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Through a Glass, Darkly


Today after church service – meet with A.C.E.S. Principal Patricia Ferreira-Lopez and pastor Alex regarding plans for Kindergarten opening in the Fall 2013. It will be informal session of hearing from parents interested in Christian education.


You are invited to a Baby Shower honoring Anniekay and Kirmane Allen Sunday, February 24th 4:30-6:30 PM in our Fellowship Hall. Please join with us as we welcome the blessing of another new addition to our church family.


TONIGHT at 5 pm pastor Alex will facilitate in the Bible Study Class – NO TOPIC! Open forum on your Questions. Next Sabbath Bible Study Class at 5 pm will be presented by Cameron Munro on “What Heaven Is” (February 23). We welcome your questions and suggestion of topics for study. For more details see the schedule in the foyer.


Joint elders meeting, Sunday night, February 24, 5:30 pm at home of Gord Rayner. Elders of Spanish, South & North churches coming together to plan alignment and cooperation for growth.

WORSHIP HOUR Praise and Worship…………………………………………….Team 2 Hymn of Praise…No.30…Holy God, We Praise Your Name Intercessory Prayer……………………………….Jack Polihronov


Praying for Revival & Transformation for Parents and Children, Family Worship for Spiritual Growth, Health Ministries, Mission to London, Allegheny West Conference Next week: discipleship, Birthdays & Anniversaries, Chesapeake & Mountain view


Next Week……Conf. Advance


Special Music………………Organ ……………………..Cliff Munro Scripture Reading……Rev. 6:1-8…Zola, Yolanda, Virginia

Horsemen of Apocalypse: Chose Your Ride Carefully Pastor Alex Golovenko Song of Commitment…………………………….In Christ Alone Benediction………………………………………… Gene Bernardo Sunset this Sabbath 5:58 pm Next week 6:16 pm Please send all the bulletin related information to:

Today we invite parents and children to stay after the AY (Youth) Vespers for the Family Prayer Circle, a time of sharing, reflection and prayer for our families. AY is at 6 pm. Prayer Circle begins at 7 pm.


Offering Appeal………Church Budget………Alex Golovenko Children Story……………………………………………………………….

Next School of Evangelism class will take place February 24 at our church. Class will be taught by Antonio Bueno on “Church History, part 2.” Classes begin at 10:00 am and continue to 4:00pm.


1 Corinthians 3:19

The Church at Study 9:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Superintendent: Alex Golovenko


NO MEETING TOMORROW for the Pathfinders Club! Next meeting will take place February 24, Sunday at 11 am at the YMCA Bob Hayward branch, continuing water safety and swimming honor work. The next Table Tennis club meeting at the church is on Sunday February 17 th 3-5 PM and continuing every 2nd Sunday. Players of all skill levels are welcomed and basic instruction will be provided. If you are interested, please talk to Rixon Gultom or Don Topper.

Later Events 6.

The Church Council (Board meeting) will meet to continue planning for developments in 2013 this Monday, February 18 at 7 pm at our church hall. We invite all ministry leaders to continue developing their annual plans and share reports at the meeting. As a reminder following leaders are members of the Church Board: Gord Rayner, Clara Baptiste, Don Topper, Heather Baptiste, Janice Brindley, Gene Bernardo, Teresa Ferreira, Jack Polihronov, Angelina Polihronova, Ray Thompson, Alonso Lopez, Lo Richards, Lucy Simoes, Edwin Onyango, Kathy Rayner, Mike Keim, Rixon Gultom, Cameron Munro.

10. ABC BOOKMOBILE will be at the Church on Feb.

27th, 2013. Don't forget to order your BOOKS. Call 800-2633791 for orders. Thanks

11. A witnessing opportunity will be organized

together with students of Western Ontario on March 2. Bring food for potluck, and be prepared to go door to door with young people.

12. The next general church potluck will be held on Sabbath March 30th

.Please bring an item from the section of the first letter of your last name. Feel free to bring additional items from any category. A-C Drink/Juice, D-F Salad/Raw vegetables, G-I Bread/Bun, J-M Main course/Casserole, N-R Cooked vegetable/Soup, S-Z Dessert/ Fruit.

13. Disaster Preparedness Certification Training is

offered April 5-7 at Oshawa. Community Service is preparing a team at each church prepared to coordinate relief efforts in cases of disaster. Additional training for Chaplaincy is available in addition to this on June 16-20 at Camp Frenda.

