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 study, reflection
• Joyful Heights rehearsal
• Good Food Box
• Parents of Preschoolers
• Groups for children
• Daily Bread Food Bank
• Educational forums
• Parish Nurse Clinic
Throughout the Year
• International Dinner
and Variety Show
• Christmas Concert
• Healing, meditation services
• 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 neighbourhood Food Bank, a Pastoral Counselling Education Group, Brownies, and a weekly Friday drop-in and hot lunch.
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 or parish nurse give us a call at 416-467-8987. You can also email further inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to engage with you soon.
bob paterson-watt, pastor
Coming Up ...
Charter For Compassion Individuals, religious and secular communities/organizations and cities around the world are signing on to the Charter for Compassion, a movement growing out of the heart and imagination of Karen Armstrong with the help of TED talks. You as an individual can be part of the movement in an official way by signing the Charter. Take some time, have a look, make a commitment and live compassionately in the world.
Christmas Carol Sing An evening of candle-lit Christmas music takes place on Sunday December 22nd, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Come to sing some favourite and familiar carols, to hear some choral Christmas songs, and share in the season of light and hope.
Soup'n'bread Our monthly Soup'n'Bread lunch is a great way to continue our time together on Sunday. On December 1st, we gather for the First Sunday in Advent, a time of waiting, anticipation and preparation for Christmas. Gather for worship at 11, which includes communion, and stay for lunch. See you here, then.
Look up, way up! On the south side of our church roof, Down to Earth Solar has installed a shiny and lively Solar Array, now generating electricity flowing into the local neighbourhood grid (see picture here). Visit their website for more information about how you can do the same.
Community Dinner Our once-a-month evening meals on the THIRD THURSDAY of the month filled the neighbourhood with savoury aroma, flavour and relationships. Join us on Thursday December 19th for our next feast of the season. Doors open at 5:55, the meal begins at 6:00 p.m. Gather with neighbours for a time of hearty, healthy food and interaction.