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NEWSLETTER
THE BANNER
Our next edition of the Banner will be coming out in mid-September. If you have something you would like the parish to know about the ministry you are involved in, please send it by email » by the end of August.

TAIZÉ @ CHURCH PRAYER
MEDITATION & MUSIC
Taizé
TAIZÉ@CHURCH
all are welcome
see Taizé page here »

Social Justice and Advocacy issues
if you are concerned about issues of social justice and would like to be involved in advocacy ministry, please write your name and contact details on the sheet at the back of the church.

MEALS ON WHEELS
WoodGreen Community Services
are currently looking for volunteers for Meals on Wheels and are looking for volunteers to do friendly visits. Please email » or call 416-645-6000 ext 1157.

YOU HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL TO SHARE?
Do you have something special you would like to share with the parish - a poem or song (remember you have to have the writers’ permission to print anything) or a photo of the parish? Share it with us in either the newsletter or the bulletin. Please forward it to the office and we will do our best to showcase it. email »

COFFEE HOUR
We are looking for volunteers to set up, to bring food, to serve and clean up. If you prefer to just bring food/refreshments that’s definitely welcome. There is a list at the back of the church for you, a group or your family to sign up. Please see Helen Taylor if you have any questions.


Riverdale Art Show
Riverdale Art Show
The Riverdale Art show
is held at St. Barnabas annually in mid-October. Links to videos and images of the 2018 show - See here »

Kennedy House
Kennedy House
Outreach Partner
Kennedy House Youth shelter, a partner agency to which our parish makes monthly donations. Located on Pape Ave., Kennedy House assists local youth in need. Trouble children and youth are cared for, assisted, and moved forward to a brighter future... For more details, see Outreach »

CHOIR WELCOMES YOU

Prayer Shawl ministry

Prayer Shawl Ministry
St Barnabas has joined an international Prayer Shawl Ministry movement. Are you a knitter? Want to leyarn? Details ».

  
WELCOME TO ST BARNABAS on the Danforth
SundaysSeventh Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, July 28, 2019
  • 9:00am - Said Eucharist
  • 10:30am - Sung Eucharist

  • ALL ARE WELCOME at St. Barnabas on the Danforth! Consider helping serve and build up the people of our church, our neighbourhood, the city, and the world - as we have been doing for the last 160 years!
    • Services information here » Gluten-free wafers & de-alcoholized wine are available upon request at communion.
    • Location map here »
    • Contact info here »

  • THURSDAY EUCHARISTS - normally every Thursday at 12 noon in the Chancel.
  • Accessibility elevator at the Hampton Avenue entranceACCESSIBILITY the elevator is located at the Hampton Avenue entrance.
  • NEXT TAIZÉ SERVICE - The next Taizé will be August 18 (no Taizé service in July). Taizé is a quiet meditative service of prayer and song. Service at 7 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm for a short rehearsal. More on Taizé see here »

COMMEMORATION OF THE DANFORTH TRAGEDY JULY 22, 2018

Within our diverse community, we gather around our shared values of peace, justice and hope. We come with broken hearts, offering our support to those who are grieving and all those affected by the tragedy one year ago. As people of hope, we come together to affirm that love is stronger than hate. On July 22, 2018 our community was shaken by unthinkable violence. Our hearts go out to the victims, their families and all whose lives were changed that day. As we mark the year which has passed we join as a community in prayer. In our pain and in our hope let us hold space for one another as we mend the world with love.

THE DANFORTH TRAGEDY
  • MONDAY JULY 22 In addition to the public commemorative ceremony held on Sunday, a Community Vigil will be held on Monday, July 22 at sunset (8.51 pm) in Alexander the Great Parkette at Logan and Danforth.
  • For details about the ceremony and vigil, visit the City of Toronto website here »
  • For an historical overview of the tragedy, visit Wikipedia "2018 Toronto Shooting" here »

PHOTO ALBUMS & GALLERIES
Flickr album   Flickr album   Flickr album
View all St. Barnabas photo albums here »

WELCOME TO THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY
PARISH
CALENDAR
ON LINE
ALL EVENTS
AT ST. BARNABAS
listed by date,
time, & room:
see here »

MONDAYS OUTLOUD
Outloud meetings are cancelled for the months of July and August.
BIBLE STUDY
Thursday afternoon Bible Study with Deacon Grace Caldwell, Thursdays following the Noon Eucharist in the Study. All welcome.
GENERAL SYNOD
The 42nd General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada gathered in Vancouver July 10-16. The Rt. Rev'd Linda Nicholls was elected the 14th Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. For details, statements videos and summaries, please viisit the website: gs2019.anglican.ca
WANTED: RHUBARB
Helen Taylor is looking for rhubarb to make rhubarb ginger jam for the Christmas Market. If you have rhubarb growing in your yard and are able to donate it she will come and pick it. Please contact Helen 416-243-2526. Thanks in advance.
TASTE OF THE DANFORTH
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 2019 - Volunteers needed to assist in welcoming the many who will visit the Danforth and enter our Church. A list will be at the back of the Church. Please consider coming to assist us in this Important Ministry on the Danforth. Thank you. Helen Taylor 416-243-2526
ORGAN RECITAL St Barnabas @ Taste of the Danforth
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 2019 @ 1pm - Recitalist: Konrad Harley.

