Ontario Conference News


Whose Job Is it Anyway?

My reaction had always been to reject the invitation.  After the long wait times of modern air travel, why should I give up my seat on a flight and take a later one?  Apparently, most people share my opinion because whenever an airline call for volunteers because of an overbooked flight, there is no mad rush to do so—even with financial inducement.   We do not like to volunteer. Somebody else can do it.Read More...


Champions of Freedom
January 21, 2023, was Religious Liberty Day. A day that celebrates the freedom to worship and practice one's faith. Why should this matter to the Seventh-day Adventist Church?Many may not have heard of the Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL) department of the General Conference (GC). Yet, this department, like all the rest, is very important. Ganoune Diop, PARL director describes its purpose as “the church’s ministry of public affairs". It promotes religious liberty for everyone, regardless of their beliefs, and it encourages the Church to be an active advocate and defender of this freedom for all.


Ministry Leadership Training, February 11, 2023

Ontario Conference is to host a second round of virtual training for ministry leaders at 4:00 p.m. on February 11, 2023.

All ministry leaders, especially newly-elected ones, are invited to attend.  Many of the workshops were held on the first round of training on January 21, so these are repeats allowing those who were unable to attend to do so on February 11. However, there may be new ones.

Attendees will be pleased to know that there is no registration required for the training on February 11. They will only need to select the link for the appropriate workshop and go directly to it. The list of workshops and their respective links are available on the conference website, All church clerks, pastors and conference directors will also have a list of the links. Conference directors are available to respond to queries regarding their workshops.

Attendees will find it helpful to obtain a copy of the link prior to February 11 to avoid experiencing delays when accessing the website when the training is about to commence.


You can now shop online for Christian books, bibles, apparel, and gifts at the ABC Christian Bookstore's beautiful new website,
Check it out today!

Click the image below to watch WWWJ Bible Adventure on YouTube!

Click the image below to register for Southern and
Western REFRESH Regional Youth Summit!

Click the image below to register for Near North and
Northern Ontario REFRESH Regional Youth Summit!

Click the image below to learn more about DEEPER!

You're invited to the Treasured Women’s Winter Retreat, March 17-19, 2023, at the beautiful Muskoka Bible Camp. It will be a weekend to grow closer to God, learn, exhale and fellowship with fun activities, inspiring worship, and encouraging messages. There’s also an awesome Kids Crew that will minister to children ages 4-12, registration is now open! Please click here to register. The first 75 registrants get their names into a draw for a fabulous gift basket. For more information, call Gillian at 905-571-1022, ext. 219, or email

Location Details:
Muskoka Bible Center
8 Pioneer Avenue
Huntsville, ON P1H 2J3

Click the image below to learn more about the Let's Talk Retreat.

Ontario Conference values you as a member of our praying community.
If you have a prayer request, please let us know!
Click here to submit your request.
Click here for a COVID-19 prayer.

Click here for The Steward's Way e-book.


What's Happening at New Life Seventh-day Adventist Church
Oshawa, Ontario
Urgent Request
The New Life Neighbourhood Centre urgently needs your help. There has been a sharp decrease in donations and an increase in the number of people accessing the food bank. This has resulted in a significant shortage of food and hygiene supplies to serve those less fortunate in our community. Your donations of any of the following items will be greatly appreciated: peanut butter, canned meat (tuna, salmon, sardines, corned beef), canned vegetables, canned soups, Kraft Dinner, pasta and sauce, rice, cooking oil, crackers, cereals, snacks, toothpaste, toothbrushes, 2 in 1 shampoo, or body wash.

NLNC Productivity HUB Winter Registration

Are you interested or do you know anyone that may be interested in constructing a new future? Going back to school, starting a new career, or maybe starting a new business? The NLNC Productivity HUB is now accepting participants for our 2023 Winter Semester. We are starting with a self-empowerment workshop titled, Self-Empowerment & Livelihood Improvement Project (SLIP), on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. For more information, please call Karen Bell at 647-282-0050 or send an email with the following information to or Ann Thompson at You can also go to our website and fill out the online form.Additional Workshops
During our Winter session, The Productivity HUB will be offering the following additional workshops to anyone who would like to participate:

Resume Writing Workshop - February 1, 2023, 1:30 pm
Mental Health and the Workplace - February 8, 2023, 1:30 pm
Resiliency Training - May 3, 2023, 1:30 pm

Registration for the Self-Empowerment workshop scheduled to start February 7 is still open.

If you would like to attend these workshops and activities please contact Ann Thompson at 905-922-6633 or Eduardo Flores at 289-939-3757 by January 18.

New Life Seventh-day Adventist Church and the New Life Neighbourhood Centre are located at 33 Olive Avenue in Oshawa.


Office of Education - Current Job Opportunities
The following positions are currently available
with the Ontario Conference Office of Education:
High School Substitute Teachers for Crawford Adventist Academy (secondary school)
Substitute Teachers (ongoing hiring) for Brampton, London, Mount Hope, Oshawa, Ottawa, Pickering, Toronto, and Windsor

Visit this link for details on the above job postings with Ontario Conference Education.

Kingsway College, a Seventh-day Adventist boarding high school in Oshawa, Ontario is seeking applicants for the following position:

  • Piano Accompanist for the Kingsway College Choir

Applicants should be a member in good standing of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and able to work legally in Canada and have a current vulnerable sector police check. Three personal references are required. Please email your resume to Lee Richards– Please visit the Kingsway College website for job descriptions for these positions:

In 2023, ADRA Canada will explore in-depth the theme of justice. What does justice look like in God’s eyes? How can we be a part of making the world a more just place while we wait for Jesus to come and accomplish the work fully?

Each month we will focus on an area of ADRA’s work through the lens of justice. In January, we are highlighting how justice is ensured through the development of economic opportunities for the poor. To learn more about this area of ADRA’s work, click here for articles, videos, and a podcast!

Would you like your church ad or article to be considered for the next edition of Ontario Conference News (OCN)?

We want to help in sharing your story, and we accept submissions for OCN up to the Tuesday of each publication week. Email us at


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