<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <title>Central United Church, Weston</title> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1"> <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://www.w3schools.com/lib/w3.css"> <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Raleway"> <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/font-awesome/4.7.0/css/font-awesome.min.css"> <style> body,h1 {font-family: "Raleway", Arial, sans-serif} h1 {letter-spacing: 6px} .w3-row-padding img {margin-bottom: 12px} </style> <body> <!-- !PAGE CONTENT! --> <div class="w3-content" style="max-width:500px"> <!-- Header --> <header class="w3-panel w3-padding-48 w3-center w3-opacity"><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ansi_x3.110-1983"> <h1>Central</h1> <h1 class="w3-xlarge">UNITED CHURCH</h1> <div class="w3-padding-32"> <div class="w3-btn-bar w3-border w3-show-inline-block"> <a href="http://oneking.ca/mw/index.php?title=About" class="w3-btn">About Central</a> <a href="http://oneking.ca/mw/index.php?title=Contact" class="w3-btn w3-hide-small">Contact</a> </div> </div> </header> <h4>August 16, 2018</h4> <p>Summer worship continues at Central (1 King Street) with a <b>10 am</b> start time and lovely friends from Weston Presbyterian Church. Enjoy an early opportunity to celebrate God's presence and then head out to bask in the warmth of a summer day.</p> <p>There is full year ahead, beginning with the return to 11 am beginning September 9. Have a look at our 2018-19 <a href="http://oneking.ca/mw/index.php/2018-19">calendar of events</a> and make some plans.</p> <p>We are in the midst of creating stewardship and outreach resources, and we need your help! We are seeking a four or five sentence response to the topics "Why I give" and "Why I serve." The first can be either congregational givings or the Mission and Service Fund, and the second can be serving at the church or anywhere else you devote time. We will be using your responses in print or online. Thank you for your help. Email replies to cuc@bellnet.ca</p> <p>Photo by Liz Rodgerson</p> <p><img src="https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1780/42227161880_7ab0754bdf.jpg" style="width:100%"></p> <h4>Worship at Central</h4> <p>We call it traditional worship with a twist. The service unfolds with the usual scripture-sermon-prayer format, but the added dimension of congregational participation and lots of interaction. We honour the children with their own place in the service, and prepare them for Church School. We have both Junior and Senior Choirs, an occasional Jazz ensemble and regular solo performances.</p> <p>We follow the Revised Common Lectionary, which is available <a href="http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/">here</a>.</p> <p><b>This Sunday's Readings:</b></p> <p><i>Psalm 111: "The works of your hands are faithful and just."</i></p> <p><i>Mark 2.23-28: "The sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath."</i></p> <p>Read <a href="http://sermonboy.com">last week's sermon</a></p> <h4>Announcements</h4> <p>Plan ahead! We're busy preparing for our next visit to the Weston Farmer's Market, scheduled for October 13. Donated items are requested, including crafts, baked goods, preserves, small white elephant items and anything else that might sell at the market. Please speak to Sylvia Keyes or Cathy Leask for more information.</p> <p>Do you have photos or mementos for Central's yesteryear? We have a dedicated team of historically-minded people who are gathering and copying material from the past, and will be sharing in the lead up to our 200th anniversary. All items will be returned. Speak to Barb Putnam or Mary Louise Ashbourne.</p> <p>Speaking of images, here is a sample from our Flickr archive page. It's the Central Couples circa 1960. <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/central200/44025263851/in/dateposted/"> View a larger version and help us with the names.</a></p> <p><img src="https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1795/44025263851_050e35a07f.jpg" style="width:100%"></p> <h4>Minute for Mission</h4> <p>Recently, Mission & Service partner the Human Rights Advocacy and Research Foundation in India supported 520 children to continue their secondary school education by covering the costs of schooling, basic school supplies, and a uniform. Working with others, Mission & Service is helping children in India change the dream of an education into reality. </p> <h4>National Institute for the Aging</h4> <p>In August 2018, Ryerson University in Toronto announced it is becoming Toronto s first and largest Age-Friendly University. It has turned 70 itself so it is appropriate it follows design principles for an aging population, ensures curb side pick up and drop off locations and delivers continuing education with unique non-credit programs.