A Season of Thanksgiving

Tabitha : November 29, 2013 4:00 pm : Events, News, Vietnamese Program

Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and family gatherings – these are all commonly associated with Canadians’ yearly celebration of THANKSGIVING! However, there are a great number of immigrant and refugee families today unfamiliar with this tradition, and some of them have never experienced it before. This is prevalent in Toronto’s Vietnamese Community. This year, The Lighthouse celebrated a heart-warming Thanksgiving Dinner with 50 participants, including parents, children, and volunteers, on October 12th, 2013. The goal was to connect newcomer families and help them to feel welcome and engaged in their new country. It was a great opportunity to gather the Vietnamese community to give praise and worship God for His blessings. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the kids were asked to talk about what it was that they were thankful for. Everyone was excited to hear what the kids said about being thankful, with lots of love and humor. One mother expressed her appreciation to The Lighthouse, “My kids and I had never experienced such a meaningful dinner, with a big family like this, since we moved to Canada!” This event would not have been a success without the help of the coordinators and volunteers who donated their time and effort to serve others. May God bless The Lighthouse abundantly, to continue serving people for years to come, and to empower the community to do all things for the glory of God!

Tracy Dang

Vietnamese Administrative Assistant

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Volunteer Opportunity at The Lighthouse

Tabitha : November 25, 2013 4:00 pm : Events, News

1463652_770243729659807_1127613646_nDear Friends,

How many smiles can you help raise this Christmas? As Christmas is around the corner, The Lighthouse is very excited to invite the parents, children (aged 4-14) and volunteers to join us this Christmas celebration. The event will be held from 2:30PM – 5:30PM on Saturday, December 21st, 2013 at The Lighthouse.

The focus of Christmas celebration for volunteers will be: assisting children with crafts, check in activities and leadership roles, helping children understand the true meaning of Christmas Day, and having a “Big Family” Dinner together.

So hurry up and do not miss your opportunity to make a child or families in need smile during the holidays. If you are interested in volunteering for this great event, please send Tracy an email at before the deadline on December 9th, 2013.

God bless you all!

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The Lighthouse Benefit Concert

Tabitha : November 22, 2013 4:00 pm : Events, News

posterThe Lighthouse is hosting a benefit concert this Christmas season featuring three amazing choirs at 7:30 pm on Saturday December 7th at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, Woodstock, Ontario.

We hope to see you there!


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The Lighthouse Benefit Concerts

Tabitha : November 15, 2013 4:00 pm : Events, News

The Lighthouse hosted two benefits concerts in October featuring the Choirs of the Ontario Christian Music Assembly under the direction of Leendert Kooij. A big thank you to everyone who came out to support The Lighthouse and  enjoyed an evening of Christian music with us!

Pictures are also available on our Facebook page.

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The 2013 The Lighthouse Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction

Tabitha : November 15, 2013 10:52 am : Events, News

We had a great turn out, lots of fun, good food, interesting silent & live auction, and a meaningful celebration.

Pictures can also be viewed on our Facebook page here.

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