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The Community Events Calendar is a public listing for events affiliated with The United Church of Canada and communities of faith within our region.  Regular online worship events are posted only on our website.  Add your Event here.  Event Tip Sheet here.   To see all events and view them by themes see Events on our website.  The Community Events Newsletter is distributed on the 1st of each month unless there are enough listings to merit a second issue mid-month.  The deadline for posting to the calendar is 2 working days before.

Using Food to Dismantle Racism
at Zoom
March 2, 2021 @ 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
This is part of DPCM's regular 11:30am Tuesday morning check-ins by ZOOM.

Jacqueline Dwyer, MES, Farmer, and Noel Livingston, Farm Manager, are Co-Founders: Toronto Black Farmers and Food Growers Collective; Global Family of Farmers - Cooperative Community Food Hub; Afro-Indigenous Food Security Festival.

Jacqueline lived in the Davenport Perth community before moving to Jane Finch. She was featured in DPCM's first Tasting Davenport Routes video in 2017, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkhHd_7sp-k&ab_channel=DavenportPerthCommunityMinistryDPCM

Jacqueline is a passionate community organizer/farmer. Her mission is to grow ''clean'' food. She wants to see all generations of people within the African diaspora realize affordable foods create food sustainability, and create stronger sense of community. Jacqueline loves to hold sprout workshops, as well as sharing her knowledge around food justice. - from https://torontoblackfarmersandfoodgrowerscollective.webstarts.com/about.html
 

Rimbala - Music and Movement for Seniors Classes
at Online
March 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
FREE RIMBALA CLASSES CONTINUE AT JUBILEE UNITED in 2021!

Do you worry about falling – especially as winter approaches?
Have you noticed that your movements are becoming more jerky or awkward as you age?
Are you concerned that memory loss may spoil your golden years?

If yes, then Rimbala might be for you, and Jubilee United Church is offering them for free!

Rimbala combines live, improvised music with simple and fun movement activities to help seniors improve balance, mobility and memory. Similar programs in Europe have been scientifically proven to reduce the risk of falls by 54%! Scientists are also researching how these programs are effective in the prevention and control of Alzheimer’s disease.

Rimbala was developed by Dr. Daniel Rubinoff, PhD, Music Director at Jubilee United Church and a professional performer, composer and teacher.

Visit Daniel’s new website for more info: www.rimbala.com

Classes begin on Thursday, Feb. 11 and run weekly all winter and spring.
You can sign up for the 10:00 a.m. class or the 4:00 p.m. class. Try out a class, come for some of the weekly classes, or come for all of them! The classes take virtually on ZOOM and are 55 minutes in duration.

Classes begin on Thursday, Feb. 11! Below are the ZOOM invitations. Just click on the link, enter the passcode and you’re in!

If you have questions about Rimbala, then please contact Daniel directly:
416 709 8381, or by email: rubinoffdaniel@gmail.com

THURSDAY MORNING CLASS ZOOM INVITATION:
Dr. Daniel Rubinoff is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting
Topic: Rimbala Thursday Morning, 10 AM
Time: Thursdays, 10:00 AM America/Toronto
Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/650197383?pwd=UTRObGpsZ09pazVESWZETm02NkQ0UT0
Meeting ID: 650 197 38
Passcode: 070510

THURSDAY AFTERNOON CLASS ZOOM INVITATION:
Dr. Daniel Rubinoff is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting
Topic: Rimbala Thursday Afternoon, 4 PM
Time: Thursdays, 4 PM
Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/390145955?pwd=V1pSSHh0MnBhWk16M200cDZVQWVRQT09

Meeting ID: 390 145 955

Passcode: 039663
 

Friday Speaker Series - Manor Road United Church
at Zoom
March 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
This week on the Friday Speaker Series, join in the conversation with Andrew MacDonald, Sustainability Consultant, as he shares his insights on sustainable packaging.

The Friday Speaker Series runs from 1PM to 3PM via Zoom and is hosted by Rev. Dr. John Joseph Mastandrea. The program aims to help seniors and neighbours in the community cope with isolation brought on by COVID-19 restrictions.

