Community Life Programs
Hi I’m Pastor Gabe. When Jesus came to earth he fully embodied the love of God. He demonstrated what it meant to love us by how he loved neighbours, how he loved those on the margins and how he loved those who are different from us. He did this by healing the sick, hanging out with the poor, and by eating with tax collectors. He was a friend to all. This same heart and command are given to each and every one of us – to love one another, not only by our words but by our actions.
The goal of our Community Outreach Ministry is to love others in a way that meets their physical needs. We have Scout programs, cooking classes, dance classes, exercise classes, and opportunities to serve those who are impoverished in our area in Scarborough and also in the Downtown Core. We invite you to come alongside us to serve one another and to love on other people. We hope you’ll be there.
The Community Life section offers programs and opportunities to connect with different members of the Jaffray and the local community. The listed programs are offered on-site at the church. Please contact Pastor Gabriel at Gabriel.firstname.lastname@example.org for more details regarding these programs.
Every summer the church participates in the Chinese Christian Softball Association (CCSA). The CCSA has been around since 1980 and is comprised of many local churches in the GTA. Through the course of the summer, teams from each of the churches compete against one another. This is a great opportunity to develop softball skills, meet some new friends, and experience the summer sun.
Toronto Public Health
Parenting workshops and seminars are held at the church in partnership with Toronto Public Health. These workshops are led by experienced facilitators from the city and typically run for a period of 8-10 weeks in the church’s childcare facility. Workshops focus on relationship building with babies and toddlers, food and nutrition, etc. Workshops are typically held on Saturday mornings.
VBS: Trail Mix Day Camp
Trail Mix is a summer day camp that is held during the month of June. Each year the camp has a different theme. The camp is run by enthusiastic leaders and students to provide a fun and welcoming environment for children and volunteers. During the camp, children have fun, go on field trips around the city and learn a variety of things. Many of the children and youth have developed great relationships and look forward to returning each year.
This exercise class combines contemporary music with energetic exercise. 2 classes offered on weeknights
(1) Tuesday 7:00pm
(2) Friday 7:30pm
in the Fellowship Hall.
This exercise class is offered on Saturday mornings in the Fellowship Hall. Come learn the traditional Chinese martial art and experience its long term health benefits.
The Praise Dance team practices regularly on Saturday mornings under the leadership of their accredited team leader. Praise dance is a form of exercise and an expression of worship to the Lord. The team visits and performs for seniors at long-term care facilities. They take this opportunity to show love and care to the seniors. These visits have brightened the day of many of the seniors!
This cooking class is offered regularly to Mandarin and Cantonese speaking individuals. The class is taught by experienced cooks and is housed in the church’s commercial kitchen. This class is suitable for those new to cooking and those who are familiar.
1st Rouge Valley Scout Group
The Canadian Path is an exciting new program that focuses on six program areas: the Environment and Outdoors, Leadership, Active and Healthy Living, Citizenship, Creative Expression, and Beliefs & Values.