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TAIZÉ PRAYER
MEDITATION & MUSIC
Taizé
Next Taizé - Sunday November 19 @ 7pm
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TORONTO AUSTRUMU EV. LUT. LATVIEŠU DRAUDZE
East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community see here »

THE BANNER
The Parish Newsletter
the latest issue of
the parish newsletter
online here »

Riverdale Art Show
Riverdale Art 2017
Show & Sale
The 29th Annual Riverdale Art Show and Sale 2017 was held October 13-14, 2017 featuring hundreds of new paintings by local artists. View an online photo album and an archive of past shows here »

Riverdale Art 2017
SNAPD NEWS
Riverdale Art Show
See the Beach Danforth SNAPD news coverage of the art show here »

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 x1157.

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.

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 ».

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!
   St Barnabas welcomes you
All are welcome at St. Barnabas on the Danforth
The Miracles of JesusTHE TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY after PENTECOST
Sunday, November 19, 2017
  • 9:00am - SAID EUCHARIST
  • 10:30am - BAPTISM & SUNG EUCHARIST
    • More information about Sunday services - here »
  • 11:45am - THE MIRACLES OF JESUS - Explore the relevance for today of The Miracles of Jesus - Sundays following the 10:30 Eucharist (until Nov 19) or Thursdays following the noon Eucharist (until Nov 16 bring a bag lunch)
  • Taizé7:00pm - TAIZÉ SERVICE - all are welcome at this quiet, meditative service of chants, prayers, short readings, and silence. More on Taizé here »

  • SUNDAY SCHOOL We welcome our children in worship so please spread the word about Sunday School! details »

  • WELCOME to St. Barnabas on the Danforth - For details about services at St.Barnabas, see here » All are welcome! Accessibility elevator at the Hampotn Avenue entranceHelping serve and build up the people of our church, our neighbourhood, the city, and the world for 160 years! Location map here » / Contact info here »
  • ACCESSIBILITY elevator at the Hampton Avenue entrance

PHOTO GALLERIES

Flickr album  Flickr album  Flickr album

WELCOME TO THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY
ALL EVENTS ON
CALENDAR
WIZ at St. Barnabas listed by date time room: here »

MONDAYS READING OUTLOUD
NORMALLY MONDAYS 12 noon in the Study - The book club with no homework! Mondays at noon in The Study, a group has been meeting for four years to read out loud together. Anyone is welcome. We read for about an hour and usually a few of us enjoy a brown bag lunch together so you are free by 1-1:30pm if you stay for lunch. We are currently reading Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.
PRIMATE'S WORLD RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT FUND (PWRDF)Primate's World Relief & Development Fund
ORDER BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS CARDS and support the programme at the same time.Call Ricky de Castro at 416-924-9199 ext. 318 or email rdecastro@pwrdf.org. PWRDF website » Check poster at the back of the church or view/download poster on St Barnabas site here »
CHURCHES OF RIVERDALE:Holy Eucharist Ukranian Catholic Church
Annual Parish Bazaar
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017 from 9am-3pm. Holy EucharistParish Annual Parish Bazaar. There will be much food served and many treasures to be found. All are welcome. Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church is located at 515 Broadview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. M4K 2N6 416-465-5836, see here »
RECITAL: Cello, Violin, & Piano
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2017 at 2:00pm. Julia Kim (cello) and Konrad Harley (piano) will perform music by Prokofiev and Manuel de Falla. Julia Mirzoev (violin), Julia Kim (cello), and Jack Zhao (piano) will perform Haydn’s Piano Trio in C major, Hob.XV:27. Admission: $20 adults and $10 seniors/students. Other upcoming concerts at St. Barnabas, see here »
PRE-CHRISTMAS CLEANING
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017 at 9:30 am. Help Needed for pre-Christmas Cleaning in the Church Sanctuary. Cleaning supplies will be provided. Many hands make light work!
PARISHIONER PRESENTS "LITERARY TREASURES" AT TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017 - 7-7:40pm at the Toronto Reference Library. "Literary Treasures" - This presentation features the Christmas books of Charles Dickens (1812-1870) who wrote five Christmas books, the most famous of which is The Christmas Carol (1843). The other four Christmas books are the Chimes (1844), The Cricket on the Hearth (1845), The Battle of Life (1846) and The Haunted Man (1848). Full of ghosts and goblins, these five books have helped define the Christmas holiday as one that focuses on families getting together for a traditional meal and gift exchange. The presenter is our parishioner, Dr. Steven Shubert. In the Founders’ Room (1st Floor), Toronto Reference Library - website »
Riverdale ShareRIVERDALE SHARE CONCERT 25th Anniversary
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017 at The Danforth Music Hall 147 Danforth Avenue -doors open at 2:30pm for 3pm
  • a diverse holiday celebration held every December in Toronto’s vibrant Riverdale neighbourhood.
  • made possible by the contributions of residents, businesses, students, volunteers, civic leaders, and some of Toronto’s most celebrated artists.
  • this 100% volunteer-run organisation plans to once again raise over $50,000 and truckloads of food for families in crisis in the community in one afternoon.
  • General Seating: please bring a non-perishabe food item.
  • Tickets on sale now at The Big Carrot 348 Danforth Ave or Treasure Island Toys 581 Danfroth Ave ($25) and at TicketMaster.ca ($29) / Meridian - the offical credit unionof Riverdale Share. Riverdale Share website »

