Oriole York Mills United Church
Oriole York Mills United Church

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God saw that it was good!
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Sunday School at OYM

Worship & Learning
good friends - fun group
good for the brainpan!

Sundays at 10:30
for children to age 5
and young people to age 15

See Sunday's Cool page here

Church Cancellation Notification Procedure

In the event of bad weather conditions it may become necessary to cancel the Sunday worship service. - Here is how the decision will be made and how you will be notified: Rev. Cindy, H Ichiyen (alternate K Shikaze) and C MacLean (alternate D Worth) will have a conversation before 8:00 am Sunday morning and will decide whether or not to cancel the service that day. Those who are on the email list will be notified by 8:30 am Sunday morning, if in fact the service is going to be cancelled. - So, if the weather is bad, please check your email before heading off to Church. Others will be notified by telephone by 8:30 am, or shortly thereafter.

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Welcome to
Oriole York Mills United Church,
the Church of the Good Shepherd

Sunday, August 24 & 31
Church closed for renovations
Services will resume on September 7

Upcoming Sundays

  • Rev. Ken Matsugu will cover emergency pastoral care for both congregations while Rev. Cindy is on holidays until August 24

Closed for Renovations

on Sunday August 24 and 31.

Services will resume on September 7.

Annual Church Planning Day

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 @ 9:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. – Annual Church Planning Day at Rev.’s Cindy and Coral’s home. All ministry team members from CJUC and OYM council and committee and team members are invited to attend. Directions will be sent out in August to those attending. Lunch will be provided but please bring a lawn chair if you have one. Please let H Ichiyen know if you will be attending the meeting by August 18.

Fall Bazaar

SATURDAY OCTOBER 18 – Mark the calendar! Details TBA

Emergency Appeal

Alarmed at the growing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, the United Church is issuing a church-wide appeal. Donations will aid displaced persons with food, water, shelter and medicine. It is a concern because international attention is focused on other conflicts and the conditions in South Sudan are not being adequately reported in the media and relief needs are seriously underfunded. Please consider giving to this important cause. You can write a cheque either to CJUC or OYM and mark it South Sudan Appeal. Thank you for your support.

Food Bank

On the first and third Sunday of each month you are invited to bring non-perishable food for the Lansing Food Bank. They especially need items for infants. They also need non-beef soup and canned black beans. Thank you for your support.

Sparrow Lake Camp

Sparrow Lake Camp is now accepting registrations for children’s summer camp. Please visit their website » for more information and to register.

Hide Shimizu Memorial Scholarship

Hide Shimizu Memorial Scholarship - The purpose is to:

  • promote academic development of Japanese Canadians
  • enrich Japanese Canadian culture and community within the Canadian society
  • provide financial assistance in the form of grants of $1,000.00 each to two Japanese Canadian individuals furthering their studies in a post-secondary institution.

If you are interested, application forms can be downloaded from the Toronto NAJC website http://www.torontonajc.ca/ Completed application forms and accompanying material must be received by Thursday, June 26, 2014.


We are collecting used postage stamps for The Leprosy Mission Canada. They prefer that the stamps are cut from the envelopes leaving about a ¼ inch paper border. The stamps donated are sold by the Mission to dealers, and money raised is used to supply medicine, care and rehabilitation to people suffering from leprosy. The stamps can be left in the STAMP BOX in the church office or given to Marion Felker.

50th Anniversary: 1962 – 2012
If trouble viewing the booklet or to print, download here »

The United Church online

Visit a broad range of discussions and reflections on the variety of issues that interest and confront people in the modern world - from the perspective of the faith community of the United Church of Canada here »

Sundays at OYM

Worship at OYM
details here »

Flowers grace our Sunday Service and convey peace and a grateful life. If you care to donate flowers for a Sunday worship service, in memoriam or for a special occasion, please contact T Ichiyen by Wednesday prior to a service.

OYM Pastoral Care Support

CJUC and OYM folk, please feel free to contact Rev. Cindy anytime at the following numbers: 416 447 5941 (church office or 416-201-1479 (cell), e-mail: ccooper@idirect.ca

Rev. Cindy's bio »

Anyone 14+ is invited to attend a series of classes to join the church. Sessions will begin over the summer and end in the fall. Please speak to Rev. Cindy if you are interested.

We are pleased to announce that a draft of the new Bayview United Church address directory has been completed. Two copies are available to view downstairs in the fellowship hall. Please take a minute to check the entry for your name for accuracy and make changes if required. If the entry is correct, please initial it so we know you have seen it and confirmed the accuracy If you see names that should not be included or know of names that are missing, please add or advise L Fujita or J Bennett. We want to ensure that this directory is as accurate as possible so please note that any entries that we cannot confirm will be deleted. Thanks for your assistance! We hope to have the directory available for distribution in September.

OYM’s Prayer Supporters
receive and hold concerns for others in daily prayer. For a prayer request, public or confidential, please call Barbara Marshall - contact available from the church office.

Don Valley Refugee Resettlers

Christmas Cantada at 0YM
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DVRR Fundraising with amaryllis bulb kits
– October through to Sunday November 7th orders taken for delivery at end of November.

Enjoy Singing?
Join the Choir!
good friends - fun group
good for the brainpan!

rehearsals Thursdays at 7pm
call 416-447-5941

Mission and Service Fund working in Ecumenical Partnership. Read more here »

The Final Oriole
Music at OYM
December 2013 newsletter
view online here »

Contact us! Inspired by the Good Shepherd, we are a caring congregation
tending to the spiritual well-being of one another and reaching out
to help less fortunate people in our surrounding community and the world beyond

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