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  • HERALDCHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK, TORONTO, CANADA VOLUME 37, NUMBER 4What a lovely sight....the church was packed as we formally welcomed Rev. Kevin Robertson to his new Ministry atChrist Church Deer Park on Sunday, November 13.
  • CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK ADVENT / CHRISTMAS 2011 Kevin’s HERALD Corner HERALD is published six times a year (Sept, Oct/Nov, Dec/Jan, Feb/Mar, Apr/May, June/July) by Christ Church Deer Park 1570 Yonge Street Toronto ON M4T 1Z8 Tel: 416.920.5211 Dear Friends, Fax: 416.920.8400 www.thereslifehere.org YESTERDAY WAS A WONDERFUL DAY in the life of our parish as we formally celebrated We welcome your submissions. the beginning of our new ministry together. I am grateful to those who were E-mail: involved in the service, and those who hosted the reception afterwards. The clergy, jking@thereslifehere.org staff, churchwardens, members of the parish selection committee, musicians, and or the editor (e-mail below). many other parishioners worked very hard to pull everything together, and the result PARISH CLERGY Rector was simply marvelous. I am delighted that we have begun this new relationship The Rev. Kevin Robertson from a place of strength, and I have great hope for our future! Assistant Curate Hope is one the central themes of the season of Advent, which is just around the The Rev. Samantha Caravan Honorary Assistants corner. Each year, Advent calls us to wait with joyful expectation for God to break The Rev. Dr. Peter Slater into the world. Of course, we know how the Biblical story ends: the hope expressed The Rev. Canon Dr. David Neelands by the prophets of old is fulfilled in the birth of the Christ child, the anointed one The Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton, of God. Ecumenical Partner The Rev. Michael Marshall, But Advent is not just a commemoration of past events. Ours is a living faith, and Hospital for Sick Children Organist & Director of Music God still breaks into our lives in new and unexpected ways. Advent calls us to hope Eric Robertsson for the infinite possibilities which lie just beyond our sight. So how can we practice Director of Children’s Education this hopefulness in our every day living? Hilary Keachie WARDENS Well, our parish has embarked on a stewardship program, whereby all members Rector’s Warden (Human Resources) of the parish are being asked to prayerfully consider their support of the church. David Thornton We undertake this initiative with the hope that God is calling us to a bright future, People’s Warden (Property) filled with new possibilities, and requiring a new commitment of resources. I Walter Blackwell Deputy Warden (Finance) encourage you to participate fully, remembering that your stewardship is building Robert Morrow the church of tomorrow. EDITORIAL COMMITTEE A second way that we can practice hope is by striving to make a difference in the Editor Joyce Hamilton (joyceian@sympatico.ca) world around us each day. Mohandas Gandhi famously said, “You must be the Members change you wish to see in the world.” Through our daily decisions and actions, Henry Zaluski, MJ Rosenthal, we can bring hope to those who have none. This has particular resonance in the Photos: Deirdre Malone, Henry Zaluski, upcoming Christmas season, a time for generosity and giving. Peter Curzon, Kate Rieger Webmaster Thirdly, we practice hope by being rooted and grounded in prayer and in our rich Brian Dench liturgical life. I invite you, through the Advent and Christmas seasons, to recommit PARISH STAFF to regular Sunday worship, where new hope is inspired. Parish Administrator & Rector’s Assistant Jean King I wish you and your loved ones every blessing for a hopeful Advent and joyful Sexton Christmas. Denis Delisle Yours, The Reverend Kevin Robertson 2 / HERALD
  • CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK ADVENT / CHRISTMAS 2011A Celebration of New Ministry Your Editor should have taken her own advice and borrowed the office camera...in spite of a front row seat, my camera decided to misbehave and nary a shot taken was useable. To the rescue came Deirdre Malone with her trusty iPhone...our thanks! Many of Kevin’s friends from his previous parish postings, friends from amongst the clergy, family, plus many from CCDP, swelled the crowd. It was a wonderful, joyous event! 3 / HERALD
  • CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK ADVENT / CHRISTMAS 2011 fun, energetic and moving telling of the Christmas story! I hope to see you all there! Hilary, Director of Children’s Education Advent and Christmas Nov. 19th Christmas Fair Bake Sale! Nov. 20th Meet Wendy from the Yonge Street Mission and learn all about their important work!IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE that it’s already November andAdvent and Christmas are just around the corner! It’s such Nov. 27th Advent 1: 1st Pageant Rehearsal!!!an exciting time of the year for us at CCDP - singing carols, Dec. 4th Feast of Saint Nicholas!baking spiced cookies and, of course, our Annual Christmas Join us to hear the story, bake spicedPageant! But before we get to that, here’s what the kids and cookies and maybe even meet Nicholasyouth of CCDP have been up to so far this fall… himself!For the past month, the kids of PromiseLand have been Dec. 11th Advent 3: Pageant Rehearsalbusy collecting items and making encouraging announce- Dec. 18th Advent 4: Full Dress Rehearsalments for their Canned Food Drive for the Churches-on-the-Hill Food Bank. Thanks to the generous support of the Dec. 24th Christmas Eve Service and Pageantcongregation, we surpassed our goal and raised well over @ 7:00pm400 ITEMS!! Dec. 25th & Jan. 1st No PromiseLand!In October, the kids also did lots of “Saintly” learning; We hope you have a wonderful holidaygames and music! We explored and compared the lives of and look forward to seeing you fordifferent historical saints, including Saint Francis and Epiphany on Jan. 8th!Blessed Hildegard, and then talked about ways that we canfollow their example in our everyday lives. All of this greatlearning well prepared us to celebrate the Feast of All Saintson Nov. 6th, in costume and all! SaintsThe youth of CCDP have also been actively involved inthe life of CCDP this fall. We started our Young AnglicanLeaders monthly breakfasts and I, for one, have beenblown away by the depth and breadth of the conversations!We’ve also taken action by helping prepare and serve a hotbreakfast for people in need in our community. It’s beenreally fun and meaningful so far, and I’m excited to seehow it progresses. All the food! Thank you.The kids and youth of CCDP will be kicking off theAdvent season at our Annual Christmas Fair. We will bebaking our little hearts out all morning to provide shopperswith delicious muffins and treats! Every penny we raise willbe donated to the Yonge Street Mission - our AdventCharity.The very next week, we will start casting and rehearsing for A living Gospel...our Christmas Musical Pageant!! We have roles for every- The Beatitudesone who wishes to be involved, everything from regal magito sparkly angels. Please join us for what promises to be a 4 / HERALD
  • CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK ADVENT / CHRISTMAS 2011 The Advent of our God is at hand - I encourage you to From the hear anew the stories of the prophets, the excitement and bewilderment of Mary, and the heralded words of John the Upper Room baptizer - “make straight a highway for our God.” Immerse yourself in the stories of our history and leap fearlessly into the future of our faith. Reg and I wish you and yours a blessed Advent. The Reverend Samantha CaravanOur 141st anniversary and Advent are upon us. Each ofthese events have both history and future stories, and inthe case of Christ Church Deer Park and Advent - the storiesare interconnected. After all Christ Church exists toproclaim the gospel which was made flesh at Christmas,the incarnate God found in a manger in the human personof Jesus of Nazareth.Advent is not unlike our recent transition period betweenincumbents. It is a time to prepare for the future, a radicalnew future. A future full of possibilities, a future we areinvited into fully, to participate, to help form and identifyand to live out in our daily lives. Advent invites us to live Young Anglican Leadersincarnationally. Incarnation literally means embodied in Fall Breakfast #3flesh or taking on flesh. It refers to the conception andbirth of a sentient creature (generally a human) who is the Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 9:30ammaterial manifestation of an entity, god or force whose Jordan is in charge of planning and leading our nextoriginal nature is