Calendar Archive 2019

Current and coming events are in the Calendar of Events.
Archives for previous years are here: year 2018, year 2017, year 2016.


January 2019


Wed Jan 2, 9:30 a.m. – Church Office reopens – The office reopens for regular activities following the Christmas break.

Mon Jan 7, 7:15 p.m. – Youth Night Every Monday evening – Meet in the Youth Room for a free-form evening of socializing, games, and relaxing. It’s also a time for conversations from light-hearted to serious. Come early at 6:00 to help make soup in the Garnsworthy room, or at 6:45 when we sit down for soup supper.

Tue Jan 8, 6:30 p.m. – Men’s Supper Club – Gentlemen, you’re invited to an evening of food, fellowship, and frank discussion around a piece of contemporary Christian writing. This month, we’re starting to look at the writing of Philip Yancey in his book What’s So Amazing About Grace? Please contact Wayne Minett or the church office for more information.

Wed Jan 9, 6:15 p.m. – The Grad Class resumes – Welcome back for another season of going deep into Christian beliefs, practices, and organizations. Meet in the Garnsworthy room. Please contact the church office for more details.

Wed Jan 9, 7:00 p.m. – Breathe at YLFEvery Wednesday at 25 Wanless Ave – Yonge Lawrence Fellowship’s midweek worship service. Whatever trials and frustrations your week has held … at Breathe you’ll find some space, some peace, some grounding, something of the unforced rhythms of grace. It’s worship that’ll do your heart good. Social time at 7:00; worship at 7:30. More info at ylf.church.

Thur Jan 10, 7:30 p.m. – Lychgate Group Meeting – The women of the Lychgate Group gather in the Garnsworthy Room. The topic for the evening is: a Trip to Sandy Bay Primary School, presented by three members of St. John’s who recently returned from Sandy Bay.

Sat Jan 12, 9:30 a.m. – Orientation for New Membersto noon – Are you new to St. John’s or would like to reconnect? Come for a morning of discovery as Rev. Drew talks about life at St. John’s. Topics range from the fundamentals – who we are and what we believe – to the practical – people, services, and programs. It’s also your chance to ask Drew anything about our church.

Fri Jan 18, 7:00 p.m. – A Night Out with God and the Girls – Our slightly unconventional book club starts its 2019 year tonight. Grow in faith and friendships over refreshments and lively discussion. This month we’re talking about The Power by Naomi Alderman. This month we’re meeting offsite – contact the office for information.

Sat Jan 26, 4:00 p.m. – Ordination of Shelly Pollard – A ceremony to ordain Deacon Shelly-Ann Pollard to the Holy Order of Priests. The ordination takes place at St. John’s; a reception will follow.

Sun Jan 27, 4:00 p.m. – Contemplative Fire: Way Beyond ReligionAt St. Leonard’s Church, 25 Wanless Ave – Our regular monthly gathering, offering silence, reflection, gentle discussion, and a shared potluck meal following. This month’s theme is Many Parts One Body. All are welcome – learn more at contemplativefire.net.

Tue Jan 29, 7:00 p.m. – The Recovery Course – Starting at YLF, 25 Wanless Ave – A free course for those who are struggling with addictions and who want to invest in their road to recovery. The course runs Monday evenings for twelve weeks.  Please visit ylf.church/recovery for more information and to register.

Wed Jan 30, 8:00 a.m. – Barnabas Breakfast – Until 11 a.m., a warm breakfast, spiritual comfort, and fellowship. Volunteers are always welcome; please contact the church office at 416-225-6611.

Thur Jan 31, 8:00 p.m. – Worship Team Night – A time for worship and prayer. This is also a time for learning techniques for worship, and exploring workship leadership. Hosted by Kevin. All are welcome.


February 2019


Sun Feb 3 – Souper Bowl Sunday – Following the Open Door service, join us for a “souper” lunch! Grab a bowl and spoon, consider a donation to St. John’s Outreach, then sample a smorgasbord of soups. Bring a pot of your favourite soup for the shared table. It’s a day for good soup, a good cause, and good fun!

Sun Feb 3, 1:00 p.m. – Confirmation ClassEvery Sunday afternoon starting today Classes to prepare young adults for the rite of Confirmation. Hosted by Rev. Shelly. Click here for information.

Mon Feb 4, 7:15 p.m. – Youth NightEvery Monday evening – Meet in the Youth Room for a free-form evening of socializing, games, and relaxing. It’s also a time for conversations from light-hearted to serious. Please note that the Soup Supper is on pause until mid-March.

Wed Feb 6, 7:00 p.m. – Breathe at YLFEvery Wednesday at 25 Wanless Ave – Yonge Lawrence Fellowship’s midweek worship service. Whatever trials and frustrations your week has held … at Breathe you’ll find some space, some peace, some grounding, something of the unforced rhythms of grace. It’s worship that’ll do your heart good. Social time at 7:00; worship at 7:30. More info at ylf.church.

