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Advent Readings for Study
The parish clergy have prepared a list of Advent Readings for you to select from to assist you in your Advent spiritual practice. The list is on display in the Atrium of the church. If you have questions or wish the list e-mailed to you, please contact Canon Douglas Graydon: email@example.com
COMMUNITY GROUPS & WEEKLY MEETINGS
Yoga classes at Christ Church Deer Park
Mondays @ 9:30am
Wednesdays @ 7 pm
AA meets regularly at Christ Church
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Toronto Children's Chorus
Rehearsals at Christ
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TORONTO CLASSICAL SINGERS
Current Events Club
Tuesday Dec 10 @ 12 noon
Tuesdays @ 6pm
Wednesdays @ 7 pm
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Thursdays @ 12:15pm
Toronto Flute School
Sat Dec 7 @ 2 pm
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an emergency food program run by volunteers and operated under the auspices of the Daily Bread Food Bank at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. The program supplies food to individuals and families who have housing but whose income is not enough to make ends meet. There continues to be a constant need for soup, canned fruit, crackers, pasta sauce, canned pasta, etc. Please try to make regular gifts of appropriate items so that Christ Church Deer Park may share generously in this vital service provided by the Churches on-the-Hill. More about COTH here »
Blessing of Animals 2013
Meals on Wheels
Yorkminster Park Meals on Wheels requires volunteer drivers and runners to deliver Meals on Wheels in this community during the months of July and August. Meals are delivered
between 10:30 am and 12:15 pm daily, Monday to Friday.Please call 416 482-0549 if you can spare two hours weekly or on an occasional basis to help on any of the delivery days.
the Public Square
Congratulations to our Ecumenical Partner, the Reverend Dr. Karen Hamilton for a successful conference in Montreal "Bridging the Secular Divide: Religion and Canadian Public Discourse" exploring the place and importance of religion in the public square. - Details here »
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There's Life here!
We are an inclusive, affirming and energetic community of faith in North Toronto. Whoever you are and wherever you are in your faith journey, we welcome you to a place of acceptance.
Many GLBTH have faced difficulties with coming out or judgment from other faith groups, but you won’t find that here.
There’s life here for everyone!
SUNDAYS at CCDP - All are welcome!
DECEMBER at CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK
Introduction to Meditation
MONDAY DECEMBER 9 @ 11:15 am in the Arthur Smith Room. No experience required! Please see the Reverend Julie Meakin for details - Contact »
ACW Bridge Luncheon
TUESDAYS @ 12 noon - ACW meets each Tuesday morning in the Arthur Smith Room. Bring your own sandwich – coffee and tea are provided. Then stay and play a game of bridge. See ACW here »
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11 @ 7:30am - a half-hour contemporary eucharist with brief reflection. Continental Breakfast served on the house after the service. A great way to meet new people! Homilist: The Reverend Canon Douglas Graydon - bio »
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11 @ 10 am
Contemplative Knitting Circle
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013 @ 5:45-7pm - For knitters of all ages and stages! Please join us for an hour of mindfulness while we knit together and honour • Stillness • Beauty • Skill • & Human Labour - details here »
THURSDAY DECEMBER 12 @ 7:30 am
CCDP Choir Rehearsal
THURSDAYS @ 7 pm. Are you considering singing in the choir? see here »
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm in the Arthur Smith Room. The topic for discussion is: Incarnation: embodying the Spirit of Christmas. More about Challenging Christianity here »
Caritas et Amor
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 @ 8pm - Univox Choir annual December concert. We welcome special guests Maderaz Latin Music, accompanying us for our feature work, Ariel Ramirez’ Misa Criolla. Univox is a Toronto community choir open to young adults in their late teens through their 30s - Details here »
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14: 9 am - 12:30 pm, with participants convening at 8:30 am - A labyrinth is a geometric form ...which can be used for meditation, prayer and relaxation, or simply as a form of adornment. The workshop will provide an opportunity to walk a canvas replica of the Chartres labyrinth and to reflect on the meaning and message of Advent. Details here » / Developing Spiritual Practices Group
Decorating the Church for Christmas!
