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Exploring Faith and Building Relationships with God, People, and the Earth

Sunday services start at 10:30am.

Special children’s activities and nursery care provided

March 6 ,   Adventures of the Spirit  Theme – Trust

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Upcoming Events

Art of the Spirit – explore your spiritual path through art.  Workshops on Monday Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, from  7-8 pm.  Register with  Brett at brett.boyko@gmail.com

Prayers for Lentfrom the community of Taize

Children’s Peace Theatre Sunday, Feb. 19, 26, March 5, March 19, March 26 from 10:30-11:30 am. This free program, for children aged 6-12 years, explores peace and justice-making through the arts.

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Information from the March 5, 2017 Congregational Meeting

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Toronto, ON M4E 2T4
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Beach United Church is a congregation of the United Church of Canada, located in the Beaches neighbourhood of Toronto. Our Sunday services start at 10:30am and there are lots of other things happening throughout the week. All are welcome. We strive to be a community where people of all ages and circumstances can enrich their spiritual lives.
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Beach United Church added an event.Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 12:34am
Join us for an enjoyable morning of knitting! Everyone is welcome, and there will be supplies and advice available for new knitters.

Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.

The vests, hats and scarves we knit will be donated to charity to help keep people warm in our city and abroad.

Learn more about our knitting group here:
http://beachunitedchurch.com/learning/knitting-group/

The children's clothing we knit is donated to Canadian Food for Children: http://www.canadianfoodforchildren.net/
We also knit hats and scarves for Out of the Cold and other programs in Toronto.
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Beach United ChurchSaturday, March 25th, 2017 at 12:32am
From Karen's eSpirit message this week: On Sunday you are invited to participate in a Taizé-style worship of singing, listening, silence, meditation and prayer.

The Taizé Community was founded by Brother Roger (Roger Schütz, Swiss national) in 1940. He pondered what it really meant to live a life according to the Scriptures and began a quest for a different expression of the Christian life. A year after this decision, Schütz reflected:

“The defeat of France awoke a powerful sympathy. If a house could be found there, of the kind I had dreamed of, it would offer a possible way of assisting some of those most discouraged, those deprived of a livelihood; and it could become a place of silence and work.”

In the 1960s young people began to visit the Taizé community. The first international young adults' meeting was organized in Taizé in 1966 with 1,400 participants from 30 countries. At the end of the 1970s, the meetings and surrounding activities began to be referred to as a "Pilgrimage of Trust on Earth.” The community decided to focus on youth.

The community, though Western European in origin, has sought to include people and traditions worldwide. They have sought to demonstrate this in the music and prayers where songs are sung in many languages. The music emphasizes simple phrases, usually lines from Psalms or other pieces of Scripture, that are sung a number of times.

[Photo by Mike Labrum]
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Beach United ChurchThursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 2:39am
Wise words from Brother Roger of Taize: "I say to myself, go on seeking, be glad for being sensitive, be glad you're able to go beyond the resistance inside you. It is our resistance to what we experience that makes creativity possible. So don't get rid of resistance like that by going around it or trying to eliminate it. Our own limitations put up strong resistance, but it's because of that that we are creators."
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Beach United ChurchTuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 2:00am
Monday Meditation: If it doesn't add to your life, it doesn't belong in your life.
A stone found on a Toronto beach carried this message. What do these words suggest to you?
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Beach United ChurchMonday, March 20th, 2017 at 4:39am
Today in church we learned that, at any one time, around 130 First Nations across Canada have to cope with water that is unsafe to drink. For many, these problems have gone on for years, even decades. Amnesty International has a petition calling for the Canadian government to ensure that everyone has access to clean water. Click the link here to learn more and sign the petition:
http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1770&ea.campaign.id=17137
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