• 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?

  • Listening Post

    The First Listening Post The Healing Racism Initiative is pleased to announce the first “listening post” for People of Colour. It will be held on Sunday June 18 from 2-3 p.m. in Room 109 following the Annual Congregational Business Meeting. The purpose of the first listening post is to give People of Colour an opportunity

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  • Sing at Pride

    An Invitation To Sing at Pride If you have sung with the Christmas Choir or Pride, you are welcome to join us without an assessment. Our special guests will include The Nylons. The rehearsals are: Thursday May 25th Pride 1 Thursday June 8th Pride 2 Thursday June 15th Pride 3 Saturday June 17th

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  • 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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  • Spring Jazz Vespers

    Adventurous Jazz Magical, Inspiring and Uplifting! The spring concert featuring a variety of professional musicians from Toronto was a spiritually dynamic musical celebration embedded in jazz. The multi-layered music was strongly melodic, deep and reflective. As noted by Rev. Sam Morris, “Jazz Vespers is one of the best kept secrets in Toronto” Featured musicians included

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  • Faith+Pride

    Church Street Public Schoolyard becomes the new home for the largest annual outdoor worship service in Canada.

  • One More Black Life That Mattered

    This past weekend, another young, innocent child lost his life at the hands of those who are charged with protecting all of us. Jordan Edwards, a 15 year old football player, was in a car leaving a party, when an officer of the Balch Springs police department, a suburb of Dallas, in Texas fired into the departing vehicle killing Jordan.

  • A Thank You to Mike Dodds

    Mike Dodds, a cherished member of our staff here at MCC Toronto, has decided to retire after an amazing year revitalizing our adult spiritual education as the Life Long Learning program.

  • Rite of Committal Ceremony for Randy Teeple

    Randy Teeple was a dedicated volunteer and attended MCC Toronto for many years until he was too ill to continue. Randy passed on June 29, 2015. In fact, Randy bequeathed his body to the University of Toronto, Department of Anatomy.

  • Together Alone

    In “Together Alone”, Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes C.M. describes an epidemic of loneliness and reveals that, despite all of the advances in the LGBTQ community in a study conducted in mostly progressive countries, ours is the only cultural community which has not seen a decrease in the rate of suicide over several decades.

  • Community Care Marketing Specialist

    Communications Specialist The Community Care Ministry needs your help to develop its communications strategy. This opportunity will appeal to individuals who are social media savvy and are looking to expand their skills in a not-for-profit organization. To learn more about this exciting volunteer opportunity, call Bryan Blenkin at 416-406-6228 x137 or Carmen Llanos at 416-416-406-6228

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  • Community Care Status Update

    Hello from the Community Care Ministry (CCM). Since the program’s launch in January, CCM has been busy creating volunteer teams that will create the CCM programs. Below is a list of our accomplishments and work-in-progress. A reminder, CCM programs will include Prayer and Accompaniment, Support for People Grieving, Mental Health and Wellness and Support for our

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  • Ontario Health Study

    Decision Point Research, an independent research firm, is seeking gay and bi-sexual men between the ages of 18 and 26 to provide important feedback on health services in Ontario. If you qualify, you will be invited to participate in a 1.5 hour confidential online study. Participants will be given an honourarium of $135 to thank

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  • Membership Matters

    Membership at MCC Toronto is an important community connection and Members in Good Standing have the opportunity to vote for important issues in the life of the Church. Later this year, Voting Members of MCC Toronto will have an historic opportunity to vote for our new Senior Pastor, something that has not occurred in forty

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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 on our global MCC website – 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

    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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  • Digital Content Operator

    Do you use PowerPoint at work? Can you play solitaire on your computer? MCC Toronto is looking for an experienced Digital Content Operator. You can be a Digital Content Operator for one of our worship services! Help us to grow our digital audience Serve as an advocate for new, cutting-edge multimedia projects Provide regular feedback

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  • Lenten Sermon Series

    Lenten Sermon Series! Stay tuned for our upcoming Lenten Sermon Series: “It’ll Be a New Day!” March 5 – April 16 We’re all on the journey of life! Let’s take a deep look at the journeys we take in our lives, as individuals, and together as a church. This will be one of the most

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  • Peace & Justice Report

    Being the Hands and Feet of God I am still riding a surge of positivity after the Peace and Justice Strategy Team hosted its first Peace and Justice Forum at the same time as 60,000 women marched in Toronto and another 2 million women in Washington and in over 670 sister demonstrations across the US and

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  • Community Care RSVP

    We’re looking for volunteers to develop the new Community Care ministry! Your role will be helping to enhance MCC Toronto’s current care programs and create new ones.