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The Herald - parish Newsletter - September October 2011 (vol37 no4)

  2. 2. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK FALL 2011 Tom’s HERALD Topic 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 Fax: 416.920.8400 Dear Friends, We welcome your submissions. A NEW CHAPTER BEGINS in the life, ministry and history of Christ Church Deer E-mail: Park this Fall. As we welcome our new rector, Kevin Robertson, we do so with or the editor (e-mail below). a sense of renewed commitment to our worship and parish life here. PARISH CLERGY The Church finds itself today, perhaps as it always has, in a very challenging and Rector ever changing society. Over the years of parish ministry, I have come to realize The Rev. Kevin Robertson that people are searching for a number of things, but chiefly I would suggest: Assistant Curate The Rev. Samantha Caravan Transcendence – Significance – Community. Honorary Assistants Transcendence – In a so-called secular culture, so many people are looking for some- The Rev. Dr. Peter Slater The Rev. Canon Dr. David Neelands thing beyond. This is a great challenge to the quality of Christian worship. Does it The Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton, offer people what they are instinctively looking for – transcendence – the reality of Ecumenical Partner God? Do they see heaven opened in worship? Do they hear the voice of God in our The Rev. Michael Marshall, Hospital for Sick Children prayer? Organist & Director of Music Eric Robertsson Significance – People are looking for personal identity. Who am I? Where did I Director of Children’s Education come from? Where am I going? What is it all about? This is a challenge to the Hilary Keachie quality of Christian teaching. At his baptism, Jesus heard the Father claim him as WARDENS his beloved Son. People need to know that they are made in the image of God; that Rector’s Warden (Human Resources) they too are God’s beloved children, not mere products of some mindless natural David Thornton process. People’s Warden (Property) Walter Blackwell Community – People are looking for community, for relationships of love. We Deputy Warden (Finance) are made for such relationships because we are made in the image of God. At Robert Morrow EDITORIAL COMMITTEE the baptism of Jesus we see that God as the relationship, the perfect and loving Editor communion of Father, Son and Holy Spirit; not yet formalised into the doctrine Joyce Hamilton ( of the Trinity, but there in the story. St. John tells us that no one has ever seen Members God. That invisibility is a problem for many. God has been visible in Christ. Well, Henry Zaluski, MJ Rosenthal, yes, people might say, that was fine 2000 years ago but what about now? Well, in Photos: Deirdre Malone, Henry Zaluski, Peter Curzon, Kate Rieger the First Letter of John, we find the same formula: “No one has even seen God,” Webmaster but the letter then continues: “If we love one another, God abides in us”. The Brian Dench invisible God who made himself visible in Jesus, now does so in Christian PARISH STAFF community if we love one another. That is the challenge of our fellowship, our Parish Administrator & Rector’s Assistant community life. Jean King Sexton But neither worship nor verbal proclamation of the gospel is of much value unless Denis Delisle it springs from a community of love which shares in the divine life revealed in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit. For the past nine months it has been my privilege to share in the life and worship of such a community here at Christ Church Deer Park. May you continue to be 2 / HERALD
  3. 3. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK FALL 2011that community as you go “from strength to strengthand glory to glory” in the months and years ahead. A messageFaithfully and gratefully, from Kevin(The Ven) Thomas GreeneInterim Priest-in-ChargeThank you Tom... Dear Parishioners of Christ Church Deer Park,...FOR SHEPHERDING us through these past months with IT IS MY GREAT PRIVILEGE to arrive as your new incumbentsuch grace, warmth, optimism and good humour. You today. Over the past few months, the process of discern-have made many friends here and our hope is that you ment has brought us together, and I trust that God’scontinue to enjoy your “retirement” (and that you won’t Spirit has led the way. I know that I am coming to abe a stranger to Christ Church Deer Park). parish with a proud past and a promising future, and it is evident that “there’s life here”. The churchwardens and members of the Parish Selection Parish Meeting Committee have shared with me some of the challenges History Taking and priorities that lie ahead, and I am eager to get started Sunday, October 30 in our ministry together. However, my main task in the 11:30am - 2pm coming days will be to get to know you. Thank you in Elliott Hall advance for your patience as I learn names and figure out the rhythm of parish life. The clergy, staff and committee members have been most helpful in smoothing the way over the past few weeks, and I have been grateful for Save this Date! their support. Celebration Some of you have read the brief biography that accompanies the announcement of my appointment. of our New Ministry For those who have not, let me tell you a little about Together myself. I spent my childhood in Thornhill, and attended Holy Trinity School in Richmond Hill. I studied history Sunday, November 13 at Huron College, University of Western Ontario, and 4pm then theology at Trinity College, University of Toronto. I was ordained a deacon in 1997 and a priest in 1998. Our area bishop, The Rt Rev Patrick Yu, I served as the Assistant Curate at St. James’ Cathedral will join us for a service of Holy Communion for nearly three years, before moving on to incumbencies and covenant. at St. Peter’s, Oshawa and, more recently, at St. A reception will follow in Elliott Hall. Nicholas’, Birch Cliff in Scarborough. My interests More details will follow. include music, movies, cycling and long-distance running. I also come to you with a sense of great hopefulness and enthusiasm for the future of the Church. Please remember our parish in your prayers during this time of transition. I look forward to meeting each one of you, and beginning this new journey together. Yours, The Reverend Kevin Robertson 3 / HERALD
