Ontario Conference News


Ontario Conference News (OCN) 

Thursday, June 22, 2023

A Season to Celebrate with the Community!

Graduation season marks a significant milestone in the lives of students. From kindergarten to university, each student’s step forward deserves recognition and congratulations for their hard work and growth. 

As we celebrate graduates, let's also use this season to connect with our communities. Jesus was actively involved in His local community, attending events, engaging with people, and showing support. Graduation ceremonies provide an excellent opportunity to follow in His footsteps. 

Let's embrace the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of all graduates, not just from our own families but our friends and neighbours as well. As Adventists, we are called to be like Jesus: being present in the lives of our local communities, celebrating together, demonstrating interest, and showing love for others. By being present, we uplift the spirits of the graduates, their families, and our entire community and help further friendship bonds that can last a lifetime.

Pastor Shawn Ellis
Director of Communications and Media

Transgenderism: the Church’s Perspective

As PRIDE month in Ontario winds down, transgenderism has become a hot topic raising questions and concerns within the Adventist community. Many members are seeking clarity on where the Church stands. Fortunately, the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church released an official statement in 2017. The statement reads in part: “…the transgender phenomena must be evaluated by scripture, the following biblical principles and teachings may help the community of faith relate to [transgender] people…in a Christ-like manner."  To explore these principles further, you can read the official statement by following this link:

All..Aboard! Directors Get “Onboarded” To Begin Their Journey

At the Ontario Conference head office in Oshawa, an "onboarding" or orientation meeting was held for new directors, setting the stage for their journey as leaders within the organization. The meeting began with President Jakov Bibulovic, who kicked things off with an inspiring devotion on leadership, setting the tone for the day. He followed up by emphasizing, "To develop strong churches we, as a leadership team, need to have strong, vibrant worship.”

Pastor Shawn Ellis
Director of Communications and Media

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The Mission
To Reach Ontario and the world
with the distinctive, Christ-centered,
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of hope and wholeness

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Connecting like Jesus

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