St. Mark's United Church

A Progressive, Inclusive, Life-Affirming Community of Faith

Past Events

THIS SUNDAY

This week (February 19th) is the last Sunday before Lent begins – also known as Transfiguration Sunday.   We will also celebrate “Thinking” Day (Scouting and Guiding).   If you have a uniform, pin, scarf, please feel free to wear it.   Services are at 11:00 A.M. with refreshment and fellowship at 10:30 A.M.

PANCAKE SUPPER (Shrove Tuesday) – ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES

On Tuesday, February 21, 2012 the annual St. Mark’s Pancake Supper will be held downstairs starting at 5:00 to 6:30.   After supper, at 7:00 P.M., the Ash Wednesday services will be held in the Sanctuary.

NEIGHBOURHOOD GREENING WORKSHOP

On Saturday, February 25th, Toronto and Regional Conservation Association will be holding a workshop at St. Mark’s from 2:00-4:00 P.M., downstairs.   There will be a presentation on ideas and examples of greening projects in the community, including ways to save money.   Refreshments will be provided.   There is no charge for the workshop and there will be an opportunity to win a $100 Home Depot gift card.

THIS SUNDAY

This week (February 12th ) is the sixth Sunday after Epiphany.

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

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

This Sunday, a St. Mark’s Congregational meeting is called to receive the 2011 financial reports and review the 2012 Budget.    The meeting will begin following a Potluck Lunch after service.   Please join us.

THIS SUNDAY

This week (February 5th) is the fifth Sunday after Epiphany.

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

Anyone who is interested in joining the St. Mark’s Choir, please join us @ 9:30 A.M. this Sunday for choir practice in the Church’s sanctuary.

THIS SUNDAY

This week (January 22nd) is the third Sunday after Epiphany.

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

This week we look at the story of Nineveh…

This is a link to a 6 year old girl telling the story of Jonah… it’s 9 minutes so it is too long to use during the service, but please have a look at it.  It is spectacular!

http://douglasfamilyof4.blogspot.com/2010/08/mary-margaret-tells-story-of-jonah.html

THIS AIN’T YOUR GRANDMA’S BIBLE STUDY

A Six Week Bible Study Tuesdays, 12 pm to 1 pm -  Bring Your Lunch

Week One: If "We are Not Alone" Who is With Us? - Jan 17th

Scripture Focus: John 1: 1 - 18, Ecclesiastes 1: 1 – 11

Supporting Materials: Conjuring Jesus- Poem: Jesus Not Contained in His Book (Brian Day), Chariots of the Gods- excerpts (Erik von Daniken)

All Materials Available at Church on Sunday

Upcoming Conversations

Week Two: If This Is What "We Believe" Why am I in Church?

Week Three: Is Jesus the "Word Made Flesh"?

Week Four: This is the "Life Beyond Death" Debate.

Week Five:  "To Seek Justice and Resist Evil" and yet we still aren't PROGRESSIVE enough?

Week Six: “Love and Serve Others" The Other 167 Hours in the Week.

SINGING FAITH ALIVE

Have you ever been moved by music?

Have you ever not understood the words you were singing?

Have you ever observed disagreements over hymns?

This two-session meeting will be your chance to discuss the music ministry of St. Mark’s as we embark on a search to find a Music Director.

January 22nd – 12:00-1:30 P.M. (bring your lunch)

Part One - Silence, Speech, Song: The Rhythm of Worship

January 29th - 12:00-1:30 P.M. (bring your lunch)

Part Two – Creating God’s Harmony Together: The Ministry of Music and the Rest of Us

THIS SUNDAY

This week (January 15th) is the second Sunday after Epiphany.

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

LIVING AND LEARNING WITH BABY

Every Thursday from January 26 to March 1, 2012 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. the City of Toronto, Public Health, will be holding a program “Living and Learning with Baby” from six weeks to six months, downstairs at St. Mark’s.

Parents and baby are invited to come and meet other parents to talk about – adjusting to parenthood, infant nutrition, growth and development, caring for a sick child, keeping baby safe and community resources.

This is a free program provided by Toronto Public Health Nurses.  To register please call Mary at 416-338-6128.

THIS SUNDAY

This week (January 8th) is the first Sunday after Epiphany.  Glen Greenwood will be leading this week’s service.

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

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