  4. 4. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK FALL 2011 PromiseLand Fall Schedule October 2 Rev. Kevin Robertson’s First Sunday! Kids in Church October 9 Thanksgiving Sunday Don’t forget your canned food!Happy Fall! October 16 Saints and WomenI HOPE THAT EVERYONE had relaxing and adventure filled St. Hildegard & St. Jeanne D’Arcsummers, and a great start to the new school year! I am October 23 Saints and Animalsthrilled to be back for another year of laughter and learning St. Francis & St. Richardwith the kids and teens of CCDP! October 30 Saints and MeThis fall, we are launching a brand-new programme for Modern Saintsteens called Young Anglican Leaders. YAL will meet oncea month for breakfast and the Young Leaders will take November 6 All Saints Dayturns leading the programme - choosing a prayer, a Bible (don’t forget your costume!)reading and a fun activity for the group. YAL will also lead Kids in church & breakfast!social action and outreach projects throughout the year. November 13 Remembrance DayStay tuned for updates on the amazing things our Young November 20 Anniversary SundayLeaders are up to! November 27 Advent 1: Pageant RehearsalThroughout October, the kids will be leading our AnnualChurches-on-the-Hill Canned Food Drive. We collected December 4 Advent 2: Feast of St. Nicholas232 items last year, and I know that we can do even better December 11 Advent 3: Pageant rehearsalthis time around! We will be collecting items until October December 18 Advent 4: Pageant rehearsal31st and would encourage everyone to bring a couplecanned or dried food items every week.As a lead up to the Feast of All Saints, PromiseLand willbe exploring the lives of different Christian Saints. We willlearn about important women Saints, Saints who lovedanimals, Saints who share our names and even learn songsabout Saints! This will give all of us a chance to figure outwho we want to dress up as for All Saints Day! Make sureto come on out on Nov. 6th to see our fabulous costumes!!Finally, in November, we will start gearing up for ourwonderful Christmas Pageant! We have new original songsthis year and roles for everyone who wishes to be involved.Please let me know if you are interested in helping withcostumes, make-up, sets or if you’d like to be one of ouractors. Rehearsals start November 27th!I’m looking forward to a great fall season of laughter,learning and living out our faith!HilaryDirector of Children’s Education 4 / HERALD
  5. 5. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK FALL 2011 Stewardship Report A Word from THE STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE is now formed and is the Wardens meeting. One of the activities of this group will be, together with the Wardens and Clergy, to mount a giving and awareness campaign in the later part of this year to raiseGREETINGS FROM THE CORPORATION. The year is well the focus on the need for increased financial Giving’s tounderway with changes in leadership, activities with regards meet current needs and to get the parish out from underto the property, meetings of the Parish Forum, changing an accumulated deficit. Other medium and longer termscenery in the Arthur Smith Room, the re-energising of activities will follow.Stewardship and actions on Parish Finances. Some of The members of the committee are, Innes van Nostrandthese are commented on in other reports. (Chair), Tony van Straubenzee, Mark Groesbeck, CathyWe have said goodbye to Tom Greene and thanked him Thomas, Barbara Johnston, George Lewis and James Cowan.for his contribution to our Parish life. Tom joined us You can expect to hear more from them in the future.during a period of transition and has helped us in manyways. In his short time with us he engaged and guided Christ Church Deer Parkthe parish, provided leadership and advice and helped us NEEDS YOU!!prepare for the future. For all that he has done for us wesincerely thank him and wish him God’s blessing. THERE ARE A NUMBER of ministry opportunities just waiting for your energy and enthusiasm!We welcome Kevin Robertson and prepare to continuethe Parish’s journey with his leadership. Hospitality CoordinatorThe revenue and expenses for the year to date are This ministry can be tons of fun. It involves organizingsummarized below. The good news is that both revenues volunteers for the Sunday morning coffee hour thatand expenses are about on par with the budget for the follows the 10am service. As well as the occasional extrayear and with each other. Congregational Giving’s are volunteers needed for luncheons or breakfasts. There is aabout $12,000 below budget and other Revenue is up good team of volunteers for this ministry - all we need isabout $14,000. The Giving’s budget was aggressive while you to coordinate them.the expenses budget