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UP INTO WATERY SKIES
ELIXIR MIXERELIXIR BAROQUE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS
THE ANNUAL ELIXIR MIXER Friday December 12 @ 8 pm - details »
Thanks to all those who contributed, baked, pickled, jammed and preserved; who set up and took down, who publicized, and, of course, who turned out to support, buy and take items home. Special thanks to lead organizers Janet Booker, Jane Smith Helen Taylor and Jenny Reid, and to the choir for their raffle baskets.
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 »
Next Taizé service is Sunday, December 21 at 7 pm. see here »
Donations of nonperishable foods such as pasta & pasta sauce, Kraft Dinner, peanut butter, tinned meat and fish, soups (especially cream of mushroom), etc., are always appreciated by those who come to our door looking for food. Please put your donations in the wicker basket at the back of the church.
Many thanks go to those who have already responded to this request.
CHOIR WELCOMES YOU
Prayer Shawl Ministry
St Barnabas has joined an international Prayer Shawl Ministry movement. Are you a knitter? Want to learn? Details ».
Enjoy reading? Enjoy the St Barnabas Book Club !
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, November 30 - Advent 1
THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY
Reading Outloud Series - Mondays, Noon- 1pm in The Study. From Monday, December 1, join us in reading - outloud, of course! - the original play about sexual politics - Aristophanes' comedy Lysistrata. The Study is accessed by east stairway, south side of the Danforth at Chester. See you in The Study! More about The Study here »
“Up into watery skies” Art Exhibit
featuring paintings by Toronto artist Sharon Helleman - her recent urban landscape paintings, inspired by and reflective of the poetry of Margaret Avison. The exhibit will remain up in The Study until early December. Viewings Sunday mornings or by appointment through the Church Office: 416-463-1344.
THURSDAYS @ 12 noon - Holy Eucharist in the Chancel. Thursday, December 4 - Fr David Hoopes, Presider and Preacher
2015 Church Calendars
A limited number of Anglican Church calendars for 2015 are now available for sale. Please see Helen Taylor to buy yours.
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
MONDAYS @ 7 pm - resumes in The Study on the third Monday in January.
22nd ANNUAL RIVERDALE SHARE CONCERT
SUNDAY DECEMBER 7 @ 3 pm at the Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth. The show features a range of festive music, comedy and dance and provides great entertainment for all ages! Proceeds of the show are donated to local community non-‐ profit programs. Tickets are $20 and are available at The Big Carrot, 348 Danforth; It’s My Party, 423 Danforth and Treasure Island Toys, 581 Danforth, or online at Ticketmaster.ca. For more information visit www.riverdaleshare.com or follow on twitter @riverdaleshare
ELIXIR BAROQUE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS
THE ANNUAL ELIXIR MIXER
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014 @ 8 pm - Three, four, and solo violin concertos by Telemann, Valentini, Vivaldi, and Leclair, works for obligato harpsichord, and more!
Snacks and refreshments at intermission - details here »
WEEKLY HAPPENINGS AT ST BARNABAS
MORE UPCOMING EVENTS: see below or click here »
ZHONG WEN TAIJI
MONDAYS @ 7:30 pm in Upper Hall - details here »
TUESDAYS @ 7:30 pm - Yoga class in Upper Hall
WEDNESDAYS @ 10:30 am - Reception Room - details »
WEDNESDAYS @ 11 am in the Upper Hall - details here »
CANADIAN TAI CHI ACADEMY
WEDNESDAYS @ 7 pm - Canadian Tai Chi Academy in the Upper Hall - details here »
THURSDAYS @ 9:00 am - Sportball in Upper Hall - details »
THURSDAYS @ 7:30 pm - classes - details »
THURSDAYS @ 7:45 pm - Interested in choral singing at St Barnabas? New choir members more than welcome to the first choir practice of the fall season. In the choir room. Please speak to Neil Houlton or email. ... see choir webpage »
SATURDAYS @ 9 am - in Upper Hall - details » cancelled Nov 8 due to Christmas Market in the hall.
TORONTO COUNTRY DANCERS
SATURDAYS @ 2 pm & 7:30 pm - in Upper Hall - details »
As well as parish groups and committees, many community groups also regularly meet at St. Barnabas. For group descriptions and contact information - see here » 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 Mary in the church office. 416-463-1344 / Location & map » / Contact us »
MORE AT ST BARNABAS
Donations continue to be welcomed at Hospitality Hour towards the purchase of a small fridge for The Study. This will help provide refreshments during the construction phase of the Accessibility Project.
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.
Interested in choral singing at St Barnabas? New choir members more than welcome. Please speak to Neil Houlton or email. For more about the choir, see here ». View repertoire past and present here »
BISHOP'S ANNUAL VISIT
Bishop Yu's next annual parish visit will take place on May 24, 2015 Pentecost Sunday. Bishop's website »
ORGAN & CHOIR at St Barnabas
BACH CHILDREN'S CHORUS
The Bach Children's Chorus Concert on Saturday, November 23 saw over 250 people in St Barnabas, almost every available hall filled with young people, and well over $3,000.00 raised for the Organ Fund. All in all, a splendid success and a marvelous evening of music.
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 »ST BARNABAS BOOK TABLE
The Book Club has graciously offered to oversee a book table that will be located at the back of the church. You are welcome to bring in any books that you would like to pass on and donate to this table - LIMIT of 3 books per person! The books will remain on the book table for a period of 6 weeks, after which time they will be recycled. Everyone is invited to take a book for a small donation of either a loonie or a toonie.THE RIVERDALE ART SHOW
The Riverdale Art Show is held at St. Barnabas annually in mid-October . The October 2014 dates TBA. See artwork and artists from previous shows at St. Barnabas here »
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 »