Church Highlights



March 16, 2014

Toronto Community Churches

Posted by: Pastor Dale Tollefson

I would like to share an update with you regarding our satellite churches.  Each church has a unique story and reaches their community in such diverse ways.
 
Pastor Dennis and Liz Oxford have a renewed sense of momentum at Hope Community Church.  One example is the the youth ministry that is growing and reaching new young people who previously had no relationship with God or church.
 
Parkway Forest Community Church has enjoyed healthy growth since Pastor Kaarina & Wayne Hsieh joined in 2012.  New people are joining the church and ministries are flourishing.
 
Last September, Pastor Sam Perricciolli resigned from Kingston Road Community Church after being on an extended medical leave.  It has been a difficult transition for the church people, but they have rallied around each other and stayed focussed on our mission of reaching people in the community who are far from God.
 
Two weeks ago, we announced at Ling Fu Pentecostal Church that Pastor Kai Duan is moving to Calgary to join the pastoral staff of a Mandarin church there.  We love Pastor Kai and will miss her but we are excited for this opportunity.  We will send her off with our blessing on Sunday, March 30th.
 
At the same time, we told the Ling Fu family that Pastor James and Winnie Huang will be our new pastors starting April 1st.  Recently, both James and Winnie have preached twice a month at Ling Fu, so the people already know them and love them.  We are excited about this next chapter in Ling Fu's story.
 
I am so thankful for our churches and the many people we are reaching in our communities.
 
 
Pastor Dale Tollefson
Assistant Pastor - Toronto Community Churches, Missions, Pastoral Care

About the Author

Pastor Dale Tollefson

Pastor Dale gives leadership to the Pastoral Care team, missions and the Toronto Community Churches. He and his wife Cathy also lead the MarriedLife Belong Group. Currently he is the interim pastor at one of our Toronto Community Churches, at Kingston Road Community Church.

Dale is the proud father of three daughters, one son and one son-in-law. He is also a very proud grandfather!

He joined the team at APC in 2009. His home town is Mississauga, Ontario.

February 11, 2014

Attention Members

Posted by: Pastor Keith Smith

Attention Members!

To prepare for the upcoming Annual Business Meeting, we have made the following available:

1. Annual Report for 2013

2. Deacon Nomination Committee Report

3. Summary of Updates to our Constitution

The full documents are available online at www.apchurch.com/incorporation or by contacting Claudette Perry [cperry@apchurch.com | x.274]

We give out the first two above reports every year, but what is this Summary of Updates about?

The new Canada Not for Profit Corporations Act (CNCA) requires us to make some minor changes to our governance documents.

Although the deadline for this requirement is not until October 2014, we are presenting it at our Annual Business Meeting to save us from having another business meeting this year.

Please pick up your reports and the explanatory note after the service. We look forward to a good business meeting at 1:15pm on Sunday, February 23rd.

Pastor Keith Smith

Senior Pastor

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.

February 10, 2014

Updates to Incorporation Documents

Posted by: Ron McArthur

At the annual general meeting of the Church on February 23, 2014, you will be asked to approve two important governance documents of our Church corporation: Articles of Continuance (Transition) and a revised By-lay. This breif note is provided to assis you in understanding the rationale for these documents, which you may obtain from www.apcchurch.com/incorporation or  


Claudette Perry [cperry@apchurch.com | 416-291-9575 x274]

About the Author

Ron McArthur
Ron McArthur leads our Operations Team at APC. The role of the Operations Team is to manage APC/TCC Finances, create and maintain operating policies and procedures, provide administrative support for the various ministry teams, as well as manage our facility and equipment.

Ron's favourite past times include golfing and boating on Ontario's magnificent waterways.

On the APC team since 2013. His hometown is Markham, Ontario and he continues to reside there today.

February 5, 2014

February 5th Weather Cancellation: All Mid-Week Services

Posted by: Ron McArthur

The Meeting Place and all other mid-week services will be cancelled due to weather conditions this week only. Travelling in and around the city will be hazardous this evening, so please be safe. 

Classes will resume next week on February 12th, at 7:00pm. "Managing Finances God's Way" will be in The Chapel (lower level), and "Max On Life" will be in room 224 (upper level).

For more information please contact Pastor Dale Tollefson at (416) 291.9575 ext. 284

About the Author

Ron McArthur
Ron McArthur leads our Operations Team at APC. The role of the Operations Team is to manage APC/TCC Finances, create and maintain operating policies and procedures, provide administrative support for the various ministry teams, as well as manage our facility and equipment.

Ron's favourite past times include golfing and boating on Ontario's magnificent waterways.

On the APC team since 2013. His hometown is Markham, Ontario and he continues to reside there today.