On-line Church Services for Local Congregations

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Despite the province declaring on Friday June 12th that all places of worship will be permitted to open with physical distancing in place and attendance limited to no more than 30 per cent of the building capacity to ensure the safety of worshippers, this is not the trend. These churches that have been offering on-line services are not opening their doors yet. 


Many of the churches in Richmond Hill are offering online services. This is an opportunity to check them out.

Bethel Canadian Reformed Church www.bethelchurch.ca

Date & Time of Live Service – (how to access live service) .Sunday 9:30 am and 3:30 pm  
Link of Recorded Service  - Go the website and click on the link
Approx. time of service – One hour
Additional information or message – this changes week to week, and is finalized by Thursday for the upcoming Sunday.


Community Christian Reformed Church   www.crcna.org/churches/9071

Date & Time of Live Service – Sundays, 10:00 am
Link of Live Streamed Service -   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO4qkIGsXRoqSCcJ3bmf-dQ
Approx. time of service – 1 hour  


Emmanuel Community Church (Anglican) www.emmanuelchurchrichvale.ca

Recorded Service at www.emmanuelchurchrichvale.ca and https://m.facebook.com/emmanuelchurchrichvale
Approx. time of service – 1 hour with God, a spiritual treat for you
Options: Children’s Talk, Sermon only 


Gospel Light Baptist Church www.glbcyorkregion.com

Date & Time of Live Service – Sundays, 10:00 am
Link of Live Streamed Service - http://www.facebook.com/glbcyorkregion/ or YouTube
Approx. length of time of service – Bible Study (45 minutes) Morning Service (1 hour)
Additional Information - "Listen to a local pastor who loves our multi-ethnic, diverse city and who cares about the spiritual needs of the people in our community!"


Grace Baptist Church of Richmond Hill www.gracebc.ca

Date & Time of Live Service  - weekly worship is updated every Sunday morning by 5 am
Link of Recorded Service -  www.gracebc.ca/homeworship - worship playlist, a recorded sermon, pre-recorded Sunday School lessons for children and youth.
Approx. time of service - sermon 25 minutes sermon , 4 songs in the worship playlist  ofabout 20 minutes, Children’s Sunday School lesson -  for children 30 minutes; for youth 20 minutes.
Additional information or message:Rather than trying to just replicate a live service online, we have tried to create an entirely new worship experience tailored to a home setting. In addition to the worship service and Sunday School videos, we have 8 life groups and 4 prayer groups meeting virtually each week.


L’Arche Dayspring (Non-denominational) www.larchedaybreak.com

Recorded weekly inter-faith spiritual reflection at https://larchedaybreak.com/resources/dayspring-schedule/
Includes songs of praise, readings, prayers, spiritual reflection and time for discussion
Options:  Their regular worship services are on a revolving schedule that includes the Anglican, Roman Catholic, United Church and Taizé traditions.  Periodically, the community commemorates special feasts in the Jewish and Islamic traditions.


Light on the Hill Community Church - www.lightonthehill.ca

Date & Time of Live Service  SUNDAYS 10:00am, www.lightonthehill.ca and click on the LIVE link or Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6299923049
Approx. time of service – 75-90 minute
Additional information or message: a spirit-led, music-filled relaxed, joyful, and authentic contemporary family worship.


Oak Ridges Church www.oakridgeschurch.ca

Date & Time of Live Service –  http://www.facebook.com/oakridgesbic/live/ Sundays, 10:00 am
Link of Recorded Service - https://vimeo.com/user110158072
Approx. time of service – 1hr 30 minutes
Additional information or message –service by Pastor Keith Montgomery - sermon, music and scriptures


Richmond Hill Baptist Church www.richmondhillbaptist.org
Recorded Service - www.richmondhillbaptist.org/video.html
Available at 11:00 am in May and at 10:30 am from June 7th onward.
Approx. length of service – 45 minutes
Additional information & sermons available at their web site. 


Richmond Hill Christian Community Church  www.rhccc.ca

Date & Times of Live Service Sundays  - Cantonese 8:45am  and 12:30am, English, 11am and 5:00pm, Mandarin – 2pm at https://live.rhccc.ca/ and English 9am and Cantonese and 11 am at https://www.facebook.com/RHCCC/
Approx. length of time of service: 1 hour
Additional information or message:  Visit theirr website for more information and get connected to their church.


Richmond Hill Community Church www.rhcconline.ca

Link of Recorded Service  - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCen2ZHzGlPHSEtI6g0Sf5AQ
Approx. time of service – 45 Minutes
Additional information or message –- sermon, music and scriptures. Sermons Posted on YouTube Saturday Nights during quarantine


Richmond Hill Free Methodist Church www.rhfmc.com

English worship service - Sundays 9:30am 
Cantonese worship service - Sundays 11:15am
Find them on Facebook - "Richmond Hill Free Methodist Church" - YouTube live stream links for each Sunday will be posted there. Also view past weeks' worship services.
Approx. time of service – 1 hour 20 minutes
For additional information or message, contact [email protected] or [email protected] 


Richmond Hill Pentecostal Church  www.rhpc.ca

Pre - recorded Service  Only-  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXW-o6rf6iJb3ZK556dADw
Approx. time of service –  Sunday at 9:30am
Additional information – Adult Bible Study, every Wednesdays at 7:00pm, Daily Word & Prayer by Pastor Will Sloos


Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church www.rhpresbyterian.ca

Recorded Audio/Visual Broadcasts available on the website
Sunday Worship is usually posted on Saturday Night
Approx. time of service – 30 minutes
Additional information or message – sermon by Rev. Duncan Jeffrey, music and images


Richmond Hill United Church www.rhuc.org

Date & Time of Live Service – Sunday 10:30.  Email [email protected] for Zoom link  
Link of Recorded Service  - www.facebook.com/RichmondHillUnitedChurch
Approx. time of service – 40 minutes
Additional information or message – Rev. James Ravenscroft delivers a message that is connected to what is going on in the community and world.


Solid Rock Community Church   www.solidrockcommunity.ca

Link of Recorded Service www.youtube.com/user/solidrockcommunityca
Approx. time of service –  1 hr
Additional information or message –service by Rev. Tina Pitamber - sermon, music and scriptures


St. Christopher’s Anglican Church www.stchris.ca

Date & Time of Live Service - Sunday, 11 a.m.www.stchris.ca http://facebookcom.com/stChrisAnglicanChurch
Link of Recorded Service - http://stchris.ca/wp/cn/category/video/
Approx. Time of Service - 1 hour
Additional information or message - bilingual Chinese & English  Service by Rev. Philip Der - children's time, sermon, music and scriptures
Inquiry - [email protected] 


St. Mary’s Anglican Church www.saintmarysanglican.ca

Link of Recorded Service https://www.saintmarysanglican.ca/worship/sermons/
Approx. time of service – 1 hour
Additional information or message –service by Rev. Matthew McMillan - sermon, music and scriptures


St. Matthew's United Church  www.stmatthewsuc.ca

Link of Recorded Service  - on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RHontario/
Approx. time of service – 20 minutes
Additional information or message – service by Rev. Warren Ball - sermon, hymns and scripture readings

This church has plans for re-opening, with safeguards,  on September 13th. 



The Meeting House   www.themeetinghouse.com/richmond-hill

Date & Time of Live Service – Sundays, 10:00 am (kids program at 9:45)
Link of Live Streamed Service - www.themeetinghouse.com/live
Approx. length of time of service – 1hr5min
Additional Information – Our church has 20 locations across Ontario, one of which is in Richmond Hill.  They’ve combined our livestream with all of their locations as well as many joining in around the world. All are welcome!