Wed Feb 6, 6:15 p.m. – The Grad ClassEvery Wednesday evening – For Christians who wish to explore more deeply the beliefs, practices, and organizations of their faith. Meet in the Garnsworthy room. Please contact the church office for more information.

Tue Feb 12 – Men’s Supper ClubDeferred to Mar 5 – Gentlemen, you’re invited to an evening of food, fellowship, and frank discussion around contemporary Christian thought. This month, we continue looking at What’s So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey. Please contact Wayne Minett or the church office for information or to RSVP.

Thur Feb 14, 7:30 p.m. – Lychgate Group Meeting – The women of the Lychgate Group gather in the Garnsworthy Room for their monthly meeting. We socialize, enjoy some nibbles, and then settle into a presentation and discussion. This month, Alison and Rev. Shelly are talking about the Children’s Ministry at St. John’s – what’s happening and ideas for the future.

Sun Feb 17, 11:45 a.m. – Youth Band RehearsalLaunching! – Interested in playing in a louder worship band? Are you 11 to 18 years old? Join Kev this Sunday after regular services for our first rehearsal. Learn more about the Youth Band here or contact Kev at kevin@ylf.church.

Fri Feb 22 – A Night Out with God and the Girls – Our slightly unconventional book club has gone on hiatus. Watch for news of when we will be meeting again.

Sun Feb 24, 4:00 p.m. – Contemplative Fire: Way Beyond ReligionAt St. Leonard’s Church, 25 Wanless Ave – Our regular monthly gathering, offering silence, reflection, gentle discussion, and a shared potluck meal afterward. All are welcome – learn more at contemplativefire.net.

Wed Feb 27, 8:00 a.m. – Barnabas Breakfast – Until 11 a.m., a warm breakfast, spiritual comfort, and fellowship. Volunteers are always welcome; please contact the church office at 416-225-6611.


March 2019


Sun Mar 3, 1:00 p.m. – Confirmation ClassEvery Sunday afternoon Continuing classes to prepare young adults for the rite of Confirmation. Hosted by Rev. Shelly. Click here for information.

Mon Mar 4, 7:15 p.m. – Youth Night Every Monday evening except March 11 – Meet in the Youth Room for a free-form evening of socializing, games, and relaxing. It’s also a time for conversations from light-hearted to serious.

Tue Mar 5, 6:30 p.m. – Men’s Supper Club – Gentlemen, you’re invited to an evening of food, fellowship, and frank discussion around contemporary Christian thought. This month, we look at part 2 of What’s So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey: Breaking the Cycle of Ungrace. Please contact Wayne Minett or the church office for information or to RSVP.

Tue Mar 5, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. – Shrove Tuesday Pancake SupperAt St. Leonard’s Church – The feast before the fast. Join us on Tuesday evening for pancakes with all the fixin’s prepared by the Boy Scouts. Free admission; free-will offering for St. Leonard’s Church.

Wed Mar 6, 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Ash Wednesday Services – Services to mark the first day of Lent. Includes the imposition of ashes.

Wed Mar 6, 7:00 p.m. – Breathe at YLFEvery Wednesday at 25 Wanless Ave – Yonge Lawrence Fellowship’s midweek worship service. Whatever trials and frustrations your week has held … at Breathe you’ll find some space, some peace, some grounding, something of the unforced rhythms of grace. It’s worship that’ll do your heart good. Social time at 7:00; worship at 7:30. More info at ylf.church.

Wed Mar 6, 6:15 p.m. – The Grad ClassEvery Wednesday evening – For Christians who wish to explore more deeply the beliefs, practices, and organizations of their faith. Meet in the Garnsworthy room. Please contact the church office for more information.

Mon Mar 11, 6:00 p.m. – Soup Supper Returns Every Monday evening starting March 11 – Meet in the Garnsworthy room for a soup supper that you help make. At 6:00 we start making the soup; at 6:30 we sit down together to enjoy a hearty soup supper.

Thur Mar 14, 7:30 p.m. – Lychgate Group Meeting – The women of the Lychgate Group gather in the Garnsworthy Room for their monthly meeting. This month, Jane Griffiths tells the story of her mother Yvonne Aziz who had a role in the secret British intelligence operations during World War II.

Sat Mar 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Contemplative Fire Mini Retreat – Theme: Letting Go – Making Life Transitions. Gather in the Garnsworthy Room for a day of quiet, of listening, of exploration: “Be still and know that I am God”. Mary Klein is our retreat leader. Please contact info@contemplativefire.ca for information or to register.

Wed Mar 27, 8:00 a.m. – Barnabas Breakfast – Until 11 a.m., a warm breakfast, spiritual comfort, and fellowship. Volunteers are always welcome; please contact the church office at 416-225-6611.

Sun Mar 31, 4:00 p.m. – Contemplative Fire: Way Beyond ReligionAt St. Leonard’s Church – Our regular monthly gathering, offering silence, reflection, gentle discussion, and a shared potluck meal afterward. All are welcome – learn more at contemplativefire.net.


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