Dear RAC Family,
We praise God for the end of another week and for His faithfulness. What a great week we have had getting ready for Call to Prayer and anticipating the new God moments we will experience with Rexdale in the future!
Please read on for updates and opportunities.
DISCIPLESHIP AND MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES
Call to Prayer Begins Sunday
January 22–29 | Connect: Colossians 1:9-14, RAC & Online
Church family, you are called to prayer! As many of you know, it is our long-standing tradition to begin every new year prayerfully. Join us as we rejoice in God and 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. Printed versions of the Call to Prayer Booklet will be available on Sunday.
- Sunday, January 22nd 6:30-8:30pm: Connect to God
- Tuesday, January 24th 7-9pm: Connect to Each Other—please complete the APEST test before Tuesday night here
- Friday, January 27th 7-9pm: Connect to Mission—youth and young families are especially invited
For those joining online, use the following links:
Sunday at 6:30pm: https://youtu.be/dSURAnMijVs
Tuesday at 7pm: https://youtu.be/ZiKGbRq5m0g
Friday at 7pm: https://youtu.be/N4RNuBqC554
First Practice on Monday, January 30th
Singers! It's not too late to join! Please consider the following schedule and email Pastor Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are thinking about being involved.
- 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
Dress Rehearsal & Service:
- Thursday, April 6th 6:30-9:30pm
- Sunday, April 9th 8-11:30am
Faith Day: Hockey Game & Festivities
Sunday, January 22nd 2pm at Paramount Fine Foods Centre
Come watch the Mississauga Steelheads v. Niagara Icedogs and join in the festivities of Faith Day, in partnership with Hockey Ministries International. Bring your skates for a post-game skate. Purchase discounted tickets here.
BEDLAM Jr. High Retreat Next Weekend
January 27-29 at Joy Bible Camp
BEDLAM Junior High Winter Retreat is an 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 Jesus and one another. Registration is closed.
Register for BLIZZARD Sr. High Retreat
February 10-12 at Muskoka Woods Bible Camp
Blizzard Senior 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. The registration deadline has been extended for one more week. Register here.
FREE Parent Workshop: Connected & Protected Webinar
Wednesday, February 1st 7:45pm in the Fireside Chapel at RAC
Parents and caregivers: join us for a watch party and discussion of the Connected & Protected webinar, led by Chris McKenna, founder of Protect Young Eyes.
We continue to question how kids are interacting with digital spaces and the impact on them. This webinar will use current research to show the powerful interaction between vulnerable, developing brains and technology. We will discuss the challenges this creates for our kids. Please register here.
RexMen Dinner & Fellowship
Monday, February 6th 6:30 - 9pm
RexMen: Join us for fellowship and a meal together! Reserve your spot here.
Monthly Evergreen Meetings (55+)
First Meeting: Wednesday, February 15th 11am - 1pm
To all Evergreens: we will be meeting on the third Wednesday of each month.
The first meeting will be held on February 15 from 11am to 1pm and will include a hot lunch—a freewill offering will collected. Pastor TJ will join us to present his vision for the Evergreens. In order to better prepare, please register here.
On March 15, we will hear from Miriam Charter, a former pastor at RAC.
ANNOUNCEMENTS, FAMILY NEWS, PRAISE AND PRAYER REQUESTS
God Moments Monument
Over the past two weeks, we have been building a monument to the God moments we have experienced as a community. If you haven't already, we suggest taking a moment to read these moments and be encouraged by the individual ways we have experienced God with RAC over the years. The monument is in the auditorium which will be open before Sunday services and during business hours on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can preview the wall in the following video.
Please Pray for Upcoming Youth Retreats
We ask you to join us in praying for all 13 junior high students and the four leaders going to the BEDLAM retreat from January 27-29. Please pray for safety, softening of hearts and lots of FUN!
We also ask for prayer for the upcoming senior high retreat BLIZZARD, happening February 10-12. Please pray more would sign up and students would have an encounter during the weekend.
SERVICE AND PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES
Join us this Sunday for our morning service. We will be hearing a message from Pastor TJ on the topic of connecting our identity to our reality as we begin our week of Call to Prayer. Whether you choose to join in person or online, we look forward to worshiping with you at 10am on Sunday!
If you know someone who does not have internet access, please let them know they may call 647-374-4685 and listen to the service with the meeting ID 849 6287 9924. If you have questions please contact Pastor Melad at email@example.com.
Opportunities to Pray Together
- Tuesday Church Online Prayer at 7:30pm. Join here.
- Immediately following, 8:30pm on Tuesdays: Prayer for International Workers.
- Men's Prayer on Wednesdays at 7am. Join here. For those without internet, call 647-558-0588 and use 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 at 416-741-1110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Staff and Elders of Rexdale Alliance Church:
Have a wonderful weekend and week ahead!
Have a wonderful weekend and week ahead!
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