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
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
Read Sunday reflections – click here
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
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 email@example.com.
-Nicole Tanti, Community Engagement Coordinator
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