Burton Avenue United Church is a dynamic Christ-centred community of faith. For over 145 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!
Due to the Covid-19 Virus the church building is closed. All internal and external activities have been suspended until further notice!
For more COVID-19 Information click HERE
For PAR sign up form click HERE
For PAR cancellation form click HERE
For letter from our Treasurer click HERE
News and upcoming events
Sunday, April 5 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
This week we be streaming live only on our Burton Ave United YouTube channel. Click HERE to go to YouTube channel
Our YouTube channel is new and we invite you to subscribe to it, although you can watch without subscribing. On Sunday morning, click on the live video that will be playing and hopefully you will see both Andrea and Katie! You can comment as we livestream if you are signed into YouTube. Remember that your comments are public so be mindful of what you share. If you miss it, the video will be saved to our YouTube channel and you can watch it later.
On Palm Sunday the Rainbow Club would normally have a walk through Holy Week and the rest of us who remain in the sanctuary would celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion. We will be doing a combination of both of those along with singing. In preparation for the Palm Parade, have your noise makers, banners, palms (paper or your hands) ready to wave. In preparation for Communion, you are invited to think about what you might use for the elements of bread and grape juice…. perhaps it will be just that or maybe it will be crackers & Juice, toast and tea or cookies and milk, muffin and coffee. This Sunday your table is part of Christ’s table. We will be eating the “bread” together and then drinking the “juice”, so we encourage you to have individual cups.
Click HERE for an order of service for you to print and have ready or to have open on your computer. See you on Sunday!
Even with this terrible virus with us, there are people out there who are trying to scam money from people using this COVID-19 situation. Please go to www.antifraudcentre.ca for all the different type of fraud scams and how to protect yourself. If you have been scammed please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.
Sunday, March 29 at 10:00 (pre-recorded link to worship)
becomes available at 10:00 a.m.
Those in our Facebook private group can also join a livestream adapted version on Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
lend a helping hand
Barrie Food Bank - is in need of juice, jam and toilet paper.
Busby Street Centre - needs toiletries, toilet paper, coffee, sugar, cream, powdered milk, peanut butter, oatmeal, juice boxes, granola bars, tear top pastas and soups and bottled water. Or sign up in the foyer to make/deliver sandwiches to the Centre on Wednesdays.
Youth Haven - They need school/work snacks, Mr. Noodles, pasta (not spaghetti) Chef Boyardee type meals, soups, canned veggies/fruits, deodorant, socks, underwear. Items are used in the shelter and provide food packages to youth living on their own. Donations can be dropped off at 22 Wellington St. E.
Listening Post Barrie We nurture listeners and create spaces in Barrie where people can be heard one-on-one with compassion, respect and in confidence because listening is a gift for both the sharer and the listener. To volunteer email Ruth McDonald at email@example.com.
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.
ON THE WEB
Website Update – our website has been redesigned. Note that the address has changed from .ca to .com. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for corrections, changes, or additions to the website.
Burton Avenue United Church Facebook Page
Please feel free to invite your friends and family to like the page and join us at our events.
Nametags – If you would like a nametag or you need a new one please sign up in the foyer or let the office know. Children & Youth can have nametags too. If parents prefer just first names on the children’s tags let us know. And remember to wear your nametag. It helps us get to know one another.
From Stewardship – 2020 Church Envelopes - available in the foyer. If you are a regular attendee and are using pew envelopes, please consider an envelope number as it makes it much easier for our office to record your donations for tax receipt purposes. Request a number by filling out the card in the pew or by calling the office. If you feel a full box set would be too many, there is an option to have a few envelopes done up for you in our 200 series. If this is something that you feel would be an option, please leave your boxed envelopes and contact the office to arrange your new number. If you wish to go “paperless”, please consider signing up for PAR monthly giving. Pre-Authorized Remittance lets you be worry free about your givings to the church. Pamphlets are located in the foyer or contact office.
Resource Corner - Both the Affirm Team and the Truth & Reconciliation Committee have compiled books and other resources that you can borrow or keep. On the bulletin board right outside the sanctuary the Outreach Committee have posted information about Mental Health Awareness – take any flyers or information that you need.
Car Pool to Church – Are you able to occasionally offer rides to church for those needing them? We are wanting to collect a list of those able to offer rides. If you wish more information or are able to offer rides, please speak to Andrea Wheaton.
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. Please leave the parking spaces closest to the church for those who have difficulty walking a further distance.
People with hearing aids!! The sanctuary is equipped with a loop system which works with your hearing aids. You must have a “T coil” installed and activated. Set your hearing aid to “T coil”.
Notice to Church Members and Guests Our services and events may be photographed or videotaped for the purpose of informing our members
or the public. If you have a concern about your image being used in these situations, please let us know.