NOTICES AT A GLANCE - more details belowAidan’s Capital Campaign committee update 9. Boots needed 10. FaithWorks Sunday: November 21st 11. Offerings 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:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84505590891Meeting ID: 845 0559 0891 Phone: 647-374-4685 2. Guest Preacher David Howells will be our guest preacher this Sunday. David recently retired as incumbent of St Andrew-by-the-Lake on Toronto Island, and is Lucy's husband. 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 or on our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Gtpvu9EWn9-g7oZ1VyKfA4. In-Person Services and Children's Ministry at 11:30 am We celebrate 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! 5. 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:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86535845519Meeting ID: 865 3584 5519 Or join by phone: 647-374-4685 6. Church Construction Fence BDA, our general contractor, will soon be taking down the construction fence around the church property. However, it will still be a restricted area for some time, with the roof replacement and the interior work being finished. There is still no access to the church at this time. 7. Advent-Epiphany Study Series Many books on the ecological crisis discuss the bleak reality that we must all face. But Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist and Christian, takes a more empowering approach. Her new book is Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World. More information about Dr. Hayhoe can be found here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BvcToPZCLI&t=67s https://www.newyorker.com/news/on-religion/how-to-talk-about-climate-change-across-the-political-divide Dr. Hayhoe's important book will be the focus of an Advent study series that will carry over into Epiphany. The book is widely available wherever good books are sold. We are undertaking this series with the parish of St. Andrew-by-the-Lake (Toronto Islands). Study sessions will be facilitated by members of St. Aidan’s and St. Andrew’s and held Tuesday evenings, at 7:30pm, on Zoom: Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 14, Jan 4, Jan 11. Please mark your calendars for this series! 8. St. Aidan’s Capital Campaign Committee Update The Capital Campaign Committee roster has been finalized and consists of the following individuals: 1. Sunday service Zoom link 2. Guest preacher David Howells 3. Service videos 4. In-person services and children's ministry at 11:30 am 5. Christian meditation: Wednesdays at 7:30 pm 6. Church construction fence 7. Advent-Epiphany Study Series 8. St.
Planning meetings have begun with bi-weekly communication updates starting shortly to showcase our case for support and fundraising goals to further enable restoration and our ministry goals. We are looking forward to our public fundraising kick-off in early 2022! We continue to accept donations from those eager to support this emerging cause. https://faithworks.ca/donating-to-faithworks/11. Offerings Your regular offerings support the mission and ministry of St Aidan's, and we thank you. Here's how to make a donation:9. Boots Needed Common Table, an outreach program at Church of the Redeemer downtown, is asking for donations of new or gently used adult winter boots of any adult size. Boots may be dropped off Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm at the lower side door (Avenue Rd). The church is on the corner of Bloor St W and Avenue Rd. 10. FaithWorks Sunday: November 21st FaithWorks Sunday is coming up this month. This is the organization of the Diocese of Toronto that raises funds to support ministry partners who serve the needs of people who are indigenous, homeless, hungry, at-risk, vulnerable or marginalized. Some of you have made donations to FaithWorks already, in our May appeal. We thank you very much for that. For those who have not made a donation but would like to, details are here:
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