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

HAVE DINNER WHILE WE WATCH THE KIDS FOR FREE!
Children's Friday Program
WE WILL LOOK AFTER YOUR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN


while you get
an opportunity for
an evening out!
See details here »


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

TAIZÉ PRAYER
MEDITATION & MUSIC
Taizé
More about Taizé
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 CHRISTMAS MARKET MEDIA COVERAGE
Christmas Fair gets snapd
see here »
  
WELCOME to ST. BARNABAS ON THE DANFORTH!
Sunday LeafletTHE THIRD SUNDAY
after EPIPHANY
Sunday, January 21, 2018
  • 9am - Said Eucharist
  • 10:30am - Choral Eucharist
    • DETAILS about Sunday services here »
    • SUNDAY SCHOOL We welcome our children in worship! details »
  • 7:00pm - TAIZÉ SERVICE - All are welcome to join in this quiet and meditative service of prayer and song. A brief rehearsal starts at 6:30 pm. More on Taizé here »

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

ALL EVENTS ON
CALENDAR
WIZ at St. Barnabas listed by date time room: here »
MONDAYS READING OUTLOUD
MONDAYS @ noon - The Out Loud group meets Mondays in The Study. We read aloud for about an hour. Currently we are reading Shakespeare's Macbeth. All are welcome. You may wish to bring a bag lunch with you Backgrounder here »
CHANGE OF OFFICE HOURS
Parish Administrator’s hours will be Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11am – 4pm. Rev Jeanette will be taking her day off on Mondays from now until April, 2018. The Church Office will be open from Monday-Friday. See contacts »
KEEPERS OF THE WATER
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018 at 7pm. The 6th Annual ‘Keepers of the Water Vigil of Lament and Thanksgiving’ Church of the Holy Trinity (Eaton Centre, Toronto) A Place to Pray for the Health of the Environment and the Integrity of our Water. All are wecome. additional information here »
THE SPLENDOUR OF NOTRE DAME
FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018 at at 8pm at St James Cathedral - a celebration of French repertoire including “Messe salve regina” by Castagnet, “Messe solennelle by Vierne, and motets by Duruflé. The organ will be played by David Briggs and the Choir of St James Cathedral will be directed by Robert Busiakiewicz. A pre-concert talk will take place at 7pm and refreshments will be served before the concert begins at 8pm. additional information here »
THE BANNER
ARTICLES & PHOTOS for the February issue of The Banner - the parish newsletter - are due no later than January 28. Please email » or send them to Rev. Jeanette.
TENOR LEAD POSITION
St. Barnabas Anglican Church is seeking a Tenor Lead starting January 2018 Stipend: $320/month. Services on Sundays 10:30am-11:45am Choir rehearsals on Thursdays 7:45pm-9:15pm and Sundays 10:00am-10:15am. Please contact Dr. Konrad Harley, the Parish Music Director, for an audition: harley.konrad@gmail.com. See choir/music page here »

HAVE DINNER WHILE WE WATCH THE KIDS FOR FREE!
Children's Friday ProgramWE WILL LOOK AFTER YOUR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN
while you get an opportunity for an evening out!

Volunteers from St Barnabas are offering a program once a month, on Fridays - The kids will enjoy pizza and juice for dinner, do crafts, hear a bible story, and sing some songs. The fun will happen from 6:30 – 8:30pm on Friday January 26, February 23, March 23 and April 27, 2018.
Attend any, some, or all. Pickup by 8:30 pm.

If your child is in the Day Care at St Barnabas you don’t even have to come here first, we will walk them to the Upper Hall/Reception Room area.

WAYS TO REGISTER

1) Register online - here »
submitting sends a confidential form directly to the church office
OR
2) Download a registration form here »
and email or deliver to the church office.
3) Call or drop by - You may also call the office: 416-463-1344
or drop by the church - office hours here »  /  map here »

All children must be registered at least two days prior to the event.

This program is offered free of charge by St Barnabas Anglican Church.
All volunteers taking part have been through the Diocese of Toronto's "Responsible Ministry" initiative "to help parishes ensure their places of ministry are safe and healthy". The required screening includes police checks and references. For additional information about this screening, visit: www.toronto.anglican.ca/parish-administration/screening


Rezonance Baroque EnsembleCONCERT: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble
Versailles Confidential
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018 at 8pm. Versailles Confidential - French Baroque chamber music & contemporary correspondence.
  • Concert details and poster here »
  • 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.

REPORT FROM SYNOD JANET BROOKER, the parish representative to the Synod of the Diocese of Toronto, has written a short summary report of the November sessions. View / read online and/or download here »

Alternate Lay Delegate to Synod and Outreach Coordinator – These ministries need to be filled for Vestry, if you are interested, please speak to Rev. Jeanette.
Natural Church Development
PANCAKE SUPPER
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018 5-7pm in the Upper Hall. Adults $6 Children $3 (12 and under) Regular and gluten-free pancakes, Ash WednesdaySausages and Dessert. Shrove Tuesday!
ASH WEDNESDAY
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018 - Eucharist with imposition of Ashes at 12pm & 6pm
LENTEN STUDY
"JOURNEY TO THE CROSS" with movies. Join us on Saturday, March 3 at St David’s to watch and discuss a Hobbit movie (parish website »); Saturday, March 10 at St Luke’s for the Planet of the Apes (original) and Saturday March 17 at St Barnabas for To Kill a Mockingbird. Each session will be from 1-4pm.
  • St. David 49 Donlands Ave. Toronto ON. M4J 3N5 416-461-8399
  • St. Luke [website »] 904 Coxwell Ave. Toronto ON. M4C 3G3 416-421-6878
  • St. Barnabas on the Danforth contact info here » / location map here »

soup!SOUP & CHAT
SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018, The NCD committee will be hosting a soup lunch on January 14. We will be serving soup & crackers with coffee for lunch. During lunch, there will be time for you to chat about your faith and your church. Come and share with us what God means to you and how we can help all of us to grow that faith. More about NCD at St. Barnabas (Natural Church Development) here ».

SPECIAL SERVICES: HOLY WEEK & EASTER
MAUNDY THURSDAY Thursday, March 29, 2018
  • Eucharist at 12pm & 6pm
GOOD FRIDAY Friday, March 30, 2018
  • GOOD FRIDAY WALK Join with 5 churches in our area for the Good Friday Walk. It starts at 10am on Friday March 30, 2018. Details TBA
  • GOOD FRIDAY CONCERT St John Passion by Heinrich Schutz Concert – Good Friday 2pm
EASTER SUNDAY April 1, 2018
  • EUCHARIST - services at 9am & 10:30am
    Come and celebrate with us!
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 DevelopmentThe 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 »

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 »
  • Upcoming concerts at St. Barnabas 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

Welch RecitalCONCERT: Piano Recital
SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018 at 4pm - Luke Welch, pianist:

CONCERT: Piano Recital
SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2018, at 2:00pm - Oliver Peart: Piano Recital
  • Upcoming concerts at St. Barnabas here »


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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