All Saints’ Celebration (Kids’ Fun Night) – October 31, 2012

In her continuous effort to offer joy and fun to our beloved Kids, our SMSJB Church organized a Kids’ Fun Night “All Saints’ Celebration” on WED Oct 31st, 2012 from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM @ St. John’s Building.
 
We started by the Thanksgiving Prayer, followed by multiple fun’s activities: Apples’ bucket full of Water, Musical Mats, Balloons’ Game, Cupcake’ Decoration, Bible Trivia, Kids’ Skit, Food Time and Candies’ bags distribution.
 
All Kids enjoyed this night with their Saints and Fun’ Costumes.  The Church took this opportunity to boost the kids’ knowledge with the Saints’ life.
 
We thank all our Kids for participating in this event and appreciate the time and efforts the servants invest in our beloved Kids.  It was really rewarding.  Thank you Lord for blessing our Church’s activities.
For more photos, please visit the Multimedia Centre and choose 2012′ Photos.

Pumpkins’ Carving Event – October 27, 2012

For the third year in a row, our beloved SMSJB Church organized a fun fall event to carve the Pumpkins and create funny shapes.
 
On October 27, 2012, more than 60 Kids got together to have fun and enjoy snack time.  This time, our beloved kids invited their friends from schools and neighborhood to join them and familiarize them with the multiple Church’s activities.
 
Our Youth Group gave a hand and helped the Kids to carve their pumpkins.  They came up with funny shapes as shown in the videos and photos (Visit the Multimedia Center).
 
Lots of Fun!  Thank God for this time.  We ask You to bless our Church’s ministries for the Glory of Your Holy Name.

Thanksgiving Kids’ Celebration and Appreciation Day – October 14, 2012

Our beloved SMSJB Church celebrated the Thanksgiving with her blessed G1 to G6 Kids.  The Church took this blessed opportunity
Thanksgiving Kids’ Celebration and Appreciation day
SUN October 14, 2012
to reward all the Kids for their outstanding achievements and participation in Mahragan Al-Keraza’ 2012 and Convention’ 2012
There was a couple of Plays presented by G3 to G6 Group and G1 to G3 Group.
In addition, G3 to G6 presented a Choir Performance, followed by G1to G3 Choir Presentation.
We started by the SUN Divine Liturgy, followed by individual presentation of each kid from G1 to G6 to the Congregation about his/her participation and/or achievement(s) in Mahragan Al-Keraza’ 2012.  Then, we moved to St. John the Beloved’s Building to start the Kids’ Thanksgiving Celebration and Appreciation Day.
Our beloved kids performed two plays that delivered great messages:  First one was for G3 to G6 “The Heavenly Express” (This one was performed before in the Convention’ 2012).  The second one was for G1 to G3 “Little Red Riding Hood” (This one was performed in Mahragan Al-Keraza’ 2012).  In addition, the two groups performed two Choir’s presentations.
Fr. Daniel distributed gifts to all kids they participated in both Mahragan and Convention.  At the end, we had cakes and cookies with the Congregation and concluded with prayer.

Mahragan’ 2012 Awards Ceremony – September 30, 2012

We thank the Lord for the great achievements our beloved SMSJB Church has reached in Mahragan Al-Keraza this year.
 
For the first year, our Adults’ group has participated and achieved great results too in Spiritual, Choir and Table Tennis.
 
In addition, our beloved SMSJB Kids got awarded in Spiritual (One second rank and 7 third rank), Coptic (2 first rank, 1 second, and 3 third rank), Choir (Adult second place and G3 to G6 3rd place), Drama (G1 & G2 second place, G3 to G6 third place, and G7 & G8 second place), Writing (2 first place, 2 second place, and 2 third place), Art (1 first place, 12 second place, and 7 third place), Chess (1 second place), and Table Tennis (1 first place and 1 second place).
 
We thank everyone who participated this year.  May the Lord reward them all and bless our beloved Kids.
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Mahragan Al-Keraza’ 2012 Final Competition – September 22, 2012

An interesting Final Competition of Mahragan Al-Keraza this year @Mississauga Church (Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius) on September 22, 2012.
 
Multiple groups of our Church’ Kids, Youth and even Adults (For the first year) have participated in Spiritual, Drama, Coptic, Writing, Arts, Sports, Choir, Chess and Table Tennis.
 
Thank God:  This is our third year in a row to participate in this great Coptic event worldwide.
 
We thank all servants in Mississauga and our beloved Church for investing tremendous amount of efforts and time to organize and conduct this event.  We ask the Lord to reward them all and bless our Coptic Church all over the World.
 
