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ABOUT OVERFLOW

Weston has been impacting individuals and families in North York’s Emery Village since the early 80’s. We’ve experienced some great years here and now God is leading us into a new era where He is doing something significant and unprecedented in our midst. Today, our mission is still the same: to be within reach of people who are far from God and see them raised to new life in Christ. We are ready for God’s overflow! OVERFLOW: TO SPREAD BEYOND ITS LIMITS This is a defining moment in the life of our church as we pursue what God has chosen for our path as a church. We are moving forward together, so that eternities can be altered and lives can be changed, as God’s love overflows out of Weston and into our community. We believe anyone and everyone can participate to help see the vision of a renovated church facility fully funded. You are invited to join the journey by asking God what you can contribute sacrificially, and then respond to Him with faith-filled obedience. It’s not about equal giving, but equal sacrifice. In the end, it’s not about what we want from people, but for people!


I CAME THAT THEY MAY HAVE AND ENJOY LIFE, AND HAVE IT TILL IT OVERFLOWS. JOHN 10:10


PROJECT STATS

We believe that our church was not planted here by accident. We are, by God’s purpose and plan, strategically within reach of thousands of people. The opportunity we have to influence our community with the love of Jesus is right at our doorstep, and we want to make a significant impact in our community and in every life.

EVERY NUMBER HAS A NAME, EVERY NAME HAS A STORY AND EVERY STORY MATTERS TO GOD


PEOPLE IN OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

GROWTH IN NEIGHBOURHOOD FROM 2006 TO 2011

33% LIVE LESS THAN 1KM FROM OUR CHURCH Stats derived from 2011 Census


MATTHEW, ALEXANDRA, AND JAMES’ STORY

MARINA, JOEANNE, AND LEANNA’S STORY

Besides Alex’s severe nausea, all was well with her pregnancy until her 25th-week ultrasound: It did not go as expected. We allow Him to lead us towards

to church, God completely

were told that our unborn child

the plans He already had for us.

transformed her from the inside

had a few markers related to

After giving our hearts to Jesus,

out. She was touched by God.

Down syndrome. From this

we allowed Him to work in our

The three of us, together, got

point on in the pregnancy,

Our journey at Weston didn’t

lives. We were created anew.

baptized on October 21, 2007.

abortion was suggested to us.

begin until 2006. From the first

Not perfect, but no longer living

“Absolutely not” was always

service, we felt at home. The

in sin. Our eyes were opened

Today, we stand confident in

music made us come alive,

and we committed to living a life

who we are in Christ, and as we

the message left us wanting to

with Christ at the centre.

look back, we can see God’s faithfulness in every season.

know more about Jesus. Soon after, Joeanne started We wanted more than a feeling,

coming to church. She was

more than just learning about

in her mid 20’s and enjoyed

Jesus. We wanted to experience

partying and going to clubs.

Him, to know Him intimately, to

But when she started coming


our answer. We trusted that

remain positive and optimistic

whatever God gave to us

no matter the outcome.

would be His perfect gift. God was in control of our

WYCLIFF, DEEPA, NISSI, AND RYAN’S STORY

With the church praying

situation. He heard our

alongside us, the following

prayers and answered them

When we first landed in

months were filled with

with definitive confirmation.

Toronto in 2012, we were

and ultrasounds to monitor

James was finally born.

our HOME CHURCH in India.

the situation. In this difficult

He did in fact have Down

We prayed and searched

time, we leaned heavily on

syndrome. We are blessed to

for churches on the internet.

the Lord and are grateful for

have him and his diagnosis.

We even visited a couple of

the support of the church

God had given us this child,

churches in the meanwhile.

family. Although we were

and as it is written in James

One day, by God’s grace,

discouraged at times, God

1:17, “Every good and perfect

we found a church a few

gave us the strength to

gift is from above, coming

minutes away from our home.

down from the Father of the

We went to this church on a

heavenly lights, who does

Sunday morning and when

not change like shifting

the church service ended,

shadows.” James was

my wife and I looked at each

dedicated at Weston in 2016,

other and said “Now this feels

and we are thrilled to see

like home!”

how much he loves coming to church!

become OUR church. From the time of worship through to the Pastor’s message, we felt at home from the very beginning.

looking for a church similar to

countless appointments

Yes, from that day Weston has

We were not searching for a perfect church, because we will never find one, but we are glad we found Weston - a place that feels like home!


NOW T DO IM ALL W ACCOR IS AT W


TO HIM WHO IS ABLE TO MMEASURABLY MORE THAN WE CAN ASK OR IMAGINE, RDING TO HIS POWER THAT WORK WITHIN US... EPHESIANS 3:20


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is our financial goal for the Overflow opportunity? Over the next 36 months our goal is to receive over 1 million dollars. When will the renovation work start? This depends on 2 things: first, how fast we can raise initial capital, and secondly, obtaining building permits. We have already received the architect drawings and obtained the necessary building permits. Our current projected start date is June 12, 2017. Once renovations have started, how long will it take to complete? Our goal is to have the renovation work finished completely before the end of the year and possibly even sooner, depending on the builder.

Where will Sunday services be held during the renovation? We have worked the renovation into 2 continuous phases: • Phase 1: During this phase we will still hold Sunday services at the church with a modified kids area in the west office wing. • Phase 2: During this phase we will have to be out of the building. We are finalizing plans to hold services in a nearby school gym. Where can I find additional info about Overflow? Visit our website: westonroadchurch.com/overflow


THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

To view full plans, visit westonroadchurch.com/overflow


westonroadchurch.com/overflow

Weston's Overflow Capital Campaign Booklet  

An overview of our campaign

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