NOTICES AT A GLANCE - more details below
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.
4. 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.
5. FaithWorks Appeal This Month
Through the month of May we are highlighting FaithWorks, the organization of the Diocese of Toronto that raises funds to support ministry partners who serve the needs of people who are indigenous, homeless, hungry, at-risk, vulnerable or marginalized.
If you would like to consider making a donation to FaithWorks, details are here: https://faithworks.ca/donating-to-faithworks/
6. Meditation Group
A new meditation series has begun, taking place on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8 pm by Zoom. The series runs from weekly to June 30, but we will skip the session on May 19th, when we are hosting David Miller to speak about his book Solved (see below). 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
7. David Miller Talk: May 19, 7:30 pm
Former Toronto mayor, past CEO of the World Wildlife Foundation and current Director of the C40 Cities Leadership Group, David Miller will discuss his book Solved and the role of cities and local communities in solving climate change. A Zoom event co-sponsored for the community by St Aidan's and Beach United Church.
The Zoom link to attend is here:
Meeting ID: 881 7829 5533
8. Episcopal Restructuring Report
In June of 2020 Bishop Andrew Asbil announced the formation of the Episcopal Leadership Working Group (the ELWG) with a mandate to consider and report to him on alternative models for the exercise of episcopal leadership, oversight, and pastoral ministry within the Diocese of Toronto. The report has now been released, and town hall meetings are scheduled in May to discuss it. To read the report, watch a video by Bishop Andrew, and register for a town hall meeting, please go to:
9. AURA Fundraiser for Refugees
AURA (Anglican United Refugee Alliance) is partnering this spring with Plantables as a fundraiser. If you are looking for ways to be healthy, avoid potentially busy greenhouses, and become more self-reliant, you can order garden-ready plants. They cost $4 each and will be shipped to your home directly on the date of your choosing anywhere in Ontario or Quebec. 10% of your purchase will help AURA continue to support refugees. Here is the link:
10. Beach United presents Rock & Roll Revisited: May 3-17
This video is an invitation to see the world through the music and lyrics of Bruce Cockburn. Cockburn is one of those talented, multi-faceted people; an activist, author, songwriter, poetic lyricist, spiritual explorer. All donations go to support the music and food ministry of Beach United Church.
Video link available by donation, through Eventbrite from May 3 – 17. CLICK HERE
11. 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:
- Donate online using your credit card at Canada Helps: St. Aidan's Church
- E-transfer from your bank account to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please set the security password to "jesuslovesme"
- 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.