</p> <p>Partnering with the Life Institute (www.thelifeinstitute.ca) Ryerson is able to deliver programs that stimulate brains and build social connections among older adults. There are programs covering a wide variety of subjects in the arts, humanities, sciences, technology and contemporary issues.</p> <p>It was in August too, that here in Weston we honoured the WKNC staff organizer, Ken Theobald and the teachers of the art and writing classes, Marlene Kates and Maureen Lennon. Supported by Government of Canada grants that Ken applies for within the New Horizons for Seniors Program Community-based Projects, these programs are designed to encourage seniors to stay involved in their community.</p> <p>The writing classes, that have been running since 2016, have brought together people of all ages from the community to encourage each other to learn new skills. But it is broader than that. They write about their past experiences in South Africa, England, Italy, Chile, the Philippines, India and other countries. As the class members listen to these personal stories and discuss the work, they learn about life in distant countries, childhoods within other cultures and each others hopes and dreams for the future. It broadens their knowledge base and views and brings them closer.</p> <p>The art class fills the lower floor dining room, 25 or more people sit in front of their large sheets of paper, pastel crayon in hand, and link lines and circles with shading and bold outlines. Colours and blank space turn into masterpieces as the art teacher finds joy in every piece of work. From the eight-year old s interpretation of a plant on a chair to the 80 year old s, she finds likenesses, energy, and passion, while the emerging artist tries to hide his or her smile of satisfaction from doing what she or he thought impossible.</p> <p>In each class people talk to the person in the neighbouring seat, they build relationships which stretch to coffees in the local cafes, then to small outings, help with a garden, a ride to the healthcare clinic, and volunteering at WKNC. They build community and reduce isolation.</p> <p><i>Barbara Bisgrove</i></p> <p><img src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/925/42927559754_43d202ed26.jpg" style="width:100%"></p> <h4>Community Announcements</h4> <p><i>All events are free unless otherwise noted.</i></p> <p>There will be a free dance show ("The Forest for the Trees") in Memorial Park (22 Little Avenue) on Thursday, August 16 at sundown (around 8 pm). Matthew Eger, Director/Creator.</p> <p>Church Flea Market at St. Matthias Anglican Church (1428 Royal York Road) on Saturday, August 18 from 8 am to 1 pm. Featuring gently used household items, clothing, jewellery, fine goods, book room, and BBQ.</p> <p>Arts in the Parks: Woven at Walter Saunders Memorial Park (426 Hopewell Avenue) on Saturday, August 18 from 1 to 4 pm. Arts in the Parks brings free, family-friendly arts events and activities to a park near you. Think theatre performances, dance classes, workshops, movies, festivals and more, right in your backyard! Woven is a series of park animations that celebrate Toronto s rich textile history.</p> <p>Weston Public Library presents the Low-Vision Friendly Book Club. Join in a monthly discussion on selected books at Weston's low-vision friendly book club! Book selections are also available in Audiobook or Large Print format. Meets the last Saturday of each month, unless otherwise specified. Register in person in the branch or by calling 416-394-1016.</p> <p>Weston Park Baptist Church's Big Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, August 25 from 10 am to 3 pm. 1871 Weston Road.</p> <h4>In the Library</h4> <p><i>Jesus' Little Instruction Book: His Words to Your Heart</i> compiled by Thomas Cahill.</p> <p> Jesus' teachings have reached across two millenia, inspiring, informing, and uplifting people from all walks of life. In this elegant little volume, a noted religious publisher and biblical student has collected Jesus' key messages, culled from the Gospels. Organized thematically, Jesus' words speak directly to contemporary lives.</p> <h4>Worth a Look</h4> <p>With the death of R&B legend Aretha Franklin, seems appropriate to visit Youtube and her 1970 performance of <a href="https://youtu.be/7Ifw8JhDBvs">"I Say a Little Prayer."</a></p> <h4>2018-19 at Central</h4> <p>See what's coming up in the <a href="http://oneking.ca/mw/index.php/2018-19">2018-19 church year.</a></p> <h4>About this Blast</h4> <p>Members and friends receive this blast every Thursday. To share an announcement or unsubscribe, email <a href="mailto:cuc@bellnet.ca">cuc@bellnet.ca</a></p> <p>Photo by Mark Bisgrove.</p> <p><img src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/939/42086376530_aec816af25.jpg" style="width:100%"></p> <!-- End Page Content --> </div> <!-- Footer --> <footer class="w3-container w3-padding-64 w3-light-grey w3-center"> <p>One King Street, Weston, ON M9N 1K8, tel: 416-241-7544</p> <p>Powered by <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/w3css/default.asp" target="_blank" class="w3-hover-text-green">w3.css</a></p> </footer> </body> </html>