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Next Service : Sunday October 2, 10:30am, with Doug Norris preaching.  Communion Sunday

September ‘Insight’ newsletter now posted!

Sunday School and nursery care are offered each week.

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Sermon : Nothing Is Impossible

By Rev. Kristin Philipson , Luke 16: 19-31

The parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus isn’t hard to understand, but it is hard to hear.  It is a story about how privilege can separate us, one from another and make it almost impossible to reconnect. Privilege has become a hot button topic in the news and online and around kitchen tables.  It concerns those advantages and disadvantages we carry with us that we didn’t bring about ourselves. Read more ›

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Notes about Gretta Vosper (Doug Norris

About 20 years ago I had an opportunity, through a brief fellowship award at the Nation Cathedral College of Preachers (DC), to write a paper about, more or less, ‘precision of identity’ in the United Church of Canada.  On the premise that it is our famously vague doctrinal life, an antidote to rigid fundamentalism, that makes us attractive to many, with the risk that if we were to slide off the far end of that scale we would functionally have no reason to exist, with nothing left to proclaim.  I had never heard of Gretta Vosper, but fully expected that at some point, which turns out to be this week, our willingness to stop before we tumble into a void would be tested. Read more ›

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Sermon : ‘Now Serving’

Doug Norris    (based on Luke 16:1-13)

Many years ago, my sister in law got very annoyed with me.  Technically, I guess, my ex-sister-in-law, and before long it was my brother she was annoyed with, but no point dwelling on that.  Here’s how it went.

I was talking with her about a man we had helped out at the church – how he had come to us (this was at a church in Guelph) for some money, and we had some available and we offered it, but I had my doubts about his story.  I realized I had probably been duped.  Read more ›

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We are a dynamic congregation of the United Church of Canada located in a quiet neighbourhood in the heart of Toronto. We currently share ministry with some 400 households from both our immediate neighbourhood and across the city.  We have a tradition of strong preaching, fine music, a welcoming environment, and compassionate outreach. Whether you are a long-time member or considering a first visit, we hope you will be at home among us.

Artist of the Month: Jamie Maclean

"My oil paintings focus on the emotion, mood and energy of being outdoors, participating and being alive. The objective being that the viewer connects with the piece mentally, not just as a pretty picture. I am a 65 year old late starter, only becoming zealous about my art since 2004. My formal career – 30 + years has been as an Engineer and Plant Manager until I discovered my art passion. To feed this passion I normally do 15-18 shows a year. A recent achievement was to win the People’s Choice Award at the Artworld Gallery display at the CNE this year."

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