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Birchcliff Bluffs Buzz
April 3, 2020
Open Hands, Reach Out, Make a Difference
April 5, 2020
SPIRITUAL CARE SUPPORT
If you, or someone you know, would like spiritual care support,  please contact Rev. Greg by email at revgregbbuc@rogers.com or by phone at 416-694-4081, Ext 2.
VIRTUAL SUNDAY SERVICE
Log on to bbuc.ca on Sundays to view the virtual Sunday service.  Prior Sunday services are archived here.

VIRTUAL COFFEE & CONVERSATION
To find ways to virtually connect with each other, we can share coffee (and tea) in a virtual world with our new Zoom account.  Details will be distributed on Tuesday mornings by email with Zoom connection instructions.  I welcome everyone to check it out.
Rev. Gregory Daly
DONATIONS TO BBUC - NEW

Although we are not getting together on Sunday morning, the work of the church continues during this uncertain time.  Staff continue to work from home, worship happens in new ways, and some programs continue, although not in person.  We are asking that you continue your generous support of BBUC so that we may continue the work of the church.  The following are ways this may be accomplished:
 
  • Send an e-transfer from your bank using the finance email address - finance.birchcliffbluffsuc@gmail.com.  Money received at this email address is automatically deposited into the church's bank account and will be included in your tax receipt at year end.
  • Go to Canada Helps to make a donation - https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/4051.  Be sure to select "General Fund".  Canada Helps will issue a tax receipt for any amounts received.
  • 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.  To go on PAR, please complete and sign the PAR authorization form.
  • Mail a cheque or a series of post-dated cheques payable to Birchcliff Bluffs United Church to Birchcliff Bluffs United Church; c/o Cathy Williamson, Treasurer; 2087 - 1 Greystone Walk Drive, Toronto, ON, M5J 1J3.
Thank you for you ongoing generosity and support during these difficult times.
SCARBOROUGH FOOD SECURITY INITIATIVE
VIRTUAL RAINBOW TEA TIME - NEW
Join us today, Friday, April 3, 2 p.m. (EDT), as we check in with each other and continue our new home project.  We will share some ideas and different ways of expressing that in the midst of a crisis and physical distancing and isolation, we are not alone.  Gather a pen, paint, markers, paper, canvas, old magazines, your ukulele, or use your computer to write, search for images on the internet.  And do not forget to have a snack and your tea, coffee, or juice ready so we can pretend we are in the same space together.  Looking forward to seeing and/or hearing you at 2:00 p.m.  The link and instructions are always the same.  See below.



Dorothy's Place Virtual Meeting Instructions

You can use a computer, a phone with a camera, or call in from a regular landline.  
 
Computer or smartphone (video and audio settings)
https://zoom.us/j/892807890?pwd=WXlVUVpYak1ZQk04UCtoRDdLcnZZQT09
If prompted:  Meeting ID: 892 807 890

For call-in audio only from your phone:
Dial 647 374 4685 or 647 558 0588 
When prompted, use Meeting ID: 892 807 890 followed by #.
 
Download & Install Zoom
Click the appropriate link to download Zoom on your device.
Join a Meeting
Just click the link and follow the on-screen instructions to join the meeting.
https://zoom.us/j/892807890?pwd=WXlVUVpYak1ZQk04UCtoRDdLcnZZQT09

Quick Tips for Using Zoom
  • If you are using an external camera and/or microphone be sure to plug them in before opening the Zoom application.
  • Be sure to mute yourself when you are not speaking.
BROADVIEW SUBSCRIPTION - NEW
It's time to renew our Broadview Subscriptions - $25.00 for one year.  Please let me know by the end of next week (April 10) if you wish to renew your subscription as I will be submitting the renewals on Monday, April 13.  Also, if you would like to start a subscription, please contact me.

Stephen Dow
 
BBUC CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED - UPDATE
Although the church office is closed until further notice, phone messages are being picked up, emails to BBUC are being read, and items for the Buzz are being accepted (click here to submit your item by Wednesday for the coming Friday Buzz).
DONATIONS NOTICE
 
Please do not leave any food, clothing, etc., donations at the following locations until further notice:
  • —Birchcliff Bluffs United Church
  • The Bluffs Food Bank
  • The Bluffs Boutique
All the above are closed for the time being and unable to process any donations.  If you wish to make a financial donation to The Bluffs Food Bank click here, or to Birchcliff Bluffs United Church click here.  You're generosity in this difficult time is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your cooperation.
MINISTRY & PERSONNEL IS ASKING FOR YOUR HELP!
It is time to collect information in preparation for staff performance appraisals.  You can help with this process.  Send me your feedback on each staff member and especially if you have direct contact with a particular person.  Your feedback will be kept completely anonymous and will definitely help with Goal Setting and Feedback.  Please email Tricia at reidzoo@gmail.com or leave a message at 416 459 7724. Thank you! 
VESEY'S SPRING BULB FUNDRAISER

Vesey's Spring Bulb Fundraising flyer has arrived.  The flyer is on the Welcome Desk.  It is time to start planning your summer garden.  I will take your orders until April 19.
 
Betty McCulloch - bjmcculloch72@gmail.com, 416-694-1228
BUZZ - SUBMISSION OF ANNOUNCEMENTS
If you wish to submit an item for the Buzz, click here to email your submission.  Items are due by Wednesday at noon for the coming Friday Buzz.  Thank you.






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