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. Our groups are being conducted in-person at church and online. Some are hybrid – a combination of the two. Check out the opportunities below. If you have any questions, feel free to email Paula.

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New Life Group
Sundays 8:00am
Online Only

Women and men, born again, celebrate - New Life in Christ - with continuous reading and reflecting on His words. Seek and you will find.
Leaders: Mary Han and Nikhil Celly
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Berean Bible Study
Sundays 9:30am
Online Only

We are in Luke's Gospel. Our main theme is the claims Jesus makes concerning himself. This Luke reveals gradually through Jesus' teaching, his actions, and the response of those willing to hear. It's an interactive class in which personal response is invited.
Leader: Peter Ferguson
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Singing Praises Life Group
Saturdays 5:00pm
Online
In-person at Belmont House 6:30-7:30 pm on the third Saturday

God does not owe us anything. How can we not sing praises to Him always? We remind seniors with dementia with songs of praises at Belmont House once a month. We have weekly singing fellowship (practice with joy) in between Belmont visits. Can't sing, no worries, you only need to come with a desire to praise Him. We need story and scripture readers and many other tasks.
Leaders: Mary Han and Nikhil Celly
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Young Adults Study Group
Sundays Monthly
In Person and Online

Our group will meet once a month and is for ages 18 - 25. We will be focusing on the book Thrive: 10 Commandments for 20-Somethings to Live the Best-Life Possible by Jeffery Froh. In person outings will be held in December, March, and June.
Starting October 2 at 2 pm, Zoom only.
Leader: Rev. Paula Willis
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Women of the Word
Online Only
Mondays 1:00pm

We will be taking an in-depth Scriptural look at the topic of Prayer, with time spent studying the prayers of the New Testament in particular. This will take us through to the Christmas season.
Leader: Suzanne Wilkinson
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Joy Café
Online Only
Mondays 5:00pm

Senior years are best to rejoice and remind each other of God's amazing love, and still spreading His love with songs, devotionals and physical exercises.
Leaders: Mary Han and Nikhil Celly
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Tuesday Morning Bible Study & Prayer Group
Friendship Room
Tuesdays 10:00am

We will begin by looking at a work by Becca Stevens, Practically Divine.
Leader: Paula Willis
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Dorcas
Tuesdays 10:00am
Youth Zone (508)

If you enjoy knitting or crocheting or would love to learn, then join us for fun, fellowship, and an opportunity to bless city shelters, the Out of the Cold program, and other charities with your gifts and talents.
Leader: Lois Bishop
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Prayer Shawl Knitting Group
Tuesdays Monthly 12:00 - 3:30pm
Friendship Room (302)

For persons interested in knitting and crocheting Prayer Shawls.
Leader: Rhoda Hill
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Family Ministry Zoom Experiences
Online Only
Tuesdays

Youth Group experience Zoom Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm
Family Ministry experience Zoom Tuesday 6:30-7:15pm
Leader: Heather Mackey
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YPBC Book Club
Online Only
Third Tuesday of each month from September to June (no December meeting)
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Are you a reader? Do you like to discuss books that you have read? Then this group is for you. Join us in our casual monthly get together to share your love of reading with like-minded individuals. While we primarily read fiction, we do have two non-fiction titles on our list for this coming year.
At each meeting every participant is given an opportunity to tell the group their thoughts on the book, their likes, and dislikes, and / or how the book has touched them. Discussion follows where we can all comment on different aspects of the story.
Leader: Denise Roeleveld
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Learn more about books we'll be sharing, download the Book Club Flyer.

September 20, 2022 - Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill - By Sonia Purnell
October 18, 2022 - I know Why the Caged Bird Sings - By Maya Angelou
November 15, 2022 - The Deal of a Lifetime and Other Stories - By Frederik Backman
January 17, 2023 - Where the Light Fell: A Memoir - By Philip Yancey
February 21, 2023 - American Refugees: Turning to Canada for Freedom - By Rita Shetton Deverell
March 21, 2023 - Fight Night - By Miriam Toews
April 18, 2023 - Women of Holy Week: An Easter Journey in Nine Stories - By Paula Gooder
May 16, 2023 - The Bluest Eye - By Toni Morrison
June 20, 2023 - The Only Café - By Linden MacIntyre

Morning Brew
Wednesdays 7:00am
The Friendship Room

We are continuing our study of Jerusalem: Cauldron of Conflict.
Leader: Stuart Campbell
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Wednesday Night Study
Wednesdays 7:00pm
Online Only

In honour of this year's anniversary celebration, we will be exploring Bruce W. Neal's book Water, Wind, and Life Defining Word, A Baptist Testimony.
Starting October 5
Leaders: Rev. Dr. J. Peter Holmes and Rev. Paula Willis
Click here to purchase the book
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Singing Praises Life Group
Thursdays 7:00pm
Online

In-person at Belmont House 6:30pm on the third Saturday
With songs of praises to awaken sleepy minds, with His words to comfort souls, and with gatherings to remind all hearts of the power of prayers.We Fellowship on Thursdays 7:00 -8:00pm; the third Wednesday we host Belmont Praise Worship.
Leaders: Mary Han and Nikhil Celly
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Thursday Night Bible Study
Thursdays 7:30pm
Online Only

Formerly called the Don Mills Bible Study.
We will be studying the Gospel of Mark.
Class will not be held: 09/22, 11/10, 01/12/23, 03/02, 03/23, 05/25, 06/08
Leader: John Speller
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Bay Street Life Group
Fridays 6:30
The Friendship Room

For professionals in the city to meet God's people, grow together in His word, and to spread His good news.
Leaders: Mary Han and Nikhil Celly
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