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BOOKSTORE

 

VBS Preview Night

Tuesday, January 21, 2020; 7:00 pm

This annual event is a great opportunity to review detailed information on the new 2020 Vacation Bible School programs. It also offers a chance to connect with fellow ministry leaders and volunteers to exchange helpful tips with each other over complimentary refreshments. Once again, we’ll be joined by Tim Bryson from Group Canada, who’ll walk us through an interactive presentation of their 2020 kits. Register today to secure your spot! Held at Agape Christian Marketplace, 15-3232 Steeles Ave. W. Concord. (Jane & Steeles). The registration deadline is January 7 to ensure we have enough sample materials for everyone. Register online at AgapeMarketplace.com, by emailing info@AgapeMarketplace.com or call 905-597-5683.

 

BUSINESS

 

Canadian Christian Business Federation

Monthly Morning Meetings

Local chapters of The Canadian Christian Business Federation host monthly morning breakfast meetings for Christian business and professional leaders, men and women, in select Southern Ontario cities. For more information, or to inquire about starting a CCBF chapter in your community, visit www.ccbf.org.

 

Becoming A Faith Based Workplace/Advancing The Kingdom Together conference

Saturday February 25, 2020; 9:30am-4:00pm

Presented by the Toronto Christian Directory. Tables are available for any business/trades/professional. With Keith Knight, Dr. Leslyn Lewis, Larry Li, Dr. David Harper, Derk Maat, Darren Bosch. At 3434 Cawthra Road, Mississauga. Tickets: $10/person, $60/table. Lunch provided. www.torontochristiandirectory.com.

 

Work As Worship Retreat

Friday, May 15, 2020

Join thousands of Christian business professionals across the country for a livestream event to hear how to connect faith and work. Featuring John Maxwell, Louie Giglio, Stephanie Chung, John Acuff and more. Find a host site or find out about hosting the event at your church.

www.workasworshipretreat.org.

 

CONCERTS & MUSIC

 

Whitby Christian Coffeehouse

Saturdays; 7:30-9:30pm

The Coffee House is an outreach ministry of Durham Full Gospel Church focused on spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was established over thirty-eight years ago and is still going strong. Halfway through the evening there is a 15-minute break for refreshments and fellowship. Each night there is a different Christian group ministering through songs and testimonies of what the Lord has done in their lives. Held at 419 Brock St North, Whitby. For the current schedule of performing artists, visit www.durhamfullgospelchurch.org.

 

PowerUp 2020

February 20- 23, 2020

Canada’s Premier Gospel Music Conference. The Toronto Mass Choir is excited to offer a 4-day gospel music workshop for singers, instrumentalists, and gospel music enthusiasts of all skill levels. Held at York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto. Top professionals in gospel music host workshops that give attendees a chance to improve their musicianship and learn about gospel music in a variety of settings and also participate in a mass choir. PowerUp is like none other in all of Canada! The weekend is capped off by the PowerUp Finale Concert on Sunday evening, February 23rd, and is open to the public! All registrants have the opportunity to sing at the concert as part of the PowerUp Mass Choir! For more information, contact Conference Coordinator Jennel Wilmot- Jennel@tmc.ca. www.powerupgospel.ca.

 

for King & Country World Tour

Friday, March 13, 2020; 7:00pm

At Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre for the Performing Arts), Toronto. Presented by Unite Productions. www.uniteproductions.com.

 

Jekalyn Carr in concert

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Jekalyn Carr is a GRAMMY® Award nominee and GMA Dove Award-winning independent recording artist. She has earned eight career Billboard #1’s before the age of 21, which includes her hit singles, “You’re Bigger” and “You Will Win”. At the age of 15 years old, she released the poignant and powerful Billboard Top 5 single, “Greater Is Coming”. At Rhema Events Center, 49-40 Carl Hall Road, Toronto.

 

Lauren Daigle World Tour

Thursday, July 2, 2020; 7:30pm

At Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. www.premierproductions.com.

 

Kingdom Bound Festival 2020

July 26-29, 2020

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, including Newsboys United, Casting Crowns, TobyMac, We Are Messengers, We The Kingdom, Tenth Avenue North, Jordan Feliz and many more. Join thousands of Christian music fans! www.kingdombound.org.

 

CONFERENCES/MEETINGS

 

FaithTech Toronto

Tuesday, January 14, 2020; 6:30pm

FaithTech helps tech people find community and use their skills to glorify God. We see a day when every major tech city worldwide has a thriving FaithTech community that solves big problems in Jesus’ name. FaithTech Toronto meets every second Tuesday at 6:30PM. We meet at Nulogy, 480 University Ave #1200, Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 (12th Floor). www.faithtech.com.

 

2020 World Watch List Launch

Thursday, January 16, 2020; 7:00 pm

The 2020 World Watch List is here. Join us for this free event as we learn about what’s happening to persecuted Christians all around the world. Learn more about the dangers, risks and joys that being faithful to Jesus amidst persecution brings and the work Open Doors is doing to support those who live where faith costs the most. This is a unique opportunity for you to meet a special speaker from the field who will bring you information that cannot be published openly. Held at 374 Sheppard Ave East., Toronto. Register at www.opendoorsca.org/2020WorldWatchLaunch.

