Upcoming Events

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COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOL
  • Note that during this time of social distancing, all events are on hold. 
  • See past events for an overview of our regular life at St. Anne's.
  • We continue to meet online and you are warmly invited to join us.
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Register here for Worship Services

posted 16 Sep 2020, 08:26 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 18 Oct 2020, 05:07 ]

Please note our COVID-19 safety practices and register for each service you plan to attend. Thank you. We can't wait to see you!

Upcoming Services: 


St. Anne's - COVID Safety Practices for All Services in the Church

Before Coming to Church:


  • Online registration if possible - Register for each service you plan to attend by clicking on the link above. 
  • No computer or internet access? Register in person before the service. Come 20 to 30 minutes early to register inside the church entrance.
  • During the registration process, you will be asked:
    • for your name and basic contact information
    • to answer some basic COVID-19 related screening questions

  • Those registering online will be asked to confirm that their answers to the screening questions have not changed. 

When Arriving at Church:

  • Please enter via the Gladstone Ave main doors if possible. The accessible entrance on the south side of the church will also be open for those who need it. 
  • There will be Welcome Team members there to greet you.

  • Please keep a minimum distance of 6 feet (2 metres) away from other people and wear a mask at all times.

  • Show your ticket (paper or electronic) from the online registration process. You will be asked to confirm that your answers to the screening questions have not changed. 

  • If you did not register online, you can complete the registration and health screening at the Welcome Table when you enter the church. 

On Entry into the Church:

  • Sanitize your hands.

  • Continue to wear your mask.

  • Obtain a paper order of service.

  • Follow directions from Welcome Team.

  • Sit in designated seating assigned by the Welcome Team.

  • Stay 6 feet apart - with the exception of members of your "social bubble".

  • Socialize with mask on and safely distanced only.

During the Worship Service:

  • Remain in your place except as directed.

  • Observe the Peace with smiles, words, or gestures from your place.

  • Refrain from singing.

  • For Communion:
    • come forward as directed in single file
    • receive the host in your hands, mask on
    • move to the right or left of the altar as directed
    • remove your mask where designated to consume the consecrated bread
    • replace your mask and circle back to your seat

  • Wear your mask at all times, with the following exceptions:
    • children under 2 (masks not required, but they must remain with their caregivers at all times) 
    • those with a medical condition that makes it difficult to wear a mask

  • Washrooms are available through the door on the left-hand (south) side of the church (one on the main level and additional at the bottom of the stairs). Washrooms are thoroughly sanitized before and after every church use. In addition, all high-touch surfaces are cleaned before after each service.

  • Continue to stay 6 feet apart at all times.

When the Service is over:

  • Continue to wear your mask and stay 6 feet apart.

  • Follow directions from clergy and Welcome Team.

  • Take everything with you, including your order of service.

  • Exit through the Gladstone doors if possible or via the parking lot doors as directed by the Welcome Team.

  • Refrain from gathering at exits, vestibules or walkways.

Dufferin Grove Organic Market: Neighbourhood Depot now at St. Anne's - Every Thursday!

posted 15 Apr 2020, 11:36 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 15 Apr 2020, 19:07 ]

 
The Dufferin Grove Farmers' Market can not currently operate in Dufferin Grove Park so they have set up an online store and are taking orders for delivery and contactless pick up at St. Anne's!
 
 
Order online from weekly featured market vendors by Tuesday evening 11:59 p.m. Choose your pick up time (or have your items delivered).
 
Come to the church parking lot, to pick up your orders at your scheduled pick up time. The parking lot is located at 270 Gladstone Avenue, on the south side of the church.
 
If you have not supported the Dufferin Grove Market in the past, this is a great time to start. Support our local farmers and small businesses!
 

Messy Church Playdate: Thursday 5:00 p.m. - FALL SCHEDULE

posted 7 Feb 2015, 15:15 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 8 Sep 2020, 06:11 ]


Our get-together for children continues. It's a time of friendship, games, learning about faith, a shared prayer, and checking in to support parents. In this time of coronavirus, we are resuming our weekly zoom sessions - moved to Thursdays.
 
DATES: 
  • September 17, 24
  • October 1, 8, 15, 22
FORMAT FOR OUR ZOOM CONVERSATION 
  • Come online at 5:00 p.m.
  • Brief Check In with all participants
  • Main Activity - Changes week by week
  • Free Chatting
  • Prayer - Think about who we pray for this week
  • Check in with Parents - All parents: please stay within earshot for our gathering and then come on together at the end for your own check in.
  • Concluding by 6:15 p.m.
FORMAT FOR RETURNING TO THE CHURCH
  • As we move back to in-person gatherings, we hope to continue on Zoom but add a monthly real gathering. Here are our thoughts and we welcome your input.
    • September - Picnic in family groupings (on a warm day!)
    • October - pumpkin decorating
  • Safety is our priority. We can't make firm longterm plans for the future with the virus, so we will keep in touch to invite you to special occasions.
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MEETING ONLINE ON ZOOM
EMAIL FOR CONNECTION DETAILS
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    Note: See below: This is what it will look like when we are able to be back together in real life: 

    ‘Messy Church’ is our way for families to be part of our church community in a relaxed inclusive setting built around fun, creativity, hospitality, and celebration. We meet once a month. Each session includes time to run around and play, a story, a craft – and food. As our children say, "It's Church - but we can be messy."

    Plan to join us in the Ministry Centre, 276 Gladstone Ave around 5:00. We start with playing. We introduce our theme and a special activity. We take turns bringing food for a potluck supper, and sometimes we also cook together. Whether we bake bread or make soup, you'll enjoy cooking with us. Let us know if you can join us so there's enough food for everyone.

    You do not have to be a member of this church or any church to participate. Everyone is welcome.

    MESSY CHURCH FORMAT:
    • 5:00-5:30 arrival
    • 6:00 supper
    • 7:15 concluding prayer


    Next Community Dinner Date: Sunday, October 18 - 5:15 p.m.

    posted 11 Nov 2012, 11:57 by Domain Administrator   [ updated 15 Oct 2020, 08:48 by Mary Lou Harrison ]

     

    **COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOL. DINNER IS TAKEOUT ONLY**  Please note that we will not have a sit down meal. We are providing takeout containers with a simplified menu. Extra safety protocols are in place for volunteers. 

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    Please join us for our monthly Community Dinner. Come to eat, or come and help us prepare and serve the meal. We serve about 80 people a takeaway meal including meat, vegetables and cold salads in the summer.  Christianity is about service, and this activity is one of the more pleasant ways to render it to those who need a little help from us. 

    We especially welcome helpers for preparation of items beforehand. Although we are working with a limited staff during COVID, we welcome new people visiting the Community Dinner from the community each time. We are happy to train you and grateful for your assistance and support. 

    HELP US PUT ON OUR COMMUNITY DINNER:

    12:15 p.m. Cutting up Vegetables (the first shift)
    3:30 p.m. Cooking (the second shift)
    5:15 p.m. takeout meals are available 
    6:30 p.m. Worship service (not available currently) 
    6:45 p.m. Clean up (until 7:45) 

    Due to COVID restrictions, please line up with social distancing spacing on the walkway between the Parish Hall (651 Dufferin) and the LOFT apartment buildings. 

    • Form a line to the east into the parking lot. Food selections will be indicated on poster on the side door, place your order with the person attending the side door and the food will be brought up to you in a bag to take away or eat outside. Please be patient.

    We apologize in advance for delays in orders as the size of our volunteer group is limited by coronavirus protocol.

    UPCOMING COMMUNITY DINNER DATES
    • October 18, 2020
    • November 15, 2020

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