Work and Witness of the Church
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Today at Cummer Avenue:
Sprouts Newsletter Deadline: Sunday, November 3. This is for the Advent/Christmas issue. Please submit articles to Andrea or neatly written in the wall hanging by Heather’s office.
House 8: will gather immediately after the service.
Activities for Children to do during the service: Colouring sheets and craft materials are available at the back. Please ask an usher.
Opportunities to Grow in Faith and Community
Women Now: Tuesday, November 5, 9:30 am. A welcome to anyone interested in joining this group for a morning of discussion on a variety of topics over coffee and goodies.
Men’s Group: Tuesday, November 5, 12:00 noon. The men of the church will meet for a social in the Sanctuary. Come join us and bring a lunch – coffee and tea provided.
Coffee Shop office hours for Rev. Cheryl-Lynn: Tuesdays, 2:00 pm. The Donut Counter (3337 Bayview Ave. at Cummer). Cancelled this week.
Flu Clinic: Wednesday, November 6, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Toronto Public Health will be offering free flu shots at the Drop-Inn (15 Olive Avenue). Come protect yourself; protect your family.
Coffee Klatsch: Fridays, 10:00 am. Drop in for a coffee/tea and conversation with staff and friends of Cummer and WEUC.
Pot Luck Lunch: Sunday, November 10, after worship. Please join WEUC and CAUC for a joint pot luck lunch to celebrate a successful Stewardship Campaign. We ask that each family bring a favourite dish to share as we enjoy the fellowship of old and new friends.
Movie Night: Saturday, November 16, doors open at 6:30 pm, movie starts at 7:00 pm. Come enjoy Toy Story, and experience the relationship between Woody, the pull-string cowboy doll, and Buzz Lightyear, an astronaut action figure, as they evolve from rivals competing for the affections of their owner to friends who work together to be reunited with him after being separated. Fun for all ages. Bring your friends and family. Popcorn and drinks will be available. Free admission.
Advent Worship: Wednesday evenings, November 27 – December 18, 6:30 – 7:00 pm. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the pre-Christmas rush to pause and reflect.
Advent Study: Wednesday evenings, November 27 – December 18, plus January 8. 7:15 pm. We will be reading “The Birth of Jesus for Progressive Christians” by Donald Schmidt. This easy-to-read book examines the birth stories found in Matthew and Luke and provides inspiration and guidance to how these stories are still relevant and important in the life of the church and its people today. The cost of the book is $15 (subsidy available – please see Heather or Cheryl-Lynn). Sign up now so we can order the books.
Christmas Carol Sing Fundraiser: Saturday, December 7, 4:30 pm. Hold the date. More details to follow.
Keeping in Touch: Help us keep in touch with each other while we’re out of the building. For those on social media, please “Like” and “Follow” us on Facebook. For others, take photos of your gatherings and share them with the office so they can be included in the Cummer Highlights, Sprouts Newsletter, Annual Report, and more.
Opportunities to Reach Out to Others and Work for Social Justice
Thursdays in Black: Every Thursday, people of faith are encouraged to stand in solidarity with all people who bear the scars of violence and demand an end to gender-based violence. See the Take Action at
Leftover Hallowe’en Candy? Consider donating your individually wrapped chocolates (not toffee or chewy candies) to the Drop-Inn for inclusion in our Christmas bags.
Opportunities in the Wider Community / General Announcements
Vic Chorus Fall Concert: Friday, November 15, 8:00 pm. Join us for an evening of choral and instrumental music with guest trumpeters Paul Sanvidotti and Brian Roberts. Directed by Taylor Sullivan, with accompanist Ying Quan. Free admission. Location: Victoria College Chapel, U of T (steps from the Museum subway stop).
2020 United Church Calendars: Available from the church offices. $8 each.
Nametags: A reminder to wear your nametags as they are helpful in getting to know each other.
Sharing the Space: Please note that the Korean choir starts their pre-service rehearsal in the Sanctuary at 12:00 noon promptly. Please do not disturb their practice by entering the sanctuary after this time.
Photos Needed: for the 2021 United Church Calendar. Deadline is December 30. More information available at:
As you enjoy conversation after worship, make a point of speaking to someone you don’t know very well. Or try to find out something you didn’t know about an old friend. Today’s question is: Who have been the saints in your life and what reminds you of them?
November 10: Stewardship 3 - God is Building Something New
November 17: Have Courage to Live God’s Dream
November 24: Guest Preacher: Amy Crawford, Faith Formation and Mission, UCC