Our Approaches to Death & Rebirth: St. Anne's - City Shul Joint Learning Event, Monday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.
Christian and Jewish perspectives for Passover and Easter. Presentations by Rabbi Elyse Goldstein and the Rev. Gary van der Meer, followed by mixed Jewish-Christian table groups to compare lived experience.
RSVP to Gary, or sign up at the Action Table.
Event will be held at City Shul, The Wolfond Centre, 36 Harbord Street, Toronto.
St. Anne's is proud to present young artists from the studio of Elizabeth McDonald at University of Toronto's Voice Faculty. These students will perform repertoire including arias, lieder and other well-loved songs. All proceeds go to our St. Anne's music program. This is a great opportunity to hear these talented, emerging vocalists in our beautiful acoustics. Bring your friends!
We are excited to launch ‘Messy Church’ - a way for families to be part of a church community in a relaxed inclusive setting. It is built around fun, creativity, hospitality, and celebration. 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."
Messy Church focuses the learning activity on young children age, with infants joining in their caregiver’s lap, and older children given special roles as leaders. Parents, caregivers and friends have time to get to know each other - good place to talk about parenting and life. You do not have to be a member of a church or comfortable with formal worship to enjoy our community time.
A light supper is included in Messy Church, so we will get to know each other as we eat.
Messy Church takes place in the Parish Hall building, through the parking lot door to the Skey Room.
Wednesday, January 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Skey Room.
Future Dates (monthly):
March 2, April 13, May 4, June 1
Join us for worship first and then skate with us! Bring your lunch to eat following the service and then we will make our way over to the skating rink in Dufferin Grove Park. The rink at Dufferin Grove is regularly maintained and will be in excellent condition. Borrow skates (suggested donation $2/person), or bring your own.
This is an all ages event. Show off your best figure skating tricks, put on skates after 'years and years', try skating for the first time, or stay warm by the fire and enjoy good company. Your friends are welcome to join us - it will be fun.
We have booked a rinkside campfire so you can get warm and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate (provided). Bring your camera, some water, and a spirit of adventure. There is a rinkside cafe where you can get lunch too.
Sunday, January 11:
Postlude for Learning is a short presentation (10 minutes) on aspects of our worship at St. Anne’s. The presentation will focus on a theme question (publicized in advance), followed by a brief Q & A.
Upcoming Theme Questions: Who chooses the Scripture Readings? Why do we have two altars in the church? How is Jesus present in the bread and wine? What is the logic of the order things happen in our worship service? Why do we stand, sit, or kneel in the service? You are also welcome to submit theme questions to be addressed at future presentation.
Postlude for Learning is offered on the third Sunday of each month, immediately following the conclusion of the Sunday morning worship service. Please be seated near the front of the church as we begin (we may walk to different parts of the sanctuary to illustrate or answer the theme question.