The Alpha Film Series begins on Saturday, September 30 from 9:30-11:30am and is open to anyone in the community – whether you’ve never been in a church or whether you attend regularly. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the Christian faith. The series lasts for 8 weeks and gives you the opportunity to explore life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment. In each session there’s food, a short talk, and discussion in small groups. Please email Rev. Carol or Katharine to sign up.
The Fall Kickoff will be on Sunday, September 24 at 10:30am. This service includes the Blessing of the Backpacks (special prayer & blessing for all who’ve returned to school) and is the kickoff for fall programming. This is a great opportunity to reconnect and get plugged in this fall. The service is followed by a BBQ – please bring a salad/side item or dessert to share. Please email Katharine to sign up today!
St. Philip’s will be hosting a Free Community BBQ for all of our neighbours on Monday, May 22 (Victoria Day) from 12-2pm. There will be an bouncy castle and face painting for the kids to enjoy.
If you’re around on Victoria Day we invite you and your family to be our guest! No need to call ahead or sign up, just come on over. See you there!
The Walkathon will be held on Sunday April 30, 2017 with proceeds dedicated to the refugee sponsorship, in particular our new Syrian family who arrived in late March.
The walk will originate from St. Philip’s after the 10:30 morning service, with departure at approximately 11:30am. In the spirit of fellowship both congregations are encouraged to first attend the service at St. Philip’s, located at 9400 Kennedy Road, just north of 16th Avenue.
The Walk is a loop approximately 5 kilometres in length through the neighbourhoods east of the church. Maps are available at the church, though we intend to walk together. The loop returns to the church, where lunch will be served.
You can participate by signing up to walk and getting sponsors or by making a donation online at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/grace-stphilips-family-sponsorship/
All donations make online will be immediately tax receipted. All donations made to the church over $10 will also be tax receipted.
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We have planned some unique services during Holy Week in preparation for the great celebration of Easter. Each service allows us to participate in the events leading up to our Lord’s triumphant Resurrection. Marking Holy Week heightens our Easter Joy!
Maundy Thursday April 13, 7:30 PM – Participate in moving ritual hand or foot washing as we celebrate the inauguration of the Lord’s Supper, and then strip the altar in preparation for Good Friday.
The interactive family service including children is at 6:00 PM.
Good Friday April 14 – Participate in a deeply reflective service with drama at 10:30 AM.
Consider coming early for 9:30AM as families with young children actively learn more about Jesus’ costly love for the world.
Easter Vigil April 15 – An ancient service of fire and light 7:30 PM. We light the new fire outside the church and process into the darkened “open tomb” with candles and the light of Christ, in celebration of the Resurrection.
Easter Sunday April 16 – Alleluia, Christ is Risen! We joyfully celebrate Jesus’ Victory over sin, hell, death and the grave at 8:15 and 10:30 AM services.
Kids enjoy the Easter egg hunt following the 10:30 service.
Invite your friends to celebrate with us the joyful news of Jesus’ victory, and ours.
Mardi Gras dinner and evening prayer on Tuesday Feb. 28 starting at 6:30pm – tickets are available for a wonderful celebratory fellowship dinner, followed by a short evening prayer to help us shift gears for Lent. Please email Katharine at email@example.com or call 905-477-1991 to get tickets. You can choose from a Roast Beef or Jerk Chicken Dinner. Pancakes and sausages will be served for the children.
Lent is a season of engaging with practices that help us be more responsive to God. We have planned a number opportunities to help you make your Lent a Holy season.
Imposition of Ashes- available at the Unionville Go Station starting at 7am or in worship services at the Church at 9:30 am – Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes
6:00 pm – Family Interactive Service with Communion and Ashes
7:30 pm – Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes, music by Peggy Keeler
There will be two new opportunities to join a small group for Lent. Both groups will be studying an excellent video series, “Making Sense of the Cross” by Lutheran teacher Dr. David Lose. Come journey with us as we explore the most sacred and life-giving mystery of the cross of Christ. You will learn a great deal, and your appreciation of what Jesus has done for us and all creation will grow.
Monday Evening at 7:30 pm at the Church – “Making Sense of the Cross” study led by Rev. Stephen, beginning March 6 Thursday Morning, 10:00 am
Morning Prayer on Thursdays at 10am led by Mr. Brian Suggs, followed by study of “Making Sense of the Cross,” led by Beverley Kingsbury, beginning March 2. All are welcome!
St. Philip’s is also participating in the Markham-Unionville Ministerial’s Sunday Evening Lenten Series. There will be a service for each Sunday in Lent, hosted by a different congregation. St. Philip’s will be hosting an Evensong service on Sunday, March 12 at 7:00 pm.
Come help us celebrate Chinese New Year!