Jazz & Reflection featuring Ben Bishop and Jonathan Meyer

Jazz & Reflection with Ben Bishop & Jonathan Meyer

Join us for our kick-off concert on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 4:30pm featuring an incredible duo, Ben Bishop and Jonathan Meyer on jazz guitar and bass.

Reserve your tickets here!

Jazz Guitarist Ben Bishop favours a freewheeling, bop-based guitar style, most reminiscent of the classic guitarists of the 1950s and 1960s. Players including Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery, and Grant Green are major inspirations to his sound and musical approach. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada, where he regularly performs with many of the city’s finest jazz musicians. After a number of years living in New York, during which he earned a DMA in Jazz Studies from the prestigious Eastman School of Music, he is also active as an educator at Toronto’s Humber College.

Jonathan Meyer, born and raised in Toronto, has performed professionally for over fifteen years with internationally renowned and award-winning artists such as Peter Appleyard, Allison Au, Tony “Oulabula” Bazley (Wes Montgomery, Leroy Vinnegar), Ned Goold (Harry Connick Jr.), Pat Labarbera, Michael Kaeshammer, Bill Murray, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Norman Marshall Villeneuve, and David Virelles to name just a few. He has played on numerous film and television soundtracks including the Chet Baker biopic “Born to be Blue” and has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe. He has recorded over twenty albums with artists encompassing a diverse range of styles, including jazz, rock, pop, folk, avant-garde electronic, and everything in between.


Beach United’s warm, inviting hall serves as the perfect backdrop for this concert – donations are welcomed, and proceeds support the Beach United Church food programs.

Queer Youth United

Please join us on Tuesdays from 4-8pm, beginning October 3rd. You may drop in at any time between those hours!

Queer Youth United (QYU) is a 2SLGBTQ+ youth group for ages 15-29, where you can come and engage with others in a safe space within the community, while sharing meals, finding support and resources.

We will have more information and photos on our Instagram account over at @queeryouthunited.

Fall Gardening Group Meetings

Fall Gardening Group Schedule

New volunteers are always welcome to our gardening group – no experience required; both experienced gardeners and beginners are welcome! You are welcome to just drop-in for one of our sessions, or for as many as you would like!

Our current schedule is as follows:

Saturday, September 16, 8am-10am
Wednesday, September 20, 8am-10am
Saturday, October 7, 8am-10am
Wednesday, October 18, 8am-10am
Saturday, November 3, 8am-10am

We want to thank all of our volunteers, and especially Catherine Byrne who brings both horticultural knowledge and experience in helping support and organize community initiatives.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our Gardening meetings!

The Starbucks Foundation’s Neighbourhood Grant Recipient

As part of The Starbucks Foundation’s Neighbourhood Grants program, Beach United Church was selected to receive a $2,700 grant. This grant award is thanks to a nomination from our local Starbucks partner at 1960 Queen St. East, who recognized the food justice work at Beach United.

Through this unique program, The Starbucks Foundation invites Starbucks partners to nominate a local organization in their community. Since 2019, more than 10,000 grants have been awarded to local organizations, amounting to more than $15 million.

To learn more, please visit:  https://stories.starbucks.com/press/2021/strengthening-communities-through-neighborhood-grants/

We are so grateful for this grant, and want to thank our friends at Starbucks for nominating us – we are excited to continue our food justice work, and help provide nutritious meals to our community.