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  • Committed Relationship | St. Moses & St. Katherine Coptic Orthodox Church

    Couples @ SMSK A ministry of love, integration, and outreach. Welcome to Couples at SMSK. Whether you're in a committed relationship trending towards marriage, or parents of children, this page is help to you find the resources that are appropriate for the current stage of your romantic relationship. Engaged Congratulations! You've found the love of your life, and you're ready to take the next steps towards marriage. Here at SMSK, we offer a 5-week Marriage Preparation course, which is mandatory in order to get married in the Coptic Orthodox Church. Delve into engaging - no pun intended- discussions with your significant other, and enjoy an end-of-series ballroom dance lesson taught by a professional! For more information on how you can enroll in the Marriage Preparation course, please reach out to Niveen and Peter Fanous at relationships@smsk.ca Married Congratulations! You're bringing God's Kingdom here on earth with your spouse, through your own little church at home. To assist you in keeping your marriage firmly stayed upon the foundation of Jesus Christ, SMSK offers married couples the Marriage Course. This course is complementary to Marriage Preparation, and takes a deeper dive into the topics covered therein. ​ For more information on how to enrol in the Marriage Course, please contact Mona & Eddie Gobran at relationships@smsk.ca ​ In addition to the Marriage Course, SMSK also offers Christian Couples' Counselling. ​ For more information on how you can enrol in Christian Couples' Counselling, please contact Fr. John Boutros at Frjohn@smsk.ca Parent Congratulations! You now have some children of your own, and you aim to raise them up with Christian values. In a world where parents are constantly inundated with contradicting information about child-rearing, we're here to help you tune out the noise. SMSK offers parenting courses with the aim of equipping you to raise your children with ancient wisdom that has withstood the test of time. ​ For more information on how you can join a parenting course, please reach out to Mary Boutros at mary@smsk.ca ​ We also have Parenting Life Groups, where you can meet other parents, and support one another as you embark on the one of the most important roles of your life. It takes a village. ​ For more information on how you can join a parenting life group, please reach out to Mary Boutros at mary@smsk.ca

  • Student | SMSK

    Student Services @ SMSK A ministry of love, integration, and outreach. Welcome to Student Services at St. Moses & St. Katherine Coptic Orthodox Church! Nestled in the heart of downtown Toronto, with an ever-growing student population, SMSK is here to serve you during your studies, and beyond. Orthodox Christian Students' Association (OCSA) The Orthodox Christian Students' Association (OCSA) services activities for students, by students, on or near campus. OCSA services the University of Toronto, Toronto Metropolitan University, OCAD University, and George Brown College. OCSA services include: socials, sandwich runs, Study Hall, on campus liturgies, Bible Study, prayer groups, and Life Groups. For more information, please. contact students@smsk.ca SMSK University/College Ministry In addition to OCSA, SMSK also has its own university and college ministry, which meets on a weekly basis. This ministry is ideal for students who live downtown, students who consider SMSK their home church, and anyone else who would like to attend. ​ In addition to weekly meetings, SMSK's university & college ministry also plans regular student socials, overnight trips, retreats, day trips, and much more! ​ For more information, please contact Mark Eskandar, or Mary Arsanious. SHIP (On-Campus Evangelism Ministry) Ever felt an urge to share the gospel with your fellow student? Do you yearn to provide your classmates with the answers to life's burning questions, for which they so desperately search? SHIP might be the right ministry for you. ​ SHIP is SMSK's on-campus evangelism and community building ministry. ​ For more information, please contact ship@smsk.ca ​

  • Pre-school | St. Moses & St. Katherine Coptic Orthodox Church | Toronto

    PRE-SCHOOL An environment designed with children ages six weeks–Pre-K in mind. ​ Welcome to SMSK kids where kids can learn about Christ and incorporate Him on the playground at school and their everyday life. Join us for Sundayschool after liturgy during Fr. John’s sermon. Parents can grab a cup of coffee before heading back to pick up their kids as they wrap up a cool craft to take home! We’re so happy you can join us to illuminate the light in their inner candle so that your kids may bring glory to His name! We love you and can’t wait to have you join our family. TEACHING ABOUT GOD IN A FUN AND ENGAGING WAY. Your preschooler can plan on lots of singing, dancing, and learning every week. WATCH ONLINE We've designed our content with preschoolers in mind. Catch up on past videos you missed or watch them again! Parenting is an important job! You want to get it right and raise great kids. We want to help! We have a plan to help every child discover God, no matter their age! ​ Your child will learn: God MADE me. God LOVES me. Jesus wants to be my FRIEND forever. This month in Waumba Land, your child is learning . . . Conversation Card Prompts for conversation between yourself and your kiddo! Verse Cling Put this verse up in a place where you and your child see it every day! Here's how to start your journey. Fun Music Video Get ready to clap, dance and spin Raising Grateful Preschooler Teach your child about gratitude Make Obedience Stick Helping your kids obey right away Stay Connected Follow us on instagram For Parents Resources and opportuinites Waumba land is on Youtube Good, Safe FUN! This month in Waumba Land, your child is learning . . . Join Our Team We are looking for great people who want to have FUN Have Questions? We'd love to help Here's how to start your journey. Middle School Student who have faith of their own Elementary School Preparing kids to take on high roads High School Positive influences and good friends

  • Donate | St. Moses & St. Katherine Coptic Orthodox Church | Toronto

    Donate Together we can make an extraordinary difference in the city of Toronto, and beyond. "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6: 21 Thank you for your interest in supporting St. Moses & St. Katherine Coptic Orthodox Church financially. ​ We’re convinced everyone should have a plan for how they plan to support their local church financially. We’ve made donating to St. Moses & St.. Katherine Coptic Orthodox Church easier than ever.

