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TAIZÉ PRAYER
MEDITATION & MUSIC
Taizé
Next Taizé - Sunday Sept 17 @ 7pm - More about Taizé here »

NEW ISSUE ONLINE:
THE BANNER
Location mapSee the August/ September 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 SIXTEENTH SUNDAY after PENTECOST
Sunday, September 24, 2017
  • 9:00am - Said Eucharist
  • 10:30am - Sung Eucharist
    • More information about Sunday services - here »
    • Sunday School has started! We look forward to welcoming our children in worship so please spread the word about Sunday School! details »
Let us Bless your Pet
  • Sunday September 24 - Ecumenical Pet Blessing @ 1pm. If the sun is shining we’ll meet at the lawn beside St. Barnabas on the Danforth, 361 Danforth Ave. If the rain is falling, we’ll meet inside Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. Bring your furry (or scaley) friends for a treat and an interdenominational blessing. You can also bring their photos. Download/share the poster (pdf) here »
  • Welcome to St. Barnabas on the Danforth! For details about services at St. Accessibility elevator at the Hampotn Avenue entranceBarnabas, see here » All are welcome! Helping serve and build our people and neighbourhood for 160 years! Location map here » / Contact info here »
  • We will welcome postulant, Matt Root, to St. Barnabas Church. We look forward to his time of learning and ministry with us. See here »
  • Accessibility elevator at the Hampton Avenue entrance
  • Next Taizé - Sunday, October 15 @ 7 pm - a contemplative serive of chants, prayers, short readings, and silence - 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 »
STEP-PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 -6-9:30 pm and every other Tuesday folllowing: Oct 3, Oct 17, Oct 31...
PROPERTY COMMITTEE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 @10am in the Study - Property Committee meeting
SUNDAY SCHOOL IS BACK!
Sunday School is back! Please help spread the news!
The Miracles of JesusCHAT WITH MATT
Matt Root is a postulant for ordination in the Diocese of Toronto.On Sunday, September 17 we will welcome Matt to St. Barnabas Church. We look forward to his time of learning and ministry with us. During his postulancy he is working full time for Public Health Ontario as an Issues Analyst. He has studied Theology and Linguistics and has a keen interest in art, architecture, literature, jazz, and Big Ideas. Matt has resided in Toronto for four years and has also spent time on the West Coast, the Prairies, and the Canadian North. Matt will be starting with us on Sunday Sept. 17th and staying until at least the end of the year. A small committee has been struck to support him however we invite all parishioners to spend some time and chat with Matt. As he is working full time he will only be available on weekends to take part in ministry however I know that you all have a lot that you can share with him to help him as he prepares for ordained ministry in the church.
MONDAYS READING OUTLOUD
MONDAYS 12 noon in the Study - read a book together. Live readings, lively discussion from until 1pm. All welcome.
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
MONDAYS from 6 – 7pm in the Study – studying the Gospel According to St John.
LAY PASTORAL VISITORS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 - There will be a meeting in The Study after the worship service.
SPECIAL VESTRY MOTION
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 - after the 10:30 am service
As part of our 160th anniversary milestone, it is moved that the Wardens be authorized to explore the feasibility of building an exterior accessibility ramp at the corner of Danforth Avenue and Hampton Avenue with a new entrance into the church to enable easier access into our worship space. It is anticipated that this project will not cost more than $300,000 with 50% of the funding coming from St Barnabas and the other 50% from a grant application. Once the details of the project and the status of the grant application are confirmed, the Wardens will bring the project back to the Advisory Board and Vestry for final approval before proceeding with the implementation. Moved by Gary Davenport, Seconded by Everod Miller

It is moved that the Vestry of St Barnabas authorizes the Wardens to be able to proceed with the support of other refugees in partnership with community groups/sponsors assuming there is no financial dependencies for the church. Moved by Jan Booker, Seconded by Gary Davenport

MEHTAB MATTHEW HAS FOUND HOUSING!
We are pleased to share the news that Mehtab found housing in time for the start of the academic year at George Brown College. We wish him well in all his endeavours. Please continue to pray for him.
Location mapTHE BANNER
ISSUE ONLINE - August - September 2017 - scroll through the pages here »
The Miracles of Jesus If you would like to nominate a worthy volunteer, please obtain an information pamphlet at the back of the church. The deadline is September 21, 2017.
The MIRACLES OF JESUS
Explore the relevance for today of The Miracles of Jesus Thursdays following the noon Eucharist from Oct 12 – Nov 16 (bring a bag lunch) OR Sundays following the 10:30 Eucharist from Oct. 15 - Nov 9
EXCEPTIONAL VOLUNTEER AWARDS
Julie Dabrusin, MP, Toronto-Danforth, will be hosting an Exceptional Volunteer Awards recognition ceremony on Saturday, Oct 21st, 2017.If you would like to nominate a worthy volunteer, please obtain an information pamphlet at the back of the church. The deadline is September 21, 2017.
CONCERT: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble Concert
Rezonance Baroque EnsembleSUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017 at 2:00pm. “Liftoff”: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble Concert. Rezan Onen-Lapointe (baroque violin), David Podgorski (harpsichord), Rebecca Morton (baroque cello), and Benjamin Stein (theorbo). We are bringing back our much-loved first concert, featuring the "pop" of the Baroque. Repeating bass lines support virtuosic variations and dazzling solos by Corelli, Biber, Byrd, and more! Admission: $20 in advance online (www.rezonanceensemble.com); $25 adults at the door; $15 students. .
Natural Church DevelopmentNATURAL CHURCH DEVELOPMENT (NCD)
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 »
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.
Natural Church DevelopmentNATURAL CHURCH DEVELOPMENT (NCD)
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 »
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.
Guitar RecitalRIVERDALE 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 »

VARIETY SHOW AND INTERNATIONAL DINNER
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017 - details TBA
CONCERT: Julia Kim
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2017 - Julia Kim, Cello. Details TBA
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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