 

Living Well with Dementia

Friday, January 17, 2020; 10:00am-12:00pm

Come and learn how the power of an organized church can be the change. The Salvation Army has brought “Dementia Care Matters” to Canada.  Listen to Moira Welsh, award winning journalist and Toronto Star investigative reporter  share how this organization is working to disrupt the status quo in Long Term Care Dementia Units. Learn how individuals can thrive in the right environment. January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Free admission.  Held at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, 10066 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill. Registration required due to limited seating.  Phone 905-237-1419 or email mlliving14@gmail.com.

 

When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom from Toxic People

Tuesday, January 21, 2020; 7:30pm

Fun & Faith presents an evening with best-selling author Gary Thomas, author of When To Walk Away: Finding Freedom From Toxic People. Held at the Church on the Queensway, 1536 The Queensway, Toronto. For Tickets and Event Details, visit funandfaith.ca.

 

Greater Toronto Spiritual Life Convention

January 24-26, 2020; 7:30pm

The Greater Toronto Spiritual Life Convention is convened annually and is spearheaded and organized by evangelical pastors and leaders who are particularly concerned about the spiritual condition and direction of the church. www.greatertorontospirituallife.com.

 

National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) 2020 Christian Media Convention

February 25-28, 2020

Join thousands of Christian media and ministry professionals for a four-day, jam-packed event in Nashville, Tennessee! NRB 2020 offers unique opportunities to network with top Christian communicators, hear outstanding, internationally known speakers and artists, and be inspired by the latest and best insights and strategies from innovative media experts. www.nrbconvention.org.

 

Toronto Prayer Breakfast

Tuesday, March 3, 2020; 7:00-9:00am

The Toronto Prayer Breakfast provides an opportunity for Churches and Christian organizations to join with the business community, government leaders and local citizens, in prayer, fellowship, Christian love and shared faith. Keynote speaker: Danielle Strickland. Music by Marsha Wagner. Tickets: $35. Table of 10: $300. Tickets and tables available online. Held at Brighton Convention and Event Centre in Scarborough. www.torontoprayerbreakfast.com.

 

Mississauga Prayer Breakfast

March 2020; 7:00-10:00am

We are inviting everyone to gather together at our upcoming annual prayer breakfast to bring unity to the body of Christ and to pray for our city, leaders, and country. The Mississauga Prayer Breakfast is chaired by Pastor Derek Ramkissoon of In Christ Alone Ministries and is supported by The Christian Herald newspaper. Held at Mississauga Convention Centre, 75 Derry Rd W, Mississauga. Tickets $20 per person. Tickets and more information available at www.mississaugaprayerbreakfast.com.

 

GO 2020

Month of May 2020

A special edition of Global Outreach Day, thousands of churches and ministries worldwide will dedicate the month of May 2020 to prayer and evangelism. The goal is to mobilize 100 million believers to reach 1 Billion people with the Gospel in May 2020. Get your outreach committee together as soon as possible. www.go2020.world

 

The Big Give

Saturday, June 6, 2020

The Big Give believes that kindness and generosity are an integral part of our Christian faith. Every year, the group mobilize churches across the country to bless their neighbourhoods through a unified day of giving extravagantly – everything is free! To find out more about having your church or ministry join in, visit www.thebiggive.ca.

 

MARRIAGE/COUPLES

 

The Date Night Tour 2020

Clean Comedy For Couples! Come prepared to laugh as comedians Andy Beningo, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Joey I.L.O., Paul May and Leland Klassen create a night you won’t soon forget.  Plus enjoy a live game show as 5 women and 5 men battle on Date Night Feud. Ticket Pricing: $15 General Admission $25 Gold Circle (best 100 seats) $50 VIP Experience and $20 General Admission @ the door.

 

Belleville – Wed. February 5, 2020; 7:30pm

Maranatha Church, 100 College Street West, Belleville, ON K8P 2G5

 

Barrie – Thu. February 6, 2020; 7:30pm

Mapleview Community Church, 300 Mapleview Drive West, Barrie, ON L4N 9E7

 

Buffalo – Sat. February 8, 2020; 7:00pm

Kenmore Alliance Church, 175 Bonnett Avenue, Tonawanda, NY 14150

 

Toronto – Sat. February 8, 2020; 7:30pm

Stone Church, 45 Davenport Road, Toronto, ON M5R 1H2

 

Oshawa – Sun. February 9, 2020; 6:00pm

King St Community Church, 611 King St W., Oshawa, ON L1J 2L1

 

St Catharines – Mon. Feb. 10, 2020; 7:30pm

Bethany Community Church, 1388 Third St, St Catharines, ON L2R 6P9

 

Waterloo – Tue. February 11, 2020; 7:30pm

Creekside Church, 660 Conservation Dr, Waterloo, ON N2J 3Z4

 

Brampton – Wed. February 12, 2020; 7:30pm

Kennedy Road Tabernacle, 141 Kennedy Road N., Brampton, ON L6V 1X9

 

MOVIES

 

Shalom’s Song

Sunday, February 2, 2020; 6:00pm

A Sri Lankan Movie (with English sub-titles.) The story of Shalom, a heart-broken young man bringing peace to three lives on a path to destruction. Admission is free (freewill offering will be taken for Sri Lanka-based mission work.) Held at Global Kingdom Ministries, 1250 Markham Road, Scarborough. 416-726-0490.