ADVENT STUDY: Awaiting the Light
IN THE DEPTHS OF THE DARKEST SEASON of the year, Advent offers us the promise of encounter and hope in the darkest times of our lives. Please join us in the Study from 12-1 pm for this year's Advent study as we explore our Advent journey through brief readings and discussion together:
  • December 10: Meeting God in the Darkness
  • December 17: Watching for Dawn

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR THE RESIDENTS OF KENNEDY HOUSE
WE WOULD LIKE TO GIVE the 33 residents aged between 18-19 similar items for their Christmas stockings! Please bring donations of hats/ scarves /gloves, earbuds/ earphones, personal toiletries like deodorant, hand lotion, lip balm, travel size shampoo, toothbrushes/ toothpaste, pens and other school items. There are 18 boys and 15 girls. The deadline is December 17. If you prefer to make a monetary donation, that would be helpful as we hope to purchase McDonald’s gift cards for them. A monetary donation will also enable us to buy similar items.

SERVICES OVER THE CHRISTMAS SEASON
  • Advent IV & Christmas EveChristmas candles
    Sunday December 24, 2017
    • 10:30am - Eucharist – Advent IV celebrations
    • 4pm - Family Service – Christmas Eve
    • 10pm - Traditional – Communion Service
  • Christmas Day
    Monday December 25, 2017
    • 10:30am - Eucharist – Christmas Day celebration
  • Sunday after Christmas
    Sunday December 31, 2017 Christmas candles
    • 9am - BCP Eucharist
    • 10:30am - BAS Eucharist
  • NOTE: There will be no 9am service on December 24 and no midweek Eucharist Thursday December 28.
Natural Church DevelopmentNATURAL CHURCH DEVELOPMENT (NCD)
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 »

2018

CONCERT: Michael Pare & Charlotte Abbott
SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2018, at 2pm - Michael Pare, guitar, and Charlotte Abbott, voice - www.michaelpare.ca / www.charlotteabbott.ca
soup!SOUP & CHAT
SUNDAY, JANUARY14, 2018, The NCD committee will be hosting a soup lunch on January 14. Stay after our 10:30am service and join us for some hot homemade soup and a time to chat about our faith together and get to know more about each other. More about NCD at St. Barnabas (Natural Church Development) here »
CONCERT: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble
Rezonance Baroque EnsembleSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018 at 8pm. Versailles Confidential - The Rezonance Baroque Ensemble performs sensational, candid, and acerbic letters of the Marquise de Sévigné were published shortly after her death and revealed a first-person account of 17th-Century France far more personal than the official history. We’ll open some of her mail with you - The life of a courtier in Louis XIV's Versailles, complete with its own soundtrack! See Performer season announcement flier here » / See upcoming concerts at St. Barnabas here »

VESTRY
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018 the annual meeting of the parish immediately following the 10:30 am Eucharist. The deadline for reports will be Sunday, January 21, 2018. Please email your reports to office@stbarnabas-toronto.com or send a hard copy to the office.

CONCERT: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 at 2pm. "Hanel's Heroines" - thrilling and emotional soprano arias are a favourite part of Handel’s operas. The Rezonance Baroque Ensemble teams up with coloratura soprano Vania Chan to perform some of Handel's greatest hits for soprano and orchestra. See Performer season announcement flier here »
Toronto Bach FestivalTORONTO BACH FESTIVAL
MAY 11-13, 2018 – Toronto Bach Festival - Three concerts of sublime music by the incomparable Johann Sebastian Bach. Details TBA http://www.torontobachfestival.com

Welch RecitalCONCERT: Piano Recital
SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018 at 2pm - Luke Welch, pianist: www.lukewelch.ca


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 »

 

   
   

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