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We hope everyone is having a safe and happy summer!
  Birchcliff Bluffs Buzz 

Friday, August 12th, 2022 

Open Hands, Reach Out, Make a Difference
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Aug. 14, 21 & 28 will be recorded services.

Link information will be sent via e-mail for each service.

Return to In Person Worship set for Sept 11th.

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Lectionary for This Week
COMIC RELIEF
If anyone has a cartoon or amusing funny they would like to see in the Buzz, please forward to the church office. bbucoffice@bellnet.ca
Thanks
 
 
In-person programming will return in September.

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: https://forms.gle/G2pkHSCnQGRi4oWe7
 
 
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 tobys.place33@gmail.com or 647-915-2475.
Dorothy's Place News

Rainbow Tea Time

Looking forward to seeing you virtually again in September on
  Mondays @ 11:30 am.


E-mail revcarmenllanos@gmail.com if you would like to be added to the Zoom e-mail list.


 

NEW UPDATE as of June 17:
Click HERE for more information:
 
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."

 
SPIRITUAL CARE SUPPORT
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:  https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/4051.  Canada Helps will issue a tax receipt for any amounts received.  Or give online by visiting the church website at  www.bbuc.ca/donate.
Thank you for your ongoing generosity and support during these difficult times.
BBUC CHURCH OFFICE
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 bbucoffice@bellnet.ca and we’ll be happy to assist you.

BUZZ - SUBMISSION OF ANNOUNCEMENTS
To submit an item for the upcoming Friday Buzz, email your item to bbucoffice@bellnet.ca by Wednesday.
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