Worship Service

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Traditional Worship at 11:00 am
Contemporary Worship at 6:30 pm

june 25,

 Come, now is the time to worship

Sermon by Rev. Robert Reid
 To lose One's Life

Sunday Bulletin

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  Monthly Calendar
Iona Calendar for June 2017

  Upcoming Events


Famine Relief
Sunday, June 25, 2017
is the last day for making donation.
Through PWS&D, the PCC is responding to the famine in Africa. For all eligible donations made between March 17 and June 30, 2017, the Government of Canada will provide a matching amount towards Canada’s Famine Relief Fund. 
Please mark your donation as “Famine Relief".

Ravel Board Meeting

Wednesday, June 28 at 7:30 pm
In the large worship area


Next Sunday, July 2, 2017
is the start of our summer services at 10:30 am.
We will be celebrating Communion in the Iona area,
with St. Cyprian’s and Trinity Mandarin,
in celebration of Canada Day.

Summer Servers

We need Scripture readers and ushers/counters for
July 2, July 23, August 13, 20, 27 & September  3. 
There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board
for anyone who can help with these duties.

2017 Summer Worship Schedule
for Iona and St Cyprian's
at 10:30 am

July 2              Iona is hosting
July 9              St Cyprian's is hosting
July 16            St Cyprian's is hosting
July 23            Iona is hosting
July 30            St Cyprian’s is hosting
August 6          St Cyprian’s is hosting
August 13        Iona is hosting
August 20        Iona's regular
Worship Service - not combined
August 27
        Iona's regular Worship Service - not combined
September 3   
Iona's regular Worship Service - not combined

Tri-Church Garage Sale
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Please mark this date on your calendar and start saving
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 community
– a win-win situation!

Mental Health First Aid
by the Parish Nursing Ministry
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.

  Regular Events

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 alternative
to traditional style worship?
Is so, we invite you to join us for contemporary worship.

SWIFT Exercise Classes

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:00 am - for an hour.

Tri-Churches Seniors Group

every Wedneday at 12:15 pm

have lunch together (please bring your own) and play games and cards.
Tea, coffee and desserts are provided. The cost is 50 cents each week.

Special Notice

Closure of Presbyterian Record

Following the announcement of 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,

Presbyterian Connection is a Christian newspaper that strives to unite Presbyterians from across the country through stories,reflections, interviews and articles, allowing us to share and develop our
faith. The newspaper is informative, educational—and fun! It is distributed four times per year, free of charge.

The goal of the newspaper is to further equip leaders, connect congregations and missions, facilitate communication and highlight denominational work, thereby strengthening our denominational ties across the country.

Read more ...

  Recent Events

Iona's Irish Supper

Friday, March 17, 2017

Irish 1

Irish 2

Irish 3

Irish 4

Irish 5

Welcoming of New Members
Monique Leger & Christine Ramdeen
Sunday, March 5, 2017

new members

Welcoming of New Elders
Dorine 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, 2016

new members

celebration cake

Harvest Table

"Welcome Back" Seniors Luncheon
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

seniors luncheon

seniors luncheon

seniors luncheon

seniors luncheon

seniors luncheon
  Mother's Day Luncheon
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
  Anne Marie McCabe, Cindy Burton and Elaine McDonald hosted a surprise Mother's Day luncheon for their mother Rita Hiorth and the Tri-Congregation seniors.




  Congratulations 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!





Special Congratulations to Michelle Williams

Long-time Iona 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.
  Michelle, with her parents, William and Emsie, and fiance Guillermo Toro



  New Parish Nurse Joins the
Tri-Congregational Parish Nursing Ministry

March 2016

Margaret Black (right), who began the Tri-Congregational
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 Nursing Program.
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 has prepared
her well for the Tri-Congregational Churches! Marg and
Maureen, who have complementary areas of expertise,
will be sharing the Parish Nursing pastoral ministry to
provide the best care for all clients.

As well as volunteering with the Tri-Congregational Parish
Nursing Ministry, Maureen works full time as a home care
nurse contracted through the Community Care Access Centre.
She is also married with two teenage children. She and her
family have recently moved into our neighbourhood from
downtown Toronto.

We are blessed indeed to have her on our team.
Please welcome her in true Tri-Congregational Churches fashion.


Christmas Eve Service - December 24, 2015






  Our harvest table on Thanksgiving Sunday,
October 11, 2015
  Ordination and induction of Rev Robert Reid,
as new minister of the Iona Presbyterian congregation,
on Sunday, August 30, 2015
  Rev. Dr. Pamela McCarroll, Rev. Neil Ellis, Rev. Robert Reid and Rev. Anita Van Nest
  Saying "thank you" to Rev. Dr. Emily Bisset,
on August 30, 2015, for having faithfully guided the Iona congregation,
as interim moderator, through a successful search process
of finding a new minister.

  Farewell 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 congregation.

  2015 Iona Strawberry Social
Saturday, June 13, 2015


2015 Seniors' Luncheon
Wednesday, June 10, 2015



2015 Iona Irish Night
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sing-along Video Clips

"When Irish eyes are smiling"

"My wild Irish rose"


2015 Iona Crepe & Waffle night
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
Anglican church.

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 Retired

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).



2014 Tri-church Seniors Group Luncheon
Thursday, June 25, 2014



Village Voices at Iona
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

pictures submitted by Bob Williams



Iona's Irish Night
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
with Robert Graham at the piano

pictures submitted by Robert Williams


Iona Presbyterian Church

1080 Finch Ave. East
North York, Toronto
Ontario, Canada
M2J 2X2

Tel: (416) 494 2442


Office Hours
Tuesday to Friday
9:30am to 12:30pm

Worship Hour
11:00am - noon

First Sunday
of the month
11:00am - noon

Exercise Class

11:00am - Noon

Seniors Group
12:30 - 3:30pm

Choir Practice
1:00 - 2:30pm

Seasonal Events
as announced

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