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30 Sep

Doors Open Markham

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, SMSV participated in Doors Open Markham for a second year.  This cultural event celebrates historical and cultural sites of Markham by inviting them to explore historical, architectural and cultural treasures across the city. SMSV opened her doors to 200 members of the greater Markham area for guided tours in English,…

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12 Aug

Baptism of Immanuel Morgan

  Congratulations to Mike and Monica Morgan for the baptism of their son Immanuel on Saturday, August 12, 2017. May our Lord bless their family.    

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29 Jul

Baptism of Amelia Abdelshaheed

  Congratulations to Sarah and Rami Abdelshaheed for the baptism of their daughter Amelia on Saturday, July 29, 2017. May our Lord bless their family.    

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22 Jul

Women’s Ministry BBQ 2017

    The Women’s ministry organized a potluck on July 22nd. We shared personal stories, motivated and encouraged each other to move forward with Christ in the centre of our lives. The speaker, Jayne Bossert, discussed the importance of Resilience. It was truly an amazing day of prayer and fellowship!        

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21 Jul

SMSV Bible and Sports Summer Camp 2017

Although this has been our tenth year running the camp, we enjoyed our first Bible and Sports camp in our own facilities! The hearts of our campers ripened this year as our team of counsellors led them through the 9 Fruits of the Spirit. Our spacious gym and cool classrooms kept us comfortable and we…

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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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09 Jul

Visit of Bishop Makar & Board elections

On Sunday, July 9, 2017, SMSV was overjoyed to welcome H.G. Bishop Makar as he celebrated with us the Divine Liturgy, praying for the Lord to choose for us a new church board. H.G. then officiated over the elections and vote tallying. It was a historic day, marking both the first ever SMSV board elections…

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08 Jul

Men’s Ministry Event

On Saturday July 8th, 2017, Men’s Ministry hosted an encouraging talk entitled, “Does My Presence Matter?” Our dear servant Raef Ghali shared with us how we are given the privilege of partaking in God’s divine authority and power and this is what makes us so important in God’s eyes. We will continue the discussion in…

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07 Jul

Deacon Paul’s 1st year ordination Anniversary

July 7, 2016: The SMSV community rejoiced to recieve Deacon Paul, ordained deacon by the hands of H.G. Bishop Makar. One year later, we thank God for Deacon Paul’s faithfulness, love and service! We pray that God would bless him and his family, and grant him many years of fruitful service. Happy 1st year anniversary, Dear…

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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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01 Jul

Canada Day 150 & Feast of St. Moses 2017

Happy Canada 150th! This year SMSV was blessed to celebrate this special occasion with our beloved Father Bishoy El Antony. Fr. Bishoy prayed with us the Canada Day & Feast of St. Moses Divine liturgy, and reminded us that we are called to love, even/especially our enemies. The liturgy was followed by an agape meal…

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25 Jun

Mom-to-Mom Swap 2017

On Sunday June 25th, 2017, the Women’s Ministry organized another successful Mom-to-Mom Swap! This was the first time this annual event was held in our Church building, just outside the Fellowship hall. Our congregation was so enthusiastic giving away gently used baby and children’s clothing, toys, books and gear. And other moms were happily ‘shopping’…

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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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20 Jun

Visit of H.G. Bishop Misael 2017

We were blessed by the visit of H.G. Bishop Misael of Birmingham to celebrate the Divine Liturgy on June 20, 2017. His Grace delivered a beautiful message of Love to God and to one another. Following the Liturgy, His Grace shared with the congregation in attendance many memories and miracles about his service with the…

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18 Jun

Father’s Day Celebration 2017

On Sunday June 18, 2017, Men’s Ministry hosted this year’s Father’s Day with a “Create Your Own Donut” shop (#DadsDonuts) as well as a photo shoot. The congregation loved creating their own delicious donuts using various sauces, toppings and so much more! They then showed their appreciation to all the loving fathers by taking family…

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