership skills and also have the opportunity to network with other leaders in your area. You will see just how far your own choices could take you. We desire to influence leaders at every level within an organization. Whether you are leading a team of 2000 or just yourself, Leadercast is designed to help you use your voice to create positive change in your community and the world at large. Price $99. plus tax (Includes the Leadercast workbook, continental breakfast, lunch, door prizes and a state-of-the-art TV Studio experience!) Contact 905-332-6400 x3266 or mestabrooks@crossroads.ca, or purchase your ticket online at www.crossroads.ca.

15th Anniversary Jesus In the City Gala
Saturday, May 10, 2014; 6:00pm

Be a part of an extraordinary evening with organizations, businesses, churches and believers from across the Greater Toronto Area celebrating 15 years of the Jesus in the City Parade. Special Guest Artists, Awards, Gift Giveaways, Silent Auction and more at the beautiful Markham Convention Centre, 130 Ironside Crescent, Scarborough. Dinner Gala Tickets $65. www.jesusinthecity.com.

Recharge Conference with Kay Arthur
June 4-7, 2014

Recharge is a conference to inspire and encourage Bible Study Leaders and Students from across the country. You’ve poured yourself out for the sake of establishing people in God’s Word. Now it’s time for us to pour into you. Join fellow believers from across Canada who share your passion for God and His Word. Recharge and catch a glimpse of what God can do through you and Precept Ministries! Event will be held at Heritage College & Seminary in Cambridge Ontario. Visit www.preceptministries.ca/recharge or call 1.877.234.2030 for more information. Conference, Meals & Dorm = $150. FREE admission tickets also available on Thursday & Friday evening to hear Kay preach. Tickets must be reserved in advance.

Greater Toronto Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham
September 12-14, 2014

Presented by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada in partnership with area churches. Held at the Air Canada Centre. Intended to draw thousands of people to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. Each evening will feature Christian musicians such as Newsboys, The City Harmonic, Lecrae, Thousand Foot Krutch, Lacey Sturm, Michael W. Smith and Kari Jobe, personal testimonies, and the Gospel message from Franklin Graham. www.FestivalofHope.ca

MOVIES & TV

Son of God
In theatres now

Son of God is a major motion picture that brings the life of Jesus Christ to the big screen like never before. Actor Diogo Morgado portrays Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. www.ShareSonofGod.com.

Heaven Is For Real
Opens in theatres April 16, 2014

Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, Heaven Is For Real brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Starring Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, the real-life couple whose son Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth ... things he couldn’t possibly know. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event.

PRAYER

Intercession For Israel
Sunday, May 4, 2014; 2:00pm

Prayer for Israel is a free event, with special guest speakers teaching from the Word, live Israeli style worship and prayer. Held at Catch The Fire (upper rooms) 272 Attwell Drive, Etobicoke. For information contact: 416-324-9133 or email info@icejcanada.org. www.icejcanada.org.

SINGLES

Plan and Prepare
March 28 to June 7, 2014

Fridays in Burlington/Saturdays in Brampton
An enrichment seminar primarily designed for Christian Single Adults (never married, separated, single parents, single again) who are looking to plan and prepare for a divine connection with a future life-time partner. This seminar aims to prepare Single Adults to choose wisely which may result in a healthy, whole and Christ-Like Relationship.
Now serving in two new locations (Burlington and Brampton), participants can now select the location which is closer to their home and/or place of Employment.  You’ll enjoy fellowship activities. Teaching Seminars will be life changing and very relevant to all ages, followed by group discussion.Seminar presenters will be Rev. Lorne Shepherd and Marlene M. MacKenzie. For seminar topics, addresses, directions and more information, visit us at www.planandprepare.org or call 905-454-5428.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Celebrate Recovery
Come and experience this Christ-centered 12-step program that provides individuals a safe place to find freedom from their hurts, habits and hang-ups. Local groups include:

Tuesdays, 6:30–9:30pm (Oakville)
Every Tuesday at 6.30 pm, Free Dinner is served at Solid Gold Foundations Church, meeting at The Freedom Centre, 4343 Bronte Road (Regional Road 25 – 1 km north of HWY 407) Oakville, followed by our CR program and Solid Rock Café. Sponsored by Northern Praise Ministries. Pastor Michelle Sim 905-844-0909 or melissa@SolidGoldFoundations.com for more info.

Thursdays, 6:30–9:30pm (Toronto)
Join us every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for a Light Dinner at Rosewood Church of the Nazarene, 657 Milner Ave, Scarborough followed by our CR program and Solid Rock Café. Pastor Arnie Grace-Sandy 416-459-1462, or www.rosewoodchurch.ca. (Wheelchair accessible)

Fridays, 7:00-10:00pm (Brampton)
Come join us every Friday night 7-10pm at Brampton West Alliance Church, 1 Regan Rd., Unit 20, Brampton. Call 905-840-2991 or email: bwac.cr@gmail.com. www.bramptonwestalliance.com.

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. 7-8 pm Large Group, 8-9 pm Small Group & 9-10 pm 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.

WOMEN

Mississauga Christian Women’s Club
Tuesday, April 15, 2014; 10:00-11:30am

Held at Vic Johnston Community Centre, 335 Church St., Mississauga. Cost $6.00. Corrie Lanctin will sing for us and share her story, ‘Yes, I am a Princess’. For reservations, please call 905-814-6890.

Women Alive Waterloo Conference
April 25-27, 2014

With Keynote Speaker Carolyn Arends, and Worship with Jody Cross. Hosted by Keturah Leonforde. Held at the Waterloo Inn Conference Hotel, 475 King Street North, Waterloo. Register online at www.womenalive.org.

Hamilton Church of God Ladies’ Conference
May 31 - June 1, 2014

Registration $40. Seniors $30. Morning refreshments and lunch will be served. For further information please contact Donnett at 289-788-2990.

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