Advent and Christmas at Bathurst and College

 

Mother and Child

 

With our traditional Advent and Christmas series, Bathurst St. United Church continued its trial move to College St. U.C.

The services in this series included:

  • Sunday, December 29
    A joint service with College St. U.C.
    Christine Smaller
    10:30 am, Sanctuary, CSUC, College & Bathurst

  • Sunday, December 24
    Christmas Eve: A joint service with College St. U.C.
    Christine Smaller
    7:00 pm, Sanctuary, CSUC, College & Bathurst

  • Sunday, December 22
    Christmas Brunch and Carol Singing
    12:00 noon, the Parlour, CSUC, College & Bathurst

  • Sunday, December 15
    Advent III: Carol Service
    Bathurst St. U.C. Choir, Bev Lewis Music Director
    10:30 am, TSP Chapel, 427 Bloor St. West

  • Sunday, December 8
    Advent II: Embodiment and Ensoulment -- the Holiness of our Embodiment and our Interdependence with the Earth
    Jenny Nedelsky
    12:00 noon, Multi-purpose room, CSUC, College & Bathurst

  • Sunday, December 1
    Advent I: Incarnational Theology and Communion
    Christine Smaller
    12:00 noon, the Parlour, CSUC, College & Bathurst

  • Sunday,November 24
    Meditation, worship and music in the style of the monastery of Taizé
    12:00 noon, the Parlour, CSUC, College & Bathurst

  • Sunday,November 17
    Christian Peacemaking at Grassy Narrows
    A reflection by Jane Enticknap on her visit with the Christian Peacemakers Team to Winnipeg, Kenora and Grassy Narrows
    12:00 noon, Multi-purpose room, CSUC, College & Bathurst

For the noon services at College St. U.C., refreshments will be at 11:30 am, in advance of the service.

 

 

Worship on Worship

 

Worship

 

With the support of our new minister, Christine Smaller, we will use our fall series to examine the worship history and traditions of Bathurst United Church.

The services in this series included:

  • Sunday, October 27
    Conflict Resolution
    Cathy Stewart, from Creedence & Co.
    12:30 pm, Multi-purpose room, CSUC, College & Bathurst

  • Sunday, October 20
    Worship / Congregational Meeting
    10:30 am, TSP Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W.

  • Sunday, October 13
    Thanksgiving: Christian Worship in an Interfaith World
    Christine Smaller
    12:30 pm, Multi-purpose room, CSUC, College & Bathurst

  • Sunday, October 6
    History of Communion at Bathurst United Church
    Frances Combs
    12:30 pm, Multi-purpose room, CSUC, College & Bathurst

  • Sunday, September 29
    Deconstructing Liturgy--What do we do when we gather
    Christine Smaller
    12:30 pm, Parlour, CSUC, College & Bathurst

  • Sunday, September 22
    What is the purpose of worship?
    Stephen MacDonald
    12:30 pm, Sanctuary, CSUC, College & Bathurst

  • Sunday, September 15
    Christine Smaller
    10:30 am, Sanctuary, CSUC, College & Bathurst

For the 12:30 services at College St. U.C., refreshments will be at 11:30 am, in advance of the service.

 

 

Ideas at Bathurst

 

Quetico Reflection by Vivian East

Summer is a time to pause for reflection, to turn for a moment from the media landscape of blink-and-you-miss-it news cycles, and to explore some big ideas with people who are passionate about them.

We aimed to bring a bit of that feeling to our summer series on Wednesday evenings. Our speakers shared a thinker, writer or book that sparked their interest.

The summer services are held at College Street United Church, at the north-west corner of College and Bathurst. We start with a potluck supper sharp at 6:00 p.m., followed by an informal service at 7:00 in the air-conditioned parlour.

The Ideas at Bathurst services: 

  • Wednesday, August 28
    Meister Eckhart
    Ken McEvoy

  • Wednesday, August 21
    Barbara Kingsolver’s Unsheltered
    Ulla Weimann and Frances Combs

  • Wednesday, August 14
    Poetry of Resistance: readings from various poets, Canadian and American
    Sharon Goodier
  • Wednesday, August 7
    Rudolf Steiner, Anthroposophy, and Waldorf Education.
    Kathryn Humphrey

  • Wednesday, July 31
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Reg McQuaid

  • Wednesday, July 24
    Conflict Resolution
    Guest Speaker: Cathy Stewart, of Credence & Co.

  • Wednesday, July 24
    Conflict Resolution
    Guest Speaker: Cathy Stewart, of Credence & Co.

  • Wednesday, July 17
    Jean Vanier: Canada's Humble Philospher
    Judi McCallum

  • Wednesday, July 10
    Robin Wall Kimmerer and Gayla Trail
    Lindsay Tyler

 

 

Easter and Pentecost

 

tabitha

 

Through our Easter and Pentecost services, we looked at the hidden women of the Bible. In addition, in June, there was a baptism, and our traditional Pride and Summer Solstice services.

The services in this series included:

  • Sunday, June 30
    Pentecost III - Pride Sunday
    Caro Ibrahim
    10:30 am, TSP Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W.

  • Sunday, June 23
    Pentecost II
    Solstice Service
    8:00 am, on the beach near Hubbard and McLean

  • Sunday, June 16
    Pentecost I
    Congregational Meeting
    10:30 am, Trinity St. Paul's, 427 Bloor St. W.

  • Sunday, June 9
    Pentecost
    The baptism of Joaquin Fernando Barrios Miller
    Christine Smaller
    10:30 am, TSP Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W.

  • Sunday, June 2
    Easter VII - Migrant Workers
    Reg McQuaid
    10:30 am, TSP Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W.

  • Sunday, May 26
    Easter VI
    Service led by the CAMH team
    10:30 am, TSP Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W.

  • Sunday, May 19
    Easter V
    Memory of Her - A personal midrash on Mark 14:2-9
    Shirley Endicott
    10:30 am, TSP Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W.

  • Sunday, May 12
    Easter IV - Tabitha
    Christine Smaller
    10:30 am, TSP Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W.

  • Sunday, May 5
    Crieff Hills Retreat

  • Sunday, April 28
    Congregational Meeting
    10:30 am, TSP Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W.