We are invited to join the excitement of
“Taste of Willowdale”
Spring Garden Church, 112 Spring Garden
Avenue, North York.
At this community event, we will be
celebrating cultural diversity
through food, entertainment and informative
Tri-Church Garage Sale Saturday, September 16, 2017
Please mark this date on your calendar and
items you may find over the summer that you
want to donate.
Donations must be clean and in good repair.
This is a wonderful
opportunity to recycle some items we no longer
need while at
the same time helping out needy people in our
– indeed a win-win situation!
presented by the Parish
Mondays - October 16, 23, 30 & Nov 6 at
7:00 - 10:00 pm
One in three people in Canada will experience
a mental health problem
during their lifetime. Will you be prepared to
help? Pick up info sheet
at back of worship area for details. Topics
include dealing with crisis
situations related to substance abuse,
anxiety, mood & psychotic disorders. If
you are interested please contact Marg Black
at blackmarg<at>gmail.com or in person.
Minimum of 8 people needed.
Iona Contemporary Worship
Sunday evenings at 6:30 pm in the Iona sanctuary
Holy Communion is celebrated every week.
Does your schedule prevent you from attending
Sunday morning worship? Would you enjoy an
to traditional style worship?
Is so, we invite you to join us for contemporary
SWIFT Exercise Classes
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
at 11:00 am - for an hour.
Tri-Churches Seniors Group every Wednesday
at 12:15 pm
lunch together (please bring your own) and
play games and cards.
Tea, coffee and desserts are provided. The
cost is 50 cents each week.
Closure of Presbyterian Record
Following the closure of
the Presbyterian Record, we would like to
introduce The Presbyterian
Connection. This newspaper is a new
publication produced by the Life and Mission Agency,
Tri-Church Fair June
3, 2017 pictures
by Phil Sharp
Iona's Irish Supper
Friday, March 17, 2017
Welcoming of New Members
Leger & Christine Ramdeen
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Welcoming of New Elders
Bourque & Christine Ramdeen
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Iona Christmas Dinner Friday, December 2, 2016
Baptism of James Thomas Arnsdorf
son of Laura & Dave
Arnsdorf, and grandson of Gloria Cuthbertson
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Welcoming of New Members
Rita Hiorth, Melissa Reid,
Gregory Reid and Jack White Harvest Sunday, October 9,
"Welcome Back" Seniors Luncheon Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Day Luncheon Wednesday, May 4, 2016
McCabe, Cindy Burton and Elaine McDonald hosted
a surprise Mother's Day luncheon for their
mother Rita Hiorth and the Tri-Congregation
to Gregory Reid
Congratulations to Gregory, Rev Robert and
Melissa Reid's son, on graduating with his
BMQ. Gregory is currently doing a co-op term
with the Canadian Armed Forces with a view to
possibly joining the army in a couple of
years. He has just completed his 6-week
training course for Basic Military
Qualifications, which is a basic requirement
in all three branches of the Canadian Armed
Forces: Army, Navy, & Air Force. Later he
will be doing a shorter course with specific
preparation for the Army.
Your Iona Church family is very
proud of you, Gregory!
Congratulations to Michelle Williams
member, Michelle Williams, qualified at the
recent Olympic Trials
as a member of the Canadian Team for the
2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.
She will compete in the 50 Freestyle and
4x100 Freestyle Relay.
Michelle, your Iona Church family is SO proud of
you and we recognize all the work you have put
into achieving this goal. We wish you and the
team all the best in Rio.
with her parents, William and Emsie, and fiance
Parish Nurse Joins the
Tri-Congregational Parish Nursing Ministry
Margaret Black (right), who began the
Parish Nursing Ministry in 2001, welcomes our
new associate, Maureen McNeish (left), RN, BScN.
Maureen is very well
qualified for this position as she has
completed all three levels
of the InterChurch Health Ministries Parish
In addition she has a post-graduate
certificate in Mental Health Nursing
from the Canadian Nurses’ Association. Maureen
has 3 years
experience as a parish nurse at both an
Anglican and a
Presbyterian church in Toronto, so clearly God
her well for the Tri-Congregational Churches!
Maureen, who have complementary areas of
will be sharing the Parish Nursing pastoral
provide the best care for all clients.
As well as volunteering with the
Nursing Ministry, Maureen works full time as a
nurse contracted through the Community Care
She is also married with two teenage children.
She and her
family have recently moved into our
We are blessed indeed to have her
on our team.
Please welcome her in true Tri-Congregational
Christmas Eve Service - December
harvest table on Thanksgiving Sunday,
October 11, 2015
and induction of Rev Robert Reid, as new minister of the Iona
Presbyterian congregation, on Sunday, August 30, 2015
Dr. Pamela McCarroll, Rev. Neil Ellis, Rev.
Robert Reid and Rev. Anita Van Nest
"thank you" to Rev. Dr. Emily Bisset, on August 30, 2015, for having faithfully
guided the Iona congregation,
as interim moderator, through a successful
of finding a new minister.
to Rev. Marie Goodyear
Sunday, July 26, 2015
We said farewell to
Marie Goodyear, who served as pulpit
supply 21 times over the past year in our
search for a new minister. We shared this
time of fellowship where we presented her
with an engraved picture from the Iona
Iona Strawberry Social
Saturday, June 13, 2015
2015 Iona Crepe & Waffle
Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015
2014 Christmas Hamper Team
The group of people who helped
with the 2014 Christmas Hampers which
they packed and delivered on December 22,
2014. They packed 28 food
hampers and gave gifts to 48 children.
Christmas Choral Concert
Sunday, December 7, 2014
The 44 voice choir made up from
the four churches: Iona Presbyterian,
Trinity Mandarin Presbyterian, St. Cyprian's
Anglican, And St. Christophers
Some members from the skit
"Sherlock Holmes and the true meaning
of Christmas "
The attending congregation.
The Trinity Mandarin and St.
Christophers Anglican youth group.
Rev. Jim Biggs Recently
This picture was taken on June 17,
2014 at the final session meeting and dinner
with Rev. Jim Biggs. Included with the
session members were Linda Biggs, as well as
Bev McCutcheon, J.P.Smit,
from the Presbyterian national office, who
worked with the session prior to the
appointment of Rev. Emily Bisset, our newly
appointed interim moderator (bottom right).
Tri-church Seniors Group Luncheon Thursday,
June 25, 2014
Voices at Iona Wednesday,
May 14, 2014
submitted by Bob Williams
Irish Night Tuesday,
March 18, 2014
with Robert Graham at the piano
submitted by Robert Williams