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TORONTO AUSTRUMU EV. LUT. LATVIEŠU DRAUDZE
East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community see here »

SEX EDUCATION
On Friday, Premier Doug Ford opened up the promised parental consultation process on sex ed by launching the Ontario government's consultation website ». Based on feedback from the consultation (which closes December 15) the Ford administration will write a new sex ed curriculum.

DEAR ST BARNABAS

WOW! You’ve done it again! The donations for back to school were incredible. Truly amazing. Our youth LOVED the gift cards and all the little bits of jewellery. These gifts truly help with their confidence in knowing someone cares and someone acknowledges them. Thank you for always caring and thinking of youth at Kennedy House. We appreciate all your constant support. Michelle, Kennedy House” - for more about St Barnabas & Kennedy House - see here »


TAIZÉ @ CHURCH PRAYER
MEDITATION & MUSIC
Taizé
NEXT TAIZÉ@CHURCH - all are welcome next October 21 (3rd Sunday of the month)
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.

FOOD BANK DONATIONS
The Deacon’s Cupboard
needs replenishing: canned salmon, luncheon meat, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, crackers and canned soups. Please leave your contributions in the hamper at the entrance to 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 x1157.

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 »

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
The Riverdale Artshow is held at St. Barnabas annually in mid-October. See here »
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 ».

ST BARNABAS CHRISTMAS MARKET MEDIA COVERAGE
Christmas Fair gets snapd
see here »
  
Welcome to St.Barnabas on the Danforth!
Sunday Bulletin ST. LUKE, The Evangelist
October 21, 2018
Celebrate with us! All are welcome!

  • 9:00 am - SAID EUCHARIST
  • 10:30 am - CHORAL EUCHARIST
  • 4pm - CHEW ON THIS - World Food Day multifaith march - see here »
  • 7 pm - TAIZÉ SERVICE - a quiet meditative service of prayer and song - doors open at 6:30pm for a short rehearsal - 7pm October 21 Taizé(3rd Sunday of the month)- More on Taizé see here »

  • ALL ARE WELCOME to St. Barnabas on the Danforth! Come celebrate with us. Helping serve and build up the people of our church, our neighbourhood, the city, and the world for 160 years!
  • WE WELCOME SHUKURA - Shukura Alleyne is our new Youth/Children’s Minister. She will be in charge of Sunday School from now on. If you’re able to volunteer please speak to her today. It is hoped that in the near future she will be beginning a Youth Group. Please say hello to her. email »Accessibility elevator at the Hampton Avenue entrance
  • THURSDAY EUCHARISTS at 12 noon.
  • ACCESSIBILITY elevator at the Hampton Avenue entrance

WELCOME TO THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY
ALL EVENTS ON
CALENDAR
WIZ at St. Barnabas listed by date time room: here »

EMAIL DISRUPTION
Despite IT assistance to fix problems with emails not functioning properly, we have found it necessary to set up new email accounts:
LAY PASTORAL VISITORS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 - Pastoral Visitors meeting this Sunday at 12:00 noon in the Study.
Chew on This - World Food DayWORLD FOOD DAY: CHEW ON THIS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018 2:30-4:00pm - To mark World Food Day the international day for the eradication of poverty join the Danforth multi-faith community. Our anti-poverty parade will start at the Madinah Masjid at 1015 Danforth Ave. (near Donlands). Come and assist in handing out hunger and poverty awareness in Canada info. View/download the Poster here »
HAVE A ROOM TO RENT?AURA logo
AURA is looking for someone with a room to rent to a 19 year-old student from Afghanistan. Please talk to Rev. Jeanette if you can do this. AURA is a Canadian charitable organization with 30+ years' experience assisting and empowering groups in the welcoming, sponsorship and resettlement of refugees with compassion and understanding. More about AURA here »
READING OUTLOUD
MONDAYS -The reading circle meets Mondays at noon in The Study. We are reading Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”. No homework! We read aloud together & discuss as we go. Casual, informative, entertaining & fun! All are welcome. Read more here »
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
Each Monday evening in the Study at 5:30 pm, please join us - all are welcome. Chat with Deacon Grace Caldwell for more information.
CONCERT: THE QUEEN'S SIX
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - The Queen’s Six, the acclaimed vocal ensemble from Windsor Castle will be in concert at St. James Cathedral King & Church Sts. Tickets: $30, available online and at the door. Cathedral website » / Choir website »
STUDY THE PARABLES OF JESUS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018 @ noon in The Study - this week - The Parable of the Two Debtors (Luke 7:36-50) - read a short summary introduction here »