immaterial. breakfast together! We’re looking forward to seeing whatBoth our anniversary and Advent invite us to figure out, to she does --- and how many cheese items she brings fordefine how we might live out our incarnation - live out our breakfast!gospel story. That story of Jesus that speaks of justice, hope, Email Hilary at hkeachie@thereslifehere.org for more infopeace and love. Christ Church has a strong history story. or to join YAL - Young Anglican Leaders meets once aIf you participated in the History Taking we did on month for BREAKFAST and meets once a month toSunday, Oct 30th - you would have heard the excitement TAKE ACTION!in the room as we looked back at the wonderful work andministry that formed who we are today. Work of justicethrough not one, but two world wars; a legacy of hope asChrist Church has since its birth fed and nurtured people;a story of peace and love as, through the years and countlesschanges in liturgy and theology, the people of God in thisplace found ways to live, work and pray together.The challenge of our anniversary and Advent is to lookforward - what does this mean for us now, and where dowe want to go.I am very excited for Christ Church. I have always thoughtit has untold and untapped potential. I am also thrilled tobe working with Kevin Robertson. In the six weeks Kevinhas been here I can tell you he is a deeply dedicated personof faith. He is smart, hard working, caring and has awonderful sense of humour. 5 / HERALD
  • CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK ADVENT / CHRISTMAS 2011Building the Bridge to and also ensures that your giving isn’t interrupted in timesCCDP’s Bright Future of travel, ill-health, or other absences from church. • Remember that these contributions are all charitable so,THIS IS AN EXCITING TIME at Christ Church. With a depending on your financial situation, a significant portionrenewed sense of ministry, our attendance growing and a of your gifts will come back to you at tax time.wonderful spirit about where we are going, the parish still • Feel free to ask the members of the stewardship committeehas one major obstacle to overcome. Over the next few questions or speak with us about concerns or issues.weeks, leading through Advent and on to Christmas, everymember of the parish is being approached to support the As we enter this season of generosity, we encourage you toministry of CCDP through their financial contributions. consider the role of CCDP in answering Christ’s call and inWe urge you to be as generous as possible with the helping make our community a better place for all.confidence that your charitable gift are critical in making The Stewardship Committeeour worship, outreach, music, adult education, children & Fraser Baillie, Rev. Samantha Caravan, James Cowan, Bobyouth programs, pastoral care, and fellowship possible. Hutchison, Barbara Johnston, George Lewis, David Moore,Christ Church is a force for good in our community, both Rob Morrow, Rev. Kevin Robertson, Cathy Thomas, Tony vanthrough the direct work of the parish, and the home we Straubenzee, Innes van Nostrand (Chair)provide for a myriad of community organizations at Yonge& Heath.While the heart of CCDP may be the clergy and staff wholead us, the lifeblood of our community is the support ofparishioners through their time, talent, and treasure. One A Word fromis useless without the other. We have been blessed with thearrival of Kevin Robertson as our Rector, joining a first- the Wardensclass team, including Samantha, Eric, Hilary, and the staffwho keep CCDP vibrant. There is great optimism for thefuture, but we know that in order to fulfill this potential,we need more blood in the body! The Wardens can feel excitement and the expectation ofOver the last few years, while our expenses have been kept renewal in the air!in tight control, our revenues have slipped. We believe thatthis is solve-able and, within the parish, there is the ability It is clear that Kevin Robertson’s arrival has already had ato us to address the 20% revenue shortfall. This is why the very positive effect on the on enthusiasm of parishioners.stewardship campaign taking place in November and Certainly Corporation is appreciating Kevin’s participation,December is so important for both CCDP today, and both through his ability to listen to and absorb the issuesCCDP in the future. This is the first major campaign in a affecting