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ONE19: JIREH and MONTREAL GOSPEL CHOIR celebrate Christmas

Egbert Gaye For thousands of Montrealers, it has become a signature of the holiday season in this city to spend an evening in the bliss with Jireh Gospel Choir and Montreal Gospel Choir. Last December, more than 2,000 packed the majestic sanctuary of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church at 309 rue Rachel East in downtown Montreal for a feast of music prepared by Carol Bernard, director of the two choirs: Jireh Gospel Choir, a long-standing institution in the city and the Montreal Gospel Choir, a 100-voice emerging musical force on the Gospel circuit. Bernard says both groups offer a combination of “authenticity …

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On The Horizon In Chateauguay

For three decades this community association has been an integral part of their city… Egbert Gaye About one-fifth of the 50,000 or so people that call Chateauguay home are identified as Black. They come from the Caribbean, Africa and other regions around the world and many have distinguished themselves by their achievements and their contributions to their community, their city and the province. For well over 30 years The Chateauguay Horizon Community Association has been striving to be a unifying force for the 9,000 or so Black people living in the region, many of who were there from quite early …

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Exile Blues: A story of displacement and struggle

Book Launch on Friday November 29 Douglas Gary Freeman’s life has been colored by the many instances of forced movements and self-imposed exile, which he details with literary heft in his book, Exile Blues. The former civil rights activist’s life is framed by the extraordinary journey that has seen him run out of the US to Canada; taken from this country back to the US and then forcefully barred from Canada. Born Joseph Pannell in Washington D.C, he grew up in the 60’s in the south side of Chicago during the time of the Civil Rights movement and became a …

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ONE19: JIREH and MONTREAL GOSPEL CHOIR celebrate Christmas

Egbert Gaye For thousands of Montrealers, it has become a signature of the holiday season in this city to spend an evening in the bliss with Jireh Gospel Choir and Montreal Gospel Choir. Last December, more than 2,000 packed the majestic sanctuary of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church at 309 rue Rachel East in downtown Montreal for a feast of music prepared by Carol Bernard, director of the two choirs: Jireh Gospel Choir, a long-standing institution in the city and the Montreal Gospel Choir, a 100-voice emerging musical force on the Gospel circuit. Bernard says both groups offer a combination of “authenticity …

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On The Horizon In Chateauguay

For three decades this community association has been an integral part of their city… Egbert Gaye About one-fifth of the 50,000 or so people that call Chateauguay home are identified as Black. They come from the Caribbean, Africa and other regions around the world and many have distinguished themselves by their achievements and their contributions to their community, their city and the province. For well over 30 years The Chateauguay Horizon Community Association has been striving to be a unifying force for the 9,000 or so Black people living in the region, many of who were there from quite early …

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Exile Blues: A story of displacement and struggle

Book Launch on Friday November 29 Douglas Gary Freeman’s life has been colored by the many instances of forced movements and self-imposed exile, which he details with literary heft in his book, Exile Blues. The former civil rights activist’s life is framed by the extraordinary journey that has seen him run out of the US to Canada; taken from this country back to the US and then forcefully barred from Canada. Born Joseph Pannell in Washington D.C, he grew up in the 60’s in the south side of Chicago during the time of the Civil Rights movement and became a …

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Youth Energized for Christ: Program to help youth across Montreal.

Contact Staff “I don’t like school and I don’t like French,” as a teacher by profession, Sandra Anderson was appalled to hear this from the many youth she interacted with in Montreal. She began racking her brain to think of what she can do to spark a change. She remembered a vision she had while on holiday in Jamaica where she saw scores of children looking desperate and desolate. After some time in prayer she knew what she needed to do. It was here that the Youth Energized for Christ was born. It is a wholistic educational program targeting young …

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THE CHERRY-GRAPES FLAVOUR HAS SOURED

No More Flashy Saturday Night Outfits on CBC – For Now I am no hockey fanatic by any stretch; but there was a time when I did watch hockey – a lot, but never played the game. In my younger years I looked forward to weekends, especially Saturday night. It meant tuning in to CBC television for Hockey Night In Canada; a bunch of us (old school friends) regularly got together to enjoy games featuring les Canadiens de Montreal while chomping on pizza and guzzling some brand of beer. It was a nice time to be a hockey fan back …

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Why Forgive?

I recently spoke to someone who said that they would “never forgive,” a particular person. This person seemed particularly angry, bitter, and just plain miserable as they shared their feelings with me. Forgiveness is a tough one, especially when you’ve been really hurt by someone or by a circumstance; but the thing about it is if you choose not to forgive you will be the one that suffers. To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you – L.B. Smedes Colossians 3:13 says: Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends …

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