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NOTICES AT A GLANCE - more details below   1. Zoom link for Sunday services, 9:30 am  2. Children's ministry on Zoom  3. Service videos  4. Black History Month and weekly calendar  5. Financial campaign launch  6. Lucy on winter break January 17-23  7. Meditation to resume January 26  8. Altar Guild flowers and aumbry candle  9. Bible courses offered10. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service January 2311. Loverin's Law petition12. Givings AND NOW THE DETAILS: 1. Zoom Link for Sunday Services, 9:30 amOnce again we are worshiping by Zoom only, and the link to join is here: ID: 845 0559 0891Phone: 647-374-4685This Sunday we welcome Gillian Grant as our new female soloist, and we look forward to having her in the choir when we are able to worship in person again. 2.  Children's Ministry on ZoomGemma is with us at the start of our 9:30 service each week, and we invite families with children to join us. After singing a song Gemma then opens a separate Zoom session for the children. A link will be provided.3. Service Videos on Website and YouTubeWe are recording our Zoom services for those unable to attend them live. Look for them on the church website here: or on our YouTube channel here: Black History Month and Weekly CalendarThrough the month of February St Aidan's will be observing Black History Month, with special themes, speakers and reflections in our Sunday services. A small group has been planning this program, and we look forward to this way of centering and celebrating Black lives.We have also begun a weekly practice of celebrating a person of African descent who has made important contributions to Canadian existence. At the beginning of our Sunday services, we have a short acknowledgment of a significant figure followed by a special prayer. This is all in keeping with the social justice motion passed at our last annual vestry meeting to dismantle anti-Black racism in our church and in ourselves. For more information about this initiative, please contact Jeff Nowers: nowers416@gmail.com5. Financial Campaign LaunchOur financial campaign, Strong Roots New Season, kicks off this Sunday, January 16th.  Parishioner Paul Ebner will be our special speaker that morning.At the end of the service before coffee-hour we will show a video tour of the interior of the church as it nears completion of the 18-month renovation.All the information about the financial campaign, including the weekly updates and case details, can be found 6. Lucy on Winter BreakLucy will be taking her winter break this week, from Monday January 17 through Sunday January 23. Please contact Jeff Nowers (647-784-5561), Michael Van Dusen (416-570-0203) or the church office (416-691-2222) if any needs arise.7. Meditation to ResumeMeditation on Wednesday evenings, 7:30 to 8 pm, resumes on January 26 by Zoom. (The link will be provided next week.) The theme will be epiphanies of God's presence in all things, and some simple instruction will be given on using the silence to settle more deeply into the heart of God. All are welcome.8. Altar Guild Flowers and Aumbry CandleOnce we are back in the church we are going to resume our donation programme for altar flowers and aumbry candles. If you would like to dedicate the flowers or candle for a particular Sunday the cost for flowers is $80 for one Sunday and the aumbry candle is $40 for a full month. Please contact Hian-Lie Liem at 416-706-3775 or at 9. Bible Courses OfferedBible Remixed,, led by Sylvia Keesmaat and Brian Walsh, offers courses this winter and spring.- The first one, "Wine, Women and Song: Reading the Gospel of Luke" begins Tuesday, Jan 11. It is being offered during an afternoon time slot. Recordings available if you miss. - The second, during Lent, is entitled "Eco-Anxiety and Biblical Wisdom: Torn Between Grief and Hope." It is offered on Sunday evenings. - And, the third, offered by Brian Walsh during Eastertide, is entitled, "On the Jesus Train: Bruce Cockburn and a Christian Imagination.Details on the website regarding cost and time.  10. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service January 23The Toronto-wide service to celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will take place at Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church Jan. 23 at 4 p.m., involving leaders from many of the Christian Churches in the city including Bishop Andrew Asbil and Cardinal Thomas Collins. The service will be live streamed on the Toronto Armenian Apostolic Church’s Facebook page.The 2022 theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, “We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him” (Mt 2:2), was prepared by the Middle East Council of Churches, based in Beirut, Lebanon.The international theme and resources speak to our world’s urgent need for solidarity and transformation in the face of political, economic, and social turmoil, including the challenges and injustices highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we join the Christians of the Middle East in the journey to Christ’s manger, may we become a sign of the unity that God desires for all creation, and may we return to our home, our churches, and our world by new ways. Download resources at Loverin's Law Petition re Child AbuseSt Aidan's parishioner Charmaine Loverin is the founder of a public petition and Ontario intiative that requests a provincial act declaring that all Ontario schools (public, private, middle and high school) designate an annual awareness week for child abuse prevention. This is now a bill sponsored by NDP MPP Michael Mantha.You can read about the bill here: can view the petition here: can sign it online here: OfferingsYour regular offerings support the mission and ministry of St Aidan's, and we thank you.  Here's how to make a donation:

  • E-transfer from your bank account to  Please note the new email address.       Security password is not required as auto deposit is now enabled.
  • Donate online using your credit card at Canada Helps: St. Aidan's Church
  • Mail cheques to the church: 2423 Queen St. E., Toronto, ON M4E 1H6, or drop off your donation in our secure mailbox on the front of the building near the stairs at the north-east corner of the building
  • If you would like to consider moving to pre-authorized debits from your bank account to make it easier for you to fulfill your ongoing support for the ministries at St. Aidan’s, please go to the Giving page of the website and print off the PAG Authorization Form to sign up:
  • If you already give by PAG, and wish to change the amount of your monthly donation, please send an email with the details to