Ontario Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

June 18, 2013

Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. These beliefs, as set forth here, constitute the church’s understanding and expression of the teaching of Scripture.

The mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is to communicate to all peoples the everlasting gospel of God’s love in the context of the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14:6-12, and as revealed in the life, death, resurrection, and high priestly ministry of Jesus Christ, leading them to accept Jesus as personal Saviour and Lord and to unite with His remnant church; and to nurture believers as disciples in preparation for His soon return.


Ontario Highlights: Summer 2013

Ontario Adventist Conference Website

Adventist World Magazine

Canadian Adventist Messenger

Children Ministries

July 29, 2007

Children’s Sabbath School begins at 10:45 am and ends at 11:30 am.. Parents are encouraged to bring their children on time to their classes.

The children really are the future and God has entrusted us all with their upbringing. At Kanisa Fellowship, children are an integral part of our family. Our weekly story time (Kanisa Kidz) places our children in the spotlight and gives your children a time to participate in the service by  listening to stories written especially for them.

Children’s QuarterliesGraceLink is a 12-year curriculum comprising 624 lessons, all of which are firmly grounded in Scripture. Most lessons are story-based, some on scriptural references that teach a specific doctrine. Each story has been selected to develop one of the four dynamics of the GraceLink series: grace, worship, community, and service. Download and print your FREE copy at Gracelink.   

Mother’s Room: Mother’s with small children are welcomed to use the Mother’s Room next to our sanctuary. Please remove your shoes before entering.

13th Sabbath: At the end of every quarter, the children from Beginners through Juniors will be sharing their application of the Word of God through songs, stories and memory verse recitation. This will take place as the Fellowship Study segment.

Children’s Church: The children’s program will be in the Fellowship Hall, on the lower level,  from 11:30am – 12:30pm.  Bible learning stations will enhance your child’s application of God’s Word in their young lives. Kanisa Kids Fall Clothes Swap available after the main service.

Children Sabbath School Classes:

  • Beginner (birth – 2yrs old)
  • Kindergarten (3yrs – 5yrs)
  • Primary (6yrs – 9yrs) 
  • Juniors (Tweens)  (10yrs – 12yrs)
  • Youth (13+)

You can email the Children Ministries Director at: children [at]kanisafellowship[dot]com 


Stay up-to-date with Children Ministries event: Please see our UPDATES page


Our Difference

July 29, 2007

Kanisa Fellowship is a church that will impact you.

We stand up as a place of worship that is on assignment to impact our community in an awesome way.

The atmosphere lends to free expression of worship

A church culture that is sensitive and inviting to visitors
Creative methods of preaching, teaching, and healing its congregation
Our primary focus is ‘active’ service to our community
Professional leadership that is trained to serve
A worship family that embraces, educates, motivates and empowers its membership
We believe God has given us unlimited growth potential

New Kanisa Logo Online Poll

August 3, 2014

STEP 1 of 2: Review All The Logos 

Images of the logos and the supporting commentary are below. The creative brief the designers used to influence their creativity is available here.




Logo #1

A modern house of God symbolized by the cross.  The shape of the logo suggests upward momentum with a heaven-ward destination.

The four different shapes indicates that everyone is different but they come together, through the cross, to make up the church.  The green and yellow represent the connection to the world church.  The blue is the historic colour of Kanisa’s brand.  The red represents the blood of Jesus Christ.

The font is semi-classic serif treatment with strong emphasis on an emboldened “KANISA”.

Logo #2

A rightly divided open Bible with pages in motion speaks of Kanisa’s foundation in the Word of God.  The three colours representing the world church are positioned to support the dominate colour of blue which is Kanisa’s brand colour. The elements of three support the three angels message theme while the abstract upward gesturing of the blue pages represents worship.

The font is a stately looking serif selection that features modern curves and a bold total upper case treatment.

Logo #3

A modern expression of the classic SDA logo depicting the three angels message going around the world.  The three stripes coming from different places move to the same heavenward destination.  Each stripe is a different shape and curve illustrating the diversity of people and paths at Kanisa Fellowship.  The green and yellow represent the connection to the world church.  The blue is the historic colour of Kanisa’s brand.

The font treatment is very bold and strong.


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STEP 2 of 2: Rate All Of The Logos 

Please rate ALL OF THE LOGOS.  The logo with the highest average rating will be the winner of the poll and will be adopted as the new Kanisa Fellowship logo.


