……………………………………………..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)
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……………………………………………………………………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.

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COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Statement – Worship Services Now Conference Calls

The next BUC Virtual Worship Service will be on Sunday December 11, 2022 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 office@bayviewunitedchurch.ca 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.
With Blessings,
Rev. Cindy

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Thanksgiving 2022 Seasonal Message

Click here to view the Thanksgiving 2022 letter by Michael Kitagawa.

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Rev Cindy’s Prayer concerning COVID-19

 

Click here to view Rev Cindy’s prayer.

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BUC Conference Call Worship Services Featured in the Nikkei Voice Website

 

Click here to view the Nikkei Voice May 22, 2020 article.

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Church Events

For call in details to the Sunday virtual worship service, please send a request to office@bayviewunitedchurch.ca 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 December 4, 2022 at 11:00am
This Advent II Sunday worship service is available on Zoom phone and video. Click here to view the worship bulletin. Click here to view the video recording.

Sunday December 11, 2022 at 11:00am
This Advent III Sunday worship service is available on Zoom phone and video. Click here to view the worship bulletin. Click here to view the video recording.

Sunday December 18, 2022 at 11:00am
This Advent III Sunday worship service is available on Zoom phone and video. Click here to view the worship bulletin. Click here to view the video recording.

Saturday December 24, 2022 at 7:00pm
This Advent III Sunday worship service is available on Zoom phone and video. Click here to view the worship bulletin. Click here to view the video recording.

Sunday December 25, 2022
No church service.

Sunday January 1, 2023
No church service.

Sunday January 8, 2023 at 11:00am
This Sunday worship service is available on Zoom phone and video. Click here to view the worship bulletin. Click here to view the video recording.

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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.

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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.

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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 secretarywillowdale@gmail.com
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!
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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:

1. Cheque
Please mail your cheque to the address:
The Treasurer
Bayview United Church
2609 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M2L 1B5

2. Electronic-Transfer
You may support BUC using e-transfer from your online bank account.
a. Specify the email address for your donation as office@bayviewunitedchurch.ca
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 office@bayviewunitedchurch.ca 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.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

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Photo credits: Kaz Shikaze, Chris Masuda, Eiko Watanabe, Jun Nogami, Dee Dee Yatabe, Brian Kai
Website updated on December 8, 2022.

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