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St Barnabas on the Danforth
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THE BANNER
Location mapMay 2017 issue of the parish newsletter here »

FOOD BANK DONATIONS
The Deacon’s Cupboard
needs replenishing: Pasta/Sauce, Cookies, Toilet paper, Canned Meat. Please leave your contributions in the hamper at the entrance to the church.

TORONTO AUSTRUMU EV. LUT. LATVIEŠU DRAUDZE

East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community
see here »

TAIZÉ PRAYER
MEDITATION & MUSIC
Taizé
More about Taizé here »

YOU HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL TO SHARE?
Do you have something special you would like to share with the parish - a poem or song (remember you have to have the writers’ permission to print anything) or a photo of the parish? Share it with us in either the newsletter or the bulletin. Please forward it to Maria and we will do our best to showcase it. email »

LET THERE BE (MORE) LIGHT CAMPAIGN
As the early images of the interior make clear, from the beginning St Barnabas was meant to be light-filled and uplifting. ... read more »

Kennedy House
Kennedy House
Outreach Partner
Kennedy House Youth shelter, a partner agency to which our parish makes monthly donations. Located on Pape Ave., Kennedy House assists local youth in need. Trouble children and youth are cared for, assisted, and moved forward to a brighter future... For more details, see Outreach »

CHOIR WELCOMES YOU

Prayer Shawl ministry

Prayer Shawl Ministry
St Barnabas has joined an international Prayer Shawl Ministry movement. Are you a knitter? Want to leyarn? Details ».

Riverdale Art 2017
Show & Sale
The 29th Annual Riverdale Art Show and Sale 2017 will be held Friday/Saturday, October 13-14, 2017 see here »

ST BARNABAS

Literally hundreds of members of the community - parishioners, club members, athletes, parents, children, volunteers - can be found at Saint Barnabas every day of the week. A typical week includes an assortment of these: Regular Sunday and Weekday worship, the Bach Youth Chamber Choir, Art classes, Tai Chi, Yoga, Children's Circle Day Care, Girl Guides, Little Kickers, Musical Munchkins, Sportball, Toronto Country Dancers, Toronto English Country Dancers, Jane Austen Dance, Choir rehearsals, Lunch and Learn, and many more!
  
All are welcome at St. Barnabas on the Danforth
Sundays at St BarnabasTHIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - June 25, 2017
  • 9:00 am - Said Eucharist
  • 10:30 am - Sung Eucharist
    • More information about Sunday services - here »

  • Accessibility Accessibility elevator at the Hampotn Avenue entranceelevator via the Hampton Avenue entrance
  • Staff vacations - see here »
  • All are welcome to services at St. Barnabas!
    For details about services at St. Barnabas, see here »
    Location map here » / Contact info here »

WELCOME TO THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY
EVENTS ON
CALENDAR WIZ
CALENDAR by date time room listing all events at St. Barnabas - here »

MONDAY OUTLOUD
MONDAY JUNE 26 - noon - 1pm - We'll be reading Candide by Voltaire. All are welcome. Readings, lively discussion - gather and read texts together, in real time, out loud. Discussion flows from what is heard and shared in the moment. Normally meets every Monday at noon. For more information, please speak to the Rev. Jeanette Lewis. More about Outloud here »
RHUBARB WANTED!
Helen Taylor is looking for rhubarb for jam making for the Christmas Market. If you have a patch of rhubarb that you might not be using, perhaps St Barnabas could have it? Helen is willing to pick them from your backyard. Rhubarb And Ginger Jam was a specialty of Eleanor Morgan, the Jam Lady and it was a favourite at the Christmas Market. If you or someone you know might be able to donate their rhubarb, please contact Helen Taylor at 416-243-2526. Jam Jars at also needed. If you have small jars from Robertson or other brands, please pass them to Helen.

BISHOP KEVIN ROBERTSON VISITS TO CELEBRATE
ST. BARNABAS DAY - OUR 159th BIRTHDAY - 11 June 2017
The Celebration of St Barnabas Day  2017 with Bishop Kevin

The Celebration of St Barnabas Day  2017 with Bishop Kevin

The Celebration of St Barnabas Day  2017 with Bishop Kevin
see other recent photos here »
MESSY CHURCH
Willing to do crafts and/or do food for a once-a-month commitment? Volunteers needed! Please speak to the Rev. Jeanette if this is YOU we’re looking for! What is Messy Church? - info here »
NCD - NATURAL CHURCH DEVELOPMENT
On May 14 a number of selected parishioners participated in a NCD questionnaire which consisted of 86 questions. This survey is recommended by the Diocese and is being used as a spiritual “checkup” on churches’ health to better understand their strengths and to identify the opportunities for renewal. Here is a high level summary of what the NCD Diocese Team found after analyzing the results from our survey at St Barnabas - see NCD page here »