Pathfinder Club

August 30, 2013

Welcome to Alpha-Omega Prayers Pathfinder Club at Kanisa Fellowship!!

The Pathfinder ministry is a worldwide organization of young people sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.We welcome young people of any religious persuasion, or none at all, and encourage you to join us in this Ministry.

Did you know there are 2,346 Pathfinder Clubs with 59,225 Pathfinders and 8,249 Master Guides in the North American Division territory? We are delighted that you have decided to add to these numbers, it is our desire to make this process seamless for you by making the information available to you.

If you are not yet a Pathfinder, join. If you are already a Pathfinder, stay. If you are a Pathfinder staff and/or parent, thank you for all you do to make this ministry viable and relevant. We look forward to another exciting year full of fun, fellowship and our Father.


Meet the Pathfinder Club Leaders:

Pathfinder Director:  Naudia Larrow    

Pathfinder Deputy Director:  Tobin Cooper

Pathfinder Administration: Sharon Ennis

Pathfinder Counselors: Bonnie Cooper, Andy Marshall, Shelley Hollingsworth

Contact Us: pathfinders@kanisafellowship.com



  • Kanisa A.O.P Pathfinder Club meets three times a month on Sabbath afternoons from 2:30pm to 5:30pm.
  • Please download the following forms to register: Membership Application   Medical Form
  • New recruits registration fee is:$75     Returning Pathfinders registration fee is: $65      
  • Application forms for membership must be completed and returned to the club staff committee for consideration and induction as a club member. 

For further information please contact the team leaders at  pathfinders@kanisafellowship.com


UPCOMING EVENTS:  Download Pathfinder Calendar: AOP Calendar 2013
FUNDRAISING: Now I shop the stores I know and love –over 1300!  A percentage of what you spend is donated to AOP Pathfinder Club. The stores pay for it all. You never pay more, and sometimes pay less with coupons and deals. Visit iGive.com

August 11-16, 2014,  Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Join over 36,000 Pathfinders from over 60 countries for the largest six-day Adventist Youth Event in the world. Contact our Pathfinder Director to sign up for Camporee today!





Sermon Notebook

May 21, 2013


This page is dedicated to sharing God’s truth with you. All sermons are free for you to use as the Lord leads you.

You can now download our weekly sermon notes. God bless!



June 1, 2013 – Absent Fathers Missing Children: Pastor Mitchell

May 25, 2013 – Extreme Home Makeover-Christian Home Edition: Elder Rayon Dell

May 18, 2013- Two is not better than one: Pastor Mitchell

June 8,2013 – Seeing the Wind: Sis. Bridgette Primus

June 15, 2013 – Your Father Is Always There: Sis. Leesa Hall

June 22, 2013 The Last Supper Sermon: Pastor Mitchell

July 20, 2013 – The Life of the Party: Pastor Mitchell

July 27, 2013 – Transformation Sermon : Aziza Williams – “Pathfinder Day”

August 3, 2013 – Restoration Sermon: Elder Len Carby

August 10, 2013 – Family Faith and Fortune: Pastor M. Mitchell

August 17, 2013 – Family Faith and Fortune Part 2: Pastor Mitchell

Year-End Reports 2012-2013

May 15, 2013

Each department has prepared their year-end reports for your review. Kanisa Financials April 2013

Kanisa Financials October 2013 Q4 Summary

Kanisa Financials October 2013 Q4 Details

Education Department Report 2012-2013

Communications Report 2012-2013

Children’s Ministries Report 2013

Worship Arts Report 2012-2013


Get Involved

April 29, 2013

It’s time to GET INVOLVED!

Kanisa Fellowship is in the process of placing volunteers into assignments for the next term.

There is a team that works on this called the “Nominating Committee” and they do their best to match volunteer skills and interests to the areas of need at Kanisa Fellowship.

Please complete this 4 minute VOLUNTEER PROFILE form so that they will have current information on the things you are interested in and how you can best serve the church family.


Thank you,
Pastor Mirthell Mitchell


Seventh-day Adventist Church Manual

January 3, 2013


Why does the Seventh-day Adventist Church have a Church Manual?

Click here to download the complete Church Manual as a PDF

God is a God of order as evidenced in His works of creation and redemption. Consequently, order belongs to the essence of His church. Order is achieved through principles and regulations that guide the Church in its internal operations and in the fulfillment of its mission to the world. In order for it to be a successful ecclesiastical organization at the service of the Lord and humanity, it needs order, rule, and discipline. Scripture affirms that “all things be done decently and in order” (1 Cor. 14:40).

