Calendar of Events


January 2018


Tue Jan 2, 9:30 a.m. – Church office re-opens – Regular office hours start following the Christmas break.

Sun Jan 7, 10:30 a.m. – Children’s Ministry resumes – The regular Children’s Ministry program resumes this Sunday. Welcome back!

Tue Jan 9, 6:30 p.m. – Men’s Supper Club – Gentlemen, you’re invited to an evening of food for the body and the soul. This month’s topic: How to be a Christian man in a post-Harvey Weinstein world. Gather at 6:30, dinner at 7:00, discussion at 7:30.

Thur Jan 11, 7:00 p.m. – Lychgate Group Monthly Meeting – The Lychgate Women’s Group gathers for an evening of socializing, nibbles, and a presentation or discussion on a current topic.

Mon Jan 15, 5:00 p.m. – Youth Night at SJYM – Welcome back to the first weekly Youth Night of 2018 – An evening of food, fellowship, fun and, sometimes, frank talk. At 5:00 p.m., meet in the Garnsworthy Room for a soup supper that you help make. At 7:00 p.m. gather for a free-form evening in the Youth Lounge.

Fri Jan 26, 6:00 p.m. – A Night Out with God and the Girls – Welcome back after Christmas break! This month we meet at St John’s to socialize over some nibbles, then listen to a selected podcast and discuss. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to Laura at lpeetoom@sjym.ca or 416-225-6611.

Fri Jan 26, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. – Is there Meaning to Life? – On screen live from U of T Convocation Hall: a provocative discussion between three scholars as they offer their insights into this timeless question. Click here more more info. Afterward: a time for discussion over refreshments.

Sun Jan 28, 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 to help us know God more deeply. This month’s theme: Love Builds – Knowledge Puffs Up. All are welcome. Visit www.contemplativefire.ca for info.

Wed Jan 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.


February 2018


Mon Feb 5, 5:00 p.m. – Youth Night at SJYMEvery Monday – An evening of food, fellowship, fun and, sometimes, frank talk. At 5:00 p.m., meet in the Garnsworthy Room for a soup supper that you help make. At 7:00 p.m. gather for a free-form evening in the Youth Lounge.

Thur Feb 8, 7:00 p.m. – Lychgate Group Monthly Meeting – The Lychgate Women’s Group gathers for an evening of socializing, nibbles, and a presentation or discussion on a current topic.

Tue Feb 13, 6:30 p.m. – Men’s Supper ClubPostponed to March – The Men’s Supper Club will not meet in February. Instead, you’re invited to the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on the same evening.

Tue Feb 13, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Shrove Tuesday Pancake SupperAt St. Leonard’s Church – Celebrate the tradition of Mardi Gras with a fun and filling pancake supper. Hosted every year at St. Leonard’s by the Boy Scouts, this year we’re expanding to include St. John’s and Yonge Lawrence Fellowship. All parishioners are invited – and invited to bring friends and neighbours.

Wed Feb 14 – Ash Wednesday Services – Simple spoken-word services to mark the beginning of Lent, including the imposition of ashes (marking of the cross on the forehead). Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, a time for fasting, reflection and repentance.

  • 7:30 a.m. at St. John’s York Mills Church
  • 12:15 p.m. at St. Leonard’s Church
  • 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s York Mills Church

Fri Feb 23, 7:00 p.m. – A Night Out with God and the Girls – Location to be announced. It’s time to socialize, enjoy some refreshments (liquid and solid), and discuss a good book. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to Laura at lpeetoom@sjym.ca or 416-225-6611.

Sun Feb 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.

Wed Feb 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.


Mark Your Calendar


Fri Mar 2 – World Day of Prayer – This year, St. John’s is hosting a World Day of Prayer service. This global ecumenical movement led by Christian women invite you to join in prayer and action for peace and justice. Learn more about World Day of Prayer here.

Sun Mar 25 to Sat Mar 31 – Holy Week – The days leading to Jesus’s crucifixion, including Palm Sunday (Mar 25), Maundy Thursday (Mar 29), and Good Friday (Mar 30).

Sun Apr 1 – Easter – The highest day of the Christian year, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus.


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. – Coffee and Conversation – 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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