Calendar of Events


May 2017


Mon May 1, 7:15 p.m. – Youth Forum with Rev. Drew – Every second Monday, take part in a free-form get-together with the rector. Ask Drew anything … about family, school, society, relationships, life … whatever is on your mind. Bonus: Come early at 5 p.m. for a soup supper that you help make.

Sun May 7, 3:00 p.m. – MusicFest 2017: Around the World in 80 Minutes – Join us for a magical musical trip around the world, with songs performed by our handbell and handchime ringers, the choir and organ, and the band. There even are opportunities for you, the audience, to join in. Tickets are $15 per adult and $5 per child, available on Sunday mornings in the foyer, or from the church office at 416-225-6611.

Tue May 9, 6:30 p.m. – Men’s Supper Club – Gentlemen, you’re invited to an evening of food for the body and food for the soul. Gather at 6:30, dinner at 7:00, discussion at 7:30. This month we are looking at chapter 1 of the book The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel (on which the movie is based).

Thu May 11, 7:30 p.m. – Lychgate Meeting – The women of the Lychgate Group meet in the Garnsworthy room. Take time for an evening for socializing and for conversation around a theme topic.

Mon May 15, 7:15 p.m. – Youth Forum with Rev. Drew – Every second Monday, take part in a free-form get-together with the rector. Ask Drew anything … about family, school, relationships, life, love … whatever is on your mind.

Sun May 28, 11:30 a.m. – Special Vestry Meeting – Following The Open Door, all parishioners are asked to attend a brief Vestry Meeting to discuss a matter of compliance with Canon Law (laws of the Anglican church) as regards to the rectory (the house provided by the church for the rector to live in).

Sun May 28, 4:00 p.m. – Contemplative Fire Monthly Gathering – At St. Leonard’s Church, 25 Wanless Av. Experience a creative, contemplative communion service. This Sunday, stay for a potluck supper following the service. All are welcome. Visit www.contemplativefire.ca for info.

Mon May 29, 7:15 p.m. – Youth Forum with Rev. Drew – Every second Monday, take part in a free-form get-together with the rector. Ask Drew anything … about family, school, relationships, life, love … whatever is on your mind.

Wed May 31, 8:30 a.m. – Barnabas Breakfast – Until 11 a.m. A warm breakfast, spiritual comfort, and fellowship. Volunteers are always welcome – please contact the church office at 416-225-6611.

Wed May 31, 7 to 9 p.m. – Parenting Course at YLFChanged Start date! – Every Wednesday until June 21, a four-session course inspired by Barbara Coloroso’s best-selling book, Kids Are Worth It. Taking place at YLF, 25 Wanless Ave, Toronto. More details are here. To register, please call 416-225-6611 or use the contact us form at ylfellowship.com. Fee of $25.


June 2017


Sun June 4, 11:30 a.m. – Outreach Barbecue – Following the Open Door, the SJYM Outreach team is hosting a fundraising barbecue on the patio. As we start to ease into summer, join us on the patio for burgers, hot dogs, and cold treats.

Mon June 12, 7:15 p.m. – Youth Forum with Rev. Drew – Every second Monday, take part in a free-form get-together with the rector. Ask Drew anything … about family, school, society, relationships, life … whatever is on your mind.

Thu June 8, 6 p.m. – Lychgate Meeting and Party – The women of the Lychgate Group gather for a potluck supper and party before taking a break for the summer. Spouses and significant others are welcome.

Tue June 13, 6:30 p.m. – Men’s Supper Club – Gentlemen, you’re invited to an evening of food for the body and food for the soul. At the last get-together before breaking for the summer, we take time to reflect on what we’ve done and where we might go in the fall.

Thu June 22, 7:00 p.m. – Strawberry Social at St. Leonard’s Church – Parishioners of St. John’s, you’re invited join us at a Strawberry Social hosted by St. Leonard’s Church. The Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada is performing. Tickets are $20 per adult and $10 per child.

Sun June 25, 4:00 p.m. – Contemplative Fire Monthly Gathering – At St. Leonard’s Church, 25 Wanless Av. Experience a creative, contemplative communion service. With stillness and spaciousness we explore themes to help us know God more deeply. All are welcome. Visit www.contemplativefire.ca for info.

Mon June 26, 7:15 p.m. – Youth Forum with Rev. Drew – Every second Monday, take part in a free-form get-together with the rector. Ask Drew anything … about family, school, relationships, life, love … whatever is on your mind.

Wed June 28, 8:30 a.m. – Barnabas Breakfast – Until 11 a.m. A warm breakfast, spiritual comfort, and fellowship. Volunteers are always welcome – please contact the church office at 416-225-6611.


Every Sunday


9:00 a.m. – The Sacred Table – A reverential service with traditional music, texts, prayers and a brief reflection, all centred on the Holy Eucharist.

10:00 a.m. – Intermission – A social time to meet with friends old and new, to have some refreshments, and to share news and views.

10:30 a.m. – The Open Door – A modern service focused on spirited engagement with the Word. There’s preaching that goes deep on topics that matter. Prayer is pastoral and inclusive; the music is contemporary and invites participation. There is a program for children ages 3 to 12, and a nursery room for parents with very young children.

11:30 a.m. – The Forum – Bring coffee. Bring questions. This is a free-form time with the pastor to discuss whatever is on your mind.


Past events are in our calendar archive.

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