Dear RAC Family,
We praise God for the end of another week and for His faithfulness. What a great week we have had reflecting on our identity as God's beloved children after last Sunday's message and as we look forward to Valentine's Day!
We have new updates and opportunities to tell you about!
DISCIPLESHIP AND MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES
BLIZZARD Sr. High Retreat this Weekend
Feb. 10-12, 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. Registration is closed now.
Fri., Feb. 10, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Youth Centre
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. On Feb. 10, we will be continuing our Youth Alpha series and joining other churches in the area! Pleate note: on Feb. 24 we will be watching the Youth Change Conference together in the church auditorium! For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and stay tuned to our Youth newsletter for updates.
Resources Giveaway - Freewill Donations Welcome
Sun. Mornings in Feb., RAC Welcome Centre
We are clearing out our storage to make room for new resources, etc., and we have many great, but no longer needed resources that others may benefit from. All are invited to claim items for themselves or for others who would benefit. The Welcome Centre will be open on Sunday mornings during the month of February for you to help yourselves to the books and other items. We will be collecting freewill donations of any amount from those who wish to contribute.
Sun., Feb. 12, 8:15 a.m., Fireside Chapel
All are welcome to join us at the Praxis happening on Sunday mornings throughout the month! We are a group of apprentices of Jesus seeking to be conformed to His likeness through spiritual formation practices. Our new session is on John 15. There will be coffee and muffins to start! Lead by Lynnette Missiuna: email@example.com
"Curry" Party - Trays Available on Sunday
Party Happens Sun., Feb. 19, After Morning Service, Downstairs
It may be cold outside, but it will be warm inside as we gather over some delicious food after the morning service! Everyone is invited to bring a curry, soup, stew, or chili to share and enjoy! There will be trays available to pick up this Sun., Feb. 12, for people to use to transport their "curry" next week. They will be available after the service at the two main exits.
Easter Choir Practice Monday
Singers! It’s not too late to join the choir preparing for Easter. Even if you can’t make all of the scheduled rehearsals, please reach out to Pastor Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Schedule:
- 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
Evergreen Meeting Wednesday
Wed. Feb. 15, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Youth Centre (Downstairs)
To all Evergreens (55+): We will be meeting on the third Wednesday of each month from now on and look forward to seeing all of you there! The first meeting will be held on Feb. 15 and will include a hot lunch - a freewill offering will be collected. Pastor TJ will join us to present his vision for the Evergreens. So we may better prepare for you, please REGISTER.
Membership Class Wednesday
Wed. Feb. 15, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Zoom
Consider becoming a Member at Rexdale! Learn about Rexdale’s mission, vision and core values along with how we’re connected to our denomination and what the Alliance in Canada is all about! The local church is strengthened by its members, and our own personal faith is deeper rooted alongside community connected to Jesus! Please contact email@example.com to register or for more information.
Thursday Evening Men's Group
Thurs. Evenings, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Rexdale Alliance Church
Want to win at work and home? Be part of a weekly men’s group as we work through the series: Winning at Work & Home by Robert Lewis. Free workbook plus coffee and doughnuts will be provided! Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you there on Thursday!
Today's Teens Conference for Student Leaders
Sat. Feb. 25, Bayview Glen Church (300 Steeles Ave, Markham)
Attention youth workers and student leaders: We have 10 tickets at super discounted prices for Today's Teens Conference 2023 - a one-day conference for student leaders and youth workers to more effectively reach and engage the next generation with the person and message of Jesus! Please contact email@example.com to get your ticket. Learn more about this event: https://todaysteens.ca/.
ANNOUNCEMENTS, FAMILY NEWS, PRAISE AND PRAYER REQUESTS
Please Pray For Youth Retreat this Weekend
We ask for prayer for the senior high retreat BLIZZARD, happening this weekend, Feb. 10-12. Please pray for safety, fun and that students would have a positive encounter with God and each other during the weekend.
2022 Income Tax Receipts – Distribution this Sunday
You can pick up your 2022 Receipt for income tax purposes this Sunday, February 12 before and after the morning service. Please come to the table in the lobby by room 201. Any receipts not picked up this Sunday will be mailed out on Monday.
One-Time Top-Up to Canada Housing Benefit
Tax season is upon us and we wanted to make you aware of a benefit you may be eligible for. Learn more about the one-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit HERE.
SERVICE AND PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES
Join us this Sunday for our Pastor TJ on the topic: Connecting to Faith and God. Whether you choose to join in person or online, we look forward to worshiping with you at 10:00 a.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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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