Ryerson News


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Friday, October 24th – 6 to 9 pm

Sat, October 25th: 10 am – 1 pm

The Time is NOW – The Treasures are HERE

Paraphernalia  Accoutrements Trappings Gear Material  Effects Equipage and STUFF

We have a record amount  of all the above at this fall’s  amazing

Ryerson Thrift Sale



Come & Check Out Amazing Bargains!

* designer clothes * jewellery * silver *

* art work * kitchenware * china * small appliances *

* clothing * accessories * shoes * children’s clothes *

* toys & puzzles & games * sports equipment *

* small furniture * books *

We have MANY treasures at unbelievably reasonable prices for you to discover.


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Heart Stories: Heartbeat, Heartfelt, Heart-Centered,  on Sunday, October 26.  If you would like to print the registration form please click on the following link:

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The Lord's Table 2
May the Love of the Lord / Wei yuan Shen di ai         MV218

On Sunday, Sept 21st we learned a new response song for the end of the service. We will continue singing the song over the next few weeks.  We will sing it twice, once in English and once in Mandarin.

To help us learn our new response song in Mandarin here is Anna Chen’s pronunciation and recitation audio files.

Recitation Audio File:

Pronounciation File:


Way-yoo-enn shen dee eye
Foo-way nee dee ling.

May shi-kuh tah dee eye
Joo zaigh nee shin lee.

Tah dee rong guang jaow yaow nee
Tsih eye bann sway nee.

Woo loo-en huh choo tah dee ling doe
Yong yoo-enn ban sway nee.

May the love of our God rest upon your soul.
May God’s love dwell in you, throughout every day.
May God’s countenance shine upon you and be gracious to you.
May God’s Spirit be upon you as you leave this place.

Donations:  Bring your no-longer-treasured-but-still-usable goods to the back door of the Gym between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 18th.  All of the usual items will be accepted at this time, but BOOKS, HALLOWEEN COSTUMES, and WINTER CLOTHING will be especially welcome.   For more information, call Carol Sloan at 604-266-4863

Donations of clothing, clean shoes, jewelry, accessories, toys, kitchenware, china, linens, small appliances, books, collectibles, decorations, lamps, notions, pictures, sporting goods, wheeled luggage, CD’s and other usable articles are all welcome.  We cannot accept broken appliances, building supplies, Christmas lights or trees, non-flat-screen TVs, old computers, or venetian blinds, out-of-date children’s car seats, strollers, cribs, etc. and lack of space prohibits the acceptance of large items of furniture.

OFFERS OF HELP are always welcome. To find out how you can become involved, win friends and influence people, call Gwyneth Westwick (447-7779 or gwynwest@shaw.ca).

‘Sundays at 3′, our 2014-15 series of organ concerts will begin on Sunday, November 16th with Susan Ohannesian playing organ pieces written for her by various composers.


don't forgetDear Ryerson Friends and Family.   Please have a look at our exciting lineup of Fall 2014 programming. And don’t forget that we will be worshipping at Shaughnessy Heights United for the next four Sundays, from July 27th to August 24th.

Highlights of Fall 2014 Events at Ryerson

October 26:  Spiritual Deepening
Life Groups, the next step. A spiritual direction group exploring many ways of connecting with each other and with the Spirit – including guided meditation, Ignatian practice, and prayer walking.

October 28 & November 4: Tuesdays at Ryerson
Now in its 3rd year, this Ryerson program includes dinner and offers programs from 4:30 to 6 pm and 7 to 8:30 pm as well as children and youth programming. All are welcome – bring your friends!

October 31 at 6 pm: Trick or Treat at the church doors. Come in costume and help hand out treats to our neighbours’ children.

November 9- December 7 (weekly): Life Groups
A Ryerson favourite, Life Groups are how we engage with each other beyond the passing of the peace. We share our thoughts and feelings about some basic questions like: What is faith to you? Or, Why do you go to church? 8 – 10 people per group meet at different times and in various homes to accommodate as many schedules as possible.

November: Movie Night at the Park Theatre
4 pm movie with a community dinner following in a private home. Date and movie to be decided.

November 15: Guess Who is Coming to Dinner
A dinner event for the whole congregation. All details will be revealed in October.

December 2: Women’s Advent Service

December 7: Labyrinth Walk
The labyrinth will be set up in the gym and available following worship

December 14: Ryerson’s Christmas Fair Party after church followed by The Chancel Choir Christmas Concert at 2:30 pm

December 17: Christmas Caroling in the ’hood
All are welcome to drink hot chocolate and then to sing Christmas cheer to our neighbours on 45th Avenue.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This listing is for highlights and new events ONLY. Other regular Ryerson events, such as the Thrift Sale, Fireside Women, Thursday Lunch etc. are ongoing.



The Magee Annual Concert: Tuesday, Nov 4th at 7:00 pm in the Ryerson Sanctuary:   Magee’s 33rd annual concert at Ryerson which features their Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, String Orchestra, Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble. Admission is by donation and all proceeds help support Magee scholarships for students in their Fine Arts programs. Please put this great annual event in your calendar and support these great young artists. Donations can also be made through the office any time during the year.


chantez-noel-logoThe Ryerson United Church Choir welcomes you to Chantez Noël, a concert of festive carols and seasonal works on Dec 14th at 2:30 pm in the warm acoustics of our sanctuary. The concert features Bach’s festive Christmas cantata  ’Singet dem Herrn‘ (BWV 190), and works by Handel, Gjeilo, Rachmaninov, plus carol singing with the audience and Edward Norman, organ.

Chantez Noël will be a jubilant part to the Christmas celebrations. Please join us!  Tickets are available at the church office and at brownpapertickets.com.


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A Ryerson Wedding

Magee Wind Ensemble

Magee Wind Ensemble