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Guests
 
Monday, December 15th, 2014

Commissioner Susan McMillan
Commissioner Susan McMillan has been a Salvation Army officer for 35 years. A Canadian by birth, she has served in Canada, Mexico, South America East (Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay), South America West (Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador) and The Salvation Army’s International Headquarters in London, England. Holding a Master of Business Administration Degree and a Certified General Accountant designation, Commissioner McMillan’s appointments have included church, social services and hospital administration, as well as leadership in senior finance and business positions. www.SalvationArmy.ca

Catherine van der Eyken
Catherine had the plan. She knew the bridge where it would happen. She knew how she would do it -a little valium would give her the courage to take the final leap. But then the thought struck her. "What if it backfires? With my luck, I'll fall backwrd off the bridge railing and end up passed out on the sidewalk". But everyday Catherine thanks God that she never went through with her plan. Eight years later her life has changed. Now, every time Catherine remembers those dark days, the negative thoughts are overridden by an overwhelming sense of God's love, salvation and life.

Rosanna Riverso
Today we will hear a song from Rosanna Riverso's Christmas Album, "The Gift of Christmas." www.RosannaRiverso.com

Dr. Craig Evans
New Testament scholar, Craig Evans, is the Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College of Acadia University, in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. Today, Dr. Evans and Moira Brown will walk us through the Holy Land, showing us the significant sites surrounding the Birth of Christ. www.CraigAEvans.com

Bo Stern
Divorce. Financial stress. Chronic illness. Losing a loved one. Experiencing any of these situations during the year is already difficult. But the holiday season, once joyful and happy, can heighten this pain even more. Author Bo Stern has spent the past two Christmases struggling to connect with the joy of the season. As she has watched her husband, Steve, struggle with terminal ALS, Bo has quietly felt her spirit for the season fade—and has noticed countless others suffering the same way. Through stories and scriptures, Bo offers readers a way to redeem what can often become painful days—Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays and anniversaries, milestones such as weddings and graduations, and more. At the end of each devotion, Bo gently guides readers to engage with these holidays and special occasions in different ways that offer a tangible outlet for healing. At the heart of this message is that Christ came—to bring hope and healing to those who are hurting. www.BoStern.com

Bob Welch
Bob grew up in a caring, nurturing home by parents who did not practise the Christian faith. By the time he reached Junior High, Bob was a 'go with the flow' kind of character who followed the crowd to stay popular. It wasn't until he reluctantly accepted a friend's invitation to a Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting that he truly discovered the wonder of God. In college, Bob met his wife and together, they continued on their walk with Christ. Bob works in the newspaper business and has published the book "52 little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life." www.BobWelch.net

George Canyon
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Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Shelly Calcagno
Shelly is passionate about family and the younger generation with a desire to see them engaged in and living out their faith. Shelly is the Director of Family Ministry at Crossroads, influencing and creating content and resources for family and children. Today, she will discuss "The 10 Days of Christmas - how to serve with your family." www.ShellyCalcagno.com

David O. Nicholson
David Nicholson, is a retired teacher and short term missionary. He discovered Nan Weeks’ story "If He Had Not Come" when his own children were young and after many years of reading this simple, thought-provoking story to his family, David took it upon myself to reintroduce it to today’s generation of families with classic style illustrations. A captivating tale with a timeless impact of a young lad who discovers what his world would be like if Jesus had never come to Earth. This story will surely generate some thought-provoking discussions, whether at the kitchen table, before bedtime, in the car or classroom. www.Davids-Treehouse.com

Dr. James Merritt
James Merritt We've heard and seen so many depictions of Jesus that we think we know Him better than we do. But if we took the time to really look at Him, we might be surprised at what we'd find. In "52 Weeks With Jesus", author and pastor James Merritt leads you on a transformative journey as he shares what he's learned over a lifetime of studying Jesus' life and ministry. As you join Dr. Merritt on this journey, you will encounter Jesus in new and surprising ways and be inspired anew to embrace His invitation, "Come, follow Me." Filled with practical applications and surprising truths, this book will help you more ably answer that ancient question that's as timely today as when it was first posed" "Who do you say that I am?" www.TouchingLives.org

Bob Welch
Bob grew up in a caring, nurturing home by parents who did not practise the Christian faith. By the time he reached Junior High, Bob was a 'go with the flow' kind of character who followed the crowd to stay popular. It wasn't until he reluctantly accepted a friend's invitation to a Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting that he truly discovered the wonder of God. In college, Bob met his wife and together, they continued on their walk with Christ. Bob works in the newspaper business and has published the book "52 little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life." www.BobWelch.net

