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Next Steps

MCA is a place to believe, belong and be loved. Next Steps Ministry is designed to help you grow and mature as a Christian. If you’d like to be baptized in water, dedicate your child, make funeral plans, get married, or get involved in ministry, already involved in ministry or are graduating from school, visit the green table in the gym or email our Next Steps Pastor at alafleur@mcassembly.com..

Funerals

To make an inquiry (dates and available Pastors), please contact our Main Office 416.284.4853 and ask for our Next Steps Pastor.

Weddings

To make an inquiry (dates and available Pastors), please contact our Main Office 416.284.4853 and ask for our Next Steps Pastor.

Graduation

Every year, we like to celebrate the accomplishments of our children, youth and young adults as they enter into a new phase in their academic life. We acknowledge all the Lord has done in and through them as they pursue wisdom and knowledge. We encourage those graduating from Kindergarten, Grade 6, Grade 8, Grade 12, and College/University to participate in our annual graduation service. Participants are encouraged to submit essays to become eligible for prizes and scholarships provided though loving donors. They also receive free graduation photos and a bag of goodies.

NEXT GRADUATION: May 2020

Water Baptisms

After accepting Jesus as Lord and Saviour, this is the next important step you will take in your spiritual journey. It is a public declaration of your faith in Jesus Christ. There is a mandatory class to attend to help prepare you for the ‘Next Step’ in your Christian walk. Candidates will be baptized during a Sunday service in the Spring and Winter. Please check our calendar for upcoming dates. If you are interested in being a part of our next Water Baptism Service, contact the church for details, visit the green table in the gym or email our Next Steps Pastor.

NEXT WATER BAPTISM: November 2019

Child Dedication

Dedicating your child to the Lord is a significant beginning in your journey as you start to teach your child what it means to love God with all their heart. God’s Word tells us that His commandments are to “be on your hearts” and that you should “impress them on your children”(Deuteronomy 6:5-7). We look forward to partnering with you as you embark on this parenting journey. Dedications are held quarterly and have limited space. Each parent who plans to participate must complete a registration form and must attend 2 meetings. Registration forms are only available on Sunday mornings at the “Next Steps” table in the gym. All upcoming dates are posted in our Nursery. Visit the green table in the gym or email our Next Steps Pastor.

NEXT DEDICATIONS: February 23, 2020, June 21, 2020, September 20, 2020 and December 6, 2020
* Please note, meeting dates are tentative and are subject to change.

Care Groups

We all love to feel ‘cared for’ and MCA accomplishes this with Care Groups; 6 to12 people getting to know each other on a deeper level through regular meetings in homes where you can eat together, pray, encourage each other, and study God’s Word. There are many Care Groups already in operation; probably one in your neighbourhood. There are also opportunities to lead or host a Care Group. For a list of Care Groups or more information on how to host or lead one, visit the green table in the gym or email our Next Steps Pastor.

Ladies Bible Study

All ladies are welcome to join the study of God’s Word every Thursday morning (September to June), from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Our study topics follow the theme of our Sunday morning preaching.

Volunteers

There is no better feeling of fulfilment than when you are reaching out to help others. MCA would not exist if not for the hundreds of volunteers who make things happen each day. There is an opportunity just waiting for you. All volunteers must complete an application. Some areas of involvement require membership and or Police Reference checks. We have annual training and appreciations meetings for all volunteers. Visit the green table in the gym or email our Next Steps Pastor to discover the best place to start.

If you are currently involved and would like a copy of your schedule, have any questions or concerns, please call the Main Office or email the Next Steps Pastor.

Areas of involvement include: Guest Services, Ushers, Greeters, Kitchen, Security, Corner Store, Main Office, Nursery Teachers, Preschool Teachers, and Sunday School Teachers.

Guest Services

Every Sunday we welcome our first-time guests by asking them to stand or raise a hand during the service. Complete a registration card for us to have a record of you visit or simply texting the word “church” to 416.284.4853, click on the link provided and follow the instructions. Be sure to visit the blue “Guest Services” table in the gymnasium following the service to meet with a Pastor or an MCA leader. Collect a coupon to use in our Corner Store, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and make some new friends.

Corner Store

Our Corner Store is in the main foyer of the church and is open on Sundays following each service. You can purchase Christian books, sermon CDs and MCA branded goods. All the proceeds go to support Missions at home and overseas.

A Place 4 You - Neighbourhood Resource Centre

Our Resource Centre is where you can come to connect with a team that will guide and assist you with valuable community resources and services. They offer help putting together resumes, assistance with completing government forms, help to settling down in Canada, free tax clinics for those who qualify, free foot care for seniors and diabetics, and much more. This centre is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that serves the community of Malvern with a variety of free community and support services.

VISIT THE WEBSITE: www.aplace4you.ca