NOTICES AT A GLANCE - more details below
1. Sunday service Zoom link
2. Service videos
3. In-person services and children's ministry at 11:30 am
4. Christian meditation: Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
5. Lobby for abuse education law: Tues Oct 26 at noon
6. Symposium on climate justice: Sat Oct 30
7. Outreach & Advocacy conference: Sat Oct 30
8. All Saints and All Souls memorial vigil: Monday Nov 1st at 6pm (new time)
9. Indigenous Legacy Gathering: Nov 4-5 downtown
10. St. Aidan’s Capital Campaign committee update
12. Christian student from India seeks room
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. 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 our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Gtpvu9EWn9-g7oZ1VyKfA
3. In-Person Services and Children's Ministry at 11:30 am
We are now holding a eucharist on Sundays at 11:30 am in the Claremont School hall. Pre-registration is not required, but all those attending will be screened, and Covid prevention protocols will be followed. All clergy, staff and volunteers attending are fully vaccinated. Outdoor Sunday school programming is also taking place during the 11:30 in-person service, so meet us outside on the lawn!
4. 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
5. Lobby for Abuse Education Law: Tues Oct 26 at noon
St Aidan's parishioner Charmaine Loverin is the founder of Bill 298, Loverin's Law, that will be debated in the Ontario legislature this fall. If passed schools will be required to have an Annual Awareness Week for Abuse Prevention, so that kids can identify abuse, name it and get help. There will be a lobby outside Queen's Park on Oct 26 from noon to 1 pm, with speakers from various abuse prevention and recovery organizations. Charmaine speaks about it here, through her computer (ALS has robbed her of speech): https://youtu.be/P6_2b9eagv4
6. Symposium on Climate Justice: Saturday Oct 30
Kairos Canada presents an online symposium from 11am to 5 pm, to bring together people to learn more about climate change and climate change advocacy from a faith perspective. Click here for more details: https://secure.kairoscanada.org/civicrm/event/info?id=251&reset=1
7. Outreach and Advocacy Conference: Saturday 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.
8. All Saints and All Souls Memorial Vigil: Monday Nov 1st at 6 pm (new time)
To remember those we love who have died, we will be holding a special memorial vigil in the Claremont School hall, with music, candle lighting and names being read.
Please email Lucy (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to request names to be read out.
9. Indigenous Legacy Gathering: Nov 4-5 downtown
The 4th Annual Indigenous Legacy Gathering takes place in Nathan Phillips Square on November 4-5, 2021 to honour Residential School Survivors and celebrate Indigenous diversity. The two-day gathering will feature Indigenous songs, stories, language, food, performance, installations and demonstrations for all ages. See this link for more details: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/indigenous-legacy-gathering-2021-tickets-191929485257
A group of parishioners will be attending the event around 5 pm on Friday. Please join us! If you would like to travel downtown together or meet us there, please connect with Gemma at email@example.com
10. St. Aidan’s Capital Campaign Committee Update
As shared previously, we are forming a Capital Campaign Committee to finalize our case for support and our fundraising goal, as well as build and execute the multi-year fundraising plan to complete restoration and support our ministry goals. We are looking forward to our official fundraising kick-off in early 2022! The Committee will begin formal planning meetings in the next month or so. The confirmed members of the Committee (so far) are:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
12. Christian Student from India Seeks Room
A young woman from Chennai, India, is looking for a room to rent in Toronto while studying at George Brown College, and would prefer a Christian household. If you can help please contact Chris Hale at 416 469 1821 (landline) or email email@example.com.