Calendar of Events

Past events are in the archives: year 2018, year 2017, year 2016.


August 2018


Wed Aug 1, 7:00 p.m. – Upside Down SummerEvery Wednesday until Sept at YLF – At 7 p.m., worship at the church, 25 Wanless Ave.; at 8 p.m., engage in social time with friends at the neighbourhood pub. A great opportunity to introduce a friend (or yourself) to the YLF. More info at ylf.church.

Sun Aug 26, 4:00 p.m. – Contemplative Fire Monthly Gathering – At St. Leonard’s Church, 25 Wanless Ave. Experience a creative, contemplative communion service. With stillness and spaciousness we explore themes to help us know God more deeply. All are welcome. Visit www.contemplativefire.ca for info.

Wed Aug 29, 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.

Wed Aug 29, 7:00 p.m. – Upside Down SummerLast summer gathering – At 7 p.m., worship at the church, 25 Wanless Ave.; at 8 p.m., engage in social time with friends at the neighbourhood pub. In September we’ll return to our regular worship schedule.


September 2018


Sun Sept 2, 10:00 a.m. – Registration for Children’s Ministry 2018-2019 – Registration begins for the Children’s Ministry for the school year 2018-2019. Find us in the foyer on Sunday morning or contact the church office.

Wed Sept 5, 7:00 p.m. – Breathe: YLF Weekly WorshipEvery Wednesday at YLF, 25 Wanless Ave. – Find some space, some peace, some grounding, something of the unforced rhythms of grace. This is midweek worship that’ll do your heart good. Doors and coffee at 7:00; worship at 7:30. More info at ylf.church.

Sun Sept 9, 10:00 a.m. – Registration for Children’s Ministry 2018-2019 – Register for the Children’s Ministry for the school year 2018-2019. Find us in the foyer on Sunday morning or contact the church office.

Sun Sept 9, 10:30 a.m. – Children’s Ministry Begins its 2018-2019 Year – For children from pre-school to grade 6, the Children’s Ministry kicks off its 2018-2019 program. The program runs at the time of the Open Door service (10:30 a.m.). At the beginning of the service, children are invited to gather at the front and follow the leaders to the Children’s Ministry rooms.

Tue Sept 11, 6:30 p.m. – The Recovery Course Begins at YLFEvery Tuesday for 8 weeks – Learn a Christ-centered approach to addiction recovery based on the well-known twelve-step program. The course is offered by Yonge Lawrence Fellowship at 25 Wanless Ave. For details and registration, please visit ylf.church/recovery.

Thur Sept 13, 7:00 p.m. – Lychgate Group Monthly Meeting – It’s our first gathering of the Lychgate Women’s Group for the season. We’ll have a “welcome back” theme with refreshments where we’ll talk about the year ahead.

Tue Sept 18, 6:30 p.m. – Men’s Supper Club – Gentlemen, you’re invited to an evening of food for the body and the soul. Gather at 6:30, dinner at 7:00, discussion at 7:30. We’ll start off the season with a discussion around the book Falling Upward by Ricard Rohr.

Wed Sept 26, 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 Sept 30, 10:30 a.m. – Outreach Sunday and Barbecue – This year, we are honoured to welcome Danielle Strickland as guest preacher at the Open Door. Danielle is driven by her deep faith to evangelize and to strive for social justice: her “aggressive compassion” has earned her worldwide acclaim. Following the Open Door, enjoy a barbecue lunch hosted by SJYM’s Outreach Ministry.

Sun Sept 30, 4:00 p.m. – Contemplative Fire Monthly GatheringWay Beyond Religion: an experiential encounter with texts and the Jesus story. Expect stillness, spaciousness, and story telling. All are welcome – discover Contemplative Fire! We meet at 25 Wanless Ave. For details visit contemplativefire.net/events/gathering-toronto-2-2-2.


Mark Your Calendar


Thur Oct 25, 6:00 p.m. – The Annual Men’s Dinner – Hosted by the St.John’smen, an evening of camaraderie, a hearty dinner, and an engaging presentation. This year, Ted Barris tells the story of The Dam Busters, an audacious World War II bombing raid into the industrial heartland of the enemy. All men of the parish are invited – and invited to bring a brother, father, son, nephew, etc.

Fri Oct 26, 7:00 p.m. – A Night Out with God and the Girls – Welcome back for another season of a slightly unconventional book club. Enjoy some refreshments (liquid and solid) and discuss books that are insightful if not always conventional. Contact the office for more info.


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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