NOTICES AT A GLANCE - more details below
1. Sunday service Zoom link
2. Grace Rockett to speak: Oct 10
3. Service videos
4. Sunday evening services end on Oct 10
5. In-person services to start on Oct 17 at 11:30 am
6. Christian meditation: Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
7. Reconciliation movie and discussion
8. Retreat day on Toronto Island: Sat Oct 16
9. Bishop’s Company Cabaret: Fri Oct 15
10. Outreach & Advocacy Conference: Sat Oct 30
11. St. Aidan’s Capital Campaign - Feasibility Study Results
13. After School Care Needed
14. Theological books available
AND NOW THE DETAILS:
1. Sunday Service Zoom Link
To join our Sunday service on Zoom at 9:30 am please click on this link and follow the prompts:
Meeting ID: 845 0559 0891
2. Grace Rockett to Speak: Oct 10
Our final speaker in our Sunday Season of Creation series will be our very own Grace Rockett. She will speak on the theme of "Making Peace with Creation." Tune into our Zoom service at 9:30 this Sunday!
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.
4. Sunday Evening Services End on October 10
This Sunday will be our last outdoor eucharist. We will have a quiet celebration of Thanksgiving, in the canopied area behind the Claremont School hall.
5. In-Person Services to Start on Oct 17
We will be holding a eucharist on Sundays at 11:30 am starting next Sunday October 17, in the Claremont School hall. Pre-registration is not required, but all those attending will be screened, and Covid prevention protocols will be followed.
6. Christian Meditation
Our meditation sessions on Zoom take place on Wednesdays, from 7:30 to 8 pm.All are welcome to attend. The link is here:
Meeting ID: 865 3584 5519
Or join by phone: 647-374-4685
7. Reconciliation Movie and Discussion Oct 14
The second session of “A Reconciliation Walk,” a series presented by the deacons of Parkdale-West Toronto, will take place on Oct. 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. The session will be a discussion of the film Crazywater with Inuvialuit filmmaker Dennis Allen and the Rev. Samantha Caravan. In this documentary, five Indigenous people tell their stories of substance abuse and how a deep commitment to their traditional culture has helped them to long-term sobriety. Register online at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eijswn9f654a9ec8&llr=zulsehqab
8. Retreat day on Toronto Island Oct 16
Last chance to register for our Season of Creation day retreat on Toronto Island! We will take the 9:30 am ferry to Ward's Island, and have a walking meditation to the church (approx. 35 minutes). The day will include prayers, reflections on the writings of St Francis, solo time, and a closing eucharist. Cost is $20 plus ferry ticket. Contact Lucy to register: firstname.lastname@example.org
9. Bishop’s Company Cabaret: Oct 15
The Bishop’s Company Cabaret is fast approaching on October 15th at 8pm. We have a great lineup of musical acts and the evening is free via Zoom. Judy Maddren has done a great interview with Bishops Shaw and Robertson. This is an online fundraiser for clergy mental health benefits. Please join us. For more information, visit https://bishopscompanytoronto.ca
10. Outreach and Advocacy Conference: Oct 30
The Diocesan Outreach & Advocacy Conference, on Saturday October 30th will be virtual, again this year. Depending on you availability you can sign up for the opening talk, one or two workshops and/or the concluding plenary session. Take a look at the attached web link about the conference, the speakers and the workshops then sign up. https://www.toronto.anglican.ca/events/outreach-advocacy-conference/ or speak to Michael Van Dusen.
11. St. Aidan’s Capital Campaign - Feasibility Study Results
Earlier this year, we initiated a feasibility study regarding a capital campaign to fund initiatives not in scope for the renovation. Sharing a drafted ‘Case for Support’ with parishioners, the study (led by M&M International) explored both general favour and recommended funding levels for the initiatives based on both in person and broad submission surveys. The Executive Summary of the Study is available here: https://mcusercontent.com/9602008078ea1b1ac17a38d52/files/e85063ca-e49e-2186-4c15-7a5d976ac4c6/Feasibility_Study_Capital_Campaign_Results.pdf but the bottom line is that there is enough support for us to take this to the next stage.
The next stage includes striking a capital campaign fundraising committee (which has already begun), finalizing the case for support, locking in the target funding goal, and building and executing a multi-year fundraising plan. Although the official fundraising kick-off may not be until early 2022 year, the committee will be finalized in the coming weeks and we continue to accept donations from those eager to support this emerging cause. Updates will continue as we walk down this path together.
Your regular offerings support the mission and ministry of St Aidan's, and we thank you. Here's how to make a donation:
If you already give by PAG, and wish to change the amount of your monthly donation, please send an email with the details to email@example.com
13. After school care needed
A 9 year old boy who attends Claremont School needs a home not far from the school to go to after school 3 days a week (sometimes 4) until one of his parents comes (from the west end) to pick him up. School ends at 3:30 and he would be picked up between 5:30 and 6 pm. If you are interested please contact Nicolette Stacey, the current caregiver, at 416-710-4128.
14. Theological Books Available
The following books are being given away. Please contact Lucy if there is one or more you would like.
Strange Virtues: Ethics in a Multicultural World, by Bernard T. Adeney
Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, by Ross Touthat
How to Survive and Thrive as a Church Leader, by Nick Cuthbert
The Spiritual Man, by Watchman Nee
Love Song: Augustine's Confessions for Modern Man, by Sherwood Eliot Wirt
How to Stop the Pain, by Dr. James B. Richards
Evangelical Theology, by Karl Barth
Abide in Christ, by Andrew Murray
The Birth of the New Testament :3rd Edition Completely Revised, by C.F.D. Moule
Consider the Flowers: Meditations in Ikebana, by Kyo Bun Kwan
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith, by Timothy Keller
Life in the Spirit in Marriage Home & Work: An exposition of Ephesians 5:18-6:9, by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
The Four Loves, by C.S. Lewis
The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis
Planted: A Story of Creation, Calling, and Community, by Leah Kostamo with a foreword by Eugene H. Peterson
Defenseless Flower: A New Reading of the Bible, by Carlos Mesters
The New Testament Environments, by Eduard Lohse (Translated by John E. Steely)
The New Testament as Canon: An Introduction, by Brevard S. Childs
A History of Armenian Christianity, by Leon Arpee
Prayer and Modern Man, by Jacques Ellul