Cookies and Christmas Carols – Monday, December 11, 7 pm

Kindred Spirits is a group of women, of all ages, who will come together in an open forum is discuss social issues and explore matters of the heart connected to these issues. The group will hold its first Meet & Greet on Dec 11th in the church community room. The theme for the gathering is Christmas! The event will be called Cookies & Stories for Christmas. This is how it works: each participant will bring 2 dozen cookies (of your choice) to be shared with the group. By the time you leave you’ll have a variety of cookies to share at your Christmas gatherings. Over cookies and hot coco we’ll entertain each other with our favourite stories of “What Christmas means to me”. A perfect way to get the ball rolling

We’re also fortunate to have Kim Stanbury joining us for the evening. Kim will talk about the outreach ministry she is actively involved with. ARISE Ministry, run and organized by Kim’s sister Deborah Rapport, is a mission of the Presbytery of East Toronto and supported by the Presbyterian Church in Canada. ARISE offers outreach, case management and pastoral care to individuals involved in the sex trade. They advocate for the rights, goals and dreams of women, youth and children who have become victims of sex-trafficking and/or have worked in the sex trade. ARISE builds relationships, provides support and offers an intensive case management program to one of our cities most marginalized and victimized populations.

During this Christmas season we’re hoping Kindred Spirits can help contribute to this worthy cause by way of small donations. Items such as Kleenex packages, hand sanitizer, band-aids, etc…

This invitation is extended to the women of the congregation as well as sisters, daughters, mothers, aunties, grandmothers and friends.

Please R.S.V.P to Raeleen Sparks (raeleenms@hotmail.com) by Dec 1st, to take part in this new emerging circle. A complete list of donation items will be provided at this time.

 

Ben McNally’s “Winter Reads” – Tuesday, November 14, 7 pm

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 you – nothing like a good book to curl up with on a cold winter evening! Come for coffee, tea and treats at 7. (We appreciate any bakers who bring treats with them!) 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.

It helps the organizers out to have an idea of numbers, so please be sure to RSVP by email: office@northleaunited.ca or call 416-425-5252 Thanks! Also, help us spread the word by inviting your friends!

Chair Exercise Program – 6 Weeks of Fun!

The Wednesday Chair-based Exercise Class starts up again! The classes start at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 4 and will continue weekly until Wednesday, November 8. All are welcome. For more information, contact  the church office, 416-425-5252.