|NOTICES AT A GLANCE - more details below
- Sunday service Zoom link
- Children's program on Sundays
- Service videos
- Meditation on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
- Summer book group: Braiding Sweetgrass
- Moorelands Kids' Camp appeal
- June is Indigenous History Month
- New podcast episodes
- Daily Spiritual Opportunities
- Pop-up Vaccination Clinic Sunday May 30
AND NOW THE DETAILS:
1. Sunday Service Zoom Link
To join our live Sunday service on Zoom at 9:30 am just click on this link and follow the prompts:
Or call in on your phone: 647-374-4685
The meeting ID is 894 5854 0617
2. Children's Program on Sundays
Gemma leads a separate program for children after we've all begun the service together. To go to the children's program click on this link: https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/93190362564
3. Service Videos on Website and YouTube
We are recording our Sunday morning service each week, for those unable to attend it live. Look for it on the church website here: https://www.staidansinthebeach.com/services/pages/virtual-services, or on YouTube by searching St Aidan's in the Beach Sunday Service.
The current meditation series continues on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8 pm by Zoom, and runs weekly to June 30. The theme of this spring meditation series is emptying, clearing space, letting go, befriending death. The Zoom link is here:
Meeting ID: 320 439 4907
5. Summer Book Group
Our summer book group begins this Thursday June 3rd at 7:30 pm by Zoom. See below for the link. The first book we'll be reading and discussing is Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer. The author is a mother, an environmental biologist and an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.
You don't need to have read the book: just join in!
Meeting ID: 829 9552 5900
6. Moorelands: Empowering Kids to Transform their Lives
For decades many St. Aidan’s parishioners have donated to the Send-a-Kid to Camp program. This year, owing to the pandemic restrictions, camp facilities are not allowed to open but an online city camp will take its place and a package of the craft supplies will be given to a camper at home. Gemma is contacting families with young children to request donations of craft supplies from a list we have received from the camp, and we encourage parishioners to make a financial contribution to help Send Camp to Kids during the month of June if they are able. All the donations collected by St. Aidan’s will be forwarded to Moorelands Kids.
To make a financial donation, and also help St. Aidan’s win $20,000, make your donation on St. Aidan's Canada Helps donation page, choosing Moorelands Kids from the Fund menu Canada Helps: St. Aidan's Church. Donations made in June will automatically become ballots for St. Aidan’s in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge. As always, donations may also be sent to the church via e-transfer or cheque if you prefer.
Moorelands Kids was recognized as one of the Top 100 Rated Charities in Canada in 2020 by Charity Intelligence! To learn more about their work you can visit their website at https://www.moorelands.ca, or watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2c1NG8W_vU.
7. June is Indigenous History Month
St Aidan's is actively working on continuing to educate ourselves about the history of colonization and the legacy of the residential schools, and taking steps towards reconciliation. Here are some things we're doing:
- Land acknowledgment at our Sunday services
- Learning about what it means to be an ally or in solidarity
- Planning community projects and events
- Reading Braiding Sweetgrass
- Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Sunday on June 20th
You might also be interested in events planned by the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund:
8. New Podcast Episodes
Two new Boardwalk Talk episodes are now available. One episode features a conversation with Eileen Henderson, long-time restorative justice advocate who sits on the board of Restorative Justice Housing Ontario. The other episode is a conversation with Christine MacMillan, an ordained Salvation Army officer who chairs the World Evangelical Alliance’s Global Task Force on Human Trafficking. You can listen to these new episodes, and all other episodes, on the St. Aidan’s website or mobile app. Or you can download them from Spotify, Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, and many other podcast platforms.
9. Daily Spiritual Opportunities
Although we aren’t able to provide paper copies of the Forward Day by Day daily bible reading guides, those interested can access them online or as a podcast, along with other resources for prayer at their website: https://prayer.forwardmovement.org
Canterbury Cathedral Morning Prayer is recorded each morning in the Deanery Garden at Canterbury Cathedral in England and is available as a video through the cathedral’s YouTube channel. Led by Dean Robert Willis, and sometimes assisted by cats and other creatures that reside in the beautiful 2.5 acre garden, it provides a unique setting for daily prayer and spiritual reflection: https://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/worship/online-worship/#morning
Your 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 email@example.com. Please set the security password to "jesuslovesme"
- 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 construction fence facing Queen St.
- To begin donating by pre-authorized debit, please go to Giving on our website for more information and authorization form: https://www.staidansinthebeach.com/giving
- If you already give by PAG, and wish to change the amount of your monthly donation, please send an email with the details to firstname.lastname@example.org
11. Pop-up Vaccination Clinic Sunday May 30
This clinic is for individuals 12+ who live/work/attend school in any “M” postal code at the Kew Gardens ice rink (2075 Queen Street East) from 8 a.m. until vaccine supply runs out. It is open to individuals 12+ who live/work/attend school in any “M” postal code. For more information on other upcoming pop-up clinics go to www.tehn.ca/VaccinePopUps