was tight, in part due to the less than Book Sale Coordinatorfull complement of clergy in the budget. The Giving’s We have had two successful book sales and are hoping tobudget for the balance of the year, like last year, assumes continue this excellent community opportunity.a significant boost in Giving’s for the rest of the year. Last Regularly throughout the year books are sorted into cate-year this boost did not happen. However with the various gories by a team of knowledgeable volunteers. What thischanges underway, including the fall Stewardship campaign ministry needs is someone willing to learn the ropes fromwe are confident that the Giving’s targets will be met and the existing team and recruit and coordinate volunteersthat, by year end, we will have at least a small surplus to for the sorting and sale. Not sure you have what it takes -offset some of the accumulated deficit with which we no problem, on the job training is provided.began 2011. Prayers of the People 2011 2011 budget The Prayers of the People are just that - prayers offeredRevenues 421 422 during the Sunday 10am liturgy. They are usually writtenExpenditures 414 426 by those offering them and are one way we here God’sSurplus 8 -4 leading for our lives and our community. Not sure how to write prayers, what to include, or how they should sound.If you are not using one of our preauthorized payment Don’t worry - a mentor will be provided.options and would like to do so please contact ElisabethLunder. If you are interested in any of these ministry positions or any other ministry at Christ Church - serving on theIf you have any questions please contact one of us. Sunday morning liturgy team, reading, gardening, orDavid Thornton Walter Blackwell Robert Morrow participation in any committee - speak to Samantha - sheRector’s Warden Peoples’ Warden Deputy Warden would love to hear from you. 5 / HERALD
  6. 6. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK FALL 2011 Parish Forum new hydronic circulating pumps. These repairs required the opening and closing of 32 radiators. Also, the gas burner assembly in the Carrier Roof Top Unit was cracked and required replacement. This unit is located on the upper flat roof, and services the heating and cooling needs of both the Atrium and Church offices.BASED ON THE FEEDBACK, both formal and informal, thereaction to the Parish Forum and its format have been Additional minor repairs consisted of the following:positive and there is agreement that it should continue. - New storage shelving in the Choir RoomIt is our opinion that until our new incumbent, Kevin - Repairs to cracks in the Guild Room ceilingRobertson, has had an opportunity to familiarize himself - Minor plumbing repairs to the staff and basementwith the people and issues of CCDP that future sessions washroomsof the Forum should be delayed. - Window blinds installed in the Community Hall –We want to take this opportunity to thank all of those this was generously paid by the Current Events Groupwho actively participated in the 4 Forums that were held. - Window-well repairs at Church parking areaIn particular our gratitude is extended to the core group Bartlett Tree Service trimmed tree branches which wereof parishioners who helped plan, prioritize, and organize the touching the North West corner of the Elliot Hall slatesessions.To those of you who have indicated your willingness roofto continue - stay tuned! We will keep you in touch with Outside landscaping and planting – Note: Special thanksdevelopments. To those of you who are unable to continue must go to Rev. Samantha Caravan, who organized aon the committee we offer our thanks for your contributions. group of Church volunteers to assist with designing new flower beds, at the Yonge Street entrance, and near the Property Update Community Hall entrance This year the CCDP Property Committee focused their efforts on addressing various water leaks associated with the slate roof, and developing a strategic plan for the future. After meeting with four roofing consultants, the Property Committee selected Taylor Hazell Architects Ltd.THE CCDP PROPERTY COMMITTEE is responsible for to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the slate roof.providing guidance and direction to the People’s Warden This consisted of inspecting both the interior and exterior(Property), Walter Blackwell, and the Parish Administrator, of the CCDP roofs, on both the Church proper andJean King, to address current property issues, and to plan Elliott Hall. Inspections occurred of the attic, insulationfor future needs of the Church building and outside materials, eaves troughs, down pipes, flashings, snowgrounds. guards, vent dormers, and most specifically, the slate tiles.There are four members of the 2011 CCDP Property Taylor Hazell Architects conducted the roof assessment inCommittee consisting of: Art Huycke, Jean King, Walter late spring with the help of Roof Tile Management usingBlackwell and Don Dority (Chair). scaffolding and ladders to access the slate roof. Four sample areas of the roof were opened, conditions recorded,The first eight months of 2011 has been very busy for the photographed, and slate samples taken and tested for,Property Committee with the following work completed: modulus of rupture, water absorption and weather resist-Roof Tile Management Inc. was selected to complete the ance. The final copy of the architects report with slate testNarthex interior painting and plastering repairs, which result findings and repair recommendations is expectedoccurred from water damages. In addition, Roof Tile later this year, for presentation to Corporation.installed a temporary patch at the Sacristy ceiling. As we move forward in 2011 and 2012 the CCDPUwe Schorn Heating and Air Conditioning Ltd. repaired Property Committee will plan for repairs to the crackedthe Hot Water Radiator System, which services the Church. concrete and re-pointing of steps at the Yonge StreetThis consisted of draining the system completely, with entrance, and refinishing the outside Church doors.various repairs to leaking heating pipes, and installation of Don Dority, Chair, CCDP Property Committee 6 / HERALD
