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Tri-Congregational Churches 

1080 Finch Avenue East
North York, Toronto
Ontario, Canada
M2J 2X2 


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Office Hours
Tuesday to Friday 
9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Phone
416 494 2442

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Tri-Church Announcements


“Thank you” to everyone who came out to support the
4 Church Choral Concert this past Sunday. 
We hope you enjoyed the evening of music and
fellowship.  Through your generosity we raised $190.25
to go to the Tri-Church Benevolent Fund
in support of the less fortunate in our community.

Christmas Hampers

The “Angel Tree” is up, and gifts for the children
should be returned by Sunday, December 16th.  
The Christmas Hampers are going to be delivered
on Saturday, December 22nd. 
You are invited to help with packing and
the distribution of the gifts on that day.
 


St Cyprian’s Announcements


Christmas Hampers
The “Angel Tree” is up, and gifts for the children should be returned
by Sunday, December 16th.  
The Christmas Hampers are going to be delivered on
Saturday, December 22nd. 
You are invited to help with packing
and the distribution of the gifts on that day.

Canadian Church Calendars for 2019
On sale now from Lyn Lowry - $5 each


Upcoming
Events at St. Cyprian's

The Candlelight Memorial Service (8th Annual)
will be held on Friday, December 21, 2018 at
7:30 pm
It is an Evensong service, designed for a quiet way of
celebrating Christmas, especially for those who may be
experiencing grief and loss.  Please invite your friends and
relatives to come to remember their loved ones. 

Healing Service
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at both services.

Christmas Services
December 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm   Choral Eucharist
December 25, 2018 at 10:30 am   Holy Eucharist


Iona Announcements

Services During Christmas Week

Sunday Service, December 23, 2018 at 11:00 am 
Christmas-Eve Service, Monday, December 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm  








Special Events

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Regular Events


SWIFT Exercise Classes
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:00 am - for an hour.


Tri-Churches Seniors Group

every Wednesday at 12:15 pm
We have lunch together (please bring your own) and play games and cards.
Tea, coffee and desserts are provided. The cost is 50 cents each week.


Recent Events


2018 Four Choir Choral Concert
The three Tri-Church ministers doing their
Advent Musical Skit
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2018 Ditty Bags
On November 14, many hands were putting more than 100 ditty bags together. 

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Double
Celebration

Sunday, September 16, 2018  
 

We celebrated the recent marriage of Rogerio daSilva and Marytyna Bialas and
secondly, we celebrated with Gregory Reid and Tamara  Evans the birth of their son, Hunter.


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Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Award
April 5, 2018

Margaret Black, Parish Nurse, attended an awards ceremony at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College which provides Clinic Interns (4th year students) to lead the SWIFT Seniors’ Exercise Classes, The SWIFT Program (3 classes/week) won an award for being a Community Partner with CMCC, providing experience to their students. Margaret also won an award for being the organizer of the program. Congratulations to all our leaders and class members for making this happen and thanks to CMCC for the recognition.

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New Members
Saturday, April 1, 2018
Iona  welcomed Ryan & Mignon Walker, Maureen McNeish, and Renuka Tennakoon,
as new members to our church family.


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Iona's Irish Night

Saturday, March 17, 2018

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Black History Month
Celebration
"I'm On My Way to Freedom Land"

Sunday, February 18, 2018

underground railroad

https://youtu.be/hAEaJZKyH4I

Re-Dedication of our Congregational Pulpit Bible
Sunday, February 4, 2018

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Many of you have become aware that our Pulpit Bible has been absent from our worship for several weeks; and I am sure that you will all be pleased to see that it has returned to us.

Sadly, although it has been loved by our people for so long, like many of us, it had suffered wear and tear through constant use, and was in danger of falling apart. Rather than replace it, Session made the decision to have this piece of our congregation’s heritage repaired and restored to its original state. We agreed that the cost of this restoration would come out of the bequest left to us by the late Mrs. Isobel Bunting.
This Bible was originally presented to our congregation many years ago as the result of a bequest by the late Mrs. Agnes Kent, a faithful member of Iona.

And so we have treasured this lovely pulpit Bible as a beautiful gift given in her memory, and as a part of our heritage. Not only is it beautifully constructed (and is now faithfully restored to its original condition), but its size allows for print large enough to make God’s word accessible to everyone. In addition, it is an example of the New Revised Standard Version, the translation preferred by the Presbyterian Church in Canada due to its faithfulness to the understanding of the original texts, and its gender-inclusive language which reinforces the truth that God’s call is equally to all people.

