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TAIZÉ PRAYER
MEDITATION & MUSIC
Taizé
Next Taizé - Sunday October 15 @ 7pm - More about Taizé here »

Guitar Recital
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 »

TORONTO AUSTRUMU EV. LUT. LATVIEŠU DRAUDZE

East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community
see here »

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.

THE BANNER
Location mapSee the August/ September 2017 issue of the parish newsletter 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

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
TaizéThe Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, October 15, 2017
  • 9:00am - Said Eucharist (Anointing)
  • 10:30am - Sung Eucharist (Anointing)
  • 7:00pm - Taizé - all are welcome at this a quiet meditative worship service of chants, prayers, short readings, and silence: more on Taizé here »
  • More information about Sunday services - here »
  • The Miracles of JesusSunday School We welcome our children in worship so please spread the word about Sunday School! details »
  • 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 19
  • Welcome to St. Barnabas on the Danforth! For details about services at St.Barnabas, see here » All are welcome! Helping serve and build our people and neighbourhood for 160 years! Location map here » / Contact info here »Accessibility elevator at the Hampotn Avenue entrance
  • Accessibility elevator at the Hampton Avenue entrance

PHOTO GALLERIES
Flickr album  Flickr album  Flickr album

WELCOME TO THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY

EVENTS ON
CALENDAR WIZ
CALENDAR by date time room listing all events at St. Barnabas - here »
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 FRIDAY OCTOBER 13, 2017 - Opening Reception, 6:00 pm -8:30 pm. All are welcome SATURDAY OCTOBER 14, 2017 - 10:30 am - 5:00 pm Hundreds of new paintings by local artists. Free admission Note: Wheelchair accessible via the elevator located at the Hampton Avenue entrance. Riverdale Art Show Volunteers are needed to help set up in the Upper Hall on Thursday October 12th at 7pm and to clean up on Saturday October 14th at 5pm. If able and willing, please speak to Jane Smith. See details 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.
THREE FAITH TRADITIONS RESPONDING TO ONE QUESTION
SUNDAY October 15, 2017 -2-4pm - In the current struggle for the soul of humanity, is religion an asset or an obstacle? Learning@Redeemer invites all to come together for an afternoon of thoughtful discussion as The Rev’d Canon John Hill - Presbyter, Anglican Diocese of Toronto, Rabbi Michael Stroh - Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Har Zion, and Dr. Liyakat Takim - Sharjah Chair in Global Islam, McMaster University help us to understand how each tradition responds to the question and what we share in common. Please register through the Redeemer church website or by calling the Redeemer church office to ensure a seat is waiting for you. 162 Bloor Street West (at Avenue Road) Toronto, 416.922.4948 www.TheRedeemer.ca

Walking with our Sisters
WALKING WITH OUR SISTERS
OCTOBER 15-29, 2017 - (WWOS) is a commemorative art installation travelling across Turtle Island featuring more than 1,900 pairs of moccasin vamps (tops) created and donated in memory of more than a thousand murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit people. More than an exhibit, WWOS is a memorial ceremony, following traditional Indigenous protocol and led by Elders, made available to the public in selected locations. The work exists primarily as a floor installation made up of “vamps” – the tops that are intentionally not sewn into moccasins acknowledging the unfinished lives they represent. Participants remove their shoes and walk alongside the paths in a prayerful act of honouring and remembering. WWOS is on a seven-year tour in Canada and part of the United States and will end in 2019. At the Aboriginal Education Centre, 16 Phin Avenue (Donlands & Danforth) For more information email: wwostoronto@gmail.com Or visit: http://walkingwithoursisters.ca/
MONDAYS READING OUTLOUD
NORMALLY MONDAYS 12 noon in the Study - The book club with no homework! Mondays at noon in The Study, a group has been meeting for four years to read out loud together. Anyone is welcome. We read for about an hour and usually a few of us enjoy a brown bag lunch together so you are free by one o'clock or one-thirty if you stay for lunch. We are currently reading Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
Normally MONDAYS from 6 – 7pm in the Study – studying the Gospel According to St John.
STEP-PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
TUESDAY OCTOBER 17, 2017 -6-9:30 pm and every other Tuesday folllowing: Oct 31, Nov 14...
Messy ChurchMESSY CHURCH
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017 - from 11am – 1pm in the Lower Hall. Open to Children of all ages, come for a time of crafts, sing songs and share a meal together all around the theme of “Creation”. Messy Church is free and open to all. All children must be accompanied by at least one adult to join in the fun. More about what is Messy Church? Info here »
EXCEPTIONAL VOLUNTEER AWARDS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017 Julie Dabrusin, MP, Toronto-Danforth, will be hosting an Exceptional Volunteer Awards recognition ceremony.
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. More about this here » / Upcoming concerts at St. Barnabas, see here »
Location mapTHE BANNER
ISSUE ONLINE - August - September 2017 - scroll through the pages 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 »
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 »

HYMN SING AND ORGAN CONCERT
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017 - at 2pm at St Barnabas Church. Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Organist Lauma Akmene from Latvia and the Toronto Latvian Choristers will be leading the Hymn Singing. All are welcome. A freewill offering will be taken. Refreshments will follow the programme.
VARIETY SHOW AND INTERNATIONAL DINNER
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017 - details TBA
CONCERT: Prokofiev, de Falla, & Haydn
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2017 at 2:00pm. Julia Kim (cello) and Konrad Harley (piano) will perform music by Prokofiev and Manuel de Falla. Julia Mirzoev (violin), Julia Kim (cello), and Jack Zhao (piano) will perform Haydn’s Piano Trio in C major, Hob.XV:27. Admission: $20 adults and $10 seniors/students. Other upcoming concerts at St. Barnabas, see 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 »
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 »

2018

REZONANCE BAROQUE ENSEMBLE: Versailles Confidential
Rezonance Baroque EnsembleSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018 at 8pm. The sensational, candid, and acerbic letters of the Marquise de Sévigné were published shortly after her death and revealed a first-person account of 17th-Century France far more personal than the official history. We’ll open some of her mail with you - The life of a courtier in Louis XIV's Versailles, complete with its own soundtrack! See Performer season announcement flier here » / See upcoming concerts at St. Barnabas here »
REZONANCE BAROQUE ENSEMBLE: Handel's Heroines
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 at 2pm. Thrilling and emotional soprano arias are a favourite part of Handel’s operas. We’re teaming up with coloratura soprano Vania Chan again to perform some of Handel's greatest hits for soprano and orchestra.See Performer season announcement flier here »
Toronto Bach FestivalTORONTO BACH FESTIVAL
MAY 11-13, 2018 – Toronto Bach Festival - Three concerts of sublime music by the incomparable Johann Sebastian Bach. Details TBA http://www.torontobachfestival.com

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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