Welcome to Renew Milton

I still laugh every time we pass a Cineplex movie theatre and our kids say, “Look a church!” I hope that after a visit to Renew Milton you’ll be looking at church in a whole new way too. The Milton campus of Renew Church has been meeting at the Milton Cineplex since 2006, (formerly as the Village Community Church, and now part of a multisite movement of churches across the GTA). Why meet in a movie theatre? While the big screen and big sound enable us to deliver an engaging Sunday experience, our true motivation is to break down the barriers that have traditionally stood in the way of an authentic faith in Jesus. That’s why you won’t see a dress code or other superficial rules at Renew Milton. That’s also the reason we list our start-time as 10:07am; we love our community and the connections that take place when we linger for a few extra minutes in the lobby. And finally, that’s why we emphasize a down-to-earth and relevant approach to solid biblical teaching.

The truth is it really doesn’t matter where we meet because church is not a place, it’s a community … and God has brought together an amazing group of people right here in Milton. I’d love for you to meet them, and they would be happy to serve you a Starbuck’s coffee and show you around on a Sunday morning. The invitation is always open, we hope you’ll visit us soon. See you at the movies!

– Marek Kowalsky, Campus Pastor


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If you were away on Sunday or want to give our weekly message another listen, you can download or stream the audio using your mobile devices. Click the link below to access the Renew Milton podcast:

Renew Milton Podcast


Bartley Sawatsky, Lead Pastor
Bartley Sawatsky

Lead Pastor

Mare Kowalsky, Campus Pastor
Marek Kowalsky

Campus Pastor

Mitch Van Rassel, Campus Pastor
Mitch Van Rassel

Campus Pastor

Mathieu Fugere, Campus Pastor
Mathieu Fugere

Campus Pastor &
Worship Leader


Mare Kowalsky, Campus Pastor
Kathy Gaglardi

Children’s Director

Denise Gervais, Church Manager
Denise Gervais

Church Manager


We have a great kids program at every campus

Renew Milton offers Sunday morning programs for toddlers up to middle school aged children. We teach biblical and spiritual foundations using interactive learning, stories, videos, drama, games and crafts. Our Parents’ Lounge provides a quiet environment where parents with infants can watch a simulcast of the service. Teens participate in our MVRK Youth program which meets Tuesday evenings at our church office in Meadowvale, plus occasional special events happening on Friday nights. Renew is committed to providing a safe environment for our children and youth. All of our volunteers are screened and follow our Plan to Protect. If you have any questions about our programs, please contact the Renew Milton Children’s Director, Kathy Gaglardi, kathy@renewchurch.ca.

Plan a visit

Sundays @ 9:53am
Cineplex Cinemas
Milton, ON

Doors open before the service @ 9:30am for coffee, tea, and light breakfast snacks.


If you’re new to faith or just checking it out, coming back to church after some time away, or looking for a new church, then we’d like to offer you three options for getting plugged-in to our church family:

Connection Point

Join us for one of our monthly information sessions to learn more about Renew Church and how you can get connected. Feel free to ask us any questions you like.


Serving on a ministry team is one of the best ways to get connected and build relationships. Talk to us about opportunities to get involved with serving in our Sunday ministries and your local community.

Renew Groups

Renew Groups are the heart of our church family. Join a group for a relaxed, conversational environment where you can come alongside others to explore your faith and deepen your relationship with Jesus.

Please contact us for more information about how you can connected at your local Renew campus:

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