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Sharing love – one stitch at a time

If you have been checking out the “Knitting for Shivering Children” webpage at www.beachunitedchurch.com
then you will know that the group has been active through-out the height of the pandemic lock-down. Stories were shared, photographs of completed projects sent with quiet pride and spirits were lifted by the sense of community – albeit at a distance.

The result of this was on October 6 a whopping 1,374 knitted and crocheted items were delivered to the Canadian Food for Children warehouse (see photo). Pat Davies, the facilitator of the group says
The CFFC volunteers were amazed as they helped unload 292 blankets, 843 sweater/vests, and 239 hats. About 10 bags went to the loading dock for that day’s shipment to El Salvador, with the rest bound for a shipment to Malawi the next day and subsequent African destinations.

The teamwork and camaraderie of this group is inspiring. The knitted and crocheted items were first taken from basements where they had been carefully stored for over a year. It then took six cars and drivers to get this bounty to the warehouse. And that is not all…generous donations of $240 each went to Canadian Food for Children and Beach United Church.

With gratitude and thanks,
Karen Dale, in ministry with Beach United Church



EVENTS & WEBSITE LINKS click the blue links to connect

Knitting Group: meets on Saturday October 16th at Beach United Church. Pre-registration is required, for more information please contact Pat Davies patriciadavies@rogers.com

Livestream Worship October 17th
The service will be live-streamed via Facebook on Sunday Oct 17th at 10.30 am, from the sanctuary of BUC. Worship leaders Karen Dale & Steven Webb will be exploring the theme “Beyond Thank You”.

Here is the link to participate in the live-stream https://www.facebook.com/beachunitedchurch/live

The video will also be posted later on Facebook and the Spirit Connect webpage which also contains resources used in the service.
https://beachunitedchurch.com/worship-and-music/spirit-connect/
https://www.facebook.com/beachunitedchurch

OCT 24 FIRST IN PERSON WORSHIP PLUS LIVESTREAM
In person worship will begin on Sunday October 24 for a maximum of 40 people. The service will also be livestreamed.
How to register for in person attendance
Eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sunday-worship-at-beach-united-online-and-in-person-tickets-180032430847
Phone the office between 9 am – 12 noon weekdays 416-691-8082

Beach United Church [BUC] is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all who use the space. To that end we require all attendees to provide proof of double vaccination and supporting ID before participating in “in person” worship to minimize risk to self and others.

Environmental Action Group: is meeting on Wed Oct 20 at 7pm via Zoom led by Allan Baker. For more information contact karen@beachuc.com
Web-site link
https://beachunitedchurch.com/community-engagement/seeking-justice-for-the-earth

Children & Youth: check out the new activity “The Gratitude Tree”.
https://beachunitedchurch.com/children-and-youth-initiatives

Organ Recital: Video release Oct 17th. Beach United is thrilled to present organist Chelsea Barton from Auburn, New York as we launch our popular organ recital series for 2021/22. Video link by donation through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/autumn-winds-an-organ-recital-tickets-170156696259?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch



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