Family Fun Time
Please join us for a fun evening of skating outdoors. We are going skating at Otter Creek outdoor rink.
Date: Saturday, February 11th
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Location: Otter Creek Outdoor rink – 40 Cheritan Avenue M4E 2W2
There are two ways to get to the rink:
1) Go south on Rosewell Avenue (1st street east of Avenue Rd. off of Lawrence Ave). At the roundabout turn left into th e rink parking lot.
2) Go east along Cheritan Avenue (2nd street south of Lawrence Ave. West off of Duplex or Greer). Cross Chatsworth Avenue to the dead end and parking area for the ice rink. You can also park in Lawrence Park Co llegiate's parking lot. There are 2 rinks, one for pleasure skating and one for shinny (pick up hockey). Helmets MUST be worn if you play hockey. Change rooms are available for putting skat es on. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. Hope to see you there!
The Refugee Sponsorship Committee is very happy to announce the long-awaited arrival in Canada of the refugee family the Church of St.Timothy has sponsored! Our family consists of two young parents and two children, a girl and a boy aged 4 and 3. The family is originally from Myanmar (Burma), a country with many desperate refugee problems, and they arrived in Toronto on June 20th. (follow this link for more information about the status of refugees in Malaysia).
We are very grateful to parish members (and our neighbourhood community) for their support, to the Anglican United Refugee Alliance for finding us this family, and to our partnering church St. Leonard's for their able assistance. Our Committee continues in its efforts to support our family and we will keep the community updated regularly with news and requests for assistance when needed.
We are looking forward very much to helping our family settle in to their new life as Canadians!
Joyful Giving Program
A Joyful Giving program will soon be introduced at our parish. No gift is truly a gift unless it is freely given. Joyful Giving is sharing, in a planned, proportionate way, the wealth with which God has blessed us. It is a sign of our gratitude to God and is an expression of our faith, of what we say we believe.
“For your heart will always be where your riches are.” (Luke 12:34)
“Faith and the Natural World”
Join us for Breakaway! Everyone is invited to participate in our parish weekend retreat January 27-29. The retreat provides a great escape from the city with all- inclusive accommodation and food at the fabulous FairHavens Resort near Beaverton. Come to coffee hour to hear more about Breakaway. Registration will begin November 6 and will run till December 4. Through generous sponsorship there is no charge for children under 12 and the adult fee is $165 per person for a shared room (slightly more for private).
We are thrilled to announce that our program and speaker will relate to our environment. From start to finish the biblical story connects us to the earth, and as Christians calls us to a life that honors creation. What does our faithfulness look like in our homes, our neighbourhoods, our nation?
Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat is a biblical scholar, permaculture teacher and farmer. She lives on an organic, solar powered farm in Cameron, Ontario, and is an adjunct professor at Wycliffe and Trinity Colleges in Toronto. Sylvia is a published author who speaks often on issues connected to faith, agrarianism and creation care.
We hope to see you there!
Stone Soup 2017
Our first Stone Soup in 2017 will be held Sunday 15th. Our guest will be the Rev. Chris Harper, who has served as the Diocese’s Indigenous Native Priest since September 1st, 2016. Please bring contributions for lunch to the kitchen prior to the 10 am service. Suggestions of what you can bring include bread, crackers or rolls, cheese, vegetable or meat broth, vegetables for soup and vegetable trays, pickles, fruit and cookies or squares. Financial donations for lunch will be directed to an organization or project of Rev. Harper’s choice. Help in the kitchen and setting up tables and chairs prior to the 10 am service is appreciated.
Social Justice Vestry Motion: The Vestry Motion will once again focus on addressing the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Half-day formation sessions are being held in each episcopal area for interested parishioners and clergy, so they may speak to the issues addressed in this year’s motion. The session for York- Scarborough is on Saturday January 14th from 1:30 to 4 pm and pre-registration is required. Information can be found at www.toronto.anglican.ca.
Christmas Gifts for the Residents of St. George House
Thank you to those who bought a Christmas gift for one of the twenty-six residents of St. George House. Thank you also to those who provided one of the monthly meals for the residents. The residents and staff are appreciative and opportunities to participate are available for January, February and March 2017.
Our next community Lunch will be on Monday, January 23, 2017.
Men′s Breakfast Club
Please be sure to join us once a month on Saturday morning at 8:00 in Soward Hall for a delicious breakfast, great coffee and wonderful conversation.
We recently decided to begin opening the main part of the church to our neighbours during the week. While the office building is busy all week long with schoolchildren, dance classes and so on, the church itself is rarely open during the week. Thanks to a team of 11 volunteers, anyone can now come in through the front doors on any weekday and spend some quiet time in St. Timothy’s between 11 am and 1 pm. A sign near the sidewalk indicates the church is open and welcomes visitors inside.