Happy New Year!

We are excited for all God has in store for our church and community in the coming year. Here is a preview of events happening this month: January 2023.

BLIZZARD Early Registration
Early Bird Discount if Register by Jan. 7
Happens Feb. 10-12, Muskoka Woods 
Blizzard Sr. High Winter Retreat is an off-site, overnight weekend for grades 9-12. We join several youth groups at Muskoka Woods Bible Camp (Rosseau, ON) for a weekend of fun, worship, and great memories. Blizzard has been an important part of our youth ministry history and has led many students closer to a relationship with Jesus and with one another. This year, Blizzard happens Feb. 10-12 and the theme is "Road Trip": where faith, life, and community intersect. What to expect: Winter Games, tubing, worship, speaker, weekend with friends, cabins, food, FUN - its the full camp life in the snow! Don't forget to register by Jan. 7 for the discount HERE.  

The Praxis

Mondays, Jan. 9 - Feb. 27, 7:15 - 9:00 p.m., Youth Centre
Join us for Alpha! Bring your friend or family member for conversations about life, faith and Jesus! Using high quality and creative videos with numerous real life stories of people encountering Jesus, conversations are created around the tables about the meaning of life, who is Jesus, why He had to die and why it would be relevant to me.
*Who would Jesus like you to invite? Ask Him! Register HERE.

Youth Alpha
Starts Fri., Jan. 13, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Rotating Location
As usual, Youth happens from 7-9 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month! Students in Grades 6-12 are welcome. We will be continuing our Youth Alpha series and joining other churches in the area! Stay tuned to our Youth newsletter because the location will be rotating. For more information, please contact: youth@rexdalealliance.ca

Young Adults
Saturdays, bi-weekly, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Fireside Lounge
Young Adults will be meeting bi-weekly on Saturdays in the new year and we will be doing ALPHA! Come ready to learn, ask questions and have some great conversations. This month we will be meeting on Jan. 14 & 28.

Baptism Class
Wed. Jan. 18, 7:30-9:00 p.m., 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! Baptism Service will take place on Sunday, February 5. Zoom Details:

Meeting ID: 822 7124 1127; Passcode: 968222

Women's Bible Study
Begins Thurs. Jan. 19, 9:45-11:45 a.m., Youth Centre & Online
You are welcome to join us on Thursday mornings for a women's Bible study. It will be available both In person & online. More details coming soon!

Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82838337302?
Meeting ID: 828 3833 7302
Passcode: 408029

Call to Prayer
Jan. 22, 24, 27 & 29
Church Family, you are God’s chosen ones, holy & beloved, and called to prayer to be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom & understanding; pray with us! (Colossians 1:9-14)

Many of you know it is our long-standing tradition to start the new year in a time of corporate prayer! This year's Call to Prayer schedule will be as follows:

Jan. 22 - Sunday service 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. - Rejoice!
Jan. 22 - Sunday 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Repent!
Jan. 24 - Tuesday 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Rebuild
Jan. 27 - Friday 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Reengage!
Jan. 29 - Sunday service 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. - Review!

An opportunity to include the spiritual practice of fasting together will be provided. Understanding the how & why to fast along with what to pray about with your fast will be given soon. Please consult your doctor if you have health issues that may affect your ability to fast.

Jan. 27-29, Joy Bible Camp
BEDLAM Jr. High Winter Retreat is an awesome, off-site, overnight weekend for grades 6-8. We join several Alliance churches in our district at Joy Bible Camp (Bancroft, ON) for a weekend of fellowship, worship, and amazing memories. Bedlam has been an important part of our district's history and has led many students closer to a relationship with Jesus and with one another. This year, BEDLAM happens Jan. 27-29. Register and find more information HERE.  

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