  7. 7. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK FALL 2011 Christmas Start planning your tables now for the ever-popular Fair Saturday, November 19 Bridge Luncheon Monday, October 31 Tickets, $25/person For tickets or further details Nancy Pickering 416-781-8698 10:30am - 1:30pm Tea Room will serve a light lunch Mini Fair Following 10:00am Service on November 20 (ACW and Anniversary Sunday) Once again we welcome your donations of jams, Celtic Knots jellies and home preserves, sewn and knitted articles, craft items, jewellery, treasures and collectables, tins, baskets and fine linens; Workshop Drawing Spiritual Insights and, of course, bottles for the “Bottle Table Game” (minimum value, $5.00) Knitted items - cotton dish cloths, sweaters (sizes 3 and up), scarves, booties and tea cozies remain popular items. We also welcome your suggestions and your help. If you can draw a dot, a line, and a square, then See you at the Fair! you will be drawing Celtic knots in minutes – (bring your friends and family) guaranteed! For further details please contact: You will discover how to deconstruct the patterns Lynn Lovekin at 416-960-2193 of history - and to construct your own designs. or You can then adapt and apply these principles to Lorna Lang at 416-932-2599 other arts and crafts: knitting, quilting, carving, sculpture, stained glass, jewellery - even tattooing! Suitable for any level of ability: absolute beginner to experienced professional. Intriguing for adultsTwo milestones of note.... but also to youth and kids (recommended, age 10 and up) - a great family projectTWO MUCH-LOVED and well-remembered senior Unleash your inner genius!parishioners are celebrating special birthdays this Fall... Saturday, October 15both are well and thriving. 9:30am - 12 noonMarjory Putt is achieving 105! No as you can (suggested, $15)Bessie Armstrong is 90! To register and for details about what to bring,We wish them both well. contact Jane King 7 / HERALD
  8. 8. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK FALL 2011 Outreach 9:30am. (Calvin Presbyterian provides the breakfast on the other Saturdays) Our guests are most appreciative of our efforts and take care to thank us each time they enjoy the filling meal. Financial contributions toward the breakfast are always welcome.“Feed My sheep” John 21:17 MalawiTHESE WORDS WERE SPOKEN to Simon Peter by Jesus, before RECENTLY WE SENT $5,000 to the Bishop of Northernthe Ascension, when Peter was seeking guidance for the Malawi to support the Dietary Feeding Program at thefuture of the new church. It is interesting to note how many hospital on the island of Likoma. Ongoing support of thisof our Outreach projects follow this guideline, quite literally. important ministry requires two things; 1) more funds and- The Saturday morning Community Breakfast 2) and an on the ground mission trip to the area.- The prenatal and AIDs feeding program in Malawi, Africa. The dietary program provides weekly food and nutrition- The Cooking Classes education to more than 140 HIV/AIDS positive people.- Assisting a teacher in providing breakfast for his students, Many of the participants are expectant mothers. The program, so they can learn in class which is run by nurses at the hospital, focuses on education- The Churches on-the-Hill Foodbank and providing healthy food. Without this program many- Meals on Wheels of these people would succumb to their illness.Thank you to all who donate to, or volunteer in these Mission Tripprograms. My hope is that, with God’s help, we will be able This trip is designed for older youth/young adults. It isto continue to “Feed my sheep.” our hope that 4 of our young people will be accompaniedWe have a budget of $5000.00 for this year of which by Samantha Caravan and a parent. The trip is currently$2,500 will go to the COTH Foodbank. The Saturday scheduled for August of 2012. Stay tuned for more detailsMorning Breakfast costs about $2,300. and ways you can help.The Brian Buckingham Memorial fund has about $5000designated for Outreach and will be spent very carefully Advent Spaghetti Dinnerand judiciously. Friday, December 2The Malawi fund has $10,000+ (after sending $5000 in 7pm - 9pmMay/11) and as this is an ongoing commitment, we need Elliott Hallto consider how to raise funds for this project. Guest Speaker:Our ability to continue these valuable programs depends, Bishop Fanuel Magangani of Northern Malawias always, upon the availability of sufficient financial and coming to us through Skypevolunteer support. We need more of both - more moneyand more volunteers! If you can help with either, we would Tons of family fun, great food and fellowshipbe delighted to hear from you. Adults, $10/each - Children, $5/eachContact J.R.Thornton at 416-489-6740 or Silent Auction and other fund raising will be availableSaturday Morning Community BreakfastCo-Chairs: Anne Larkin and Ross Morrow School Lunch ProgramANOTHER SEASON of providing a community breakfast hasbegun. WE CONTINUE to help Drew Buckingham in his efforts to provide a nourishing breakfast to his students, many ofOur group of fifteen volunteers arrives at 7am on alternate whom arrive at school with an empty stomach. HungrySaturdays to prepare a hot breakfast of scrambled eggs, students cannot learn and we applaud Drew’s initiative.sausages and juice, cereal, toast, tea and coffee for the 30 or The funds come from the Brian Buckingham Memorialso guests who enjoy our hospitality from 8 o’clock until Fund. 8 / HERALD
