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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Central United Church – Please join Central United Church in celebrating their final service on Sunday, June 25th at 2pm (there will not be a morning worship at Central). Also, Saturday June 24th from 7:30 – 9:00 pm, please join them in “The Final Concert” featuring The Simcoe County Concert Band, 54 Ross St., Downtown Barrie. For more information: http://simcoecountyband.com. Freewill offering gratefully accepted.
Staff Away - Andrea Wheaton is away on Study Leave until Mon., June 25. Burton Ave. would like to thank Rev. Pat for being available for any pastoral needs and Rev. Jane Sullivan for providing pulpit supply.
2018 Open Hands Youth Misson – meets on Thurs., June 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lounge.
Powerpoint – Are you interested in running the powerpoint on one or more Sundays in July & August.? It will be prepared for you, so you just have to run it. Speak to Brad Hampshire or Andrea Wheaton for more information.
Pulpit Supply – Many thanks to our members who are stepping forward to offer summer pulpit supply for 2017. We are looking forward to your energy and messages. Blessings to you.
July 30 – Rev. Jane Sullivan
Aug. 6 – Alan McGee
Aug. 13 – Bob Clay
August 20 – Women’s Spirituality Group
August 27 – Cathy Manzato
After Worship Refreshment Servers - Starting July 2nd we will be having refreshments after the service in the lounge. Please consider signing up to help with this in July or August. It involves only a little set up and clean up, cold drinks and cookies are provided, although home baked goodies are always welcome as well.
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.
Photo Directory The latest up-date is available, if you did not get yours, they are now available on the mail slot cabinet in the entrance. If you do not have a photo-directory, you can get one from Stacey, Andrea, or Warren.
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.
CAMP AWESOME! - Vacation Bible Camp
When? August 14th to August 18th
Where? Burton Avenue United Church
Who? All children, ages 5-12 welcome!
Cost? $35 per child, $50 per family
This year’s camp, Make a Joyful Noise! springs out of the 100th Psalm. Using the Song of Faith and stories from the Bible, we will have fun making our own joyful noise.
Come for games, stories, crafts, songs, fun and adventure!
For more information: contact Julie McGonegal at 705-719-2214. To register: Registration forms are available in the church office or foyer or click here for a copy. The registration deadline is Sunday, July 2nd. Sponsored by Living Waters Presbytery and this congregation.
Our Fall Camping Weekend - will be at Sparrow Lake United Church camp in Severn Township for the third year in a row. The dates are Sept. 22-24. Camper fees (even if you are only there one night) are $110 for a family and $55 for an individual. If you want to join us for the Saturday only, it will be $55/family or $30/individual. If you are able to commit to this weekend, we are asking for a $20 deposit so that we can have an idea of how many people may be attending. Please add your name to the signup sheet at coffee time. If you are interested in helping out with the planning of this community event, you are invited to a quick meeting at coffee time on June 11. There are many opportunities to help…games, crafts, food organization, campfire, worship, music, etc. Many hands make light work!
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Youth Haven - is looking for Kraft Dinner this month
Change for Change In the foyer, you will see a large, mostly empty(!), water container, with a sign that says "Change for Change". The Local and World Outreach committee is hoping that you will consider checking your pockets or your purse and donating your loose change by putting it into the water container, on Sunday mornings. All change collected will be directed to mission and service work locally, nationally and internationally. What kind of change can we make in our world for the price of a cup of coffee each week?
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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