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  • Justice Day

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    International Prisoner’s Justice Day Join us on Sunday, August 12th after the 7:00 p.m. Service for a special event! Please join the Social Justice Network (SJN) Sunday, August 12 after the 7:00 p.m. Service to commemorate International Prisoner’s Justice Day with a prayer walk to the Don Jail. The focus of this year’s Prisoners’ Justice Day is the impact […]

  • Anointing and Communion Training

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    The next Anointing and Communion Serving training will be held on Sunday February 18th from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm in Triangle Room C. For more information please contact Vaughan Wilcox, vaughanw@primus.ca.

  • Mutual Agreement

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    Transitions require clear expectations to prevent misunderstandings. With that in mind, Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes and Rev. Jeff Rock have developed a mutual agreement procedure. Here are some highlights: Title:  Brent will assume the title of Pastor Emeritus following his retirement and Jeff will be known as the Senior Pastor. The Immediate Future: For the next 6 months, Brent will […]

  • Jazz Vespers Musicians

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    The Jazz Vespers Musicians Heather Bambrick is a JUNO-nominated vocalist, voice actor, broadcaster, and educator, who has collaborated with Phil Nimmons, Fred Hirsch, Gene DiNovi, Guido Basso, Lea Delaria, Anne Hampton Callaway, Jackie Richardson, Ian Shaw, Rob McConnell, Peter Appleyard, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, and many others. […]

  • Healing Racism Initiative

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    Where does racism hide within our community? How does it manifest itself without us even noticing it?  One of the first places to look for racism is in the systems that underpin our society. Systemic racism is built on assumptions that were made by the generations that preceded us. We perpetuate the racism by holding on to systems that we’ve […]

  • Sing With Us

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    Sing with us on Christmas Eve. MCC Toronto 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 2016, the Christmas Choir was comprised of 75 singers and we want to have least 100 participants this year! Because it is […]

  • SJN Movie Night

    Winter In Summertime: Frozen Sing-Along Chillin’ with the Social Justice Network Join us on Friday, August 25th at 6:30 p.m. for our Social movie night. We will be screening the special Family-Friendly Disney’s Frozen, the Sing-Along Edition, in the Social Hall. The movie tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on a journey […]

  • Spring Jazz Vespers

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    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Reverend Addie Aylestock

    African-Canadian Heritage The eldest of eight from a Glen Allen, Ontario family, Addie Aylestock was descended from a long line of those who settled along the Conestogo River. She made her way to the big city of Toronto for greater opportunities when she entered her teens. In order to support herself she took the work […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Special Project

    Calling All Plumbers! The SJN is looking for a plumber who can assist us with a small pre-installation plumbing job at the church for our brand new Hydration Station. Do you know a plumber or someone with plumbing skills in their tool belt that can help us out? If so, please contact us at socialjustice@mcctoronto.com […]

  • 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! […]

  • From the Board of Directors

    On behalf of the Board, I also want to express our heartfelt appreciation to our staff, deacons, the reference group, listening circle participants, lay leadership, volunteers – and everyone who has pulled together in the past few weeks to ensure we continued to receive a first rate worship experience  and ensured we had opportunities to […]

  • Toronto Centre Holiday Party

    I’m delighted to invite the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto to attend my Annual Toronto Centre Holiday Party on Thursday, December 15th at 6:00 p.m. at Daniels Spectrum. This will be an opportunity for Toronto Centre to come together in celebration of our diversity, community and the holiday season. If you are able to attend please let me […]