19 Nov

Youth Group Annual Retreat 2017

During the weekend of November 17th to 19th, 2017, the youth group went off to the city of Kawartha Lake for a chance to step away from the world and grow in Christ together. Throughout the weekend, the youth got a chance to reflect on Ephesians 2:10 and how they are Christ’s workmanship created in His image…

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31 Oct

All Saints Celebration 2017

On October 31, 2017, the church held its Annual All Saints Celebration for children of all ages. The children were divided into three groups according to their ages; pre-school to SK, Gr. 1 to 5 and Gr. 6 to 8. Each group had its own age appropriate activities which kept them entertained and enjoying the…

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16 Jul

Annual Graduation Celebration 2017

On Sunday, July 16th, 2017, the church came together to celebrate the youth graduating from elementary, high school and university. By God’s grace we were able to congratulate many youth on a job well done and to encourage them for the road ahead! It was a great opportunity for families to share in the moment…

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03 Jul

University Group trip to Chicago 2017

The University Group went to see the Windy City from June 30 – July 3rd, 2017! They had a great weekend in Chicago seeing the sights and enjoying a baseball game together. It was a great time for them to get to know each other, share a laugh and even caught some fireworks along the…

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24 Jun

Parenting Teens Workshop 2017

On Saturday, June 24th, 2017, a workshop was conducted to help guide families with teen parenting.  Father Pishoy shared with parents how to relate to teens and love them unconditionally.  Ted, a Youth Counselor, gave parents an insight, provided by the youth, of how parents’ love might sometimes be overbearing and controlling.  Joe concluded the session with some teen parenting…

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26 May

Youth Group Gala 2017

On Friday May 26th, 2017 the youth enjoyed a gala to celebrate the end of the school year. They got the chance to dress up and enjoy a dinner to the theme of a masquerade ball. The banquet hall was decorated to match the theme and the youth got to enjoy some great fellowship and take…

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25 Mar

Indian Orthodox Liturgy 2017

SMSV was blessed to host our brothers and sisters from the Indian Orthodox community as they held a spiritual day for their youth and young adults on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The day began with a Divine Liturgy or Korbana, and continued with spiritual discussions. It was a wonderful opportunity for young adults from both…

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10 Mar

Youth March Break Retreat 2017

Over the March break, the youth grades 7 to 12 went to Evergreen Christian Ministries to enjoy a few days in fellowship. Together, they learned about Habakkuk 3:17-19 which talked about how to rejoice in the Lord even in the hard times and how to continue growing in the faith. It was 2 days filled…

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06 Nov

Youth Group Fall Retreat 2016

The church youth along with their counsellors joined together in a beautiful Fall retreat to Muskoka Bible Centre on November 4-6, 2016, The main theme of the retreat was “In it but Not of It” where youth got to explore different sessions that deal with decision making, peer pressure and different practical issues and decisions…

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08 Oct

8th Annual Community Outreach Nights 2016

This was a weekend to remember! The 9th Annual Community Outreach Nights was held in our new church building for the first time with the presence of Jerome “JYD” Williams from October 7-8, 2016. The main theme of this year’s event was “The Secret of Success” where JYD expressed that “At the end … Jesus…

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06 Mar

Youth Outreach Sports Activities 2016

On  March 6, 2016, the youth of SMSV organized two sports activities to outreach the youth in the GTA. The first event was a Board Games night at the church of St. Luke. It was a great time where people were welcomed to come and play games with their friends. We were also selling a…

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08 Jan

University & College Christmas Celebration 2016

The University students gathered on January 8, 2016 to celebrate Christmas and also the return students who are studying out of town. The evening started by playing some games to build fellowship followed by a discussion led by Fr. Pishoy based on Romans 5:20. The evening was concluded by sharing in an Agape meal and…

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08 Jan

Youth Group Christmas Celebration 2016

The Youth Fellowship and their servants celebrated the Feast of Nativity by organizing a fun filled night at St. Luke’s Church on January 8, 2016. The evening started with prayers and a meditation on the visit of the Magi to the manger inspired from Matthew 2:1-12. This was followed by an Agape meal where many…

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04 Dec

High School Excursion 2015

The High School Fellowship joined in an excursion on Friday, December 4, 2015 to Kenkou Sushi. The outing was part of a monthly activity of the youth group to strengthen the youth bond with their servants and with one another. We thank our Lord for every opportunity where our youth could come together in fellowship…

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08 Nov

Youth Group Retreat 2015

The Youth held their Annual Winter Retreat at the Valley of the Mother of God in Orangeville on November 7 & 8, 2015. The program which included spiritual meditations, sports, small group discussions and fellowship was fun filled and exciting. The group shared in a Q&A session in the evening with Fr. Pishoy and the…

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