But more than this, as members of the Presbyterian Church, we are also part of the Reformed tradition of the Christian faith. Central to our faith is the belief in the necessity to remain faithful to the word of God as given to us in holy scripture. The Bible represents for us God’s revelation of himself as God of truth and love, and God’s promises of salvation from our enslavement to sin through the death on the cross of Jesus Christ, the new, eternal life that comes to us through his resurrection, and our transformation into the holy people of God through the power of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is very important to us. It is God’s living word that remains as vital and relevant for the world today as was when it was written. And we believe that it will continue to be God’s unfolding plan for his creation for all of our tomorrows. 

Let me share with you the words of scripture from 1 Peter that were inscribed on the first page of this Bible for its original dedication  for use by this congregation:

“You have been born anew, not of perishable but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God. For ‘All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord endures forever.’
That word is the good news that was announced to you.”

And with those words I re-dedicate this Bible, in loving memory of God’s faithful servant, Agnes Kent, for the building up of the Iona congregation as disciples of Jesus Christ, and for the glory of God.




Choral Concert "Comfort and Joy"

with choral music from Iona, St. Cyprian's, Trinity Mandarin and St. Christopher's.
Sunday, December 3, 2017


Use the links below to see some of the choral items:

https://youtu.be/ZK33j0m5qOc

https://youtu.be/V4SUNA11EzQ

https://youtu.be/0erHgj_d6fs

https://youtu.be/0WfUEo07YN8

https://youtu.be/kMl73Pjy5Gk
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Award
April 5, 2018

Margaret Black, Parish Nurse, attended an awards ceremony at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College which provides Clinic Interns (4th year students) to lead the SWIFT Seniors’ Exercise Classes, The SWIFT Program (3 classes/week) won an award for being a Community Partner with CMCC, providing experience to their students. Margaret also won an award for being the organizer of the program. Congratulations to all our leaders and class members for making this happen and thanks to CMCC for the recognition.

marg black

award



Choral Concert "Comfort and Joy"

with choral music from Iona, St. Cyprian's, Trinity Mandarin and St. Christopher's.
Sunday, December 3, 2017

Use the links below to see some of the choral items:

https://youtu.be/ZK33j0m5qOc

https://youtu.be/V4SUNA11EzQ

https://youtu.be/0erHgj_d6fs

https://youtu.be/0WfUEo07YN8

https://youtu.be/kMl73Pjy5Gk


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Canada 150 Tri-Church Fair
June 3, 2017
pictures by Phil Sharp


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New Parish Nurse Joins the
Tri-Congregational Parish Nursing Ministry


March 2016

Margaret Black (right), who began the Tri-Congregational
Parish Nursing Ministry in 2001, welcomes our new associate,
Maureen McNeish (left), RN, BScN. Maureen is very well
qualified for this position as she has completed all three levels
of the InterChurch Health Ministries Parish Nursing Program.
In addition she has a post-graduate certificate in Mental Health Nursing
from the Canadian Nurses’ Association. Maureen has 3 years
experience as a parish nurse at both an Anglican and a
Presbyterian church in Toronto, so clearly God has prepared
her well for the Tri-Congregational Churches! Marg and
Maureen, who have complementary areas of expertise,
will be sharing the Parish Nursing pastoral ministry to
provide the best care for all clients.

As well as volunteering with the Tri-Congregational Parish
Nursing Ministry, Maureen works full time as a home care
nurse contracted through the Community Care Access Centre.
She is also married with two teenage children. She and her
family have recently moved into our neighbourhood from
downtown Toronto.

We are blessed indeed to have her on our team.
Please welcome her in true Tri-Congregational Churches fashion.
 
Induction and ordination of Rev. Robert Reid,
new minister of the Iona Presbyterian congregation,
on Sunday, August 30, 2015
 
2015 Iona Strawberry Social
Saturday, June 13, 2015














 
2015 Seniors' Luncheon
Wednesday, June 10, 2015











2015 Iona Irish Night
Tuesday, March 17, 2015



































Christmas Choral Concert
Sunday, December 7, 2014




The 44 voice choir made up from the four churches: Iona Presbyterian,
Trinity Mandarin Presbyterian, St. Cyprian's Anglican, And St. Christophers
Anglican church.




Some members from the skit "Sherlock Holmes and the true meaning
of Christmas"
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The attending congregation.




The Trinity Mandarin and St. Christophers Anglican youth group.


Rev. Jim Biggs Recently Retired


This picture was taken on June 17, 2014 at the final session meeting and
dinner with Rev. Jim Biggs. Included with the session members were
Linda Biggs, as well as Bev McCutcheon, J.P.Smit, from the Presbyterian
national office, who worked with the session prior to the appointment of
Rev. Emily Bisset, our newly appointed interim moderator (bottom right).




2014 Tri-church Seniors Group Luncheon
Thursday, June 25, 2014







Village Voices at Iona
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

pictures submitted by Bob Williams








 

Iona's Irish Night
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
with Robert Graham at the piano


pictures submitted by Robert Williams











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