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Next Service :   Sunday January 22, Doug Norris preaching : ‘A Two Story House’.  We always see these two identities as a congregation : spiritual food for the flock who gather here, and to look outside and see who else is living at the edge.

Sunday School and nursery care are offered each week.

Youth and Family Homelessness – next in the ‘Shelter’ series – as we learn further the challenge of housing, and prepare Screen Shot 2017-01-18 at 3.37.06 PMan investment to make a difference?
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Sermon – ‘The Glorious Sound Our Failures Make’

January 15/17      Doug Norris

Isaiah 49 :  Listen to me, O coastlands, pay attention, you peoples from far away! The LORD called me before I was born, while I was in my mother’s womb he named me.  He made my mouth like a sharp sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow, in his quiver he hid me away.    And he said to me, “You are my servant, in whom I will be glorified.”

Some years ago when I was in the closing months of my Masters program and not long before the various ordination services were held, the Gowns Robes & Stoles people came visiting.   Shuter Robes, and Dominion Regalia were the big names.  They set up shop in the big hall at Vic, and let us see the racks of preaching robes and seasonal  vestments we could buy now that we were ready to be sent out into our vocations.  There were two basic categories, each with a message.  Read more ›

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Reflections – Advent Music Sunday

Three reflections offered by the clergy on Sunday December 18

Doug Norris :

So the last part of today’s message comes from the story of Joseph.  One of the set pieces we go to at this time of year.  Joseph, and Mary’s pregnancy, and the dream with the angel.  You probably knew the words as I was speaking them.   We know only a bit about Joseph.   A carpenter?  Maybe.  Older man?  But he had a problem.  Read more ›

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Sermon : ‘Go Tell John What You See’

Advent 3, December 11, 2016    Doug Norris

Let me tell a story.  In fact it is a business case study.   And since I never did a real business degree that involved serious case-study work pardon me please if I get this presentation wrong in some way. 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: Simon Willms

Simon Willms is a celebrated Canadian photographer. The work on display at Rosedale United is part of a collection of photographs from his volunteer work with the Salama SHIELD Foundation, a Uganda-based NGO that provides participatory development solutions (microfinance, health, water, education,) in rural Uganda.

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