community pantry

Give what you can. Take what you need. Working together for a better future!


This is the goal of the “Little Free Pantries Project”. These pantries are springing up across the city, you might have seen one in your neighbourhood. Why? Because it is estimated that food insecurity affects almost 1 in 5 Toronto households (18.5%).

As the food programs running from BUC close for the summer, we hope to build a Community Pantry, close to the street and easily accessible. Can you help us out by building a pantry? Here is a link which includes detailed plans for a pantry
https://www.torontolittlefreepantriesproject.com/

If you are able to help or know someone who might, please let me know.
Thank you
Karen Dale, in ministry with Beach United Church
karen@beachuc.com

Message from the Richard Bott, Moderator of the United Church of Canada

I join with many across Canada to condemn the act of religiously motivated hatred and violence that took place in London, Ontario, on Sunday - the murder of a Muslim family and an act of terror against Islam.
Let us be with all those who mourn.
Let us use all that we have and all that we are to stand in the face of the evil that would allow and cause this crime of hatred. Even as one man has been arrested for his actions, let us uncover and work against the beliefs, the worldview, the racism and the hatred that supported his choice.
May the Most Compassionate and Most Merciful God dwell with those who have died in paradise and give patience and blessing to those who mourn through this time of trial.

We must remember the names of the family who were murdered & work for change.
Yumna Afzaal, 15
Madiha Salman, 44
Talat Afzaal, 74
Salman Afzaal, 46

Nine-year old Fayez survived the attack and is now recovering in hospital with serious injuries.




CHECK OUT EVENTS & WEBSITE LINKS click the blue links to connect

Sunday Worship Video: June 13th, exploring the theme “Thrive”. Worship leaders – Karen Dale [minister] & Steven Webb [music director].
The video will be posted by 12 noon Sat June 12, on the website & Facebook
https://beachunitedchurch.com/worship-and-music/spirit-connect/
https://www.facebook.com/beachunitedchurch

Pastoral Care
It is with sadness that we share news of the death of Rosalie McFarlane., who had moved out west to be closer to her family. Please hold Rosalie’s family, including her sister, Valerie Banks in your prayers. We are grateful for all Rosalie did for the church, culminating by being a valued member of the Board of Trustees.

FB Livestream with Steven Webb: Summertime Soiree: An Evening of piano favourites. Sat June 26 at 7 pm. Requests sent to music@beachuc.com. For more information visit the website or https://www.facebook.com/beachunitedchurch

Gardening Group
The group currently meets outside the church at 140 Wineva Avenue on Saturday’s from 9.30 to 10.30 am. Contact Matthew Canaran at mattcanaran@gmail.com.
To learn more CLICK HERE

JUNE 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm REGIONAL PRIDE GATHERING
Join together with communities of faith across the Shining Waters region as we gather to mark and celebrate the upcoming celebration of Toronto Pride on Zoom.
Zoom link
https://united-church.zoom.us/j/96531401671
Meeting ID: 965 3140 1671

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