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This Sunday, November 29, First Sunday of Advent, Doug Norris preaching. 

Sunday Dec 6 will be Pageant Sunday, with a lunch to follow – all welcome !

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Sermon : “If They Don’t Win…”

November 22, 2015    Doug Norris

On Thursday afternoon, the Junior Choir was practicing, and when they were done I had a few minutes with Campbell and Quinn, and we rehearsed the baptism up here.  It was a dry run – no water here in the font – and I explained to them that for a few minutes they would feel the mark of the water on their foreheads, then it would dry up, and not leave any kind of mark, other than in remembering that it had been there. Read more ›

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Sermon: Signposts Doorposts and Gates

Karen J. Bowles

November 15, 2015

Readings:  Deuteronomy 6:1-9, Mark 12:28-34

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Then the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that ‘he is one, and besides him there is no other’;and ‘to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength,’ and ‘to love one’s neighbor as oneself,’ This is much more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”  When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” After that no one dared to ask him any question.” Read more ›

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Sermon : ‘This Sound is Not the Fury’

Doug Norris   November 8, 2015  (based on1 Kings 8, Ruth )

There was a quandary, an irony, at work in the ancient Jewish kingdoms,  and it is still operative, for us, today.  Goes like this:  It is crucial to know who we are – a specific identity, a national identity, a religious identity, a cultural identity.  And, it is crucial to be a people of hospitality, protecting the stranger, welcoming the sojourner.  The ‘other’.

And it is often very hard to carry both of those.  One is a narrowing, a closing in, and the other is an expansiveness, an opening. Read more ›

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Artist of the Month for Dec: Dave Hodgets

Dave is a retired teacher/principal who lives in Rob Roy near Collingwood. He spent several years as the Headmaster of Rosseau Lake College in Muskoka, a school well suited to his love of the out of doors. “I love travelling to wild places where I can fly fish, canoe trip and paint. Georgian Bay, Killarney, Algonquin Park and the great rivers of Canada’s far north satisfy these passions”


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.

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