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

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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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

• Playgroup Drop-in on Tuesday 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
• Special events


Our Collective Covenant
(affirmed November 2012)

In concert with the Spirit who infuses Creation, is the source of ongoing creativity and who dwelt in and with Jesus of Nazareth, we devote ourselves to a covenant together.

How should we live? What is of greatest importance? The Prophet Micah said, “Do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with your God.” Jesus told us and embodies this: Love God with all your being and love your neighbour as yourself.

We embrace the privilege and responsibility of following Jesus and living into His words. We do so together, called to be the church, a gathered community of faith animating the life of the Spirit, bearing good fruit: qualities of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control.

We will call out these best qualities of Spirit by gathering regularly for worship, service, study, reflection and friendship. We will provoke one another to love and good deeds, encouraging each other in faith, supporting each other through joy and sorrow, labouring to bear the gift of life for and with each other, the wider community and the world.

We will live responsibly upon the earth, caring for all Creation as God's gift to be tended and shared, not a right to be exploited and abused.

We will give generously, even sacrificially of our resources: material, spiritual, social, relational and financial, to support the ministry and mission of this congregation, chief of which is communicating—by word and deed—love, dignity and hope to all people, regardless of any economic, religious, ethnic, gender, sexual or other human distinctions.

We will also, with humility, constantly welcome all who would join us in our shared life and ministry, including those broken in body, mind or spirit. As God in Christ loves and affirms us, so we love and affirm all who bear and share God's image.

We dare to embrace these words and make them real in our midst. This is our prayer. This is our covenant.

Biblical References: Micah 6:8; Hebrews 10:24; Galatians 5:22,23; Mark 12:28-29


Coming Up ...

Pre-Schoolers' Drop-in Starting Next week, the Play Group drops in on Fridays instead of Tuesdays, 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.  Friday March 2nd is the first changed day/date.


Drama Club Spring 2018   Another dramatic adventure awaits us in 2018.  ArtsFest dates are set for April 28 and 29.  It will feature a visual arts exhibition and a variety of artistic performance, including the Woodbine Heights Drama Club.  Email woodbineheights@gmail.com for details.


International Dinner Our annual feast for the taste buds and the funny bone is on Saturday March 3rd 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!


Good Friday Worship-- We join with L'Arche Toronto on March 30th for Good Friday Worship at The Gathering Place, 186 Floyd Avenue.  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.