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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

As part of worship we acknowledge Indigenous Peoples, the original nations of the land on which this church is built and who continue to cry out for justice.

 

Sunday September 24,   “Wh” Questions at BUC

children@buc   “The Sharing Circle” exploring the spirituality of Indigenous Peoples of Canada.

 

Upcoming Events

Sunday September 24 at 11.30 am Congregational Meeting ~ please click for more details

Music series for the 2017/8 season

Jam Nite ~ please click for more details

Jazz & Reflection ~ please click for more details

Organ Stops ~ please click for more details

Sound Wave Café ~ please click for more details

 

 

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Beach United Church
140 Wineva Avenue
Toronto, ON M4E 2T4
416-691-8082
office@beachuc.com
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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 ChurchSaturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 2:00am
Remember that our Congregational Meeting is on Sunday. Our worship service will be shorter than usual, with the meeting starting directly afterward. Background reading for the meeting - "Three Proposals to make Beach United a Great Church" - can be found on the Beach United website.

In her eSpirit message this week, Karen wrote:

I offer this prayer which I hope will help connect us to the energising force of God's spirit:

Spirit of transformation, help us to live hopefully into the future.
In the face of change, help us to set aside constraining fears
so we may be open to the potential for creative response.
Help is develop optimism in the face of "the new" and guard against our own defensiveness.
Be with us as we celebrate the former times
and remain among us as we vision new possibilities.
Amen

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Beach United ChurchSaturday, September 16th, 2017 at 2:00am
Here's an excerpt from Karen's eSpirit message this week:
I read Tim Scorer's account of a Toronto subway ride he took five years ago. He described how he saw poems posted on the advertising panels above the doors. Tim was intrigued at the idea of poems rather than advertisements waiting to capture the attention of unsuspecting riders. Tim felt a sense of anticipation to discover what was written and he was open to the impact that those words might have on him.

What a different approach from my rather closed-minded attitude to the unexpected! Transformative moments do not happen on a schedule, when we decide we have the time. They are not always convenient. Being open to the moment takes practice; it can become a spiritual practice.

So what did Tim discover that day on the subway? It was a poem by Roo Borson entitled "The Trees”:

Their lives are longer, slower than ours.
They drink more deeply, slowly,
are warmed, do not shiver at dusk.
The heart unwinding makes a small noise.
Who would hear it?
Yet the trees attend,
perhaps to us, perhaps to nothing -
Trees, Dusk. Hand-coloured photographs
of the world before we were born.
Not sweet, but as water is,
sweet to a mouth long closed on itself.
Befriend them.

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Beach United ChurchSaturday, September 9th, 2017 at 2:00am
From Karen's eSpirit message this week: on Sunday we will explore the theme of leadership in the story of Moses.

And, in preparation for our September 24 Congregational Meeting, you're encouraged to read the "Three Proposals to make Beach United a Great Church" document. By almost any measure we have been a relatively successful United Church since our formation as Beach United at amalgamation, just over 10 years ago. We could safely claim to be a quite good church, but are we a great church? Are we not called to be more, to do more, to achieve more as a church?

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