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CHARTING OUR FUTURE WITH CHRIST

For the past eight months our Christ Church Deer Park has been working diligently to set a creative and faith-centered direction for its future. The results are twelve initiatives and a new Vision/Mission statement. As we grow and develop this community, the planning work of these months will be our guiding principles.

VISION/MISSION STATEMENT

As disciples of the risen Christ, we strive to follow his great commandments — to love God and our neighbour. We express that love, deepen our faith, and grow our community through worship, caring for one another, and by acts of service to our neighbourhood and the wider world.

VALUES (guides for our behaviour)

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Exploration and questioning
  • Welcoming, affirming, safe
  • Joy and celebration, empathy and compassion
  • Embracing change, grounded in Anglican tradition

AREAS OF FOCUS (that support achievement of our vision/mission)

Community Life at CCDP: We are an intentional community hub working inclusively and compassionately in small groups and on projects to express our faith through varied activities and interests such as the arts, theology, and social and educational events.

Worship and the Life of Prayer: Our worship is a Christ-centered experience where people feel like full participants, offered in an informal setting where everyone can grow as disciples and encounter the living God.

Teaching and Learning: Actively engaged in relevant, non-dogmatic conversation and Christian spiritual exploration.

Compassionate Care: We are not alone: compassionate care involves us all.

Outreach and Social Justice/Living the Gospel in Action: We the parishioners of CCDP will serve society's marginalized and future generations by challenging ourselves beyond our comfort zones to create a better world by working with and engaging with people of all faiths/races/gender/orientation/creeds, etc.

Sharing Faith with Others: As individuals, we exist to connect people with God — enabling them to grow their faith in a safe place

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CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK JOB DESCRIPTION
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF MUSIC

CCDP are looking to fill the position of Associate Director of Music, who will in collaboration with the Director of Music, ensure liturgies are enhanced through the use of diverse and eclectic sacred musics. For more information, click here.

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HELP, THANKS, WOW! - ESSENTIAL PRAYERS FOR BUSY LIVES
Sundays, June 23, 30 / Time: 11:30-12:30

We know prayer is a central part of our faith journey, but how can we do it regularly so it is central, despite our busy schedules? Come and explore some possibilities. Place: Cathy's office (3rd floor) Sign up!

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JAZZ VESPERS
Sunday, June 23 / 4:30 pm

Jazz Vespers is an informal service featuring local, live jazz. Join us this Sunday for Brian Barlow Big Band "The Sacred Music of Duke Ellington" Colleen Allen, Vern Dorge, Alex Dean, Jacob Chung, Conrad Gluch (saxaphones), Steve McDade, Blair Yarranton, Brad Eaton (trumpets) Russ Little, Kelsley Grant, Alexander Duncan (trombones), Michele Gagnon (french horn), John Sherwood (piano) Scott Alexander (bass), Brian Barlow (drums), Sophia Pearlman (vocalist).

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"I ALMOST TAPPED MY FOOT" IS A WEE BOOK ABOUT 20 YEARS OF JAZZ AT CCDP

Written by Tim Elliot and Brian Barlow, it is an informative and insightful bit of storytelling that speaks to the spread of Jazz Vespers throughout the city in the past 20 years and also emphasizes the importance of jazz as a meaningful medium through which we may worship and praise God. Twice each month, for the past 20 years, Christ Church has invited many of our city's finest jazz musicians to engage in a moving worship experience of words and music. The musicians accept our invitation and bring us their best game each month. Knowing the uniqueness of this ministry, Tim Elliott and Brian Barlow decided to celebrate it through a book about Jazz Vespers. We are selling this little book for $5.00 as a fund-raiser for our Jazz Vespers ministry at CCDP. Copies are for sale after the service on June 23rd. Thank you for your support in bringing excellent jazz musicians to our church.


LOVE COFFEE, LIKE LEMONADE AND ARE SOMEONE WHO LOVES ENTERTAINING?

CCDP has an opportunity for you to express your passions: We're seeking a person or two to take on Sunday Coffee Hour and summertime Lemonade on the Lawn. Each weekly get together is an important opportunity for our whole congregation to join together in fellowship and community. There's already a core team committed to taking on Sundays throughout the year. We just need someone to provide oversight and coordination. Are you the one? If so, please connect with Debbie Wilkinson, at ccdpcoffee@gmail.com. She'd be happy to outline the basics of the role and welcome you aboard!

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CHURCHES-ON-THE-HILL FOOD BANK

The June Food of the Month donation is Pasta Sauce (cans not bottles please). Visit us at our website www.cothfoodbank.ca for more information or to donate.

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VACATION BIBLE CAMP REGISTRATION

This summer's theme is Brave, Bold, and Courageous: The Story of Esther and will take place August 26 to 30, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. $75 / child with an option for extended hours (9:00am to 4:00pm). Bursaries are available!
Register at christchurchdeerpark.org/VBC.htm.

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THIS WEEK'S GREEN TIP

Be hawkeyed when buying detergents. Phosphates were outlawed in 2010, but surfactants are still a problem for aquatic life, lowering the surface tension of the water. Organic chemicals - pesticides and phenols - are then much more easily absorbed by freshwater fish. Look for a third-party certified eco-label, e.g., EcoLogo, Leaping Bunny, Green Seal, EcoCert. Check the biodegradability designation (e.g., OECD 301 D or E. 3). Avoid fragrant or coloured cleaners - they can cause cancer or chronic allergies.

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Christ Church Deer Park
1570 Yonge Street, Toronto
2 blocks north of St. Clair - NW corner of Yonge & Heath

Diocese of Toronto
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