To add your event to our Community Calendar, please send details to Melinda Drake calendar@beachmetro.com

 

Beach Photo Club. Are you interested in photography? We invite all shutterbugs to check out our local photo club. We offer a range of activities including guest speakers, mentorship, opportunities to share your work, photo excursions, competitions, practical seminars and more! We meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from September to June, 7-9:30 p.m. Normally we meet at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave (unless specified in program), but due to Covid, we are meeting on Zoom for the time being. Info: beachphotoclub.com or email beachphotoclub@gmail.com
Beaches Mental Wellness Group. Join us most days for a free video support group run through ZOOM. Sign up and get details at https://www.meetup.com. Ask to join us: Mental Wellness Peer-to-Peer Support-Groups. Info: www.mentalwellness.help
Danforth Mental Wellness Group. Join us most days for a free video support group run through ZOOM. Sign up and get details at https://www.meetup.com/Mental-Wellness-Peer-to-Peer-Support-Groups/. Info: www.mentalwellness.help
Gamblers Anonymous. If you or a family member is struggling with gambling, Gamblers Anonymous is there to help. Call: 1(855) 222-5542 or visit www.gatoronto.ca
Beach United Church Documentary Series: Wednesday, Jan. 26th, 7:30-8:30 pm on Zoom. This month’s documentary is Hi-Ho Mistahey available to watch free on NFB. We’ll meet to discuss the story of Shannen’s dream, a young woman’s dream which turned in to a national campaign to provide equitable access to education in safe and suitable schools for First Nations children. This documentary gives context to the struggle of indigenous children to receive basic human rights. Watch at http://www.nfb.ca/film/hi-ho_mistahey_en/. Join a Zoom discussion Wednesday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m. and explore the issues through a documentary lens. Moderated by Mary Anne Alton, documentary producer and director for over 30 years. Open to all interested. Info and Zoom link: beachunitedchurch.com
Evolutionary Dancer: Out, In, and on the Fringe of the Church by Rev. Dr. Carol Kilby, Wednesday, Feb 9th, 7:30-8:30pm on Zoom. Beach United Church is delighted to host an author reading with Rev. Dr. Carol Kilby. Wakened by the planetary crisis, a minister dances out of traditional Christianity and into Evolutionary Spirituality. It is a book to help navigate these times of peril and promise with humour, vulnerability, and awe. Please visit beachunitedchurch.com for more information and Eventbrite link to register to attend.
Songs of the North and South: A Livestream Organ Recital by Dr. Hanné Becker, Saturday, Feb. 19, 4:30 pm Facebook Livestream. Join us as we welcome acclaimed organist Dr.Hanné Becker in a livestream performance from the main hall of Beach United Church. Featuring music by J.S. Bach (1685 -1750), North German baroque composers, Medieval/Renaissance vocal composers, as well as improvisations on well-known South African hymns, this is not a performance to be missed! To receive the Livestream Link please visit beachunitedchurch.com or register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/songs-of-the-north-and-south-an-organ-recital-by-hanne-becker-tickets-244514568657
Community Fridge at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. (south side of the building), Monday-Friday 9:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Donate fresh produce, dairy, bread, proteins, and frozen meals in the fridge/freezer section or non-perishable goods in the pantry section. For safety reasons, please do not leave any opened items or items set to expire in the next 48 hours in the fridge. If the fridge or pantry are full, bring your donation inside and the volunteer team will make sure it’s stored appropriately. More info: 416-691-1113 or info@centre55.com
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunches. We welcome adults in the community to pick up a bag lunch at the door from 11 a.m.-12 noon. Mondays at Corpus Christie R.C. Church,16 Lockwood Rd.; Tuesdays at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (co-hosted with St. Aidan’s), 1512 Kingston Rd.; Wednesdays at the Beach Hebrew Institute, 109 Kenilworth Ave.; Thursdays at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.; Fridays at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. Info: 416-691-6869
Fridays: Grantful Food and Fellowship Food Bank and Soup Kitchen, 2029 Gerrard St. E., is open from 3:30-6 p.m. Registration is required. Time slots is being distributed. Those who already have their time slot, please come at that designated time and present your time slot when you are called in to be served. Face mask is mandatory to enter the building and contact tracing required. Please respect social distancing. Info: 416 690-5169.
