Come after worship on Sunday for an important learning opportunity. Bring a bag lunch. Veggie and fruit trays, and beverages will be provided.
REIMAGINING INDIA - From Colonialism to Contextual Ministry to Persecution: A presentation by Laurence DeWolfe, Wednesday, May 2 at Noon and 7:30 p.m. at Glenview. Admission is free. A freewill offering will be taken in support of the Ecumenical Centre for Homiletic Orientation (ECHO). Early this year Laurence spent a month teaching preaching in Tamil Nadu, Southeast India and Nagaland, Northeast India. Christians in India live in the long shadow of colonialism, and to many other Indians represent that shadow. Indian churches are also engaged in contextual mission and ministry, which inevitably upsets the social order. The Christian minority now shiver under an advancing shadow: the Hindu Nationalism of the Modi Government, anti-Christian laws in several states, and open persecution in many communities. Come at Noon or 7:30 p.m. to learn about our sisters and brothers in India.
Join Laurence on Wednesdays in Lent and Holy Week, BEGINNING MARCH 7 for study and reflection on “Five Scrolls for Lent”. In the Jewish canon the books of Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther are called The Five Scrolls. Each book fills just one scripture scroll, and each is read through at a festival on the Jewish calendar. The five scrolls focus on spiritual practices that are appropriate subjects for Lenten devotion. As always, if you can’t come to all five sessions you’ll still appreciate the fellowship when you can come. Sessions will be offered at Noon and 7:30 p.m.
Come to Glenview on Friday, February 2, 6 - 8 p.m. for fun
and fellowship for ALL ages. Bring your favourite board
game or just come and join in!
Come and Celebrate our Birthday Sunday, January 28 at 10:30 a.m.
We will celebrate in worship with great music. We will celebrate Holy Communion. We will welcome a special guest, The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Crawford. He will return to the pulpit from which he preached his first sermon, in September 1998!
Jeffrey grew up at Glenview, was a member of congregation, worked as assistant caretaker in the summers, , was ordained to ministry at Glenview, and served as Minister-in-Association following his ordination. He is thrilled to be the Anniversary preacher.
Jeffrey is married to The Rev. Courtney Morris Crawford. Together they are proud parents of Nathan (5) and Hannah (2).
He is currently Lead Minister at Westmount Presbyterian Church in London, ON. Jeffrey has served the Presbyterian Church in Canada at all levels- national, Synod, Presbytery and congregational.
Jeffrey is a lifelong learner. He is a graduate of Victoria College (B.A.) and Knox College (M.Div.) at the University of Toronto, and Drew University (D.Min.) in leadership & practical theology. His doctoral thesis focused on the formation of Christian community in worship. Jeffrey is currently engaged in Co-Active Coaching education.
Come and celebrate!
It's been awhile since we've celebrated the life and work of the great poet Robert Burns. He was a Hipster before his time, and many other things he doesn't always get credit for. After morning worship on Anniversary Sunday we'll share in a Burns Lunch. We'll have an excellent luncheon meal, after it has been appropriately blessed. And a taste of haggis, after it has been appropriately addressed. We'll toast "The Land We Left and All Who Love It" and "The Land We Live In". Pipers will entertain. The "Immortal Memory" will be observed. Mark the date. Tickets for lunch are $30 ($5 for children) and will be available on Sunday and until Sunday, January 21.
How does a Confirmation Class turn into an exercise in testing the tensile strength of toilet tissue? When the topic is "We wander far from God": The sins we commit and the Sin of the World. We started with a few layers on our semi-willing model's wrists, then arms, then shoulders and ankles. When we realize we've done wrong, we can ask and be forgiven. Sometimes we're able to undo the harm we've done and clean up the messes we've made. But life in this world ties us up in Sin. It takes us beyond anything we can fix. So we have to rely on God's free mercy and unconditional love... which leads us to the next lesson, "Jesus is the way to God." (Thanks to Shannon Wiggan, who didn't know just what would happen when she was recruited!) Click on an image to advance the slide show.
2018 Schedule now available
Photo gallery now online
The Presbyterian Church in Canada is engaged in church-wide conversation about human sexuality. Key concerns are the denomination's position regarding homosexuality, marriage, and the eligibility of LGBTQ+ persons for office and leadership in the church.
