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TORONTO AUSTRUMU EV. LUT. LATVIEŠU DRAUDZE
East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community see here »

NEWSLETTER

THE BANNER
Our next edition of the Banner will be coming out just before Easter. Please have any submissions you want to see in it to me by March 17 email »


TAIZÉ @ CHURCH PRAYER
MEDITATION & MUSIC
Taizé
TAIZÉ@CHURCH
3rd Sunday in the month @ 7pm -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 the office 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 »

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
  • SundaySIXTH SUNDAY
    after EPIPHANY

    February 17, 2019
    • 9:00 am - Morning Prayer
    • 10:30 am - Morning Prayer
    • 7:00pm - Taizé Service- more about Taizé here »
    • More information about services here »Taizé


  • 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!
  • ANNUAL VESTRY MEETING - There will be no 9am service on March 3, 2019 and we request all members attend the 10:30am service and then stay for lunch and Vestry.
  • THURSDAY EUCHARISTS - normally every Thursday at 12 noon in the Chancel. PLEASE NOTE: Thursday February 14 Noon Accessibility elevator at the Hampton Avenue entranceEucharist is canceled.
  • ACCESSIBILITY elevator is located at the Hampton Avenue entrance

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

WELCOME TO THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY
MONDAY OUTLOUD
ALL EVENTS ON
CALENDAR
WIZ at St. Barnabas listed by date time room: here »
MONDAYS - A reading circle meets Mondays at noon-1pm in The Study. No homework! We read aloud together & discuss as we go. Casual, informative, entertaining & fun! Currently we are reading The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio. 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. PLEASE NOTE: Starting February 21, Monday Night Bible Study will be changed to Thursday afternoons after the Noon Eucharist 1:00 - 2:00 pm located in the Study.
COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2019 - 5:00 – 8:00 pm -Fundraiser for Kennedy House. 2km, 5km, and 10 km walks from St Barnabas and return. Walking along Danforth. Details at back of church. Please speak to Helen for details. More about Keenedy House on the St. Barnabas Outreach page here »
TaizéNISBET LODGE
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2019 - 2:15pm - St Barnabas conducts worship services for the residents of Nisbet Lodge on the 4th Sunday of each month at 2:15pm (except during July & August). Care to assist? Call the office. Visit Nisbet Lodge website »
CHILDREN'S CLOTHING EXCHANGE
St Nicholas Birchcliff is hoping to start a children's clothing exchange in their church. They are looking for clothing items from baby sizes to age 12 yrs. Please contact them directly if you have anything you could donate. 416-691-0449 or email office@stnicholasbirchcliff.com - visit their website here »
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 bydonating 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

ANNUAL PARISH VESTRY MEETING
There will be no 9am service on March 3, 2019 and we request all members attend the 10:30am service and then stay for lunch and Vestry.
PANCAKE SUPPER
TUESDAY MARCH 5, 2019 5:00 – 7:00 pm, $6 for adults. We will need volunteers for preparation and serving at the dinner. Sign-upsheets are at back of Church. Please speak to Helen for more information.

Bach Walk 2019
5TH ANNUAL TORONTO BACH WALK
Saturday, March 23, 2019. Free admission (donations welcome).
Music by Bach
  • 1:00pm Organ Recital by Stefani Bedin at Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. (corner of Jackman Ave.)
  • 2:00pm Chamber Music Recital at Danforth Church, 60 Bowden St. (corner of Danforth Ave.)
  • 3:00pm Organ Recital by Konrad Harley at St. Barnabas Church, 361 Danforth Ave. (corner of Hampton Ave.)
    TTC: the Chester Station on the Danforth Line 2
  • Facebook website here »
REZONANCE Rezonance Baroque EnsembleBAROQUE ENSEMBLE Concerts at St. Barnabas
  • Concert upcoming: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8pm
  • Rezonance Ensemble website here »
TENOR LEAD POSITIONRiverdale Art Show
St. Barnabas Anglican Church is seeking a Tenor Lead. For details re: choral service, rehearsals,and stipend, see choir/music page here »
RIVERDALE 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 ».

THE 160th ANNIVERSARY DINNER CELEBRATIONS

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


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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