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!
What's Happening this week!
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Wednesday March 21
Women’s Spirituality Group – meets at 7:00 p.m. Corrie Deboer will be leading us in a Lenten Journey through music.
Holy Week Worship Services
March 25 - Palm Sunday at 10 am
Celebration of Holy Communion
Palm Parade and Walk Thru Holy Week for Rainbow Club.
March 29 - Maundy Thursday at 6:30 pm
A service of scripture, song & the Last Supper
March 30 - Good Friday at 10 am
Shared worship here with St. George's Anglican Church
Reception to follow the service
April 1 - Easter Sunday
7 am - Sunrise Service with other Barrie United Churches at Heritage Park
10 am - Worship here at Burton Ave. United
Celebration of the Resurrection
Tuesday, March 27
Book Club will meet at Islay's Mom's at 2404 Ronald Road, Minesing.
The book for April is The Unfinished Dollhouse by Michelle Alfano.
Sunday, April 18 at 6:30 pm
Youth Inc. meeting at the church. All youth grades 6+ are welcome.
Sunday April 22 after church
Congregational Life Committee would like to invite anyone interested in live theatre to join them after church for a noon lunch at Hot Stacks in Cookstown and the 2 pm show at the South Simcoe Theatre. "Harvest Moon Rising" is a musical.
/cost is $18 each (prepaid). Sign up after church at coffee time until April 8.
Upcoming Events and Announcements
Memorial Easter Lilies - The Worship & Music Committee will taking orders for lilies that will be used for display in the sanctuary on Easter Sunday 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 bulletin. See us downstairs at coffee hour to order on 18th. Cost is $18 each which includes the tax
Open Hands United is holding an Information evening for anyone who is interested in being part of a short-term mission experience to Nicaragua. The date of the mission is Feb., 19 to Mar., 2, 2019. Cost: $2400. If you want to learn more about this opportunity, you are invited to join us on Mar., 20 at 7pm in the BAUC lounge, or contact Rev. Pat at email@example.com
Click HERE for more info!
Affirm Ministries display – Check out the information table to find out more about our congregation’s decision to explore the possibility of becoming an Affirming Ministry.
Lenten Preaching Series – at Collier St. United on Tuesdays at noon. List of speakers and dates is on the bulletin board in the foyer.
United Church Observer - is a great place to get to know what's going on in the larger church and other congregations. Read stories about people with similar hopes, needs and questions as your own. Many articles focus on living in hope and faith. Timely cover stories and interesting columnists appear monthly. And of course there's the letters to the editor, clearly demonstrating that there's more than one point of view in The United Church. For only $25/year you'll receive this award-winning magazine delivered to your home. For those who already subscribe, it is time to renew your subscription. If you would like to begin a subscription please see Joan Carruthers after the service on March 18th.
Newsletter – the latest edition was emailed on Friday. If you receive a paper copy, it is in the mailslots in the foyer. If you are not on our list to receive the newsletter, sign up in the foyer or contact the office.
Our Daily Bread – This daily devotional is available outside the sanctuary doors. Pick one up and spend a few moments each day reading a scripture passage and a reflection.
2018 Church Offering Envelopes If you have not received yours yet, they are available for pickup in the mailslots in the foyer. If you are regularly using visitor envelopes, please consider asking for an envelope number by calling the church office.
Pre-authorized remittance program (PAR) - It is a convenient way to replace having to remember to bring envelopes to church or playing catch-up at the end of the summer while you were away. Forms are available in the foyer or call the office.
Parking Lot - Did you know that on Sundays there is parking on the other side of the school next door to us? There is also the lot behind the school which can be accessed from Cumberland St. or there is now a road from our lot to it.
lend a helping hand
Youth Haven has need of boxer shorts and socks for males, as well as towels, sheets and blankets. Vegetable and mushroom soup, pasta & sauces, KD, and canned tomatoes would be greatly welcomed as well. The Barrie Food Bank is looking for any juices, jam, mayonnaise, canned vegetables and toiletries.
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.
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!!
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