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Taize
The Eastertide Taizé service Sunday, May 24 and June 21, with an informal rehearsal at 6:30 pm and the service at 7 pm. Simple chants, silence and prayer - try it! see here »

SPRING OUTDOOR YARD SALE!
Spring Outdoor Yard Sale
SATURDAY MAY 30
10am-2pm details »

VESTRY

Leadership Team Transitions

We said a sincere thank you to Lynn Inniss on her completion of nine years of service on the Leadership Team, as well as welcoming Teresa Johnson to the role of Deputy Warden. We are grateful for Everod Miller's willingness to take on the responsibility of People's Warden, and for Gary Davenport's continuing invaluable contribution as Incumbent's Warden.

Outreach Co-ordinator Opening

There remains an opportunity to serve the parish and the wider community in the role of Outreach Co-ordinator. Working together with the Leadership Team, the Co-ordinator would help champion FaithWorks and the PWRDF in the parish and liaise with Kennedy House, the youth shelter on Pape Avenue supported by the parish.


FOOD BANK DONATIONS
Donations for the Deacon’s Cupboard parish food bank are welcome, especially at this time of the year. Please leave non-perishable items in the wicker basket by the entrance.
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 »

Outreach
Those interested in championing Outreach Ministries and/or being a parish contact person for the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund, please let Fr Jonathan or the Leadership Team know.


CLOTHES for
Out of the Cold
We at St. Barnabas support and have a number of volunteers that assist at the Out of the Cold Program at Eastminster United Church. One of the many ways that you can help is by donating both women’s and men's clothing and shoes. You can leave your donations at the back of the church, or take them directly to Eastminster (across from Timothy’s at the corner of Danforth and Jackman) and leave them inside the Jackman entrance). Please label them "Out of the Cold."

Deacon's Cupboard
THANK YOU
Many thanks to all those who have generously donated non-perishable food items for our Deacon’s Cupboard recently. We’re well-stocked now, but the need will continue throughout the winter.

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 learn? Details ».

Enjoy reading? Enjoy the St Barnabas Book Club !
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!

  
WELCOME to ST BARNABAS ON THE DANFORTH
Easter LilyAll are welcome at the celebrations of
the St. Barnabas community
  • Sunday, April 26, 2015
    The Fourth Sunday of Easter
    • 9:00 am - Said Eucharist
    • 10:30 am - Choral Eucharist
      • More about Sundays - readings, church school, choir, music, refreshments - see here »

  • Thursday Eucharist - @ 12 noon Holy Eucharist in the Chancel
  • Next Taizé Service - Worship and share in quiet reflection, simple songs, and stillness. May 24 and June 21 rehearsal at 6:30 pm, service starts at 7 pm. More about Taizé here »
  • East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community - Austrum Draudze worships at St. Barnabas - details & service information here »
THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY

YARD SALE PLANNING MEETING
SUNDAY, APRIL 26 following the 10:30 am Eucharist
Good Friday Reception
Reception at St. Barnabas following the Ecumenical Good Friday Walk

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR PART-TIME POSITION
The Parish of St Barnabas,Toronto invites applications for the position of part-time Parish Administrator. This will be an interim appointment beginning in May until September. A permanent position may follow. Resumes to be sent to the Wardens, St Barnabas Church, 361 Danforth Ave Toronto, Ont. M4K 1P1 by April 30. To view/download full job description click here »
READING OUTLOUD IN THE STUDY
MONDAY, APRIL 27 at Noon - We will be reading Luigi Pirandelo's pioneering existentialist drama, Six Characters in Search of an Author. All welcome. Noon - 1pm The Study - see here »
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
MONDAY, APRIL 27 at 7 pm - Monday Night Bible Study will resume in The Study. All are welcome.
THURSDAY EUCHARIST
THURSDAYS at 12 noon in the chancel.

WEEKLY AT ST BARNABAS on the DANFORTH
MANY COMMUNITY GROUPS meet regularly at St. Barnabas. For descriptions and contact information - see here »
  • ZHONG WEN TAIJI MONDAYS @ 7:30 pm in Upper Hall - details »
  • YOGA TUESDAYS @ 7:30 pm - Yoga class in Upper Hall
  • MUSICAL MUNCHKINS WEDNESDAYS @ 10:30 am - Reception Room - details »
  • VITAL STEPS WEDNESDAYS @ 11 am in the Upper Hall - details »
  • CANADIAN TAI CHI ACADEMY WEDNESDAYS @ 7 pm - Upper Hall - details »
  • SPORTBALL THURSDAYS @ 9:00 am - Sportball in Upper Hall - details »
  • DANCE CLASSES THURSDAYS @ 7:30 pm - classes in Upper Hall - details »
  • LITTLE KICKERS - SATURDAYS @ 9 am - in Upper Hall - details » [not this week April 11]
  • TORONTO COUNTRY DANCERS
    • Not held Saturday, April 18
    • Saturday, April 25 @ 7:30 pm in the Upper Hall
  • 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 contact Mary in the church office. 416-463-1344 / Lcation & map » / Contact us »

BISHOP'S ANNUAL VISIT
PENTECOST SUNDAY May 24, 2015 - Bishop Yu's next annual parish visit will take place on . Bishop's website »
Spring Yark SaleSPRING OUTDOOR YARD SALE
SATURDAY MAY 30 - 10am-2pm - it’s spring! Time to clear out your attic or the garage, or spare cupboard, or hallway or basement or tool shed items that were new to you once upon a time can find a new lease on life in the eyes of another donate them all to the upcoming St Barnabas (outdoor) yard sale. Proceeds to help green and freshen up our playground for all to enjoy all unsold items will be delivered to Variety Village in support of charities (pick up of donations by arrangement). No clothing or footwear, please! You can drop off items at the church beginning Sunday, April 26th. Mark them “For Yard Sale” and leave them in the hallway outside The Study. Arrangements can be made for items to be picked up where necessary. See poster 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 Neil Houlton or email. For more about the choir, see here ». View repertoire past and present here »


ORGAN & CHOIR at St Barnabas on the Danforth


Bach Children's Chorus at St Barnabas BACH CHILDREN'S CHORUS
The Bach Children's Chorus Concert on Saturday, November 23 saw over 250 people in St Barnabas, almost every available hall filled with young people, and well over $3,000.00 raised for the Organ Fund. All in all, a splendid success and a marvelous evening of music.

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 »
Reception in the Study
A recent reception in The Study during the Elixir Mixer baroque concert, with the "Urban Landscape" paintings of Sharon Helleman on display.
ST BARNABAS BOOK TABLE
The Book Club has graciously offered to oversee a book table that will be located at the back of the church. You are welcome to bring in any books that you would like to pass on and donate to this table - LIMIT of 3 books per person! The books will remain on the book table for a period of 6 weeks, after which time they will be recycled. Everyone is invited to take a book for a small donation of either a loonie or a toonie.
THE RIVERDALE ART SHOW
The Riverdale Art Show is held at St. Barnabas annually in mid-October. The October 2015 dates TBA. See artwork and artists from previous shows at St. Barnabas here »

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 »

Anglican FoundationThe Anglican Foundation - the community foundation for Anglicans in Canada, whose sole purpose is to nurture and advance, in Canada, the life and work of the Anglican Church of Canada: website »

   
   

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