Mahragan Alkeraza’ 2013 Awards Ceremony – Sep 29, 2013

More than 580 participants from 9 Coptic Orthodox Churches across Ontario came together on SUN Sep 29th, 2013 at Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church in Mississauga to celeberate and distribute the Mahragan Awards to all participants.
 
Our beloved SMSJB Church participated as well with more than 50 participants from different groups in multiple activities declaring  “Yes! We’re coming to You O’Lord as You taught us this year throught the Mahragan 2013′ theme:
Come To Me
With the prayers and under the patronage of H.G. Bishop Mina, bishop of Mississauga, Vancouver and Western Canada, the Coptic families of 580 participants came together to celebrate and receive with their kids the Mahragan awards.  G1 and G2 of our SMSJB Church got the first place in the Play and the second place in the Choir Performance.  In addition, G1 and G2 got the first place in Soccer.  G3 to G6 got the first place in the Play, second place in Choir Performance and the first place in Soccer.  G7 and G8 got the first place in the Play and the second place in the Choir Performance.
Thank You Lord for the great benefits we acquire from all the relevants activities.  God reward you all.

Kids’ Choir Performance @Pickering City Hall – Dec 12, 2013:

We thank our Dear Lord for this opportunity to expose our Coptic Church to the community at Pickering City Hall for the second year in a row.

On Dec 12, 2013, two groups of our beloved SMSJB Church (G3 to G6 and G7-G8) performed Christmas Carols for the second time at Pickering City Hall. They delivered a joyful message to all people: ” For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” – John 3:16.

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Donkey Ride @Palm Sunday’ Eve – April 27, 2013

On Lazarus Saturday (Palm Sunday’ Eve) April 27, 2013, our beloved SMSJB Church organized a fun and educational event about the Palm Sunday story and the significance of the donkey.
 
This special program started by the Donkey ride at our Church, followed by the Palm Sunday story and the significance of the donkey, Palm braiding, donkey’ craft and colouring.
 
Right after, we prayed Palm Sunday’ Vesper Prayers with Procession of the Cross, followed by Drama practice for our beloved Kids.
 
God bless all servants who organized this event and reward them many folds.
 
For more photos, please visit the Multimedia Centre and choose 2013′ Photos.

Kids’ Activities during March Break – March 11-15, 2013

Our beloved Kids from different ages enjoyed (JK to G8) enjoyed multiple activities during March Break from Mar 11 to Mar 15, 2013.
 
Our beloved SMSJB Church organized the following trips and activities:
 
o LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre: G1 to G6
o Bowling and Lunch together: G7 & G8
o Sleepover Night @Church: G1 to G6
o Rainbow Park: JK & SK
 
Our beloved Kids had lots of fun and are seeking more trips during Summer Camp.
 
God bless everyone who invested the time and the effort in participating in these trips and activities.
 
For more photos, please visit the Multimedia Centre and choose 2013′ Photos.

G7 and G8 Mission on March Break – March 15, 2013

Our beloved G7 and G8 group visited VIVA Retirement Home in Pickering on Friday March 15, 2013.
 
The main purpose of this visit was to show care and love to the Seniors’ people in our community and offer them joyful entertainment time.
 
This visit was full of activities: Cupcakes’ decoration, socialization and tour, performing 3 songs, attending Irish show there for St. Patrick’s Day, and music performance. Some of our kids opened an informative discussion with one of the Seniors’ member there who was involved in World War II.
 
It was a fruitful time for our kids.  They got another invite to visit that place in the near future.  We ask the Lord to bless their ministries and bless them.
 
For more photos, please visit the Multimedia Centre and choose 2013′ Photos.

Kids’ Christmas Presentation and Celebration – January 20, 2013

The Sunday Schools Kids (JK to G8) organized and celebrated the Christmas party.  They invited the Congregation and their friends to enjoy their special program in this blessed event.
 
They performed multiple skits as follows:
+ Angels to G2: Christmas Skit
+ G3 and G4: God Will Always Win
+ G5 and G6: Christmas Around the World
+ G7 and G8: SMSJB Newsroom
 
In addition, G1 and G2 performed some spiritual songs as well as G3 to G6.  Fr. Daniel distributed Christmas gifts to all our beloved Kids.  The celebration ended by a prayer, followed by cake time.
 
For more photos, please visit the Multimedia Centre and choose 2013′ Photos.

G7 & G8 Christmas’ Trip to Raptors @Downtown Toronto – December 14, 2012

Our G7 & G8 Class enjoyed their Christmas trip to Toronto Raptors’ Game at Air Canada Centre – Downtown Toronto on FRI Dec 14, 2012.  They watched the Raptors Basketball Game there, having dinner together at a restaurant, and celebrating their Servant’s/Leader’s (Soha) birthday.  They had lots of fun and thanked God for this opportunity.
 
This is an open invitation for all students at G7 or G8 to join their weekly meeting each FRI from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM and their SUN’ Schools Class each SUN right after the Divine Liturgy.
 
Thanks to everyone who offered the time or the effort to plan, coordinate and supervise this nice trip.  God reward you all.
 
For more photos, please visit the Multimedia Centre and choose 2012′ Photos.

G1 to G6 Sleepover @Church – December 07-08, 2012

Our beloved Kids from G1 to G6 had their Christmas Sleepover event at St. John the Beloved’s Building from FRI Dec 07th to SAT Dec 08th, 2012.  There was an enhanced program to accommodate multiple activities that fulfil their needs and desire:  Prayers time, Bible stories about “Giving”, Bible Contests, Sport and Play time, Craft time, Movie time, Meals, Fun and much more.
 
We thank our Dear Lord for the blessings and grace He offer to all the Church’s ministries.  Thanks for everyone who invested his/her time to make this event a beneficial one to all our beloved Kids.  Keep it up.
 
For more photos, please visit the Multimedia Centre and choose 2012′ Photos.

G7 & G8 Christmas’ Mission @Pickering Retirement Home – December 08, 2012

For the first time in the Christmas’ season, our beloved G7 & G8 Class organized their first mission to Pickering Retirement Home on Dec 08, 2012, offering joy and hope to the Seniors’ people there in the Christmas’ season.
 
Our G7 & G8 performed some Christmas’ Carols as well as a Christmas skit.  The feedback was awesome as every senior person enjoyed our Kids’ presentation.  Keep it up Guys…
 
We ask our Dear Lord to reward everyone who participated in that mission and thank You Lord for such a blessed opportunity.
 
For more photos, please visit the Multimedia Centre and choose 2012′ Photos.

Christmas Carols’ Performance @Pickering City Hall – December 06, 2012

We thank our Dear Lord for this opportunity to expose our Coptic Church to the community at Pickering City Hall.
 
On Dec 06, 2012, two groups of our beloved SMSJB Church (G3 to G6 and G7-G8) performed Christmas Carols for the first time at Pickering City Hall.  They delivered a joyful message to all people: ” For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” – John 3:16.
 
Thanks to everyone who coordinated this event and thanks to everyone who invested his/her time to well represent our beloved church and deliver this joyful message.  We got another invite from the City Hall to perform this coming Feb’ 2013.
For more photos, please visit the Multimedia Centre and choose 2012′ Photos.