  9. 9. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK FALL 2011Cooking Class We are run entirely by volunteers and most of us haveTHIS PROJECT IS WELL IN HAND, and will commence received, at least once, overwhelming gratitude from aon Oct.13, at 3:30pm, in the Upper kitchen. We’ll be client for the service that we all provide. For one, Ritacooking comfort foods and dining afterwards on the Becker, who has received an award for wearing nearlydishes we make (by the fire in the Arthur Smith Room). every hat at the Food Bank. Now, as Team Captain, she perks, “I just love it when clients come and thank us a lotOne of the cooking sessions will be taught by one of for what we do. We are highly respected.” And yes, CCDPToronto’s award winning Chefs, Alida Solomon. of Tuttie is known as a pillar for volunteering at the Food Bank.Matti. Alida spent many years in Tuscany before movingto Toronto to open her restaurant on Adelaide St. The lineup of sometimes up to 10 – 15 people can start outside the Dunvegan Door half an hour before we openWe have about 6 people registered already and a number Monday evenings between 6 - 8 and Wednesday morningsof people acting as volunteers...there is still room for a few from 10:30 - 12:30. Currently, we are providing food formore. Cost for the 6 week program is $100, with a por- 1000 people a month, with a slight upturn in numberstion of these monies being returned to Christ Church after as of late. Attendance slows when many of our clientsthe deduction for costs. If interested in joining this ses- receive their cheques from social services once a month.sion, leave a message with Jean King in the office: 416-920-5211 ext 22. Once in the door, clients take a number and settle in with refreshments while waiting to be served. Many haveChurches on-the-Hill Foodbank formed friendships here over the years while getting to know one another over a coffee or juice. This is community,WHEN THE DOORS to the Churches on-the-Hill Food Bank if not fellowship. Their number is called for the first ofopened for the first time June 9, 1997 at Timothy Eaton three times, this time at the Registration Desk where theMemorial Church, the welcoming volunteers waited as client’s file is retrieved. Vickie Grant has been a Registrarthe bridegroom for his bride. The signs announcing once a month since we began and tries, as everyone does“Food Bank” had been placed and re-placed on the in this command post, to keep the line moving. Hopefully,sidewalks of St. Clair and Dunvegan Road to get just the after a short wait, the client’s number is called again forright angle to call in “the customers”. Representatives the Interview. A warm greeting of “how are you?” mayfrom eight congregations of the Churches on the Hill had start the morning’s conversation on the topic of theworked together for two years preparing for this moment. weather or it may be an update on news from the lastHowever, only a few clients were received that morning visit: “How’s that injury coming along?” While somethrough the elegant doors of the Flora McCrea Eaton clients want “just the food, please” and can be somewhatAuditorium. One can only hope that the excitement and impatient with the human contact, others may find this aintent of that day will remain with us as we greet our new vital connection to help with emergency dentistry, brokenclients today. glasses, free beds, eviction, just to give a few examples.The Dunvegan Road Door is now the entrance to our The connection may elicit a visit to the CommunityFood Bank. This cloistered door has seen many deliveries Information Centre (CIC).of skids from Daily Bread Food Bank and bags and boxes The Community Information Centre interviews the first-from Food Drives and by now, thousands of visits from time client and helps the established client as mentionedclients. Dunvegan Hall holds ample room for food storage, above. On the first interview, the client is asked to bringhas a kitchen and areas for interviewing and seating for ID for all who want food in the household and documentsclients. Loading food onto the elevators between the Flora supporting their financial situation. This shows us howMcCrea Auditorium and Dunvegan Hall is thankfully but much money is left over after paying the rent and othera memory. basic needs and helps to determine the number of timesSo maybe you’d like to volunteer, but were afraid to ask, a client may attend per month. The question we try to“How does it work?” Perhaps a better question would be, get answered on the first visit is, “What it is that brings“How well does it work?” The good news/bad news you to need a Food Bank?” Deirdre Malone, who hasanswer is very well. For, while we don’t want the need for been with the Food Bank from the start, believes thatfood banks to continue forever, we are certainly grateful working proactively to help solve that problem willto have them in our communities and there is much to be hopefully make us redundant. This, including, of courseproud of with our own Churches on-the-Hill Food Bank. great service, is what we are all aiming for in the Food 9 / HERALD
