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.

Buffalo and Rochester Youth Trip – October 19-20, 2012

Our Youth group (High school, University and Grads) participated in a wonderful youth gathering at St. Mary and St. Moses the Black Coptic Church in Buffalo (USA) where they enjoyed a session about the sacrament of repentance and confession that was led by Abouna Mark Eskander and Abouna Daniel Bessada, followed by dinner at church hall, mid-night praises and a sleep over at the new church retreat center.
 
In the morning, they prayed a Divine Liturgy at St. Mark Coptic Church in Rochester and enjoyed a spiritual day at church. Dr. George Tadros was the main speaker who led 2 sessions about “Wisdom in Action”. Our Church youth shared their experience of the mission trip to Kenya showing a video clip and answering questions about the nature of serving God in Africa.
It was a true pleasure getting together and sharing prayers, spiritual songs / discussions, aghapy, social activities and mingling with the youth of our churches of St. Mercurius and St. George Church in St. Catharines, as well as our churches in Buffalo and Rochester.
We would like to thank everyone who participated and organized such a blessed event.
For more photos, please visit the Multimedia Centre and choose 2012′ Photos.

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.
 
For more photos, please visit the Multimedia Centre and choose 2012′ photos.

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.

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).