Advent and Christmas Blessings From ARISE Ministry!

The ARISE Ministry Advent and Christmas 2017 E-Newsletter is now available! Read it here. 

If you’d like to subscribe to our E-Newsletter click here.


Lost Pilgrims Fundraising Concert


Saturday, April 22 at 7pm  at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church (1 Greenland Road, Toronto)

Tickets are $25.00. Doors open at 6pm for Wine & Cheese (cash bar).

Lost Pilgrims play an eclectic mix of bluegrass, country, folk and rock music. Please join us for a fun evening of music together!

Members of the band are Hugh Donnelly (guitar and mandolin) Scott Cooper (banjo mandolin and guitar) David Linderman (guitar mandolin and whistles) and Stephen Kendall (bass and guitar). They all contribute vocals and hail from Toronto, Durham Region and Mississauga. Ian MacCready looks after sound and equipment.

Please let us know you are coming by emailing:


Human Trafficking and the Pan-Am Games

“Human sex trafficking goes with national and international sporting events,” Karen Hamilton, General Secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches said in a Lecture Series at Ottawa’s First Baptist Church. “And it will be coming to my city, because Toronto is hosting the Pan Am Games this summer.”

The Ottawa Citizen reported on Karen Hamilton’s Lecture and the reality of Human Trafficking in our country.

The Full Article Can Be Accessed at: