……………………………………………..Bayview United Church members at September 28, 2014 inaugural service. (Photo by Jun Nogami, enhanced by Daniel Yuan)……………………………………………………Bayview United Church members at June 7, 2020 first Zoom video worship service. (Screenshot by Theressa Takasaki)
……………………………………………………………………Bayview United Church members at January 30, 2022. The 79th Zoom video worship service for BUC.
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.
COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Statement – Worship Services Now Conference Calls
The next BUC Virtual Worship Service will be on Sunday March 26, 2023 at 11:00am and last about 60 minutes. It will be a Zoom only online service. It will include prayers, scripture readings, a message and some music by pianist Karen Quinton and two soloists. Please make a request for the video and phone call in connection details to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 416-447-5941. The call line will be open at 10:30 a.m. and your microphone will be unmuted for you to say your name. You will hear Karen playing music from 10:55 a.m. when all callers will be asked to mute their microphone and turn off their camera. The worship service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Your worship leaders will look forward to connecting with those who wish to share in this unique worship experience. Once the service is over, there will be a short time where the callers will be randomly divided into breakout groups with designated leaders where conversation is easier than in a large group.
Christmas 2022 Seasonal Message
Click here to view the Christmas 2022 letter by Kaz Shikaze.
Rev Cindy’s Prayer concerning COVID-19
Click here to view Rev Cindy’s prayer.
BUC Conference Call Worship Services Featured in the Nikkei Voice Website
Click here to view the Nikkei Voice May 22, 2020 article.
For call in details to the Sunday virtual worship service, please send a request to email@example.com or call the church office at 416-447-5941. Call in starts at 10:30am. Please join before the 10:55am musical prelude. Thank you.
Sunday March 19, 2023 at 11:00am
This fourth Sunday of Lent worship service is available on Zoom phone and video. Click here to view the worship bulletin. Click here to view the video recording.
Sunday March 26, 2023 at 11:00am
This fifth Sunday of Lent worship service is available on Zoom phone and video. Click here to view the worship bulletin. Click here to view the video recording.
Sunday April 2, 2023 at 11:00am
This Palm Sunday worship service with holy communion is available on Zoom phone and video. Click here to view the worship bulletin. Click here to view the video recording.
Friday April 7, 2023 at 11:00am
This Good Friday worship service is available on Zoom phone and video. Click here to view the worship bulletin. Click here to view the video recording.
Sunday April 9, 2023 at 11:00am
This Easter Sunday hybrid worship service is available at the church building and also on Zoom phone and video. Click here to view the worship bulletin. Click here to view the video recording.
Bayview United Church members at Momiji are looking after the rose garden in the back of the Momiji building. Mainly, it is Roy Fukuzawa and Louise Nagano doing the work. Eiko Watanabe went down to take a photo of the two of them planting new rose plants with Christine Ichiyen.
Bayview United Church members at Momiji met for an informal gathering of stories and songs in August. It was good to see friends in person even though we have seen most everyone on Zoom each week.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings at BUC
Willowdale group A.A. meetings normally held here on Tuesdays and Thursdays are virtual only until further notice, no physical meetings at the church. For meeting information, please go to www.aatoronto.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bayview AL-ANON meetings normally held here on Thursdays are online only until further notice. Please use Google to locate the meetings.
Please stay in touch with your sponsor or another member of your fellowship by phone, text, email or go for a walk together keeping social distancing in mind.
Be well, be safe!
Donations to Bayview United Church
Most of the expenses for operating the church continue even though we are not holding worship services in the church building.
There are four ways to contribute monetarily to the church:
Please mail your cheque to the address:
Bayview United Church
2609 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
You may support BUC using e-transfer from your online bank account.
a. Specify the email address for your donation as email@example.com
b. In the comments section, specify the area of the church that you would like to have the funds used, for example General (for Local expenses), Mission and Service, Memorial, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter etc. Also, specify your BUC offering envelope number if you have one.
c. Any donation will go directly into the BUC bank account as it is set up for direct transfer.
3. Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR)
A third alternative is to sign up for PAR. Please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org and your request will be forwarded from the church office to the finance team.
4. Canada Helps
You can support BUC by clicking on the Canada Helps icon below. However, Canada Helps charges a fee of 3.75% to process your donation. The bulk of the charge is for credit card processing and a small amount is an administrative fee charged by Canada Helps. Your tax receipt will be sent to you electronically from Canada Helps.
Photo credits: Kaz Shikaze, Chris Masuda, Eiko Watanabe, Jun Nogami, Dee Dee Yatabe, Brian Kai
Website updated on March 22, 2023.