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03 Feb

Baptism of Nathaniel Tadros

  Congratulation to Kresten and Kirolos Tadros for the baptism of their son Nathaniel on Saturday, February 3, 2018. May God bless their family.  

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03 Feb

Baptism of Elijah Abdelsheheed

Congratulations to Christina and Tamer Abdelsheheed for the baptism of their son Elijah Cyril on Saturday, February 3, 2018. May God bless their family.    

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03 Feb

Understanding Mental Health Seminars

On Saturday Jan 27, and Feb 3, 2018, SMSV was delighted to welcome Dr. Karen Wong, child psychiatrist, for a two part series on understanding children’s mental health. Dr. Wong spent one session on child and youth anxiety and depression, and another session on communicating well with children and youth. Parents, Sunday school teachers and…

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14 Jan

Baptism of Matteo Mikhail

  Congratulation to Christiana and Mourad Mikhail for the baptism of their son Matteo on Sunday, January 14, 2018. May God bless their family.    

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14 Jan

Baptism of Ava Grace Hanna

    Congratulations to Irene and Mina Hanna for the baptism of their daughter Ava Grace on Sunday, January 14, 2018. May God bless their family.        

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31 Dec

New Year’s Celebration 2018

Happy New Year! “The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you.”Numbers 6:25. On New Year’s Eve our congregation came together to praise God for the blessings of 2017 and to begin 2018 in His presence. Following the worship and praise, we celebrated the milestones of 2017 with our annual slideshow, and welcomed the New…

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17 Dec

Baptism of Abigail Jebrail

  Congratulation to Sandra and Fadie Jebrail for the baptism of their daughter Abigail on Sunday, December 17, 2017. May God bless their family.  

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10 Dec

Baptism of Caterina Rezk

Congratulations to Christine and Isaac Rezk on the blessed baptism of their daughter Caterina Maria on Sunday, December 10th, 2017. May God bless their family.    

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09 Dec

CREW’s Searching Issues Retreat 2017

Members of the CREW Young Adults Ministry spent a wonderful retreat on December 8-9, 2017 at YMCA Cedar Glen as part of the Searching Issues Series. The main theme of the retreat revolved around question in the Orthodox Doctrine including Original Sin, Salvation and the Moral Obligations of Christians. The program included a bonfire and…

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08 Dec

Visit of H.G. Bishop Thomas 2017

On Friday December 8th, 2017, SMSV was blessed by a visit from H.G. Bishop Thomas, to celebrate with us the Divine Liturgy. His grace then spent some time in fellowship with us during the agape meal. We thank His Grace for his love and care for our SMSV family. We pray that God may bless…

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02 Dec

Servants Enrichment Day 2017

On Saturday, December 2, 2017, the children and youth group servants held a Servants Enrichment Day which gave the servants an opportunity for them to take a number of “Health Checks” on their spiritual lives and on their ministry. The topics covered were entitled Health Check #1: My Spiritual Life, Health Check #2: Am I…

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25 Nov

Young Couples Lunch (0-10 Years)

Young Couples Dinner 2017: The young couples (married 0 – 10 years) joined together for dinner and fellowship to mark the beginning of Advent on November 25, 2017. The couples enjoyed a delicious dinner prepared by Chef Essam followed by ice-breakers and activities. The main discussion of the evening focused on “How to Benefit from…

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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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12 Nov

Operation Christmas Child Boxes

  We were blessed this year to collect 323 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child 2017. Many individuals, families and groups gathered together to fill the shoe boxes with toys, gifts and encouraging messages to be sent to under privileged children in third world countries. We are very thankful to share in this ministry which brings much…

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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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