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When you come to YLF, you'll notice that we have an emphasis on three things. These fuel our times together, and hopefully times apart. 

These all flow from our values of Authenticity, Vulnerability and Humility.

When we get together, worship is a significant part of what we do. We mostly worship through music, and singing, but there is no obligation as to how you engage. Singing, silence, expressive and still. There is space to be yourself here. We believe that worship changes the atmosphere we live in, and therefore the atmosphere we take into our everyday lives. 
Ever had one of those 'meaningful' conversations, which built you up, or even changed your life? We believe in the opportunities that come through conversation, so we devote the first half hour of our services to drinks and conversation. And rather than 'sermons' we look to engage in three-way conversation, between each other, and God. And then we respond. 
Sorry. If you're looking for a 10-year plan, we won't be able to provide it. But we believe God has a plan for us, and it is our job to respond to what he is doing. We take a posture of receiving, rather than simply 'achieving'. There's enough pressure in life without feeling 'driven' by our faith community. God is on the move, and we will spend our time responding to what He's doing. Whatever that may be. What we do know is that Jesus extends to us the invitation below:
"fel·low·ship
ˈfelōˌSHip/
friendly association, especially with people who share one's interests."
At Yonge Lawrence Fellowship, we want to care for those who don’t attend church. Our mission is to meet the needs of our neighbourhood, and we’re in the business of restoring lives. We do that by living out our simple mantra: “Commit to Kindness.” 


Yonge Lawrence Fellowship is where we want to demonstrate the restorative power of kindness.

We are a new Fellowship, begun in September 2016, and we started by offering an evening course called Divorce Recovery. It’s for those who are separated or divorced. One of the participants wrote this on her evaluation form: 

“Despite my initial trepidation of joining a group course to discuss my recent separation, I found Divorce Recovery to be a supportive place to share my experiences with others. I was able to examine my thoughts, fears and hopes and learned through the course work that I can have and deserve a positive and happy future.”

We then ran a parenting programme in the New Year. When we were finished, one of the participants said: 

“This course helped us to make practical and positive changes in our family. Our kids benefitted right from the very first class, and will continue to do so for a very long time.”


We are thrilled with our beginnings, because we want to be a community of faith who extend an unconditional welcome and acceptance. We believe that significant, restorative life change takes place relationally -- when we feel safe, when we feel we belong, when we can be vulnerable, it’s in this open environment that we can trust, both to give of ourselves, and to receive.

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leaders: 
guy chevreau
Kev Burgess

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WHERE WE MEET

St Leonards Church
25 Wanless Ave
Near Lawrence Subway
Toronto
M4N 1V5

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