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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 May 20  Worship Amplified!

Featuring a live band playing contemporary music with a spiritual twist.

Children’s programmes and nursery care available every Sunday

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Karaoke Night on Thursday June 14, 7-9 pm for 13-29 year olds. Come and sing your favourite songs. Invite a friend. Learn how to sing acoustic and karaoke style.

Community Clean-up on Sunday June 17 come and join the young people of Beach United Church to help make the Beach a better place to live, walk and visit. Bring a friend or come as a family.

Gather at BUC at 10.30 am and walk to the beach to clean-up. Then return to church to plant flowers to celebrate LGBTQ community and PRIDE month in Toronto.

To register for both events, please contact Dayna Browne, Coordinator of Programs for Children & Youth – youth@beachuc.com

 Music series for the 2017/8 season

 Soundwave Café  Saturday May 19, 2.30-4.30 pm with Gillian Nicola from Hamilton, Ontario.  Incredible music in a relaxed coffee-shop atmosphere.

Organ Stop  Sunday May 27, 2.30 pm with Matthew Whitfield

 

 

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Beach United Church
140 Wineva Avenue
Toronto, ON M4E 2T4
416-691-8082
office@beachuc.com
Office hours 9 am – 1 pm. Monday -Friday

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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, May 19th, 2018 at 2:00am
Here is this week's eSpirit message from Karen:

Pentecost is a commemoration of the receiving of the Holy Spirit by the early church. Today, in many Christian churches, Pentecost Sunday is celebrated to recognize the gift of the Holy Spirit, that continues to be present in our lives. This year, May 20 is Pentecost Sunday but you will not have seen that written on our posters or in the Heartbeat newsletter.

You might be wondering why not or perhaps you haven't even noticed its absence. I have pondered for quite a few years now about the relevance of some of these liturgical titles. This year I have tried to use more everyday language that connects with our lives. So Pentecost has become “Spirit of love” and we will be exploring that theme through what we call “Worship Amplified.”

One of the songs you will hear is Bruce Cockburn's “Lovers in a dangerous time” which he wrote in 1983 after spending time in Central America. Bruce is speaking out against Reagan's policies of support for violent dictatorships in the area. Through his music and lyrics he is exploring how the “spirit of love” acts in difficult, war-torn times.

Spirits open to the thrust of grace
Never a breath you can afford to waste
When you're lovers in a dangerous time.

Come and listen, sing along and tap your feet as the band (guitar, bass, percussion & keyboard) play contemporary songs with a spiritual twist.

[Photo by Derek Truninger on Unsplash]
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Beach United ChurchTuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 2:00am
Monday Meditation: Reflect on these words about love. Whether you agree or disagree, pay attention to where the words lead you.

“Love is a net that catches hearts like fish.” - Muhammad Ali
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Beach United ChurchSaturday, May 12th, 2018 at 2:00am
On Sunday, as we do each Mother's Day, our church will be decorated with hundreds of vests, sweaters, blankets, hats, toys and more, all crocheted and knitted with love by the members of our Knitting For Shivering Children group. Join us at our worship service as we bless these items before taking them to Canadian Food for Children, which will deliver them to some of the poorest people in the world.
(And if you'd like to lend a hand with the decorating, drop by between 9:30 and noon on Saturday!)
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Beach United ChurchTuesday, May 8th, 2018 at 2:00am
Monday Meditation: Reflect on these words about love. Whether you agree or disagree, pay attention to where the words lead you.

"If you want more love in your world, start by being a source of that love." - Nancy Rynes
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Beach United ChurchSaturday, May 5th, 2018 at 2:00am
Here's what Karen shared in her eSpirit message this week: Friendship can be a God-given way of beginning healing with those who are broken-hearted ‒ if only we remember that sometimes words can get in the way. May these words of Rae Williams help us along the path of developing deep, healing friendships.

The church is good with words
smooth words, comforting words, impressive words;
glorious words, moving words.
Words roll off the tongue.
Words make things manageable, controllable, tidy.

What can we say in the face of the inexpressible?
I don't know what to say
I feel tongue tied
I was going to write
I was thinking of you
How can I say that I care?

Give me a hug!
"I care" without words.
When I'm suffering, I don't need words,
I just need to know you are there,
That someone would notice if I disappeared.
And if I matter to you, and I matter to God,
then life is worth living.

[Photo by Trina Christian]
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