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17@ 9:30 am - We are asking for volunteers to assist in the decorating of the church. We will be finished in time to join the ACW Christmas lunch at noon.
St. Andrews/ ACW annual Christmas Party
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17@ 12 noon - Come for some good cheer, lunch and carol sing-along to end it all. Hope to see you there.
A big thank you to all presenters and parishioners for an energetic and informative Parish Forum Sunday November 3.
It was truly inspirational and a testament to the engagement, commitment and longstanding generosity of this parish. There sure is Life Here!
If you missed the forum or would like to review the presentation, see here »
THURSDAY, JANUARY 9 @ 12:10 pm - Hannah Teminsky, french horn - see upcoming recitals here »
Installation of Canons
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 @ 4:30 pm - At Synod November 28-29, our rector was appointed an Honorary Canon of the Cathedral Church of St. James. The installation of the new canons will take place on Sunday, January 19 at 4:30 pm at the Cathedral. All are welcome - see Cathedral website here »
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 29 @ 7:30pm - We invite all those who enjoy reading to come to our gathering at 7:30pm in the Arthur Smith Room. Please join us for lively conversation, refreshments and wine or your own choice of beverage. For information, call Anne Kear: 416-924-3940 - see book club page »
Annual Vestry Meeting
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2014 Mark your calendars! The Annual Vestry Meeting (AGM) for our parish will take place following the 10 am service. Parish groups are asked to submit their reports electronically to the parish office by the end of January.
In the Path of Abraham
In the Path of Abraham – Join the 2nd Toronto-based Jewish-Christian-Muslim encounter of the Holy Land. This will be co-led by our own parishioner/ecumenical partner, Dr. Karen Hamilton. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Churches on-the-Hill Food Bank Volunteers
We are looking for new volunteers who could help existing ones in the distribution of items to the needy clients for about two hours on Wednesday mornings. No contribution from anybody in time or effort would be too small. - more about this here »
The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine (SSJD) is a monastic community within the Anglican Church of Canada established in 1884. The sisters welcome visitors for liturgies, quiet days, retreats & workshops, or a place of peace and quiet to rest and refresh. They have a regular cycle of retreats and workshops - all are welcome. - see here »
Take a virtual Google Walking Tour
Walk around and see the CCDP neighbourhood - without leaving your chair! To stroll by scroll, click the pic, then click & drag the little Google tour guy (top left of the map) onto the map. Double click on the street to move in the direction you want to go. Click and drag to move around in the picture - even scroll the sky - or the pavement.
Green Bin Program at CCDP - To minimize the amount of trash that is put out, Christ Church Deer Park is now participating in the green bin program. The Green Bin Program allows us to put organic waste out for curbside collection, which can then be made into high-quality compost. The Green Bin Program will increase our waste diversion and greatly reduce the amount of garbage we send to landfill. Help us get with the program! More about the green bin program here »Used batteries - Don't know what to do with your old or used batteries? Bring them to CCDP and place them in the bin in the Atrium. We will take care of disposing them safely. Be part of the green solution! See the CCDP green page »
Re-cycle your egg cartons and plastic grocery bags - bring them to CCDP and leave them in the Food Bank box in the Atrium. The Churches on the Hill (COTH) FoodBank will use the cartons to repackage flats of eggs for their clients. More on COTH »
Are you a knitter looking for a project?
Christ Church Deer Park has formed a Prayer Shawl Ministry. Hand-knitted shawls have become an international cause in the ecumenical community - given as a symbol of peace, comfort, and the prayers of the community to those who are sick at home, hospital or in a seniors’ residence. We have seen how much they have been appreciated. Shawls can be simple or elaborate. All knitters, women or men who would like to contribute to this initiative, please contact Norma Ross (416-929-5494). She will be pleased to provide patterns.
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