  10. 10. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK FALL 2011Bank “industry”. Maybe then they won’t need us. Jocelyn very busy, as Pearl Cooke knows so well. The number ofBloomfield, who has been one of the interviewers at the volunteers helping here is restricted because of space limita-CIC since it began says, “It’s rewarding to be able to help, tions. Finally the client’s number is called for the last time,but frustrating that the need is still there.” the client picks up the bin, packs it up and he’s on his way.Unfortunately in many cases the problem is housing. This And where does all the food come from? Anne Larkin,is a real and, to date, a long term problem. The recently who has been with the Food Bank 11 years and is in chargereleased yearly “Who’s Hungry” report from the Daily of food re-stocking with Ross Morrow on Tuesdays andBread Food Bank, says that, “food bank clients spend 72 Thursdays, also purchases food for us at the Wholesaleper cent of their income on housing costs. When families Club. The other portions come from Daily Bread Foodare struggling to make ends meet and have to make a Bank (60%), Donations and Food Drives. “The two tochoice between paying the rent and putting food on the three hours spent re-stocking the cupboards is a time oftable, it is usually food that is sacrificed…” According to great fellowship” she says, “...a time with lots of laughterRichard Matern, Acting Director of Research at Daily and conversation.” Anne feels, “It is a basic right to haveBread Food Bank, the amount left over per person per day food on the table and we’re doing our bit, but we remindafter housing costs are paid is $5.67 “...that’s less than the ourselves that these people don’t have as much of a choiceamount a person would need for two cash fare trips on the as some of us.” Ben Dibben, is our Director representingTTC in Toronto.” CCDP this year and has helped with the receiving, sortingDaily Bread is proposing an Ontario Housing Benefit, a and displaying of food for seven years. Other members ofmonthly benefit for low-income tenants, based on their this hard working team are Ebie Dunbar (since therent and income. The benefit would pay a part of the gap beginning), Michael Gendron (3 years), Jane Gillespiebetween rent and 30% of income. Four provinces in (2 years), Margaret Heather (3 years) and Louise SaundersCanada have already successfully implemented a similar (3 years).program to help support those on low incomes.” Gail It doesn’t take much to end up at a Food Bank whenNyberg, Executive Director at the Daily Bread Food Bank, choice is limited. One unfortunate incident and it cansays, “Families can eat less food when money is tight, but spiral downwards, as Pat Caponi author and soldier ofthey can’t pay less rent… Everyone deserves a roof over “Dispatches from the Poverty Line” reports. She was thetheir heads and food on the table and a Housing Benefit guest speaker at the Daily Bread Food Bank AGM a fewwill help both of those things happen.” years ago. Ailing from Breast Cancer, her talk was short,Daily Bread Food Bank began in 1983 and that Christmas but she told us that. in serving at a Food Bank. we are servingannounced their goal to alleviate hunger in the GTA. This people most of whom have become sick from the effectswas intended to be a temporary service, but continues of poverty.because housing costs are so high for those on low income. “For the poor you always have with you, but you do notIf you would like to learn more about the Housing Benefit always have me” John 12:8go to and look under ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least ofHousing Benefit. these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”Back at the Food Bank our client, having been interviewed, Matthew 25:40is given a Food Order Form for the number of people in Won’t you join us for some great fellowship with Churchesthe household. This may include a Baby Food Order on-the-Hill?Form, a nutritional program unique to our Food Bank thatsupports babies from birth to three years. Then those who Call Ben Dibben 414-485-6527live a good distance away from the Food Bank are also Anne Larkin 647-298-4993 orgiven a token for getting home. Once the client has chosen Deirdre Malone 416-483-9438from available items on the Food Order Form and the“Specials” Board, the form is placed in the wooden box andthe Kitchen volunteers get into action. On some sessionsthis can mean a real work out. Ask Ross Morrow, who hasbeen packing hampers since we opened...“It can be a non-stop undertaking.” The shuffling of bins on a table markedout for each order is certainly well organized, but it can be 10 / HERALD
  11. 11. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK FALL 2011 Keep these dates... Thu. Oct.13 Cooking Classes begin 3:30pm in the Upper Kitchen Sat. Oct. 15 Celtic Knots Workshop 9:30am - noon - Elliott Hall Sun. Oct. 16 Jazz Vespers - 4:30pm Tue. Oct.25 Faith and Film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 7pm - Arthur Smith Room Wed. Oct. 26 Book Club 7:30pm - Arthur Smith Room Sun. Oct.30 Parish Meeting - History Taking 11:30 - 2pm - Elliott Hall Jazz Vespers - 4:30pm Mon. Oct. 31 Bridge Luncheon 12:30pm - Elliott HallOur COTH Food Bank volunteers... Sat. Nov. 5 &Upper left: Anne Larkin, Michael Gendron, Ross Sun.Nov. 11 COTH Neighbourhood Food DriveMorrow, Ebie Dunbar. Fri. Nov. 11 Concert of RemembranceUpper right: Rita Becker, Team Captain 7:30pmLower left: Pearl Cooke, Ben Dibben, JocelynBloomfield Sun. Nov.13 Celebration of New MinistryLower right: Louise Saunders, Deirdre