There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn about all of our upcoming programming!
Sunday, June 20
Pentecost 4 Sunday
Tuesday, June 22
Literary Society discussion of "Bomb Girls" by Barbara Dickson, 7:30pm via ZOOM
Sunday, June 27
Pentecost 5 Sunday
July 5 - July 9
CYOB (Camp in Your Own Box) - Virtual camp for kids ages 4-12
Sunday, July 4
Dr. Harris & Rev. Rebecca
Sunday, July 11
Dr. Harris & Rev. Rebecca
Sunday, July 18
Sunday, July 25
Tuesday, July 27
Literary Society discussion of "The Paris Librarian" by Mark Pryor, 7:30pm via ZOOM (stay tuned for details)
Rev. Carol Loudon
Rev. Deb Stanbury
Rev. Carol Loudon
Tuesday, August 31
Literary Society discussion of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon, 7:30pm via ZOOM (stay tuned for details)
The Second World War was a mechanized, total war. What happened on the front line depended on the home front. World economies were mobilized on both sides to produce the equipment, ammunition, and supplies needed for victory. Canada’s war production was critical to the Allied triumph in 1945. By war’s end, the nation was fourth in war production (after the United States, the Soviet Union, and the United Kingdom), supplying not only Canadian forces but Allied forces overseas.
As part of this massive effort, General Engineering Company (Canada) Limited built and operated a massive fuse-filling plant in Scarborough, Ontario. Without reliable fuses, Allied munitions would have been useless on the battlefield. Bomb girls — women war workers — were essential to the fuse-filling effort. Not only were they available as a source of labour (with many able-bodied men overseas or involved in other important war work), but they had the right skill set to succeed in the job. These women (who at one point made up 95 percent of the plant’s workforce) worked and lived under tremendous pressure to provide for their families and help win the war. This is the story of the bomb girls of Scarboro, the largest fuse-filling munitions factory in Canada.
Join us on Tuesday, June 22, 7:30pm as we discuss the book, the incredible mobilization and efforts, as well as the reality and justification of the war. Could we imagine such mobilization today? Is mass vaccination a parallel of sorts?
Last summer we took our day camp programme—CYOB—and rejigged it so that we could run it online due to Covid-19. We even renamed it Camp in Your Own Box (instead of Backyard), thinking it would be a temporary shift. Unfortunately, we are still in a place where we cannot guarantee the safety of children and staff at an in-person programme. But fortunately we now have lots of experience with running great camp programming for kids online!
This year, CYOBox will run from Monday, July 5 - Friday, July 9. Our theme is Lovingkindness. The camp is geared to children in grades K-6.
Here's how it will work:
Armour Heights will prepare camp-related activities for a week and those activities, their required supplies, and full instructions will be placed in a Camp Box.
Participants will come collect their Camp Box from Armour Heights Church on Saturday, July 3 between 10:00am and 11:00am.
Each day of the programme, Rev. Rebecca and Vanessa will meet campers online via Zoom to start each day together in community with "Morning Has Broken" at 9:00am. We will also close our day together at 3:00pm with "Campfire" where we will sing and reflect on what we did and what we learned throughout the day.
In between our morning and afternoon gatherings, there will be other activities in the Camp Box for campers to do either independently or with their families or caregivers. This will include crafts, nature-based activities, movement, creative writing, science, and other such activities.
We understand that each individual family's scheduling, access to devices, desire to sit in front of a screen, and general daily needs are varied and could change from day to day. This being the case, participation in CYOBox will not require that campers participate in all online portions of the programme. We would love to have all our campers present each day, but we are aware that this may not be possible in all situations. Please attend what you can, when you can.
We want to ensure that CYOBox is available to all campers, so the cost to participate is by donation. Please give only whatever amount is reasonable for your family at this time.
To register for CYOBox, click here to get to our online form. Registration must be completed by Sunday, June 27, 2021. You will receive an email before camp begins with more detailed information about where and when to come collect your Camp Box, how to donate, as well as a link to our Zoom gatherings.
We invite you to share this with other friends and families who may want to participate.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Rev. Rebecca Jess of Armour Heights Church at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to seeing you at camp!
What do you believe? What do Christians of various sorts believe? Is there a minimum of beliefs you should hold to legitimately call yourself a Christian? How are your beliefs connected to your life-experiences? Where have such beliefs come from and how is the bible used to establish and legitimate them? Are there different ways to think about God and Christ and the Spirit? What about “sin” and creation, human purpose and destiny, the bible, truth and justice, heaven, hell, good and evil, life after death and eternity? What about other religions and various kinds of Christianity – Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and various Protestantisms? What has changed over the centuries? What needs to change? What should be discarded altogether?
If any of these questions mean something to you, join us for an 8-week study of “Living Faith” which is the most recent authoritative statement of faith of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. This study is especially for anyone exploring what you believe and what you can honestly believe no matter what faith tradition or denomination you come from. No questions are bad questions.
Our study begins on Wednesday, May 5, 7:30 pm. Click the button below to download a copy of Living Faith which you can download on your device or computer. Hard copies of Living Faith can be picked up from the church. Contact Erin, email@example.com, to arrange a pick-up. Additional study notes will be provided weekly with the zoom link. For any further queries, contact Dr. Harris: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to inform you that Circle of Care is now offering their exercise classes online through ZOOM! Circle of Care provides free exercise and falls prevention classes to older adults living in the community. The Falls Prevention program is led by an Occupational Therapist, and the Group Exercise Classes are led by trained fitness professionals. Classes are designed to help participants increase mobility, relieve pain and reduce the risk of falls by building strength and improving balance. Classes are funded by the Central Local Health Integration Network (CLIN), and are offered to eligible participants free of charge.
The classes have received RAVE reviews from our Armour Heights Community and run daily at 10:30AM, Monday to Friday! Each class offers a variety of options to challenge participants of all fitness levels. To view the full schedule and register for classes, click the button below.
If you have any other questions, please contact Erin Stone for details.