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Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 until Dec. 31, 2020
This Week at Fairlawn
Our building is closed, but we’re active online. Click here for this week’s Greetings! calendar.
On Now: Grief & Gratitude Project
Healing happens when we name our grief and gratitude. So, we have launched our fall Grief & Gratitude project to provide opportunities for our congregation and neighbourhood to share their emotions. Naming publicly highlights our commonalities and provides witness, encourages insight, and helps us heal. Please click here to see how you can participate in our tree tag project – either in person or online – or join our online Grief & Gratitude workshops on Mondays, from Oct. 26 to Nov. 16, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to contribute their tags, from near or far, to our tree project and register for any of our free workshops.
Buy Before Saturday, Oct. 17: Scugog Craft Shack $5.00 Fall Fest
Help make Christmas a little more cheerful for the Scugog families. Our Scugog Craft Shack items include favourites such as greeting cards and handcrafted soap, recyclable grocery bags and delicious baked goods and preserves. Place your order online before October 17 at fairlawnchurch.ca/scugog. COVID-safe pickup is on Saturday, October 24, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
First Deadline – Saturday, Oct. 17: Support Fairlawn While Gift Card Shopping
The holiday season is coming and you have two chances to buy gift cards for your family and friends. You can place orders by:
Wednesday, October 21: Mid-week Prayer
Join us on Zoom on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m., for a weekly time to check in, share experiences, and offer some prayers.
Wednesdays: Christian Meditation
Meet Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. If you have not participated before, but would like to, please email Patrick Sullivan, who moderates it, at before the meeting to get the Zoom login. He can add you his email list to send the required login information.
Refugee Sponsorship News and Opportunity
We are getting ready to welcome a refugee to Toronto! Through the Rainbow Railroad organization, which helps LGBT+ people around the world find safety, Fairlawn has been matched with a single man from Central Africa. Fairlawn’s Team 4 needs another volunteer who is willing to look for accommodation for the newcomer. Please note that the timeline is uncertain, especially with COVID, so we really aren’t sure when he will get here. Contact to discuss this opportunity.
Fairlawn is compiling a book of remembrance to honour all the members and their family who have died since we closed the church building on March 14 for the pandemic or those who may pass before we reopen for services. We’d like to include a photograph and obituary or other short description of the person’s life. The departed do not have to have been members. We are reaching out to those who have lost loved ones to share additional information about the project. If you’d like to contribute, email .
Supporting Food Security.
With many food sources closed, the homeless rely more heavily on shelters for food. Some food stores are helping. One is the Dave Young Fresh Fruit store near Eglinton and Avenue Road, which provides $500 worth of fresh produce to Nameres, an Indigenous men’s shelter on Vaughan Road. We need drivers to deliver the food to shelters. If you can volunteer as a driver, please contact Donna Lang at to discuss arrangements.
Food Donations Welcome
A Little Free Pantry resides at Eglinton St. George United on the duplex side of the property. The premise behind the pantry is: give what you can, take what you need. Community and congregation involvement are encouraged. Please contact Connie Roden at .
SAVE THE DATE
October 26: The Broadview Discussion Group
The October issue has very interesting articles on the Crisis in Creation, Rethinking the Police, and Raising Better Boys, as well as excellent interviews with Nora Sanders, Katharine Ragsdale, and Brianne Selman. Be sure to join us on Zoom Monday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. Watch for login details as we get closer.
November 18: Join Fred Victor Online Street Eats
This year, Fred Victor/CRC’s annual Street Eats Fest will have a dinner party feel as it takes place in the homes of event hosts and supporters across Toronto. Attendees are encouraged to get together with people in their bubble and enjoy a fun dinner with meal kits and recipes from amazing local chefs. Find more information and tickets at https://streeteats2020.ca/.
November 30: Advent by Candlelight
We will be holding this year’s virtual Advent by Candlelight on Monday, November 30, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. It will be a different service for a different time, but it will retain its reflective and meaningful opportunity for women of Fairlawn and the neighbourhood to gather and take a deep breath at the beginning of the Christmas season. Details will follow in early November.
December 2: Fairlawn’s First Online Talent Show
It will be held on Zoom Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Watch for details on how you can participate.
Fairlawn Avenue United Church
Sunday Oct 4, 12:00 am
Monday Oct 5, 12:00 am
Tuesday Oct 6, 12:00 am
Thursday Oct 8, 12:00 am
Friday Oct 9, 12:00 am
Saturday Oct 24, 1:00 pm