Events and Announcements

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Coming Events





Sunday, 10:30 a.m.




On September 29th,  we welcome the Rev. Ian Ross-McDonald who will be offering the sermon for Presbyterians Sharing Sunday.

We will be celebrating the Lord's Supper on October 6th on World Communion Sunday.


PWS&D responds to Hurricane Dorian Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas in early September as a powerful category 5 hurricane. Thousands of homes have been destroyed leaving many without shelter. The World Food Programme estimates that tens of thousands of people will require food assistance. The death toll continues to rise.

PWS&D is accepting donations to help with relief and rehabilitation, working with partners at the ACT Alliance. ACT’s regional office in El Salvador is conducting a rapid assessment of the situation in the Bahamas to determine the most pressing humanitarian needs.

Please keep the people affected by Hurricane Dorian in your prayers. You may make a donation through the special PWS&D envelopes or by using your regular envelope clearly marked “Hurricane Dorian”.



Saturday, Nov 2: Merry Market 10 am-2 pm

If you are making any jams or preserves, please consider sharing some jars with the church baking table. Contact Mary Kopman, Merry Market Chair, at, for more information.

Saturday, March 21, 2020 – Leaside PC Book Sale

Please save any books you are planning to get rid of for our book sale. Watch the bulletin and newsletter for updates.


Other Announcements:

Part-time Director of Christian Education: Proposed by the Christian Education team and supported by session, the part-time position, Director of Christian Education, will be established to help support our church school and youth. Please share this job posting with friends.

Job posting for Part-time Director of Christian Education at Leaside


PRESBYTERIANS SHARING: A variety of items are available for purchase, including lap blankets ($20 each), mitts / hats / gloves / scarves ($10 each), Presbyterians Sharing Bears ($15). All proceeds will go towards our 2019 Presbyterians Sharing allocation of $24,000. Anyone wanting to make bears for our table should speak to Jo Ayers for a pattern. Please see Jo Ayers or Naomi to purchase any of these great items! Place payment in the envelopes provided and leave them in Naomi’s mailbox or under the office door if the office is closed.



The 70th Anniversary Edition of Leaside’s cookbook is available for purchase in the Parlour.  PRICE IS NOW: 3 for $10.



TRANSPORTATION TO CHURCH: We have set up an account with Beck Taxi. Taxi vouchers are available for those in need of a ride to church. Please contact Naomi in the church office, 416-422-0510.



Evangel Hall: We are collecting non-perishable food, mugs, spoons and Canadian Tire Money for Evangel Hall on an ongoing basis. Boxes for food & mug donations are in the Narthex and outside the church office; boxes for Canadian Tire money and spoons are on the square table in the hallway. Donations are taken to the Hall on dinner/worship Sundays throughout the year.



Do you enjoy meeting and greeting? We would love to have you join our roster of volunteers to serve as ushers for the Sunday worship services. If you are interested, please speak to one of the ministers or call the church office.



Have you been blessed with the gift of hospitality? Please share your gift with the congregation, by joining Leaside’s Coffee Team roster. Call Naomi in the church office.




AVGEN Fundraiser:

You can purchase your regular groceries, etc., and gas using gift cards for your favourite grocery store, pharmacy or gas station, and help the church raise funds at the same time! Simply order your gift cards through our Avgen Fundraising program then take the cards with you when you do your shopping. You can also buy a variety of retail cards to give away as gifts. Orders for gift cards will be sent to Avgen thefirst Wednesday of every month. Please have your orders to the church office by no later than 2:00 p.m. on the order day. Please make cheques payable to LEASIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Payment plans can be arranged if you are not able to pre-pay. Please call the church office to learn more.

For more information about Avgen, go to



Flowers in the Sanctuary:

If you would like to place flowers in the sanctuary in memory of a loved one, please follow these three simple steps:

  • sign your name on the flower calendar for the appropriate date on the bulletin board outside the office,

  • provide the church office with the information you would like in the bulletin by the Wednesday before and

  • purchase the flowers, and bring them Sunday morning or arrange for delivery before 2 p.m. on the preceding Friday.


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Anyone wishing a set of offering envelopes, please speak to one of the ministers, or call Naomi in the church office.



Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR) Cards are available in the Narthex and outside the church office for PAR participants to use during the offering. Also, PAR information pamphlets can be found in the Narthex and outside the church office in the hanging container on the wall, for anyone interested in signing up, or, for more information about the program please call the church office.