Family Ministries Faith at Home

Theme: Love everyone (Advent 2)
Focus: To understand what love means and the importance of loving all.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
John 15:12: "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you."
1 Corinthians 13:13: "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
Matthew 25:34-40 (For gr. 4-5 & DOXA youth to read)

Life Application Study Bible Summary:
We are to love each other as Jesus loved us, and he loved us enough to give his life for us. We may not have to die for someone, but there are other ways to practice sacrificial love, listening, helping, encouraging and giving. Think of someone in particular who needs this kind of love today. Give all the love you can, and then try to give a little more.
In morally corrupt Corinth, love had become a mixed-up term with little meaning. Today people are still confused about love. Love is the greatest of all human qualities, and it is an attribute of God himself (1 John 4:8). Love involves unselfish service to others; to show it gives evidence that you care. Faith is the foundation and content of God's message; hope is the attitude and focus; love is the action. When faith and hope are in line, you are free to love completely because you understand how God loves.

Advent focus: God is love and He demonstrated His love for us by sending His Son Jesus that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). Advent is a time to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ, may it also be a time to remind us to choose to show the love of Christ to all...all the time. Christmas can be a time to remember to shine the light and love of Christ to all. To intentionally show love to the oppressed, poor, lonely, proud, consumed, busy, forgotten, lost, all.


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Faith at Home Family sheet - Faith at Home Resources to apply in your home.

• December 5 - Family Lesson plan
• Lighthouse Video Sharing
• DOXA Video Sharing
• Worship Song
• Craft Video 

• Other Faith Resource Links:
  - BibleProject
  - Crossroads Kid's Club

Our Family Ministry Team hope these faith resources are an encouragement to you.
We welcome you to join our mid-week ZOOM Ministry experiences:

• Youth Group experience Zoom Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm
• Family Ministry experience Zoom Tuesday 6:30-7:15pm

Every Sunday – HYBRID model for children and youth.

10:55-11:00am: Upon arrival, families will enter the Centre Hall doors for sign-in procedures
11:00-11:15am: FAMILIES will go straight to Cameron Hall to be together for the first 15-20 min
- The live webcast service will show on the large screen for everyone to watch
- Mats and chairs will be set up and spread out for comfort and social distancing

11:15-11:20am: After the children's prayer time, Family Ministry Leaders and Youth will leave the service to join all in Cameron Hall (and online friends at home via zoom) to engage children/youth in further worship, bible study, activities and prayer
- At this time, parents will go to the sanctuary for the remainder of the service (Enter Centre Hall Side Door to sanctuary and sit on the north side transept)

• After the service, parents will pick-up/sign-out their children (around 12:20pm)

• Everyone will need to wear a mask

We encourage you to join any of the above Zoom experiences, please email Heather Mackey.


Faith at Home Family Challenge 
We would love to hear your stories, prayers and see your artwork or crafts related to our faith lessons to share. Please send! Check out our collage highlighting this week's theme: Love Everyone!


Prayer for the Week
Father God, give us the grace and strength we need every day. Help us to always trust in you. Come, Lord Jesus and lead us closer to you. Help us to show and share Your love and light to the world. Father...your son Jesus is Your greatest gift to us-a great sign of Your love. Guide us as we strive to walk in that LOVE together. This Advent, as we prepare our hearts for Christmas, may we draw closer to each other and Your Son. In Jesus' name, we pray, amen.


Our method is different, yet our mission is the same Online and In-person Ministries!

Family Ministries Christmas Mission Project
Sunday, December 5, from 12:30 - 1:00pm, bring your FOOD donations to YPBC just outside the Centre Hall Doors. We are collecting School Snack Food Items to give to COTH Food Bank:
• Granola Bars
• Juice Boxes
• Fruit Cups

We encourage you to prayerfully consider giving a financial gift to support YPBC's Refugee Sponsorship Program. Your generosity is greatly appreciated as these gifts provide much needed support to families we hope to soon resettle. To donate, please click here and select Refugee Sponsorship Program from the pulldown menu.
Thank you for your support. For more information, contact Heather Mackey.


Worship Song: Amazing Love

Craft Video: Love Bugs

LIGHTHOUSE - Equipping Kids to Shine the Light of Christ

Please watch the children's teaching video shared by Shannon.

• December 5 - Family Lesson Plan
• CBOQ Brainpop Teaching Videos

Contact Leticia Limgenco (Children's Ministry Associate)


Doxa Glory -
Engage, involve and challenge youth to live out their faith... sharing the good news of Christ.

Please watch this short video for youth shared by Trevor related to this week's lesson.

Hybrid Model (online and in-person) Sunday mornings starting at 11am (in-person) and 11:30am (online).

Discussion questions to think/reflect on before our Zoom time:

• Bible - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, John 15:12, 1 Corinthians 13:13, Matthew 25:34-40
• Look-up in your bible the above scriptures and read aloud. Talk about LOVE and what it means. Encourage others to give examples of showing love. Challenge them to think of examples using the biblical definition of love from 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. List responses.
• Discuss how love was shown by God through Jesus. Love came down at Christmas.

Please contact us if you would like to join in.

Other Faith Resources
• Bible Project - YouTube Videos
• CBOQ Youth
• Mary, Did You Know? - Video

Contact Heather Mackey (Director of Family Ministries)


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In Faith,
Heather Mackey
Director of Family Ministries
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
(416) 922-1361 x229

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Heather Mackey
Director of Family Ministries
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
416-922-1361 x299

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