Ellen G. White pointed out such needs in 1875: “The church of Christ is in constant peril. Satan is seeking to destroy the people of God, and one man’s mind, one man’s judgment, is not sufficient to be trusted. Christ would have His followers brought together in church capacity, observing order, having rules and discipline, and all subject one to another, esteeming others better than themselves.”–3T 445.

But Church leaders did not quickly produce a book of rules for Church governance, even though the General Conference met annually in session during the Church’s early years and delegates voted on matters of church order and life. Finally, in 1882, the General Conference in session voted to have prepared “instructions to church officers, to be printed in the Review and Herald or in tract form.”–RH, Dec. 26, 1882. This revealed the growing realization that order was imperative if organization was to function effectively  and that uniformity in order required its guiding principles to be put into printed form.

However, when the proposal to place the articles in permanent form as a church manual came before the 1883 General Conference session, delegates rejected the idea. They feared a manual might formalize the Church and take from its pastors their individual freedom to deal with matters of order as they desired.

But this fear-doubtless reflecting the opposition that had existed 20 years before to any kind of organization–evidently soon lessened. The annual General Conference sessions continued to take actions on matters of order. Though the Church officially declined to adopt a manual, leaders from time to time gathered together in book or booklet form the generally accepted rules of church life. Perhaps the most impressive was a 184-page book published in 1907 by pioneer J. N. Loughborough entitled The Church, Its Organization, Order and Discipline, which dealt with many of the topics now covered by this Church Manual.

As the Church worldwide grew rapidly in the early twentieth century, it increasingly recognized the need for a manual for worldwide use by its pastors and lay members. In 1931 the General Conference Committee voted to publish a church manual. J. L. McElhany, later president of the General Conference, prepared the manuscript, which was published in 1932.

The opening sentence of the preface of that first edition observed that “it has become increasingly evident that a manual on church government is needed to set forth and preserve our denominational practices and polity.” Note the word preserve. This was no attempt to suddenly create and impose upon the Church a whole pattern of church governance. Rather it was an endeavor first to preserve all the good actions taken through the years and then to add rules required by the Church’s increasing growth and complexity.

Our Senior Pastor

October 9, 2012

Pastor Mirthell Mitchell was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario Canada.  Being the youngest son of the late Pastor Carlton Mitchell who served the Ontario Conference for 30 years, ministry has been a part of his entire life.  He sensed his call to the ministry though the inspiration of his father’s example, much like how Elijah was a mentor for Elisha.

He began his formative studies towards ministry at Oakwood University (formerly Oakwood College) in Huntsville, Alabama, pursuing and completing a Bachelor of Arts in Ministerial Theology in the spring of 1999. It was at Oakwood where he met Rita Roberts from Los Angeles, California.  They were married in December 1998, and after graduation moved back to Toronto Canada to seek employment with the Ontario, Conference in pastoral ministry. 

His first assignment was a summer internship at the Newmarket Seventh-day Adventist church.  He was then fully hired in ministry as an associate pastor at the Kingsview Village Seventh-day Adventist church in October 2, 1999.  Furthering his ministerial training, he attended the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, Michigan and graduated with a Master of Divinity Degree in the summer of 2005. 

September 2005 to December 2005 he was placed briefly at the It Is Written Fellowship to assist with an evangelistic effort.  It was during this time he developed an interest in internet evangelism exploring and achieving success using several multimedia tools. He has since had the privilege of being the internet evangelism presenter for Maranatha 2009, Youth Evangelism Training 2010, Festival of the Laity 2010, and Festival of the Laity 2012.

In January 2006 he was placed as the assistant pastor of the Mississauga Seventh-day Adventist church.  After being ordained July 2007, He became the senior pastor of the Hamilton East Seventh-day Adventist church.  He served in Hamilton for just over five years before his recent transfer to Kanisa Fellowship September 29, 2012.

Pastor Mitchell is a family man who has a deep passion for family ministry.   He is presently completing his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy.    He and Rita have four beautiful children Shalom, Sinead, Sade, and Shiloh.  He loves spending time with his wife and children homeschooling, going to church, playing games, traveling, having worship, doing chores or just simply hanging out.  It is his desire and mission to help rebuild the foundation of the homes in the church and community so others may experience the joys of family in which God intended.

You can contact Pastor Mitchell at mmitchell(at)kanisafellowship(dot)com.

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