Church Highlights



June 18, 2016

Looking Ahead

Posted by: Pastor Keith Smith

Last Sunday evening, we honoured 2 of our pastors who are retiring. It was a special time where we heard some good memories and a challenge from both Pastor Jim McKenzie and Pastor Keith Preston. We expressed gratitude with a love offering and through the appreciation cards many of you sent them. They and their wives have contributed so much to our church family. It was a great service, with their extended families joining them for the special occasion.

This weekend, Pastor Jonathan will be bringing an encouraging Father’s Day message that has something to say to “non-Fathers” also.

Esther and I are travelling to British Columbia this weekend, to visit my mother and sisters. Mid-July, Pastor Jonathan and I are teaming up in Manitoba to speak at a camp for a week. I look forward to joining the special teaching series, LOVE, this summer with 3 messages. The series will cover everything from perversions of love to the ideal love we can all grow to experience. It is going to be a great summer series. 

About the Author

Pastor Keith Smith
On weekends, Pastor Smith loves to show how real Jesus is and how relevant the scriptures are to daily life with fresh, Biblical teaching. (Previously, he and his wife Esther led wonderful church families in Ottawa and Edmonton.) During the rest of the week he leads the staff of Agincourt Pentecostal and Toronto Community Churches. Both sons and his daughter-in-law are involved in church leadership. On a day off, you would find him motorcycling, building, canoeing, or doing anything else that enables him to spend some time outdoors.

At APC since 1994. His hometown is Ottawa, Ontario.

June 5, 2016

Upcoming Church Family Times

Posted by: Pastor Keith Smith

Dear Church Family,

I have two significant events to tell you about:

First is Hymns Night, on Sunday, June 12 at 6 pm, we’ll be taking a few moments to honour Pastor Jim and Francey McKenzie, Pastor Keith and Sharon Preston, who will be retiring this June.  Visit Kiosk B to sign an appreciation card as a keepsake for them.

Second, our Church Family Picnic. What a great evening, not just for our children to have fun, but for adults to connect. It is Wednesday, June 15 at 5:30 pm at the Agincourt Campus parking lot.

So, whether you’re “newish”, or you’ve been part of our church family all 60 years – join us!

About the Author

Pastor Keith Smith
On weekends, Pastor Smith loves to show how real Jesus is and how relevant the scriptures are to daily life with fresh, Biblical teaching. (Previously, he and his wife Esther led wonderful church families in Ottawa and Edmonton.) During the rest of the week he leads the staff of Agincourt Pentecostal and Toronto Community Churches. Both sons and his daughter-in-law are involved in church leadership. On a day off, you would find him motorcycling, building, canoeing, or doing anything else that enables him to spend some time outdoors.

At APC since 1994. His hometown is Ottawa, Ontario.

May 29, 2016

Doing Church Together

Posted by: Pastor Keith Smith

Last weekend, we intentionally included our children in our services (in other words, we had 5 generations present.)  I explained that churches throughout history have normally done church with only 3 generations and the challenges it presents to a church like ours to do church with all 5.  It gives new meaning to being a multi-generational church!  And to add to that, the cultural background differences, the music and clothing preferences – yes I talked about all that.

It was also a service where I invited my 2 sons, David and Matthew, to help me express how church relates to the generations older and younger than them. In Psalm 78:3-7, Jesus’ example of insisting that younger generations are part of His gatherings has launched us into how we want to do this at Agincourt. I had an unusual number of people tell me how much of what we covered helped them. I asked my sons why they did not drop out of church like the majority (78%) of church kids do in their teen/young adult years. I also asked them what they hope and pray the church will look like when their children are young adults.

If you want to see the interview and message, visit www.apchurch.com and click on Watch Teaching Videos. The title of the message is “Doing Church Together.” 

If you missed last weekend’s service, it would be helpful to hear why we do church the way we do.

Looking forward to “Doing Church Together”.

About the Author

Pastor Keith Smith
On weekends, Pastor Smith loves to show how real Jesus is and how relevant the scriptures are to daily life with fresh, Biblical teaching. (Previously, he and his wife Esther led wonderful church families in Ottawa and Edmonton.) During the rest of the week he leads the staff of Agincourt Pentecostal and Toronto Community Churches. Both sons and his daughter-in-law are involved in church leadership. On a day off, you would find him motorcycling, building, canoeing, or doing anything else that enables him to spend some time outdoors.

At APC since 1994. His hometown is Ottawa, Ontario.

April 16, 2016

Upcoming Events

Posted by: Pastor Keith Smith

Here are some upcoming gatherings for our church family:

Cathedral May 1 at 6 pm
Spring Global Focus May 14/15
Cross The Line May 15 at 2:30 pm
NEXT  June 4 at 8:30 am
Hymns Night June 12 at 6 pm
Church Family Picnic June 15 at 5:30 pm

When you look at the above list, notice how the 4 activities Jesus calls His Church to do. All 4 of them are happening in these gatherings!
  1. Worship that connects us to God
  2. Teaching that equips
  3. Fellowship where we care for one another
  4. Reaching out to others
Be praying for our staff and volunteers as they prepare for these special church family events!

About the Author

Pastor Keith Smith
On weekends, Pastor Smith loves to show how real Jesus is and how relevant the scriptures are to daily life with fresh, Biblical teaching. (Previously, he and his wife Esther led wonderful church families in Ottawa and Edmonton.) During the rest of the week he leads the staff of Agincourt Pentecostal and Toronto Community Churches. Both sons and his daughter-in-law are involved in church leadership. On a day off, you would find him motorcycling, building, canoeing, or doing anything else that enables him to spend some time outdoors.

At APC since 1994. His hometown is Ottawa, Ontario.