A Safe Place Woodbine Heights Baptist Church

A Safe Place
1171 Woodbine Avenue (map)
Toronto ON M4C 4E1
Pastor: 416-467-1462
General inquiries: 647-547-0936
woodbineheights@gmail.com


Our Mission:

To celebrate, proclaim and reflect Christ's Love

To live in our community and welcome its diversity

To worship as a people set free by God's Grace
 
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Gatherings:

Sunday service and children's church at 11:00 a.m. - Sundays July and August 10:00 a.m.

Weekly and Monthly
• Mid-week book groups, 2 times a year

• Playgroup Drop-in on Friday mornings
• Groups for children
• Educational forums


Throughout the Year
International Dinner
and Variety Show
• Christmas Concert
• Gardening Day
• Picnic for Children's Church
• Welcome Back Barbecue
• Fundraising Dinners and Annual Auction
• Drama Camp in August, Drama Club twice yearly
 
Welcome to
Woodbine Heights Baptist Church!


We are pleased that you have found Woodbine Heights Baptist Church (WHBC) on the world wide web.  We'd be even more pleased to greet you in person as we gather for worship, study, service and camaraderie at the corner of Woodbine and Sammon in East York. Our congregation takes seriously the call of God through Jesus to be present with and for our community. Our facility is constantly filled with activity, whether it be WHBC events or community group activities. Some of the activities include a Friday morning PlayGroup, Sparks, Brownies and Beaver Scouts, and an ongoing partnership with L'Arche Toronto.  Our Arts emphasis is sparking creative expression in the neighbourhood as well.

We are a congregation more interested in struggling honestly with the questions of life than dictating easy answers. We take the scriptures seriously without reading them literally, and value God's creation and our human lives and relationships as ways of experiencing God's presence in the world.  Among our small gathering are people from a variety of religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. We seek to be a people of inclusion and embrace, welcoming all persons who wish to be part of a community seeking and practicing faith in life.

Please join us on Sunday mornings at 11 o'clock for a time of reflective worship. Or if you prefer to connect individually with the pastor, give us a call at 416-467-1462. You can also email further inquiries to
woodbineheights@gmail.com.

We hope to engage with you soon.


Sincerely,
bob paterson-watt, pastor



 

Coming Up ...

INTERNATIONAL DINNER Our annual feast for the taste buds and the funny bone is on Saturday February 29th at 6pm.  Bring a favourite dish or two of food you love from a part of the world you love, with plenty to share.  Enjoy a plateful of savoury treats, some sweet ones too, and then sit back to enjoy some singing, dancing, poetry, story-telling.  You never know what sort of mix of entertainment you'll find, but it is always enjoyable, and good to be together.  So... Come and see!


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Summer Drama Day Camp for Youth   7th Annual Summer Drama Day Camp is scheduled for Monday August 17 through Friday August 21. Ages 8 - 13. $175 for the week; register (with payment) by July 3rd for $165. 20% family discount.  9am - 3pm. Intensive Professional Theatre instruction, with a Friday evening demonstration showcase for family, friends and neighbours.  woodbineheights@gmail.com for more info.
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Good Friday Worship-- We join with L'Arche Toronto on April 10th for Good Friday Worship at The Gathering Place,  (186 Floyd Avenue, one block north of Mortimer, just east of Pape)..  Refreshments and quiet conversation at 9:30 a.m., with the service taking place at 10am.  Be part of this significant experience in our lives of faith.  

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ARTSFEST 2020 -- Reserve Friday evening May 1, Saturday May 2, and Sunday May 3 on your calendar. The 6ixth annual Woodbine Heights ArtsFest is coming. Woodbine Heights Drama Club performs on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. Visual Arts Exhibition through the day on Saturday and then again on Sunday morning. The Jazz quartet 'Heillig Manoeuver' performs a concert on Saturday night. 

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Pre-Schoolers' Drop-in The Play Group drops in on Fridays now, still in the morning from 9 - 11. Caregivers and their pre-schoolers are welcome to come for a time of free play and interaction.  Riding toys abound, snacks and beverages find their way here most weeks, and there is always good company. woodbineheights@gmail.com for details.