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  • Flag Raising at City Hall

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    TREAT – the Trans* Education and Awareness Team invite you to join us Friday, November 20, at Nathan Phillips Square for the annual Trans* Flag Raising at City Hall at 3:30 p.m. Also, please join us at the 519 Community Centre for the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance program at 7:00 p.m. The Transgender Day

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  • Thrift Shop Silent Auction

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    The Thrift Shop has received a very generous donation of a signed and numbered, limited edition print by the late Toronto artist Steve Walker. Steve was an internationally known painter who died unexpectedly in 2012. His work has been exhibited in many prestigious galleries around the world and will also be familiar from local exhibitions

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  • You are the stars of Davey Wavey’s new video about love!

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    Popular YouTube blogger Davey Wavey visited MCC Toronto this August to talk to diverse LGBT couples about their experience of love. Many of you were interviewed by Davey… and now we can see the result! Enjoy this heartwarming video featuring folks from our community!

  • What Are You Thankful For?

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    “What are you thankful for?” It has become tradition to ask this question around the table at Thanksgiving. In these exciting times, most of us have immense riches as well as ponderous problems, and the latter can prevent us from seeing the former. By asking ourselves this question, we can show ourselves that we really

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  • Rev. Dr. Hawkes Named to the Order of New Brunswick

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    August 3 was New Brunswick Day, and the province of Rev. Dr. Hawkes’ birth celebrated by naming ten accomplished New Brunswickers to the Order of New Brunswick. From the provincial government’s website: “The award honours current or former long-time residents of New Brunswick who have demonstrated a high level of individual excellence and achievement in

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  • About Triangle Program Educator Jeffrey White

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    This Sunday, our guest preacher is someone who is familiar to MCC Toronto – on weekdays. Now, he will be with us to share his moving story at worship. Jeffrey White is a teacher at the Triangle Program, Canada’s only alternative highschool for LGBTQ youth who have encountered bullying in the regular school system. He

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  • Brent’s Birthday Greetings

    Those of you who attended the gala celebration of Brent’s 65th birthday on June 10 will remember the wonderful collection of video greetings that were shown throughout dinner. And those of you who were unable to attend should have a chance to see all those heartwarming videos! So we have finally collected them all in

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  • Thank You from Premier Wynne and ECUT

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    We have received some warm thank yous recently from some friends of the church, thank yous which are directed at YOU, the congregation and donors, for your warmth and generosity in recent weeks. We wanted to make sure everyone gets a chance to read them! Thank You from Premier Kathleen Wynne Click here to see

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  • Love Wins: a traveller reflects on Pride in Toronto

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    This series of letters, Love Wins, comes to us from Bruce Walker, a human rights advocate, gay man and retired lawyer who served the LGBTQ community in Toronto for many years. Bruce is an avid traveller who is passionate about the fight for equal human rights, everywhere. You can read more of Bruce’s travel adventures on his website. June

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  • Pride 2015 Highlights

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      Pride 2015 brought lots of great media attention to MCC Toronto! Click any of the links below to read the stories, see the photos and watch the videos! June 24 CBC News: Does Pride need to get more political? Read the great article on their website and don’t miss the amazing archival video from

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  • A Historic Day for Love and Equality

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    Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, C.M., calls for all Canadians to join our American sisters and brothers to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favour of same-sex marriages.

  • About this year’s COP Grant Recipients

    Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention Black CAP is highly focused on supporting the needs of LGBTQ newcomers from Africa and the Caribbean, and has been a leader in Toronto’s HIV movement for more than 25 years. Over the past year Black CAP has, among many other accomplishments, provided services and supports to 391 individual clients

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  • Volunteer for Church on Church 2015

    Welcome and Usher folks to their seats! What does it entail? • We ask that volunteers arrive at 9:45am and we will do a brief training at 10:00am to help orientate you to the space and what is going on. • 10:30-11:00am usher guests to their seats as folks begin to arrive • During the

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  • Anniversary Sunday 2015 Annual Awards

    Awards & Medals On July 17, 2016, we will celebrate MCC Toronto’s 43nd anniversary! Every year on our anniversary, we bestow several awards for outstanding contributions made my MCC Toronto folks. The Beloved Disciple Award is given for long-term distinguished service to the church; the Community Service Award is given to remarkable people who have

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  • Ontario should ban ‘conversion therapy’ for LGBTQ youth

    Everyone should write their MPPs and urge them to support a bill aimed at prohibiting ‘conversion therapy’ for youth. By: Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, C.M. Published on Tue Mar 31 2015 in The Toronto Star I have a good friend and colleague who, as a teen, was sent for conversion therapy and neuro-psychiatric treatment

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  • Statement from Rev. Dr. Hawkes on Bill C-279

    Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, led by senior pastor Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, C.M., is the spiritual home to a diverse and progressive community of faith, rooted in the teachings and spiritual practices of Christianity. We believe in a relevant and forward-thinking spirituality and are proud to be a congregation serving people with assorted beliefs,

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  • Toronto City Council Blessed

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    We’re here today at what I consider to be the epicentre – the epicentre of the protection of (Canadian) values – and I mean this very church. – Toronto mayor John Tory. On Sunday, February 22, 2015, MCC Toronto hosted a special interfaith gathering to bless the new Toronto city council. Many faith leaders from

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  • The Search for the Next Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches

    Who will lead the MCC? In July 2016, clergy and lay delegates of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) from around the world will elect the next Moderator of the MCC at General Conference XXVI in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. In preparation for the election, the MCC Moderator Nominating Committee (MNC) is actively soliciting, recruiting, screening, evaluating,

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  • Citrus Drive

    Get your vitamin C and help your church at the same time. Check out our Citrus Drive! You can buy bulk citrus fruit and pick it up at the church, or you can donate your purchase to the food bank and receive a tax receipt! Use the form here to order.

  • Wanted – A Grow Lamp

    Calling all gardeners At last week’s talk, where we began planning to get a City garden plot, we decided it would be fun to start planting seeds ahead of the planting season. This would save us money, and also ensures that what we grow is organic. How can you help? Do YOU have an unused

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  • What Does MCC Toronto Mean To Me?

    Last Sunday, Brent asked folks to respond on our Connection Cards to the question “What does MCC Toronto mean to you?” We were really pleased with how many of you responded, and especially with the responses you offered! Our staff created a “Wordle” from the response; a wordle is word art – a visual depiction

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  • Employment Opportunity

    Communications and Marketing Team Leader Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto (MCC Toronto) has an extraordinary opportunity for a communications professional with a proven track record of building communications in ways that connect and engage diverse people and forms of communication. The candidate has an interest in social justice issues and serving in a progressive spiritual

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