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Calendar of Events: 2016
10:30 a.m. Worship - Sanctuary
1st Sunday of the Month Congregational Lunch - McClure Hall (resumes September 11th)
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 (resumes September)
2:00-4:00 p.m. Community Cafe - McClure Hall
8:15 a.m. Lectionary - Board Room (resumes September 15th)
NABS (Not [just] a Bible Study) - for 20 & 30 somethings
NABS will be meeting on Sunday, August 14th on the steps of Trinity-St. Paul's United (427 Bloor St. W. - west of Spadina) for an outdoor activity and fellowship after worship. Look for Lisa or Jae, who will be leading the event. It will include lunch, something active, and time to reflect on our faith.
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
RICKER CONSULTATION RESULTS
As part of the process for deciding how to use funds left by Helen Ricker in her will for mission and outreach work, Liz Tinker, Chair of the Social Justice Committee summarized the congregational feddback she received by June 19th and presented it to Council on June 28th. A copy of this summary is at the information table in McClure Hall after worship on Sundays. Based on the discussion of the feedback, Council recommended that the following four proposals go forward to the congregation on the condition that each proponent provide a detailed implementation plan: (1) the TRC proposal for Indigenous and non-indigenous youth; (2) the Community Cafe proposal; (3) the ROP Camping Proposal, and (4) the Neighbourhood Community Dinner proposal. Contingency funds remain for the recommended proposals or for additional proposals in the future. The implentation plans will be reviewed by Council at its September 27th meeting following which the proposals will be brought to the congregation for a vote.
BORROW A BOOK - INDIGENOUS TITLES & AUTHORS
This year Bloor Streeters have supported our Lending Library of indigenous titles and authors. Books can be borrowed from the Information Table on Sundays. The library has been enriched by your donations of recent titles. This summer we invite you to borrow a book - we have titles by Joseph Boyden, Tracy Lindberg, Thomas King, Leanne Simpson, Richard Wagamese and others. Also a number of books for younger readers. If you have finished with a book, please return it and select another one for summer reading. The Information Table will have books to lend throughout July.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
A festival for people of diverse backgrounds to explore justice, arts and faith takes place from Friday, July 29th through Sunday, July 31st at the Paris Fairgrounds in Paris, Ontario. Register at: www.skylightfestival.ca
INTERCHURCH HEALTH MINISTRIES
InterChurch Health Ministries (ICHM) Canada seeks senior leaders for our Senior-2-Senior project. We offer a free, comprehensive training course (9 hours total) on elder abuse prevention, identification, response, community supports and effective presentation skills. The 3 hour long workshops will be held at Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Avenue East, North York on September 9, 16 and 20 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. You must be 50 years of age or older to participate. To register, email email@example.com or call Joanne, 416-209-6597 (in July) and/or Luba, 647-302-7916 (in August).
BEYOND THE HEADLINES: WORKING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN HONDURAS
An evening with Padre Melo - winner of the 2015 Rafto Prize for Human Rights and Director of Radio Progreso and ERIC. Monday, August 15th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at 70 St. Mary St. RSVP: CJI@jesuits.ca or call 416-465-1824. Co-sponsored by KAIROS.