The program is free and open to everyone! For the Zoom link, please email manorroaduc@gmail.com. If you know of seniors who may be interested but need some support, drop us a line and we can help them learn how to use Zoom along with their devices.
 

Sunday Morning Online Service at Lawrence Park Community Church
at Online
March 7, 2021 @ 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us Sundays at 10:30 a.m. for our online service. Experience an inspiring and powerful message, along with uplifting music and worship every single week. This is a welcoming community and during the pandemic it is comforting to know that there are people to connect to even though we are all in our houses right now. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.  Visit our website for the Zoom link.   https://www.lawrenceparkchurch.ca/
 

Canadian Black History, in Story & Song
at Online
March 7, 2021 @ 10:30 am to 11:30 am
A History In Song - Canadian Black History - Journey with us through 400 years of Canadian History, told through story and song. Uncover Canada's history of racial struggle and division, while celebrating the successes of the heroes of Canadian Black history, from Viola Desmond to Desmond Cole. With Special Guest Vocalist, Evangelia Kambites.

To register to participate and watch via Zoom, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/UDeoFajAT2jseare8

Or you can watch the livestream via our facebook: www.Facebook.com/WindermereUC
 

Covenanting Service - Dewi Sant Welsh United Church
at Zoom
March 7, 2021 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dewi Sant Welsh Pastoral Charge (Toronto) and Shining Waters Regional Council will be celebrating a covenanting with Rev. Liz Mackenzie at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 7, 2021 via Zoom. Paul Stott will be representing the region and the Rev. Meriel Simpson will be preaching. All are welcome.

Dewi Sant Welsh United Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/93753914380?pwd=eHJPZUVhRVRlWU1nNkVFSmV1dlMxZz09

Meeting ID: 937 5391 4380
Passcode: 425431
 

Friday Speaker Series - Manor Road United Church
at Zoom
March 12, 2021 @ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
This week on the Friday Speaker Series, join in the conversation with award-winning author James Fitzgerald as he discusses his book “Dreaming Sally,” a true story of first love, sudden death and long shadows.

The Friday Speaker Series runs from 1PM to 3PM via Zoom and is hosted by Rev. Dr. John Joseph Mastandrea. The program aims to help seniors and neighbours in the community cope with isolation brought on by COVID-19 restrictions.

The program is free and open to everyone! For the Zoom link, please email manorroaduc@gmail.com. If you know of seniors who may be interested but need some support, drop us a line and we can help them learn how to use Zoom along with their devices.
 

Celebration of Being an Affirming Ministry Service
at YouTube
March 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Shining Waters Regional Council is delighted to invite you to save the date for our upcoming Celebration of Being an Affirming Ministry. The service will be live streamed on YouTube
 

Friday Speaker Series - Manor Road United Church
at Zoom
March 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
This week on the Friday Speaker Series, join in the conversation with Ellen Schwartzel, former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario and currently president of the Toronto Field Naturalists on the role of nature in the city.

The Friday Speaker Series runs from 1PM to 3PM via Zoom and is hosted by Rev. Dr. John Joseph Mastandrea. The program aims to help seniors and neighbours in the community cope with isolation brought on by COVID-19 restrictions.

The program is free and open to everyone! For the Zoom link, please email manorroaduc@gmail.com. If you know of seniors who may be interested but need some support, drop us a line and we can help them learn how to use Zoom along with their devices.
 

Friday Speaker Series - Manor Road United Church
at Zoom
March 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
This week on the Friday Speaker Series, join in the conversation with Jenny Blackbird from the Centre of Indigenous Studies as she shares about First Nations Spirituality.

The Friday Speaker Series runs from 1PM to 3PM via Zoom and is hosted by Rev.Dr. John Joseph Mastandrea. The program aims to help seniors and neighbours in the community cope with isolation brought on by COVID-19 restrictions.

The program is free and open to everyone! For the Zoom link, please email manorroaduc@gmail.com. If you know of seniors who may be interested but need some support, drop us a line and we can help them learn how to use Zoom along with their devices.
 
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