Since last summer, we have been gearing up to sponsor a refugee family, and we expect them to arrive in the coming months. St. Timothy’s will be their adoptive family during their first year in Canada.
We will help to get their children into school. We will find them a family doctor. We will make sure they learn English so that they can live and work effectively in this country. We will pay for their housing, their food, their clothes and anything else they require during their first year here. We do this because refugees arrive here with literally nothing but each other, having in many cases suffered brutality and violence that we cannot even imagine.
The cost of supporting our family will amount to between $40,000 and $50,000. Much of the funding will come from St. Timothy’s own congregation, but we would be grateful for any donations that might come from the larger community. Please click on the "Donate” button to make a tax-deductible donation online at Canada Helps
Vestry Motion Question & Answer Session Sunday Feb 14 (after 10am service)
Family Fun Time Saturday Feb 20 (6.30-8pm) ( all ages- Ice skating at Otter Creek Park)
Annual Vestry Meeting Sunday Feb 21 (after 10am Service)
Community Lunch Monday Feb 22 (11:30am)
Stone Soup Feb 28 (11:15am)
LENTEN BOOK STUDY
Canon Beresford will be conducting a short three week book study through lent. The study will be on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9.pm, starting on March 2nd , which will give intended participants time to purchase the book and come along. Please fill in your name on the sign-up sh eet on the notice board opposite the office door, if you are interested in participating.
Social Justice Vestry Motion 2016: Answering the Call for Reconciliation
Each year the Diocese asks churches to present a Vestry Motion related to social justice and advocacy. This year, the Vestry motion calls for a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Final Report. On Sunday, February 14th, one week prior to Vestry on February 21st, for those who are interested, a question and answer session about the Vestry Motion will be held in the parlour, following the 10am service.
We, the Vestry of the Church of St. Timothy, north Toronto commit o urselves to work to implement the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. As part of this effort, we call on the Governments of Canada and Ontario to address the recommendations which the Commission’s final report directs toward them. In particular, we affirm the Government of Canada’s commitment to establish a public inquiry into the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and will continue to advocate for ongoing action on this issue. We also call on the Government of Ontario, in consultation with Aboriginal peoples, residential school survivors, and the churches, to develop an age-appropriate, mandatory curriculum on residential schools and the contributions of Aboriginal peoples to Canada for all grade levels.
Support the Pikangikum Water Project in Lent
Everyone in Canada should have access to clean water. While we take clean, safe water for granted, 95% of homes in Pikangikum are without running water and waste water facilities. Here’s how you can support making running water availab le to all residents of Pikangikum. Decide on a commitment o f a nickel, a dime or another amount for each time water is used in your home from Ash Wednesday to Saturday, March 26th. Choose a convenient location for a jar or box for donations and keep track of the number of times water is used for a drink, to run the dishwasher, do laundry, have a shower, flush the toilet. When Lent ends, convert you r change to a cheque made out to the Church of St. Timothy with Pikangikum Water Project on the memo line. Thank you for your participation.
Wine Tasting Evening
Hosted by The Old Orchard Blossoms in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.
Thursday Feb 25 - 7 pm for 7:30 in Soward Hall With Summer Hassam, sommelier with Lifford Wine and Spirits, Inc., a wine agent representing wineries around the world.
There will be a marketplace starting at 7: 00 pm and continuing after the presentation. $20 tickets are available in advance of the event from any member of the 'Blossoms' email@example.com
Please note that Pre-Vestry meeting will be on February 7th (after 10am Service) and Vestry meeting will be on February 21st (after 10am Service).
February 22nd Community Lunch: Please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the Outreach bulletin board if you are able to provide food or help on the day. As several regular volunteers are away, your participation will be very much appreciated.
Sign-up sheets are on the Outreach bulletin board if you are able to provide one of the monthly meals or cookies for the residents of St. George House. Volunteers are needed to provide a meal in February, May and June.
The STOP Community Food Centre’s Food Bank provides a three day supply of food, once per month, to individuals and families who live in The STOP’s catchment area in west Toronto. Please remember to bring non-perishable food on Sundays and place your donations in the basket in the narthex.
Men's Breakfast Club
How do you like your eggs? With great conversation, fellowship and all the coffee you can drink?
Then the Men's Breakfast Club is just what you're looking for.
Please join us Saturday mornings at 8:00 (schedule below) in Soward Hall.
Saturday December 12
Saturday January 9
Saturday February 13
Saturday March 12
Sunday May 7
Saturday April 9
Sunday May 7(Mothers' Day Breakfast)
Saturday June 11
Gilbert and Sullivan Tickets
The Blossoms are selling tickets to the following performances of North Toronto Players' operetta, Chelsea Moor Castle, a completely new play incorporating all the favourite G and S tunes:
Fri Mar. 4, 8 pm; Sun Mar 6, 2 pm, Fri Mar 11, 8 pm, Sat Mar 12, 2 pm and 8 pm, and Sun Mar 13, 2 pm.
Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Drive, Toronto Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors. A portion of each ticket sold though us supports the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Talk to any 'Blossom'.
PARISH PRAYER LIST
Our parish prayer list is a special way in which we support someone in a particular moment of illness, need or difficulty. To request prayers for someone, please contact the church office with the person’s name. The name will remain on the list for four weeks, and may be renewed upon request. Thank you for helping to keep our prayer list current