Please share this great opportunity with friends, family and neighbours – Love God, Connect with others, Nurture your spirit, Serve the world and clean out your closet!
Northlea’s U.C.W. will be hosting a presentation in support of *New Circles. The guest speaker from New Circles is Diana Gibbs, Manager of Resource Development. U.C.W. is supporting New Circles GLOW [Gently Loved Outfits to Wear] by collecting seasonal clothing donations for kids, teens, men and women. Donations of clean, current, quality seasonal clothing items including winter coats, boots, shoes, and accessories will be gratefully accepted at Northlea through to November 20, as well as on November 15 – the evening of the New Circles presentation.
*New Circles Community Services is an innovative, grassroots non-profit that provides free quality clothing, social programs, and skill-building opportunities to residents of Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon Park, Victoria Village and Taylor-Massey (including Crescent Town), many of whom are newcomers to Canada. Their core program, GLOW (Gently Loved Outfits to Wear) offers a dignified retail shopping experience to clients, as well as a learning lab to train and certify in retail, customer service and office administration skills. New Circles also runs programs that help newcomer women make social connections and develop their language skills. More information is available at www.newcircles.ca.
An example of a Vision Board.
Join us for a morning of play, creating, and collaging vision boards. No experience necessary! Bring your scissors, gluestick, magazines, pictures. We’ll provide the rest! Saturday, November 12, 10:30 am.
Lee-Ann and Ron are leading the discussion on a book they’ve picked out, and hope that you will join them! The title is: “A Hidden Wholeness – The Journey Toward An Undivided Life”, by Parker Palmer. This book is available in stores and on-line (Lee-Ann recommends AbeBooks). On November 20th, after service, we get together and share our thoughts! (Lee-Ann has an extra copy if anyone would like to borrow it.)
Ben McNally of Ben McNally Books, presents his “Winter Reads”. Everyone is welcome! Ben is knowledgeable, funny and entertaining. He gives short synopses and opinions on what’s hot in fiction, non-fiction and some young adult titles. He also brings copies of books (some hardcover, some trade paper) for purchase … great for Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, or for yourself – nothing like a good book to curl up with on a cold winter evening! Come for coffee, tea, some baked goods and sweet treats at 7. Ben will begin at 7:30. There is a $5.00 charge for each person to offset costs.There will be time to buy books afterwards. Please be sure to RSVP by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-425-5252 as the group would like to have an idea of numbers. Thanks! Also, help us spread the word by inviting your friends!
Snow Shovelling in the Winter
Our Facility Manager is looking for someone to take on the responsibility of shovelling the snow and salting the walks from November 15 to April 15. This person is responsible to keep the paths and sidewalks clear from Friday 5 pm to Sunday 7pm. This is a paid position. If you are interested in doing this, or know of someone who might be, please contact Robert at 647-896-7669 or email him at email@example.com
At Northlea United Church, we encourage one another as we:
Love God ~ Connect with others ~ Nurture the spirit ~ Serve the world
We do this through worship and music, children and youth, learning from each other, being part of the community, seeking justice in the world and in God’s creation, caring for others, celebrating the seasons of each year and of our lives, and finding effective ways to seek and discover purpose and meaning in a changed and changing world. This, and much more, is all a part of life at Northlea.
Thank you to everyone who came to enjoy this special service on October 2nd – marking the beginning of Lee-Ann’s ministry with the Northlea United Church community. Below: Rev. Norm Seli (Guest Preacher), Lee-Ann Ahlstrom, and Rev. Daniel Benson (Presider).
Lee-Ann Ahlstrom joins Northlea United as Minister, July 2016
Lee-Ann’s First Sunday Service at Northlea