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Endings and Beginnings

Have you noticed that it is easier to light a candle that has been previously lit, than it is to light a new wick? This Sunday I will be lighting the Advent candle of hope and I will be remembering the candles I have extinguished and lit during my time in ministry with Beach United Church. I will be aware of the cycles of endings and beginnings which are part of our lives and are reflected in the seasons of the church year.

This Advent and Christmas season we will again deliver Poinsettia to those friends who are unable to connect in person or on-line: as a reminder that they are held in our hearts. We invite you to make a donation towards the purchase of these plants, “In Memory & Celebration” of a person close to your heart.

You can do this in person on Sunday Dec 5&12 before or after the service. Pat Plue and Marian Hilton will be there to help you. Or you can send the name of your special person to karen@beachuc.com and donate on-line using this link https://beachunitedchurch.com/about-us/donate Add Poinsettia in the message box.

The pastoral care ministry is experiencing endings and beginnings as Marian Hilton steps out of the role of lead and Pat Plue takes on that role. We are very grateful to both Marian and Pat for their caring.

Advent blessings of hope to you all,
Karen Dale, in ministry with Beach United Church

MORE EVENTS & WEBSITE LINKS click the blue links to connect

Advent Study Group
REGISTRATION DEADLINE FRI NOV 26. Registration email allan.baker7878@gmail.com
Topic: The infancy narratives from Luke and Matthew
Dates: Monday Dec 6 & 13 from 1.30-3.30 pm in main hall at BUC.
Leader: Ted Schmidt. Host: Allan Baker
Attendance: in person with pre-registration. Proof of double vaccination is required.

IN PERSON Advent Worship November 28
Register for in person attendance if you are double vaccinated by using the Eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sunday-worship-at-beach-united-online-and-in-person-tickets-180032430847
OR Phone the office between 9 am – 12 noon weekdays 416-691-8082
PLEASE NOTE: Registration closes at 11.30 am the Friday prior to the service you wish to attend. You must register for each Sunday however registrations for multiple dates are accepted.

LIVESTREAM Advent Worship November 28
The service will be live-streamed via Facebook on Sunday Nov 28 at 10.30 am, from the sanctuary of BUC. Worship leaders Karen Dale & Steven Webb will be exploring the theme “Endings & Beginnings”.
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.

Community Pantry: Give what you can, take what you need. To learn more, please click here. https://beachunitedchurch.com/2021/11/give-what-you-can-take-what-you-need

Gardening Group: read the final update of the season from Hastings Withers, Engage & Connect Animator.


Jazz & Reflection, Saturday, Dec. 11 with Heather Bambrick, popular host at Jazz FM. Theme “A Child is Born”.
You can attend this event in-person, with proof of full vaccination
OR receive a video link to the concert.

Christmas services
Tuesday Dec 21, Longest Night, with harpist Kathryn Merriam at 7.30 pm.
Friday Dec 24, Christmas Eve 7.30 pm.
Sunday Dec 26, Boxing Day 10.30 am
Participation is these services is available by Facebook Livestream, recorded video and in-person for those who are fully vaccinated. Register through Eventbrite. NOTE this is a different link than for Sunday service.

Online Christmas Market

Get ready to get festive! Beach United's Online Christmas Market will be back this year for your holiday shopping. From November 29 to December 3, you can purchase goodies made by Beach United volunteers: homemade shortbread, granola, soup mixes and preserves, Beach United’s famous pies (both meat and vegetarian, plus Fair Trade chocolate, gift baskets and more. Proceeds will support Beach United’s community programs - a great reason to do your holiday shopping with us!

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