Dear RAC Family,
 
We praise God for the end of another week and for His faithfulness. Today is Remembrance Day and we thank God for the freedoms we enjoy as Canadians because of those who served and sacrificed!

We have new updates and opportunities to tell you about at church. Please read to learn more.

DISCIPLESHIP AND MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

Youth - Alpha Refresh this Friday
As usual, Youth happens from 7-9 PM on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month! Students in Grades 6-12 are welcome. This Friday, Nov 11, we will be continuing our Youth Alpha series and joining other churches in the area! We are meeting at RAC this month! (Stay tuned to our Youth newsletter because the location has been rotating throughout the semester.) For more information, please contact: youth@rexdalealliance.ca.

Impactus Men's Conference Watch Event this Saturday
This Sat, Nov 12 from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Impactus is holding a one-day event to help men 'press in to their relationship with God'. RexMen will be hosting a watch party at RAC so we can participate in the event locally! Breakfast and lunch will be served! See you there!

The Praxis this Sunday
The Praxis is starting this Sunday, Nov 13 at 8 a.m. in the Welcome Centre. We would like to extend a warm welcome to those considering joining our group of apprentices of Jesus who want to practice spiritual transformation into Christlikeness together. We will be focusing on the 'Cycle of Grace'. We will have coffee and muffins, too! Hosted by Lynnette Missiuna. Contact: lynnette.missiuna@gmail.com

Free Scholarship Workshop on Nov 18
Grades 11, 12 and high school graduates, along with their parents, are invited to a free Scholarship Workshop on Nov 18 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. here at RAC. This is a hands-on, in-person seminar where we will break down the steps to completing scholarship applications. We will have teachers, guidance counsellors, and recent post-secondary graduates available to discuss and support in the scholarship application process. There will be a question & answer period at the end. Don't forget to sign up for the workshop HERE.

Mike Janzen Concert on Nov 19
We are so excited to invite you to a Mike Janzen concert on Saturday Nov 19 at 7 p.m. Mike will be performing many of his lament songs from his Psalms Project as a complement to our Good Grief? Good God? series. We encourage you to attend and invite others to join you for this special evening of truth and music. There is a suggested donation of $5 to attend.

Townhall Questions
We invite you to submit questions for the Ministry News Townhall happening on Nov 20. Receiving questions in advance will allow us to answer them as thoroughly and thoughtfully as possible. Kindly send your questions to church@rexdalealliance.ca with the subject heading: "Townhall Question". In preparation for the Townhall, you may wish to read our 2022 Annual Report at this LINK

Ministry News Townhall on Nov 20
There will be a Ministry News Townhall on Sunday, November 20 from 6-7 p.m. We are inviting our RAC church family to Join us for a time to hear ministry highlights and news and be encouraged with what God is doing at RAC. There will also be a time to ask questions. The Townhall will take place both in person and over Zoom at the following LINK. Meeting ID: 837 8512 0183 and Passcode: 281447

Annual General Meeting on Nov 20
The Annual General Meeting will take place following the Ministry News Townhall, on November 20 at 7 p.m. All RAC members are requested to attend our Annual Meeting, however, attendance is open to all in our church community. Please be reminded that we require 50% of active members to attend in order for the meeting to proceed. Our Annual Meeting features the presentation of the audited financial statements and the election of RAC’s Board of Elders. The meeting will take place both in person and over Zoom at the following LINK. Meeting ID: 837 8512 0183 and Passcode: 281447. All members will receive detailed information about the meeting via email or post. 

Family Advent Party
Advent -the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event. This special time where we look forward to Christmas starts on November 27 this year. Let us come together with our families to celebrate the start of this season. It’s a time to fellowship as a big Family through, storytelling, carols, games, craft and of course a family meal. Did we mention prizes also? Space is limited, so please make sure you act promptly to secure a space for your family and friends. Reserve your spot for this event on Sunday, November 27 (5:30-7:30pm). Reserve your spot HERE.

ANNOUNCEMENTS, FAMILY NEWS, PRAISE AND PRAYER REQUESTS

Bible Quiz Meet – Please Pray
RAC's quizzing teams will be headed to Ottawa Nov 11-13 for an in-person quiz meet with 8 other churches. Please pray that the lives of these teens will be moved by their study and memorization about the start of the early church in Acts. Please also pray for safe travel, health and good fellowship and community connections for all those involved.

Paul LaRocque in Malawi
Thank you for your continued prayers as Paul LaRocque completes his seminars on Faith & Science in Malawi. He will be speaking at the final location on Friday and Saturday with the help of Pastor Mfungwe, the Malawian denomination leader who is leading discussions on Christian Worldview. Please keep them in prayer as they deliver this important message. Please pray for stamina as this takes place at a very hot location and pray for Paul's safe journey home on Monday and arrival in Toronto on Tuesday.

New What's Op' Post
A new post has been published on our What' Op' blog on the topic: Let's Talk Charitable Donation Receipts! Stay tuned to all things operations by following the What's Op' Blog HERE, authored by our Finance & Operations Manager.

Marriage Announcement
This is to announce the Wedding Ceremony between Colin Hatt and Sarah Kariuki on Saturday November 26, 2022 at Wilmar Heights Baptist Church, 1687 Victoria Park Ave, Scarborough ON at 2pm.

Unless the Lord builds the house,
    the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
    the guards stand watch in vain.
 
Psalm 127:1

SERVICE AND PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES

Sunday Service
Join us this Sunday for our morning service. We will be hearing from Paul and Cheryl Guinness who will be sharing a special message on 'Marriage'.

Whether you choose to join us in person or online we look forward to worshiping with you at 10 a.m. on Sunday!

If you know someone who does not have access to the internet, please let them know they may call from a regular phone and listen to the service with the following information:

Phone No. +1 647 374 4685 Canada
Meeting ID: 849 6287 9924

If you have questions please contact Melad Markos:(mmarkos@rexdalealliance.ca)

Opportunities to Pray Together
Tuesday Church Online Prayer at 7:30pm. Join here
Prayer for International Workers on Tuesday evenings starting at 8:30, immediately following our weekly church prayer time.
Men's Prayer on Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m. Join here

Send a prayer request to our dedicated prayer team here.

Please let us know if there is any way we can help you. Contact the church office at 416-741-1110 or at church@rexedalealliance.ca  

From the Staff and Elders of Rexdale Alliance Church:
Have a wonderful weekend and week ahead!

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