Malone 4pm - followed by receptionAbsent: Jane Gillespie, Vickie and Alastair Grant Tue. Nov. 15 Faith and Film Veterans against Nuclear War 7pm - Arthur Smith Room Join us Sat. Nov. 19 Christmas Fair as we gather at 10:30am - 1:30pm Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Sun. Nov. 20 Anniversary Sunday for Mini Christmas Fair Our Annual Neighbourhood Food Drive Sun. Nov.27 Jazz Vespers - 4:30pm A major contributor to Wed. Nov. 30 Book Club The Churches on-the-Hill Food Bank 7:30pm - Arthur Smith Room Saturday, November 5 Fri. Dec. 2 Advent Spaghetti Dinner (for Malawi) FLYER DISTRIBUTION 7 - 9pm - Elliott Hall 9:30 - 11:30am and in the Gallery... showing now Mel Delija - oils on canvas Saturday, November 12 October 30 Fatima Pardau - oil on acrylics FOOD COLLECTION November 27 Urs Kehl - oils on acrylics (Please bring extra bags) 9:30 - 12:00am FOOD SORTING Remember to check our website for 11:30am - 3:00pm updates on these and other events. 11 / HERALD
  12. 12. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK FALL 2011 From the Organ Bench AFTER A LONG, HOT SUMMER, the JOIN US every second Sunday at 4:30 pm for this popular 2011/12 choral season at Christ service of music, a reflective reading, prayers for our city Church officially began on and the world and great music...featuring some of Toronto’s September 15th at 6:30pm with finest jazz musicians! the resumption of our weekly choir practices. The full choir was back in Oct.16 Tara Davidson Trio church singing its first service on Tribute to Billy Strayburn September 18th, Holy Cross Sunday. Tara Davidson, saxophone; Nancy Walker, piano; Kieran Overs, bass The musical year ahead promises tobe very rewarding: the Fall portion of our free weekly recital Oct. 30 Murley & Occhipintiseries, Lunchtime Chamber Music, begins on October 13th Mike Murley, saxophone;(the first Thursday after Thanksgiving) with a recital by David Occhipinti, guitarDuo Kokopelli (Izabella Budai & Alhelí Pimienta on flutes, Nov. 13 The Colleen Allen Trio will participateOszkár Morzsa on piano), and continues until December 4:00pm in our Celebration of New Ministry1st, and, in addition to presenting wonderful music for us Colleen Allen, saxophone;every Sunday, our choir will be taking part in several special George Koller, bass; Rob Piltch, guitarmusical events throughout the year. Nov. 27 Mark Eisenman QuintetThe first of these events takes place on November 11th at Mark Eisenman, piano; Steve Wallacw, bass;7:30pm, when Christ Church and Nine Sparrows Arts John MacLeod, trumpet; Pat LaBarbera,Foundation will be presenting “A Concert of Remembrance”. saxophone; John Sumner, drumsThis concert of readings and music will feature the CCDP Dec. 18 Barlow Brass and Drumschoir, The High Park Choirs of Toronto conducted by Christmas Jazz VespersZimfira Poloz, trumpeter Brendan Cassin, and a special Chase Sanborn, Brian O’Kane, trumpets;guest appearance by the world famous Scottish-Canadian Russ Little, Terry Promane, trombones;tenor, John McDermott. Doug Burrell, tuba; Brian Barlow, drumsLooking ahead: the CCDP choir will once again this year beparticipating in the annual charity Christmas concert held atYorkminster Park Baptist Church. This year’s concert - TheCity Carol Sing – will take place at 2pm on December 17thin co-operation with City TV with proceeds from the concertbeing donated to the Toronto Food Bank.In closing, I’d like to thank the Christ Church SummerSingers for showing up so faithfully every Sunday duringJuly and August and to extend a warm welcome back to therest of our choristers who have returned after their summerholidays. The musical year ahead is going to be great!Eric Robertson, Music DirectorIf you’re interested in joining the choir or finding out moreabout the Christ Church music program, please contact methrough the Music page of the CCDP website. 12 / HERALD
  13. 13. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK FALL 2011 Faith & Film FestivalFREE CONCERTS on Thursdays at 12:10 pm. Bring yourlunch, relax and enjoy. (Donations welcome). Season 6October 13 Duo Kokopelli JOIN US AGAIN in the Arthur Smith Room on Tuesday Izabella Budai & Alhelí Pimienta, flutes evenings for an entertaining, thought-provoking film, Oszkár Morzsa, piano followed by style refreshments served.October 20 Sara Moorhouse, flute Free admission...all are welcome. (Donations to help Bryan Holt, cello defray costs are gratefully accepted)October 27 Ang Li, piano Tuesday, October 25 - 7pm The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)November 3 Narelle Martinez, soprano dir. Julian Schnabel, 112 min. Monica Zerbe, mezzo-soprano Ozskar Morsza, piano When the editor of Elle magazine wakes up from aPresented by Nine Sparrows Arts foundation and Christ coma after a massive stroke,Church Deer Park paralyzed except to blink one eye, he believes that his life is over. Instead, he learns to lead an extraordinary life without boundaries. A Concert of Remembrance Friday, November 11 7:30pm Tuesday, November 15 - 7pm Veterans against Nuclear War (2007) A concert of readings and music Anton Wagner, Producer featuring The Christ Church Deer Park Choir Produced by a Toronto filmaker, The High Park Choirs of Toronto this is a plea to abolish nuclear conducted by weapons. Showing scenes from Zimfira Poloz Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it with Brendan Cassin, trumpet asks us to imagine the actual snd a special, guest appearance by consequences of their use. world famous Scottish-Canadian tenor Aging WWII veterans talk John McDermott about their experience of war and express their hopes that a Presented by new generation of peace activists Christ Church Deer Park and will join the anti-nuclear Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation movement. Hosted by the Learning Ministry 13 / HERALD
