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TAIZÉ PRAYER
MEDITATION & MUSIC
Taizé
More about Taizé here »

THE BANNER
Location mapIf you have something to share (stories, articles, photos) with the parish, please send it in by Sunday, August 27, 2017. May 2017 issue of the parish newsletter here »

FOOD BANK DONATIONS
The Deacon’s Cupboard
needs replenishing: Pasta/Sauce, Cookies, Toilet paper, Canned Meat. Please leave your contributions in the hamper at the entrance to the church.

TORONTO AUSTRUMU EV. LUT. LATVIEŠU DRAUDZE

East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community
see here »

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 Maria and we will do our best to showcase it. email »

LET THERE BE (MORE) LIGHT CAMPAIGN
As the early images of the interior make clear, from the beginning St Barnabas was meant to be light-filled and uplifting. ... read more »

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 ».

Riverdale Art 2017
Show & Sale
The 29th Annual Riverdale Art Show and Sale 2017 will be held Friday/Saturday, October 13-14, 2017 see here »

ST BARNABAS

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!
  
All are welcome at St. Barnabas on the Danforth
THE 11th SUNDAY after PENTECOST
Sunday, August 20, 2017
  • 9:00 am - Said Eucharist
  • 10:30 am - Sung Eucharist
    • More information about Sunday services - here »

  • All are welcome to services at St. Barnabas!
    For details about services at St. Accessibility elevator at the Hampotn Avenue entranceBarnabas, see here »
    Location map here » / Contact info here »
  • Accessibility elevator at the Hampton Avenue entrance
  • Next Taizé Service - more about Taizé here »

WELCOME TO THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY
EVENTS ON
CALENDAR WIZ
CALENDAR by date time room listing all events at St. Barnabas - here »
MESSY CHURCH
SATURDAY AUGUST 19, 2017 11am – 1pm in the Lower Hall. All are welcome especially children and their parents! - What is Messy Church? Info here »Messy Church
HOUSING NEEDED FOR OUR NEWCOMER FROM PAKISTAN
MEHTAB MATTHEW has been accepted in a program at the King St. campus of George Brown College and he is looking for housing, shared or private, for the first of September, preferably with some other young people. If you know of anything, please mention it to one of the Leadership Team.
MONDAY OUTLOUD
THE WEEKLY HOUR of live readings, lively discussion will resume in the fall.

ST BARNABAS PHOTO ALBUMS on FLICKr

Taste of the Danforth album Flickr album  Flickr album 
- See other St Barnabas photo albums here »

THIS FALL at ST BARNABAS

AFTERNOON TEA PARTY
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 - This is a 160th Anniversary event. We seek your assistance in planning, with serving, preparing fancy sandwiches, baking scones, and bringing sweets. If you have a special tea pot, we would love to have it on display in the centre of each table. We would like to borrow 2-, 3-tier serving platters if you have one. Please contact Helen Taylor 416-243-2526 for more details.
GUITAR RECITAL: CRAIG VISSER & EMILY SHAW
Guitar RecitalSUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 at 2:00pm. Guitar Concert: Craig Visser and Emily Shaw perform music by Giuliani, Assad, Chopin, and Craig Visser.
  • See poster for details here »
  • Upcoming concerts at St. Barnabas here »
KENNEDY HOUSE
KENNEDY HOUSE residents are heading back to school, if you can help by providing some of these items it would be appreciated. Please bring them in and put them in the decorated box at the back of the church. These are the items: Backpacks, Water Bottles, Headphones (Dollarama cheap ones), Books of lined papers/notepads, Binder Dividers, Rulers, pens/pencils, markers (black). See other outreach initiatives of St. Barnabas here »
ANNIVERSARY COOKBOOK
WE HOPE TO PRODUCE a St Barnabas Church cookbook for the 160th Anniversary. If you have a favourite recipe or more and would like to share them with everyone, please check out the details at the back table. If you have any questions please contact Helen Taylor.
RIVERDALE ART 2017 Show and Sale
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13-14, 2017 - The 29th Annual Riverdale Art Show will be held at St. Barnabas UPDATE! - List of participating artists announced - see here »
RIVERDALE ART SHOW SNAP'd
The 2016 Riverdale Art Show & Sale was SNAP'd by the Advent RetreatBeach/Danforth news - description and photo collection see here » see more about the shows at St Barnabas starting here »
LAY PASTORAL VISITING
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13-14, 2017 - The diocese’s chaplaincy committee welcomes active lay pastoral visitors to a learning event at St. John’s Convent. This event will explore opportunities for creating a diocesan-wide supportive network of lay pastoral visitors and identify future learning events and needs. Participants will gather for fellowship on the evening of Oct. 13 and explore lay pastoral visitors’ networking and its potential on Oct. 14. Limited overnight accommodation is available at the convent guesthouse for those travelling from outside of Toronto. Space is limited. Register at dgraydon@toronto.anglican.ca or 416-363-6021 (1-800-668-8932) ext. 236.
CANADIAN CHURCH CALENDAR
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED in buying a copy of the Anglican-Lutheran Canadian Church Calendar 2018, please sign up on the sheet at the back of the church.
The Market 2017ST. BARNABAS MARKET
Something for Everyone
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017: 10am -3 pm - Craft Tables, Bake Table, Refreshments, and Raffle. Something for Everyone! Indoor Table Rental – Small Table - $50.00 Large Table - $60.00 We are looking for art and handicrafts. If you have something you would like to sell please contact us Janet Booker » or Jenny Reid ». View/ download/ share the poster here »

