Past News & Events

  • Win Your Ticket

    Retirement Tribute for Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes Thursday, October 19, 2017 at The Carlu. 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Cocktails & Hors D’Oeuvres Win your ticket to an unparalleled experience. Celebrate a Brilliant Career with us! Enter to win 1 ticket to Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes’s retirement tribute on Thursday, October 19, 2017. To participate,

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

  • Think Recycle Program

    The Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto is partnering with Think Recycle to recycle your unwanted printer cartridges, cell phones and laptops for a good cause. We are proud to announce that the Metropolitan Community church of Toronto is calling on all our friends to recycle their unwanted printer cartridges, cell phones and laptops to help

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  • Funeral Pre-Planning Workshop

    Funeral Pre-Planning Workshop Want to know what it takes to pre-plan a funeral service, whether yours or for someone else? Come meet with our Funeral Coordinator and Dignity staff as we walk you through all the steps. Good take-away info and materials.   Come on February 5th to Triangle Room A, starting @12:30 until 2:30pm

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  • An Inspirational Letter

    Dear MCC Toronto, I wanted to write to tell you how moved I was by your Christmas Eve service. My husband and I stumbled across the concert while browsing the event listings for Roy Thomson hall. We both have grown up in traditional churches – Anglican and Presbyterian. In adulthood we have attended the United

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  • Peace and Justice Forum

    MCC Toronto Peace and Justice Forum Saturday, January 21, 2017 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   The Peace and Justice Strategy Team invites you to its first Building Bridges to Peace and Justice Forum on Saturday January 21 in the Social Hall from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Registration, coffee and mingling will begin at 12:30 p.m. To

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  • Pie & Ice Cream Social on Christmas Day

    Pie and Ice Cream Social on Christmas Day There will be no Christmas Day dinner in the Social Hall this year since Christmas falls on Sunday and all cooks and volunteers will be engaged in a combined worship service at 11 that morning. We will however, be having a Pie and Ice Cream Social, yes!

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  • Third Quarter State of the Church Report

    2016 Third Quarter State of the Church Report We have seen several positive changes in the third quarter of 2016, summarized in our various strategic initiatives below. 1. PM Worship A. The PM service has seen many small, discrete changes over the past 8 months that are beginning to coalesce into something so spirit filled

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