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Riverdale Art 2015
Show & Sale
Riverdale Art 2015
FOOD BANK DONATIONS
The Deacon’s Cupboard
needs replenishing! The cupboard is getting bare and we need items suitable for easy cooking and preparation: see the list here »

MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS URGENTLY NEEDED
Meals on Wheels (MOW) Drivers Urgently Needed!!! Can you spare a few hours a week during lunch hour to provide an essential service to your community? Do you have your own vehicle and a valid driver’s license? Then we desperately need your help! To get started simply contact out Volunteer Services staff at 416-645-6000 ext. 1109 or 1881, or write: volunteer@woodgreen.org.

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 »

Taize
More about Taizé here »

Outreach
Those interested in championing Outreach Ministries and/or being a parish contact person for the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund, please let Fr Jonathan or the Leadership Team know.

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 learn? Details ».

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!
BOOKS GALORE
Please browse through the fine selection of books at the back of the church. Make an offer for those you wish to take home, and it won't be refused!
  
WELCOME to ST BARNABAS ON THE DANFORTH
All are welcome at the celebrations of the St. Barnabas community
  • Sunday, August 30 - Pentecost 14
    • 10:30 am ‐ Sung Eucharist
    • No 9 am eucharist on Sunday August 30
    • Guest Celebrant and Preacher, Fr. Lee McNaughton
    • More about Sundays - readings, church school, choir, music, refreshments - see here »
  • Thursday Eucharist - There will not be a Thursday, September 3rd, noon‐hour Eucharist. These weekly celebrations will resume Thursday, September 10, 2015.

  • NOTICE: upcoming services
    • Sunday August 30 - no 9am service
    • Thursday September 3 - no Noonhour Service
    • Regular schedule resumes September 6

  • Taizé - join in a time of relaxed contemplation, prayer and song. All are welcome. Rehearsal starts at 6:30 pm. More about Taizé here »
  • East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community - Austrum Draudze worships at St. Barnabas - details & service information here »

THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY

ORGANIST
We now have an interim organist and are in the midst of a search for a new choir director. The interim organist is Peter Dunphy. Peter generously provided organ music for Taste of the Danforth – much enjoyed by our guests. See choir music page here »
BIBLE STUDY
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 at 7 pm - Bible Study resumes meetings in The Study. New members most welcome
READING OUTLOUD
Reading Outloud is now on a summer hiatus and will resume meeting in The Study on Monday, September 14, beginning with the reading (outloud) of Shakespeare’s Hamlet – catch at this summer’s Stratford Festival »
THURSDAY EUCHARIST
THURSDAYS at 12 noon in the chancel.
Good Friday Reception
Reception at St. Barnabas following the Ecumenical Good Friday Walk

WEEKLY AT ST BARNABAS on the DANFORTH
MANY COMMUNITY GROUPS meet regularly at St. Barnabas. For descriptions and contact information - see here »
  • BOOKING - If you are interested in finding out more about any of the above groups, or booking space for your meetings, classes, events or workshops, please contactMaria or Peter the church office: 416-463-1344 / Location & map » / See Contact us page »
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 »

Riverdale Art 2015 RIVERDALE ART 2015 SHOW & SALE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2015: Opening Reception 6pm -8:30 pm; SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015: 10:30am - 5:00 pm. The 27th year! All new paintings by local artists. Free admission. Entrance off Hampton Avenue. Riverdale Art Show is held at St. Barnabas annually. See this year's poster here »

The Market THE MARKET: ARTS & HANDICRAFTS - VENDORS!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2015 10am -3pm - craft tables, bake table, refreshments and raffle "something for everyone" - Indoor Table Rental – Small Table - $45 Large Table - $55 We are looking for art and handicrafts. If you have something you would like to sell please contact us - email ». View/download the poster 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 »
BACH CHILDREN'S CHORUS & BACH CHAMBER YOUTH CHOIR Bach Children's Chorus at St Barnabas Composer and Pianist Eleanor Daley (left) and founder conductor Linda Beaupre (right) rehearse members of the Children's Chorus for their Spring "In the Mood Concert" in support of St Barnabas' Accessibility Project. The concert also featured The Bach Chamber Youth Choir and Melanie Doane's USchool ukelele virtuosos. The Youth Choir ages 16-24 rehearses weekly at St Barnabas. New members always welcome. Choir website here » Bach Children's Chorus at St Barnabas
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 »

Anglican FoundationThe Anglican Foundation - the community foundation for Anglicans in Canada, whose sole purpose is to nurture and advance, in Canada, the life and work of the Anglican Church of Canada: website »

   
   

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