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Ontario Conference Acquires Upgraded Cessna for Indigenous Ministry in the North

In 2017, the Ontario Conference partnered with Adventist World Aviation to acquire an aircraft that would facilitate mission to the remote Indigenous communities in Northwestern Ontario. This year, the project experienced an upgrade. Adventist World Aviation replaced the previous Cessna airplane with a newer one with more seats (six versus four) and increased cargo facilities. Moreover, while the previous aircraft required pilots with specialized training to land a float plane, this one is easier to manoeuvre.

On Thursday, June 30, 2022, Mansfield Edwards, president, Jakov Bibulovic, executive secretary, and Virene Meikle, treasurer, met with Ray and Julie Young from Adventist World Aviation to dedicate the new airplane. Following a prayer of dedication by Edwards, they flew over Oshawa to test it out.
Edwards says, “This upgrade has taken our excitement to broaden our mission to Indigenous people to another level.”

The airplane is already in the region, and Ontario Conference’s administration plans to meet with the new coordinator for Northwestern Ontario Indigenous ministry, Pastor Ray Davis, who recently relocated to Sioux Lookout. This ministry will be officially launched at the Sioux Lookout Church, with further details to follow.

Please keep this vital mission in your prayers!

Christelle Agboka, Communications director

 

Big things are happening at Ontario Conference!

Besides our new Cessna for Indigenous Ministry, we're hosting our virtual “Together with God” Camp Meeting in three weeks.
Let’s unite to be inspired and empowered to spread the good news near and far.

Mark 16:15, He said to them, “Go into all the world
and preach the gospel to all creation."

Together with God Virtual Camp MeetingFriday, August 5 & Sabbath, August 6, 2022

Ontario Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is pleased to invite you to our virtual Together with God Camp Meeting. Running Friday evening, August 5, and all-day Sabbath, August 6, it will be a chance to reflect on the awesomeness of God, His goodness toward us and our calling as His followers. As before, there will be separate streams for adults, youth and young adults. Children’s programming will be incorporated into the adult stream.

We are looking forward to Spirit-filled messages from the following speakers:

  • Adults, Friday evening and Sabbath morning—Dr. Sung Kwon, Director, Master of Arts Leadership in Social Innovation & Associate Professor of Leadership, Andrews University;
  • Sabbath evening ordination—Pastor Calvin Watkins, Vice President, Regional Liaison/Evangelism, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church;
  • Teens—Pastor Vanessa Hairston, Worship Pastor, Miami Temple; and
  • Young adults—Pastor Aaron Dyer, Worship Pastor, New Life Fellowship, Andrews University

Some camp meeting highlights will include:

  • Engaging presentations focusing on the theme “Together with God”;
  • Musical items from a broad spectrum of individual musicians and groups;
  • Exciting mission updates from different parts of the Conference;
  • In-person segments for youth and young adults, including in-person small group discussions in regions following a virtual Sabbath School program and Sabbath afternoon outreach;
  • Worship and fellowship with your Ontario Conference family and others;
  • An ordination service;
  • Spanish, French and ASL interpretation;
  • Call-in numbers and Zoom rooms for seniors;
  • And much more!

All programming will be accessible via Adventistontario.org (Zoom and YouTube links). You may also stream adult plenaries at Youtube.com/Adventistontario, and programming for teens and young adults at Youtube.com/Adventistontario, Youtube.com/Adventistyouthontario and on Zoom.

Please share the promotional flyers below with any teens and young adults (or youth leaders) that you know!


Dear Members,

Christian greetings in the name of our LORD and Saviour, Jesus Christ! It is our hope and prayer that you and your family are safe and well. Click here to read the updated COVID-19 guidelines regarding church potlucks and food handling in our congregations.

May the LORD continue to bless you and keep you safe.

Yours in Christ,

Mansfield Edwards, President
Jakov Bibulovic, Executive Secretary
Virene Meikle, Treasurer

ONTARIO CONFERENCE
OF THE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

Did you know ...
In the Other/Miscellaneous section of the OCN, there are several job postings, including with Ontario Conference's Office of Education? Scroll down to see how you can "Connect like Jesus" in your career.

Insecurity and climate change, compounded by disruptions in supply chains for food, fertilizer, and fuel, are driving a humanitarian crisis that is leaving millions of people in Sub-Saharan Africa in acute hunger.The Government of Canada will match, dollar for dollar, donations made by individual Canadians between June 15 and July 17, 2022, to the Humanitarian Coalition and its members for hunger crisis relief in Sub-Saharan Africa up to a maximum of $5 million.

Everyone deserves food.

Please consider giving today at www.ADRA.ca/fight-hunger.

Assistance for Ukrainian Refugees in Ontario

Dear Church family,
The Ontario Conference has partnered with ADRA to provide further assistance to those displaced as a result of the war in Ukraine. Ukrainian refugees coming to or within Ontario can receive financial support of a minimum of $2,000 per family. Churches may apply for these funds to help provide support in the areas where government funding falls short.

Though this funding cannot duplicate the Canadian government’s efforts, it can be used to assist with other community-centred projects and initiatives.

To apply, please submit the completed application form (Click Here) on behalf of your church. Applications should be submitted to ssmall@adventistontario.org.

May God bless your efforts as you venture out in faith to share the love of Jesus. You are constantly in our prayers.

Sincerely,
Theodore Sargeant, Director

COMMUNITY SERVICES
ONTARIO CONFERENCE
OF THE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

CONFERENCE EVENTS/NEWS



Click the image above to download the reading for the week of October 2-8, 2022.



Cliquez sur l'image ci-dessus pour télécharger la lecture de la semaine du 2 au 8 octobre 2022.

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 or on the image above to register for Youth Missions Ontario.



