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Calendar of Events: 2016
10:30 a.m. Worship - Sanctuary
1st Sunday of the Month Congregational Lunch - McClure Hall
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
PARISH NURSE and BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC
If you would like to leave Nancy Gordon, RN, Parish Nurse a confidential voicemail message, call 416-924-7439, ext. 29.
LECTIONARY – THURSDAY
There is an opportunity to join others to discuss the lectionary readings in a relaxed setting. Everyone welcome.
We will reconvene on September 15th.
ATTENTION ALL YOU 'CRAFTY' PEOPLE
(Quilters, Knitters, Sewers, Painters, etc.) Saturday afternoons from 1:00-4:30 p.m. we have a room with good natural light to work on projects. Come and go as suits your schedule. N.B. Most days we are in the Upper Club Room but some days in the Music Room - check room listings.
“LIKE” US ON FACEBOOK!
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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.
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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.
SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE
REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP - UPDATE
The Canadian Embassy has asked for the passports of our sponsored family, which we understand means they will be arriving in Canada soon. Originally a member of the congregation had offered her house on a temporary basis for the family, but because of the delay in the family's arrival this housing is no longer available. If someone has, or knows of someone who has, housing that can be used for a family of five for between 1-3 months, please contact Liz Tinker at email@example.com
REFUGEE OUTREACH PROGRAM - SUMMER CAMPING FUNDRAISING (almost there - 83% of our goal!)
Thanks to everyone who has contributed already to the Summer Camp Sponsorship fund for the Refugee Outreach Program. So far, $5,852 has been contributed to our $7,000 goal for 2016. We are very lucky this year to have 3 teen volunteers from the Saturday program accepted into Camp Scugog's Leader-in-Training program, providing a wonderful opportunity for them to learn and contribute. Donations are welcome at any time and can be put in the offering plate on Sunday or left with the office staff Monday through Friday. Cheques can be made out to Bloor Street United Church, with "Camping" on the memo line of your cheque. For more information speak with Sue Kaiser 416-599-0689 or Francisco Venegas 416 671-6970.
COME SING IN OUR CHOIR!
If you'd be interested in joining the choir,
please speak with David Passmore, Music Director, after the service or contact him at 416-924-7439, ext. 30 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 AND COMMUNITY
ANNEX FAMILY FESTIVAL
Sunday, June 26th from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. this free family-friendly festival takes place on Bloor St. W. between Bathurst and Spadina. For more information: www.annexfamilyfestival.org
TORONTO PRIDE 2016
The 10 Day Toronto Pride Festival will be held through Sunday, July 3rd with the theme, "You Can Sit with Us". See the full calendar of events for Pride Month in the Pride Guide: https://issuu.com/intorontomag/docs/official_pride_guide_2016?e=1858183/35588969%C2%A0
INVITING YOUR STORIES ABOUT ADOPTION
Seeking stories about adoption and forming families of choice. Do you have a story to tell about adoption? The Theology of Adoption working group would be honoured to hear it. If you have been affected by adoption as an adoptee, parent, grandparent, family member, or in some other way, you are invited to tell your story. These experiences may be positive, negative, or mixed - How has adoption shaped your sense of identity and belonging? How has it influenced your faith? You are welcome to respond with a spoken or written story, or by submitting an original video, photgraph, piece of art, music, or other form of expression. Your stories will inform our work expressing a theology of adoption for the United Church. (Personally identifying features of the stories will be changed. Your permission will be sought before sharing your stories in widely distributed format.) Responses by July 15th via: email firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail John Young, The United Church of Canada, 3250 Bloor St. W., Suite 300, Toronto, ON, M8X 2Y4; or fax John Young at 416-231-3103.
INSTRUMENTS FOR NATIVE MUSIC SUMMER CAMPS
Seeking contributions of new or used instruments, especially rhythm section - drum kit, percussion, electric pass, electric guitar and amplifiers, for native youth music camps this summer. It would be great to have small wind instruments for lung development such as recorders, harmonicas, melodicas, etc. Please contact Kenny Kirkwood to arrange drop-off or pick-up in June (email@example.com)
INTERCHURCH HEALTH MINISTRIES
InterChurch Health Ministries (ICHM) Canada seeks senior leaders for our Senior-2-Senior project. We offer a free, comprehensive training course (8-10 hours) on elder abuse prevention, identification, response, community supports and effective presentation skills. The workshop will be held at Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Avenue East, North York in early September. You must be 50 years of age or older to participate. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Luba, 647-302-7916 or Joanne, 416-209-6597.