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PIER 21 REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP UPDATE
from Jan Goddard

Pier 21 Refugee Sponsorship Group welcomed the Moradi Zadeh family to Canada on the evening of August 15... Read more here »

TORONTO AUSTRUMU EV. LUT. LATVIEŠU DRAUDZE

East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community
see here »

TAIZÉ PRAYER
MEDITATION & MUSIC
Taizé
More about Taizé 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 »

FOOD BANK DONATIONS

The Deacon’s Cupboard
needs replenishing for the summer months: Pasta, Sauces, Kraft Dinner, Peanut Butter, Canned Fruit,
Juices, Sardines
Tuna / Salmon, Crackers/Cookies.

Please leave your
contributions in the hamper at the entrance to the church.


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!
  
Welcome to St. Barnabas!
TaizéThe Seventh Sunday after Epiphany - Sunday, February 19, 2017
  • 9:00 am - Said Eucharist
  • 10:30am - Sung Eucharist
    • Details about Sunday Services here »
  • Vestry - this Sunday after the 10:30am worship service. Please stay for a light lunch and Vestry in the Reception Room.
  • 7:00 pm -Taizé - more about Taizé here »
All are welcome to celebrate at St. Barnabas!
For details about services at St. Barnabas, see here »
Location map here » / Contact info here »

WELCOME TO THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY

EVENT CALENDAR WIZ
CALENDAR by-date/time/room listing all events at St. Barnabas - here »

VESTRY - Annual Meeting of the Parish
  • All Members of Vestry: Please pick up a copy of the Vestry Report 2016 in preparation for Vestry on Sunday, February 19th, 2017 to be held after the 10:30am service.
  • Reports: from the The Incumbent, The Churchwardens, The Treasurer, Parish Ministry Chairs (Advisory Board, Art Show & Sale, Advertising, Chancel Guild, Christmas Market, Community Events at St Barnabas, Envelope Secretary, Flowers-at-the-Altar Ministry, Hospitality, Intercessors, Lay Pastoral Visitors, Monday Night Bible Study, Music, Prayer Chain, Property Committee, Readers, Sides Teams, Social Committee, Sunday Morning Prayer Group and Taizé)
  • The Parish List is available at the back of the church for parishioners to check for Vestry (February 19). If anyone has any question, concerns or changes for the list, they should speak to one of the members of the Parochial Tribunal who are Jane Smith, Teresa Johnson and Lynda Davenport.
  • The 2016 Offertory receipts are available at the back of the church. Please pick yours up.
  • The Banner is now available. Please pick up your copy at the back of the church today.

OUTLOUD
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 - meets at Noon in The Study and will be reading Alice in Wonderland. Live readings, lively discussion - gather and read texts together, in real time, out loud. Discussion flows from what is heard and shared in the moment. For more information, please speak to the Rev. Jeanette Lewis. More about Outloud here »
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 at 6:30pm in The Study - on the book of Exodus. Please speak to Deacon Grace for more information.
Pancake Supper 2017BAROQUE CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT:
LES BAROCUDAS
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017 at 7pm. Baroque chamber music concert featuring Les Barocudas. Marie Nadeau-Tremblay (baroque violin), Ryan Gallagher (viola da gamba), Nathan Mondry (harpsichord), and Benjamin Stein (theorbo) perform music by Bach, François Couperin, and Johann Heinrich Schmelzer. Admission: $20 (General), $5 (Students). St Barnabas location map » | Les Barocudas website » | View/download concert poster here »
COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR: a walk Pancake Supper 2017
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 201 7@ 5-8pm, Kennedy House Youth Services is participating in the Coldest Night of the Year, a super-fun, family-friendly fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless & hurting in over 100 communities across Canada. If you would like to participate in the walk (2, 5 or 10km) or pledge for someone else walking, check out https://canada.cnoy.org/volunteer
Pancake Supper 2017PANCAKE SUPPER
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017 - 5 to 7 pm Pancakes (regular and gluten free) Sausages, Desserts. All welcome! Wheelchair accessible. Adults $6, Children $3 (under 13). View/download poster here » / location map »
WOODGREEN TAX HELPER
As of March 1, 2017 WoodGreen Community Services is offering their annual FREE income tax clinic for individuals living on a low income and have a simple tax return. The tax clinic will run from March 1 to April 29 2017. Brochures are available at the back of the church.

ASH WEDNESDAY
Ash Wednesday Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes
at 7pm on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Ash Wednesday Cathedral Discovery Day
for Children & Youth of the Diocese Children and youth, ages 6-14, of the Diocese of Toronto, are invited to attend a day of worship, learning and fellowship at the Cathedral (at King & Church streets). Last year’s program included: in the morning, workshops focused around the parables of Jesus and an organ demonstration; at mid-day, lunch and participation in the 12:30 Ash Wednesday service; and, in the afternoon, a meet and greet with the Archbishop, a visit to the bell tower, a communion wafer baking workshop and more! Stay tuned for confirmation of the 2017 program! Early drop-off supervision is available from 8:30am. Late pick-up supervision is available until 6:00pm. *A $5 donation is requested to cover lunch and snacks. See registration form for more details. Register 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 »
ST 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 »

ST BARNABAS at TASTE OF THE DANFORTH 2016
Taste of the Danforth 2016 Photos from the Taste of the Danforth - Aug 6 - we had our doors open all day and welcomed many into the church. At 1 pm we had an Organ Recital by our Organist Konrad Harley The dog, Lassie, comes from Sudbury with her owner every year - spends time at the Church

BISHOP MAKES VIDEO CALLING FOR PRAYER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
The Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, has made a YouTube video calling for Christians, especially in the Church of England, to pray for the environment during Creationtide, which runs from 1 September until 4 October. “This is a spiritual issue, not just a technical or economic or scientific issue, but something we need to pray about, to ask God to help us.” The video can be seen here » Prayer and worship resources for Creationtide can be found at here » Hashtag: #SeasonOfCreation

Good Friday Reception
2016 Sacred Concert, Schutz "St John Passion" on Good Friday

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 »

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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