What's Happening September 3 - 10

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



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.



A musical theatre program for youth 7-15 years.

Mondays, 6:30-8pm September 9 – November 11 $150 including Final Showcase

Build confidence singing Broadway songs & have fun playing theatre & improv games.

Directors: Eliza Kattsir & Michele McLeod

Register at www.amberleachurch.ca

Location: 1820 Whites Road, Pickering


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.  

  • We will meet September 16, 7 to 9 pm.  Contact Laurie Laframboise, for more information 416-286-7869 or berryhom@icloud.com


Tue, Sep 17, at 7 pm Presbytery will meet at Amberlea to induct our own Henry Sukhu as moderator. Come!

What is Presbytery?

The 'Presbytery of Pickering' is the committee of elders that oversees the Presbyterian churches in our area. Its role is similar to that of a bishop in the Catholic or Anglican church. Although the name of the Presbytery is 'Presbytery of Pickering', the Presbytery extends from Scarborough in the West to Bomanville in the East.

Presbytery meets monthly; the location rotates among the Presbyterian churches in the Presbytery.

Rev Mona Scrivens, Sheri Phillips and Laurie Laframboise represent Amberlea at the meetings of Presbytery. Henry served as our representatitve for many years before becoming moderator.

What does the Moderator do?

As Moderator, Henry will be responsible for chairing the meetings of Presbytery and generally ensure smooth operation. It is an important role.

What can I do to help?

As a member of the Amberlea congregation there are number ways you can help:

  1. Pray for Henry and all members of Presbytery

  2. Attend the induction

  3. Bring food to help host Presbytery (see sign up list)


  • 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:

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.


  • Coffee Time Volunteers needed this fall  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)

    • 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” - Fridays, 7:30–9pm

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

  • Youth (grades 6-12) -

    • Fridays, weekly, 7-9pm

    • Contact: Tyler Scrivens at youth@amberleachurch.ca

    Fall Youth Events on Fridays, starting September 13th!



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

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..


Youth (grades 6-12)

  • Fridays, weekly, 7-9pm

  • Contact: Tyler Scrivens at youth@amberleachurch.ca

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.