Dear RAC Family,

We praise God for the end of another week and for His faithfulness! What a great week we have had enjoying the last days of September and looking forward to the month ahead.

We have new updates and opportunities to tell you about at church including an importatant congretational update below! Please read to learn more.


Youth - BBQ Tonight & Alpha Refresh
Youth is starting up again tonight (September 30)! Students in Grades 6-12 are welcome. It will be a fun-filled evening with a barbecue, Youth Alpha kick-off and games. Plus, two other churches in the area will be joining us! As usual, Youth happens from 7-9 PM on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Stay tuned to Youth emails because the location will be rotating this semester. Check out a preview of Youth Alpha at this LINK. For more information, please contact:

In order to make room in the parking lot on Sunday mornings, we encourage congregants to consider parking across the street at Thistletown Collegiate before the morning service.

Get Equipped and be Volunteer-Ready!
At RAC, one of the requirements to volunteer with children, youth and vulnerable adults is our Safe Church Online Training. We are offering a special in-person training in lieu of the usual online training. Whether you are currently volunteering or not, you haven’t done the training or it has expired, you are invited to participate! Please click HERE for more information and to register.

Hymn Sing
Please stand and open your hymnals! There will be an old fashioned Hymn Sing on Sunday, October 2 at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary. Come and worship as we sing the timeless classics!

Young Adults Faith & Career Night
There will be a Faith and Career event at The Well Ministry Hub, 55 Costa Rd, Vaughan on Sat on Oct 8 from 8-10 PM! Young adults will be taught how to, with God's help, develop positive vision and overcome negative ones. The participants will leave this session in the possession of tools helping them tap into God-power and develop positive vision and positive expectations. They will also receive some free resources about how to boldly follow Jesus in the workplace. See you there! If you need a ride or can provide one, please contact:

Life Groups
Life groups are starting up! They are small gatherings of 6-12 people to build community and grow together in faith. Please consider joining one! Check out the current group opportunities HERE. Please contact for more information and to sign up!

Baptism Class
There will be a Baptism Class on Wed., Oct.19 from 7:30–9 PM on Zoom! Baptism is an outward sign of the inner transformation of faith in Jesus and the decision to follow Him. Join us if you’re curious, join us if you desire to step forward in baptism – the outward expression of the new life you have within!
Join us on Zoom:
Password: RXkrQ2ExeGgrZzFaS1IxSDNFd3YzQT09
Meeting ID: 869 9760 2107
Passcode: 866453


Congregational Update—Sept 30/22
Investigation and Recommendations Implementation Committee
The Committee has been meeting regularly throughout the spring and summer reviewing the recommendations. Some of the work that has been done is as follows:

1. RAC internal policies are being reviewed and enhanced to integrate the recommendations including creating a Whistleblower Policy and an abuse reporting process.

2. Curated a list of resources to help with training leaders in trauma and abuse.  Resources included reading material, podcasts and videos focusing on helping RAC become a more trauma informed church.

3. Facilitated a training day in Sept 2022 for RAC leaders led by a professional therapist who specializes in trauma care.  Discussion currently ongoing about holding a follow up event to continue our learning journey.

4. Safe Church program reviewed following the recommendations.  Policy to be expanded to address more area of concern and abuse.

The work that is ongoing includes:

1. Working to establish the materials and resources that would become required trauma training for all staff and lay ministry leaders at RAC.

2. Creating opportunities for congregational involvement—providing opportunities for healing from individual and corporate trauma, acknowledging our past and current culture deficits that need to change to create a more trauma aware church, providing opportunities for lament, confirming the Church abuse reporting process and providing a list of counselling and healing resources.

If you would like to read a more detailed report of our work, you may do so HERE.

Thank you for your ongoing prayers for the work of the committee and if you have any questions please email

IRIC members

Note of Thanks from the Bhagoutie's family
After the passing of Bishop Rev. Walter Bhagoutie in August, the Bhagoutie family wish to share a note of thanks:

We are deeply grateful for the kindness and compassion you extended to our family during this difficult time. You touched our hearts. It will always be remembered.
Phillip, Wendy and the Children.

Pray for Iran
In light of the recent protests and violence in Iran, after the death of Zhina Magda Amini, we invite you to join The 24-7 International Prayer by Pete Greig and pray this prayer for Iran: PRAY FOR IRAN


Sunday Service
Join us this Sunday for our morning service. We will be continuing our study in Job and hearing a message from Pastor TJ who will be discussing the topic, "Good Grief? Good God? - A Study in Job Part 3."

Whether you choose to join us in person or online we look forward to worshiping with you at 10 a.m. on Sunday!

If you know someone who does not have access to the internet, please let them know they may call from a regular phone and listen to the service with the following information:

Phone No. +1 647 374 4685 Canada
Meeting ID: 849 6287 9924

If you have questions please contact Melad Markos:(

Opportunities to Pray Together
Tuesday Church Online Prayer at 7:30pm. Join here
Men's Prayer on Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m. Join here

Send a prayer request to our dedicated prayer team here.

Please let us know if there is any way we can help you. Contact the church office at
416-741-1110 or at  

From the Staff and Elders of Rexdale Alliance Church.
Have a wonderful weekend and week ahead

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