  • Elementary School | St. Moses & St. Katherine Coptic Orthodox Church | Toronto

    ELEMENTARY SCHOOL An environment designed with your elementary aged student in mind. ​ Welcome to SMSK kids where kids can learn about Christ and incorporate Him on the playground at school and their everyday life. Join us for Sundayschool after liturgy during Fr. John’s sermon. Parents can grab a cup of coffee before heading back to pick up their kids as they wrap up a cool craft to take home! We’re so happy you can join us to illuminate the light in their inner candle so that your kids may bring glory to His name! We love you and can’t wait to have you join our family. HELPING YOU RAISE GREAT KIDS UpStreet is preparing kids for the road ahead. WATCH ONLINE We've designed our content with preschoolers in mind. Catch up on past videos you missed or watch them again! Parenting is an important job. You want to get it right, and we want to help! UpStreet is preparing kids for the road ahead. Your child will learn: That God loves them. They can trust him no matter what. They should love others like Jesus loves them. Here's how to start your journey. The Family Prayer App Take bedtime prayers to the next level What's the word poster Learn Upstreet's verse of the Month of Nov Jump Start A conversation about faith Keep UP with Upstreet Music Subscribe to our Spotify Playlist Stay Connected Follow us on Instagram For Parents Resources and Opportunities to connect This month in Waumba Land, your child is learning . . . Join Our Team We are looking for great people who want to have FUN Have Questions? We'd love to help Here's how to start your journey. Middle School Student who have faith of their own Elementary School Preparing kids to take on high roads High School Positive influences and good friends

  • I'm New | St. Moses & St. Katherine Coptic Orthodox Church | Toronto

    We're glad you're here Let's help you plan a visit or take the best next step. Live in Toronto? Start Here Want to be part of our Global SMSK Family? Start Here

  • High School | St. Moses & St. Katherine Coptic Orthodox Church | Toronto

    HIGH SCHOOL An environment designed with 9-12th grade students in mind. AUTHENTIC FRIENDSHIPS. POSITIVE ROLE MODELS. A PLACE WHERE YOU BELONG. The Coptic church spans the world There is probably a local church in your area Welcome to InsideOut, our ministry designed specifically for 9–12th grade students! ​ InsideOut meets weekly at 4:30 p.m. in the Theater. Join us for a live band, practical teaching and guided group discussion. InsideOut small groups are led by adults committed to equipping students to successfully navigate high school and develop a faith of their own. ​ If you need assistance joining a group, please email us. Opportunities to Serve FOOD AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Resources for those experiencing hardship Emotional Support Resources to manage anxiety and stress Recovery Support on the journey to recovery Counseling Referrals Trusted professional counselors Career Assistance Help in the midst of career transition What's Happening in InsideOut FOOD AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Resources for those experiencing hardship Student Impact Serving the church Join the team Volunteers makes Inside out possible Baptism in inside out An opportunity to show what God has done Stay Informed Subscribe to our mailing list High School mile makers Shared experience for parents and students Connect with other parents Join our parent facebook group Explore ways to serve others and find resources for you. October A Grown-Up’s Guide to Kids’ Wiring October 7, 2021 – November 7, 2021 A Digital Event with Kathleen Edelman ​ Join us as we sit down with author and temperament coach Kathleen Edelman. November Become a Volunteer October 22, 2021 – November 12, 2021 St Moses & St Katherine Church ​ Learn more about our top three current volunteer roles. Become a Volunteer October 22, 2021 – November 12, 2021 St Moses & St Katherine Church ​ Learn more about our top three current volunteer roles. Stay Connected Throughout the Week Other Environments for Kids and Students Middle School Student who have faith of their own Elementary School Preparing kids to take on high roads High School Positive influences and good friends

  • Plan a visit | SMSK

    Plan a visit We're looking forward to meeting you! Let us know how many, and when, and we will have seats reserved for you. If this is your first time, plan your visit by telling us a little about you. First Name Last Name Email Phone Is this your first time visiting SMSK?* Yes No What Sunday will you attend? To ensure the best experience, please submit this form no later than 7:00 a.m. on the Sunday you plan to visit. How many seats do we need to save at church? Are there any special needs our team should be aware of? Are you visiting from out of town?* Yes No Are you bringing kids? If you are checking in children, plan to arrive 20-30 minutes before the service. Yes No SUBMIT FORM Thanks for submitting!

