One For All Benefit Concert, Featuring Cold Water Roots May 30, 2018

One for All Concert – featuring Cold Water Roots – Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the BLCF Cafe – 1307 Bloor Street West – Take the Bloor Line to Lansdowne Station and go 1 Block west on the South Side of Bloor at BLCF Blcf Church All proceeds go to feeding the homeless and marginalized in the heart of Toronto at the BLCF Cafe Community dinner, every Wednesday since January 2008.

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Prayer Walk in the Heart of Toronto at BLCF Church

JOIN US TO PRAY FOR OUR COMMUNITY !

in the Heart of Toronto at BLCF Church

Every month, on the first Tuesday, believers from several congregations in west

Toronto gather to worship and pray for one another and for the neighborhood.

Standing together in unity our prayers are lifted to God that we may see His blessing

in our churches and in our neighborhood !

On Tuesday, February 6th, we will be gathering at:

Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship – BLCF Church

1307 Bloor Street West (1 block west of Lansdowne Avenue)

BLCF: 416-535-9578 – blcfchurch@yahoo.ca

EVERY PRAYER COUNTS !   YOUR PRAYER COUNTS !

Let’s join together in faith looking to God for His blessing upon our community !

***Contributions of non-perishable food items for the BLCF Cafe Community Dinner 

 would be greatly appreciated !

Follow-up to the above post:
BLCF Prayer Walk, February 6, 2018. Some thirty people from 7 churches sang, walked, and prayed first at BLCF and later in the Bloor Lansdowne neighborhood.

Question: “What is prayer walking? Is it biblical to go on a prayer walk?”                                                       

 (-from gotquestions.org/prayer-walking)

 

Answer: Prayer walking is the practice of praying on location, a type of intercessory prayer that involves walking to or near a particular place while praying. Some people believe that being close to a location allows them to “pray nearer to pray clearer.” Prayer walks are taken by individuals, groups, and even whole churches. They can be as short as a block or as long as many miles. The idea is to use the five senses—sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch—to increase the intercessor’s understanding of prayer needs.

For example, if you walk through your neighborhood looking for things to pray about, you might come across a yard that is extremely untidy and rundown. This might prompt you to pray for the health, both physical and spiritual, of the residents inside. Some groups prayer walk around schools, prompting prayer for the teachers and students inside, for their safety and peace, and for the schemes of the devil in their school to be thwarted. Some people feel they can concentrate and direct their prayers more effectively by walking near the people and places they are praying for.

Prayer walking is a relatively new phenomenon, the origin of which is not clear. There is no biblical model for prayer walking, although since walking was the major mode of transportation in Bible times, clearly people must have walked and prayed at the same time. However, there is no direct command that prayer walking is something we should be doing. To believe that prayers offered in any setting, or while in any position, are more effective than those offered at another time or in another manner is not scriptural. In addition, while we may feel we need to be close to a location or situation to pray more clearly, our heavenly Father, who is everywhere at all times, knows exactly what needs are present and will respond to them in His own perfect will and timing. The fact that He allows us to be part of His plans through our prayers is for our benefit, not His.

We are commanded to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), and since walking is something we do daily, surely part of praying without ceasing is praying while walking. God hears all prayers offered by those who abide in Christ (John 15:7), regardless of time, place, or position. At the same time, there certainly is no command against prayer walking, and anything that prompts us to pray is worthy of consideration.

Brrr… Extreme Cold in the Heart of Toronto

Brrr… Extreme Cold in the Heart of Toronto

January 2018 marks the the tenth anniversary of BLCF hosting a community dinner, serving the homeless and marginalized in the heart of Toronto at the BLCF Cafe.

And with the advent of bitterly cold weather, Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship is asking for donations of socks, gloves, scarves and toques for our homeless and marginalized guests in the heart of Toronto at the BLCF Cafe Community Dinner.

Donations may be brought to the BLCF Cafe Community Dinner, (Wednesdays between 6 and 8 PM). To arrange delivery at a different time, contact Sophie by email: blcfcafe@yahoo.ca or call BLCF at 416-535-9578.

