Calendar of Events

Past events are in the archives: year 2019, year 2018, year 2017.


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 – 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, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Shrove Tuesday Pancake SupperAt St. Leonard’s Church – The feast before the fast. Plan to join us on Tuesday evening for pancakes with all the fixin’s by the Boy Scouts, and entertainment with pizazz by the St. John’s Worship Band.

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.

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. We socialize, enjoy some nibbles, and then settle into a presentation and discussion.

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, 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.


Mark Your Calendar


Thur Apr 18 – Maundy Thursday

Fri Apr 19 – Good Friday

Sun Apr 21 – Easter Sunday

Sun May 5 – MusicFest 2019 – Our annual musical extravaganza that features the handbell ringers, choir, and band in a concert for the whole family.


Every Sunday


9:00 a.m. – The Sacred Table – A reverential service with traditional music, texts, prayers and a brief reflection, all centred on the Holy Eucharist.

10:00 a.m. – Coffee and Conversation – A social time to meet with friends old and new, to have some refreshments, and to share news and views.

10:30 a.m. – The Open Door – A modern service focused on spirited engagement with the word. There’s preaching that goes deep on topics that matter. Prayer is pastoral and inclusive; the music is contemporary and invites participation. There is a program for children ages 3 to 12, and a nursery room for parents with very young children.

11:30 a.m. – The Forum – Bring coffee. Bring questions. This is a free-form time with the pastor to discuss whatever is on your mind.


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