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Calendar of Events: 2017
10:30 a.m. Worship Services in the Sanctuary
2nd Sunday of the Month - Free Blood Pressure Clinic - McClure Hall Lounge
1st Tuesday of the Month
1:30 p.m. Book Club - McClure Hall
2:00-4:00 p.m. Community Cafe - McClure Hall
8:15 a.m. Lectionary - Board Room
7:30 p.m. Choir Practice - Music Room
Tuesday, March 21
6:30 p.m. Feeding the Spirit – McClure hall
Monday, March 27
7:00 p.m. Communications Committee – Music Room
Tuesday, March 28
7:00 p.m. Church Council – Upper Club Room
"VARIETIES IN SPIRITUALITY"
During the season of Lent, you are invited to explore the Lenten scripture with your creativity through a variety of art forms - painting, movement, clay... Join co-facilitators Maya Brathwaite and Randi Helmers, and guest leaders in the Music Room every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (except March 15th). Materials will be provided.
LENTEN REFLECTIONS 2017
Our congregation's bi-annual Lenten Reflections booklet is ready for you in the conversation hour at the information table in McClure Hall. In the booklet, 46 members and friends of our congregation have written what a Bible verse means to them personally. You are invited to take one; their thoughts may help you in your personal devotions during Lent.
A $4 contribution would help to offset the cost of printing.
LECTIONARY – THURSDAY
There is an opportunity to join others to discuss the lectionary readings in a relaxed setting. Everyone welcome.
We meet at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday mornings in the Board Room.
Tuesday, April 4th we will discuss Emma Donaghue’s book The Wonder.
We will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Board Room. Everyone is invited who is reading the book. For more information email Bob Farquharson: email@example.com
Join us for a free community dinner. Feeding the Spirit - breaking bread and building community on March 21st in McClure Hall. All are welcome - gluten free and vegetarian options available. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., dinner served at 6:30 p.m., dessert and coffee hour to follow. For more information, contact Jennifer Gordon at Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org Feeding the Spirit is a community event sponsored by the Ricker Fund.
“LIKE” US ON FACEBOOK!
Did you know we have our own Facebook page? Just go to Facebook.com.
In the “Search Facebook” box, type in Bloor Street United Church. You’re now at the home page of our Facebook site. Now click on the “like” box.
Check out the fascinating pictures, articles and other items posted by Stephen Milton.
Or just click following to go directly to our Facebook Page: Bloor Street United Church on Facebook
COURTYARD DOOR LOCKED AT 7 P.M. WEEKDAYS
In an effort at security measures, we will be locking the courtyard door at 7:00 p.m. on weekdays. Please use the parking lot door off Huron as an entrance. If you are already in the building after that time, you can still use the courtyard door as an exit.
PARISH NURSING - EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP: BRAIN FITNESS
Come to the Upper Club Room following the service on Sunday, March 19th for an educational workshop on Brain Fitness: Exercising Your Brain with Andrea Wilkinson, PhD. Light refreshments will be available.
Nancy Gordon, Parish Nurse, RN holds free blood pressure clinics in the McClure Hall Lounge after worship on the second Sunday of the month. You may email email@example.com or call and leave a confidential message at 416-924-7439, ext. 29.
NABS – Not [just] a Bible Study
20 and 30 somethings meet in the Lower Club Room after worship every second Sunday of the month.
If you would like to see what they’ve been up to, visit https://nabsatbsuc.wordpress.com
We welcome Emma Ceruti as the NABS Spiritual and Administrative Co-ordinator. You may email Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org
SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE
LENDING LIBRARY – INDIGENOUS TITLES & AUTHORS
We have added some new titles to our lending library of books by indigenous authors. Newer titles on First Nations topics have also been donated by members. Books can be borrowed on Sundays at the
Information Table. Some titles to check out:
* Gord Downie The Secret Path;
* Joseph Boyden Wenjack;
* Lee Maracle Memory Serves;
* Drew Hayden Taylor Take Me to Your Chief;
* Duncan McCue The Shoe Boy;
* Edmund Metatawabin Up Ghost River;
* Gail Anderson-Dargatz The Spawning Grounds
TRIP TO PALESTINE/ISRAEL
An exciting 10 day trip to The Holy Land is being sponsored by the BC Conference of The United Church of Canada and led by Marianna Harris and Lisa Reinders.
The dates are April 18th – 28th. During this time, George Bartlett, Chair of our Council, will be there. There will be an
opportunity to visit George and witness the work he is involved in. Please see the poster by clicking here for more info.
Are you interested in helping with serving Communion, one or two or more times in the coming months? If so,
please contact Gaye-Frances Alexander (416-698-8669) or email@example.com. This includes anyone who has, or has never before helped with communion.
ASSISTED LISTENING SYSTEM
Assisted Listening System devices are available for sign-out at Sunday morning services. Please see the audio operator at the soundboard. They can be returned to the operator at the end of the service.
CHURCH & COMMUNITY:
QUEEN OF KATWE - Free Movie Screening for Youth
Come meet Phiona and get inspired. Monday, April 3rd from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E. Youth are invited to a free movie screening and Q&A with special guests Phiona and her coach Robert from the Disney movie Queen of Katwe. Hear an inspiring story from a real hero! Phiona has overcome great obstacles. For free tickets, go to https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/beautiful-world-canada-foundation/events/movie-screening-with-the-queen-of-katwe/