Two official bodies are leading the conversations. The Life and Mission Agency of the denomination (staff and a committee from across the church); and the General Assembly Standing Committee on Church Doctrine (representatives nominated by Presbyteries and theological faculty of our colleges). The Church Doctrine Committee is divided. They seek input from Presbyterians through several media. One is an online survey.
Glenview Session encourages you to follow the link below and express your views. There will be opportunities for response within our congregation, as well. We are asked to respond by January 31, 2018. To respond to the survey you do not have to read all the documentation provided. There is a summary in the survey.
This fall, our youth group and Kidsview students have been learning about the Moses and the exodus from Egypt. While our younger children were manna in the kitchen, our older students competed in a series of trivia questions and challenges based on the ten plagues.
We will observe Remembrance Day in both services on Sunday.
Our guests at the 10:30 service will be members of the Saint Andrew's Society of Toronto on their annual Church Parade.
At a ceremony on Monday, October 23, Heritage Toronto presented an award to Glenview and our architects in honour of their work on the new north entrance, lobby, and elevator. The award was accepted by architects Elizabeth Davidson and Janet Harrison, and Nancy Thornton, on behalf of Glenview. The trophy will be at Glenview for all to see on Sunday. It will be on permanent display near the elevator, soon.
This is a press release from Heritage Toronto.
The William Greer Architectural Conservation & Craftsmanship Award for a small project goes to Glenview Presbyterian Church.
Wanting to serve its community the best it can, Glenview Presbyterian Church embarked on a project to provide full accessibility to its facility by adding new barrier free walkways, accessible washrooms and an elevator.
Adding an elevator required a new three floor addition on the north side of the building. This elevator lobby, anchored by the existing sandstone walls of the church which emphasizes the heritage aspects of the existing façade, now serves as the building’s main entrance. The result is a space that allows visitors to appreciate the existing stained glass windows, stone coping and sandstone cladding now situated in the lobby space.
The project was commissioned by The Trustees of Glenview Presbyterian Church, and completed by Harrison Duong Architects Incorporated (formerly Janet L. Harrison, Architect) and Davidson Langley Incorporated Architects.
ViewPoint Youth went back out in the neighbourhood on Sunday afternoon, gathering groceries. Donations continue to come in to the church and you can add to the pile until Wednesday morning.
Trick or Eat - Let's Scare Hunger Away!
On Friday, October 20th, 4:30-6:00 Glenview Youth will distribute bags in neighbourhoods around the church. Neighbours are invited to fill the bags, or as many bags as they like, with food.
On Sunday, October 22, after worship Glenview Youth will be collecting the bags in support of the North York Harvest Food Bank. This annual event in partnership with local Churches, helps us tackle hunger in our own communities.
A donation bin will be at Glenview all week. Thank you for your support.
Most Needed Donations Include:
- Canned fruits and vegetables,
- dried pasta,
- tomato sauce,
- lentils and beans,
- powdered or canned milk,
- baby formula and baby food,
- canned fish and meat,
- boxes of macaroni and cheese.
- AND MONEY SO THE FOOD BANK CAN BUY FRESH FOOD AND PACKAGED GOODS IN BULK.
Photos from our Welcome Back Sunday celebrations on September 24th.
Here’s the graduation picture of Yamen, going from Sr Kindergarten to Grade One. How proud is he!! He couldn’t wait to share the picture. Not bad for a child who has been going to school only since January!
Nabil and Tim went to Costco last week and his eyes were pretty wide. He bought some cheeses, diapers, etc. etc. He filled his cart no problem. It was an enjoyable outing.
Nabil had his first appointment with a dentist at Mt. Sinai Hospital. There will be many more visits. Yamen will see the dentist later this month. His teeth, as reported earlier are not in great shape. There is work to be done. His dental treatment will be free! Yaman’s teeth are fine for the moment. Rawaa also needs work.
The family continues to make friends. The Orabis and three other families went to the beach. They had a BBQ and the men and boys went swimming in the lake. The verdict was….very cold water! Nabil says often that his family are very, very happy in Toronto.
Thanks to Tim and Dan for all your work with the family. Thanks, Tim, for providing this update.
Glenview Family News:
On Sunday, July 23, Chad and Lyn Bark celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary. That's the Platinum Anniversary, in case you want to send them a late gift! Congratulations to two of our especially lively, loving senior members! Thanks to Jeanette for the pictures.