Yes, in preparation for our move to “term service” for the eldership, we are seeking your nominations for men and women to fill 8 new positions in our Session. Nominations close on Sunday, October 9th. Read more details in this post.
Let’s Tell THE Story Human beings are “storied creatures.” What this means is that people respond to stories. We understand ourselves, our relationship to God, and our relationships with each other primarily through stories. Family stories, adventure stories, tales of tragedy, of celebration, of challenge, and of growth. (For more information on the study of […]
Saturday, October 1st the doors open to the church hall at 10:30 for the sale of knitting and jewellery with a light lunch served from noon to 2:30 p.m.
If you plan to attend, please sign your name to the sign-up sheet posted on the door of the church hall to help us with food planning. This is a fundraising event for “JaneFinch Reaching Up”, a ministry to inner-city kids in Toronto.
The after school programs and music school for children in the Jane and Finch area have started their new season. The music school teachers have professionally produced 2 CDs, one with classical concert music and one with meditative music called “Hymns for Prayer”. The CDs are for sale after the service for $15 each or 2 for $25. Your purchase will help support this amazing ministry.
This five-week education and support group is designed for those who are dealing with the death of a loved one. Taking a faith-based perspective, we will explore various aspects of grief, how grief affects one’s emotions, behaviours, body, mind and spirit. We will look at tasks one can do, and adjustments one can make to move through grief, and help find ways to reinvest in one’s life in meaningful ways. The content of the course will be based on the materials of Dr. Bill Webster, Centre for the Grief Journey. You can learn more by clicking through to this post.
The Bibles, Books and Bites group will be starting up for the fall on September 13th. They’ll be looking at Beth Moore’s nine-week Bible study Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman. Each week the group meets at a member’s house, and different people lead each time. If you’d like to get involved, contact Amy MacLachlan.
The Word on Thursday Bible Study (a relaxed mixed group numbering 10-12 people) will be starting again on Thursday, September 22nd at 7:30 p.m. in the church parlour. We will be loosely following Timothy Keller’s scriptural study of Mark’s gospel, “Jesus the King”. We will be reflecting on what Mark says about the revealed aspects of Jesus’ identity, the meaning of his kingship, the nature of his Kingdom, where we all fit in, and on our collective and individual responses to it all. We will also be referencing other applicable scripture readings from the Old and New Testaments. If you have questions, please call or see Sue Thacker (905-842-3872).