the parish as well as his thoughtful commentsnumber of years, and we are confident that, because most and suggestions.members of the parish haven’t been asked to increase their One other major initiative that is a source of encouragementgifts for years, we will be successful. is the formation of a strong Stewardship Committee underSo, what can you do? the leadership of Innes van Nostrand. We have every reason to expect that their Stewardship campaign during Advent• Consider your role as a Christian and a member of the will be successful and will permit us all to concentrate onCCDP community as you decide what to give. Every further enhancing life within and beyond our parish.contribution makes a difference, both in reality andsymbolism. The Diocese suggests that 2% of income is a Best wishes to all during the coming season of Advent.reasonable benchmark. This is well below the 10% that David Thornton Walter Blackwell Robert Morrowother denominations and faiths practice through tithing. Rector’s Warden People’s Warden Deputy Warden• Consider putting your contributions on a regular program– monthly automated deductions from your bank accountor credit card. This allows us to better predict our revenues 6 / HERALD
  • CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK ADVENT / CHRISTMAS 2011 History TakingTHE TURNOUT WAS LARGE...the coffee even ran out andthe sandwiches and sweets were quickly devoured as wegathered to tell our stories after the service on the lastSunday of October.We were placed into groups representing the decade duringwhich we had joined CCDP...from the 40’s (and before) tothe 2000’s. This made for some interesting mixes ofages...for instance, the 70’s table, made up mainly of peoplewho had come to CCDP with young families at that time,also included Ted Hobson, who had come to us with Erniewhen he served as interim priest between Fraser Bournesand Ron Davidson in the 70’s...and stayed. A full houseIn our groups, we were asked to discuss events that hadshaped our experience of the parish during our time; whatwas happening in Toronto (and the wider world) and how The 40’s (and before)...that affected us, plus what the parish was like in its size, well represented.achievements, outreach, Sunday School, the clergy and the The war years and norole of the laity. Each group then gave a a few highlights of women near the altar.their observations to the whole room,We were then asked to think on what values were reflectedin our shared stories, what strengths had been demonstratedby the clergy and the congregation and what God wascalling on CCDP to do during our decade...again reporting The 50’sto the group as a whole. Still line-ups atIt was interesting to follow the changes that had occurred Easter.over the represented span of over 60 years; both in whatwas happening in the parish, and how what was happeningin the wider world affected parish life. Equally interestingwas the common thread that wove through all the stories...a strong sense of community, welcoming, friendship, The 60’s...giving and, yes, fun. the Age of AquariusWhile certainly planned to help Kevin get to know us,I believe we all came away from the experience knowingourselves better as well.There IS life here.Many thanks to Susan Graham Walker for leading us The 70’sthrough this fascinating and instructive exercise. ...the “God is Dead” decade. 7 / HERALD
  • CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK ADVENT / CHRISTMAS 2011 campaign, but this year our response has been very Outreach limited. The ministries that FaithWorks supports change hopelessness into hope, loneliness and isolation into community, despair into dignity. Please support this vital work across our diocese. FaithWorks envelopes are available at the back of the church. Please donate through CCDP as the contribution form provides. That way the CCDP contribution to the campaign can be identified and 15Malawi per cent of funds raised may be allocated to parishSTAY TUNED FOR A SPRING EVENT! outreach, in accordance with the campaign terms of reference. Phyllis Creighton, CCDP FaithWorks coordinator Past EventsCooking Class The Rummage Sale was a success!THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN AN ASTOUNDING SUCCESS! TO ALL THAT HELPED WITH THE FALL SALE...Under the expert tutelage of Yvonne Buckingham, ten Over $11,800 was raised. However, let’s us not fool