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Kingston Teaching Venue, 90 Bader Lane

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Andrew Bootsma Tel.: 613.331.6357
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The Meeting House Kingston meets in a lecture hall in Chernoff Hall inside Queen's University. You’ll find a convenient entrance on Stuart St. for the lecture hall. Head to 222 Stuart St. where you will see Meeting House signage right by a door to Chernoff Hall that you can use to enter. There is also often parking on Stuart St. that is free after 5pm!

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  • Thu 18 May


    Tongue screw


    Welcome back to our  (re)union  series!

    In my last post I explained how this blog is being hijacked for the next few weeks while we work through the content of my new book, (re)union , via our current teaching series at The Meeting House. In this post I’ll share some follow up thoughts to the first Sunday message in the  (re)union  teaching series at The Meeting House and also list discussion questions for the first...


  • Thu 18 May


    (RE)UNION Bruxy 


    This blog is being hijacked!

    As of this week, my new book, (re)union: the good news of Jesus, for seekers, saints, and sinners , is available online and in stores everywhere. Also starting this weekend at The Meeting House, we’ll begin a teaching series using the book’s framework, designed to help us grow more confident and competent in sharing our faith with others. And, along with that, I’m going to dedicate this blog to the series,...


  • Sun 09 Apr

    Good Friday and Easter Sunday 2017

    Join us at The Meeting House for our Good Friday and Easter Sunday services.

    Good Friday | April 14
    Regional Sites    10:00am
                   9:30am, 11:15am | 2700 Bristol Circle
    Parry Sound        6:00pm | Stockey Centre
    High Park             10:00am | James Culnan School...


  • Fri 24 Feb

    5 Responses to Justifications for Anger


    At The Meeting House, we are currently working through a series on peace - starting with inner peace.

    Part of that teaching is admitting that in many circles, anger has been idolized as an important motivation to work for social justice. And we are smashing that idol.

    Whenever I teach on the New Testament ethic about anger wrath (Greek, orge) – you know, the fundamental teaching that anger is unhealthy and unacceptable for a disciple of Jesus – I always receive the...


  • Fri 10 Feb

    You Can Be a Peacemaker

    With just a brief look at the news or social media, one can easily observe that people’s differing opinions and beliefs have resulted in a major rift in our social cohesion in North America. This overwhelming flood of information on issues where there is no quick fix leads many, including us at The Meeting House, to question what meaningful role we can play in breaking down the many walls that our society is so quick to build.

    Jesus stated, "Blessed are the peacemakers for...


  • Tue 06 Dec

    Christmas Eve 2016

    Christmas Eve 2016

    You're invited! Yes you! And you too! Heck, bring mom and dad while you're at it! Even the neighbour, even cousin Sal. It's Christmas, you know cousin Sal could use the company. We hope you can join us for a time of scripture reading and carroll singing! All services are family friendly, so you can bring the kids and we'll do our best to keep them from causing complete mayhem.

    Hope to see you in:
    Oakville —  Saturday December 24 @ 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm, and 6:30pm at 2700...


  • Thu 10 Nov

    We Will Remember

    Occasionally, I’m asked if a peace church like ours that promotes non-violent enemy love should pause to commemorate Remembrance Day or if individual Christ-followers should wear poppies and participate in Remembrance Day events.

    Pacifists, like anyone, have differing opinions – there is no one right answer. But my approach, and our approach at The Meeting House, has always been to use Remembrance Day as an opportunity to...


  • Mon 07 Nov

    We're turning 30. Let's party!

    We're turning 30, so we're having a party (and you're invited!) 

    Get your dancing shoes ready for The Meeting House's 30th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, November 12 at our Oakville Production Site !
    Family from across all our sites will be gathering to share stories, dance (with music courtesy of DJ Brux-E-Brux), and celebrate the work of The Meeting House over the past three decades!

    The festivities start at 6pm. All ages welcome. 




  • Sat 05 Nov

    Why Hacksaw Ridge Is One of My New Favourite Movies

    Image courtesy of Elevation Pictures

    I'm very grateful to have been given the chance to see an advance screening of this new WWII drama. I knew the story of Desmond Doss, I had heard interviews and watched the trailers, and I was, admittedly, determined to appreciate this film. At the same time, I was a little apprehensive, because the subject matter is so important, it would have been tragic if the movie was not an "A" grade movie. I'm happy to say, this movie is an A+.

    Here are five...


  • Mon 17 Oct

    3 Characteristics of Being an Ambassador for the Jesus Nation

    I’d like you to ask yourself this question: “What do I need to do to be the ambassador God has called me to be?” I follow Greg Koukl’s lead, who teaches on the importance of knowledge, wisdom, and character. He points out that these [knowledge, wisdom, and character] are three prerequisites for being a good ambassador.


    Knowledge means you understand the policies of the government you represent. If you’re going to be an ambassador...


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