14. The harsh weather getting you down?

Need to get away? How is that Spiritual life of yours? Good news. Want to get away come to the Women's Ministries Convention in Niagara Falls April 5-7, 2013. We all can use a refreshing break. Please keep in touch with your Women's Ministry Team for all the details.


Enjoying Family Weekend

15.For all the events on the church calendar, booking of the fellowship hall, and ministry planning please contact Sandi Rusek or Yolanda Ndiweni

16. Inviting ALL to our mid-week church service on Wednesday night at 7 pm. It is time for extra prayer, deeper Bible study, and testimonies.

17. Family Ministries Cruise - The eight-

day cruise aboard Carnival’s Splendor departs from New York on October 24 and travels to San Juan, St Thomas, Grand Turk, and back to New York on November 1, 2013. Payment Plan available. Registration has been extended. Give undivided attention to your spouse; receive resources and Christian marriage tips from dedicated professionals. Visit and click on Events to register.

Health TIP Healthful Diet Improves Mood

 A diet high in fruits and vegetables can improve mood, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Health Psychology. Dietary data from 281 New Zealanders between the ages of 18 and 25 were collected over a 21-day period. The more fruits and vegetables the participants ate, the calmer, happier, and more energetic they felt. The authors noted the mood improvements followed the increased consumption of fruits and vegetables and not vice versa. Investigators sought to expand on previous research that explored the association between eating unhealthful foods, such as sugary and fatty foods, and negative emotional states.

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS Feb 16 Nadia Golovenko

Feb 25 Esther Stephen

Feb 17 Kaku Paw Gae

Feb 25 Heather Gay

Feb 22 Sri A. Halim

Mar 4 Clara Baptiste

Feb 24 Bisi Olawoore

Mar 6 Steve Beckles

This weekend many will be enjoying an extra statutory day off. Alberta was the first province that started the holiday in 1990. Only recently Saskatchewan gave people in its territories a day off for family time (2007), followed the next year by Ontario (2008). This year British Columbia had their first Family Day last week. Even secular organizations recognize the importance of the family for community wellbeing. How much more should we, believers in Biblical Creation, cherish family relationships, family time, family love! I heard an interesting illustration given by a GYC 2012 speaker. When a dating couple breaks up, they destroy pictures. The more angry is the break up, the more pictures of past smiles will be cut. Same with the devil – he cannot stand the memories of the pre-fall ideal, when the Family and the Sabbath rest were pictures of God’s presence in this world. Just as the Fall marred the image of God, so is satan trying to destroy pictures of God in our world – the Family and the Day of Rest. Russian writer Lev Tolstoy said “happy families are all alike.” Today sociologists say that happy families share certain basic characteristics. Consider these: 1. Cuddle! You can’t overdose on hugs. This kind of positive touch helps kids feel loved and secure,’s fun for parents  2. Singing together. Especially during time of family worship . Use music to motivate house chores. Saturate your home with music! 3. Fun. Children’s schoolwork and extracurricular activities are important, but too much emphasis on work will create tension and anxiety. Time of rest is important too. Play games, plot surprise parties, take long walks, go exploring, plant a garden. 4. Exercise. Take a run or a bike ride to a local park as a whole family, even if you have to wait for mom . This kind of outing allows parents to model healthy behavior, get exercise, and spend time with their kids. 5. Healthy habits. Leave out bowls of fruit, cut vegetables, nuts, dried fruit. 6. Cook together. Get kids interested in healthy foods together with teaching cooking, measurement, teamwork, and improvisational skills. Kids who help making meals are more likely to eat them . 7. Reward good behavior. No need to be extravagant. A trip, a movie and popcorn, or a slightly later bedtime can be good motivators. 8. Read and write together. Reading is for every day! Have the whole family read together. Encourage journaling, so children would write daily. 9. One-on-one time. Parents with more than one child should try to spend a little time interacting just with one child each day, even if it’s ten minutes. 10. Have routines. Kids thrive when they know what to expect. So bedtime routines minimize night-time misbehaviour. Same with morning routines. 11. Appreciate each other. Show how much you value each other, even if it is happy face every time a child returns from school or a parent from work. 12. “Sorry” isn’t enough. It’s not enough to apologize. Find a way to help heal the hurt that was caused, by helping with a chore or sharing. 13. Prioritize your Marriage! The most important thing you can do for your child is to love your spouse and to demonstrate that love.

your servant, pastor Alex Golovenko

February 16th Bulletin 2013  
February 16th Bulletin 2013  

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