Sharing the Urban Promise Fundraiser –


You’ll enjoy delectable finger foods, hear great music and take home awesome prizes from the raffle and auction. Each ticket is $30. All proceeds and donations go toward our StreetLeader Program.

Our goal is to raise $24,000. That translates into one year of part time employment for 15 StreetLeaders.

We know that the stories you will hear from young leaders emerging from Toronto Community Housing neighbourhoods across the city will encourage and inspire you. And we hope you’ll join these StreetLeaders on their journey to rise above society’s expectations of them, into young men and women of character and faith.

Anyone is welcome, but space is limited so please purchase your tickets ahead of time.

Know you are unable to attend, but still want to help? Donate and help us reach our goal.

For full event details, or to buy your ticket click here.

What’s a StreetLeader?

We hire high school aged youth from the communities we serve to work in after school program and summer camp. StreetLeaders are coached to serve others in their work, with an emphasis on leadership development and spiritual growth. Through this we continue to disciple, mentor and care for our ‘kids’ as they venture into young adulthood.

For many youth this is their first job, an opportunity to open their own bank account and begin building a resume. They’re expected to be on time for work and fulfill responsibilities and tasks, just like any part time job.

But it’s also an opportunity to share the love of Jesus with them, to build into them and equip them as they tackle the challenge of their high school years.

There are a multitude of negative stereotypes attached to teenagers today, and especially so for teenagers in Toronto Community Housing neighbourhoods. This urban setting bears the obvious scars of gangs, drugs, fatherless homes, academic underachievement and the crushing weight of generational poverty.

Our vision is a generation of young leaders who love Jesus and serve their community. Can you see it?

Support TCS with Their Annual Golf Tournament – May 27

TCS_Golf Tourney 2016.Poster (2)Reduced EARLY BIRD SPECIAL for the TCS Golf Tournament this year.  Spread the word to any family members or friends who may be interested in joining us for a great day of golf on Friday, May 27th. A light breakfast, BBQ lunch, golf cart and swag bag are all included…and, there will be great prizes and raffle tickets being sold throughout the day!
In years past, the price point was $175 per person, this year we are introducing the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL at $125 but only until May 6th!!! It’s a great savings until May 6th, the price will increase to $150 on May 7th (*Corporate rates will remain separate from these individual rates).
Spread the word, join us for a fantastic day of fellowship, fun and friendly competition!
Email the school for a registration form or call 705-726-6621 

YACHT Chocolate Olympics set for April 29th

89fbe44bb77604254b6b242ff14096cdYACHT CLUB – Attention all Grade 7- 9 students!  We are hosting the 2016 Chocolate Olympics at the church this Friday, April 29th.  Bring your appetite, sense of humor, competitive spirit and $3  (to offset the cost Olympic events) at 7:00pm – 9:00 pm at the church.
For more information please contact the Olympic Committee (aka Jan or Kathrin Veenstra)

Bible League Event at Covenant CRC – May 26, 2016

Join us for an inspirational evening of fellowship with special guest Rev. Sam Arthur

Rev. Arthur serves as a Regional Director in India. He will speak about Bible League Canada’s ministry in India including the challenges and successes he witnesses while working throughout the country.

Along with the guest speaker, there will also be dessert, fellowship and a time of worship led by a gifted Christian musician.

Hosted by: Gary Gradley ( and Norm Cheng (


Reminder – Amazing Race – And Square Dance & Dinner at TCS

AR Logo2SATURDAY APRIL 16—Come support local Christian education as Timothy Christian School presents THE FINAL PIT STOP DINNER & SQUARE DANCE! Have you ever watched the Amazing Race TV show and wanted to be a part of that excitement? Join us for the Final Pit Stop Dinner, where you will be able to compete in mini Amazing Race type challenges and dine on finely catered BBQ with a western flare. Come dressed in your best western outfit to cheer on the teams arriving during the Final Pit Stop dinner. You will watch as they compete in their final challenge before we declare the winning team! As well you will be able to participate in our Live Auction featuring memory making adventures. Top off the evening with some square dancing fun. This event is open to your church friends, your extended families, workplace friends, couples who need a fun date night out. Tickets for the Final Pit Stop are $75/person and must be purchased by April 11 at or by calling the school 705-726-6621. Doors open at 5:30pm.

Mission Update

unnamedPentecost 2016—Let Your Light Shine

Missionaries around the world are truly embodying the command found in Isaiah 60: “Arise, shine” in a place that is often seen as spiritually-dark. This “arise and shine” command  prompts
Hailey (read her story here) and each one of us as God’s people to live our lives in a way that is different from that of our world—a world filled with the darkness of sin.

As we prepare for a season of Pentecost, CRWM will be featuring a number of ways that missionaries around the world are shining their lights for Christ through your support for Christian Reformed World Missions—including in the story found below!

Your congregation is allowing Christ’s light to shine around the world through your partnership with World Missions. You can celebrate the ways that your church is helping people know the Light of the World with new materials from CRWM:

  • A bulletin insert and cover that features the “Let it Shine” theme
  • A children’s bulletin that helps children explore this theme
  • A video that features God’s light shining through the CRC around the world
  • A litany based on Isaiah 60 and John 8
  • A feature article in May 2016’s Banner magazine that highlights three missionaries and people they serve alongside who are living in a variety of “dark” contexts

All of these materials will be uploaded as they become available. Churches that have indicated interest in using the materials will receive them in April.

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