Lectio Divina – – – with a Difference: Standing in the Ashes

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Time: 7 p.m. in the church office

Facilitator: Karen Dale

Resource:  “Dying Church, Living God; a call to begin again”  Chuck Meyer

Lectio Divina is an ancient spiritual practice of listening to scripture, from the heart.  We will be using this practice to listen and reflect on the idea that you cannot have resurrection without death. Mark the beginning of Lent, by joining the circle.

Meet Rev Dr. Anne Simmonds, who will be our guest speaker on Sunday, February 23, at 10.30 am

Meet Rev Dr. Anne Simmonds, who will be our guest speaker on Sunday, February 23, at 10.30 am.  Anne will reflect on her experience and work in the following areas –  Individual Spiritual Companioning and Counselling – Spiritual Support Groups – Pastoral Consultation to Congregations – Leading Workshops, Retreats.  Anne currently teaches in the Masters of Divinity Programme at  Emmanuel College (Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto).

An Evening with Nathaniel Erskine-Smith

In October 2019 Beaches-East York re-elected Nathaniel Erskine-Smith to the Parliament of Canada. Before the election, faith communities in Beaches-East York organized a Candidates Meeting to raise issues important to people of faith: the Environment (especially the climate crisis), growing Inequality of access to the resources needed to sustain life and Health Care.

On Thursday, February 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Nathaniel Erskine-Smith will be at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church at 2423 Queen Street East to speak about his priorities as a Member of Parliament and how he will contribute to the minority government. Representatives of faith communities will lead a dialogue with Nathaniel about the issues we raised in the Candidates Meeting. Everyone is invited to attend to hear the dialogue and to ask about other issues that concern them.

*Please note that the event will be held at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church.

Mind-Full Mandalas: Exploring the Year 2020 from a Perspective of Balance & Joy

In which areas of life do we have balance and are we seeking balance?

How do emotions affect our lives?

Activity: Paint Night! create paintings on CDs with various designs with a special technique to create our visions for 2020.

Facilitator: Connie Tong, Artist, City of Toronto

You can register for the event by clicking here.