Today at City on A Hill

Important Notice:

Since March 14, the Session has decided to cancel ALL church gatherings.  This decision was made in light of the Ontario Health Minister mandating that gatherings of over 5 persons be suspended.  This is the right decision in following with Romans 13, which commands that Christians to submit to our God-ordained government authorities.  The Session waits for Government word indicating safety to worship together again and we will keep you updated when this suspension is lifted. The church building is officially closed. 

Sunday Worship will be streamed online via YouTube at 2pm on Sundays for the following weeks.  St. James Town members are encouraged to join the online service at 2pm. (Please note: This link will be available at 1:50pm on Sunday, May 31.)

ONLINE GIVING for offering is now live. Click here for instructions.

Click here for the ESE Young Nak Children’s Service (Pre-K).

Click here for the ESE Young Nak Children’s Service (Grades 1-6).

Click here for the Hi-C Service.

Book Study: Join us as we read LIFE TOGETHER by Dietrich Bonhoeffer as a church. An audio version is available at or you can order a paper copy online at any book retailer. A complete list of the chapter summary & questions are posted below.

  1. Regarding Sunday worship here are some suggestions:
    1. Set up a place in your home where the entire family can gather to worship together with good audio. If you are able to connect to a smart TV, then that might be the best option. Please try not to allow each family member to watch individually on their own devices. Clean up the area and remove any distractions.
    2. Get dressed as you normally would for Church. Don’t worship in your pajamas in reverence to God.
    3. Though the format will seem a bit awkward, try your best to participate as if you were in our chapel. Pray when we pray, sing when we sing, have your Bibles at hand, listen attentively, etc.
    4. Regarding offering, for the time being please refrain from sending them to church.  The church finance team is currently looking into an online giving option.  We will let you know when that becomes available.
    5. Children and youth ministry departments should be contacting you about their plans.
  2. Past services & Pastor Peter’s weekly emails will be posted at
  3. You may still schedule a visit with your pastors during this time; pastoral visits will continue over the phone and video chat.  Your pastors will also be reaching out to you.
  4. Short-term summer missions will be on hold until further notice.  You may still register, but no deposit is necessary at this time. 
  5. If you know of anyone in our church community who needs special attention or care during this time, please reach out to them yourselves and inform your pastors and/or elders.

Pray during this time:

  • Pray for the eradication of this virus.
  • Pray for the health and recovery of those affected.
  • Pray that God would use this time to draw people to himself.
  • Pray that God’s people would be bright lights among the people we interact with and lead them toward Jesus.
  • Pray for our church community, that this season would strengthen, not weaken our faith in God.
  • Pray that families will become closer and stronger as we are given this time to spend together.
  • Pray that we would care for and love one another in these uncertain times.

Up Coming ESE Events:

VBS Summer Day Camp

will be postponed to August (exact date to be determined), due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leadership Camp

(July 13-August 7)  for 4 weeks, is still tentatively scheduled to proceed. 


Registration will be sent via email and online registration will be available as well.  Registration may start mid May after the government decides if further emergency measures are required or not. Please note: There will be only 150 spots for VBS and only about 90 spots for Leadership Camp AND that there will be separate registration forms and payments for each.  More information to come as we navigate through this pandemic.  

Hi-C Summer Mission to Mexico has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Parent Helper Sign Up We are looking for parents to help during the 2pm (CoaH) Children’s service (2:30-3pm) in the Hesed Chapel (3rd floor Primary/Junior Chapel). This would include escorting children to the washroom/water fountain, maintaining order during service, helping children find Bible passages, etc. If interested go to the link below and fill in your available date and make note of the date for yourself.
  • AWANA, a Bible focused children’s ministry runs from 7:30-8:45pm at the Immanuel Chapel (Rm 108). Registration forms and pamphlets are available at the Welcome Centre.  Completed forms can be submitted at the CoaH office or Wednesday nights.
  • AWANA is looking for teachers that will serve every Wednesday from 7-8:45pm.  Volunteers need to have completed membership class and D1.  Contact Pastor Edgar Nho ( for more info.
  • ESE Registration is becoming “paperless”. Parents with children attending ESE Sunday School (gr. 1-6) are asked to register on line click here.
  • Primary Dept. (Gr.1-3) & AWANA call for teachers: Non-Hi-C volunteers must be a signed CoaH member and have taken or are in the process of taking D1. Email Pastors Joseph ( or Edgar ( )
  • Hi-C is looking for volunteers (Teachers & Meeting House Leaders).  Those interested in serving as Bible teachers must have taken D1. Email Pastor Ron (


Are you interested in getting confirmed or baptized in July?  Online classes will begin shortly.  Email to register by June 14.

Prayer Meeting

We will have our first online Prayer Meeting via Zoom on Friday, June 5, at 7:30PM. 

Parenting Seminar

with youth culture expert, Paul Robertson, titled “Managing Screen in Pandemic Times. Will take place Friday, May 29, at 7:30PM.  You can access the seminar via Zoom, here. It will be limited to 100 users.

Discipleship 1 & 2 classes

will begin mid-June. Due to physical distancing requirements, classes will be held virtually.  Click here to register. Registration ends May 31.