our-eager participants (nine men, one lady) have had the joys selves, Fall has always been stronger than Spring. Just let’sof the kitchen demystified...from learning how to chop do our best on April 28th, 2012.onions (and not fingers) to preparing full, healthy, tastymeals. Thanks to all volunteers who helped faithfully, and a very special thank you to Rita Becker for all her work and forScores of volunteers helped enormously...with the shopping, being at my side to advise me on all I had forgotten.in the kitchen and setting up the dinner table by the firein the ASR...where everyone sat down together to enjoy Judith Maxwell is so well versed in what she has to do, thatthe fruits of their labours...with candles and wine and she just does it. The same goes for Betty Van Wyck and thelively conversation. linen ladies and Pat Anderson and her jewellery crew. Also another special thank you to Betty Howson who soWill there be another session? Speak to Jean King in the graciously came to my rescue at two instances.office if you are interested...and watch the Bulletin. Not to forget Jean King, Denis Delisle and Ann Larkin without whose support we would have been lost; I alsoFaithworks have to add a special thank you to Maggie Symons forLAST CALL FOR FAITHWORKS 2011 recruiting Rob Morrow, who was immensely helpfulThe end of the year looms! So here’s an urgent call for during the sale and with the clean up. My thanks also todonations to FaithWorks. This diocesan campaign pro- Bob Reeves, Sharon Kirby and Maggie Symons for takingvides essential funds for 14 vital community ministries care of the money, as Louise Saunders was away. Most ofin the Diocese of Toronto, as well as for three partner all, it was so nice to see all of you together giving your best.agencies (the Anglican Appeal, Loft Community Services, Thank you.and the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund). MJ Rosenthall, Rummage Co-ordinatorCCDP in past years was a leader in supporting this 8 / HERALD
  • CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK ADVENT / CHRISTMAS 2011Bridge LuncheonTHE ACW BRIDGE LUNCHEON on Oct.31st was fully lmsubscribed. 28 tables (108 women and 4 brave men)enjoyed delicious home-made sandwiches and sweets andan afternoon of Bridge.Thank you to all who helped to make this event a success– 36 hard working volunteers and our many friends wholove to attend. The Learning Ministry presentsAll proceeds go to the Churches on-the-Hill Food Bank. Advent Studies Chaos to Love: A Renewed Advent Perspective A few of the kitvhen crew Tuesday evenings in Advent Nov 29, Dec 6, 13, & 20 - 7pm in the Arthur Smith Room In this resource we will examine Advent in the light of the following topics; Life as a Series of Sacred Moments, The Equality of the Human Person, People of the Water: Our A full Elliott Baptismal Promises, Living Incarnationally: Our Call to Hall... Social Justice. Advent - Book Study Can’t fit a study into your schedule. Mark Advent with a guided book study. Two books are available to use in small ...overflowed into the groups, as a family, or individually. There will be a kick-off Arthur Smith Room. session about each book on Sunday, Nov 27th after the 10am service, in the Chapel Books are available for purchase from Samantha.Christmas FairIT IS HOPED, as this issue goes to press, that the Fair will Behold!, Cultivating Attentiveness in the Season of Adventbe in progress and you’ll still be enjoying the pleasure of Pamela C. Hawkins,partaking in Sunday’s mini Fair...at least that’s the plan. published in 2011 by Upper Room Books, Nashville - $15Even if you read this after the fact, it’s sure to have been, Kevin Robertson will lead this book study.as always, a great success. This book offers daily reflection and prayer designed toWANTED! CONVENORS FOR ACW CHRISTMAS FAIR 2012 draw you into a prayerful Advent. To be attentive toWe have co-chaired the Fair for six years now and are expectancy, preparation, faith, and promise...hoping that someone will come forward to chair, or co- “The weeks leading up to Christmas Day can plunge us intochair, this wonderful, parish event. The ladies and gents a state of dazed busyness in which the stunning story ofof the church are always willing and ready to do their Christ’s birth is obscured by overly familiar traditions andparts and Lorna and Lynn are sincerely grateful for all the commerce-driven expectations. In these thoughtfully chosensupport they have received. and carefully integrated daily prayer practices, Pamela Hawkins provides us with a simple yet rich means of regainingIf you feel that you could give of your time to organize our spiritual sight. As we learn with her help to see anew thethis event, please get in touch with us...be assured that we wonder, beauty, and challenge of God-with-us, we will find onwill be there to assist. Christmas morning that we have already received gifts farLynn Lovekin 416-960-2193 beyond what we couldLorna Lang 416-932-2599 (From the cover) 9 / HERALD
  • CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK ADVENT / CHRISTMAS 2011The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach AboutJesus’s BirthMarcus J Borg & John Dominic Crossan,published in 2007 by Harper Collins, NY - $18Samantha Caravan will lead this book study.This book offers an academic study of the Christmasscriptures. The scriptures original context, interpretationand how we have merged them into one...“The First Christmas enriches our understanding of Jesus ina desperately needed way. Readers will fine here profound andconvincing insights into the meaning f Jesus’ birth - and life -for the early church, and will be challenged to discern theirmeaning for the world today.” Where Ismay Richards Died Urs Josef Kehl(From the cover) The Gallery From Oct 31, to Nov. 13, Fatima Pradhan’s joyously colourful paintings have been on exhibit. Her theme wasKeep these dates... “Art has Transformative Power”. Beginning on November 27 and through Advent, Urs Josef Kehl will exhibit his paintings. Urs is a full-time volunteerAdvent with ATD Fourth World Charity, presently working in theSun. Nov.27 Advent Book Study Session Jane/Finch area in Toronto. He has worked in many of the after 10am service - in the Chapel poverty-stricken neighborhoods of the world and would like Jazz Vespers - 4:30pm to move/inspire us to action in eradicating poverty. Urs’ artTuesdays, Nov. 19, Dec. 6, 13 & 20 is both moving and inspiring. Themed, “Enlightenment Chaos to Love through Art...an exploration of people’s spirit through their 7pm - Arthur Smith Room neighbourhoods”, Urs tries to capture the essence of these neighbourhoods; the daily joys, the hopes of the parents forWed. Nov. 30 Book Club their children and the courage of the people in spite of their 7:00pm - Arthur Smith Room pain and struggles. Proceeds from sales will benefit Fourth World, Occupy and Street Health.Christmas ServicesSat. Dec. 24 7pm - Christmas Pageant Each painting has its story. Urs will give a talk on his art, 11pm their stories and his commitment to eradicating poverty on Sunday, November 27 at 11:30am. Please plan to join us.Sun. Dec. 25 8am and 10am Following in January, our own Emily Chattan will displayand in the Gallery... her felt hangings.November 27 - Urs Josef Kehl - oils on acrylics Opening of exhibit and artist’s talk 11:30am - Arthur Smith Room PARISH REGISTER Baptism Charlotte Eliza Margaret Munro In Memoriam Ross Alfred Ritchie Wendy Gooderham McVittie Ross Bryden Richardson 10 / HERALD
  • CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK ADVENT / CHRISTMAS 2011 From the Organ Bench WITH ADVENT just around the corner, the CCDP choir is looking forward JOIN US every second Sunday at 4:30 pm for this popular to all the wonderful music it will be service of music, a reflective reading, prayers for our city singing between now and Christmas. and the world and great music...featuring some of Toronto’s In addition to our weekly services, finest jazz musicians! our annual Lessons and Carols Nov. 27 Mark Eisenman Quintet service, and our Christmas Eve Carol Mark Eisenman, piano; Steve Wallacw, bass; Sing, the choir will also be singing John MacLeod, trumpet; Pat LaBarbera, at this year’s “City Carol Concert” saxophone; John Sumner, drumswhich will be taking place at Yorkminster Park Baptist Dec. 18 Barlow Brass and DrumsChurch on December 17th at 2pm. Christmas Jazz VespersJoining the Christ Church Deer Park and Yorkminster Park Chase Sanborn, Brian O’Kane, trumpets;Baptist Church choirs, the High Park Choir of Toronto, the Russ Little, Terry Promane, trombones;Larkin Singers, and the VIVA! ARTS! Brass will be special Doug Burrell, tuba; Brian Barlow, drumsguest, international opera star Richard Margison.Our media partner, City TV, plans to televise