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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Bible Study – Bob Clay and Andrea Wheaton will be offering a Bible Study based on Handel’s Messiah. If you are interested we need to know your preference of either 10:00 a.m. to noon or 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on the following Tuesdays, Mar. 21, Mar. 28 and Apr. 4. If daytime does not work for you Bob is able to offer the same study in an evening if there is enough interest. Please see the sign up sheet in the foyer to indicate interest and day and time preferences.
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.
Memorial Easter Lilies The Worship & Music Committee is currently taking orders for Easter lilies. Cost is $18 each which includes the tax. The lilies will be used for display in the sanctuary on Easter Sunday morning and then can be taken home after that service by the purchaser. A listing of the memorial names will be included in the Easter Sunday service bulletin. See us downstairs at coffee hour to order. Order dates are March 19th, 26th and April 2nd.
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.
Youth Inc – meets next on Sun., Apr. 2 from 7-8:30 p.m. here at the church. All youth grades 6+ are welcome.
Book Club will meet on Tuesday, March 28 at 7:30 pm. at the home of of Warren and Corrie DeBoer. We are reading Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese. You are invited to join us for a discussion of this book. For detFor April we are reading Victory at Vimy, Canada Comes of Age: April 9-12, 1917, by Ted Barris.
Games Night – Life Long Learning will be hosting an “All Ages” Games Night on Fri., March 31. Bring your favourite game and favourite snack to share. Watch for more details and in the meantime, get your “Game face” on!
GOT JUNK? Youth Inc can take it off your hands!! Electronics Recycling Collection ~Sunday, April 30th – church parking lot.
Cookstown Lunch & Theatre Outing - The Congregational Life Committee invites those interested in live theatre to join us after church on April 23 for lunch at Hot Stacks in Cookstown and then to see the 2 pm show at the South Simcoe Theatre there. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is a Motown-flavoured comedy horror musical. We’ll meet after church and drive down in groups of four. Theatre ticket cost is $19 each and lunch will be charged at the restaurant for whatever you choose to order. Please see us downstairs at coffee time to book your spot. Last date to sign up is April 9th.
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!
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Youth Haven - is looking for Kraft Dinner this month
The Refugee Sponsorship Group is awaiting news about the arrival of our second Syrian refugee family, a young couple with a sixteen month old toddler. Our members are from Burton Ave as well as the community and we meet at the church on an as-needed basis, usually Thursday mornings. If you are interested in joining the group, please speak to Ken Down or Lois Delaforce. Once our family arrives there will be many ways to be involved, such as driving them to medical appointments, taking them shopping or to see the sights of Barrie, helping with their English lessons, social visits, and lots more. For one on one contact it is advised that you have a current police check. This is easily arranged and there is no charge, with a letter from the church, but it does take a few weeks.
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.
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