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Friday, May 20th, 2022 

Open Hands, Reach Out, Make a Difference
In Person Worship

Sundays at 10:30am.

, vaccination status and masks are required.
The windows will be open for ventilation so dress accordingly.

Please remember to sign up for Sunday morning volunteers needed on the roster on the bulletin board . Thanks
Sunday, May 22 there will be no live service.

Please enjoy the pre-recorded service from May 17, 2020.

Use the link below or it will be sent out again on Sunday morning.

Enjoy your Long Weekend!

Click Here


May 29th

Come sing along with some uplifting, toe-tapping, old-school hymns and gospel favourites as we return to our regular monthly Music Services.

It's been a long time coming so bring your friends because it's certain to be an exciting service." 

Normally but not for this weekend....

Worship Services will be streamed live at 10:30am every Sunday morning.

Please use the link below to access.

A notice will also be sent Sunday Mornings with a read along bulletin.

A recorded version of the service will be posted to the BBUC website on the Tuesday following the service.

Contact: if you need to sign up to receive the notice.

If the livestream isn't playing properly, please refresh the page.


What’s the Buzz … tell me what is happening …

Let the light of God’s face shine upon us and through us that others might see and believe.

Is that the image that Jesus had when he prayed “thy kingdom come…”?

Did he see a place where everyone loved each other?
A place where all are equal?
A place where all were fed, forgiven, and lived in safety?
Or is depending on us to help fulfil his dream?

Lectionary for This Week

Women in the Bible

Final Night
Join Rev. Ellen on Zoom,

Tuesday from 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Final Session May 24, 2022

Join Ellen this Tuesday to learn about and to discuss the stories of three pivotal women in the Bible.

It isn’t often women come to the forefront of stories in the Bible.

This is  your opportunity to find out what makes three of these women stand out from the crowd. Each teaches us something different and gives each of us something to reflect on in our own lives.
  • May 24 – Esther
See you there!!

Link for Discussion
Thank You !
Great Cookbook Sales

We sold with pre-orders and the Spring Fest sales, 83 copies of the cookbook and made a profit of over $500.

I appreciate all of the recipes that were sent to me and if I missed any, perhaps there will be a Volume 2 sometime in the future.

I am sure with all of our wonderful bakers, that we have more recipes!

Thank You, Judy



Volunteers Needed for Fall Reopening

BBUC Clothing Boutique

We are looking for one or two volunteers who are willing to be responsible for managing the Boutique, with help from other
volunteers to get it ready to open in the Fall.

Can you help today?
Please contact the office at if you are interested in helping out.

If anyone has a cartoon or amusing funny they would like to see in the Buzz, please forward to the church office.
Please Support Our Renters!
Market Event May 29th

A spectacular closing of our 24th season! You don't want to miss this dynamo show!

Acoustic Harvest is pleased to present multiple Juno award winners

When: Sat June 4, 20228pm (doors 7:15pm)
Where: St Paul's United Church, 200 McIntosh St. Scarborough, ON

Tickets$30 Advance Tickets Only on our website: 

Check out and "Like" and "Share" our Facebookpage!:
AH YouTube Channel:

*All Covid Protocols will be in place, including Proof-of-Vaccination.*
We're excited to announce that our drop-in has reopened for
in-person programming.

Drop-in hours: 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Where: 33 East Rd.
Who: 2SLGBTQIA+ identifying youth
COVID protocols: Masks are required. Prepackaged snacks will be provided. PPE will be available. 
Registration required:
Click HERE to find out more about what’s been happening at Toby’s Place including:
  •      a focus on arts-based programming at the beginning of the month; drawing prompts and making poetry collages
  •      Recruitment of a new volunteer and looking forward to more recruits this summer
  •     Planning and promotion of the Cooking on a Budget workshop, funded by the Sobey’s Community Action Fund grant. A focus on queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, and people of color participants and cook facilitator
  •      Looking forward to PrideToronto with Dorothy’s Place!

This programs is far more than drop in time once or twice a week and they do so much work in the surrounding world to support the youth in the 2SLGBTQI community within it.
Each week Toby’s Place offers safe(r) space to 2SLGBTQ+ youth in our community.  Some youth confront barriers to access traditional food supports, and we hope to offer a response that meets this need. 
 For more information, connect with Toby's Place at or 647-915-2475.
Dorothy's Place News

Rainbow Tea Time

Looking forward to seeing you virtually 
  Mondays @ 11:30 am.

E-mail if you would like to be added to the Zoom e-mail list.


Click HERE for more information:
  • Dorothy’s Place has been invited by Pride Toronto to their event on Saturday, June 18 from 1 – 4 pm, celebrating the lives of 2SLGBTQI Seniors at the Rekai LTC home;
  • Pride Toronto regarding Pride in Scarborough;
  • And so much more.
This programs is far more than a zoom meeting once or twice a week and they do so much work in the surrounding world to support the seniors in the 2SLGBTQI community within it.
The Bluffs Food Bank is OPEN with service to clients on
Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Clients should bring their Daily Bread registration number. 
They will be provided with a hamper full of nutritious groceries.
Appointments are not required."

If you, or someone you know, would like spiritual care support,  please phone 416-694-4081, Ext 2.
If you are not able to come to the church yourself, here are ways you can submit your offerings:
  1. Send an e-transfer from your bank using the finance email address. Contact the church office for information. Money received at this email address is automatically deposited into the church’s bank account.  Any amounts received in this way will be included in your tax receipt at year end.
  2. Make your donations using PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance).  The United Church of Canada will withdraw an amount you specify from your bank account once each month - typically on the 20th of the month.  If you are interested in going on PAR, please complete and sign the PAR authorization form.  Send the form, along with a void cheque to the following address:  The United Church of Canada, c/o Rose Cambourne, 8 Switzer St., New Lowell, Ontario, L0M 1N0.
  3. Mail a cheque (not cash) or a series of post-dated cheques made payable to Birchcliff Bluffs United Church and stating where the offering is to be distributed (e.g., General), to the church at 33 East Road, Scarborough, ON, M1N 1Z9.
  4. Drop off an envelope with your offering (cheque only, not cash) in the secured mailbox on the front door of the church entrance.  Envelopes are retrieved during the week.
  5. Go to Canada Helps to make a donation:  Canada Helps will issue a tax receipt for any amounts received.  Or give online by visiting the church website at
Thank you for your ongoing generosity and support during these difficult times.
BBUC's office is currently a virtual office.  The office will continue to be here to support your needs remotely via phone and email.  If you require any administrative assistance, please call 416-694-4081 or email us at and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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