Dear RAC Family,
We praise God for the end of another week and for His faithfulness. We have started a brand new year and we are looking forward to all God has in store for us in the coming days of 2023.

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


Register for BLIZZARD by Saturday for Early Bird Discount
Retreat Happens Feb. 10-12, Muskoka Woods 
Blizzard Sr. High Winter Retreat is an off-site, overnight weekend for grades 9-12. We join several youth groups at Muskoka Woods Bible Camp (Rosseau, ON) for a weekend of fun, worship, and great memories. This year, the theme is "Road Trip": where faith, life, and community intersect. What to expect: Winter Games, tubing, worship, speaker, weekend with friends, cabins, food, FUN - its the full camp life in the snow! Don't forget to register by Jan. 7 for the discount HERE.  

Invite your friends to Alpha - Starts Monday
Mondays, Jan. 9 - Feb. 27, 7:15 - 9:00 p.m., Youth Centre
Join us for Alpha! Bring your friend or family member for conversations about life, faith and Jesus! Using high quality and creative videos with numerous real life stories of people encountering Jesus, conversations are created around the tables about the meaning of life, who is Jesus, why He had to die and why it would be relevant to me. *Who would Jesus like you to invite? Ask Him! Register HERE.

Youth Alpha
Fridays, Starts Jan.13, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Rotating Location
As usual, Youth happens from 7-9 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month! Students in Grades 6-12 are welcome. We will be continuing our Youth Alpha series and joining other churches in the area! Stay tuned to our Youth newsletter because the location will be rotating. For more information, please contact:

Young Adults Alpha
Saturdays, Starts Jan. 14, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Fireside Lounge
Young Adults will be meeting bi-weekly on Saturdays and we are doing ALPHA! Come ready to learn, ask questions and have some great conversations. This month we will be meeting on Jan. 14 & 28.

Prayer & Fasting Tutorial
Sun. Jan. 15, 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Fireside Chapel 
As we prepare for Call to Prayer, consider joining Pastor Cheryl for this short tutorial on prayer & fasting. Why fast? Be inspired from Ronnie Floyd in the Power of Prayer and Fasting:

"This power is so great that regardless of the obstacle, breakthrough is possible. It can … penetrate the deepest darkness of spiritual warfare. Its advance can … break through the highest, thickest, and deepest wall ….. When the power of prayer and fasting is discovered and enveloped in your life, you will experience spiritual breakthroughs that Satan had convinced you were impossible to occur. Ah, the entry point into knowing this kind of supernatural power of God is prayer and fasting."

*Please consult your doctor if you have health issues.

Join the Choir
First Practice Mon. Jan. 16
Singers! We enjoyed singing carols this Christmas season and celebrated Jesus’ birth with worship that glorified our Saviour, Healer, Sanctifier, and Coming King. Today we celebrate Epiphany when the Magi joined Jesus and begin looking forward to Easter. I am forming a choir for our Easter service and would appreciate your involvement. Please consider the following schedule and email me if you would like to be involved and include your preferred voice part. I look forward to making music and worshipping with you!  - Dan

Choir Rehearsals:
  • Monday, January 16th 6:30-8pm
  • Monday, January 30th 6:30-8pm
  • Monday, February 13th 6:30-8pm
  • Monday, February 27th 6:30-8pm
  • Monday, March 13th 6:30-8pm
  • Monday, March 27th 6:30-8pm
Tech Rehearsal:
  • Thursday, April 6th 6:30-9:30pm
Dress Rehearsal & Service:
  • Sunday, April 9th 8-11:30am

Baptism Class
Wed. Jan. 18, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Zoom
Baptism is an outward sign of the inner transformation of faith in Jesus and the decision to follow Him. Join us if you’re curious, join us if you desire to step forward in baptism – the outward expression of the new life you have within! Baptism Service will take place on Sunday, February 5. Zoom Details:
Meeting ID: 822 7124 1127; Passcode: 968222

Women's Bible Study
Begins Thurs. Jan. 19, 9:45-11:45 a.m., Youth Centre & Online

You are welcome to join us on Thursday mornings for a women's Bible study. It will be available both in-person and online over Zoom. More details coming soon!

Call to Prayer: Jan. 22–29
Church family, you are called to prayer! Join us as we rejoice in God and also repent of how we’ve fallen short of His glory. God is rebuilding us to stand in the gap for others to pour out His blessing on those in our midst!

Theme: "Connect" / Colossians 1:9-14

  • Sunday, January 22nd , 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Connect to God
  • Tuesday, January 24th, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.; Connect to Each Other (*Please complete the APEST survey before Tuesday night, HERE.)
  • Friday, January 27th, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.; Connect to Mission -Youth & Families with young children to join in auditorium on Friday                                                             

Register for BEDLAM Jr. High Retreat
Jan. 27-29, Joy Bible Camp
BEDLAM Jr. High Winter Retreat is an awesome, off-site, overnight weekend for grades 6-8. We join several Alliance churches in our district at Joy Bible Camp (Bancroft, ON) for a weekend of fellowship, worship, and amazing memories. Bedlam has been an important part of our district's history and has led many students closer to a relationship with Jesus and with one another. This year, BEDLAM happens Jan. 27-29. Register and find more information HERE.  

The Praxis Postponed until February
The Praxis will no longer be meeting in January. However, we have plans to begin again in February. Stay tuned!


Financial Update – We did it! December Offerings Target Reached!
It is with spirit of thankfulness and gratitude that we are happy to report that in the month of December, $179,950 was received towards our Ministry Fund. This means the target of $175,000 was surpassed which is amazing! We give praise to God and once again thank you for investing here at RAC for God’s glory and bringing hope and light to those in our community.

Love Unending Needs
Love Unending has been caring for three families who have the following needs. Please contact if you are able to help. Needs:

A Stroller
For a woman - winter boots (size 9), winter coat (size medium)
For 8 yr. old boy - winter boots (size 33), winter coat (size 8-10)
For 7 yr. old boy - winter boots (size 30), winter coat

Custodial Staffing Help
Sometimes, we need a little extra help in staffing for our custodial tasks. For example, we might have some work during an evening or weekend event. In some cases, there are shifts available when our staff take vacation. If you are able to help us out either as a volunteer or in a paid capacity, please check out the job posting on our website. We don’t have consistent hours to offer yet, but our building is being used more and more such that additional work is needing to be done. Feel free to reach out to if you are interested or have questions.


Sunday Service
Join us this Sunday for our morning service. We will be hearing a message from Pastor TJ on the topic: Recalibrate 2023 – Monuments and Moments.
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

To join on Zoom, go to:

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 on Zoom here. For those without internet, you may call in using the following details:
    +1 647 558 0588 Canada
    Meeting ID: 853 3549 7782
  • 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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