The Northlea United Church Refugee Support Group plans to launch a Summer Clothing Drive. Clothing will be collected at the church between now and Sunday, April 30th and will be given to New Circles who operate GLOW (Gently Loved Outfits to Wear). This is a free clothing service that ensures that thousands of newcomers and other families who are economically vulnerable can meet their basic need for clothing. New Circles ask that clothing be:
✓ Selected; Quality items, Clothing, Shoes, Accessories.
✓ Washed; should be clean and odorless.
✓ Sorted; Mens, Womens, Kids/Teens, Shoes/ Accessories.
✓ Bagged; Folded and placed in plastic bags. No boxes, bins or suitcases please. Labell
The Wednesday Chair-based Exercise Class starts up again! The classes start at 10:30 a.m. on April 5 and continue weekly until May 10. All are welcome. For more information, contact Joanne or Anne through the church office, 416-425-5252.
On Saturday April 22, Northlea United Church will be participating in the annual City of Toronto Community Cleanup Day.
The location chosen for cleanup is Serena Gundy Park, starting at the entrance at Rykert Crescent. Our cleanup starts at 10:15 am and lasts 2 hours. Come out and join in!
Palm Sunday – April 9, 10:30 am – Communion and Drama
There were many different opinions of Jesus as he rode through Jerusalem. On Palm Sunday, we will explore some of these views through an inter-generational drama and invite you to explore who you see as Jesus rides by.
Maundy Thursday – April 13 – 7:30 pm – Northlea United is hosting this joint evening service and welcomes our friends from Leaside Presbyterian Church. It is a meditative and meaningful service – experience the Stations of the Cross and an indoor walk on the labyrinth.
Good Friday – April 14 – 10:30 am – The Choirs from Leaside Presbyterian Church and Northlea United Church join together for this traditional Good Friday service.
Easter Sunday, April 16 – On Easter Sunday this year we will be welcoming new members to Northlea United. There will be a special celebration for the children, including our annual Easter Egg Hunt and other Easter games.
Between Cross & Crescent – A Learning Circle on Islam
Monday Evenings, March 6 to April 3
For 15 centuries, Islam has been a force in the world. Today over one billion people adhere to the Islamic faith, and an increasing number of our neighbours here in Canada identify themselves as Muslims. But the gap in understanding between Christianity (and western society) and Islam seems to have increased. The need to build bridges of understanding and overcome stereotypes is very present following incidents such as the killings in a mosque in Quebec City.
Through the five weeks of Lent, Rev. Douglas will bring together a Learning Circle on Islam on Monday evenings. You can attend as many as evenings you can manage, but don’t have to commit to all five. We will begin with some soup and bread starting between 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. followed by discussion that will end by 8:30 p.m. at the latest. These will start on Monday, March 6th.
To help with planning, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning on attending. Thank you.