Events and Announcements

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Coming Events





Sunday, 10:30 a.m.

July 23-30: Joint services at Leaside Presbyterian Church. Church School and Nursery will be available every Sunday.

August 6 - September 3: Joint services at Northlea United Church, 125 Brentcliffe Road. There will be an activity table for the children during worship.





Tuesdays & Thursdays, beginning July 11: Medfit Rehab will be offering various exercise classes. between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. For more information or to register, call Medfit Rehab, 647-348-9150.





Community Services at Bethel Centre, 7:30 p.m.

645 Millwood Road (one block west of Bayview):

Wednesday July 26

Wednesday August 9.

Rev. Bill Elliott will be guest preacher on August 9.





Sunday, July 30:        Evangel Hall Casserole Sunday

If you are able to make a casserole, please sign up on the sheet located on the table in the hallway outside the office, and take a recipe, foil pan and lid.  Casseroles will be collected for Sunday July 30 for delivery to Evangel Hall. You can place your casserole in one of the downstairs freezers in Silverthorn Hall kitchen between July 18 and July 28.  The Evangel Hall guests are always appreciative of the food. Thank you for your help with this mission.





Wednesday, August 2:  Avgen gift card orders are due. A percentage of your gift card purchase will go into Leaside’s fundraising revenue account. Order forms are available outside the church office.  Please email or phone your orders to the church office by no later than 2 pm on the order dates.

Thank you for your support of our outreach and witness and worship! 




August 29, 30 & 31:  Summer Kid’s Club, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

As a church we reach out and welcome children from the community to foster friendships, to share the love of Jesus, and to have a good time!

Adult and youth helpers are greatly appreciated. Please speak to Rev. Angela or call the church office to register or to volunteer.





There are cards in the Narthex and outside the church office to share happy retirement wishes for Phyllis Spence, our Administrative Assistant. Phyllis’ last day in the office will be July 28th.


We are pleased to welcome our new Administrative Assistant, Naomi Goslinski, to the Leaside family. Naomi will be in the office from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Tuesdays to Fridays. Naomi’s home church is Melville Presbyterian in Scarborough, where she is an elder and Church School Coordinator.






Other Announcements:




PRESBYTERIANS SHARING: Teddies when available ($10/each), lap blankets ($25/each), hat & scarf sets ($15/set), scarves ($10 each), child’s hat & mitt set ($12/set), adult mitts ($8/pair), flannel mitts ($2/pair) and knit bed socks ($3/pair), are available, as well as money canisters for collecting your loose change for credit towards your offering donations. (Please be sure to put your name on your canister so we know who to credit.) Proceeds will go towards our 2017 Presbyterians Sharing allocation of $26,000. 



The 70th Anniversary Edition of Leaside’s cookbook is available for purchase in the Parlour.  PRICE IS NOW: $10 each or 3 for $25.



TRANSPORTATION TO CHURCH: We have set up an account with Beck Taxi. Taxi vouchers are available for those in need of a ride to church. Please contact Naomi in the church office, 416-422-0510.




Evangel Hall: We are collecting non-perishable food, mugs, spoons and Canadian Tire Money for Evangel Hall on an ongoing basis. Boxes for food & mug donations are in the Narthex and outside the church office; boxes for Canadian Tire money and spoons are on the square table in the hallway. Donations are taken to the Hall on dinner/worship Sundays throughout the year.




Do you enjoy meeting and greeting? We would love to have you join our roster of volunteers to serve as ushers for the Sunday worship services. If you are interested, please speak to one of the ministers or call the church office.




Have you been blessed with the gift of hospitality? Please share your gift with the congregation, by joining Leaside’s Coffee Team roster. Call Naomi in the church office.




Bethel Worship Centre: Community services continue on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.  This is a simple time of worship where all are welcome for spiritual refreshment and fellowship. The attractive and very accessible space at Bethel at 645 Millwood Rd., just a block west of Bayview, is 'senior-friendly' with good potential to serve the neighbourhood and our new congregation in helpful ways over the months to come.




AVGEN Fundraiser:

You can purchase your regular groceries, etc., and gas using gift cards for your favourite grocery store, pharmacy or gas station, and help the church raise funds at the same time! Simply order your gift cards through our Avgen Fundraising program then take the cards with you when you do your shopping. You can also buy a variety of retail cards to give away as gifts. Orders for gift cards will be sent to Avgen thefirst Wednesday of every month. Please have your orders to the church office by no later than 2:00 p.m. on the order day. Please make cheques payable to LEASIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Payment plans can be arranged if you are not able to pre-pay. Please call the church office to learn more.

For more information about Avgen, go to




Flowers in the Sanctuary:

If you would like to place flowers in the sanctuary in memory of a loved one, please follow these three simple steps:

  • sign your name on the flower calendar for the appropriate date on the bulletin board outside the office,

  • provide the church office with the information you would like in the bulletin by the Wednesday before and

  • purchase the flowers, and bring them Sunday morning or arrange for delivery before 2 p.m. on the preceding Friday.



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Anyone wishing a set of offering envelopes, please speak to one of the ministers, or call Naomi in the church office.




Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR) Cards are available in the Narthex and outside the church office for PAR participants to use during the offering. Also, PAR information pamphlets can be found in the Narthex and outside the church office in the hanging container on the wall, for anyone interested in signing up, or, for more information about the program please call the church office.