For more photos, please visit the Multimedia Centre and choose 2012′ photos.

Kids’ Summer Camp – July 10 to August 24, 2012

We thank our Dear Lord for a second Kids’ Summer Camp full of Kids’ learning, practices, fun, sports and more from July 10th to August 24th, 2012.

There were plenty of activities: Bible Contests, Behavior lessons, Talent shows, Mahragan and Convention practices, Hymns, Cooking class, Science experiment, craft, games(Outdoor and Indoor), French class, Academic lessons, video games and movies.

Each Friday during the course of this Summer Camp, there was a trip for the kids. They visited Cedar Park, Liverpool Beach and Park, and Petticoat Creek Conservation Park and Swimming pool.

Thanks a lot to everyone who invested his/her time and effort to leverage this ministry and get our kids together to collaborate in a great manner. Special thanks to G7 and G8 and our Youth Group for their mentoring and supporting all our beloved kids.

God reward you all many folds and bless our beloved kids.

For more photos, please visit the Multimedia Centre and click on 2012′ Photos

G3 to G6 Coptic Children Convention – August 17 to 19, 2012

Our beloved G3 to G6 Kids contributed this year in the Coptic Children Convention (CCC) from Aug 17 to 19, 2012.

The Kids studied the whole Book of Acts and 12 chapters from the Book of Genesis. In addition, they studied about Coptic Church history, Coptic language and Hymns.

G3 to G6 Kids had lots of fun in a spiritual environment by playing sports, doing crafts, attending very funny plays, singing Christian songs, presenting their drama “The Heavenly Express”, watching other churches’ drama and attending Divine Liturgy every day.

God bless all our beloved Kids and reward all Servants who invested their time and put lots of efforts to build prosperous Christian Kids.

Thank you All.

With the grace of Our Lord, our beloved Kids did very well in the Convention competitions even with the short time preparation: Some got 3rd place trophy in Drama for performing “The Heavenly Express” play. They got 8 FIRST places medal for memorization, 6 FIRST places trophies in Bible study, one FIRST place trophy in Church study, 4 Second places in Church Study, 3 third places prizes in Church Study, one FIRST place trophy in Coptic study, and one second place in Coptic study.

Our beloved SMSJB Church appreciated their achievements and rewarded them all in August 26, 2012 right after the Divine Liturgy.

Congratulations and God bless all our beloved Kids (Keep it up).

Golden Beach Trip for G5 to G8 Group – July 26-27, 2012

Our SMSJB G5 to G8 Group organized a two-days trip to Golden Beach on Rice Lake from July 26 to July 27, 2012.

They enjoyed the boating and fishing there as well as the outdoor swimming pool. They had fun on the Playground, Paddleboats, canoes, kayaks, Fitness Centre and biking.

Fr. Daniel joined them to conduct spiritual sessions and they had bible study sessions too.

Thanks everyone (Servants and Youth Helpers) for the time and effort they spent to offer spiritual and recreational benefits for G5 to G8 Group. God reward you all many folds.

For more photos, please visit the Multimedia Centre and click on 2012′ Photos.

Kids’ Easter Presentation – April 22, 2012

With the blessed spirit of Easter, our beloved SMSJB Kids performed Easter Presentation outstandingly on SUN April 22nd, 2012 right after the Divine Liturgy.
 They started the Presentation by the Pope Tribute, followed by Angels’ Choir, G1 to G3 Play “Dreams Come True”, G1 and G2 Choir, Pope Shenouda’s Poems, G4 to G6 Performance “Lead Me to the Cross”, G3 to G6 Choir, and G6 to G8 Play “I am Free.”
Abouna distributed Easter’s gifts to all our beloved kids and thanked them for their outstanding performance and commitments to all practice’ sessions.
We thank everyone who participated with his/her time and effort to organize this Presentation and celebrate our Lord’s Resurrection.
May the blessings and joy of Resurrection encompass us all.
 
For more photos and/or Videos, please visit the Multimedia Centre and Choose Photos’ 2012 or Church Clips’ 2012

G5 to G8 Sleepover @Church – March 16-17, 2012

During the March Break, our beloved Church organized a sleepover for G5 to G8 at St. John the Beloved’s building from Mar 16 to 17, 2012. 
Our Youth Group was serving in this event.  All our beloved kids enjoyed the time, had lots of fun, got together for prayer time, bible time, food time and lots of games as usual.
 
Our beloved kids posted a bunch of requests to repeat this event again and again.
 
We ask the Lord to bless our kids and reward all servants who prepared and managed this event.
 
For more photos, visit the Multimedia and choose 2012′ Photos