White Gift Interfaith 2020
Star-burst of joy
The term “white gifts” might be unfamiliar to you; it refers to giving a gift which helps others at Christmas. Historically the gift would be wrapped in plain white paper, so that one present would not look more spectacular than another.

I am very committed to the idea of equality; of all people being treated fairly with access to the same opportunities. This pandemic has shown us this is not the case for so many in our communities, province and country. On Thursday Dec 24th, at the Interfaith Take-out Lunch we will be sharing “equal opportunity gifts”. A $5 bill will be enfolded in a paper which is white on the outside but inside bursts with joy – see above. Have a look at the faces of some of the folk who make up this wonderful community, which is part of Beach United Church.

Five dollars might not seem much but it can make a difference. Last year one person shared that they were going to have to buy a no-name festive treat but now they could afford their favourite brand. They had a choice!

Thank you to those who have already made generous white gift donations. If you would like to donate, please click here & add “white gifts” in the message box. Any surplus money raised will support the food programs at BUC.

Wishing you all a “star-burst of joy”,
Karen Dale [in ministry with BUC]

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What’s Different this Christmas? This is a page for sharing and connecting about all the changes, headaches, and upended traditions we’re dealing with as this weird 2020 enters the holiday season. Please send the good, the bad and the ugly details to patriciadavies@rogers.com. A photo would be good, too. Or phone 416-389-6611 and Pat will write a little news snippet for you. https://beachunitedchurch.com/whats-new/

Zoom Sunday Session Dec 13: Sing Noel! Advent 3 Joy. Focus carol, “T’was in the moon of wintertime”. Use this link to connect to Zoom at 10.30 am https://zoom.us/j/99648730942?pwd=dkpFNFFDV0VNbjlxTzZJeEs5R0ROQT09

Worship Schedule: to view the upcoming schedule for Sunday services, check out this page https://beachunitedchurch.com/worship-and-music/sunday-service

Spirit Connect: Videos, prayers & images updated weekly, https://beachunitedchurch.com/worship-and-music/spirit-connect/

Children & Youth: Check-out the Advent activities.

Choir sing “Happy Birthday” on Zoom: for more details click the link https://beachunitedchurch.com/community-engagement/zoom-meet-ups/

Jazz & Reflection – Heart of the Holiday Video link live until Dec 31st on Eventbrite.
Featuring Alana Bridgewater and Nathan Hiltz - performing holiday classics including Sleigh Ride and Mary’s Boy Child. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/jazz-reflection-heart-of-the-holiday-tickets-128656437869?

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