Monthly Book Club
The Book Club has selected its books the next book club. We welcome anyone who has read the book being discussed. All these books are available in the Toronto library system.
Selected books are:
- Tuesday, September 12 (due to the long weekend) – The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd
- Tuesday, October 3 – Valley of The Birdtail by Andrew Stobo Sniderman & Douglas Sanderson
- Tuesday, November 7 – Greenwood by Michael Christie
- Tuesday, December 5 – Empathy: Turning Compassion into Action by David Johnston
- Tuesday, January 2, 2024 – The Sleeping Car Porter by Suzette Mayr
- Tuesday, February 6, 2024 – Finding Mr Wong by Susan Crean
2020 marked the 58th anniversary of our annual Craddock Lecture with a talk by Elizabeth May. Our lectures have addressed such topics as “Religion and Global Affairs”, “Culture, Spirituality and Law in Anishinabe and Christian Traditions”, National Security or Human Rights: Where is the Balance? and “Religion: Recovering Our Roots”. Prior speakers have included: Stephen Toope, John Borrows, Margaret Atwood, Ursula Franklin, Michael Ignatieff, Mark Kingwell, Margaret Laurence, Very Rev. Stan Mackay, Rabbi Gunther Plaut, Murray Schaeffer, Janice Stein, and Marion Woodman.
4th Sunday Seminars – now called Make a Difference series
The Social Justice committee is pleased to announce that the Make a Difference Series is back. All sessions will be held by Zoom (and projected into the sanctuary) at 12:30 pm following our morning service. Speaker information will be sent out ahead of all sessions. A question and answer session will follow after the speaker presents.
View a recording of our last 4th Sunday Seminar, and get all the details on the next one, here!
Health and Spiritual Wellness
The following usual events are on hold due to COVID-19. You can still receive support by getting in touch with Nancy, our faith community nurse (416 924 7439 Ext 29, or [email protected]) or Tina, our congregational care coordinator (416 924 7439 Ext 23, or [email protected]).
Therapeutic Touch® is a complimentary therapy which can produce the effect of relaxation, a sense of well-being and a reduction in the perception of pain. Once a month, after the church service, a group of us who practices Therapeutic Touch® offers free treatments to anyone. Everyone is welcome to come and find out more about TT, and have a treatment if they’d like.
Blood pressure clinics are offered by our Faith Community Nurse after church on the 3rd Sunday each month. You can have your blood pressure checked, discuss any medical concerns with a nurse, or make an appointment for a longer discussion with her about any of your health and wellness concerns.
Health & Wellness Workshops – learn more about current health or wellness issues. Three to four times each year educational workshops or information sessions are sponsored by the Faith Community Nursing Committee. Recent topics include: Music for Wellness, Safety for Seniors, and Brain Fitness. The speakers may be from within the congregation, or external experts. Upcoming events are publicized on the church website.