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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MacGregor’s Meat Orders Macgregors was awarded the first Certified Angus Beef license in Canada, has won various awards, and has also become well-known for its brand of ‘heat and serve’ products. Beginning April 2 orders will be taken for these frozen meat and seafood. Your family and friends will enjoy quality products while helping us raise funds for our ministry. Pick up order sheets in the foyer or from Lynn Gerow. Please have order forms and money into Lynn or the church office by April 23rd. The delivery will be May 12. Further information on MacGregors meats is posted on the bulletin board in the foyer.
Women's Retreat is set for Friday April 21 - Sunday April 23 at Loretto Maryholme. It is a wonderful time away from our busy lives to be together in a sacred place. We are with each other for guidance in spiritual growth, relationship building, walks through the labyrinth and mealtimes. Lesley Sedore will be offering our leadership for Saturday. Cost is $100 . Please speak to Lisa Edgar (705-717-6871) for details and booking. SPACE IS VERY LIMITED...There is the option of attending only for the day on Saturday for $25 plus a contribution to the meal!
Confirmation Class – meets Mon., April 24 from 5:15 – 7:15 p.m. in the Lounge.
Bible Study – The study based on Handel’s Messiah will continue on Tues., Apr. 25, May 2 and May 9 from 1-3 p.m. If you missed the 1st 3 sessions you can still join us. Speak to Andrea Wheaton or Bob Clay for more info.
Book Club will meet on Wed., April 26 at 7:30 pm (note change of day) at the home of Linda Morris. We are reading Victory at Vimy, Canada Comes of Age: April 9-12, 1917, by Ted Barris. You are invited to join us for a discussion of this book.
Roast Beef Dinner – Fri., Apr. 28 at 6 pm. Adults $20, Children 12 and under $10. Tickets are available after church on Sunday mornings from Brenda Young or through the week at the church office, 705-726-0401. If you would like to help, contact the church office.
GOT JUNK? Youth Inc can take it off your hands!! Electronics Recycling Collection ~Sunday, April 30th – church parking lot.
Youth INC - meets next on Sunday, April 30th at 7:00 p.m. here at the church for all youth grades 6+.
Youth Mission to Nicaragua 2018 - This is your opportunity! We are looking for youth finishing grade 9 up to those finishing Grade 12, by the summer of 2018. Come explore, learn about Nicaragua, and be a part of this team on a two week mission. This may be your moment to join us on a fantastic adventure that will change your life. If you are interested, we encourage you and your family to attend one of our information meetings held at Burton Avenue United Church in Barrie. The first is Sat., April 29 from 9:30-11:00 am or Tues., May 2 from 7:00-8:30 pm. For more information click on the link "2018 Youth Mission" at the top of this page.
Youth & Young Adult Pilgrimage – This is an opportunity to travel to Montreal with a group of amazing people to attend Rendez-Vous, a United Church gathering of Youth, Young Adults & Youth Leaders that takes place every 3 years. The pilgrimage is happening from Aug. 14-20, 2017 through Northern Waters Presbytery. See the bulletin board or speak to Andrea Wheaton or more information.
Special Board Meeting – on Sun., Apr. 30 after worship to vote on Remits from the General Council. The congregation is welcome to attend to learn more and give input but will not be voting. Board members are asked to send their regrets to Cathy Manzato asap since we must meet quorum. A link to the info on remits can be found at http://gc42.ca/remits
It’s Time For A Check-Up!! After 5 years of service as your Minister of Music, it’s time for a check-up/check-in. Let’s talk about what’s working musically in worship, what could be better, what you’d like to see and how we could grow in faith together. Please watch the Burton Banner, starting on May 1, for a survey link where you can share your thoughts. The survey will be available, online and in paper form, for 5 weeks. It can be anonymous or named, your choice! All feedback is welcome. Thank you for your input and your faithful support!
Katie Pergau (Minister of Music BAUC)
Usher and Potential Ushers – A training/refresher course for those who are currently on our ushers list and for those who may be interested in offering their talents in this way will take place after worship on Sun., May 7.
Kairos Blanket Exercise – A powerful, experiential teaching tool that allows us to learn the history of the relationship between Indigenous & non-Indigenous Canadians. Northwest Barrie United has reserved 5 spaces for us to attend their exercise on Sun., May 7 at 12:15 pm. More spaces may open up as the time approaches. Please see sign up on foyer.
Minutes for Mission - Anyone interested in participating in reading the Minutes for Mission on Sundays, please see Joan Belecque or contact the office 705-726-0401.
Bravado Show Choir’s Vegas – just the right amount of wrong. Fri., May 12 & Sat., May 13 at Georgian Theatre. Casino games in the lobby at 6:00 pm no cash necessary, prizes to be won. 7:30 pm is showtime! Come and see Elvis, Magician, and circus performer. It’s Katie’s Last show! Don’t miss it! Tickets $25
Nine for Nica – Save the date for Mon., June 5 – 5:15 pm Simoro Golf Links.
Welcoming New Members – If you have been attending for a time or are newer to our congregation and would like to have a conversation about membership, please be in touch with Andrea Wheaton. We will be welcoming new members on Sun., June 18.
Vacation Bible Camp will run from Aug.14 - 18 from 9 am to 12 pm. Our theme this year is Make a Joyful Noise! All children ages 5 to 12 are invited. Details regarding registration to be announced.
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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.
Local and World Outreach - The Food Bank is in need of canned fruit and jam this month. Youth Haven is in need of twin size blankets and pillows, they also have an ongoing need for socks, boxers, milk and "lunch stuff" (granola bars etc.). If you have any questions, please contact Lyla Hubbert or Devon Williams. Thank you for your ongoing support.
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!!
Attention knitters: If you have any leftover wool that you have been wondering what to do with, the Refugee Sponsorship Group would love to have it for Hamida, the Syrian lady we are supporting. She likes to knit and sew in her spare time. Call Lois Delaforce.
Meals on Wheels – Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to the frail and elderly in our community. For more information please contact the church office.
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