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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 ext 1157.

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 ».

  
WELCOME TO ST BARNABAS ON THE DANFORTH
Sunday BulletinTWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST
Sunday November 18, 2018
  • 9:00am - SAID EUCHARIST
  • 10:30am - SUNG EUCHARIST
    • Find out more about Sundays at St. Barnabas - 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!
  • THURSDAY EUCHARISTS at 12 noon in the Chancel.
  • ACCESSIBILITY elevator is located at the Hampton Avenue entrance
  • NEXT TAIZÉ SERVICE - a quiet meditative service of prayer and song - doors open at 6:30pm for a short rehearsal - 7pm (3rd Sunday of the month)- More on Taizé see here »

PHOTO ALBUMS & GALLERIES
Flickr album  Flickr album  Flickr album
View all St. Barnabas photo albums here »

WELCOME TO THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY

READING OUTLOUD
ALL EVENTS ON
CALENDAR
WIZ at St. Barnabas listed by date time room: here »
MONDAYS - The reading circle meets Mondays at noon-1pm in The Study. 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 formore information.
Toronto Love ProjectTORONTO LOVE PROJECT
2018 WAS A DIFFICULT YEAR for Toronto. Between the tragic attacks of April 23, 2018 in North York, and of July 22, 2018 on Danforth Avenue, the events of this past year have left many of us in shock and heartache. And yet, from this hardship came a number of events, vigils and art installations that created opportunities for communities to come together and begin to heal. The Toronto Love Project [website »] was one such art installation, initiated by Berene Campbell, a Toronto designer and sewer, [website »] in response to the tragedy in North York. Berene collaborated with North York Arts and invited quilters across Canada, and internationally to make colourful quilt banners stitched with messages of hope, peace and love. North York Arts [website »] also invited community members to fill out messages on heart cut-outs that were then added to the quilt pieces. The Toronto Love Project was displayed at the North York Centre from June 25 to September 8, 2018, and for the first time on the Danforth at St Barnabas Anglican Church on Sunday November 11.
Scandalous SanctitySCANDALOUS SANCTITY:
The Lives of Saints, Ancient and New
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 at St. James Cathedral. 6:00 p.m. Service (Cathedral) 6:30 p.m Light Supper (Cathedral Centre) 7:00 p.m. Lecture (Cathedral Centre) - see details here »
Dickens EveningA DICKENS OF AN EVENING!
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018 @ 7pm - A Re-Telling and Re-Creation of Charles Dickens' Christmas Classic A Christmas Carol at St. Aidan's in the Beach Anglican Church - 70 Silver Birch Avenue, Toronto - 416-691-2222 Tickets: $20; children 12 and under free / details here » / map »
REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP SEEKING DONATIONS
We are a group of six sponsoring an Iranian family of three that will be arriving in Canada later this year (arrival date is still uncertain). We are looking for donations of kitchenware (dishes, cooking utensils, pots/pans), housewares (linens, pillows, etc.), furniture, winter clothing, and anything else that may be needed to stock a new home. All donations are welcome and appreciated. We will arrange pick up, though for larger items such as furniture it would be great if you could hold onto the items until the family arrives (we have limited storage space in our small apartments). Please call or email Nick at nkennedy@torys.com or 416-865-7309.
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 »
REZONANCE BAROQUE ENSEMBLE: Concerts at St. Barnabas
  • Rezonance Baroque EnsembleSunday, February 3, 2019 at 2pm - An Italian celebration with singer and multi-instrumentalist Romina di Gasbarro.
  • Rezonance Ensemble website here »
  • Concert also upcoming: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8pm

THE 160th ANNIVERSARY DINNER CELEBRATIONS

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

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 »
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 »


ST BARNABAS
St Barnabas Banner 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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