Monday, December 31, 2007

Come to Pray

Please join us for a time of prayer for ESL ministries. We will be meeting at Toronto International Celebration Church (190 Railside Road near Lawrence and DVP) on Tuesday, January 8th from 7.30pm-9pm. See you there!


Friday, December 28, 2007

A Note from The Canadian Bible Society

"The Canadian Bible Society exists to promote and encourage, without doctrinal note or comment, the translation, publication, distribution and use of the Scriptures throughout Canada and Bermuda, and to co-operate with the United Bible Societies in its worldwide work. Around the world, more than 140 Bible societies work together to make the Scriptures available in the “heart language” of people everywhere. Here at home, we seek to partner with local churches, ministries, denominations, and other parachurch agencies to reach every person with the life-giving Word of God, and to encourage its use.

There are 16 districts across the country that are the service arms of the Canadian Bible Society. Central Ontario District encompasses churches from Mississauga to Trenton, including the Greater Toronto Area, and north to Owen Sound, Bracebridge and Bancroft. Our District Director is Dr. Jeff Loach, and he is passionate about partnering with churches and organizations that are at ground level where people are in need of the Scriptures. Jeff loves to teach foundational Bible seminars, preach in worship, as well as distribute the Scriptures. Contact him to make a booking.

Our Bible Store sells every English version as well as 120 different languages of Bibles. If you need a copy of the Scriptures, we can help. The store is at 10 Carnforth Road, one block west of the intersection of Victoria Park Avenue and Lawrence Avenue East in Toronto. To reach the store, call 416-701-1761, or email To reach Dr. Loach, call 416-689-3436 or email We look forward to helping you and yours grow deeply in God’s Word!

Bibles in the the following languages are available:

Friday, December 21, 2007

Monday, December 10, 2007

Christmas Greetings from our President

"The true light that gives light to every man was coming [has come!] into the world." Jn 1:9

Greetings this wonderful time of year!

May we wish you each and all the most blessed and merry Christmas this season, and may the truth and wonder of "the reason for the season" touch your hearts and those of your friends and students.

Let us remind you that there are many suggestions for ESL Christmas lessons here on our blog:

Tom McCormick
President, S. Ontario Cooperative of ESL Ministries

P.S. A little research re "Santa Claus" may be worth your while. The words Santa Claus originated as a mispronunciation of the Dutch Sinterklaas, which in turn is a contracted form of Sint Nicolaas (Saint Nicholas), who was a devout (4th century) Christian man famous for his generous gifts to the poor, in particular presenting the three impoverished daughters of a pious Christian with dowries so that they would not have to become prostitutes. Reputedly he secretly tossed money from his inheritance through the window at night, it landing in the stocking of the father (hanging before the fire to dry).

Saturday, December 01, 2007


Please join us for a time of prayer for ESL ministries. We will be meeting at Toronto International Celebration Church (190 Railside Road near Lawrence and DVP)on Tuesday, December 4th from 7.30pm-9pm. See you there!