Our Sunday service is the cornerstone of our ministry. It is lively, relevant, worshipful, and challenging. It provides a regular weekly opportunity to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other as we come together as a church family for a time of encouragement, empowering, teaching, prayer and worship.
It also focuses on equipping us for evangelism, encouraging everyone to intentionally share the good news of Jesus Christ, inviting family, neighbours, friends and workmates to come to church.
The worship of God is central to the Christian faith. It is to our spirits what oxygen is to our lungs; without it, our faith would die.
Worship at The Potter’s Wheel Christian Fellowship embraces all forms of worship styles from traditional hymns to both mainstream and in-house contemporary worship songs. It is complemented at times with worship dance and flags. Our worship team is made up of a gifted leader and individuals who have made themselves available in service to God.
Our objective is to create an open atmosphere where the Holy Spirit can move freely and individuals can express their worship to God in the way they feel most comfortable.
Prayer is the respiration of the soul, the intimate bond with one's Creator and Saviour. It is communion with God. It brings God and His resources into our lives allowing divine resources to influence human reality.
Jesus affirmed the importance of prayer, stressing both an individual and corporate prayer life. He recognized charitable giving, material offerings, and voluntary fasting as forms of prayer, teaching that the most vital aspects of prayer are a clean heart and one's private communication with God.
Prayer occupied a very prominent place and played an important part in the earthly life of our Lord.
And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, He went out, and departed into a aolitary place, and there prayed. (Mark 1:35)
And it came to pass in those days that he went out unto a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. (Luke 6:12)
Prayer is essential to our Christian walk. Without it our witness would be far less effective and we would be far more vulnerable to the enemy.
The Potter’s Wheel Christian Fellowship recognizes the critical importance of prayer and is committed to offering various prayer opportunities towards building our individual faith, our church family, and impacting our community. These include weekly corporate prayer in the nursery on Wednesday evenings and pre-service prayer every Sunday before service in the church lounge. A prayer line is also in operation and available to our church family for specific prayer requests.
When we join together in prayer with other believers the effects can be very positive. It edifies and unifies us to the plans God has for The Potter’s Wheel Christian Fellowship. The Holy Spirit knits us together in a unique bond of fellowship found nowhere else in life.
This key prayer time allow us to abandon our desires and weekly distractions in order to prepare our hearts for service. We cooperate with God to bring about His plan for each Sunday service, not bend Him to our will.
My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations. (Isaiah 56:7)
The prayer line is an effective way to share various prayer requests with many people. It allows us to focus our prayers on specific needs as they arise in a timely manner.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)
The payer line is available through Lyne Argitis at 819-685-2345.
KING's KIDS (Children's Church)
There is no such thing as an accidentally healthy, thriving Children’s Church, which in turn feeds the growth and effectiveness of the church. KING's KIDS seeks to provide strong teaching that comes from the intentional preparation, personal hunger for and application of the Bible, and the passionate communication of the Word of God of our leaders and helpers.
Our Children’s program for ages 3 - 5 and 6 - 8 year olds encourage children to focus on the one most important thing in life: a growing relationship with Jesus. The children are challenged to grow closer to Jesus every week. Our lessons encourage children to weave faith into life by providing meaningful activities, great discussions, and personal challenges. Our curriculum takes children past head knowledge of the Bible and into heart- and life-change. It doesn’t stop there - each week, children are held accountable for the way they’ve lived out their faith during the past week. We focus on strong Biblical teachings and the fact that we believe in their idea that “stronger families make stronger churches”.
Our tween program for ages 9-12 year olds is designed to equip families to talk about and apply their faith together. Each class learns about the same Bible point or theme each month with similar memory verses. Therefore, families can talk about the same theme and apply it to their lives throughout the week.
Youth Sports Night
Our Youth Sports Night, available during the school year (September to June) is currently led by a spiritually minded couple attending our church. We have endeavoured to create a ministry for youth of all backgrounds dedicated to sports based on biblical principals like integrity, fairness, teamwork, accountability, mutual respect and love.
We strive to create an environment where the well-being of children is put first over a win-at-all-cost attitude; a place where even if you are not the best player, you can still have an opportunity to play and have fun.
We believe that God will work through this ministry to reach youth in the community that might not be able to be presented with the Gospel in a more traditional setting.
We have created a ministry that honours God not only in word but in action by modeling Christian values through a high quality dedicated leadership.
“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is one of the most effective ways to fulfill the command of Christ in Matthew 19:14 where He says to “let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
The most important part of VBS isn’t cookies and crafts. The most important part is the built-in evangelistic opportunities. Opportunities to build relationships with children who need Christ; to be able to present the gospel in terms and ways they will understand; and to make VBS a fun-time where the children will feel good about God and the church.
The Potter’s Wheel Christian Fellowship currently offers VBS for children during March break and separately to both children and youth over a two week period in the summer.
Mid-Week Bible Study
Our mid-week Christian education time contributes to the ongoing effort of individuals to understand, practice and spread the Word of God. Its aim is to bring persons closer to Christ by developing an understanding of, commitment to, and ability to practice solid and practical Christian teachings; and to involve individuals in discovering the gifts God has given, and to assist them in developing and using these gifts in Christian service.
We are currently using a variety of Christian video resources combined with a time of worship, group discussion and prayer.
Outreaches, Collaborations and Missions
Outreaches, collaborations and missions are important aspects of our ministry, and more importantly, of our walk with God as individuals. The ministry of Jesus Christ reached out to the sick, the poor and the lost. He met them in their need, shared the love of God with them, and brought them back into a right relationship with God.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. (Matthew 25: 35-36)
Our outreaches have been varied activities aimed at sharing God’s love with the people in our community. We have had a variety of meals open to the public designed to create a friendly and safe atmosphere where we can get to know and meet the needs around us. We also had our first fundraiser for the purchase of a specialized hearing aid for a young woman in our community.
Our collaborations with other Christian and charitable organizations in our immediate and broader community enable us to help meet needs that we could not on our own. They enable the power of God to flow more freely by providing a more strategic framework and approach to reaching larger needs in the community.
One of our key collaborations is with the Aylmer Ministerial, a cross-denominational gathering of leaders from local Christian churches and ministries. We partner with them in the Walk of the Cross, a walk on Good Friday to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and pray for local churches and organizations in the local community.
Our collaborations also take us outside our christian environment and allow us to contribute and have influence in key secular arenas. These include the World’s Addiction Conference in Mexico City in September 2009 and Beyond 2008, an initiative of the Vienna Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) Committee on Narcotic Drugs, implemented in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drug Crime (UNDOC) and financially supported by the European Commission, governments, and a number of other NGOs.
We participate in an annual free Christmas dinner provided to the less fortunate and lonely in the community. We also participate and support Camp Awesome, a one week Christian Bible camp open to all children in the community.
Local, national and international missions are important in obeying the call of Christ to make disciples of all the nations. We are financially and prayerfully supporting a small Cuban church in their outreach to lost souls in that country. The relationship that has been fostered has been a blessing to not only them, but to us as well. We also financially support and participate with other local ministries and organizations that include Tender Loving Care Children Ministries (TLCCM) and Ottawa Innercity Ministries (OIM) and other various organizations.