For the Master
Toronto musician, Tim Ball, had grown up in churches with various cultures. It had long been his desire to create worship music that would appeal specifically to the young, urban audience, because he felt there just wasn't enough of it out there. Over time he began to write songs while developing his music production skills. In 2011, after 11 years of waiting for the right time, he put together a group of young worshipers from across the GTA for the purpose of inspiring the young to worship God without fear of judgment. With his good friend, Ryan Robinson, at the post of main worship leader, the group was named For The Master. With a strong lyrical focus on honesty and repentance, For The Master blends a modern R&B/pop sound with gospel and contemporary worship to create an extreme high energy praise and worship experience. An experience that is meant to give God all the glory he deserves and inspire everyone to live a life dedicated to Him. www.ForTheMaster.ca


Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Newmarket & District Christian Academy Children's Choir
The choir from Newmarket & District Christian Academy is very happy to have this opportunity to appear on Huntley Street. Newmarket & District Christian Academy has been providing Christian education for children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 in the Newmarket area for over 35 years. The choir is comprised of students from Grades 3-8 who practice during lunch breaks under the direction of their music teacher Ms. Patricia March. They have had opportunity to perform at school events, visitations at Seniors’ residences and at choir festivals. The choir would like to thank Judy Au who has come to accompany them today. www.ndca.ca

Brian Preston
Brian Preston a Social Entrepreneur, and Founder at Lamon Luther. Compassion, faith, and hope are not intrinsically wired into the furniture business, but Lamon Luther, a fledgling manufacturer based in Douglasville, GA, might just set a new precedent for the industry. Brian Preston, the company’s founder, is not only committed to designing super cool hand-crafted tables, benches, and bookcases from beautifully patinated reclaimed wood, he is dedicated to salvaging lives in the process. Preston hires homeless carpenters, building hope through employment.

Shane & Angela Wiebe
Shane and Angela Wiebe have been singing together since the day they met. Today we will hear them perform a song from their Christmas album, "Christmas With You." www.TheWiebesMusic.com


Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Carolyn Arends
Singer/songwriter/musician Carolyn Arends has been noted in the Billboard Magazine to be "one of the most affecting communicators in any genre." Carolyn has released 10 albums and is the author of 3 critically-acclaimed books. 15 of Carolyn's songs have become top 10 radio singles on the Canadian pop and US Christian charts. She has earned 2 Dove Awards, 3 Juno Nominations, and was recognized as the West Coast Music Awards’ Songwriter of the Year. www.CarolynArends.com

Bob Welch
Bob grew up in a caring, nurturing home by parents who did not practise the Christian faith. By the time he reached Junior High, Bob was a 'go with the flow' kind of character who followed the crowd to stay popular. It wasn't until he reluctantly accepted a friend's invitation to a Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting that he truly discovered the wonder of God. In college, Bob met his wife and together, they continued on their walk with Christ. Bob works in the newspaper business and has published the book "52 little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life." www.BobWelch.net

Chef Mike
Based in Burlington Ontario for over 10 years, Chef Mike has been creating delicious food experiences, enabling clients to celebrate with friends and family in the intimacy of their surroundings. Chef Mike's customized service creates a restaurant atmosphere that will delight both you and your guests, without the typical hassles of parking, expensive wine lists and noisy patrons. You won't want to miss today's program as Dr. John Hull joins Chef Mike to make a roast turkey breast with veggies! www.ChefMike.ca

Dr. Craig Evans
New Testament scholar, Craig Evans, is the Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College of Acadia University, in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. Today, Dr. Evans and Moira Brown will walk us through the Holy Land, showing us the significant sites surrounding the Birth of Christ. www.CraigAEvans.com


Friday, December 19th, 2014

Sri Ramachandran
Sri came from a traditional Hindu family but even though he came from a traditional Hindu family he was not much into religion. Sri was busy with his studies & work. Everything was going well for him, and he considered anything religious merely a waste of time and energy. Till 2002 when his life took a turn. March 31st 2002, Sri suffered a heart attack. While in hospital the Pastor from Toronto Harvest Missionary church came and spoke with Sri about Christ, redemption and salvation. Following a second heart attack where they almost lost him, Sri realized that Christ had given him a second chance and they both accepted Jesus personally. Today he is the Director of Finance and Administration at Mission Services of Hamilton

Dr. James Merritt
James Merritt We've heard and seen so many depictions of Jesus that we think we know Him better than we do. But if we took the time to really look at Him, we might be surprised at what we'd find. In "52 Weeks With Jesus", author and pastor James Merritt leads you on a transformative journey as he shares what he's learned over a lifetime of studying Jesus' life and ministry. As you join Dr. Merritt on this journey, you will encounter Jesus in new and surprising ways and be inspired anew to embrace His invitation, "Come, follow Me." Filled with practical applications and surprising truths, this book will help you more ably answer that ancient question that's as timely today as when it was first posed" "Who do you say that I am?" www.TouchingLives.org

Paul Baloche
Dove Award-winning songwriter Paul Baloche has written hundreds of worship songs that have been featured on countless albums. Today he will hear a song from, "Christmas Worship". www.LeadWorship.com