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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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  • Strip Searches and Social Justice

    MEETING: May 25 / Rainbow Room A / 12:30-2:00pm
    Join the Toronto Police Accountability Coalition and the Social Justice Network of MCC Toronto in a discussion about the impact of the Toronto Police strip search policy on marginalized communities.

  • Political Leaders to Speak at MCC Toronto

    In these times when we are facing a city election, a probable provincial election and a federal election all in the next 1.5 years, it is important for us to know what the principles and values are that guide various candidates as they take on public service. So we’ve extended an invitation to the four

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  • Offertory – October 27, 2013

    Marcus Nance Marcus Nance spent this past summer playing the part of Clairborn in the critically acclaimed world premiere of Ted Dykstraʼs Evangeline at the Charlottetown Festival.” Marcus has done a number of performances in New York: a year playing Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway at the La Jolla Playhouse, a role he

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  • Welcome Home

    We hope that you enjoyed Homecoming Weekend last Sunday. Our home was filled with laughter, love and wonderful music. A really big thank you goes to Sterling Jarvis and Heather Bambrick in addition to Diane Leah, Colleen Allen and Tom Jestadt for their concert here on Saturday night. Engaging, humourous …simply brilliant. We are so fortunate to have

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  • Celebrating 40 Years – Campaign Update

    Celebrating 40 Years! We achieved our 40th Anniversary fundraising goal! We needed to raise a net of $64,000 and we raised a net of almost $75,000. This was accomplished by setting a stretch revenue goal of $80,000. We came very close to achieving this goal by raising a total of $77,304. We are very grateful

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  • Founder of PFLAG Passes Away

    Jeanne Manford, who founded Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (P-FLAG) in 1972, passed away at her home in Daly City, California. She was 92. “She is known to thousands of people as the mother of the straight ally movement, but to me – she was my mother,” said daughter Suzanne Swan. “She

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  • Supporting Toronto-Danforth Non-Profit Infrastructure

    Last November, the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto received a $339,400 Community Capital Fund grant to help make this community hub more accessible, efficient and secure by installing an elevator, security lighting, lighting, office equipment and furniture….

  • Davey Wavey Goes to Gay Church!

    When Davey Wavey visited us he was so touched by our church that he went home and produced a YouTube video of his experience. He also wanted to give something back to us and decided to start a fundraiser so we can sponsor one refugee to Canada.

  • Rev. Brent Hawkes Officiates at Jack Layton’s Funeral

    MCC Toronto is proud to have Rev. Brent Hawkes invited to officiate Jack Layton’s funeral accompanied by the Choir of MCC Toronto MCC Toronto joins communities and people all over Canada in mourning the passing of John Gilbert (Jack) Layton. For many people, Jack Layton is best known as a brash and outspoken fighter for

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