Life Groups and Spiritual Growth

One thing that all of us have in common is that we are on a journey – an adventure of life – and we’re not meant to journey alone. At Yorkminster Park we welcome you to journey with us.

Our Life Groups are opportunities for us to do life together, to share in the struggles and victories, the sorrows and the joys. So whether it’s enjoying the renaissance of colouring, a Sunday lunch and walk, liturgical dancing, knitting and crocheting for a cause, or prayer and Bible study, there is a place where you can belong. Check out the opportunities below. If you have any questions feel free to email Robyn.

Myotosis Singing Group

1st Saturday every month, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Belmont House

Do you love to sing? Then this is the group for you! 

 

With a mission and objective to relay God’s heart to people, and to connect communities and families, we gather once a month to sing praises at Belmont House. Every first Saturday we meet from 5-7 pm. We start with our fellowship and prayers to align our hearts and voices. Then we move to the floor where our senior community resides, to host a praise worship with residents, staff and families. Our members have Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) in music but we also have some who can’t read music; we only want your commitment to keep singing praises. We sing thirteen times a year (twice in December as we sing on Christmas day too). Annually, we gather together for a day of spiritual retreat to reflect, reboot and renew. To improve our singing, we meet 4 times a year for music boot camp with food, fun and fellowship. Join us to sing praises to the Lord together. 

 

Hosts: Mary & Nikhil 

 

Bay St. 2.0 -- Prayer

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Offsite

This group is all about building faith through prayer and fellowship.

Host: Eva Contact

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Robyn   

New Life Group

Sundays @ 10:00 in room 510

If you're interested in exploring how life and faith intersect, check out this group! Having explored what it means to be "rooted" in faith, they then delved into "Growing in Christ" and how that impacts our day to day lives.

This is a shared leadership group and beyond meeting on a Sunday morning for earnest reflection, they enjoy social events and celebrated their first annual retreat in 2019.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Robyn @ relliott@yorkminsterpark.com

Singing Praises Life Group

Every Third Saturday, 5:00 - 7:00 pm , Belmont House

With a mission and objective to relay God’s heart to people, and to connect communities and families, we gather once a month to sing praises at Belmont House. Every third Saturday we meet from 5-7 pm. We start with our fellowship and prayers to align our hearts and voices. Then we move to the floor where our senior community resides, to host a praise worship with residents, staff and families. Our members have Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) in music but we also have some who can’t read music; we only want your commitment to keep singing praises. We sing thirteen times a year (twice in December as we sing on Christmas day too). Annually, we gather together for a day of spiritual retreat to reflect, reboot and renew. To improve our singing, we meet 4 times a year for music boot camp with food, fun and fellowship. Join us to sing praises to the Lord together. 

 

Hosts: Mary & Phaby

Parent Group

Sundays 10:00 - 10:45 am, Youth Room

Are you frazzled from trying to hold everything together whilst making lunches, helping with homework, attending everything, and pleasing everyone?! is there any time or energy left to tend to your soul? Your relationships? Well we don't want to add anything more to your "To Do" or "To Go" list, but if you would like to spend a few minutes on a Sunday morning with other parents in the same boat, leaning, praying, and commiserating together, we meet from 10:00 - 10:45 in the Youth Zone (room 510), September 16 - June 9, 2019.

Childcare is NOT provided. If your child is between the ages of 4 and 12 they are welcome to attend the Chorister's choir practice running simultaneously. If they are under 4 feel free to bring them along to play quietly while we meet.  

 If you'd like to more about this group or have any suggestions please email Robyn. 

Bay St. Life Group

Fridays 6:00 pm, Friendship Room @ YPBC

Bay Street Life Group is a small group that gathers weekly on Fridays from 6-7:30 pm (Friendship room). We have been on a journey together starting with Job's loss of all his wealth and family on earth to how he turns out having exceptional wealth and a new family on earth and in heaven. Then we went through mountains and valleys with Joshua and David, back in the days to Peter, James and Paul. In front of the fireplace, we quietly read many private letters from Paul to his friends and churches in Philippi etc. We started in an upper room in Jerusalem and will wind up on our way to the ends of the earth. You are welcome to join us in this life journey together. As in life, we also enjoy fellowship, regular social dinners, annual apple picking outings and spiritual retreat. It would also be a great opportunity to invite family, friends, colleagues, co-workers and neighbours to join us.