St Barnabas Christmas MarketST BARNABAS CHRISTMAS MARKET SNAP'd
BEACH / DANFORTH news of events in the neighbourhood visited St Barnabas 2016 Christmas Market and took a photo gallery - see online here »
NCD - NATURAL CHURCH DEVELOPMENT
ON MAY 14 a number of selected parishioners participated in a NCD questionnaire which consisted of 86 questions. This survey is recommended by the Diocese and is being used as a spiritual “checkup” on churches’ health to better understand their strengths and to identify the opportunities for renewal. Here is a high level summary of what the NCD Diocese Team found after analyzing the results from our survey at St Barnabas - see NCD page here »

WEEKLY AT ST BARNABAS on the DANFORTH
MANY COMMUNITY GROUPS meet regularly at St. Barnabas. For descriptions and contact information - see here »

choirCHOIR
THURSDAYS @ 7:45 pm - Interested in choral singing at St Barnabas? New choir members welcome. In the downstairs choir room. Please speak to the clergy. For more about the choir, see here ». View repertoire past and present here »

RETREATS & QUIET TIME AT THE CONVENT
THE SISTERHOOD OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE (SSJD) is a monastic community within the Anglican Church of Canada located near Yonge & Finch. The sisters welcome visitors for liturgies, quiet days, retreats & workshops, or a place of peace and quiet to rest and refresh - see website ». email » / (416) 226-2201. A comprehensive listing of SSJD quiet days and retreats is available here »
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL needs people like you The Riverdale/Cabbagetown chapter of Amnesty International is looking for new members. Come join us. We meet right here at St. Barnabas. Group 164 (Riverdale/ Cabbagetown) of Amnesty International meets 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 »

ALSO NOTE!
150 REMEMBRANCES 
ST. BARNABAS (CHESTER) ANGLICAN CHURCH, TORONTO

St. Barnabas on the Danforth celebrated the parish's 150th Anniversary in 2008. In conjunction with Special Memorial Service on Sunday, November 9 was an Exhibition of Artifacts collected from the extensive research project still currently underway. 

This research project is being conducted by several members of the congregation who have collected the names from the church’s many memorial plaques and dedications representing those who fought in past world conflicts. By using the Canadian National Archives and old newspaper clippings available on the Internet, they have already uncovered over 90 enlistment or casualty records. It is their great hope that, with the assistance of the wider community, they will be able to discover even more information on the over 60 remaining names. 

Anyone wishing to participate in this project, either to find out more information on a relative or particular individual or to offer additional details to the project, should contact Sheila Cram of the 150th Anniversary Committee through the parish office at 416-463-1344 or email »

 

   
   

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