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Calendar of Events: 2017
10:30 a.m. Worship Services in the Sanctuary
2nd Sunday of the Month - Free Blood Pressure Clinic - McClure Hall Lounge
1st Tuesday of the Month
1:30 p.m. Book Club - McClure Hall
2:00-4:00 p.m. Community Cafe - McClure Hall
8:15 a.m. Lectionary - Board Room
7:30 p.m. Choir Practice - Music Room
Tuesday, May 16
6:30 p.m. Feeding the Spirit, free Community Supper – McClure hall
Monday, May 15
7:00 p.m. Communications Committee – Music Room
Tuesday, May 22
7:00 p.m. Church Council – Upper Club Room
LECTIONARY – THURSDAY
There is an opportunity to join others to discuss the lectionary readings in a relaxed setting. Everyone welcome.
We meet at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday mornings in the Board Room.
BLOOR STREET COMMUNITY GARDEN PROJECT
Saturday, May 27th at 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. behind the church parking lot. You are invited to bring your green thumbs and garden rakes out for the first community gardening day! Please bring your gardening supplies - rakes, gloves, hoes, etc. - and we will provide yummy good, good music and camaraderie. For those interested in an on-going summer gardening opportunity, this is a great chance to come out and see the space, and what you could accomplish in it. As your spring cleaning continues, we are asking for donations of a picnic table, chairs, BBQ, and extra gardening tools for those who don't have any. Any questions, please speak with Anthea (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Jennifer (jennifer.gordon50@gmailcom).
Tuesday, June 6 we will discuss Shari Lapena's book The Couple Next Door.
We will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Board Room. Everyone is invited who is reading the book. For more information email Bob Farquharson: email@example.com
Join us for a free community dinner. Feeding the Spirit - breaking bread and building community on June 13th in McClure Hall. All are welcome - gluten free and vegetarian options available. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., dinner served at 6:30 p.m., dessert and coffee hour to follow. For more information, contact Jennifer Gordon at Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org Feeding the Spirit is a community event sponsored by the Ricker Fund.
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In the “Search Facebook” box, type in Bloor Street United Church. You’re now at the home page of our Facebook site. Now click on the “like” box.
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COURTYARD DOOR LOCKED AT 7 P.M. WEEKDAYS
In an effort at security measures, we will be locking the courtyard door at 7:00 p.m. on weekdays. Please use the parking lot door off Huron as an entrance. If you are already in the building after that time, you can still use the courtyard door as an exit.
Nancy Gordon, Parish Nurse, RN holds free blood pressure clinics in the McClure Hall Lounge after worship on the second Sunday of the month. You may email email@example.com or call and leave a confidential message at 416-924-7439, ext. 29.
SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE
BOOK SALE NEWS
Our next book sale will be on Saturday, June 3rd. This will be smaller than past sales, featuring recently published fiction and popular non-fiction (cookbooks, biography, history, sports, etc.). Proceeds will support the work of the Social Justice Committee.
LENDING LIBRARY – INDIGENOUS TITLES & AUTHORS
We have added some new titles to our lending library of books by indigenous authors. Newer titles on First Nations topics have also been donated by members. Books can be borrowed on Sundays at the
Information Table. Some titles to check out:
* Gord Downie The Secret Path;
* Joseph Boyden Wenjack;
* Lee Maracle Memory Serves;
* Drew Hayden Taylor Take Me to Your Chief;
* Duncan McCue The Shoe Boy;
* Edmund Metatawabin Up Ghost River;
* Gail Anderson-Dargatz The Spawning Grounds
ASSISTED LISTENING SYSTEM
Assisted Listening System devices are available for sign-out at Sunday morning services. Please see the audio operator at the soundboard. They can be returned to the operator at the end of the service.
CHURCH & COMMUNITY:
EMPOWERING BYSTANDERS: Creating a culture of active witnessing in communities of faith
Wednesday, June 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Toronto United Church Council (24-30 Wertheim Court, Richmond Hill). Cost: $30 (lunch provided). This workshop will focus on bullying behaviours amongst adults and ways we can create an sustain healthy, safe, and respectful environments in our churches. We will work to understand what bullying is and how to identify it. Examine group dynamics and bystander behaviours. Develop and practice strategies for responding to bullying "in the moment". And learn how to create safe and supportive spaces that prevent bullying. The workshop leader, Jessica Trach, is a doctoral candidate at the University of British Columbia. An active member of PREVNet, a national network of leading researchers, organizations, and practitioners working together to promote healthy relationships in Canada. Tickets can be ordered through: Ali Hayes (905)771-5124 / https://empoweringbystanders.eventbrite.ca