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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
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
Riverdale Art Show
The Riverdale Art show
is held at St. Barnabas annually in mid-October. Links to videos and images of the 2018 show - 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
Sundays THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Sunday December 16, 2018
  • No 9am Said Eucharist
  • 10:30am - SUNG EUCHARIST
    • Find out more about Sundays at St. Barnabas - here »Taizé
  • 7:00pm - TAIZÉ - all are welcome to join in this quiet and meditative service of prayer and song. Doors open for a short rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. Service at 7:00 p.m.

  • CHRISTMAS SERVICES at St Barnabas
    • Christmas Eve Monday, December 24, 2018
      • Christmas4:00 pm - Family Service
      • 10:00 pm - Evening Service
    • Christmas Day Tuesday December 25, 2018
      • 10:30 am - Service

  • 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 - normally every Thursday 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
Christmas Wreath WorkshopCHRISTMAS WREATH WORKSHOP for families
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2018: 2-4pm - in the Upper Hall, admission $20 per family. Limited spots available, please reserve yours soon. Respond to Shukura Alleyne via email at childrenst.barnabas@gmail.com or call the church office at 416-461-1344. Details see here »
Dickens EveningIMAGINE ENSEMBLE: CHRISTMAS CONCERT
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2018 - 7pm at St.Barnabas (to 9pm). Director Raffi Altounian presents a seasonal concertfeaturing Duke Ellington's adaptation of The Nutcracker, and Vince Guaraldi's music from A Charlie Brown Christmas, arranged for violin, clarinet, guitar, pedal steel, bass and percussion. Reception following. $30, kids $20. For details, see here »
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.
KENNEDY HOUSE COOKIE BAKEOFF
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2018 @ 10am - at Kennedy House 1076 Pape Avenue. Sign-up sheet at the back of the church. http://www.kennedyhouseyouthshelter.com |  See St Barnabas outreach here »
KENNEDY HOUSE CHRISTMAS TOYS
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2018 - Anyone who can help put together Christmas toys for Kennedy House youth we will be doing it on Thursday, December 20th after the noon Eucharist.
KENNEDY HOUSE: CHRISTMAS WISH
As part of our Outreach in the Parish we support Kennedy House Youth Centre in a variety of ways. Kennedy House Youth Services Christmas Wish List: New pajamas pants, new cotton t-shirts, new socks, , hygiene products(shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste), winter hats, scarves or mitts, nail polish, headphones, new slippers, flip flops, Kennedy Housecandies, money can be given through your envelopes and will be used to purchase gift cards. Visit website: here »    |   See St Barnabas outreach here »
CHRISTMAS CAROLS ON THE DANFORTH
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2018 - join us on the front steps after coffee to sing some Christmas carols for those shopping on the Danforth!
MESSAGE FROM ST. JOHN'S MISSION
As temperatures drop, life becomes increasingly, challenging for Toronto’s homeless, the under housed, children and seniors. Winter is uncomfortable and dangerous. One way you can help is by donating extreme weather supplies to provide protection during this cold season. Winter hats, coats, boots/shoes, long johns, socks, sleeping bags, backpacks. Please drop off items at St John’s Thrift Store: 2155 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C 1K2 Tel: (416) 698-9848 Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
RIVERRiverdale Art ShowDALE ART SHOW 2018
The show is held annually at St.Barnabas in October. Links to media articles, videos and images of the 2018 show - here ».
CHRISTMAS CLEAN-UP
Property Committee needs volunteers for general church clean-up before Christmas. Please talk to Jane Smith or Teresa Johnson for details.
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, 2018
The 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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