  14. 14. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK FALL 2011 presently working in the Jane/Finch area in Toronto. He has worked in many of the poverty-stricken neighborhoods of the world and would like to move/inspire us to action in eradicating poverty. Urs’ art work is both moving and inspiring. An artist talk is currently being planned with Urs...we will keep you posted. On Saturday, October 15, beginning at 9:30am until noon, the Art and Spirituality and the Learning Ministry, are offering a Celtic Knots Workshop, led by Brian Dench. Brian is a calligrapher, author and graphic designer for print and the web (he is also our webmaster) and has conducted knotwork workshops for students, adults, calligraphers and even at medieval fairs. Bring lots of blank paper, black hard-tip markers plus High Park, Autumn Mel Delija coloured markers, pencils, crayons or paints - some supplies will be available. Join us for a fun filled morning andThe Gallery unleash your inner promises to be a fascinating few hours for almost all ages (recommended age10 and up). Admission will be ‘pay what you can’ (with a suggestedTHIS MARKS THE FIRST FULL YEAR of continuous exhibitssince our humble beginnings with art shows on easels. fee of $15.00).We’ve come a long way! Through this past year, we have had an invaluable sponsorThis is due, in large part, to the energetic commitment of in Northern Artists, who have printed all the colourRamesh Kamath. Ramesh has resigned from the leadership invitations and posters for The Gallery.of the committee and we want to take this opportunity to Please remember them when you have any printing needs.thank him for his tireless work in bringing this galleryalong from concept to reality. Thank you Ramesh. 44 St. Clair Ave. E., 416-484-1660The Art and Spirituality Committee is at a crossroads andis looking for committee members. You do not need artknowledge, just a love of art. If you are interested in con-sidering this ministry please speak to one of the followingcommittee members: Nora Dobell, Bob Reeves, or Joyce Welcome to theHamilton. Book ClubThe Art exhibits are becoming known in the community We invite all those who enjoy reading booksand people drop by the church during the week to have a to come to our meeting onlook. Cultivating more artist participants is ongoing and Wednesday, October 26the jury selection committee is working well. Books were chosen for this and the next meetingOver the summer months, two group art shows were held. at the Sept. meeting...They included works in various media by artists from our watch the Sunday Bulletin orcommunity. Both exhibits were well received. check the website for the book to be discussedThe current exhibition is of oil paintings by Mel Delija andis themed, “Change of Seasons”. If you have not yet seen All meetings start at 7:30pmthis exhibit - you should. It is wonderfully rich and colourful. in The Arthur Smith RoomIt will hang until Oct 24th. Beginning on Oct 31, Fatima Join usPradhan’s paintings will be on exhibit. Her theme: “Art has for lively conversation, refreshments and wine,Transformative Power” is sure to be moving. or your own choice of beverage.During Advent, Urs Kehl will exhibit his paintings. Urs is For information, call Anne Kear: 416-924-3940a full-time volunteer with ATD Fourth World Charity, 14 / HERALD
  15. 15. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK FALL 2011A visit with Mary Rowat PARISH REGISTER Baptism Kelly Kimberly Feather Abigail Grace Hammond Aurelia Angela Dresca Allegra Diana Kathleen Bell Zahra Elizabeth Edith Christopher Marriage Shani Leigh Morgan & Michel Dessource LazareFrom left to right: Josina Zylstra, Betty Van Wyck, M.J. Jennifer Lynn Atkinson & Justin Paul CiuffredaRosenthall, Jill Buckworth, Mary Rowat, Pat Anderson, Emily Elizabeth Anderson & Ioan Petru Taranuand Lynn Lovekin. Elizabeth Van Wyck took the picture. Amanda Marie Garnett & Jeffrey Kenneth Whatley In MemoriamLAST DECEMBER, one of our ACW members, Mary Suzanne Marguerite Seton CameronRowat, moved to a beautiful new retirement home, in Maitland Arthur (Peter) TurnerPeterborough where she has settled comfortably into a Frances Mary Elizabeth Butlerbright, roomy “garden apartment”.On Saturday, September 10, seven of us drove up to visither, and took her out for lunch at the charming tea-room,The Magic Rolling Pin. Mary was so thrilled to see us all,and catch up on all the latest news from CCDP. She reallymisses us all so much. HERALD Deadline for the next HERALD is November 2We all had such a good time and and visited with her for4 1/2 hours! The time flew by. DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA for an article? Perhaps a feature on an unsung hero in the parish? A special memory?This is a reminder to visit or call those church members An historical fact? Please speak to one of the clergy orwho have moved away, as it is greatly appreciated. to the Editor.Jill Buckworth 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.caIsn’t it we need to know about an event for Church 2-3weeks before the day so we can include it in our agenda Feel like being more involved? Don’t have much time, butbut, we can adjust it for other events in the last minute? 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. 15 / HERALD
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