March is here and we have so much to look forward to as we anticipate the beginning of Spring! Please scroll down for a preview of events happening during the month of March, 2023.
Wonderfully Made Dress Drive
We are Collecting Dresses until March 19 (Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm; Sundays 9am - 12 pm), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 4, 9:30 am - 6:30 pm, Quinte Alliance Church, Belleville
The RAC quizzing team will have their third quiz-meet on March 4 in Belleville. Please pray for safe travel, for great connections with the wider quizzing community and most importantly, for the lives of the quizzers and leaders to be impacted by what they are learning about God and the early church. As we learn we have been tracking on a map where and how the Word of God spread and how the early church grew. It has been inspiring to see the obedience and courage of the first disciples and believers. Keep an eye out for our fundraising efforts later in March!
Sundays, March 5, 12, 19 & 26, 8:15 am, 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. There will be coffee and muffins to start, too! Lead by Lynnette Missiuna: email@example.com
Men's Dinner & Fellowship
Monday, March 6, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Rexdale Alliance Church
Please join us for our monthly RexMen dinner. All men are welcome to take part in the fun, food and fellowship. We will be hearing a special message from Maurice Gillard who is a home grown product of Rexdale Alliance Church. He attended with his parents for about fifteen years, and participated in the children's and youth programs, eventually serving as a youth leader until he left for Bible College in Regina. After graduating he served in several churches, and he recently retired from Westburne Alliance Church in St. Catharines, ON. He is currently serving in a leadership role at Hockey Outreach, Ontario. It is a great pleasure to welcome him home at the Rexmen meeting. Please register for this event, here.
Women's Morning Bible Study
Weekly, Starts Thursday, March 9, 9:45 am, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd & 4th Friday, March 10 & 24, Youth Centre
As usual, Youth happens from 7-9 PM on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month! Students in Grades 6-12 are welcome. We will be continuing our Youth Alpha series on March 10 and doing a service project on March 24. Stay tuned to our Youth newsletter for details. For more information, please contact: email@example.com
Young Adults Gatherings
Saturdays (bi-weekly), March 11 & 25, Details Below
As usual, Young Adults are meeting bi-weekly on Saturdays this month. We will be meeting in the Fireside Lounge from 7-9 pm on March 11 for our usual Alpha gathering. On March 25, we are having a special Alpha retreat from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at St John’s York Mills Church with lunch included. Come ready for fellowship, food and great discussions!
Monthly Evergreen Meeting
Wed. Mar.15, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm, Youth Centre (Downstairs)
Evergreens (55+) are meeting again on the third Wednesday of this month for a social. Lunch will be served, too! We will be hearing from Miriam Charter, a former pastor at RAC. We look forward to seeing all of you there and welcome newcomers! Please register so we may prepare for the event: Register.
Family Ministries Movie Night
Friday, March 17, 7 pm, RAC Auditorium
Mark your calendars! We will be hosting a movie night for our families! All are welcome. Please stay tuned for more information to come!
Women's Evening Bible Study on Zoom
Mondays, Begins March 20, 7:30 pm, Zoom
A women’s Bible study on Zoom is starting! We will be doing a study on 2 Corinthians - All Things New by Kelly Minter. There is room for 2-3 more participants! $10 for workbook. Please reach out to Norma Zacharias for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Impactus Workshop for Men
Saturday, March 25, 8:00 - 11:00 am, Grace Chinese gospel Church of North York, 201 Temp Ave., North York (between Finch and Steels)
Attention men 18+! Impactus is running a workshop on "Building Authentic Friendships" and we are inviting all men to attend! The event starts off with breakfast and will be lead by Bill Inness, National Community Relations Manager for Impactus/Promise Keepers Canada. He travels across the country presenting workshops on topics such as this to small and large groups. He has experience and the insight from thousands of encounters with men in their habitat and church community. Men, this is a timely topic. We need people to give attention and take leadership in this area. Men often find themselves doing Christian life on their own without the experience, mentorship and support of a band of brothers or the opportunity to mentor others also. The cost is only $20. Please reach out to Alan Hayhoe, our church sign-up representative, to pay or contact email@example.com, and kindly register HERE.
Ongoing Opportunities to Pray Together
Weekly, Various Times, Online
- Tuesday Church Online Prayer at 7:30 pm. Join here.
- Prayer for International Workers: Immediately following, 8:30 pm on Tuesdays.
- Men's Prayer on Wednesdays at 7 am. 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.
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