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TORONTO AUSTRUMU EV. LUT. LATVIEŠU DRAUDZE
East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community
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NEIGHBOURHOOD REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP PARTNERSHIPS - a meeting and a plan have happened - see details here».

LAY PASTORAL VISITORS
The Lay Pastoral Visitors are eager to welcome new members to their team. This could involve visiting housebound parishioners, or helping with delivery of Easter flowers. If you feel called to this ministry of caring, please speak with Fr. Jonathan or Fiona Strachan.

ANGLICAN - UNITED REFUGEE ALLIANCE
AURA is a Canadian charitable organization assisting in the sponsorship and resettlement of refugees. READ MORE HERE »

OUT OF THE COLD
(OOTC) Program
Out of the Cold is a volunteer initiative by Toronto area synagogues, churches and faith communities to serve as Host Sites that offer shelter, hospitality and refuge to people who are homeless in the City of Toronto. ... Donations of winter clothing should be brought to Eastminster United Church (main Jackman Ave. door) until the end of March. Please label all donations with “OOTC”. READ MORE HERE »

CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHS
Photos of the events and people of St Barnabas are welcomed and needed for the upcoming Banner and for inclusion on our website. Please forward these care of the office. Thank you! Fr J.


FOOD BANK DONATIONS
The Deacon’s Cupboard
We need more of these items: Pasta (Popular varieties), Pasta Sauces (Bottled/Canned), Canned Soup, Canned Fruit and Vegetables. Thank you for donations that have filled up the cupboard. see the full list here »


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.

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
St Barnabas This Sunday   Pancake Supper at St Barnabas   Old Wood - New Seeds Guitar Concert
THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY

EVENT CALENDAR WIZ
CALENDAR by-date/time/room listing all events at St. Barnabas - here »
THE BANNER
The Lent Edition of The Banner is ready to pick up at the entrance way. Please help deliver these to others.
THURSDAY EUCHARIST
THURSDAY eucharist at 12 noon.
THE PROPERTY COMMITTEE NEEDS YOU!
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6 @ 10am - If you can help with the cupboard clean out and rearranging the cupboards on please speak with Jane Smith. Let’s all help to keep this house of worship spic and span!
CHANCEL GUILD
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 7 The Chancel Guild meets February 7 following the 10:30 Eucharist. Inquirers welcome.
READING OUTLOUD
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 at 12 noon - We gather in The Study to read important texts 'out loud'. Our new text is the play “Nathan the Wise” by Lessing. No preparation required, just come, relax, listen, read aloud – and bring something munch on, as you wish. All are welcome. See The Study »
BIBLE STUDYPancake supper
MONDAY FEBRUARY 8, 2016 at 6:30pm - Monday Night Bible Study continues in The Study. Led by Deacon Grace Caldwell. Thematic studies, teaching and discussion Scriptures in welcoming and engaged company. Normally every Monday. Please note the new winter season time.
PANCAKE SUPPER
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2016 @ 5-7pm - You are invited to another family‐friendly event: Our Shrove Pancake Supper!Ash Wednesday
START OF LENT: ASH WEDNESDAY
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - Get your Lent off to the right start. Ash Wednesday Penitential Service + Imposition of Ashes and Eucharist at 7:30 pm
ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2016 @ 7:30pm -In The Study. All members of the board and interested church members are welcome.
TAIZÉ SERVICES AT ST. BARNABAS
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2016 & SUNDAY MARCH 13, 2016 - brief rehearsal at 6:30 pm and service at 7 pm. More about Taizé here »
VESTRY MEETING
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2016 after the 10:30am Eucharist All Reports not yet submitted are requested to be sent in by this week.
Old Wood - New Seeds Guitar ConcertOLD WOOD - NEW SEEDS
SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016 @ 8pm - New solo works for guitar by William Beauvais. CD launch and concert: Tickets: $25 includes CD / CDs $15 $20/15 students, seniors, unemployed - at St Barnabas. details here »
BR. ÉMILE of TAIZÉ COMMUNITY IN TORONTO
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016 at 7:30pm - An evening of prayer with the songs Taizé will be held at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 515 Broadview Ave. Br Emile of the Taizé community will be leading us in the prayer. There will likely be a social afterward with further opportunity to ask Br Emile questions. More about Taizé here »
RIVERDALE ART SHOW
Put the 28th Annual Riverdale Art Show and Sale on the calendar for next year. - Friday October 14 and Saturday October 15, 2016. See about recent shows here »
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 »
  • 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 »
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
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 »

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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