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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Youth Day at our SMSJB Church – September 29, 2012

Thank You Lord for an outstanding Youth day on SAT September 29, 2012.  Our beloved SMSJB Church orchestrated a Spiritual Youth Day.
 
Multiple Churches’ Youth Groups from USA and Southern Ontario got together to leverage their spiritual life, pray and have fun.
 
The Guest Speaker was Dr. Hani Ashamalla (Youth Mentor & Counselor, Prominent Speaker in Youth Conventions & Christian TV Channels, and Brother of Fr. Dawood Lamei).  The agenda for this day was:
 
o Divine Liturgy
o Breakfast
o First Session: Love and Purity
o Lunch
o Second Session: Christian Dating (Marriage pre-steps)
o Q & A Session
o Conclusion Prayer and Fun
We ask our Dear Lord to reward everyone who participated in this blessed day many folds and looking forward to having more Youth Days: “A Church with no Youth is a Church with no future – H.H. Pope Shenouda III”
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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.
 
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Graduation Day – August 26, 2012

Our beloved SMSJB Church celebrated in August 26, 2012 the Graduation Day of her Youth:
 
  • Youth graduated to High School
  • Youth graduated to University
  • Youth ready for Career Opportunities
 
After the Divine Liturgy, Fr. Daniel on behalf of the Congregation distributed a gift for each individual, wishing him/her a blessed and fruitful new school year and prosperous career opportunity.
 
Congratulations to our Youth and their families.  God bless them and all our Church’s activities.
 
To view more photos, please visit the Multimedia Centre and click on Photos’ 2012

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.

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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).

Kenya High School Mission Trip – July 29 to August 11, 2012

Twenty people, under the leadership of Father Daniel Bessada, served on this mission trip in charity, spiritual, and medical services.
 
Our SMSJB High School Group Mission visited Nairobi and Maseno in Kenya:  They visited the RAHA Kids Center in Nairobi, 2 Orphanages in Maseno, A Prison that holds 480 male prisoners, and went on many house visitations.  They also visited a church in the village of Bondo, that is a hut and needs to be built.
 
Each day, they had Quiet Time from 7-8 AM, Prime prayer from 8-8:30 AM, Reflection from 8:30-9:30 AM, Evening Quiet Time from 6-7 PM, Evening Prayer from 8-8:30 PM, and a Bible Study from 8:30-9:30 PM.
 
Click Kenya Mission’ 2012 to read more details about this successful Mission Trip.

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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.

Kenya Mission Trip – University and Graduates Group – May 08th to 19th, 2012

Our Church beloved university and graduated group went on a mission trip to Kenya where they spent few days in Nairobi and Maseno. Visited Raha Kids; a wonderful place for orphans. Stayed at the Coptic Mission Compound, had the opportunity to serve kids, youth, families and seniors through organized spiritual days at different churches, home visitations and one on one talks. This Short-term mission trip was an awesome opportunity for personal spiritual growth. It left a lasting impact on the community as well as on the individual missionaries. The youth group and councilors were very effective in organizing the trip. Through their dedication to prayer, quiet time, bible study and tireless efforts in preparing stories, sermons, songs, crafts, games and social activities, they were able to reach out to many people and touch their lives. They enjoyed the wonderful scenery when climbing hills early in the morning prior to sun rise for quiet time with God; also, through the amazing nature through day trip safari.
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