Burton Avenue United Church is a dynamic Christ-centred community of faith. For over 135 years, we have served the community of Allandale and the surrounding Barrie area, through meaningful worship, spiritual nurture and outreach into the community and wider world. We are inclusive, open, welcoming, willing to push the boundaries and take risks in order to be the hands and voice and heart of Christ. If you are looking for a church home where you will be welcomed, nurtured and challenged, Welcome to Burton Avenue United Church!
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Sunday Worship Schedule
Oct. 29 New Member Sunday
Nov. 5 Remembrance Sunday
Nov. 12 144th Anniversary
Truth & Reconciliation Group – meets next on Fri., Oct. 20 at 9:30 am in the Lounge. If you are interested in learning more about the work of this group, or in becoming involved, please join us!
Book Club - Our book for Oct. is The Right to Be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier. We will meet at the home of Lesley Landry, on Tues., Oct. 24 at 7:30 pm.
Roast Beef Dinner - Fri., Oct. 27 at 6:00 p.m. Adults $20.00, Children 12 and under $10.00. Tickets available after service from Brenda Young or see the church office. Click here for more details!
Everyone Welcome – Everyone is invited to an early 80th birthday party for Yvonne Lamont on Oct. 28 from 2-4 pm at BAUC auditorium
Welcoming of New Members - If you are newer here or have been attending for a while and are interested in becoming a member of Burton Ave United, we would be glad to welcome you! Please fill in a pew card and leave on the offering plate or be in touch with Andrea Wheaton. Our next New Member welcoming is Sun., Oct. 29.
Youth Inc – Oct., 29th at 7 pm Just in time for Halloween! Grade 6 and up are welcome!
Newer to Burton Dessert Night You are invited out to a dessert night on Fri., Nov. 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m. here at the church. Come meet some people who know lots about who we are and have fun getting to know each other. Sign up in the foyer to attend.
Sponsorship Committee – will be hosting a baby shower on Nov. 4, for Zozan who is expecting in the New Year. If interested in attending or contributing towards a group gift, please contact the church office.
Laptops Needed – Open Hands United is looking for 2 used laptops to bring to Nicaragua in Nov. for our partners in the Moravian church. If you can help please contact the church office.
Let’s Get to The Point Campaign - If you are not familiar with our fundraising initiative for the unforeseen structural repairs to our steeple, please CLICK HERE .
Ushers & Greeters List: Scheduling for the 2018 list of greeters and ushers will soon be done. WE ALWAYS NEED MORE PEOPLE. We like to have enough people so that everyone only commits to two sessions of two week segments in the year. Scheduling can be arranged according to your availability. Please seriously consider serving here – we have 52 weeks to cover and any training needed can be arranged.
With Gratitude – Thanks to everyone who came and ate at the lunch last Sunday. A total of $708.00 was raised for the 2018 Open Hands United Youth Mission to Nicaragua.
Victorian Tea – save the date! Dec. 2, 2017.
Trinkets & Treasures Room - In conjunction with Victorian Tea – we are gratefully accepting: Jewelry, Jewelry Boxes, DVDs, CDs, Purses, Cook Books, Novels, Children’s Games, Seasonal Decorations (Christmas/Halloween) – In good condition please! Bring your items to the church or call Brian Barkell.
Pre-authorized remittance program (PAR) - It is a convenient way to replace having to remember to bring envelopes to church or playing catch-up at the end of the summer while you were away. If you would like to sign up, please contact the church office.
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Youth Haven - is looking for Kraft Dinner this month
The Open Hands Mission Team is supporting a number of projects in Nicaragua including the building of a school. Donations in support of the Nicaragua Mission should be made payable to "Open Hands United Mission.
Attention Sandwich Artists!!! The Outreach Committee is in need of volunteers to make/ deliver sandwiches to the Busby Street Centre on Wednesdays between 9:00 and 2:00! Each week we require a total of 40 sandwiches. The signup sheet is in the foyer. Thank you! **Find a group of 4 people and do 10 sandwiches each for four weeks!!
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