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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Women’s Spirituality Group - Our next meeting is Wed., Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.. Darlene McKee will be sharing her experiences of El Camino. If you are planning to attend, please confirm with Leslie Whidden or Susan Cole.
Congregational life committee will be hosting a fun night on Fri., Feb 17 at 7 pm. Please join us at the church for an evening of Euchre and other games, refreshments, prizes and lots of laughter. Older youth are welcome. Sign-up sheet will be downstairs after the service, or speak to a member of the congregational life committee. A ride can be arranged if needed.
Coldest Night of the Year Walk - Again this year, some of us will be participating in this walk on Sat., Feb. 25 at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall. This is a fun, family-friendly fundraiser to support Youth Haven. Please consider joining our church team and walking or if you can’t join us, please consider making a donation to our team. You can do either through the website. https://canada.cnoy.org/location/barrie
Ash Wednesday – There will be a worship service on Ash Wednesday on Wed., Mar. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. This will be a time to prepare ourselves once again for the journey through Lent
Book Club will meet on Tues., Feb.28 at 7:30 pm at the home of Lesley Landry, we will discuss The Nest by Cynthia D’Áprix Sweeney. Everyone is invited to join us for fellowship and discussion of the book.
SPRING FLING Fri., March 3– Tickets $60.00 per person with a $30.00 tax receipt.
Theme – Canada 150 - Auction items needed - e.g. tickets for sporting events, experiences such as a day at the cottage , an airplane ride , a boat trip, a dinner or brunch, a guided nature hike with picnic . Specialty baking – e.g. chocolate chip cookies, butter tarts, apple or raisin pie. These are suggestions only. Please give your donation intention in writing to Brenda Young or email it to her at firstname.lastname@example.org before Feb. 26.
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.
With Gratitude - A very generous outpouring of donated items from BAUC was delivered to Youth Haven this week. Staff and the residents were delighted with the socks, underwear, towels, bedding, food items and sweaters, etc. that they received. Sincere thanks to all who were able to be a part of this outreach ministry in such a tangible way.
lend a helping hand
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 Missions".
2017 Church Calendars – are now available to purchase from the office for $7 each.
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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