Spring 2014 Newsletter

An excerpt from our Spring, 2014 Newsletter   SRM Newsletter 2014

God is still at work …

We live in a society where for the most part, the church continues to lose its strength in numbers and its voice as a moral force in Canadian society. Large components of Canadian society have entered a ‘post-Christian’ phase where they claim to be Christian, but for them, Christian symbols and metaphors: the  cross, the sacraments, and the Sabbath, have lost all meaning and relevance. Consumerism has become a dominating force in society. Continue reading

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Concert for Missions – Wexford Heights United Church

Seventeen & ChangeYou are invited to an afternoon of entertainment and refreshments at Wexford Heights United Church, 2102 Lawrence Avenue East, Saturday, May 10, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

For tickets contact the church office:  416-757-0676 ext. 21. ($15.00: includes tea luncheon).

This event is being sponsored by the Jubilee Circle, a volunteer group of women at Wexford Heights United Church who raise money to support a number of local and international ministries and charities: Continue reading

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Interim Ministry Availability

S_McA_06_Home_200Is your church or congregation without a minister or pastor? Are  you seeking someone to serve your congregation for a short or long-term contract basis?

Rev. Dr. Stephen McAllister is available to serve in your church or with your congregation in the Greater Toronto as your Interim Minister or in the position of half-time minister of Word. Sacrament and Pastoral Care.

Contact us today to see how we might serve your congregation.

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Ignatian Spirituality – Regis College

Regis LibraryIn order to better serve those who come to this ministry seeking spiritual direction, our minister, Rev. Dr. Stephen McAllister will engage in studies this year at Regis College, the Jesuit Faculty of Theology at the University of Toronto (UofT) one North America’s Roman Catholic ecclesiastical faculties.

The program of study assists women and men to discern their capacity for the ministry of spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition. Continue reading

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“I Have A Dream” 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Speech

Sunday August 25, 2013

Rev. Dr. Stephen McAllister with Spirit Renewal Ministries is the guest preacher at Wexford Presbyterian Church in Scarborough. Stephen will share his experience of being with Dr. Robert E. Burns, former assistant pastor with Dr. Martin Luther King. In the sermon, Stephen will relate Dr. Burns’ memory of Dr. King delivering his sermon entitled “Eight days from behind bars” preached the Sunday Dr. King was released from jail after police had arrested him in front of Riches Department Store. Dr. Burns told us “Dr. King was first and foremost Christian minister, doing what God intended him to do. He could do nothing else.” He said, Dr. King was a drum major for justice, this mission was to disturb the comfortable.” Continue reading
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Kenya Mission Videos

You can watch videos of our 2010 and 2012 mission trips to Kenya. The 2012 video has been split into two parts for easier viewing. You will also learn about our exciting program, Bibles for Kenya, and how you can participate in this ministry. Continue reading

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Kenya Mission 2012

Kenya Mission 2012

20111023-_DSC5483_webCSpirit Renewal Ministries visited Western Kenya in October, 2012 to partner with ministers and leaders with Pioneer Community Church and Gospel Fire International to host two weeks of conferences and worship services for ministers, lay leaders and local congregations.  Our ministry teams shared in teaching and training in areas of: leadership, holiness, Biblical foundations, and the call to ministry. Evangelist Nathan Onyango was the key coordinator for all of the teaching seminars. pastors came from Kenya and Uganda. Continue reading

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New Facebook Page for SRM

Please visit our ministries’ facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SpiritRenewalMinistries and follow some of the latest events. We have added a new feature whereby we will highlight and feature one of our ministry partners and ask that you pray for them. The first feature is about The Church of God, La Iglesia de Dios, in Curaçao, with Pastor Wilbert Blanc.

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Kenya Mission 2010

_DSC4291Spirit Renewal Ministries visited Western Kenya in August to partner with ministers and leaders with Pioneer Community Church and Gospel Fire International to host two weeks of conferences and worship services for ministers, lay leaders and local congregations. Our ministry teams shared in teaching and training in areas of church growth, discipleship, and evangelism, as well as in worship leadership. Continue reading

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Gospel Fire International

Spirit Renewal Ministries was excited to host Evangelist Rev. Peter and Rebekka Franz with Gospel Fire International from Kenya in May, 2012. They attended functions and / or worship  services at Canada Christian College (Jim Calderwood),  Wexford Heights United Church (Rev. Susan McAllister), Progress Church of God,  (Rev. Lovelace St. John) , Toronto Gospel Lighthouse Church, (Rev. Austin Smith), and Living Faith Community Church, Rev. Sydney Elias. Continue reading

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