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
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
• Joyful Heights rehearsal
• Parents of Preschoolers
• 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
• Special events
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 Pastoral Counselling Education Group, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to engage with you soon.
bob paterson-watt, pastor
Coming Up ...
International Dinner Our annual feast for the taste buds and the funny bone is on Saturday March 4th 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!
Pre-Schoolers' Drop-in Each Tuesday 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 her most weeks, and there is always good company. See you here.
Drama Club Winter/Spring 2017 Dramatic Arts give us a way to tell our own stories and the Big Story, and to foster relationships with each other and the Sacred. Watch for an announcement about the next Drama Club opportunity coming soon to our neighbourhood. It will be another inter-generational experience full of fun, learning, connection and story-telling. Arts Fest 2017 (May 13/14) will be our platform for performance. Join us!