LIVING & LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DYING (MAID)
A MAY 2019 event focused on the important issue of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)
  • recorded and available for viewing on Youtube here »
  • speakers were The Rev'd Dr. Eric Beresford, priest and ethicist, Dr. Karen Cronin, family physician and educator in long term care and geriatric medicine, Jan Goddard, lawyer specializing in elder law, and The Rev'd Canon Douglas Graydon, priest, chaplain and pastoral care practitioner.

GENERAL SYNOD VOTE ON THE MARRIAGE CANON
This coming July, those elected to attend General Synod will be meeting and making numerous decisions for our church in Canada. The 2nd vote on the change to the Marriage Canon has received the most attention. If you would like to read more about this you can check out the following links to information contained on both the Marriage Canon DialogueDiocese of Toronto and Anglican Church of Canada websites:
  • toronto.anglican.ca/Parish Life/Same-sex marriage: here »
  • Info is also available under About the Diocese/Corporate information//Synod/2018 Regular Synod/Marriage Canon Dialogue -here »
  • anglican.ca/Resources/Human Sexuality: here »

We ask that you pray for all those who are prayerfully considering all matters that will be discussed and voted on at General Synod July 10-16, 2019 in Vancouver : here »


FLAME CONFERENCE
SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2019 at Jackson’s Point Conference Centre. The annual FLAME conference (Fellowship Learning for Anglican Men Everywhere) will welcome the Rev. Canon Gary van der Meer as the speaker at its 2019 conference on the theme will be “Whoever is not against us is for us.” For more information, visit the FLAME Toronto websites here » / Jackson's Point Conference Centre, Sutton, Ontario - website here »

TENOR LEAD POSITION
St. Barnabas Anglican Church is seeking a Tenor Lead. For details re: choral service, rehearsals,and stipend, see choir/music page here »
Nisbet Lodge NISBET LODGE SERVICE
St Barnabas conducts worship services for the residents and guests of Nisbet Lodge on the 4th Sunday of each month (except during July & August). See Nisbet Lodge website »
Riverdale Art ShowRIVERDALE ART SHOW
The show is held annually at St.Barnabas in October. Links to media articles, videos and images for previous shows here ».


THE 160th ANNIVERSARY DINNER CELEBRATIONS

Above: a playlist of 11 videos of the entertainments
at the 160th Anniversary Dinner celebrations


PHANTOM OF THE OPERA CONCERT AT ST BARNABAS
Concert at St. Barnabas April 13, 2018
The Cast of the a concert at St.Barnabas on April 13 - Music of Phantom of the Opera. The Latvian Sororities and Fraternities and the East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Church under the supervision of Anita Gaide provided this wonderful Concert, including Christina's Scream and the Crashing sound of the Chandalier. Soloists were Julie Morson, Nick Gough and Ivars Gaide. Organists Anita Gaide and Konrad Harley and Pianist Nora Klemencic. Narrator was Sarah Bijon. Part of the proceeds went to St Barnabas Church Accessibility Project.
REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP AT ST BARNABAS
Mehtab Matthew, our first sponsored refugee is thriving at George Brown College, has part-time work and an apartment at Tartu student residence on Bloor. We recently embarked on another project to bring a family of Afghanistani refugees coming from Turkey. The Anglican United Refugee Alliance has submitted the necessary paperwork but they expect it will take not less than eighteen months for the family to arrive in Toronto. If there are members of the parish who are interested in becoming part of our planning at this early stage, please speak with the rector or one of the wardens.
NATURAL CHURCH DEVELOPMENT (NCD)Natural Church Development
The NCD process focuses on eight quality characteristics of healthy, growing churches, allowing us to measure and then shape our ministry to improve our overall health. In May, St Barnabas participated in an NCD survey of the parish - See an update from the NCD team here »
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL needs people like you The Riverdale / Cabbagetown chapter of Amnesty International welcomes new members. Come join us. Group 164 (Riverdale/ Cabbagetown) of Amnesty International meets at St Barnabas at 7 pm on the first Tuesday of each month (except for July and August) in the reception room. What do we do? See here for details »


ST BARNABAS
St Barnabas Banner Literally hundreds of members of the community - parishioners, club members, athletes, parents, children, volunteers - can be found at Saint Barnabas every day of the week. A typical week includes an assortment of these: Regular Sunday and Weekday worship, the Bach Youth Chamber Choir, Art classes, Tai Chi, Yoga, Children's Circle Day Care, Girl Guides, Little Kickers, Musical Munchkins, Sportball, Toronto Country Dancers, Toronto English Country Dancers, Jane Austen Dance, Choir rehearsals, Lunch and Learn, and many more!

 

 

   
   

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