Hello Church Family!

December is here and we have a preview of this month's "Happenings" for you. There are lots of events for us to look forward to during this special season of Advent, Christmas and New Years. Please scroll down to learn more.

Young Adults Gathering
Sat., Dec. 3, 7-9 p.m., Fireside Chapel
Young Adults are meeting this Sat., Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. We are having a theological discussion with Duncan Reid; going over the Job series, while getting cozy in the Fireside Lounge. Come ready to discuss and have some meaningful fellowship. There will be snacks too!

The Praxis
Sun., Dec. 4, 11 & 18 at 8 a.m., Welcome Centre
We would like to extend a warm welcome to those considering joining our group of apprentices of Jesus who want to practice spiritual transformation into Christlikeness together. We are focusing on the 'Cycle of Grace'. We will have coffee and muffins, too! Hosted by Lynnette Missiuna. For more information please contact: cguinness@rexdalealliance.ca.

Newcomers Fellowship
Sun., Dec. 4, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Youth Centre 
This will be a time of fellowship and refreshments for newcomers who began attending Rexdale Alliance Church in January 2020 or later. It will be a great opportunity to meet our pastoral staff, hear about their ministries, ask questions, meet one another and have some food together! Please register in advance, HERE

Meet & Greet with Pastor Sok Em
Sun., Dec. 4, 11:30 a.m., Fireside Chapel  
Come and hear what God is doing in Sok's ministry in Cambodia after the morning service in the Fireside Chapel. Pastor Sok and his wife Arneth are involved in church planting and training pastors and leaders through the Tahas Bible Institute. Pastor Sok has had a long connection with Rexdale and we are happy for the opportunity to hear from him on this short visit to Canada. Neighborhood Connections will be providing refreshments for this occasion.

RexMen Christmas Celebration
Mon., Dec. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
RexMen will be gathering together on the evening of Monday, December 5th to celebrate Christmas with a holiday meal together. All men are welcome! The cost is $10. Please register in advance for this event HERE.

Youth Alpha & Service
Fri., Dec. 9, 7-9 p.m., RAC Youth Centre
We are having a Youth Alpha meeting on Fri., Dec. 9. We will also be doing a service project to share God's love with others! Students in Grades 6-12 are welcome. The following week will be our Youth Christmas Party! For more information, please contact: youth@rexdalealliance.ca.

Christmas Baking Social
Sun., Dec. 11, After Morning Service
After the morning service on Dec. 11, we are having a Christmas Baking Social! Everyone is invited to bring a festive, baked item such as cookies, squares, pastries, cake, snacks, etc., to share and enjoy! We look forward to having a sweet time of fellowship as we taste the holiday goodies together.

Community Carol Sing
Sun., Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m., RAC
What better way is there to usher in the season than with a Christmas carol sing? Please join us in the auditorium to worship Jesus and celebrate His birth by singing our favourite carols together. Light refreshments will be served.

Evergreen Christmas Tea
Wed., Dec. 14, 1:30 p.m., Downstairs at RAC
Attention Evergreen (55 years plus ): We would love to celebrate the season with you at a Christmas, afternoon Tea. Please join us on December 14 here at RAC, downstairs in the Youth Centre. We will have tea and treats as well as some fun activities for you to enjoy together. See you there! Kindly register in advance so we can expect you: REGISTER.

Youth Christmas Party
Fri., Dec. 16, 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Youth will be breaking from our normal schedule this month and having a Christmas party on Fri., Dec. 16. Come celebrate the season with us here at RAC. There will be a meal included! Christmas outfits are encouraged! Feel free to wear Christmas pjs, or Christmas sweaters! Please bring a wrapped gift worth $5 for a White Elephant gift exchange AND bring a blanket to cozy up with for a Christmas movie! Please register HERE so we can expect you!

Young Adults Christmas Party
Sat., Dec. 17, 6-10 p.m., Summerlea Rink & RAC
Young Adults: Join us for skating at Summerlea Rink (Albion and Irwin) prior to hot beverages and food back at RAC to celebrate the Christmas season! This is the last gathering we will have before the New Year.

Christmas Eve Service
Sat., Dec. 24, 6 - 7:30 p.m., RAC
Rexdale Alliance Church invites you to our Christmas Eve Service. Join us to celebrate the birth of Jesus together here at church. There will be a photo booth as well for you to commemorate the season with a fun photo!

Christmas Day
Sun., Dec. 25, Pre-Recorded Online Service Only, 10 am
There will be no in-person service at church on Christmas Day, but there will be a pre-recorded service shown online at our usual service time. We wish everyone a joyous day celebrating the birth of our Saviour at home!

New Years Eve Service
Sat., Dec. 31, 7 p.m., RAC 
Join us to reflect on the past year and celebrate the new one ahead at our New Years Eve Service. The church building will remain open after the service until midnight for your use. Please note, there will be no formal programming during that time but you are welcome to stay and utilize the building as you wish at no cost. Feel free to bring your own event supplies such as games, food, etc. Happy New Year!

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