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Friday, Sept 23rd, 2022 

Open Hands, Reach Out, Make a Difference

In Person Worship on Sundays has Returned!

We hope to see you.

Masks are recommended but optional.
Worship Services will be streamed live at 10:30am every Sunday morning.

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 …

Instead of short-term convenience -

How do we keep the faith and invest in the future?

This means investing in our water and land as well as...

The well-being of our people and communities.

Lectionary for This Week
Next Friday, September 30 is
National Truth and Reconciliation Day. 


Reconciliation is

 • a journey (not a goal or final destination)

 • complex (you cannot authentically begin a reconciliation process without examining all the factors involved)

 • personal (and often painful)

 • a part of living faithfully


Reconciliation requires

 • trust

• truth-telling

 • relationships

 • a life-long commitment

 • time

A Request from Randy.
Music Director Extraordinaire!
 Local Fall Markets

This Weekend
A Fall Market will be held outside at
St. Paul's United Church.

Saturday, September 24, from 9 am to 1 pm.

200 McIntosh Street in Cliffside.

Vendors, a barbecue, ​books, a bake table, and children's games! 

Fun for the whole family.

Would anyone happen to have an old iPhone they're not using that we might borrow on an ongoing basis for use in our livestreaming services?

It doesn't need to work as a phone and could even have a cracked screen
- It's only the camera that's important. 

The cameras and microphones on the iPhone are superior to most other brands and would enhance our ability to livestream each Sunday.

Please contact the office at or call 416-694-4081 ext 1.

Thank You


If anyone has a cartoon or amusing funny they would like to see in the Buzz, please forward to the church office.

Welcome Back  Acoustic Harvest
Fall Concerts


Here's the Fall lineup of award winning artists:

  • Oct 1 - The Friends of Fiddler's Green- Grit Laskin, Ian Robb, Alistair Brown, James Stephens and Jeff McClintock
  • Oct 29 - The Annual Healing Garden Fundraiser/Musicfest - Allison Lupton, Tony McManus, Shane Cook & Joe Phillips
  • Nov 19 - John Prince & A Piece of the Rock
  • Dec 10 - The Magpies (all the way from the UK!)

In-person Programming on Mondays.

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

Virtually on Zoom

  Mondays @ 11:30 am.

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


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."

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 open Tuesday to Friday, 9am til 2pm.
Please call ahead if you are dropping by.
If you require any administrative assistance, call 416-694-4081 ext. 1 or email us at and we’ll be happy to assist you.

To submit an item for the upcoming Friday Buzz, email your item to by Wednesday.
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