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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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  • Success Story from our Refugee Program

    MCC Toronto’s refugee ministry is a strong beacon of hope to so many in Canada and around the world. We receive dozens of requests monthly for sponsorship from overseas. We have assisted almost 980 refugee claimants since our ministry began in 2006. Our church is in the process of sponsoring five LGBT individuals to Canada

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  • Congregational Update

    From the November 25, 2014 MCC Toronto Board of Directors meeting: 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

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  • A Note of Thanks from TREAT

    November 26, 2014 To all of our friends and family at MCC Toronto, We at the Transgender Resource, Education, and Action Team (T.R.E.A.T) extend our grateful thanks for your support and generosity during the Purple Ribbon Campaign, Trans* Awareness month and Trans* Day Of Remembrance. With your help, we distributed over five hundred buttons and

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  • My Last Memory of Drew

    by Charmaine Id, Café Connection Team Leader I met Drew in January when I first started making coffee after services in the morning. He would sit still and be very quiet behind this huge boardroom table in the serving area, with buckets of hot soapy water, and I’d be running around getting cups out, and looking for

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  • MCC Toronto Congregant Writes… Re: Bill C-279

    Dear Senator White, I am writing you in regards to Bill C-279, an Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (gender identity). I am a heterosexual, educated woman who has had many great opportunities in her life – something I never take for granted. I was born and raised on

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  • An Invitation to Sing on Christmas Eve

    An Invitation to Sing on Christmas Eve with MCC Toronto at Roy Thomson Hall Dear Past, Present or Future Choir Member, As most of you know, Metropolitan Community Church holds a Christmas Eve service at Roy Thomson Hall every year. We are hoping that you will consider joining or re-joining us this year. In 2013,

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  • Thrift Shop News

    The Thrift Shop is located on the balcony of the Social Hall. Most Sundays it is open from 10:30 am to about 1 pm. The merchandise is donated by members of the MCCT congregation and their friends. The Church uses all of the proceeds from sales to buy light bulbs, cleaning supplies and other vital

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  • Bill C-279 Update

    Currently there are several different amendments being talked about for Bill C-279. Any of them will have the same effects, i.e. delaying the bill at best or killing the bill at worst. We will continue to plan our civil disobedience and will be on an alert basis, ready to act based on what comes out

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  • Bill C-279 Update

    Over the last two weeks the Senate Committee has been having hearings on bill C-279. We are encouraged that hearings are happening, however, we are very concerned that problematic amendments will be made requiring it to go back to the House of Commons and thereby delaying or killing the bill should an election be called.

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  • Clergy Appreciation Month

    October is Clergy Appreciation month for churches in North America. We would like to recognize the four amazing people we have here at MCC Toronto who tirelessly provide the spiritual nourishment that is so important to us all: Rev. Jo Bell – CLM Instructor and Student Clergy Supervisor, has been in Toronto since 2004; Rev.

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  • MCC Toronto Board of Directors Congregational Update

    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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  • “Let Go” by Caroline O’Reilly

    …to the MCC Toronto Choir Family, with love from a grateful member There are spaces between these words; the syllables; Sounds that spell themselves out in ink; in speech. This is my attempt to cram, jam, slam love into those places; the tiny spaces between sounds – because the spaces matter as much as the

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  • Employment Opportunity: Nursery Caregiver

    Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto (MCC Toronto) has an extraordinary opportunity for a caring, responsible Nursery Caregiver on Sunday mornings and other special occasions. The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of child development and be able to plan and implement activities that meet the developmental needs of children within the context of their

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  • Board of Directors CONGREGATIONAL UPDATE July 2014

    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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  • Anniversary Awards and Medals

    On Sunday, July 13 we proudly presented our Anniversary Awards to the following congregants: Beloved Disciple Award Recipient, Mark Guiler The Beloved Disciple Award is given for long-term, distinguished service to the church. The award may only be bestowed once to an individual who must have been a member for 10 years. For years, Mark

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  • MCC Toronto Women`s Washroom

    We continue to work on estimates for the renovation of the women’s washroom. Currently the estimates are approximately $23,000. We consulted with a number of women in the congregation on what needs to be renovated to improve the women’s washroom. As a result of our consultation we’re going to do/add the following: :: Ceramic tile

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  • Refugee Ministry Update – May 2014

    In 2014 we have welcomed over 60 new refugee claimants to our refugee peer support group. That means we have assisted over 870 claimants since this ministry began in March 2005. We have also sponsored and settled seven refugees since 2007. We started our Spiritual Support for refugees six week course at the end of

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  • Guest Performer: May 11, 2014

    DAVID CONNOLLY David is an optimistic, highly creative idea generator whose life Dance Magazine wrote, “demonstrates the quintessential balancing act between career and community service.” His diverse and unique skill-set has enabled him to help The Canadian Tenors, Katy Perry, Natalie Portman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sarah Brightman, The Doodlebops, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s How Do You

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