January 29th  -  NOTICES AT A GLANCE – more details below    

1.  Live Streaming at 10:30 am and Order of Service  

2.  Exploring Interfaith Ministry: Zoom Panel – January 30  

3.  Music Pilot Project    

4.  Candlemas Family Service – Feb 5  

5.  Children’s Ministry Lunch & Learn – February 5  

6.  Annual Vestry Meeting & report deadline   

7.  Four Questions of Faith: A Lenten Study   

8.  East End Refugee Committee  

9.  Meet Your Beaches-East York MPP Tues. Jan. 31st 7:30 PM

10. Coffee Hour Hosts needed!

11. Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, February 21

12. Wednesday Meditation

13. Euchre

14. Food Bank Needs

15. Offerings


1. Live Streaming at 10:30 am & Order of Service

For those who are not comfortable attending services in person, or are unable to attend, we are live streaming the 10:30 am service at the link below: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/91628466455 Meeting ID: 916 2846 6455 Passcode: 548507 Phone: 647-374-4685

To access the order of service for the Epiphany season please click on the link below:  https://mcusercontent.com/9602008078ea1b1ac17a38d52/files/51d359e0-bfd5-2823-a932-eaad6fac1753/Epiphany_booklet_1030.pdf  

2. Exploring Interfaith Ministry: Zoom Panel – Monday, January 30, 7:00-9:00pm

The Bishop’s Committee on Interfaith Ministry, co-chaired by the Rev. Jeff Nowers, is holding its first annual education initiative. The Zoom event will feature Guru Fatha Singh Khalsa (Sikh), Imam Abdul Hai Patel (Muslim), and Dr. Jennifer Bright (Buddhist) discussing together the importance and challenges of interfaith encounter from each of their own faith traditions. The Rev. Canon John Hill will be the discussion moderator. More information, including how to register for the event, can be found here.  

3. Music Pilot Project

As our Pilot Project continues, there are a few ‘Pilot Sundays’ to mark on your calendars: Chant Sunday (Jan 29), Folk Music Sunday (Feb 5), and Jazz Sunday (Feb 19). As part of the Pilot Project, we are also expanding our roster of regular instrumentalists. If you play an instrument, any type of percussion, or enjoying singing, we’d love to be able to add you do our roster of musicians. Please contact music@staidansinthebeach.com to let Michael know if you’d like your name added to the roster. More information will be available with each Pilot Sunday.  

4. Candlemas Family Service: Sunday, February 5 at 10:30 am 

There will be no separate children’s and youth programming on Sunday, February 5. Instead, everyone will gather for a family-friendly participatory celebration of Candlemas - an event of the liturgical calendar that marks Joseph and Mary's presentation of Jesus in the Temple. Over the centuries Candlemas has also become a celebration of light. A blessing of candles will take place during the service. You are invited to bring any candles from home (for whatever use) to be blessed.  

5. Children’s Ministry Lunch & Learn - Feb 5

Attention all parents with young children! On Sunday, February 5, after the 10:30 service, we will hold a Lunch & Learn (pizza). This is a great opportunity to share whatever questions or suggestions you have for children’s programming at St. Aidan’s. We’re looking forward to hearing your ideas!   

6. The Annual Vestry Meeting will take place on Sunday, February 26th following the 10:30 service.  The deadline for submitting reports from church organizations is Tuesday, February 7th. Please email them to office@staidansinthebeach.com.  

7. Four Questions of Faith: A Lenten Study

If you're interested in being baptized or confirmed, or if you’re wanting to deepen your own understanding of Christian faith, this adult Lenten study series is for you! The Rev. Jeff Nowers will be facilitating four learning sessions, on Sundays after the 10:30 service: Who is God? (March 5), Who is Jesus? (March 12), Who are we? (March 19), What is the new creation? (March 26). We will meet in the Willow Room downstairs from 12:00-1:30pm. A service of baptism will be held here at St. Aidan’s at Easter. A service of confirmation will take place at the Cathedral in May for everyone in the Diocese.  

8. East End Refugee Committee

Sue Stuart is looking for another parishioner to join with her and Flo Cook as a St. Aidan’s representative to the East End Refugee Committee of six faith communities. We meet monthly and, during a sponsorship, undertake many settlement tasks. Currently there are 13 reps: 11 women and 2 men so an additional man would be most welcome (although not required) to interact with male newcomers. I’d be very happy to discuss this further with anyone interested. Please call. 416-691-6869. Thanks. Sue Stuart  

9. Meet Your Beaches-East York MPP, Mary-Margaret McMahon Tues. Jan. 31st 7:30 PM at St. Aidan’s Church (2423 Queen St E at Silver Birch)

Ontario today faces major challenges, in areas such as healthcare, housing/homelessness, food insecurity, environment, and democracy. On Tuesday, January 31st the Beaches—East York Interfaith Coalition will be hosting a meeting with Mary-Margaret McMahon, our new Member of Provincial Parliament to share our views on these issues from a religious and ethical perspective. The Beaches-East York Interfaith Coalition includes representatives from Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities in the riding.  It has hosted candidate meetings during previous federal, provincial and municipal elections.  It engages in political advocacy as a way of articulating the values of faith communities in the riding. We hope you will join us. Let’s make our voices heard.  

10. Coffee Hour Hosts needed!

We are looking for coffee hour hosts for this Sunday and for the rest of the year.  Hosting is easy and if you haven't done it yet, we will train you!  Sign up here or contact Courtney at staidans.parishactivities@gmail.com for more information.    

11. Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, February 21, 5:30 -7:00 p.m.

We are hosting a pancake supper and fundraiser on Shrove Tuesday to raise money for our Outreach Programs.  Join us and invite your friends and neighbours to "pay what you wish" for a delicious pancake meal.  We are looking for volunteers to pass out flyers and help the night of the event.   Sign up here or contact Courtney at staidans.parishactivities@gmail.com for more information.    

12. Wednesday Meditation

Each Wednesday at 7:30pm the Rev. Jeff Nowers facilitates a time of silence for meditation. All are welcome. No experience in meditation necessary!

  13. Euchre  

Join us on Tuesday nights at 7pm for a fun and friendly evening of progressive Euchre downstairs in the main hall.  Beginners welcome.  $5.00 to play.  All proceeds go to St. Aidan’s Church community outreach.  

14. Food Bank Needs 

Donations of non-perishable food items for the Grace Pascoe Care Centre food bank and the St. John’s Norway food pantry are always welcome. Please place them in the basket in the narthex. Note: empty egg cartons are needed once again.  Your donations are delivered every week or two and are very well received. Thank you!

15. Offerings - Your regular offerings support the mission and ministry of St Aidan's, and we thank you.   There are a variety of ways to make a donation:

- PAG – set up monthly pre-authorized debits from your bank account directly to St. Aidan’s by completing the authorization form found on the Giving page of our website https://www.staidansinthebeach.com/giving 

- PAG Changes – to  change the amount of an existing donation, send an email with the details to donations@staidansinthebeach.com 

- E-transfer – send to donations@staidansinthebeach.com 

- Cheques should be payable to and can be mailed to: The Church of St. Aidan, 2423 Queen St E, Toronto, ON, M4E 1H6, or dropped in our secure mailbox at the north-east corner of the building.

- Credit card – click on the link  Canada Helps: St. Aidan's Church