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Dec 17

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Christmas Day is Here

Merry Christmas everyone! Today is the big day that we’ve all been waiting for. All throughout the Advent season we’ve been longing for this day to come; the day we can finally celebrate the arrival of the baby Jesus. For those of you who have been following along with the Advent wreath, all four of the […]

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Dec 17

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Advent Week 4: LOVE

Christmas is only one more sleep away. Today as we light the fourth and final candle on our Advent wreath we can see that the light comes very close to overcoming all darkness. The only candle that is left now is the center candle, the Christ candle, which we’ll light on Christmas morning. As a reminder […]

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Dec 17

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Advent Week 3: JOY

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” –Philippians 4:4 As we light the third of the four outer candles on our Advent wreath, we are reminded that Christmas is drawing nearer. The light of this third candle comes even closer to completely driving the darkness away. This third candle represents ...

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Dec 17

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Another Successful Santa Shuffle!

Hi THHS, I hope that you and your loved ones are all doing well as we head toward Christmas. The Gateway just finished hosting our biggest annual fundraiser, The Santa Shuffle, and I’m happy to report that it was a big success once again! A few highlights: We had great weather and almost 900 people […]

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Dec 17

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Advent Week 2: PEACE

As we light the second of the four outer candles on our Advent wreath, we are reminded that as Christmas draws nearer, the light of this new candle drives darkness even further into the distance. This second candle is the ‘peace’ candle. Christmas is about celebrating the arrival, the birthday, of the Prince of Peace. […]

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Dec 17

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Advent Week 1: HOPE

This season, I’ll be drawing your attention to the Advent wreath to help us follow the season over the next four weeks. There is so much symbolism to this wreath; its circular shape is meant to represent God, the Creator and Preserver of all things. His love has no beginning and no end; it is […]

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Nov 17

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THHS Team Stops to Pray

It’s likely one of the busiest times of our entire history. We are opening up a new shelter, a winter relief drop-in centre in Parkdale, and have the regular hectic Christmas events like The Santa Shuffle to attend to as well. Some might think that it’s just too busy to stop, rest and pray together. […]

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Nov 17

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Go In Peace

Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”(Luke 8:48) I had the privilege of attending The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas kettle kick off breakfast last week. All of the major Salvation Army players from the country and in the city show up to it, plus some funders and other dignitaries […]

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Nov 17

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Through the Shadows

When I think of peace, I think of non-violence.  And when I think of non-violence, my mind often takes me to Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. These guys led their followers into peace by refusing to engage in violence.  And the results of their work changed many minds, including my own, forever. However, it […]

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Oct 17

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Autumn Announcements

To all THHS staff,   As we near the end of October, there is so much happening at THHS leading into this busy yet beautiful season. We are excited about all of the opportunities and potential to bring hope to so many people.   I wanted to quickly update you as to some of the […]

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