There's always lots of things happening here at Bloor Street. This is where you can find what's on, and when.
2) The latest issue of our church newsletter Good News on Bloor is available by clicking here.
3) Info on Gibimishkaadimin Reconciliation Project is available by clicking here.
4) Info on the REDress project is available by clicking here.
Calendar of Events: 2018
We welcome Trinity-St.Paul’s Church this month to our services @ 10:30 a.m, Sunday mornings in August.
10:30 a.m. Worship Services in the Sanctuary
Sunday of the Month - Free Blood Pressure Clinic - McClure Hall Lounge
1st Tuesday of the Month starting September
1:30 p.m. Book Club - McClure Hall
2:00-4:00 p.m. Community Cafe - McClure Hall (year-round)
8:15 a.m. Lectionary - Board Room
7:30 p.m. Choir Practice - Music Room
4th Tuesday of the month
7:00 p.m. Church Council – Upper Club Room
The Book Club has chosen books for discussion for the fall.
Plan to join us in the Board Room on the first Tuesday of each month for a lively discussion.
October 2nd: Beverley McLachlin, Full Disclosure.
The author, a former Chief Justice of Canada, is in a position to write a tense and thrilling whodunnit, and she has.
GOOD NEWS ON BLOOR NEWSLETTER
Sunday, October 7th is the deadline for the fall issue of our church newsletter Good News on Bloor. We welcome short news items, recent or future, about our church community, events and people. The newsletter will be ready to read in mid-November. As the fall issue is usually crowded with news, information and photos of church events, please be concise. The next newsletter, the winter issue, will be published early in the new year.
If you’d like to write a one page article for a future issue, contact the editor, Isabel Ward.
Questions? Please contact Isabel.
The maximum length for most articles is 260 words. Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to receive GN electronically and save the church the cost of paper and postage? Please send your details to Isabel at: email@example.com. Include your full name and email address.
“WHAT HAPPENS IN JEWISH
Rabbi Elyse Goldstein Sunday, October 14th after church.
After our Friday evening Shabbat dinner with City Shul last spring, a number of Bloor Streeters expressed an
interest in learning more about Judaism. Rabbi Goldstein will talk about Shabbat worship.
Choir rehearsal is held on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Room. If you are interested in joining the choir, please email David Passmore: firstname.lastname@example.org or speak with him after the service for more information.
Did you know we have our own Facebook page? Just go to Facebook.com.
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.
Check out the fascinating pictures, articles and other items posted by Stephen Milton.
Or just click following to go directly to our Facebook Page: Bloor Street United Church on Facebook
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.
Picking Up Your Hymnbooks
As we share our worship space, we are trying to be better ‘housemates’, and to that end we will be picking up our hymnbooks on the way in to service and dropping them off on the way out.
If you use PAR (pre-authorized remittance) to make your offering to BSUC and would like to put a PAR card on the offering plate during worship, just pick one up in the narthex, along with your hymnbook.
Thanks, Worship Committee
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.
SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE
Togogo Grannies – Steve Paikin, Host of ‘The Agenda’
Monday, October 22nd in the sanctuary. Togogo grandmothers and grandothers invite you to hear Steve Paikin, host of ‘The Agenda’ on TVO. Reception and Marketplace at 6:00 p.m., talk, followed by Question & Answer session at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available from Togogos and Eventbrite starting Monday, August 13th. Proceeds donated to The Stephen Lewis Foundation, Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.
KEEP THE DATE!
Professor Peter Russell, OC, FRSC, author of Canada’s Odyssey: A Country Based on Incomplete Conquests, is our
guest speaker for Craddock Sunday, November 18th. Keep the date!
CAN YOU PRESS A BUTTON?
A few additional volunteers are needed to assist in showing the Sunday morning slides. Communications Committee is
adding to its roster of people willing to “press the button” on the computer during the Sunday service. How often you
will be called depends on the number of volunteers we have, and whether the preacher uses slides. A pre-printed “slide guide” waits for you, the computer is set up and running for you, the slides are preloaded for you… so all you have to do is press the button between slides. Please speak with Mary Louise or leave your name with Anne Hogg at the Information Table in McClure Hall if you’re interested. We’ll be in touch.
BE THE WELCOMING FACE OF BLOOR STREET –
On Sunday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 10th we will have sign-up sheets available at the Information Table in McClure Hall after worship for Sunday Greeting for the remainder of the year (June, August through December). This is a two- part volunteer opportunity: greet worshippers and distribute hymnals and bulletins, then assist with receipt of the offering.
Help us out! Audio Opportunity
Volunteers are needed to assist with our microphones and sound system for weekly services. As a team member, you would be responible for an average of once per month. Contact the Volunteer Coordinators - Pat McPhee (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mary Sanderson (email@example.com).
CHURCH AND COMMUNITY
HEART & VISION – AWARDS CONCERT
Monday, October 15th at 7:30 p.m. with reception to follow at 9:15 p.m. Metropolitan United Church (56 Queen St. E.).
Musical line-up features Jackie Richardson, Cylene Marie Morrison, and an ensemble of First Nations dancers and drummers.
Tickets: $150* – performance and reception, $25 – performance only. *Note: A charitable receipt will be
issued for a portion of the $150 ticket price. Proceeds support Council’s Community Relief Fund which partners ministries across South Central Ontario. To reserve your ticket, call Ali Hayes at 905-771-5124, ext. 31 or order online through:
Bulletin – Call for Photos
Please consider submitting photos for United Church bulletin covers. The deadline is October 30th and the themes are Christian symbols, outdoor and indoor architectural details of United Churches, symbols of liturgical seasons and special Sundays, and people involved in intercultural activities. An honorarium of $100 is paid for every photo chosen and a photo credit will be given. For more information, the entry from can be found on the shelf just inside the church office. You may submit photos in one of two ways:
via united-church.formstack.com/forms/bulletin submission, or
send entry form and photos on USB key to: Bulletins, Communications Unit, The United Church of Canada, 3250 Bloor St. W., #200, Toronto, ON, M8X 2Y4