THIS FALL at ST BARNABAS

GUITAR RECITAL: CRAIG VISSER & EMILY SHAW
Toronto Bach FestivalSUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 at 2:00pm. Guitar Concert: Craig Visser and Emily Shaw perform music by Giuliani, Assad, Chopin, and Craig Visser.
  • See poster for details here »
  • Upcoming concerts at St. Barnabas here »

LAY PASTORAL VISITING
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13-14, 2017 - The diocese’s chaplaincy committee welcomes active lay pastoral visitors to a learning event at St. John’s Convent. This event will explore opportunities for creating a diocesan-wide supportive network of lay pastoral visitors and identify future learning events and needs. Participants will gather for fellowship on the evening of Oct. 13 and explore lay pastoral visitors’ networking and its potential on Oct. 14. Limited overnight accommodation is available at the convent guesthouse for those travelling from outside of Toronto. Space is limited. Register at dgraydon@toronto.anglican.ca or 416-363-6021 (1-800-668-8932) ext. 236.
RIVERDALE ART 2017 Show and Sale
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13-14, 2017 - The 29th Annual Riverdale Art Show will be held at St. Barnabas see here »
ST BARNABAS MARKET
SATURDYDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017: 11:30-12:45 pm - Calling all church members with crafts to sell – you have first call for tables. Prices of tables will depend on size (around $60). Please speak to Janet Booker or Jenny Reid for more information.

RIVERDALE ART SHOW SNAP'd
The 2016 Riverdale Art Show & Sale was SNAP'd by the Advent RetreatBeach/Danforth news - description and photo collection see here » see more about the shows at St Barnabas starting here »
ST BARNABAS CHRISTMAS MARKET SNAP'd
BEACH / DANFORTH news of events in the neighbourhood visited St Barnabas 2016 Christmas Market and took a photo gallery - see online here »

BISHOP MAKES VIDEO CALLING FOR PRAYER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
The Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, has made a YouTube video calling for Christians, especially in the Church of England, to pray for the environment during Creationtide, which runs from 1 September until 4 October. “This is a spiritual issue, not just a technical or economic or scientific issue, but something we need to pray about, to ask God to help us.” The video can be seen here » Prayer and worship resources for Creationtide can be found at here » Hashtag: #SeasonOfCreation

WEEKLY AT ST BARNABAS on the DANFORTH
MANY COMMUNITY GROUPS meet regularly at St. Barnabas. For descriptions and contact information - see here »

choirCHOIR
THURSDAYS @ 7:45 pm - Interested in choral singing at St Barnabas? New choir members welcome. In the downstairs choir room. Please speak to the clergy. For more about the choir, see here ». View repertoire past and present here »

RETREATS & QUIET TIME AT THE CONVENT
The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine (SSJD) is a monastic community within the Anglican Church of Canada located near Yonge & Finch. The sisters welcome visitors for liturgies, quiet days, retreats & workshops, or a place of peace and quiet to rest and refresh - see website ». email » / (416) 226-2201. A comprehensive listing of SSJD quiet days and retreats is available here »
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Amnesty International needs people like you The Riverdale/Cabbagetown chapter of Amnesty International is looking for new members. Come join us. We meet right here at St. Barnabas. Group 164 (Riverdale/ Cabbagetown) of Amnesty International meets at 7 PM on the first Tuesday of each month (except for July and August) in the reception room. What do we do? See here for details »

ALSO NOTE!
150 REMEMBRANCES 
ST. BARNABAS (CHESTER) ANGLICAN CHURCH, TORONTO

St. Barnabas on the Danforth celebrated the parish's 150th Anniversary in 2008. In conjunction with Special Memorial Service on Sunday, November 9 was an Exhibition of Artifacts collected from the extensive research project still currently underway. 

This research project is being conducted by several members of the congregation who have collected the names from the church’s many memorial plaques and dedications representing those who fought in past world conflicts. By using the Canadian National Archives and old newspaper clippings available on the Internet, they have already uncovered over 90 enlistment or casualty records. It is their great hope that, with the assistance of the wider community, they will be able to discover even more information on the over 60 remaining names. 

Anyone wishing to participate in this project, either to find out more information on a relative or particular individual or to offer additional details to the project, should contact Sheila Cram of the 150th Anniversary Committee through the parish office at 416-463-1344 or email »

 

   
   

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