Wednesday, March 6, 2013

It will soon be Easter!  It's hard to believe, but it's an early Easter this year.  The kids are all talking about March break, we're turning the clocks forward this week-end and just around the corner it will be the Easter season!

Anyhow, I wanted to tell you all about the Toronto Passion Play which will be held at Church on the Queensway in Toronto.  It is an amazing opportunity to see the life of Jesus and the hope we have in Him acted out and presented in drama and music.

This year, our very own Dale (from Joykids radio and Joykids live) is in the performance.  The entire cast and crew has been working so so hard on it.

You can go to the website www.torontopassionplay.com for more info on how to get tickets, performance times (there are five shows over Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday) and the address for the church.  You will need to get your tickets soon, as they will not last long.

We hope to see some of you there!

God Bless and have a wonderful March break!

Virginia
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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Happy Valentines Day :)


By: Shanarah Boreland

When we think about Valentines day we think about 3 things: Love, Hearts, and Cards...
But let's focus on the first 2 things... Love and Heart... 

What is this thing called "Love"? A thing that is a feeling? An emotion that comes and goes? What is true love in the first place? All good questions that the Bible has answers to.

You see, it isn't a feeling, it's not conditional, it's not an emotion that comes and goes. It's a passion, choice, motivation and it's unconditional. Also an all year round thing (not just on valentines day). Most importantly, God is love and brings true love to our hearts.

God has an unconditional, pure love, for us... For me, and for you. 

Keep that in mind this valentines day :)

Did you know? Every year: over 180,000 valentines and 
190,000 roses are handed out each year.

Verses to remember:
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
~ 1st Corinthians 13:4-7

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’c; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’d
~ Luke 10:27