Dear RAC Family,
We praise God for the end of another week and for His faithfulness. What a great week we have had welcoming new faces to Rexdale at our Newcomers Gathering, hearing from international worker Sok Em and celebrating the holiday season at the RexMen Christmas party!

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


Youth Alpha Tonight
We are having a Youth Alpha meeting today, Fri., Dec. 9 from 7-9 p.m. in the Youth Centre. We will also be doing a service project to share God's love with others! Students in Grades 6-12 are welcome. Next week will be our Youth Christmas Party! See details below.

Christmas Greetings for International Workers on Dec. 11 & 18
The Missions Leadership Team (MLT) invites you to send Christmas greetings to our International Workers (IWs) which is something we have been doing for a number of years. Over the next two Sundays, Dec. 11 and 18, there will be tables set up in the lobby where you can write your greetings to our IW families serving around the world. After the 18th, these greetings will be scanned and emailed. Our IWs report back how encouraged they are by receiving these joyful messages from our church community. Thank you for taking the time to care for our IWs as they are faithfully serving Christ and sharing the gospel with others.

The Praxis will meet again this Sun.
In Praxis this week we are considering our significance in the Cycle of Grace. What is your personal significance and how can you love God out of that? We are changing the time! Coffee and goodies will be available from 8:00, but we will begin at 8:15 a.m. 

Christmas Baking Social this Sun.
After the morning service on Dec., 11, we are having a Christmas Baking Social! Everyone is invited to bring a NUT-FREE, festive baked item such as cookies, squares, pastries, cake, snacks, etc., to share and enjoy! We look forward to having a sweet time of fellowship as we taste the holiday goodies together. 

Community Carol Sing this Sun.
What better way is there to usher in the holiday season than singing Christmas carols? On Sun., Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m., we are having a Christmas Carol Sing here at RAC. Please join us in the auditorium to worship Jesus and celebrate His birth while singing our favourite carols together!

Evergreen Christmas Tea this Wed.
Attention Evergreen (55 years plus ): We would love to celebrate the season with you at a Christmas, afternoon Tea. Please join us on Wed., Dec. 14 at 1:30 p.m. here at RAC, downstairs in the Youth Centre. We will have tea and treats as well as some fun activities for you to enjoy together. Kindly register in advance so we can expect you: REGISTER. See you there! 

Register for Youth Christmas Party next Fri.
Youth will be breaking from our normal schedule this month and having a Christmas party on Fri., Dec. 16 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Come celebrate the season with us here at RAC. There will be a meal included! Christmas outfits are encouraged! Feel free to wear Christmas pjs, or Christmas sweaters! Please bring a wrapped gift worth $5 for a White Elephant gift exchange AND bring a blanket to cozy up with for a Christmas movie! Please register HERE so we can expect you! The cost to attend is $5.

Young Adults Christmas Party next Sat.
Young Adults (Ages 18-29): Join us for skating at Summerlea Rink (Albion and Irwin) prior to hot beverages and food back at RAC, to celebrate the Christmas season! We are meeting on Sat., Dec. 17 from 6-10 p.m. This is the last gathering we will have before the New Year. See you there for some wintery fun!

Call To Prayer: Colossians 1:9-14
Church family, you are God’s chosen ones, holy & beloved, and called to prayer to be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom & understanding; pray with us!
  • Jan. 22 - Sunday service 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. - Rejoice!
  • Jan. 22 - Sunday 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. - Repent!
  • Jan. 24 - Tuesday 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. - Rebuild!
  • Jan. 27 - Friday 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Reengage!
  • Jan. 29 - Sunday service 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. – Review!
More details to come!


Pastor TJ Surgery & Recovery Update 
Thank you for your prayers, and the outpouring of love and support in many ways. TJ's adrenalectomy went well and he is recovering at home. He is on corticosteroids to prevent adrenal insufficency but otherwise is stable. He will be following up with his endocrinologist in 2-3 weeks to assess the remaining adrenal's function. Biggest challenges now are pain management and sleep. Please continue to pray for good rest and quick healing! - Joanna

Thank-you to Newediuk Funeral Home
We would like to thank Newediuk Funeral Home for gifting us with poinsettias to decorate the church with this season. 


Sunday Service
Join us this Sunday for our morning service. We will be continuing our sermon series, 'Arrival' and hearing a message from guest speaker, Tricia Peters on the topic: Arrival - Jesus our Healer.    
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:(

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  

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

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