Great Things Happen Here!!
March 20 (note change of date): Leaside Luncheon 12:15 pm in the Glebe
Parlour Join us as our own Jonathan van Dusen shares about NTKP
Atlas and Indigenous Mapping.
bring a bagged lunch. Beverages and dessert will be
provided. This event is open to everyone in the
congregation. Friends are most welcome!
join us for six weeks during Lent to learn about Centering
method of silent meditation which is designed to speak to
modern minds, but whose origins flow from our Christian
Contemplative tradition. Centering Prayer enriches our
ability to rest in the presence of God beyond words,
thoughts or concepts. It is a prayer meant to deepen not
only our relationship with God, but also to support our care
for those in the world around us. Each week will consist of
a presentation on Centering Prayer with an opportunity for
questions and discussion followed by a period of Centering
(March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17) 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Do your dreams for Leaside PC include lots of children? Tori Smit,
consultant and Regional Minister for Faith Formation, will be leading a workshop on how we as a church can pass our faith onto
the younger generation and build a healthy and vibrant
children's ministry. Please Pass The Faith: Best Practices For Sharing Your Faith With Your
Children And Grandchildren: Parents and grandparents often wonder if what they
are doing at home (and in the church) is the best they could
be doing to share a transformative faith with their children
and grandchildren. Are the kids listening? Does your
faith matter to them? Will they grow up with a faith of
their own that speaks to them and lasts a life-time? PARENTS
have the MOST CRITICAL influence on the ongoing faith of
their children and GRANDPARENTS play an especially important
role too! Tori Smit, Regional Minister for Faith
Formation for the Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario and
Bermuda, will look at 5 key practices for parents and
grandparents to consider as they seek to pass their faith on
to their children and grandchildren. We will hear practical
take-home ideas, discover some great resources for your
family to use, and reflect on the special opportunities the
church year presents us with to celebrate at home. Finally
we will consider some of the challenging situations we may
experience as we seek to pass our
to the next generations.
This takes place on Sunday March 24th following the
worship service. Lunch will be provided but please sign-up outside of Glebe Parlour.
Director of Christian Education:
Proposed by the Christian Education team and supported by
session, the part-time position, Director of Christian
Education, will be established to help support our church
school and youth. Please share this job posting with
posting for Part-time
Director of Christian Education at Leaside
A variety of
items are available for purchase, including lap blankets
($20 each), mitts / hats / gloves / scarves ($10 each),
Presbyterians Sharing Bears ($15). All proceeds will go
towards our 2019 Presbyterians Sharing allocation of
$24,000. Anyone wanting to make bears for our table should
speak to Jo Ayers for a pattern. Please see Jo Ayers or
Naomi to purchase any of these great items! Place payment in
the envelopes provided and leave them in Naomi’s mailbox
or under the office door if the office is closed.
70th Anniversary Edition of Leaside’s cookbook is
available for purchase in the Parlour. PRICE IS NOW: 3 for $10.
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.
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
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
Worship Centre: Community
services continue on the first Wednesday
of each month at 2:00 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.
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
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.
information about Avgen, go to www.avgen.ca.
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
provide the church office
with the information you would like in the bulletin by the Wednesday
purchase the flowers, and bring them
Sunday morning or arrange for delivery before 2 p.m. on the
If you would like to receive
Leaside's newsletters via
email, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone wishing a set of
offering envelopes, please speak to one of the
ministers, or call Naomi in the church office.
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.