Youth Outreach Fundraising – February 02, 2013

Our beloved Youth Group (Grads, University and High School) organized a Youth Outreach Fundraising event to leverage the required funds for the Gym’ project at St. John the Beloved’s Building.
 
They made a significant effort to prepare the invites, book the place, prepare the dinner and establish an exciting program.  They managed to leverage a big shunk of the required funds dedicated to this project.
 
On their behalf, we would like to thank everyone who participated in this event and special thanks to our Youth Organizers.  God reward you all many folds.
 
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Kids’ Christmas Presentation and Celebration – January 20, 2013

The Sunday Schools Kids (JK to G8) organized and celebrated the Christmas party.  They invited the Congregation and their friends to enjoy their special program in this blessed event.
 
They performed multiple skits as follows:
+ Angels to G2: Christmas Skit
+ G3 and G4: God Will Always Win
+ G5 and G6: Christmas Around the World
+ G7 and G8: SMSJB Newsroom
 
In addition, G1 and G2 performed some spiritual songs as well as G3 to G6.  Fr. Daniel distributed Christmas gifts to all our beloved Kids.  The celebration ended by a prayer, followed by cake time.
 
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St. John the Beloved’s Vesper Prayers – January 11-12, 2013

Our beloved Church prayed and celebrated St. John the Beloved’s feast – Our Saint’s Church Patron.

We prayed the Vesper prayers, followed by St. John the Beloved’s glorification, zaffa, sermon and aghapy. Fr. Youhanna Ramzy led us in the Vesper Prayers and offered us words of benefit.

We ask the Lord through the prayers and blessings of St. John the Beloved our patron to bless our Church, our Congregation, our Community and all our Church’s ministries.

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Christmas Eve and Divine Liturgy (Nativity Feast) – January 06/07, 2013

Our beloved Church celebrated the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Incarnate God in the Flesh from the virgin St. Mary. Jeremiah the prophet said, “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, that I will raise to David a Branch of Righteousness; a King shall reign and prosper, and execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.

In this blessed feast, our beloved Church prayed the Christmas Divine Liturgy, followed by Aghapy at St. John’s Building.

All the families united together with love, having Aghapy and congratulated each other for the Nativity Feast.

We ask the Lord to fill our lives and hearts with joy and peace; and grant us many returns of this feast, filled with the blessings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Who came for our salvation.

New Year Eve Dec 31, 2012 – Jan 01, 2013

Happy and Blessed New Year 2013.  Our beloved Congregation came together to praise the Lord and thank Him for everything in the past year 2012.

We started by the Kiahk Praises, followed by the Midnight Prayers and the Kids’ Choirs.  In addition the Seniors’ Choir performed a couple of spiritual songs followed by Fr. Daniel’ sermon that delivered a new message for the new year:  ”

We prayed at the end the New Year Divine Liturgy and got Aghapy together right after.  May the new Year brings Joy, Peace and Blessings to you and your family.

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Family Trip to Niagara Falls – December 24-26, 2012

Our Family Meeting organized a Family trip during Christmas Break from Dec 24 to Dec 26, 2012 to Niagara Falls.  They invested the time in getting together, having fun and established a couple of sessions talking about the seven habits of highly effective families, specifically focusing in two habits: Be proactive and set your priorities.  These discussions will be resumed in the Family Meeting (Last Saturday of each month).
 
Given that some of the Youth group joined that trip too, Abouna set up another session for them focusing in brief on how to be an effective teen.
 
We thank God for the time and looking forward to the next Family trip.
 
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Youth Christmas Celebration – December 21, 2012

Our beloved Youth Group had their own Christmas Celebration “Secret Santa” on Dec 21, 2012 @Church.
Santa offered a gift for each member in the Youth Group.  It was an awesome time and awesome Santa too.
 
Please join the Youth Group Meeting “Y for C Meeting” each Friday from 08:00 PM to 09:30 PM.
 
Thank you Santa and thanks for everyone who participated in this celebration.  God bless our Youth and their ministries.
 
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High School Christmas’ Mission @Yonge Street Mission – December 21, 2012

The High School Youth Group got extra blessings during the month of December’ 2012. They had their annual Christmas’ mission at Yonge Street Mission on Dec 21, 2012 for the second year in a row.
 
They stocked, categorized, organized and offered food, toys and books to the less-fortunate people.  They brought them joy in the Christmas season.  They helped serving the meals there.  In addition, they got the opportunity to have dinner together and thank God for an outstanding and blessed opportunity. This group offered their smiles to everybody in that day and didn’t loose theirs: It’s more blessed to give than to receive.
 
God bless and reward you all.
 
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University & Grads’ Mission @Yonge Street Mission – December 19, 2012

Our University and Grads’ Youth Group had their annual Christmas’ mission at Yonge Street Mission on Dec 19, 2012.
 
They organized and offered food and toys to the less-fortunate people in an effort to bring them joy in the Christmas season.  They stored the required stuff as requested there.  In addition, they meet and greet the people, offering baby sitting to their kids.
 
God bless and reward you all.
 
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G7 & G8 Christmas’ Trip to Raptors @Downtown Toronto – December 14, 2012

Our G7 & G8 Class enjoyed their Christmas trip to Toronto Raptors’ Game at Air Canada Centre – Downtown Toronto on FRI Dec 14, 2012.  They watched the Raptors Basketball Game there, having dinner together at a restaurant, and celebrating their Servant’s/Leader’s (Soha) birthday.  They had lots of fun and thanked God for this opportunity.
 
This is an open invitation for all students at G7 or G8 to join their weekly meeting each FRI from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM and their SUN’ Schools Class each SUN right after the Divine Liturgy.
 
Thanks to everyone who offered the time or the effort to plan, coordinate and supervise this nice trip.  God reward you all.
 
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