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Bayview United Church Mission Statement

As a diverse and inclusive Christian community, our mission is to empower individuals to connect with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit and equip them to live their faith in just and compassionate ways that will help transform themselves, their neighbourhood and the world.

Church Events

Sunday December 15, 2019 – 11:00am – Advent 3 Candle Lighting White Gift Worship Service with special music by the choir.
Sunday December 22, 2019 – 11:00am – Advent 4 Candle Lighting Pre-Christmas Worship Service with Rev Cindy Cooper.
Tuesday December 24, 2019 – 7:00pm – Christmas Eve Worship Service with with drama, carols, scriptures and candle lighting.
Sunday December 29, 2019 – 11:00am – Christmas Carol Worship Service with Rev Cindy Cooper.

Sunday January 5, 2020 – 11:00am – Epiphany Worship Service with Rev Cindy Cooper.
Sunday January 12, 2020 – 11:00am – Baptism of Jesus Worship Service with Rev Cindy Cooper.
Sunday January 12, 2020 – 1:00pm – Japanese Language Service with Rev Aihara.
Sunday January 19, 2020 – 11:00am – Second Sunday after Epiphany Worship Service with Rev Cindy Cooper.
Sunday January 26, 2020 – 11:00am – Third Sunday after Epiphany Worship Service with Rev Cindy Cooper.
Sunday February 2, 2020 – 11:00am – Communion Worship Service with Rev Cindy Cooper.
Sunday February 9, 2020 – 11:00am – Black History Worship Service with Rev Cindy Cooper.
Sunday February 9, 2020 – 1:00pm – Japanese Language Service with Rev Aihara.
Sunday February 16, 2020 – 11:00am – Family Day Worship Service with pot luck lunch.
Sunday February 23, 2020 – 11:00am – Ash Wednesday Worship Service with pancake lunch.
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2019 Christmas Seasonal Message

Click here to view the 2019 Christmas Seasonal Message.
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2019 Fall Newsletter

Click here to view the 2019 Fall Newsletter.
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Rev.
Ken Matsugu

Rev. Ken Matsugu – 1928-2017

We celebrate the life of Rev. Ken Matsugu who passed away on Wednesday September 27, 2017. A memorial service was held at Bayview United Church on Friday October 6. Rev. Matsugu was the former minister at Toronto Japanese United Church Nisei Congregation located at 701 Dovercourt Road in Toronto during the 1970s.
Click here to view the obituary for Rev. Ken Matsugu..
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Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings at BUC

Alcoholics Anonymous meets downstairs every Tuesday and Thursday, 8pm.
For more information, call our main help line: 416-487-5591.
If you have a problem with alcohol, we have the solution.

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The Logo of Bayview United Church

Bayview United Church came into existence on Sunday September 28, 2014 when Centennial-Japanese United Church (CJUC) and Oriole-York Mills United Church (OYM) officially amalgamated. The location of the church remains at 2609 Bayview Avenue, north of York Mills Road in Toronto and Rev Cindy Cooper will continue on as the minister. The new phone number is 416-447-5941.
The amalgamation team wanted to see several different iterations of the same theme, a cross or dove to represent faith, or a globe to represent the world. The idea was to pick a theme that most liked and to clean it up from there. Ultimately, the most popular choice was a simplified globe with a cross and spirit lines to incorporate God, faith and the world. After some discussions on colour and sizing we had our final product! (logo designed by Kathe Sanz)

 

Bayview road sign revealed

 

Bayview United Church Amalgamation

Bayview United Church came into existence on Sunday, September 28, 2014. The celebration started with the revealing of the new Bayview road sign and parading into the church singing “We are one”. An inspirational service followed with the amalgamation of Centennial-Japanese United Church and Oriole-York Mills United Church to form Bayview United Church.
Click here for photos from the amalgamation day.
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Dome in Narthex

Dome Installation

The dome installed in the church narthex was originally installed in 1958 in the upper chapel of 701 Dovercourt Road; the former home of Centennial-Japanese United Church.
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Online donations to Bayview United Church

We now have a feature to allow you to make a convenient, online donation to Bayview United Church by using the facilities of the Canada Helps organization. Your tax receipt will be sent to you electronically from Canada Helps. To make a donation in the traditional manner, make your cheque out to Bayview United Church and mail it to:

The Treasurer
Bayview United Church
2609 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M2L 1B5

or use the link below

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Photo credits: Kaz Shikaze, Chris Masuda, Eiko Watanabe, Jun Nogami, Dee Dee Yatabe, Brian Kai
Website updated on December 13, 2019.