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  • Prisoners Prayer Walk

    Prayer Walk for Justice Last Sunday after the 7:00 p.m. service The Social Justice Network inspired by Susan Gapka held their annual Prisoner’s Prayer Walk for Justice from MCC Toronto to the former Don Jail. Thanks to Rev. Deana Dudley and Rev Sam Morris for their opening prayers and for Deacon Jon Mackereth for leading

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  • Delores Berry

    Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) leaders grieved the death of Delores Berry who transitioned on August 8, 2017. She left behind a host of clergy and so many friends who were grateful to have known her.

  • Justice Day

    International Prisoner’s Justice Day Join us on Sunday, August 13th after the 7:00 p.m. Elevation Service for a special event! Please join the Social Justice Network (SJN) Sunday, August 13 after the 7pm Elevation Service in the Sanctuary to commemorate International Prisoner’s Justice Day with a prayer walk to the Don Jail. For more information about Prisoner’s Justice Day

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  • 44 Years of MCC Toronto

    1973 A petition is sent to Rev. Troy Perry in Los Angeles requesting a Metropolitan Community Church in Toronto. 1974 Rev. Bob Wolfe confronts Toronto City Council about the problem of homophobia in the city’s newspapers and the challenges facing LGBTQ youth. 1975 MCC Toronto rents a home on Granby St. and sets up a

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  • Pride Letter

    Wow what a Pride Weekend! We did it!
    The Clergy and Staff Team at MCC Toronto would like to extend our appreciation for all you did to help make Faith and Pride a success.

  • Jeff Rocks MCC Toronto

    MCC Toronto elects new Senior Pastor in historic vote Clouds of pink smoke poured from our chimney to announce the election of our next Senior Pastor, Rev. Jeff Rock. Under the leadership of retiring pastor, Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, C.M., MCC Toronto has been at the epicentre of LGBTQ rights and marriage equality for four

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  • SJN Summer Picnic

    The 2nd Annual SJN Summer Picnic: “Getting to Know You!” Please join the Social Justice Network Team for our 2nd Annual Summer Picnic: WHEN: Sunday, July 16th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm WHERE: St. Matthew’s Club House in Riverdale Park East (Just down the street at 450 Broadview Avenue) WHAT TO BRING: Bring your own

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  • Triangle School Graduation

    Triangle Program High School Graduation Congratulations Class of 2017! Let the caps fly and the celebrations begin! Graduation is an exciting time that marks both an ending and a beginning. There’s no greater recognition of a student’s achievements than a high school graduation ceremony. Diplomas are awarded, the Valedictorian delivers a heartfelt-inspiring address and the

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  • Faith + Pride Appreciation

      Volunteers have a huge impact and make incredible contributions to MCC Toronto. They come from various backgrounds and have many different life experiences but they all have a generous spirit. Your commitment to Faith + Pride was a huge support and helped us to achieve our goals. Whether you helped with the Service, Audio Visual,

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  • Presenting Rev. Jeff Rock

    On Sunday, June 18, we announced that the Search Committee and the Board of Directors have unanimously endorsed the selection of Reverend Jeff Rock as the candidate for our next Senior Pastor. Jeff grew up in Sudbury, Ontario, and received his Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University and his Master of Divinity from The

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  • LGBTQ Aging and Care

    The purpose of this research is to learn more about LGBTQ people’s experiences of aging and care in Toronto. What are the conditions that shape how people experience aging and care?

  • Relocating & Downsizing Assistance

    We are requesting your assistance to help a Senior to transition to a retirement residence Type of assistance required: Sort and pack items from the current home Arrange items for disposal Supervise the move Unpack and set-up the new home This move is unique and an individualize plan and timeline will be developed to address

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  • Ban the Bottle

    Help us make MCC Toronto a Plastic-Bottle-Free Zone! Better for your health Better for the environment Decrease your carbon footprint More cost-efficient Purchase your own branded reusable, stainless steel water bottle from the SJN and the Children’s Ministry for only $20.00 on Sunday, March 19th in the Social Hall. Enjoy nature’s best refreshment and pledge

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  • Senior Pastor Search

    News from the Senior Pastor Search Committee Finally, after much planning and anticipation, we publicly launched the search on March 6th. We are now inviting formal applications for the role. The job description and application form is available: on our website http://board.mcctoronto.com/#senior-pastor-search on our global MCC website – http://mccchurch.org/connectnow/jobs/ and in the United Church Observer

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  • The Choir – Bi-Annual Meeting

    Celebrate, Celebrate! Sing to the Music! Every January, The Choir kicks off the year with a three hour Saturday rehearsal followed by a bi-annual meeting and a scrumptious potluck. 2016 celebrations and accomplishments listed by choir members included meeting The Choir’s fundraising goal through running five euchre tournaments, Jambo Jam, The Safe to Learn (Rick

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  • Drag ‘N Angels Dragon Boat Team

    MCCT Drag ‘N Angels Mission Dragon Boat team with a focus on: Fun Fellowship Competition Personal Wellness Recruitment Currently recruiting members for the 2017 season Practices on Tuesday evenings May through August 4 races across southern Ontario Information Session Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017 Time: 1:30 p.m. Venue: Social Hall Event: Potluck

  • Congregational Update – February 2017

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    As part of our commitment to more regular, transparent and timely communication with the Congregation we want to highlight some of our recent activities. We meet bi-monthly and will provide you with the key points arising from our meetings. In addition, on our church website, you can find a variety of Board documents, including the

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  • Jazz Vespers Appreciation

    Love was in the Air From L to R: Todd Penny, Justin Gray, Alex Samaris, Diane Leah and Colleen Allen Those who attended Jazz Vespers on Sunday February 12, 2017, were treated to an early glimpse of Valentine’s Day through the beautiful vocal stylings of Alex Samaris supported by Colleen Allen (saxophone), Justin Gray (bass),

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  • Healing Racism

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    MCC-Toronto has been building bridges in our communities for decades: from creating safe space for LGBTQ youth to attend high school, to continuously advocating for fair and just practices in Toronto Police Service interactions with members of the LGBTQ community – to sponsoring and/or supporting LGBTQ people facing persecution, internationally, through our Refugee Program. We

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