St. Mark's United Church

A Progressive, Inclusive, Life-Affirming Community of Faith

Past Events

FOOD BANK

The Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities Food Bank is in need.   Your donations that were in St. Mark’s Food Bank container have been taken to them.   If you have any non-perishables that you would like to share, they would be very much appreciated.

SPRING DAZE

On Friday, May 11th and Saturday, May 12th, 2012, St. Mark’s will be hosting its first annual Variety Show – Spring Daze.

There will be dancing, singing, skits, stories and genuine delight.   It will be magic.

THIS SUNDAY

This week (May 6th) is the 5th Sunday in Easter.   Services are at 11:00 A.M. with refreshment and fellowship at 10:30 A.M.

If you there is anyone you would like remembered during Prayers of the Congregation, please write them in the Book of Prayers at the back of the Sanctuary.

NEIGHBOURHOOD GREENING WORKSHOP

This Saturday, April 21 – 1:30 to 3:00 P.M. Toronto and Region Conservation will be holding a free follow-up workshop at St. Mark’s – downstairs - to create a plan to green the neighbourhood.

This is an opportunity to share your ideas on the plan and priority projects; learn about ways to save money; enjoy refreshments that will be provided and enter a draw for a chance to win prizes.

All are welcome.

THIS SUNDAY

This week (April 22nd) is Volunteer Sunday and Earth Day.  Services are at 11:00 A.M. with refreshment and fellowship at 10:30 A.M.

The  Kids will be working outside for earth day as part of the morning... cleanup... planting etc...

BILL 13 PETITION  -  The Whereas Clause, What you are supporting:

"WHEREAS we support the addition of “bullying” to the Education Act, and support Bill 13 “An Act to amend the Education Act with respect to bullying and other matters. We believe in the rights of the students “to grow up as productive, contributing, and constructive citizens in a diverse society of Ontario.” We also affirm that we “believe students should feel safe at school and deserve a positive school climate that is inclusive and accepting, regardless of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, or disability.” We believe that you should, as the Legislature of Ontario, pass Bill 13 so that all students may be treated as equals in the school environment, regardless of what form, private or public, they/their parents choose for them to attend."

We at St. Mark's are called to be an Affirming Ministry, and that sometimes means that we will be faced with difficult decisions, like standing in line with the LGBT community as opposed to standing in solidarity with our Catholic brothers and sisters, but all people do deserve the right to freedom of expression and experience, by acknowledging and supporting this petition we are standing in line with the countless LGBT students in our schools today. Sign the petition this Sunday, or contact Jeffrey for more information.

STEAM WHISTLE TOUR

On Saturday, March 31, 2012 those interested are invited to the Steam Whistle Tour of Toronto,
meeting at the Church at 10:00 AM and returning to St. Mark’s at 5:00 PM.

Call the Church for more information.

SPAGHETTI DINNER

Save the date “ Saturday 28 April” for your CE Youth’s Spaghetti Dinner.

SPRING DAZE

On Friday, May 11th and Saturday, May 12th, 2012, St. Mark’s will be hosting its first annual Variety Show – Spring Daze.

There will be dancing, singing, skits, stories and genuine delight.   It will be magic.

Do you like to have fun?    Do you have a talent that you long to show off to your friends?

Here is your chance.   There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board at the back of the church.

THIS SUNDAY

This week (March 18th) is the fourth Sunday in Lent.   Jeff Dale will be leading the service.

Henri Vanderkooi will be our interim musician.

Services are at 11:00 A.M. with refreshment and fellowship at 10:30 A.M.

This week (March 4th) is the second Sunday in Lent and the Bel Canto Choir will be joining us.

Services are at 11:00 A.M. with refreshment and fellowship at 10:30 A.M.

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