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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Kitchen Clean Up – will be taking place Tues., May 23 starting at 9 am. Anyone interested in helping is welcome and please plan on going out for lunch afterwards. Please bring your own rubber gloves.
Nine for Nica – JUNE 5th is our 7th annual Nine for Nica golf tournament. Shot gun start is at 5:15 pm. Registration and silent auction begin at 4:30. It’s at Simoro Golf Course, 1045 Penetanguishene Rd. $75 cost includes golfing, cart and chicken dinner and a charity receipt of $25. Come for dinner only is $35 with a $10 charity receipt. Donations accepted for the silent auction or sponsor a hole. Contact John Sawyers or Miriam Oben. There will be a sign-up sheet downstairs after church. Download the poster at the bottom of this column for all your golfing info!
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. For more information click on Youth Mission!
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.
Youth Inc - A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the Electronics Recycling drive and the Hunger Awareness Event in support of our youth's efforts to raise funds for mission. The events were a great success totaling over $2,000.00 towards our support of the school in Waspam, Nicaragua.
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. Click here for the online survey. It is also available for pick up in paper form at the church, 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)
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.
Book Club will meet on Tues. May 30 at 7:30 pm at the home of Islay Scott. We are reading The Harem Midwife by Roberta Rich. You are invited to join us for a discussion of this book.
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.
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.
Staff Away – Andrea Wheaton will be away on Study Leave from Sun., May 14 to Sat., May 20. Rev. Jane Sullivan will be providing pulpit supply on Sun., May 14.
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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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