Worship and Celebration

Empowered Into Joyful Living

Each week over 600 people gather at MCC Toronto to celebrate the ways God is empowering us each day into joyful living. We welcome you to join us in worship each Sunday to celebrate God’s acceptance and love of all people. And we pray that God’s love is renewed in you each day and that God’s presence will remain with you through the week to bring you peace and joy.

Sunday Services

Regular Worship

Worship services are held at 9:00am, 11:00am and 7:00pm each Sunday. Announcements generally start 10 minutes prior to each service. View our Contact Page for directions and a map to MCC Toronto.

Phonic Ears for hearing assistance are available at the sound booth in the balcony and American Sign Language Interpreters are present at the right front of the church during each 11:00am service.

The following information will help you in understanding some of the components of our service of worship, particularly if you plan on attending for the first time.

Prayers

Share with God

During our celebration we lift up prayers in various styles as we share our joys and concerns with God. During the Prayers of the People, you are invited to remember prayer requests at the appropriate time as you feel comfortable. We invite you to open yourselves to these words and embrace this opportunity to seek and to share God’s loving presence.

We’re here to be with you in prayer. You can send in a request in any one of these ways:

Prayer works when you work it!!

If you would like to pray with someone following the service, please approach one of the Deacons at the front of the Sanctuary on the main floor. For support when you have spiritual questions or concerns, please call the CAREline at 416-406-6228 ext 114 or email to: [email protected]

Lessons For Life

Your Faith in Action

We rejoice in the power of God’s Word to be a positive force in our lives. Lessons for Life are meant to inspire you in your spiritual journey and to challenge you to find ways to put your faith into action.

Copies of Lessons for Life are prepared by our Audio Ministry, and are available for a nominal charge from the Information Centre located in the Social Hall.

Healing

Receive Annointing

Is there a place in your life where you or someone you know is in need of healing?

Or is there a situation you know of where you need strength to be a bearer of healing for someone else?

During the Time for Reconciliation and Healing you’re invited to come forward alone or with a friend to receive an anointing for healing. An Anointer will anoint your forehead with oil and offer you a brief blessing. We all share God’s love and celebrate God’s unconditional gift of peace and freedom.

Sharing The Dream

Abundant Giving

On your first visit to celebrate with us, please do not put anything in the offering plate as you are our guest and it will be our pleasure to welcome you!

For those who worship regularly with us, we thank you again for the use of your resources so that we may continue to build the souls of people by meeting their needs, and to heal real human hurts through the many ministries of our church. Your abundant giving is making a difference in the lives of people!

According to our ministry plan, we need $44,167 per month to provide the programs and services that care for so many people.

Please check here for information on how you can provide financial support to MCC Toronto including e-donating.

Forgiveness

God’s Unconditional Acceptance

Letting go of past mistakes can be one of the hardest things to do. Releasing others from their mistakes can also be a real challenge. God is with us always and everywhere, and God forgives every mistake that we freely acknowledge. God is also present when we need to do the hard work of fixing a friendship or relationship damaged by a mistake.

During the Prayer of Reconciliation, you are invited to name those areas in your life where you have disappointed yourself or have been disappointed by another. We all share Gods love, and here we celebrate Gods unconditional acceptance of us, just as we are.

Communion

Receiving God’s Gifts

At MCC Toronto we celebrate an open Communion. You do not need to be a member of this church or of any church to receive God’s gifts. On your first visit, you are especially welcome to share in Communion. Parents and Caregivers are invited to collect their children from the Nursery at this time so they can share in Communion time with you and the congregation.

We serve non-alcoholic wine at all stations. The Communion hosts are made of 100% wheat. At the usher’s direction, you may come forward, alone or with a friend. When you come forward, a server will dip the host in the wine, place the host in your mouth and offer a blessing like this: “Rejoice that God is love and this love is with you always.”

We believe that the elements of Communion are transformed in community to be spiritual food for all people. We recognize and celebrate the variety of beliefs about Communion present in our membership. God desires to feed us and sustain us – that’s why we believe God provides each of us with the spiritual food we need in a form in which we can receive it.

As others receive, please maintain an atmosphere of calm reflection, and join in singing the Communion hymns printed in the order of service.

Volunteering

Playing Our Parts

At MCC Toronto, everyone plays a part in our weekly celebration. At times in our service, you may notice a number of people moving into position to serve. We extend a special thank you to all who make our celebrations possible through their gifts of time and talent.

Café Connection

Social Time

Each service is followed by a Coffee Hour in our social all at 10:00am and 12:00pm. You are very welcome to join us for coffee, tea, juice or water and a cookie. Anniversaries and Birthdays are celebrated at this time on the first Sunday of each month. During these periods the Information Centre is open for details about MCC Toronto programs and events. You can also drop by the Volunteer Centre in the Social Hall and speak with a friendly Volunteer Team member.

Special Services

Beyond Sundays

Throughout the year, a number of special services are held. These include a Pride Day Service on Church Street prior to the Annual Pride Day Parade in June, A Blessing of the Animals Service at our MCC Toronto home, and Christmas services at Roy Thomson Hall.

Friday Social Nights

Monthly Activity and Social Event

The Friday Social Nights are monthly social gatherings open to all ages of MCC attendees/members, their friends, and the community at large! Everyone is welcome to come participate in a variety of activities from karaoke, board games, card nights, improv games, dinner parties, and more! Beer, wine, and soft-drinks will also be made available for purchase – see you there! We are always looking for new suggestions for activities so please drop us a line and let us know what you’re interested in. For more information contact .

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