the concertcross the country between Dec. 17th and Christmas, usingit as a fundraiser with all proceeds going to Food Banks inthe cities where the program airs. Admission is free, so comealong and bring a friend – it promises to be a remarkableevent!Season’s Greetings!Eric Robertson, Music DirectorIf you’re interested in finding out more about the Christ FREE CONCERTS on Thursdays at 12:10 pm. Bring yourChurch music program, please contact me through the lunch, relax and enjoy. (Donations welcome).Music page of the CCDP website. Presented by Nine Sparrows Arts foundation and Christ Church Deer Park Feel like being more involved? Don’t have much time, but want to help out? Feeling new, but want to join in? Been here a while, but haven’t been involved? Have ideas to share? Join us! THERE’S LIFE HERE in what we do, how we get together and what gets done. New members are always welcome to join any group at CCDP...choose one that interests you. 11 / HERALD
  • CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK ADVENT / CHRISTMAS 2011 Faith & Welcome to the Book Club Film We invite all those who enjoy reading books Festival to come to our meeting on Wednesday, November 30 Instead of our annual Christmas dinner we are having Season 6 special treats at our regular November meeting,JOIN US AGAIN in the Arthur Smith Room on Tuesday Please Note:evenings for an entertaining, thought-provoking film, Special meting time: 7:00pmfollowed by discussion...movie style refreshments served. This month we are readingFree admission...all are welcome. (Donations to help The Elegance of the Hedgehogdefray costs are gratefully accepted) by Muriel BarberyTuesday, February 28 - 7:00pm Join us for lively conversation, refreshments and wine,Wit (2001) or your own choice of beverage.Mike Nichols, Director - 98 Min. For information, call Anne Kear: 416-924-3940 Based on a popular stage play, “Wit” tells the story of a literal and hard-edged English professor diagnosed with advanced stage ovarian cancer. No longer a Please join us teacher, she becomes the object of study. After a lifetime of studying as The Art and Spiritual Committee the poetry of John Donne, she and the Learning Ministry discovers there is a very fine line present a talk by between life and death. Urs Josef Kehl Meet the asrtist and hearTuesday, March 20 - 7:00pm the stories behind his paintings and his commitment to eradicating world povertyWhale Rider (2002) through his work with theNiki Caro, Director - 101 Min. ADT Fourth World Movement. “Whale Rider” explores the Sunday, November 27 experience of a tribal people at the 11:30am brink of survival. A young girl takes (following coffee hour) on the patriarchal traditions of the tribe, determined to save her people and their long standing connection to ocean. This movie won accolades at film festivals around the world. Remember to check our website for updates on these and other events.Hosted by the Learning Ministry www.thereslifehere.org 12 / HERALD
  • CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK ADVENT / CHRISTMAS 2011 HERALD Deadline for the next HERALD is February 8 DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA for an article? Perhaps a feature on an unsung hero in the parish? A special memory? An historical fact? Please speak to one of the clergy or to the Editor. Articles and announcements may be submitted at any time up to the deadline. Just leave in the box in the Atrium or e-mail the editor at joyceian@sympatico.caHave you consideredadvertising in theHERALD?HERALD is published 6 times per year; Sept/Oct;Nov/Dec: Jan/Feb: April/May: June/July. Ad rates arevery reasonable...we can even design your ad if required.And... since the HERALD is posted in full to our websitewww.thereslifehere.org your advertisements will also getexposure on the internet. Robert O’Reilly ExecutiveDirector 7BPleasantBlvd.,Box1053 Toronto,OntarioM4T1K2 Tel:416923-3779 Fax:416923-0083 1-800-883-7761 robert@smartkidz.org www.smartkidz.org Family owned and operated Withadedicatedteamofthefinestdirectorsintheprofession,theCrawford familycontinuesthetraditionofservingthecommunityofNorthToronto. • Burial & Cremation • Ample parking available • No obligation Pre-Planning • Chapel, Reception & children’s Services recreation rooms. 159 Eglinton Ave. W. Toronto ON M4R 1A8 www.morleybedford.ca 416-489-8733 A joyous Christmas to all. 13 / HERALD