Retired Men's Club schedule

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Retired Men's Club schedule

Our Retired Men’s Club is planning another season of entertaining talks.

The Retired Men and other men of the congregation and their friends are invited to come for an hour or two of informal fellowship. Bring a lunch – tea and coffee supplied. The group meets during the Fall and Winter Seasons every other Thursday at noon in the church parlour unless otherwise noted.

October 10, 2019

Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Laurence DeWolfe

Subject: Travels with Laurence

October 24, 2019

Speaker: Kelly Hashemi

Subject: Toronto's Urban Indigenous Community

November 7, 2019

Speaker: Gary Schlee

Subject: Things You Might Not Know About Canadian Prime Ministers

November 21, 2019

Speaker: Dr. Robert Drummond

Subject: Where Do We Go From Here? - After the 2019 Election

December 5, 2019

Speaker: Bob Paterson

Subject: Aggressive Sales and Seniors Scam Prevention

December 19, 2019

Speaker: Dr. Rick Fee

Subject: Operations Lights Out - The Canairelief Project


WINTER PROGRAMME 2020 BEGINS JANUARY 9, 2019

January 9, 2020

Speaker: Stephen Chu

Subject: Singapore: The Fine City


Note: The annual coffee fund is $10 per person.

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Summer Outreach Barbecue August 25

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Summer Outreach Barbecue August 25

Every summer we welcome friends from Portland Place, Evangel Hall, and Out of the Cold to a barbecue. This year we’ll fire up the grill on Sunday, August 25.

Can you help? Would you like to be a host? Contact the Church Office or Norma McIntyre if you’d like to participate in this wonderful event.

We serve around 6:00. Helpers are needed before that.

After supper we go to the sanctuary for a time of prayer and praise. Then we serve dessert!

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Ordination and Induction June 16

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Ordination and Induction June 16

Our 10:30 service on June 16 will be a special time of celebration. We will present Bibles to Church School students who have passed Grade Three. We will ordain Linda Sutherland to the Eldership and induct Elder Dan Melhem for another term of service on Session. Come and join in the celebrations!

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An Invitation to An Anniversary!

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An Invitation to An Anniversary!

AN INVITATION FROM OUR NEIGHBOURS AT ST MARK'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, DON MILLS

Our Casavant Organ is 90 years old. We decided to commemorate the anniversary. Since the organ originally resided in Glenview Presbyterian Church, we have invited Glenview to share in this festivity. Glenview, who had provided seed money to help establish St Marks, were replacing their existing organ and very generously offered their organ to St Marks. It was moved to St Marks in 1963. This priceless gift has served us faithfully for 55 years! When the plan to celebrate its 90 anniversary evolved, St Marks approached Glenview with an invitation to join us for a special organ concert. The concert will feature joint participation of Peter Merrick, the music director of Glenview and George Heldt, the music director of St Marks. Following the performance light refreshments will be served. There is no formal admission to the event. A freewill cash offering will be collected. The proceeds will go to establish an Organ Fund for St Marks and to support a Growth Project for Canadian Foodgrains Bank. We hope to see you there!

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HOLY HUMOUR SUNDAY APRIL 28

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HOLY HUMOUR SUNDAY APRIL 28

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Sunday, April 28 will be Holy Humour Sunday at Glenview. For centuries the week following Easter Sunday, including "Bright Sunday" (the Sunday after Easter), was observed by the faithful as "days of joy and laughter" with parties and picnics to celebrate Jesus' resurrection. Churchgoers and pastors played practical jokes on each other, drenched each other with water, told jokes, sang, and danced. The custom was rooted in the musings of early church theologians that God played a practical joke on the devil by raising Jesus from the dead. "Risus paschalis - the Easter laugh," the early theologians called it. In 1988 the Fellowship of Merry Christians began encouraging churches and prayer groups to resurrect Bright Sunday celebrations and call it "Holy Humor Sunday," with the theme: "Jesus is the LIFE of the party." Stay after worship for a “Laugh, Lunch, and Learn” with Jim and Laurence.

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NCD @ GPC

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NCD @ GPC

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What is Natural Church Development (NCD)?

NCD is both a process and a tool that has been employed in over 70,000 congregations in 84 countries since 1996. With encouragement from our Regional Minister for Congregations, the Rev. Dr. John-Peter Smit, Session has chosen NCD to help prepare for Glenview’s future. Session believes we need to clarify and update our vision and mission before we decide how best to fill ministry staff positions.

NCD begins with a survey of a focus group of members and adherents of the congregation who regularly attend worship and serve Glenview in other ways. Only these people, who represent a cross-section of the active congregation, will be surveyed at this time. If you’re not asked to participate, don’t worry. There will be opportunities for you to share the experience.

NCD isn’t a general, fact-finding survey. It’s not a process of identifying deficiencies and problems. It will draw our attention to the strengths of our congregation as we perceive them. The results will also suggest areas for improvement in our ministries. Survey input is becomes part of the NCD database (anonymously) and the results for our congregation are compared with others. Session will then receive a report, which will be added to information we already have on record from earlier visioning work.

Sharing with, and listening to everyone in the congregation who wishes to contribute and participate will be important in our effective use of NCD. John-Peter Smit will continue to work with Session. He will also visit Glenview and preach on Sunday, March 24.

A basic assumption of NCD is that quality precedes quantity. Every congregation wants to grow. NCD identifies qualities of growing congregations.

“The eight quality characteristics summarize the net finding of the NCD research, by highlighting the principles that are, on average, stronger developed in growing than in non-growing churches:

·      Empowering leadership

·      Gift-based ministry

·      Passionate spirituality

·      Effective structures

·      Inspiring worship

·      Holistic small groups

·      Need-oriented evangelism

·      Loving relationships

While the way in which churches in different cultures or denominations put these principles into practice may differ considerably, NCD claims that the underlying principles are the same worldwide.” (From About Natural Church Development)

You can learn more about NCD through these links:

https://ncd-canada.com/about-ncd/

http://www.ncd-international.org/public/natural_church_development.html

If you have questions, please speak to Laurence DeWolfe. If you receive an invitation to complete the survey you can do so online or on paper.

 

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Christmas Pageant and White Gifts 2018

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Christmas Pageant and White Gifts 2018

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“White Gifts”: Continuing the tradition, your contributions will be received during the Pageant on Sunday, December 16. This year White Gifts will support ARISE Ministry, our Presbyterian outreach to women involved in the sex trade. Please don’t bring bring food. Financial contributions in white envelopes would be welcome. You can also contribute the following items, wrapped in white paper or unwrapped.

·       Hand and Toe Warmers

·       Gum, Mini Chocolates Bars

·       Lip Balm, Face Cream

·       Makeup (lipstick, blush, eye shadow, mascara, foundation)

·       Hair Elastics and Bobby Pins

·       Earrings, Necklaces and Bracelets

·       Decorative Pens & Pencils

·       Pocket-Sized Hand Sanitizer

·       Moist Towelettes (individually wrapped, no water needed)

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ADVENT FESTIVAL DECEMBER 2

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ADVENT FESTIVAL DECEMBER 2

Advent Festival 2018

Sunday, December 2 after the 10:30 Service

Lunch for everyone will be served in the Church Hall, followed by the Advent Festival with arts and craft workshops to support Glenview’s outreach programmes. Lead our young people and model the act of sharing by coming to help prepare these “gifts of the season” for those who rely on our community outreach.

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