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NOW HERE IS A CHRISTMAS STORY

Children Sing God's Praises! 
A CHRISTMAS STORY TO REMEMBER:
8 PARTIES IN 2 DAYS. 100 CHILDREN AT EACH PARTY. 800 CHILDREN SERVED!

 
Jesus understands what it is like to be a refugee. After all, he escaped the murderous Herod, who was attempting to kill him, by fleeing to Egypt with his family. Imagine the fear that must have gripped his family as they fled to safety into a foreign country. I am sure Joseph and Mary had many struggles adapting to life in a new land but they were blessed to have resources to help them get established. After all, they had the valuable gifts the Magi gave them of gold, frankincense and myrrh - all valuable commodities that they could sell to help make ends meet. Joseph also had skills as a carpenter and I am sure they met some kind people to help them adapt to life in Egypt.

Today we serve families who, like Jesus and his family, have fled for their lives into a foreign land called Canada. These wonderful people are right here in Toronto and we at Connect have had the honour to get to know many of them through our involvement with refugee children through our Christmas parties, summer camps and regular programs. 


This past Saturday and Sunday Connect City and its partners were able to host 8 Christmas parties for 800 wonderful refugee children and their families right here in Toronto. We were able to hold these parties in the hotels where the children are living and we danced, sang, made crafts and enjoyed treats. Each and every child received a toy.  What a Christmas story!

We want to thank all of you that have partnered with us in helping us serve these wonderful children by providing funding, toys, crafts, cookies and your time. Enjoy the short video clips as a little thank you for your help. 
Children enjoying the joy of Christmas! 
END THE YEAR RIGHT WITH A KIND DONATION
As we reach the end of 2019 and enter into 2020 please consider supporting one or more of the various ministries of Connect City. Just press the above button and it will take you to our CanadaHelps page where you can give a one time or regular donation to one or more of the following ministries Connect City is involved in:

1. SoulHouse - a house church movement for people not comfortable to attend a traditional style church.

2.  Warden Underground - our ministry in a Scarborough government housing community. 

3. Connect City General Fund - to support our intern program and the various ways we resource staff and programs. 

4. Screenfish - a movie ministry that we are working with in bringing the gospel to others through movies.

5. Asylum Seekers / Refugees - our mission to families seeking citizenship.

Thank - you for your support!

WE CAN'T DO ALL WE DO WITHOUT YOU 

Help us build leaders in our city who will lead simple churches to be beacons of light in the darkness of our urban neighbourhoods. 

Jesus said he is the light of the world and told us to shine brightly for him through him living in us;
"Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." - Matthew 5:16

With your help we seek to shine the light of Jesus in our city by being the body of Christ planted throughout neighbourhoods in simple, "New Testament" type churches through hospitality, kindness & Spirit - filled love for Jesus & others. 
 
We don't have high tech programs or expensive buildings to maintain but focus on people through loving mission & nurturing relationships meeting in homes, community centers or any other place that is welcoming to people. We envision that one day we will see hundreds of simple churches spreading throughout our city as beacons of light amidst the darkness & despair that is present in far too many neighbourhoods. This is why we are serious about building young leaders to build simple inner - city churches that participate in the progress of the Gospel in government housing projects & beyond. 
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