Hosts: Nikhil & Mary 

Women's Bible Study

Tuesdays 10:00-11:30 am in the Friendship Room

Ladies, whether you're new to faith and church or you've been a follower of Jesus for a long time, you'll be challenged and encouraged by this Life Group. Week after week as you delve into Scripture, you may be surprised at what you discover! No question is a stupid question and Carol will open the biblical text with insightful skill. This year they are resuming September 10 and will be digging into the book of Acts and exploring the genesis of the early church.  

Led by Carol Belford 

 If you have any questions please feel free to contact Robyn 

 

Berean Bible Study

Sundays 9:45-10:45 in the Red Boardroom

Sunday, September 8 we will kcik of the Fall semester with a brief look at Paul's ethics in 2 Corinthians 5 and then move into Malachi and 1 Thessalonians as the year progresses.  

If you have any questions feel free to contact Robyn 

 

Don Mills Bible Study

Thursdays 7:30-9:00, various homes

This Bible study, held in the relaxed atomosphere of homes, is open to anyone who is interested in gathering every other week to explore the interface of life and faith with the Rev. Dale Rose. Resuming Thursday, September 19, 2019 

For inquiries please contact Dale.

God in all Things

Sundays 10:00-10:45 am in room 502

This is a relaxed group who enjoys gathering for conversation and exploring Scripture together. They will resume Sunday, September 8 with a study of Ecclesiastes and then follow that up with a book study, Tenacious Solidarity, by Walter Brueggemann. 

Host: Paula Willis 

For details or inquiries please contact Robyn. 

 

Full Life Group

Sundays 12:30-2:00 in room 510 (Youth Zone)

Are you living life to the full? Are you experiencing all of the fullness and joy that Jesus promised when he said that he came so that we might "have life, and have it to the full?"

If you're not in a hurry to get home on Sundays, we invite you to grab lunch (or bring something from home) and hang out with other people interested in discovering life to the fullest through faith in Jesus. Resuming Sunday, September 15, 2019.

Join Janet Kim and others as they explore the intersection of life and faith.

If you have any questions please drop Robyn an email.  

Host: Janet Kim

For further details please contact Robyn. 

  

Men's Morning Brew

Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 am in the Friendship Room

If you love mornings and strong coffee and are looking for an opportunity to connect with other men around the study of Scripture, then this is your place! Join Stuart and others as they journey together in faith, life, and Scripture, resuming Wednesday, Sep. 4. 

Host: Stuart Campbell 

New comers welcome! The coffee's waiting.  

For details or inquiries contact Robyn 

New To Yorkminster Park

Stay tuned for details

At Yorkminster Park we want every person who walks through the doors to feel at home and to know that you are welcome here. 

We recognize that you may have some questions about faith in God, baptism, membership, who we are as a church, why we're here, and why we do the things we do. So every few months we offer a series of informal gatherings to explain ourselves and to answer any questions you may have. 

The topics include:
Christian Faith, what is a Baptist, who is Yorkminster Park, Christian Spirituality, Baptism and Lord's Supper (Eucharist)

If you're interested in becoming a member you may join Yorkminster Park Baptist Church one of three ways:

1. By Baptism
When anyone is baptized at Yorkminster Park they are baptized into the family of Christ and into the membership of the church.

2. By Letter of Transfer from another church.

3. On the basis of Christian experience
Members of other Christian traditions can come into membership based on their confirmation or profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.

Feel free to email Robyn with any questions you may have about the class or to let us know you're interested.

 

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Myotosis Singing Group
Bay St. 2.0 -- Prayer
New Life Group
Singing Praises Life Group
Parent Group
Bay St. Life Group
Women's Bible Study
Berean Bible Study
Don Mills Bible Study
God in all Things
Full Life Group
Men's Morning Brew
New To Yorkminster Park

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