Click on the image above for a video providing a step-by-step guide to using AdventistGiving.
Click here for The Steward's Way e-book.

CHURCH EVENTS

The Newmarket Seventh-day Adventist group is holding a series of Lunch with the Doctor programs. Visit lifestylemed.org/lunchwiththedoctor or email info@lifestylemed.org for more info. Lunch with the Doctor is a casual community event featuring a delicious plant-based lunch and health talk on using lifestyle as medicine. Join with family and friends!

  • Delicious plant-based food from all over the world
  • Learn about the power of lifestyle medicine
  • Learn practical tips & strategies to live optimally to prevent disease
  • Meet community members, doctors and health professionals in a friendly, casual setting
  • Family-friendly (kids are welcome!)

Click here for more information.

The Richmond Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church
will be celebrating its
60th Anniversary
on
November 12, 2022
Former members and pastors are invited.
Sabbath School at 9:30 a.m., Worship Service at 11 a.m.
Afternoon program 2:30 p.m.
For more information, visit www.rhsda.ca



OTHER/MISCELLANEOUS

Office of Education - Current Job Opportunities
The following positions are currently available
with the Ontario Conference Office of Education:
NEW! Principal/Grade 6-8 Teacher for Adventist Christian Elementary School
Elementary Principal for Crawford Adventist Academy
Grade 3 Teacher for Crawford Adventist Academy
NEW! Accounts Payable for Crawford Adventist Academy
NEW! Plant Services Director for Crawford Adventist Academy
NEW! Grade 2-5 Teacher for Adventist Christian Elementary School
JK-8 French Teacher for Crawford Adventist Academy
Part-time Teacher for Grandview Adventist Academy
Part-time French Teacher for Adventist Christian Elementary School
Part-time Music Teacher for Crawford Adventist Academy - Peel Campus
Part-time Choir Teacher for College Park Elementary School (Click here for more)
Teaching Assistance for Crawford Adventist Academy East
NEW! Temporary Part-time Teacher for Ottawa Adventist School
Temporary Grades 9-12 French Teacher for Crawford Adventist Academy - Peel Campus
Substitute Teachers (ongoing hiring) for Brampton, London, Mount Hope, Oshawa, Ottawa, Pickering, Toronto, and Windsor
Administrative Assistant for College Park Elementary School (Click here for more)

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


JOB POSTING

Part-time Administrative Assistant
Toronto West Seventh-day Adventist Church
1621 Albion Road, Etobicoke, ON M9V 1B6

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing pastoral staff calendar and acting as the first point of contact for the church.
  • Preparing correspondence, memos, minutes, and reports of a confidential or strategic nature from dictated shorthand notes, or handwritten material.
  • Composing moderately complex letters, memorandums, and reports. 
Qualifications include:
  • (Minimum) Secondary School diploma.
  • Certificate or diploma in office administration or equivalent is preferred.
  • Prior secretarial and office administration experience is required.

Click here for the full posting.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: info@torontowestsda.org by July 25, 2022.
Only candidates considered for the position will be contacted.



ADRA Canada is hiring! Below, please find positions currently open for applications. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit www.adra.ca/careers for more details and to apply. These positions will remain open until filled. We thank all candidates for applying, but ADRA Canada will only contact those selected for an interview.
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager
  • MEAL (Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning) Manager
  • Project Manager - Ukraine Response
  • Technical Coordinator – Carbon Accounting & Environmental Protection

BURMAN UNIVERSITY JOB OPPORTUNITYBurman University invites applications for the following positions:

  • Senior Development Officer - Office of Advancement
  • Full-Time Tenure-track Faculty in Education
  • Full-Time Tenure-track Faculty in Psychology
Please visit our website for details.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada (SDACC) is pleased to announce that, in partnership with Canadian conferences, it is making it even more affordable for new students to attend Burman. Seventy new scholarships—valued at $2,000 each—are being offered to first-time entrants (both new and transfer students) for the 2022/23 school year. This is offered in addition to the three-way matching scholarships—involving Burman, the local church, and the local conference—and the summer employment/volunteer service scholarship (valued at $1,000), which are already in place.

Prospective candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria and apply through their local conference office:

  1. First-time entrant to Burman (new or transfer)
  2. Adventist membership or regular attendee
  3. Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  4. Accepted into a Burman degree
  5. Registered for a full course load

Over the years, students, families, teachers, and the community have been witnesses to the fact that Burman University is a place where many dreams start. The SDACC and Canadian conferences invite you to take one step closer to achieving your dreams. Please contact your local conference office for more information on these scholarships:

— Paul Llewellyn, VP for administration, and Betty Bayer, director of education, SDACC

The International Pathfinder Camporee will take place in Gillette, Wyoming in 2024. IPC happens every five years. Over 50,000 Pathfinders attend from over 100 countries for the largest five-day Adventist Youth Event in the world. Each day is filled with fun activities, honors, events, and ministry opportunities. During the 2024 Camporee, each night will be filled with inspiring music, prayer, messages, and a special continuing story from the life of Moses.

Make sure to mark your calendars for Camporee AUGUST 5-11, 2024.

Click here for more info.

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Email us at ocn@adventistontario.org.



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Additional
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Adventurers: Website | YouTube
Camp Frenda: Website
Children's Ministries: Facebook
Connect Ministries 
(Family, Singles, Women's, Men's): Website
Health Ministries: Facebook
Master Guides: Website | YouTube
Prayer Ministries: Facebook
Prison Ministries: Website
Total Member Involvement (TMI): Facebook
Lay Evangelism Association (OCLEA):
Facebook | YouTube | Instagram
Youth Ministry: Facebook | YouTube | Instagram
Pathfinders: Website | YouTube

 

 

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