Church Highlights



June 29, 2015

We’re planning for APC’s (and our Toronto Community Churches) future!

Posted by: Pastor Keith Smith

In less than 2 years, we’ll be celebrating our 60th Anniversary.  The question I’ve been pondering is, “Jesus, what’s best for your church in the future?”

 

Our Deacon Board helped me assemble a Committee of the Future.  I’ve shared with them areas of outreach to new people, ministries to disciple and connect church family, and we are also preparing a presentation for our next Annual Business Meeting.  One critical part of the plan is to share the teaching/leading of our main campus and satellites with a Co-Pastor who would also help lead and coach the staff.

 

For all of us, one name rose quickly to the top of the list, and I announced last Sunday that Pastor Jonathan Smith will be joining us this fall as our first ever Co-Pastor.

 

Be praying for Pastor Jonathan, Shelley, their family and the church they have pastored in Montreal, as they make this transition. 

 

We’re in for a great future 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.

June 18, 2015

Thank You!

Posted by: Pastor Keith Smith

Thanks to all our volunteers who came out to our Church Family Picnic last Wednesday!  Without you, the picnic would not have been a success. 

In spite of the weather forecast, just over 800 of our church family joined us in playing games, riding the train, eating BBQ and just having a great time with family!

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 11, 2015

New Series: Life Lessons Learned the God Way

Posted by: Pastor Keith Smith

For many of us, the Psalms are near the top of our “go to” list of Scriptures.  Why?  Because the Psalmists are so open and real about their feelings that we identify with them.  Plus, they always bring us to trust the Lord with what we are going through.  But I think there is another reason.  The Psalmist is usually taking on some of the grittiest issues we face – worry about the future or what people will think of us, people who do wrong and seem to get away with it, doing what’s right when we don’t feel like it…

Join me this summer for LIFE LESSONS LEARNED THE GOD WAY – a fresh application of the psalms.

June 13/14  “Learning When to Say ‘Yes’ and ‘No’” (Psalm 1)

June 20/21 (Father’s Day) “Deciding What Goes into Your Obituary” (Psalm 73)

June 27/28  “Where is God When You Don’t Feel His Presence?”   (Psalm 139)

July 4/5 “When You’re ‘all Shook Up’” (Psalm 62)

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 4, 2015

End of Season

Posted by: Matt Smith

Each time we set off from the “shoreline” of September, we know we’ll be travelling through some really big moments like Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Easter, some fantastic teaching series from our Pastors, and so many weekends of celebrating our great God together through song.  Each moment holds memories of how God is moving among us as a church.

As a department, the CreativeAPC team of technical artists have contributed so much to these moments.  We sincerely thank our choir who will be singing this weekend for the last time this season for their contribution through the year. We also thank all the team members who’ve joined us through the season, especially those who’ve been pioneers as part of our new Dance, Video Production and Stage Teams.

We’re really excited to head into the summer season with our worship celebration nights, Cathedral, on Sunday night at 6 pm.  We’ll remember, celebrate and thank God for what He’s done among us and we’ll also look ahead to upcoming seasons, praying for God’s help to give we continue our travels together.

If you’re interested in being a part of one of the creative or technical teams, or just want to connect with other artists, feel free to join us at the Creative Network next weekend after every service (see details on the right) or join us at our Teams Night this Tuesday at 7 pm in the Loft - new creatives are always welcome.

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.