05 Jul

High School Summer Retreat 2015

The High School Youth shared in the Annual Summer Retreat to Geneva Park Conference Centre on July 3 – 5, 2015. The theme of this year’s retreat was “Facing the Giants” which focused on the life of David as he conquered Goliath the Giant by choosing five smooth stones (1 Samuel 17:40). These five stones…

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26 Jun

Youth Group Picnic 2015

The church youth joined together in a picnic at G. Ross Lord Park on June 26, 2015 to celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer. The program which included sports, a vegan BBQ, a water-fight and a spiritual meditation made the evening entertaining and fun. The youth developed great bonds…

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12 Jun

Bolivia Mission Trip 2015

The church organized its annual overseas mission trip from June 1 – 12, 2015 to Bolivia. The group spent months in preparation to equip themselves for this joyful mission. The missionaries learned Spanish, collected medications and donations, held spiritual meetings, and prepared lessons prior to their visit. They were welcomed by H.G. Bishop Youssef who…

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19 Mar

March Break Youth Trip 2015

The church welcomes back her youth on March 19, 2015, grades 7 to 12, who returned from a 5-day March break trip in Washington DC. The theme of the retreat was “Meeting Jesus,” based on our Lenten Small Group series. Every morning started with small group sessions lead by our councillors, designed to engage the…

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27 Feb

Youth Group Excursions 2015

The Youth enjoyed two excursions on Friday, March 27, 2015 with the presence of their counselors. The first took place at Laser Tag for the Junior High and the second was held at Sky Zone for the High School Fellowship. Both groups enjoyed tremendous amount of fun and fellowship. May our Lord reward everyone who…

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19 Feb

University Students Spring Break Trip 2015

Members of the University Fellowship participated in the Spring Break trip to Florida from February 16 – 19, 2015. The group engaged in spiritual discussions focused on the Characteristics of our Lord Jesus Christ. The program also included sports activities, walks on the beach, and shopping. It was a well needed break from the winter…

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31 Jan

Youth Counselors Spiritual Retreat 2015

The Youth Counselors held a spiritual retreat at the Valley of the Mother of God in Orangeville on January 31 – February 1, 2015. The main purpose of the retreat was for the spiritual enrichment of the servants as well as organizing the ministry and praying for the youth. The retreat included several presentations and…

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26 Dec

University Youth Christmas Gathering 2014

Our University youth had a Christmas gathering on Friday December 26, 2014 to welcome back our friends studying abroad and to enjoy fellowship with one another. Fr. Pishoy led a discussion on the effects of stress and anxiety on our lives, based on Philippians 4:6-7. We also enjoyed a wonderful meal together, and played some…

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19 Dec

Youth Group Celebrates Christmas 2014

The church Youth Group celebrated Christmas on December 19, 2014 by holding a series of fun activities. The Junior Youth had a visit from Santa who distributed candy and took many pictures with them. They also played many sports and fun activities. The High School students also shared in many fun activities, games, and sang Christmas…

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23 Nov

Youth Retreat to the Valley 2014

Our grade 9 & 10 youth went on a weekend trip to the Valley of the Mother of God in Mono, Ontario on November 22nd & 23rd, 2014. We grew closer to God and one another through prayer, spiritual discussions, yummy meals together, sports, “minute to win it” games, a camp fire and a movie…

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09 Nov

Youth Group Trip to the Valley 2014

Our wonderful Grade 11, 12, and University youth went on a weekend trip to the Valley of the Mother of God on November 8th & 9th, 2014. The main focus of our discussions was understanding why tragedies happen and the role of God in such circumstances. Along with some very deep and heartfelt discussion, we…

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17 Oct

Youth Group Meeting with Charles Allen 2014

On October 17 2014 the Youth Group had the privilege of having Charles Allen a 2 times Olympian, 7 time Canadian Champion and current Canadian National coach share with us his struggles to become a decorated Canadian Olympian, his message was based on 1 timothy 4:10 … “That is why we labor and strive, because we…

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17 Aug

C.O.O.L Convention 2014

On August 15, 2014, several of our counselors joined our Grade 7-8 youth to board a bus to Oshawa to attend the 16th annual Coptic Orthodox Ontario League (“COOL”) Convention.  This year’s theme was “Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth” (Ecclesiastes 12:1) and was an encouragement to all. May our Lord…

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27 Jul

St. John the Compassionate Mission

SMSV’s youth and counsellors received the blessing of spending the afternoon at St. John the Compassionate mission in downtown Toronto on Sunday, July 27th, 2014. They prepared, served and enjoyed dinner with members of the community who come to enjoy a meal in a welcoming atmosphere. Our volunteers sat, spoke and prayed with the men…

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05 Jul

Youth Trip to Chicago 2014

SMSV’s youth trips are great fun, and this year’s foray into Chicago July 1 to 5 was no exception— with Fr. Daniel and 44 Junior High, High School and counselor members. This year’s theme was “Plug into POWER,” where everyone learned how to access the power of the Holy Spirit through prayer (P), helping others (O),…

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