Come and join us at our Sunday Worship Services which are held at UBF Church Morningside at 10:45 am every Sunday morning.
1335 Morningside Ave. Unit #4
Becky and Hannah helped us investigate what it meant to have a biblical view on friendship. Genuine friendship is something that we all desire. We all know the saying, “No man is an island.” God has given us not only the ability to create bonds with others but it is a near necessity in life. But many times we are unsatisfied because friends often come and go.
Using the example of Jonathan and David we were able to examine what it should mean to have true genuine friendship in the Lord. Though those two were many years apart, Jonathan being the heir to the throne of Israel and David the youngest son of a shepherd, they had a common ground in Christ, which was the forefront of their relationship.
In the same way today when getting to know our closest friends we should keep Christ at the forefront, doing things together like praying, reading the bible or even playing worship music. These types of things unite us and help us overlook our differences such as gender or cultural background. In view of God’s purview, we are all the same to him and he has no favourites, only those who follow him faithfully.
God has given us friends; brothers and sisters in Christ! We are all one piece of the puzzle that together forms one heart with Jesus being the center of it all! When one is hurt we all suffer together when one is joyful we all rejoice together! But we will never be broken as long as we have Jesus in the forefront of our relationship! This is a parallel of the body of Christ; we being different parts of the body but forming the body with Christ as the head!
So I hope and pray that in the near and immediate future we’ll be able look around and help get past our prejudices so that I can have deeper and meaningful relationships with people in and around the church, and even outside the church.
– Reflection by Joel
On March 9-10, North York UBF had their annual spring retreat at Ganaraska Woods. This retreat’s theme was “Alive” based around the passage John 15:1-17. Throughout the weekend students and staff had many opportunities to discuss, share and listen to each other to learn what it meant to be alive in Christ through activities such as small group discussions, group bible study and an engaging and thought provoking workshop. We were encouraged by Andrew Han’s message that urges us to remain in the true vine Jesus Christ and only when we remain in Him we are truly alive. The life testimonies of Hannah Kwak, and J.R Lee were especially inspiring and we pray that they may grow to be influential Christians.Continue reading
From December 27-30, 2012 nearly 400 people from all ages, backgrounds, and walks in life gathered in Grass Lake, Michigan at Faholo Christian Conference Center for the Well Retreat. The conference was titled ‘Abba, Father: Walking as Sons and Daughters’ as an invitation to encounter God our Father whether for the first time, to renew one’s walk with Him, or to go deeper into the Father’s love as His children.
A major theme of the conference was that we are all family! The atmosphere was evident of that as people built new relationships or continued to build and deepen existing ones. The family groups were formed to facilitate reflecting on God’s Word from Romans 8, reflection and testimony sharing, prayer, and opening up to one another. Also, outside of family groups there was a sense of family and community in the large group sessions as everyone worshipped, received the Word of God, and was ministered to by the Holy Spirit.Continue reading
It’s that time of the year, where the streets are glowing with Christmas lights. Where malls are jam packed with people buying holiday gifts for their loved ones, and families coming together after a busy year to spend quality time together. “Tis’ the season of giving” some would say. And rightly so!
But have you ever thought about why people are so excited this time of year? Have you ever thought about the real meaning of Christmas?
The true meaning of Christmas is love. John 3:16-17 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” The true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of this incredible act of love.
The real Christmas story is the story of God’s becoming a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ. Why did God do such a thing? Because He loves us! Why was Christmas necessary? Because we needed a Savior! Why does God love us so much? Because He is love itself (1 John 4:8). Why do we celebrate Christmas each year? Out of gratitude for what God did for us, we remember His birth by giving each other gifts, worshipping Him, and being especially conscious of the poor and less fortunate.
The true meaning of Christmas is love. God loved His own and provided a way—the only Way—for us to spend eternity with Him. He gave His only Son to take our punishment for our sins. He paid the price in full, and we are free from condemnation when we accept that free gift of love. “But God demonstrated His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
Simply put, Jesus is the reason for the season! Jesus is the greatest gift from heaven! Given to us by our loving Father God!
P.S. Please join us at our Christmas Worship Celebration on Dec 23rd, 2012!
Where? Zion Cultural Centre (right beside Seneca Newnham Campus)!
When? 10:30 am
Christmas Lunch & Fellowship after service!
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us at (416)502-2738!
We hope to see you there!
On Thursday, November 15 at the Seneca Clubs Room, the Campus Bible Club held a workshop on maintaining a Christian identity as a college student. Msn. Elijah Kim explained and talked about Daniel 1 and the life of Daniel, who remained faithful to the Lord while living in exile and served two different foreign Kings.
Just as Daniel and the other young men struggled to remain faithful to the Lord while being in exile, it’s hard for us to remain commited to following God while studying at school where there are many temptations, and doesn’t seems to be a place where Christianity is very welcome.
After hearing about Daniel, then Joel Fast led the discussion period in where many people shared both how they remained commited to following Jesus, when it seemed like nobody else in their area of study or work dismissed the existence of God.
It was very moving, and it was reassuring that those who are struggling and feel alone doing Christ’s work wherever they are, that they’re certainly not alone in their experience and definately not alone in following God.
Written by Joel Fast