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

Sunday services start at 10:30 a.m.

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 Worship Series

Upcoming Events

Worship Matters

 Vital Signs  Sunday Worship 10.30 am

The next worship series has an environmental focus and is entitled “Vital Signs”.  Each Sunday has a particular plant, animal or insect which will help us to explore what is happening on our earth home.

These are called “indicator species” and act as an alert to problems e.g. soil contamination, air or water pollution, habitat fragmentation or climate change.

Indicator species need to be representative of the other organisms in the ecosystem. They can also be a sign of improvement and health of a habitat; a vital sign!

Feb  17              Indicator species – rabbits

 Feb 24              Worship Amplified  -detail below

March 3            Indicator species – lichen & moss
Celebrate Communion

Read Sunday reflections – click here

Worship Amplified Sunday, February 24, 10.30 a.m.  

Worship led by a live band, sharing contemporary music, which connects to the environment.  The reflections will link with the message of each song, as well as the ancient biblical story.

The songs are – I’m a stranger here, Five Man Electrical Band:  New Orleans is Sinking, Tragically Hip: Beds are Burning, Midnight Oil:

I need to wake up, Melissa Etheridge.

Family Skate

When: Sunday, February 17, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Kew Gardens Rink (at foot of Kew Gardens park by the lake).

Reached via Lee Avenue or Waverley Road.

On Ice Activities

The rink is “under permit” (city hall vernacular) to the church and we organize the following on ice activities:

– Free skating
– Games including shinny (plastic sticks only)
– Skating certificate earned by young people, in keeping with Winter
– Activity badge for Girl Guides/Brownies/Cubs and Scouts (Open to all  kids)

Off Ice

Outside the rink, we provide free hot chocolate with seating around a fire pit overlooking the lake.  There are also heated changing rooms and washrooms.

Our Partners

Girl Guides and Knitting for Shivering Children.

A note from last year

Last year one of the Syrian refugee families the church has been involved in sponsoring came to skate.  They love skating and wanted to have hot chocolate and skate with members of the community who had helped support them since their arrival in Canada.  They saw lots of familiar faces.  The 3 girls even tried holding a hockey stick.  Who knows what is next!

To register, click here!

Jazz and Reflection

When: March 2, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Beach United Church

Bill McBirnie on the flute with Bernie Senensky on the piano.

Bill McBirnie is a jazz and Latin flute specialist based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has studied with renowned American flutist, Samuel Baron, distinguished Canadian flutist and composer, Robert Aitken, as well as Cuban charanga legend, Richard Egues.  Bill’s extraordinary level of skill as a flutist also prompted a personal solicitation from no less than Sir James Galway to serve as his Resident Jazz Flute Specialist at Sir James’ official website.

Recognized as one of Canada’s premier jazz artists, Bernie Senensky’s playing and his music have been featured in jazz festivals internationally. Since 1975, he has released a number of albums, two of which were nominated for Juno Awards.

A Women’s Event:  Exploring and Deepening Connections

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Beach United Church

BUC is sponsoring a half-day women’s event, “Exploring and Deepening Connections.”  All women are invited to come and make connections with other women throughout the community.   The program will include music, discussion, and a Guided Mindfulness Practice. Advance registration is required through Eventbrite.ca or the BUC office (office@beachuc.com) or 416-691-8082. Childcare will be provided. There is no admission charge; instead, please bring a donation to the Calvary Baptist Foodbank.

You can register on Eventbrite here. 

Fair Trade Fayre

When: Saturday, March 30
Where: Beach United Church

On March 30 we will be hosting a Fair Trade Fayre with guest speaker Samuel Ansell, co-founder of Casa Relief fair trade organization along with several fair trade organizations. We would like to have a table of fair trade goodies like olive oil, coffee, and chocolate for sale to fundraise for BUC. I am looking for volunteers who are interested in helping with the event. Please email me at community@beachuc.com.

Thank you!

-Nicole Tanti, Community Engagement Coordinator

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Beach United Church
140 Wineva Avenue
Toronto, ON M4E 2T4
Office hours 9 am – 1 pm. Monday -Friday

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