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Hundreds of kids enjoy Markham's Largest Easter Family Fun Fair, 
sponsored by the Cornerstone Christian Community Church

 

 

The Cornerstone Christian Community Church, on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, held the largest Easter Family Fun Fair in Markham. The event was open to everyone in the community. The church is a non-denominational intercultural church with members from all over the world, including East Asia, Southeast Asia, West Indies, Philippines, North America, and Latin America -- from 30 different countries of origins. This is the 14th year of the Easter Family Fun Fair, which had its beginnings at the Markham Village Community Centre. The Cornerstone Christian Community Church serves members from all Christian faith backgrounds. It aims to serve all in the Markham community and surrounding neighbourhoods and seek to bring people closer to God. The Church currently holds its regular church services on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. in the Markville Secondary School located at McCowan Road and Carlton Road. They hope to move into their own facilities by the latter part of 2014.

 

The Easter Family Fun Fair offered several fun activities for children including a floating ball relay race, midway games, mini putt, bouncy castle and slide, face painting, tattooing station and a family photo booth on the first floor. On the second floor there were Easter egg animal crafts, card making, balloon animal making, cookie decorating, and hand drumming and fun percussion. There was a promotional booth for the upcoming Love & Respect Conference on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27, 2013. All of the attendees received free cupcakes and juice. The food for the Easter Family Fun Fair event was sponsored by McDonalds, Tim Hortons, Sobeys, and Costco. Last year 500 to 600 people attended the Easter Family Fun Fair, and this year's event  was equally popular.

 

Many of the kids and adults who attended the Easter Family Fun Fair also joined beforehand for their Easter Family Worship Service at 9:30 a.m., which featured celebrative music, videos, and a short-but-inspiring Easter message. The whole service was designed to be family-friendly!

 

As part of its mission, the Church will sponsor a half-day: “Living Your Strength Workshop" to help people find their natural strength in order to live their best and serve God. The workshop will be will be held on April 13, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at their church office, Suite 203, 227 Main St. North, Markham. The workshop facilitators, Baha Habashy and Margaret Habashy bring over 50 years of combined experience in knowledge management, library science, organizational development, and healing. 

 

To continue its service to the Markham community, the Cornerstone Christian Community Church will start construction on a new community centre like facility this summer or fall, and plans to complete construction and move into the new building by late 2014 or early 2015. The facility will be located at Donald Cousens Parkway and 9th Line. The construction cost is estimated about $9M plus, with the funding coming from donations and sponsorships. The Church’s new home will be called the "Cornerstone Centre." The new facility will be both a primary gathering space for the congregation for worship and fellowship, as well as a hub for the life of the greater community. The Cornerstone Centre will be a place to assist young people in developing life skills, and providing them with activities, creative arts, and sports such as volleyball, basketball, and badminton. There will also be a food bank serving the community.

 

When completed the Cornerstone Centre will consist of a 31,150 sq. ft. facility, as well as areas for staging outdoor events, barbecues, picnics, and sports. The 3,350 sq. ft. atrium will include a welcome desk, cafe and food services, and make space available for public events such as live music, art exhibits and private gatherings. There will also be a 7,000 sq. ft. Gymnatorium, which will seat 650 people theatre-style. A second phase will include the expansion of the basement to provide classrooms for youth activities and the construction of a second building for creative activities.

 

Andrew Lau, the lead pastor of the Cornerstone Christian Community Church, invites you to come visit them now, and in their future home.

 

Their website is www.cornerstonechurch.ca.

 

 

 


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