What's Happening August 14 -August 20

What's Happening August 14 - August 20


The links, below, summarizes the announcements. Click each link, to see the details.


Ladies Fellowship Breakfast - Wed. Aug. 14, 9am ( at Kathryn’s Restaurant)

  • Contact: Susan Harris at 905 839 8949 or susanmharris1@rogers.com


C- Caring O-Optimism V-Victory E-Encouragement 

C.O.V.E. is a support group for family who have a loved one living with mental health issues.  

  • Through the summer we will meet August 19, and September 16, 7 to 9 pm.  Contact Laurie Laframboise, for more information 416-286-7869 or berryhom@icloud.com


Sunday, September 8, 11am

Join us for worship as we celebrate the beginning of a new school year. Students of all ages and school staff are invited to bring their backpacks and bags for a special blessing at 11am.

“FAITH ON THE GO” SUMMER KITS, available for sign out now
"A Faith on the Go Summer Kit is a way for your family to bring your faith to life with you on vacation this Summer. Just as we do on Sunday morning, you will have opportunities for Laughter and Fellowship, to Praise God, Pray, Hear God's Word, Give Thanks and Serve. Through it all we want you to remember to take Jesus with you."

  • Sign out a kit for as long as you want, bring it back to the church and make it available for another family to take on their vacation.

  • It is designed with children in mind, but interactive for families of all shapes, sizes and ages. A great opportunity for grandparents and aunts and uncles!


  • As we enter into the summer months would you consider PAR? 

  • Besides being convenient, using PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance) your offering ensures regular monthly givings to help Amberlea’s ministry even when you are away. You will be providing a dependable flow of contributions, which increases the church’s overall financial stability. Why not participate in PAR? 

  • For more information on PAR please pick up a brochure from the table in the church lobby or email admin@amberleachurch.ca.

    PULPIT COVERAGE AT AMBERLEA during Rev. Dr. Mona Scriven’s Inter-Mission:

Aug 11 Rev. Jim Biggs

Aug 18 Rev. Jim Biggs

Aug 25 Rev. Jim Biggs

Sept. 1 Rev. Dr. John-Peter Smit

Sept. 8 Rev. Dr. John-Peter Smit

Sept. 15 Tori Smit

Sept. 22 Rev. Dr. John-Peter Smit

Sept. 29 Rev. Dr. John-Peter Smit

Oct. 6 Carl Nash


  • If you are in need of Pastoral Care or need other assitance, please email admin@amberleachurch.ca and a staff member or elder will be in touch as soon as possible.


  • During the summer, the church office hours will be varied. Please contact Rose at 905 839 1383 to confirm office hours and to arrange a meeting.


  • Coffee Time Volunteers needed over the summer!!  Please sign the schedule in the kitchen over the hand wash sink. Thank you!


  • For your summer viewing check out the over 10,000 videos available to you at no cost to you at “RightNow Media”. Amberlea has subscribed to "RightNow Media," so this means that you, as a subscriber to the Amberlea mailing list, now have access to the RightNow Media library. It includes over 2000 children’s shows, and is like a “Netflix” for Christian Bible study.

  • For more information on how to register go to https://www.amberleachurch.ca/rightnowmedia/.

  • For assistance contact Jo-Anne at joanne.vandraanen@gmail.com

~ LIFE GROUPS 2019 ~

Life Groups are small groups of people that ‘do’ life together. Some are taking a break for the summer and will relaunch in the fall. However, there are a few opportunities still happening throughout the summer. Contact Jo-Anne if you are interested in being a part of a group or interested in leading one. joanne.vandraanen@gmail.com

  • Prayer at the Cross - Tuesdays, weekly, 8:30-9:15am

    • Contact: Jo-Anne van Draanen at 647 620 3520 or joanne.vandraanen@gmail.com

  • Ladies Fellowship Breakfast - Wednesdays, bi-weekly, 9am ( at Kathryn’s Restaurant)

    • Upcoming dates: Aug. 14th, Aug. 28th

      • Contact: Susan Harris at 905 839 8949 or susanmharris1@rogers.com

  • Men’s Fellowship Breakfast - Thursdays, bi-weekly, 9am ( at Kathyrn’s Restaurant)

    • Contact: Allen Burke at algburke@gmail.com

  • “Life Changing Insights to Ignite Your Faith” - Friday date in August tbd, 7:30–9pm

    • Contact: Jo-Anne van Draanen at 647-620-3520 or joanne.vandraanen@gmail.com

  • Youth (grades 6-12) - NEW Summer schedule!

    • Wednesdays, weekly, 7-9pm

    • Contact: Tyler Scrivens at youth@amberleachurch.ca



Starting in the fall, there is a variety of opportunities to serve children and families during the worship service on Sunday mornings. All resources and training provided. Flexible rotation so you can still be a part of worship upstairs on a regular basis. Share your passion for Jesus with the little ones in our midst. To find out more contact Nancy at familyministries@amberleachurch.ca

Summer Life App—What God is doing in you to change the world around you

The fruit the Holy Spirit produces is love, joy and peace. It is being patient, kind and good. It is being faithful and gentle and having control of oneself. Galatians 5:22-23a, NIrV

Check out the Parent Cue App at www.theparentcue.org. The Parent Cue App helps every parent do something each week to help move their child toward a deeper faith and a better future..



July 15- August 22, Monday-Thursday, 9am-12pm

Ages 4-11, $3/day

A children’s drop-in program. that includes Breakfast, Games, Stories, Music, & Crafts!


Youth (grades 6-12) - NEW Summer schedule!

  • Wednesdays, weekly, 7-9pm

  • Contact: Tyler Scrivens at youth@amberleachurch.ca

August 14th: Nerf Hide & Seek

August 21st: Murder Mystery Live

August 28th: Event

Fall Youth Events on Fridays, starting September 13th!

How to Submit An Announcement

Going forward, Amberlea will send only ONE email per week with all the announcements for the week. You will receive the email from “admin@amberleachurch.ca” on Tuesday evening. If you have an announcement to send to the congregation, contact Rose, in the church office, by noon on Thursday. All submissions will be reviewed and edited. If you want to subscribe, go to our homepage, https://www.amberleachurch.ca, and click on the green “@” sign.