Caring for the Caregiver
& Holistic Support for Family Caregivers
Sunday, April 22, 2018, after the 11am service
Speaker: Vivian Chan,
a registered marriage and family therapist
Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30 pm.
This yearís SPRINGFEST
will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at
the Dragon Legend
Buffet Restaurant, 25 Lanark Road
(Woodbine & Hwy 7) Markham,
beginning at 11:30 am for a great lunch!
Tickets will be available for sale next
week. Please invite family and friends to
an afternoon of fun & good food.
Adults: $30, Children ages 5-12: $15
This includes unlimited food, soft drink,
coffee, Chinese tea, tax and tips.
for the Caregiver
Sunday, April 22,
2018 Caring for the Caregiver:
Stress Management and Holistic Support for
Family Caregivers. Caring for ill family
members at home is very stressful. Make
sure you donít miss this special
presentation by Vivian Chan, Registered
Marriage & Family Therapist at 12:15
Family Caregiver Show
Friday, May 4,
2018 at 10 am to 4 pm.
The Fifth Annual Family Caregiver Show at
Ontario Science Centre.
Admission is FREE. Parking is $5.
This is a chance to get information on
many resources and to network with others
dealing with caregiving situations.
See the Parish Nursing bulletin board for
Lecture Series on Dementia
Friday, May 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2018 at 2
This is a Four-Part Lecture Series on
Dementia, presented by Rhonda Feldman, a
leading researcher from Baycrest
at the Don Mills Library, 888 Lawrence
Ave. East, Don Mills.
Admission is FREE. Registration in person
or by phone 416-395-5710.
See the Parish Nursing bulletin board for
Memorial Chiropractic College
Award April 5,
Black, Parish Nurse,
attended an awards
ceremony at the Canadian
College which provides
Clinic Interns (4th year
students) to lead the
SWIFT Seniorsí 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
Congratulations to all our
leaders and class members
for making this happen and
thanks to CMCC for the
New Members Saturday,
new members to
Iona's Irish Night Saturday,
Black History Month Celebration
"I'm On My Way to Freedom Land" Sunday,
Re-Dedication of our Congregational
Pulpit Bible Sunday,
February 4, 2018
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
congregationís 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.
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 Godís 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 Godís
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 Godís
revelation of himself as God of truth
and love, and Godís 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
Godís 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
Godís 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
ďYou have been born anew, not of
perishable but of imperishable seed,
through the living and enduring word
of God. For ĎAll 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.í That word is the good news that
was announced to you.Ē
And with those words I re-dedicate
this Bible, in loving memory of Godís
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"
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:
Tri-Church Fair June
3, 2017 pictures
by Phil Sharp
Iona's Irish Supper
Friday, March 17, 2017
Welcoming of New Members
Leger & Christine Ramdeen
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Welcoming of New Elders
Bourque & Christine Ramdeen
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Iona Christmas Dinner Friday, December 2, 2016
Baptism of James Thomas Arnsdorf
son of Laura & Dave
Arnsdorf, and grandson of Gloria Cuthbertson
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Welcoming of New Members
Rita Hiorth, Melissa Reid,
Gregory Reid and Jack White Harvest Sunday, October 9,
"Welcome Back" Seniors Luncheon Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Day Luncheon Wednesday, May 4, 2016
McCabe, Cindy Burton and Elaine McDonald hosted
a surprise Mother's Day luncheon for their
mother Rita Hiorth and the Tri-Congregation
to Gregory Reid
Congratulations to Gregory, Rev Robert and
Melissa Reid's son, on graduating with his
BMQ. Gregory is currently doing a co-op term
with the Canadian Armed Forces with a view to
possibly joining the army in a couple of
years. He has just completed his 6-week
training course for Basic Military
Qualifications, which is a basic requirement
in all three branches of the Canadian Armed
Forces: Army, Navy, & Air Force. Later he
will be doing a shorter course with specific
preparation for the Army.
Your Iona Church family is very
proud of you, Gregory!
Congratulations to Michelle Williams
member, Michelle Williams, qualified at the
recent Olympic Trials
as a member of the Canadian Team for the
2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.
She will compete in the 50 Freestyle and
4x100 Freestyle Relay.
Michelle, your Iona Church family is SO proud of
you and we recognize all the work you have put
into achieving this goal. We wish you and the
team all the best in Rio.
with her parents, William and Emsie, and fiance
Parish Nurse Joins the
Tri-Congregational Parish Nursing Ministry
Margaret Black (right), who began the
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
In addition she has a post-graduate
certificate in Mental Health Nursing
from the Canadian Nursesí Association. Maureen
has 3 years
experience as a parish nurse at both an
Anglican and a
Presbyterian church in Toronto, so clearly God
her well for the Tri-Congregational Churches!
Maureen, who have complementary areas of
will be sharing the Parish Nursing pastoral
provide the best care for all clients.
As well as volunteering with the
Nursing Ministry, Maureen works full time as a
nurse contracted through the Community Care
She is also married with two teenage children.
She and her
family have recently moved into our
We are blessed indeed to have her
on our team.
Please welcome her in true Tri-Congregational
Christmas Eve Service - December
harvest table on Thanksgiving Sunday,
October 11, 2015
and induction of Rev Robert Reid, as new minister of the Iona
Presbyterian congregation, on Sunday, August 30, 2015
Dr. Pamela McCarroll, Rev. Neil Ellis, Rev.
Robert Reid and Rev. Anita Van Nest
"thank you" to Rev. Dr. Emily Bisset, on August 30, 2015, for having faithfully
guided the Iona congregation,
as interim moderator, through a successful
of finding a new minister.
to Rev. Marie Goodyear
Sunday, July 26, 2015
We said farewell to
Marie Goodyear, who served as pulpit
supply 21 times over the past year in our
search for a new minister. We shared this
time of fellowship where we presented her
with an engraved picture from the Iona
Iona Strawberry Social
Saturday, June 13, 2015
2015 Iona Crepe & Waffle
Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015
2014 Christmas Hamper Team
The group of people who helped
with the 2014 Christmas Hampers which
they packed and delivered on December 22,
2014. They packed 28 food
hampers and gave gifts to 48 children.
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
Some members from the skit
"Sherlock Holmes and the true meaning
of Christmas "
The attending congregation.
The Trinity Mandarin and St.
Christophers Anglican youth group.
Rev. Jim Biggs Recently
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).
Tri-church Seniors Group Luncheon Thursday,
June 25, 2014
Voices at Iona Wednesday,
May 14, 2014
submitted by Bob Williams
Irish Night Tuesday,
March 18, 2014
with Robert Graham at the piano
submitted by Robert Williams