Humbercrest United Church
"A big city church with a small town feel"
16 Baby Point Road
Toronto, ON Canada M6S 2E9
Throughout these Lenten days and nights
We turn to walk the inward way,
Where meeting Christ,
Our guide and light,
We live in hope ‘til Easter Day.
Ash Wednesday (February 13th) will begin our season of Lent. The Ash Wednesday service is one of quiet, thoughtful repentance, a time to prepare our hearts for the 40 days ahead.
The word “Lent”, is derived from the Old English word lencten, which means spring, and refers to the increasing light which we experience during spring in the Northern Hemisphere. What a wonderful way to think about this season – spring. No matter when we begin Lent (the date changes year to year), it is always winter. Trees are bare, the ground is cold, everything appears to be dead, but we know that underneath that cold ground, inside those tree branches, new life is beating. Spring brings everything around us back to life. That is what Lent does for our souls – brings us back to fuller life.
However you choose to prepare for the coming of Easter during the 40 days of Lent, whether by fasting, through prayer, study, outreach, worship, or 40 days of generosity, we hope that you will find this a time of growth and reflection that brings deeper meaning to your spiritual journey and helps you feel the pulse of new life and new hope coming alive within you. May this be a day-by-day, step-by-step journey to help you open up to God’s love for you, and open up your love for others.
Join us this Lent, and walk with us on the path to fuller life.
Love and peace,
Rev. Jessica McCrae
Thee Annual May Sale
Your Donations are Welcome!
Sunday, April 28 12 noon—5 p.m.
Monday, April 29 9 a.m.—4 p.m., 7—9 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30 9 a.m.—4 p.m., 7—9 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1 9 a.m.—4 p.m., 7—9 p.m.
Thursday, May 2 9 a.m.—12 noon
Friday, May 3 Closed for Donations
A few things to help us out!
Group “like” items together—clothing in one bag/box, books together, house wares separate from glassware.
Sizes on clothing – extremely helpful as it saves guesswork and time.
Thee Annual May Sale — Donation Guidelines