  • Join us on Sunday | SMSK

    Sundays at SMSK Learn more about the Divine Liturgy and why Sunday is the heart of the church experience. Coming together as one Body to join with God. Sunday is the most significant day in the week of a life of a Christian. Why? As the first day of the week, it's set aside for worship and rest to reflect God's example in the Creation story found in the Book of Genesis. But more importantly — it's the day when Jesus resurrected, making it the most sacred day of the Christian Faith. As a Church, we congregate on Sundays to seek true communion with God. ​ Below, learn more about how we, the faithful, commune with God. This Sunday YOUR GENEROSITY HELPS US DREAM RESPONSIBLY. What is the Divine Liturgy? The Divine Liturgy is the place and time (referred to as kairos , "the appointed time in the purpose of God") where heaven and earth meet. At the climax, bread and wine, symbolic of earthly life, are offered up to Heaven to become the Living Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, the God-Man. Those who are baptized and chrismated in the Coptic Orthodox Church partake of this Holy Communion to be joined in a mystical life with Christ. So through the Liturgy, the Life of Christ is extended to the every-day lives of His children. “And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’ Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.'” (Luke 22:19-20) What's the Sunday Series all about? Sunday at SMSK isn't only intended for worship — it's also a time for edification, food, and fellowship. ​ Every week after Liturgy, Father John shares a short homily over an agape ("highest form of love") meal, dubbed the Sunday Series . These homilies cover a wide variety of themes, from everyday spiritual practices to timely and relevant hot topics. It's also a chance to connect with old friends, meet new friends, and enjoy a coffee with brunch. Don't miss out on this weekly opportunity to nourish your spirit, nourish your soul, and nourish your body, all part of the Sunday experience. What will I encounter throughout the liturgy? The Divine Liturgy is prayed in four sections: ​ The Prayer of Thanksgiving The Prayer of Consecration The Prayer of Fraction The Prayer of Communion ​ Unlike our private prayer life, the Liturgy consists of common or corporate prayer. During the Liturgy of St. Basil, the Priest asks the congregation to: "Lift up your hearts" and the faithful respond, "We lift them to the Lord." Therefore, common prayer fosters a spirit of togetherness and directs our thoughts, senses, and reverence to the Holy Trinity. SMSK Kids Are you a parent of a child in pre-school or elementary school? SMSK Kids is our modern take on traditional Sunday School, where we use active learning to enrich their understanding of the Bible and keep them actively engaged in the learning process. Have peace of mind that your children are being entertained, learning social skills, and having fun while you enjoy the Sunday Series. ​

  • want to connect with God? | SMSK

    TIME WITH GOD Establishing a Habit of Connecting with God Do you wish you could hear from God? In our relationships with other people, we grow by being present and listening to each other. The same is true for our relationship with God. God desires a close relationship with each one of us. ​ But we must choose to make time for him and to quiet the world around us to hear from him. ​ We want to help you create a habit of spending consistent time with God. We’ve provided a short video with tips on connecting with God. We’ve also provided a way to access reading plans to get you started. Explore Plans The Bible for Grown-Ups 5-Day Reading Plan ​ Many of us know some Bible stories, but very few of us know the story of the Bible. Do you know how the Bible came to be? Knowing the story of the Bible is as important as knowing what’s in the Bible because if you don’t know it, it’s easy to discount or dismiss the stories in the Bible. In this 5-day reading plan, Andy explores the story of how we got the Bible and how it sheds light and gives us insight into the stories in the Bible. Five Things God Uses to Grow Your Faith 6-Day Reading Plan ​ Your faith in God matters to God. And he’s committed to growing it. Big. Imagine how differently you would respond to difficulties, temptations, and even good things if you knew with certainty that God was in all of it and was planning to leverage it for good. In this reading plan, Andy Stanley builds a biblical case for five things God uses to grow BIG faith. Better 4-Day Reading Plan ​ Whether you are starting a new year, or you just want to make a change, these principles will help you have a better year than the last. Learn how to let go of what is hindering you and allow God to lead you to a better life. When, God? 7-Day Reading Plan ​ Have you ever felt like God was inattentive, uncooperative, or late? In this 7-day reading plan, Andy Stanley shares stories from the New Testament about three different men who felt that God was not responding in their time of need. These stories teach us that we can walk through difficult times and know that God is still with us—he isn’t inattentive, he isn’t uncooperative, and he is never, ever late.

  • Looking to grow your faith | SMSK

    Connections This part of the SMSK site is still under construction. Please check back later to register for personalized plans.

  • Connect with others | SMSK

    Connect With Others Experience for yourself why we say life is better connected. To grow spiritually, you have to be connected relationally. ​ Groups are a place where people have the opportunity to pursue authentic community and spiritual growth. When you join a group, you will spend time socializing, learning, and praying together. All you have to do is show up, join in, and be real. Groups for Every Season of Life SMSK Kids Committed Relationship Students Young Professionals Got Questions?

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