Christmas 2019 Letter

Dear Members and Friends of Bayview United Church,

Some of the common elements of Christmas are family, friends, food and gift giving. It is wonderful that we are able to spend the Christmas season with family and friends and share a meal or two together. In today’s world, we are often separated by many miles and a family gathering is especially enjoyable.

Unfortunately as the years pass, the real meaning of Christmas gets pushed further and further into the background. Thankfully as attendees of Bayview United Church we can experience the true meaning of Christmas through Advent services, lighting of candles and our Christmas Eve service.

In addition, we can help others have a more joyous Christmas by supporting a number of groups and agencies such as the Children’s Breakfast Club, Japanese Social Services, the St. James Food Basket and the Lansing Food Bank. And of course most of us have our favourite organizations that we like to support. Mine is the Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund.

Here are some of the upcoming events which you may wish to participate in:
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.

Kaz Shikaze, Chair, Stewardship Ministry Team