What’s happening at MCBC?
We will be hosting our VBS in-person this summer during the week of July 18-22. Our theme is Rocky Railway: Jesus' Power Pulls Us Through.
Registration for kids entering JK to Grade 5 will open on May 23rd. Click here to register!
To sign up as a volunteer, please click here. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Connect faith, family, fun, and friendship! Join us for a special game of Grog on Friday May 27th at 7pm.
Connect 4 is for Junior Highs (gr. 6-8) and Senior Highs (gr. 9-12).
Kids in Kindergarten to Grade 5 - come join us during our 11am service. After the opening part of the worship service, you'll be dismissed to go downstairs for Promiseland! You'll learn about Jesus through Bible lessons, songs, and crafts.
If you consider yourself new to MCBC (even over the last year or so) please join us on the front lawn after the 11am service on Sunday May 29th. Come and meet our pastors and leaders as you enjoy a free lunch! Register by contacting email@example.com
Do you enjoy live music? Come and enjoy a free concert of Christian music, hosted by Gospel Music Industry Hub at MCBC on Monday May 30th at 7pm. This will include performances by Canadian Christian music artists, including Rachelle Luk and Jon Corbin. All are welcome to attend!
Our next Community Gathering will be held online on Wednesday June 1st at 7pm. All who are interested are welcome to join us, and we strongly encourage all of our members to attend, as we need to establish quorum in order to conduct our meeting.
A food and clothing distribution ministry, and much more! In partnership with The Scott Mission, Open Hands compassionately shares food, clothing, friendship, and the hope and love of Christ with individuals from our church and community. Our Open Hands volunteers and community gather together every other Thursday, at 11am-12pm and 6-7:30pm.
Our youth are invited to join us for a retreat, June 10-12 at the Campfire Bible Camp in Markdale, Ontario (just less than two hours away). We look forward to enjoying this chance to get away and have some fun together as we enjoy being outside, eating good food and spending time in God's word. If you have any questions, contact Pastor Nathan.
Come join us for an outdoor service on our front lawn on Sunday, June 19th at 11am. Stay for a BBQ lunch after the service, and remember to bring your own lawn chair! For those who cannot make it, there will be a pre-recorded online service.
Note: there is no 9am service on June 19th.
Happening at MCBC
For one week every summer, our VBS combines Bible stories, songs, games, crafts, silly costumes and sunshine, with wonderful teachers and volunteers, for an unforgettable adventure of faith and fun! Our Acorns and Promiseland kids, along with other children in our neighbourhood, love being part of VBS at MCBC!
Get in touch to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org
After 2 years of virtual VBS, VBS 2022 is happening in-person July 18-22! Click here to register (registration is open May 23-July 4 and is for kids entering JK-Gr.5).
To sign up as a volunteer, please fill out this form.
April 21, 2022
This past weekend we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus, the heart and summit of our faith. On Easter morning we welcomed several hundred people who joined us in person at our 9 am and 11 am services. Hundreds more tuned in online. For the first time in several years the sanctuary felt full and reverberated with the sound of God’s people in worship. We had the opportunity to welcome back many people who we have not seen in many months. “He is risen,” we cried out together. He is risen indeed!
However, in the midst of all the celebrations, we were also conscious of those who were not present… those who could not attend. For many people the absence of protective measures—face coverings and social distancing—places them at significant personal risk. Could it be that in our rush toward reopening we have left those who are most vulnerable behind? We like to say that MCBC is place where “All are welcome.” Is that still the case when a significant number of people—the elderly, the young, pregnant mothers, those with pre-existing medical conditions, caregivers, and more—no longer feel welcome? Church leaders have wrestled with those questions over the past week.
Therefore, as an expression of love and support to all of our people we have decided to reinstate the mask requirement for all in-person gatherings. This includes both the 9am and the 11am Sunday services.
We encourage you to see this as a loving gesture that opens the doors for the most vulnerable members of the body of Christ. Masks are not a restriction, but a protection. We encourage you to see the simple act of wearing a mask as a Christ-honouring way of celebrating and welcoming everyone into the presence of God for shared worship and service. Christian faith is meant to be shared. For now, we believe it is shared best with a mask in place.
So, masks up MCBC!! I look forward to worshipping with you in the days ahead.
Richard Root, Lead Pastor
Want to join a small group, but feeling "Zoomed out"? We know that this is a season of transition, and some groups are now meeting in person. Please contact Pastor Sheldon if you would like to connect with a group in person!
We are excited to announce that our Promiseland Kids ministry will once be re-opening this Sunday (April 17th) during the 11 am service only. Promiseland is our Sunday morning kids program for children ages 4-11 (JK-Grade 5). Join us downstairs to enjoy music, crafts and learning about Jesus’ love for you! We would ask your kids to stay in the service until the announcements and greeting time when they will be dismissed to go downstairs. At the end of our service, we would ask you to make your way downstairs to pick up your kids. We will only dismiss the kids when a parent or older sibling arrives.
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Alpha is an 11-week course that explores the basics of the Christian faith. If you have questions about God, life and faith, this course is for you! Each session includes three components:
This course is offered each fall at MCBC. Contact Pastor Sheldon to sign up or to learn more about Alpha.
This two part course uniquely combines growing in love for God with growing in love for others.
The Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Course introduces people to a transformative spirituality with God. It will help you to know and become your authentic self in Christ.
The Emotionally Healthy Relationships Course gives practical skills to launch people into a transformative spirituality with others. It will help you on the journey of developing life-changing communication skills.
One of these courses are offered each winter at MCBC. Contact Pastor Sheldon to sign up or to learn more.