So Much Going on at Bayview Glen Church!
In these challenging times, it is so imperative that we, “not [give] up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." For that reason, our staff has been working tirelessly to help us connect as a congregation in digital environments. Please...I'm begging you...it's imperative...take advantage of these opportunities. It's possibly more important now than ever.
Live Streaming on Sundays
Yes, we will continue to stream a worship service each Sunday at 10am and 12pm. If the restrictions persist on Easter and we cannot meet together physically, we will stream at 9, 10:30, and noon. Hop on the front page of Bayview Glen's website this Sunday at 10 am and click "Livestream". I'll see you then!
We have divided the GTA up into 9 digital neighborhoods using closed facebook groups: Durham, Markham, East Toronto, South Toronto, North Toronto, Peel/Etobicoke, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, and York Region North. These groups are made up of people who call Bayview Glen Church home and live in the area. We want to look out for each other, care for each other, and remind each other that God is with us!
You can use this space to share needs and prayer requests as well as to let people know that you can help! Needs could include errands to be run like picking up groceries, prescriptions, or personal care items. If you need financial help, please contact the church office at [email protected] If you are arranging for pickups/deliveries, please do not share your personal information in the general discussion. Use direct messenger. Please order and pay for all items ahead of time online to minimize the contact for your helper.
Please also post prayer requests, answers to prayers, and praises. Take time to review these posts, pray, and encourage each other. Don’t wait for someone else to respond to a need; jump in and take the opportunity to “do good!”
Increased Social Media Presence on Instagram and Facebook.
We are increasing our social media presence exponentially. Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram for far more than just pictures and promotions. We'll pray together, remind each other of God's promises, and keep moving the mission of God forward in the GTA.
Alpha on April 16
Socially distanced but never isolated! Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that explore questions of life, faith, and meaning. It is an opportunity to engage these questions in a friendly and informal online environment which includes a video, and open discussion. Join us for our Spring Alpha Course happening at 7:30 pm on Thursdays, April 16 to June 11, 2020. Register and a zoom meeting link will be sent via email for you to access the course!
Finally, I wanted you to know that I'm praying for Ephesians 3:14-21 for you every day. "For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen."
God's peace to you.