We praise God for the end of another week and for His faithfulness.

What a great week we have had with our first Evergreen social of the year and a membership class on Wednesday! We are also looking forward to the beginning of Lent.

We have new updates and opportunities to tell you about!


Lent Begins on Wednesday

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 22. Through the celebration of Lent, we prepare for Easter by thinking about the narrative of the passion-death-resurrection and, in doing so, take time to review and reflect on how we might progress in our faith. It is also a time for us to contemplate our propensity to sin and the need for confession, repentance, and contrition, i.e. let go of the ways of thinking, speaking, and acting that prevents us from growing in spiritual maturity.

Lenten Devotionals for the Church Family!
Consider a daily or weekly Lenten Devotional to prepare one’s heart for Easter.
  • Numerous Lenten Devotionals on the You Version or Dwell apps
  • Lectio 365 app
  • Lectio for Families app
  • The Hope of Easter: 40 Days of Reading and Reflection - https://biblesociety.ca/
  • iBelieve & Family Fun for Easter @ Scripture Union: https://scriptureunion.ca/

Resources Giveaway - Freewill Donations Welcome

Sun. Mornings in Feb. RAC Welcome Centre
We are clearing out our storage and have many great, but no longer needed resources that others may benefit from. 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.

The Praxis

Sun. Feb. 19, 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: lynnette.missiuna@gmail.com

"Curry" Party 

Sun. Feb. 19, After Morning Service, Downstairs
Thank you to everyone who is cooking. If you are not able to bring something this time, please still join us for lunch! We will have plenty of food and would enjoy your company. We are looking forward to connecting over curry! See you Sunday. A few things to note for those cooking something for our curry party:

  • Thank you!
  • Please bring “curry” in the pan we distributed last Sunday
    • Remember that “curry” can mean curry, stew, chili, etc.
    • Similar aluminum trays are also available at Dollarama – approx. 9”X13”.
  • Please also bring a printed paper with the ingredients used so those with food allergies/sensitivities can make informed decisions.
    • Please also give a “heat score” from 1 – 5 (1 being mild and 5 being very hot/spicy).
    • If your dish is special-diet-friendly (gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, etc.), please add that to your paper in bold print.
  • When you arrive, please take your dish to the kitchen downstairs so they can be kept in the warmer.
  • RAC will be providing rice and beverages. If your dish is best with a side (naan, roti, pita, yogurt, etc.) please consider bringing that as well.

Wonderfully Made Dress Drive 

Feb. 19 - Mar. 19 (Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm; Sundays 9am - 12pm), Lobby or Church Office
'Wonderfully Made' Dress Drive is part of an initiative in collaboration with our Young Adults Ministry, where we are collecting dresses of all sizes, jewelry, and accessories that will be gifted to young women in our community to help them prepare for prom, weddings, or other special occasions. Do you have some gently used special-occasion dresses, accessories, or costume jewelry you won't wear again? Would you like to be a part of helping young women? Then please consider helping with this opportunity! (The dress/accessories giveaway for young women will take place on Sat. Apr 1). Donations can be left with office staff during the week, or on Sundays with Ruby Isaac, Marilyn Spagnolo, Theresa Catania, or Solange Werners. For further inquiries, email church@rexdalealliance.ca.

Thursday Evening Men's Group

Ongoing/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 gatheringchurch22@gmail.com. See you there on Thursday!

Youth Change Conference Watch Party

Fri. Feb. 24, 7:00-9:00 p.m., RAC Auditorium
As usual, Youth happens from 7-9 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month! On Feb. 24 we will be watching the Youth Change Conference together in the church auditorium! Students in Grades 6-12 are welcome. Find more information about this unique event HERE. See you there!

Today's Teens Conference for Student Leaders

Sat. Feb. 25, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Bayview Glen Alliance 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 swerners@rexdalealliance.ca to get your ticket. Learn more about this event: https://todaysteens.ca/.

Young Adults Alpha

Sat. Feb. 25 (bi-weekly), 7:00-9:00 p.m., Fireside Lounge
Young Adults are continuing to meet bi-weekly on Saturdays for Alpha! Come ready to learn, ask questions and have some great conversations over a meal.

Connected & Protected Part 2

Wed. Mar.1, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Fireside Chapel
Thanks to everyone who attended the Connected & Protected Webinar Workshop on Feb.1. Many expressed an interest in diving deeper into this topic so we will be hosting a second workshop! Join us for Connected & Protected Part 2, where we will be furthering our discussion and exploring how to better prepare our children with practical solutions so that you and your family might feel prepared, balanced, and protected online. All are welcome (even if you didn't attend the first workshop!) Please let us know if you plan on joining us: REGISTER.

Women's Bible Study

Weekly, Starts Mar. 9, 9:45 a.m., RAC Youth Centre!
We are beginning a new women’s Bible study on "Live No Lies" by John Mark Comer. The cost is $25 for a book. “Live No Lies is a brilliant, deep, scriptural, and will equip you to face the enemy and fight.”―Jennie Allen. Ancient apprentices of Jesus developed a paradigm for this war; they spoke of the three enemies of the soul: the devil, the flesh, and the world. John Mark Comer combines cultural analysis with spiritual formation. He identifies the role lies play in our spiritual deformation and lays out a strategic plan to overcome them. Register: cguinness@rexdalealliance.ca.

Group Discount for Soul Care Conference

Discount Deadline Mar. 12, Conference Apr. 20-22
Soul Care Conference with Dr. Rob Reimer is happening at Wellspring Alliance Church. Explore Biblical tools for personal & corporate renewal: securing your identity, repentance, breaking family sin patterns, forgiving others, healing wounds, overcoming fears and deliverance. With a few more RAC registrations, we can receive a group discount! Please email cguinness@rexdalealliance.ca before Mar ch12th to register. Cost is $110 with discount or $140 without.


Memorial Service for Marjorie Beaver

The family and friends of Marjorie Beaver are grieving her homegoing. There will be a memorial service at Wards Funeral Home (2035 Weston Rd, York, M9N 1X7) Sat., Feb. 25. Visitation will be at 12:00 p.m. with the service at 1:30 p.m. All are invited to attend as we remember our friend Marjorie.

Financial Update – January, 2023

As you will remember, in December, offerings to the Ministry Fund were $179,950 which surpassed the December budget target of $175,000. This was a fantastic result for which we have been very thankful! As we started 2023, we were back to a lower target for the month of January that matches all of the other months in this fiscal year - $75,000. Unfortunately, January’s offerings were $63,250 coming up short by about $12,000. We look to February and beyond to start making up some of the budget deficit for this year. Thank you again for investing in the mission of Rexdale Alliance Church!

2022 Income Tax Receipts Have Been Mailed

Any tax receipts not picked up this past Sunday have been mailed out and you should receive yours shortly.


Worship Service

Join us this Sunday for our morning service. We will hear a message from Pastor TJ on the topic: Connect to Each Other. 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 mmarkos@rexdalealliance.ca.

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 church@rexedalealliance.ca.

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

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