Church Highlights



December 18, 2014

Thank You From Our Hearts

Posted by: Pastor Keith Smith

Last weekend you blessed our pastors at this Christmas season with an offering of appreciation.  It is a privilege to serve you all year round, and your expression of kindness at this time of year is very special.  

On behalf of all of our pastors and team leaders,  

Sincere thanks.

Building Expansion Update:

We are so benefiting from our building expansion – the Café, Resource Centre, BEGIN Lounge, parking lot – and especially our new wing for “the next generation of children”. 

We are doing well in our giving to the building.  Here is an update:

Funds from our Capital Reserve Savings                                $2,092,752

Giving to May 2013 (when we dedicated the expansion)           $765,839

Giving since the Dedication (May 2013)                                     $364,744

Transferred from the General Fund                                            $187,944

Total Remaining on Loan = $250,000 

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.

December 10, 2014

Christmas at APC

Posted by: Pastor Keith Smith

Not sure yet what your plans are for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve?

On December 24th at 7 pm, we will come together as a church family, for a one hour service, to celebrate the birth of Jesus.  Our special guest speaker will be Pastor Stuart Mulligan.

Then, on New Year’s Eve at 10:30 pm, we will have a celebration service that you won’t find anywhere else.  Join us as we recap 2014 through songs, video, photos and stories of God’s goodness.  We’ll also have a sneak peek of what 2015’s Year of Invitation will look like.

For the next two weekends (December 20/21 and 27/28), we will have a special message series from six of our pastors.  Along with being Intergenerational services for you and your family, our pastors will help us understand who Jesus is to us through Isaiah’s prophecy.

Remember, it’s still not too late to invite someone to the final presentation of our Christmas production, “The Story of Christmas”.

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.

December 4, 2014

Who Are You Inviting?

Posted by: Pastor Keith Smith

Have you experienced the joy of knowing you helped someone become a follower of Jesus?  

For many Torontonians, it was an invitation to one of our    Christmas or Easter presentations that became the moment they decided to follow Christ, or to make an important step in that direction.

Esther and I invited our neighbours for years; they sounded interested but they never showed up.  Then after about 3 years of invitations, one attended and told other neighbours about how great it was.  The next year, five of them came to the Christmas musical, and they’ve been back.  We don’t know when the light will come on in their hearts but we are praying and inviting.

This week is the last opportunity to make an invitation to this year’s Christmas musical.  it is an amazing musical they are putting together for Torontonians. 

Invitations are available at kiosks this weekend.

Let’s do our part.  Let’s invite and pray!

 

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.

November 19, 2014

The Story of Christmas

Posted by: Matt Smith

As we walk around in public places these days, it’s easy to notice a cultural buzz around the Christmas season.  As followers of Christ, we can at times feel a longing for the people around us to know it’s more than just another holiday.  We want them to know how God’s rescue plan was promised, announced, and then quietly came, as God With Us, and changed the world forever.  We want them to know how it’s changed us forever.  Even though it’s a fantastic story to tell, it’s not always an easy conversation to start.  

What if there was a way to share that message that was as simple as inviting someone to a night out?

The CreativeAPC team has been planning and preparing for months to put together an accesible and clear message of God’s resuce plan.  A story told through beautiful film segments, with live narration and underscore, then brought to life through songs that amplify the heart of the story - a night out that your friend would be happy they were invited to.

Many of our moments preparing have been spent in prayer for you - that God would help you take that step to invite; that this Christmas presentation would be the start of life changing conversations.

Are you ready to share The Story of Christmas?

About the Author

Matt Smith

Matt is the CreativeAPC (music, arts and tech) team leader with direct oversight to instrumental music teams. Matt's goal for himself, and for the CreativeAPC staff and volunteers, is to seamlessly employ the arts as wonder-inspiring communication tools to share the words of life. He's been attending APC since moving to Toronto in 1994. He is happily married, owns a pet tortoise, loves food, and competes at working out (a.k.a. does triathlons).

On the APC team since 2008. His hometown is Edmonton, Alberta.