 

I Still Believe

In theatres starting March 13, 2020

From the creators of I Can Only Imagine comes an inspiring love story for the ages. Rediscover the wonder of love in I Still Believe, based on the real-life story of chart-topping singer Jeremy Camp. Starring KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Shania Twain, and Gary Sinise.

www.istillbelievemovie.com.

 

PRAYER

 

ICEJ Intercession For Israel

Sunday, January 26, 2020; 2:00-4:30pm

Commemorating the International Holocaust Remembrance Day as established by the UN on Jan 27th annually since 2005. “A Nation Remembers” is a special presentation of the official stage ceremony of Israel honouring the heroes and the martyrs of the Holocaust. Held at Catch the Fire Upper Rooms, 272 Attwell Drive, Toronto. www.icejcanada.org.

 

Relentless Worship in Mississauga - 12 Hour Worship and Prayer

Saturday, February 1, 2020; 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. On the first Saturday of each month, various teams will lead worship every two hours from 6:00am to 6:00pm. Held at 5920 Atlantic Dr., Mississauga On L4W 1N6. For more info, visit www.relentlessworshipministries.com, or email: relentlessworshipministries@gmail.com.

 

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. 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. Do not hesitate, feel free to visit us. Every Wednesday, starting at 7:00PM. Appointments are not necessary.

 

WOMEN

 

Hopeful Afternoons Bible Study for Women

Saturday, January 25, 2020; 1:30-3:00pm

A monthly non-denominational Christian meeting on the last Saturday of each month. Address: Hetta Studio of Dance and Music, 627 Main St E, Unit 207, Hamilton, Ontario L8M 1J5. All welcome!

Free! [Note: 1) No kids under 12 permitted, as no childcare available. 2) Parking available in building's parking lot---Enter from Burris St. and Aikman Ave.] For information contact Pastor Lisa Bynoe-Stevens by email at lisabynoestevens@gmail.com, or visit https://www.facebook.com/12afternoonsofhope.

 

YOUTH

 

Awaken 2020 Youth Conference

February 14-15, 2020

Presented by Kingdom Bound Ministries, Awaken 2020 is a conference specifically geared for students in grades 7-12 and their leaders to encounter the overwhelming love of Christ. We’ll tackle real issues facing today’s students with Biblical truth while also equipping and empowering leaders to impact their students like never before. Featuring North Point InsideOut, Reggie Dabbs, Toby Cavanaugh and more. Held at the Buffalo Grand Hotel in Downtown Buffalo, NY. www.awakencon.com.

 

Today’s Teens Conference

Sat., February 22, 2020; 9:00am-6:00pm

Join over 1200 youth and youth workers for this one-day youth ministry event designed to inspire, equip, and mobilize you & your ministry to more effectively reach and engage this next generation with the person and message of Jesus. www.todaysteens.ca.

 

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.  Find a local Alpha group at

www.alphacanada.org.

 

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. Find a local group at

www.celebraterecovery.ca.

 

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY SERVICES

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

Lunch and Music, Motion and Memories: For caregivers and their loved ones with memory loss.  This event is held at Light on the Hill Community Church.  We enjoy fellowship together with lunch and then move onto a music, singing, balance exercises, line dancing, bells and lots of fun memory work.  This program was designed by an Occupational and Music Therapist to improve memory and balance through enjoyable activities.  Most importantly it is a wonderful way to connect with others on this journey. Call  905-237-1419 for more information regarding this free event.

 

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

Lunch and  Hymn Sing:  For  caregivers and their loved ones with memory loss. Join us for a hot lunch, singing old fashion hymns and more every Friday at St. Mary’s Anglican Church.  Those who continue to maintain spirituality through music and prayer, have been shown to cope better with their cognitive limitations on the dementia journey. There is a scientific name for this call PERAT (procedural emotional religious activity therapy). It is a great opportunity to connect with others on this journey.  Call 905-237-1419 for more information regarding this free event.

 

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. Find a local DivorceCare group at www.divorcecare.org.

 

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. Join us at any time in the 13 weeks. Find a local DivorceCare for Kids group at www.divorcecare.org.

 

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. Find a local GriefShare group at www.griefshare.org.

 

Parent/Family support for Human Trafficking Victims

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Two Toronto Locations: North and West

Family members suffer greatly when a loved one becomes entangled in the sex industry.  If you are a parent or family member of a young person who is being exploited in stripping or escorting, we offer a safe space for you to be understood. Here, you can process your feelings and fears without being judged.  We also endeavour to work with family members individually to help to bring an end to the exploitation. Parents Hope meetings are peer-led support groups sponsored by SIM Canada. For more information, please Email:  parentshope22@gmail.com or visit:  www.johncassells.com.

 

Sharing The Burden

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.

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