Not a bread line, food bank or soup kitchen, BLCF Café has been serving wholesome dinners to upwards of 150 of Toronto’s homeless every Wednesday evening since January 2008. Individual and groups of volunteers are welcome.

BLCF Cafe/BLCF Church, 1307 Bloor Street West, one block west of Lansdowne Avenue. Help bring some warmth to those in need.

Gladys Jayaranee Hoole 12/9/1927 – 12/9/2017

  We are saddened at the passing of our dear friend Gladys Hoole

A caring mother, grandmother and friend, Gladys Hoole was known and loved by members of her church and community, alike. She taught two generations of children at Sunday School and related youth activities. Gladys served as a Board Member at Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship, being involved in the guidance and direction of the church over the past dozen years. She will be dearly missed by those of us who had the honour to know her and count her as our friend.

Steve and Sophie Mickelson – On behalf of your brothers and sisters in Christ at Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship (formerly known as Church of the Crusaders)

Twenty-Third Psalm
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside the still waters. He
restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the
paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of
the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for
Thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they
comfort me. Thou preparest a table before
me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou
anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth
over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow
me all the days of my life: and I shall dwell
in the house of the Lord forever.

 Mrs. Gladys Jayaranee Hoole

December 09, 1927 – December 09, 2017

GLADYS JAYARANEE HOOLE

In Loving Memory

Posted by Sayanthan Vikneswaran | 12/14/2017

Mrs. Hoole is an amazing woman and quite passionate about youth empowerment. When I was a kid, she used to make sure all of us made it to church even on the days we didn’t want to go because she believed the values that we retained over the years would help us mature and make decisions throughout our lives. Although I haven’t seen Mrs. Hoole in years, I know that she contributed greatly to my upbringing and will forever be thankful to her. She gave me my first English dictionary as a kid when she found out that I didn’t have one. She also gave me an Atlas and my love for reading and everything about that Atlas peaked my interest in the sciences. Words alone cannot express her warm beautiful heart. I love her for everything she is and may her sweet sweet soul rest in peace.

Posted by Danushan Sooriabalan | 12/12/2017

A wonderful, articulate and loving woman who was always there to help others. May her soul Rest In Peace.

Posted by Steve Mickelson | 12/11/2017

A caring mother, grandmother and friend, Gladys Hoole was known and loved by members of her church and community, alike. She taught two generations of children at Sunday School and related youth activities. Gladys served as Trustee and Board Member at Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship, being involved in the guidance and direction of the church over the past dozen years. She will be dearly missed by those of us who had the honour to know her and count her as our friend. Steve and Sophie Mickelson – On behalf of your brothers and sisters in Christ at Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship (formerly known as Church of the Crusaders)

Posted by Ebenezer Thevasagayam | 12/10/2017

Safe in the arms of Jesus. Thank you Aunty for all you have been to our family and especially for your kindness in taking care of my Aunty in Nigeria. Appreciate your sacrificial sharing and caring. You have done well and deserve to be honoured!!

https://www.arbormemorial.ca/highland-scarborough/obituaries/gladys-jayaranee-hoole/12600/Guestbook

       

Viewing and Funeral Service: 
Highland Funeral Homes (Scarborough) 
Viewing on Monday Dec 11th from 7-9 pm
Viewing on Tuesday Dec 12th from 9-10 am
Funeral on Tuesday Dec 12th from 10am -10:45am
Burial at Rest Haven after Funeral Service
Light Refreshments at Highland Funeral Home after Burial 

https://www.arbormemorial.ca/…/Obituaries/gladys-jaya…/12600

Safely Home
I am home in heaven, dear ones;
oh, so happy and so bright!
There is a perfect joy and
beauty in the everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over,
every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
safely home in heaven at last.
There is work still waiting for you,
so you must not idly stand,
do it now, while life remaineth–
you shall rest in God’s own land.
When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you home;
oh, the rapture of that meeting
oh, the joy to see you come!