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Taize
Taizé services will resume in the fall. see here »

YARD SALE SUCCESS
Yard Sale Success: The most recent tally puts the total raised at $1,000! Proceeds are being dedicated to greening the playground area used by the Day Care and the wider community.

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.

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 summer.

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 ».

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
All are welcome at the celebrations of the St. Barnabas community
  • Sunday, July 5 - Pentecost 6
    • 9:00 am - Said Eucharist
    • 10:30 am - Sung Eucharist
    • More about Sundays - readings, church school, choir, music, refreshments - see here »
  • Thursday Eucharist - @ 12 noon Holy Eucharist in the Chancel
  • East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community - Austrum Draudze worships at St. Barnabas - details & service information here »
THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY

CANADA DAY
Wednesday July 1 - Office and Daycare are closed for Canada Day
APPLICATIONS INVITED: CHOIR DIRECTOR & ORGANIST
THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF SAINT BARNABAS ON THE DANFORTH, TORONTO, opposite the Chester subway stop, invites applications for the position of Choir Director and Organist. The volunteer choir of 16 voices, anchored by four paid leads, offers a variety of service settings and anthems at the weekly 10:30 a.m. Sunday Choral Eucharist. The 4 manual Woodstock organ, regularly maintained, is complemented by excellent acoustics. This position involves a minimum of 12 hours per week with compensation commensurate with experience and RCCO guidelines. Compositional and improvisatory abilities will be welcomed but are not essential. Recent repertoire may be viewed here » and choir webpage here » Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and names of three references at earliest convenience, but no later than July 3, 2015 c/o The Wardens and Clergy of St Barnabas, 361 Danforth Ave. Toronto, Ontario. M4K 1P1. Tel. 416.463.1344. email: office@stbarnabas-toronto.com
NEW FACES FAMILIAR PLACES
Peter Dunphy and Maria Ling have taken up Mary Ranni’s administrative duties. Peter updates and computerizes files while Maria attends to our numerous renters and tenants. We will be reviewing these positions in September in light of the lessons learned through the summer.
MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS URGENTLY NEEDED
Meals on Wheels (MOW) Drivers Urgently Needed!!! Can you spare a few hours a week during lunch hour to provide an essential service to your community? Do you have your own vehicle and a valid driver’s license? Then we desperately need your help! To get started simply contact out Volunteer Services staff at 416-645-6000 ext. 1109 or 1881, or write: volunteer@woodgreen.org.
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
The Monday night Bible Study will resume in the fall.
THURSDAY EUCHARIST
THURSDAYS at 12 noon in the chancel.
TWENTY-TWO DAYS - TRUTH & RECONCILIATION COMMISSION
The Anglican Church of Canada is marking the closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and its work to address the tragic legacy of Indian residential schools with a project reflecting one of the event’s key themes - that this ending is just the beginning. www.22days.ca - We are invited to learn more about the TRC and the history of Indian Residential Schools; to watch to the daily sacred stories videos; to reflect and pray; and to make a commitment to continue the journey towards reconciliation. Visit the Diocesan website www.toronto.anglican.ca
BOOKS GALORE
Please browse through the fine selection of books remaining from the recent Yard Sale. Make an offer for those you wish to take home, and it won't be refused.
Good Friday Reception
Reception at St. Barnabas following the Ecumenical Good Friday Walk

WEEKLY AT ST BARNABAS on the DANFORTH
MANY COMMUNITY GROUPS meet regularly at St. Barnabas. For descriptions and contact information - see here »
  • Mama Dances MONDAY June 29 @ 10 am
  • 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 the church office. 416-463-1344 / Location & map » / See Contact us page »
BACH CHILDREN'S CHORUS & BACH CHAMBER YOUTH CHOIR Bach Children's Chorus at St Barnabas Composer and Pianist Eleanor Daley (left) and founder conductor Linda Beaupre (right) rehearse members of the Children's Chorus for their Spring "In the Mood Concert" in support of St Barnabas' Accessibility Project. The concert also featured The Bach Chamber Youth Choir and Melanie Doane's USchool ukelele virtuosos. The Youth Choir ages 16-24 rehearses weekly at St Barnabas. New members always welcome. Choir website here » Bach Children's Chorus at St Barnabas
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 »
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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