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Donations for Syrian Refugees

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Donations for Syrian Refugees settling into York Region

Task Force for Syria Refugees received the following helping opportunity from Beynon Fields Public School:

Currently hundreds of families are being housed temporarily in hotels while more permanent accommodations are being secured for them.  Your support helps families adapt to life in Canada and transition to new communities.

Within this week, the school will accept the following items and will donated to 35 families sponsored by Islamic Society of York Region. If you would like to help, you can either drop off your donations to the school or you can drop off at the church office by Thursday.

Beynon Fields public school
258 Selwyn Road, Richmond Hill, ON
(Jefferson and Bathurst)
Phone# 905-508-7060

Below is a list of much needed items.

  • School supplies including:
    • back packs and lunch bags for kids and teenagers
    • containers and water bottles for lunch bags
    • pencil cases
    • pencil crayons
    • pencils
    • colouring books
    • educational workbooks for all grades
    • pens
    • geometry sets
    • erasers
    • books to read for all ages (preschool to high school)- can be gently used
    • glue sticks for school projects
    • scissors for school projects
    • craft items (any others not listed here)
  • Also needed:
    • Non perishable food items (Halal or vegetarian (though if get any non halal items they can go to MWC food bank where non muslims also come to get food)
    • Tooth pastes and hand wash or soap
    • Shampoos and conditioners
    • Body Lotions
    • Dinner sets (children's non breakables also)
    • Cutlery
    • Glasses new boxed
    • new comforters
    • Children's Advil/Tylenol/Motrin (check expiry dates please)
  • Gentley used (no rips/tears, stains please):
    • Coats for all ages (especially younger children)
    • Snow pants
    • hats
    • gloves
    • boots
    • warm socks (new)

Jamie Taylor at Tyndale

Hudson Taylor Centre of Tyndale University College & Seminary will hold a vision sharing evening on Oct 19 (Mon) at 7:30pm in Tyndale Seminary Chapel. Topic is “An Insightful & Intense Look at China: Opportunities & Challenges”. Keynote speaker is Rev. Dr. James Taylor.

For all who are interested in China Ministry and present situation in China, welcome to join.

Rev. Dr. Jamie Taylor is currently serving at OMF International as the Sector Leader for Church and Mission Ministry, for China and Beyond Area. He is the great-great grandson of J. Hudson Taylor, founder of the China Inland Mission (now OMF International).

For more details, please visit this link:

Job Posting (150910)


Christian Talking Book Publications, which operates as ‘Talking Book Library’ (TBL) is seeking a part-time Administrator.

TBL is a registered charity that publishes Christian themed books in DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) format for people who are not able to read standard print. The recordings are made available without cost through a national distribution network.

Reporting to the TBL Board Chair, the Administrator will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently. Key responsibilities include:

  • Office administration
  • Communication
  • Board coordination
  • Volunteer management
  • Financial bookkeeping

Applicants are expected to possess a high level of competency in the following areas:

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Proven interpersonal skills
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suites, QuickBooks Pro
  • Demonstrated volunteer management and technology training skills

In addition, previous supervisory experience, general understanding of Canadian copyright laws, understanding of integrated library systems, and broad knowledge of Christian literature and its authors and publishers, and working knowledge of audio technology, are all valued assets.

Location – Stouffville, Ontario

Hours of work – 30 hours per week

Competitive rate of pay commensurate with experience and ability

Application Deadline – September 30, 2015

Please e-mail resumes to

TBL is a Christian workplace.

We thank all applicants for their interest, we will only respond to those selected for an interview.

We are Christians Festival 2015

Greetings in the Lord Jesus Christ!

Throughout the summer, there are numerous festivals in the city, celebrating many different foods, cultures, and causes. Yet, we haven’t ever had a Christian festival.

Not anymore. On August 21-23 (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon), the GTA is going to have its first Christian Festival – We are Christians Festival 2015. It is a Christian festival to celebrate our Lord with a focus on family, youths and children. It will be held in the outdoor park of St. Mark Coptic Cathedral (NW corner of Warden & Steeles).

Various Christian music groups will be performing at the festival. There will be sport activities, children activities, drama, dance, worship, music, food & prizes. This festival is supported by St. Mark Coptic Church, Jubilee Centre for Christian Social Action, Toronto Christian Community Church, 105 Gibson Centre, Youth Unlimited, and Toronto Chinese Evangelical Ministerial Fellowship. You can also visit our website

The We are Christians Festival will showcase the new face of Canadian Christianity as a strong, multiethnic, Bible-believing community. The presence of your church members would be would be key to the success of the Festival.

You can participate in the festival in the following ways:

  • Join in our Youth Sport Tournaments: Table Tennis, Badminton, Volleyball, and Basketball (more information here)
  • Encourage the brothers and sisters of your church to join the Festival throughout the three days.
  • Bring the children of your church to the Festival after your Sunday worship service on August 23. They can have lunch on the grounds and then, at 2 PM, be part of our huge children’s choir at the Grand Finale. We have invited a guest of honour to play the piano accompaniment for the choir. If many churches bring their children, we may set a record for Toronto’s largest Children’s Choir. (more information here)

Through our songs, our worship, our prayers and our love, we want to proclaim the glory of the Lord in the GTA.
We hope to see you there!

Yours truly,
We are Christians Festival- Committee Year 2015

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