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, 2423 Queen St. E. (at Silver Birch). Our ministries and programs are continuing, with study groups online, service videos on YouTube, opportunities to meet virtually in small groups, and an eco-spirituality theme for action and learning all year. Find out more on our website: staidansinthebeach.com
St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 43 Kimberley Ave. (at Swanwick). All are welcome. For the month of January we will be meeting exclusively via Zoom each Sunday at 10:30am due to the spike in Omicron cases, but look forward to returning to in-person worship as soon as it is safe. Please call the church for more info: 416-699-6512. www.stsaviours.ca, https://www.facebook.com/churchwithreddoor/ Sermons available on Proclamation! Podcast (now available for free on iTunes).
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. Beach United Church welcomes all to attend our live virtual worship services on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. [Services are also recorded and available through the BUC website (www.beachunitedchurch.com)]. January 30: Rev. Dr. Carol Kilby continues her series on evolutionary spirituality with Evolutionary Steps for Another Way Home. February 6: We welcome our new minister Rev. Greg Daly. All worship services will be online until further notice. For links to our upcoming worship services, videos of past services, or information about our upcoming events and programs, please visit our website at www.beachunitedchurch.com
Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Road. Our weekly worship service is posted on YouTube each Saturday afternoon. Check our website for the weekly link. We have virtual Sunday School each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Please email the church for the link. Info: www.kruc.ca, kruc.info@gmail.com
Beaches Presbyterian Church, 64 Glen Manor Dr.(S of Queen). We are an inclusive and affirming congregation in the heart of the Beach. In person worship services are on hold for now. Please join us every Sunday at 10am for our live and interactive service via Zoom or by phone. For a link to the service and more info please visit our website at www.beacheschurch.org or call 416-699-5871. Minister: The Reverend Katherine McCloskey
Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Rd. (at Kingston Rd.) is meeting for Zoom Worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Angela J. Cluney. Please join us for worship or one of our zoom activities: Book Club on Indigenous Canadian novels and matters on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. To receive the Zoom link for our activities or learn about the re-start of in-person worship services, please contact the Church Office. 416-699-3084 or fboffice@rogers.com
Waverley Road Baptist Church, 129 Waverley Rd. We invite you to join us either On-Line for our Sunday Morning Worship Services at www.twitch.tv/waverleyroadbaptist, or through our Instagram Live, beginning at 11:00 am, or In-Person (with pre-registration) for this Sunday! To help you prepare, go to waverleyroad.ca/upcoming-songs for what we plan to sing on Sunday! You can also reach us at (416) 694-3054 and info@waverleyroadbaptist.ca. Find us on Facebook & Instagram, too! Check out our IGTV for our Devotional Series as well! Info: www.waverleyroad.ca
St. John The Baptist Norway Anglican Church, 470 Woodbine Ave. Welcome to St. John the Baptist Norway! We are a growing community which enjoys the Anglican expression of the Christian faith. We gather to connect with one another and worship God on Sundays at 9 AM on ZOOM and on our Livestream at 10:30 AM. For more information, please visit our website at stjohnsnorway.com or call us at 416-691-4560
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church is an affirming congregation that welcomes you to share in an online worship experience during the pandemic. Links are posted on YouTube each Sunday and you can connect through our website and Facebook page. While the doors may be closed, we are not: whoever you are, however you identify, you are welcome here. The Bluffs Foodbank is open on Thursdays and our weekly programs: Toby’s Place for 2SLGBTQ+ youth, and Dorothy’s Place for 2SLGBTQ+ seniors, continue online. Find out more at www.bbuc.ca