Community News

 June 14th – Music @ 12:15pm Quintageous is back at Hope United
This amazing woodwind quintet will offer a 45 minute program of music. Please join us for refreshments and great music at Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave. Admission: free will offering


June 16th from 10am – 2:30pm: Four Directions Art Event
A Performance Arts Event at Dentonia Park on Friday, June 16th, 2017 featuring Asian & South Asian, Latin American, African, and indigenous artists showcasing culturally-diverse traditional and modern fusion hip-hop, dance, music and poetry. 80 Thyra Ave (Victoria Park/Danforth). Click here for more information.


June 17, 2017 at 7pm: From Adversity Comes Strength Concert
Join us at Hope United Church (2550 Danforth Ave. Toronto) as we celebrate 10,150 years of Canada’s Indigenous history and the continuous inhabitation of Turtle Island. We invite you to come and sing with our combined choir for our celebration. Singers of all ranges and experience are welcome. Most of the music will be from More Voices and will be utilized in conjunction with Geographical and Historical narration. Please visit www.HopeUnited.ca to see full list of music that will be sung.


June 18th from 12pm–4pm: Four Directions Education Event
A popular education event facilitated by Community Educator, Jojo Geronimo, on “Globalization, Global Migration, & indigenous Rights”, at Daniel Spectrum’s Ada Slaight Hall, a poetry performance from the Wind in the Leaves Collective & Pantayo. Ada Slaight Hall, Daniel Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. East. Click here for more information.


July 10– 5, 9am–4pm, Ages 8 – 12: Fables and Parables!…an Art, Music and Drama Camp
Fables and Parables…an Art, music and Drama camp for ages 8 – 12, will take place July 10-15, 9:00am-4:00pm, at Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave. The participants and instructors will work together through a variety of mediums to create a presentation based on fables and parables! Daily lunch as well as morning and afternoon snacks are included. Tuition fee is $300. Generous bursaries are available. For more information and to request a registration form please email: HopeUnitedChurch@gmail.com or call 416-691-9862.



July 28-30 Registration open! AUSE 2017 Conference/Spirit Pride
This year Affirm United/ S’affirmer Ensemble is partnering with St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church in Vancouver, joining our annual conference and AGM to SpiritPride, to make both into one amazing national event! Click here to register online.


Yoga for all ages with Mary Rose: Thursdays at 10:30am at Hope United Church
Free all-ages Yoga class led by Mary Rose. You can do the class seated in a chair or on a mat. The class is designed for gentle movement customized to your mobility. Hope United is fully accessible. Please enter through the double glass doors at 2550 Danforth Ave. 416-691-9682 http://www.HopeUnited.ca


Weight Watchers: Thursdays at 6pm at Hope United Church
For all programs, please enter at 2550 Danforth Ave. For information on any of our programs, events or services, please email hopeunitedchurch@gmail.com or call 416-691-9682


Glen Rhodes Outreach Ministry: Drop-In Food Bank & Transit Fund
Open on Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and 2 – 4:30 p.m. Do stop in for a coffee or tea, and meet the neighbours. All welcome. The food programme appreciates all your donations of money, coffee, cold cereal, milk powder, mac & cheese, tuna, sugar, cookies/snacks, can openers, toothbrushes and other toiletries, clean 250 and 500ml containers with lids, egg cartons, shopping bags and books (romance, novels, mysteries, children’s, and so on). TTC tokens or donations for same are received with the offering. These go to assist others with crucial travel.


The United Church of Canada’s Extreme Hunger Appeal
The United Church’s Extreme Hunger Appeal is requesting donations as the humanitarian crisis in Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen reaches grave levels. Twenty million at extreme risk in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen. There is also extreme hunger, malnutrition, and starvation in Kenya. Small-scale farmers supply the majority of food in Africa, but climate change has created both water and food shortages. Crops are failing and livestock dying. Ongoing conflict contributes to the crisis. To respond: Donate online at www.united-church.ca/donate or phone 416-231-5931 or toll-free 1-800-268-3781 ext. 2738, and use your Visa or MasterCard or send a cheque, money order, or Visa or MasterCard information with donation amount to:
The United Church of Canada, Philanthropy Unit – Emergency Response
3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4

Please be sure to note “Emergency Response—Extreme Hunger Appeal” on the face of your cheque.

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