Outreach conference
ANNUAL OUTREACH & ADVOCACY CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2018 - 9:30 am - 3:30pm at Havergal College (1451 Avenue Rd south of Lawrence) An excellent opportunity for learning, sharing and networking among clergy and laypeople passionate about outreach, social justice and creation care. - read more here »
CONCERT:parliament of world religions 2018 DAVID BRIGGS REQUIEM
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - exquisite, French-inspired harmonies by renowned organist David Briggs will be performed with the Choir of St. James Cathedral. - read more here »
Christmas Market
THE CHRISTMAS MARKET
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018 10am-3pm - artisinal crafts, bake table, fine art, refreshments, jams & jellies, jewellery, face painting, raffle table and more! - larger view/ poster download here »
  • CHRISTMAS MARKET BAKE TABLE NOVEMBER 3 2018 We are looking for Volunteers to help at the Bake Table. Please consider assisting with this very important Table at the Market. There is a list at the Back of the Church - Times are listed. We also will need donations of Home Baked goods - Loaves, Cookies, Squares, Pies, Cakes - just to name a few.
  • ST . BARNEY’S DINER This is a Snack Bar that we have at the Market . We do need Volunteers to help serve - if you are able to assist with this area, please sign the List at the back of the church. We welcome the men of the church to come and assist us with the Snack Bar. Any questions, please see Helen Taylor Thank you in advance. Helen Taylor 416-243-2526
ANNUAL CARIBBEAN DINNER
NOVEMBER 3, 2018 Tickets are now available for annual Bishops Arthur Brown and Basil Tonks dinner at St. Andrew, Scarborough, 2333 Victoria Ave., Toronto. The Eucharist will start at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Archbishop Colin Johnson. Tickets are $60. The annual Arthur Brown and Basil Tonks Dinner will take place on Oct. 22 at St. Andrew, Scarborough, 2333 Victoria Park Ave. Tickets are $60. Funds raised will support the work of the church in the Province of the West Indies. Bishop Peter Fenty will celebrate the Eucharist at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. with guest speaker Bishop Howard Gregory of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. For tickets, contact Wilbur Anderson at 416-445-8664 or Marjorie Fawcett at 416-446-6061.
REZONANCE BAROQUE ENSEMBLE
Concerts at St. Barnabas 2018-19 Season
  • Sunday, November 4, 2018, 2pm
  • Sunday, February 3, 2019, 2pm
  • Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8pm
  • Rezonance Ensemble website here »
KENNEDY HOUSE
As part of our Outreach in the Parish we support Kennedy House Youth Centre in a variety of ways. This fall a lot of the residents are in need of new supplies such as back packs, deodorant, body spray, hair elastics, chapstick & hand sanitizer. If you can provide any of these items please place them in the box at the back of the church and we will deliver them at the end of Kennedy HouseAugust. Any money donated will be used to purchase Amazon.ca or Shoppers Drug mart cards which they need. Visit website: https://kennedyhouse.org    |   See St Barnabas outreach here »

THE 160th ANNIVERSARY DINNER CELEBRATIONS

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


PHOTO ALBUMS & GALLERIES

Flickr album  Flickr album  Flickr album
View all St. Barnabas photo albums 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 »
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR OUTREACH CONFERENCE
The annual Outreach and Advocacy Conference on Oct. 27 at Havergal College, 1451 Avenue Rd., Toronto. This year’s theme is “Transformed Hearts, Transforming Structures. The registration fee of $30 ($15 for students/unemployed) includes lunch. Learn more and/or register here »

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA CONCERT AT ST BARNABAS
Concert at St. Barnabas April 13, 2018The 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 »
PARLIAMENT OF THE WORLD'S RELIGIONS 2018 in Toronto
NOVEMBER 1-7, 2018 THE PROMISE OF INCLUSION - THE POWER OF LOVE parliament of world religions 2018More than 10,000 people 200+ spiritual traditions and 80+ nations will participate in an interfaith gathering at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Seven days with more than 500 programs, workshops, and dialogues, alongside music, dance, art and photography exhibitions, and related events presented by the world’s religious communities and cultural institutions - see poster here » / see website 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!

 

 

   
   

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