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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Sunday April 15
Youth Inc. – Meeting Cancelled due to our Spring Storm!!!
Monday April 16
Pastoral Care Team meets on at 9:30 am in the Lounge.
Upcoming Events and Announcements
MacGregor’s Meat Orders Macgregors was awarded the first Certified Angus Beef license in Canada and has also become well-known for its brand of ‘heat and serve’ products. Your family and friends will enjoy quality products while helping us raise funds for our ministry. Pick up order sheets in the foyer starting Apr. 15. Order forms and money due by Sun., Apr. 29. Delivery will be the week of May 14, (date to be confirmed.)
Open Hands Youth Mission 2018 – meets at 2:00 p.m. on Sun., Apr. 22 here at the church.
Affirm Team – meets on Mon., Apr. 23 at 7:00 pm, in the Lounge.
Book Club - The book for April is The Unfinished Dollhouse, A Memoir of Gender and Identity, by Michelle Alfano. We will meet at the home of Linda Morris, 22 Kingsridge Rd, Barrie, 705-726-5562, on Tues., Apr. 24 at 7:30 pm. During our book discussion on that evening, we will have the opportunity to speak with the author via Skype. All are welcomed. The book for May is The day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede.
Roast Beef Dinner – Fri., April 27 at 6 p.m.
Adults $20, Children 12 and under $10. Tickets are available after church on Sunday mornings from Brenda Young or through the week at the church office, 705-726-0401. Click HERE for all the details!
Congregational Meeting – you are encouraged to attend a congregational meeting immediately following worship on Sun., Apr. 29 in the sanctuary. We will be considering two motions regarding a Parish Nurse position and an application for funding.
Open Hands United - 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.
Click HERE for more info!
The Truth & Reconciliation Committee Presents A screening of the documentary film Truly and Humbly, which chronicles the story of The United Church of Canada’s 1986 apology to First Nations people, followed by a Q&A with director and producer Dr. Hoi Cheu. All are welcome. Fri, May 4 at 7 pm, in the sanctuary. Click HERE for more details
Open Hands Hoedown – Mark your calendar for Sun., May 6 for a fun afternoon of square-dancing, food & games. This is a fundraiser for the Open Hands Youth Mission to Nicaragua in July 2018. It will take place from 2:00 - 4:30 pm here at the church. Cost: approx. $20 per ticket (still finalizing) This will include dancing, games, drinks, and snacks! - A GREAT DEAL. Food will include...Hot Dogs, Veggie Dogs, Real Popcorn, ice cream.(healthy snacks indeed!) Other Activities include... Silent Auction, Games for people who dislike, or are tired of dancing. Watch for tickets closer to the end of April.
Get What You Need - A comedy by Jackie Bennett - Live Theatre, Saturday May 12. All profits go to the David Busby Centre. Click here for all the details!
Save the Date! - Vacation Bible Camp at BAUC!
Aug. 13 - 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Details and registration coming soon. For more info, contact Julie McGonegal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 again on Sun., June 3.
Congregational Photo Directory – new family pages were printed a few weeks ago and can be found on the shelving unit in the foyer. There is also another page containing updated addresses and phone numbers.
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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