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 April 22, 2018 – 11:00am – Regular Worship Service.
Sunday April 22, 2018 – 1:00pm – Healing Prayer Service.
Thursday April 26 2018 – 2:00pm – Worship Service at Momiji Seniors Centre.
Sunday April 29, 2018 – 11:00am – Regular Worship Service.
Sunday May 6, 2018 – 11:00am – Worship Service led by T. MacNeil. He is completing his master of Divinity this spring and is hoping to be ordained by Toronto Conference at the end of May.
Sunday May 13, 2018 – 11:00am – Mother’s Day Worship Service followed by a hot dog lunch provided by the men of our congregation.
Sunday May 13, 2018 – 1:00pm – Japanese language service.
Sunday May 20, 2018 – 11:00am – Pentecost Sunday Worship Service.
Sunday May 27, 2018 – 11:00am – Worship Service led by gospel music group Spirit.calm.
Sunday June 3, 2018 – 11:00am – Communion Worship Service.
Sunday June 10, 2018 – 11:00am – 93rd Anniversary of the United Church of Canada, Promotion Sunday.
Sunday June 17, 2018 – 11:00am – Father’s Day Worship Service.
Sunday June 24, 2018 – 11:00am – Summerfest Worship Service at the church.
Sunday July 1, 2018 – 11:00am – Canada Day Worship Service.
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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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Centennial-Japanese United Church Reunion

The reunion for Centennial-Japanese United Church was held on Saturday September 23 at the Pilot Restaurant. About 70 people attended for the event to raise funds for the roof of Bayview United Church. Thanks to the organizer Kevin Nakawatase and his team for their efforts and to David Omoto for creating the slide show.
Click here to view the slide show from the reunion. Allow a few seconds to download depending on your internet circuit speed.
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Tribute to Noby Matsugu

Diakonia, the worldwide association of diaconal ministers/deaconesses has posted an obituary for Noby Matsugu at the following link. Notification from David Kai.
Click here to view the tribute.
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May 28 Worship Service by David Kai and Marly Bown

Here is a link to the sermon given by David Kai which describes the times during World War II when Japanese Canadians were evacuated to the interior of British Columbia
Click here to view the video.
Click here to view the photos.
Click here to view the script.
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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

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Photo credits: Kaz Shikaze, Chris Masuda, Eiko Watanabe, Jun Nogami, Dee Dee Yatabe, Brian Kai
Website updated on April 20, 2018