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  • Facility Manager wanted

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    Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto (MCC Toronto) has an extraordinary opportunity for an experienced Facility Manager with an interest in social justice issues and serving in a progressive spiritual community.  This Facility Manager position reports to the Executive Director.  This is a part-time position of approximately 20 hours per week located at 115 Simpson Avenue.  […]

  • 50 Years of MCC

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    In 1968, Rev. Troy Perry felt called to offer a place for gay people to worship God freely. Rev. Perry put an advertisement in The Advocate announcing a worship service designed for gays in Los Angeles. Twelve people turned up on October 6, 1968 for the first service, after which Rev. Perry quipped that “nine were my friends […]

  • Thanksgiving Crowds

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    It was our biggest Thanksgiving crowd yet! Some say we served dinner to more than 180 guests and some delighted exaggerators claim it was 250. We certainly did have to set up extra dining places in Room 109 and even in the servery. Thank you to Dameon and his crew for delicious turkey, stuffing and […]

  • Thanks for the water!

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    It was a year ago this month that the Social Justice Network ran its Fall Fundraising Campaign to purchase a Hydration Station for the students and staff of the Triangle Program. Through your generous donations and support, we were able to reach our goal and the fountain was installed last June. We again asked for […]

  • MCC Toronto offers Sex-Ed classes for city kids

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    The interim sexual education curriculum provided to Ontario teachers does not include enough information for children to form healthy relationships, and MCC Toronto is offering a solution. Our church will provide a full day of sexual education, empathy, and diversity training for city kids on Friday November 16, a designated Professional Activity day for Toronto […]

  • Holy Ground

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    At the end of January, tragic news broke about some of the missing people from our Village community: their remains had been found at a house on Mallory Crescent, victims of a serial killer. Shock, horror and grief enveloped our city. In response, MCC Toronto held a candlelight vigil on Sunday, February 3rd. We lit […]

  • Action for Sex-Ed

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    The Ontario government announced the repeal of the current sex-ed curriculum and plans to replace it with teaching materials from 20 years ago. This regressive decision means that sexual orientation, gender identity, same-sex marriage, consent, invisible disabilities and social media safety will not be taught to 264,000 children in Ontario. Our experience has taught us that […]

  • Triangle students return for another amazing school year

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    MCC Toronto houses the only LGBTQ+ focussed high school in Canada: the Triangle Program. For over 20 years, students here have found safety and camaraderie as they complete their education. The Triangle Program provides a modern suite of classrooms where our youth can learn from a curriculum that celebrates LGBTQ+ literature, history, and issues. It […]

  • Repeal of the Current Sex-Ed Curriculum

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    The Ford government has recently announced the repeal of the current Health and Physical Education curriculum (that was implemented in 2015) and will be replacing it with the 1998 curriculum. This change means that sexual orientation, gender identity, same-sex marriage, consent, invisible disabilities and safe social media use will not be taught to students in […]

  • Community Pillars

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    We are pleased to launch our new Community Pillars Program.  This program seeks to honour and celebrate the special giving of some key donors. These donors contribute $5,000 a year or more to the work of MCC Toronto. Today, this list includes 50 couples and individuals and, with their permission, we’re celebrating them.  Andrew Fleming […]

  • Fund Development Committee Report

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    Our 45th Anniversary calls for lots of celebration. We have so much to be proud of. Today, we’re going to celebrate lots of people. Let’s start the celebrations by honouring a special group of people that we refer to as our Fund Development Committee. This group of volunteers brings incredible passion for ensuring MCC Toronto […]

  • Don’t repeal the Sex-Ed curriculum

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    On July 11, 2018, Ontario’s newly appointed Education Minister, Lisa Thompson, announced the repeal of the province’s modern sex-ed curriculum, fulfilling the campaign promise of Premier Doug Ford to revert to an old and archaic curriculum. If implemented, the repeal will remove several key topics from the current curriculum including consent, gender identity, sexting, same […]

  • Congratulations Grads!

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    Congratulations to the Triangle Program and the graduating Class of 2018! Eight students graduated this year from the high school that we house here at the church. Five grads have immediate post-secondary plans: one is heading off to York University, one has been accepted at U of T, and three more are enrolled in local […]

  • Church washed off Church Street

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    Pride Sunday worship service on June 24, 2018 with Rev. Jeff Rock. Nearly 100 volunteers set up and prepared for this year’s Church on Church Street service on Pride Sunday. From the stage setup to the rows of chairs, volunteers had the site ready in record time so we could present another amazing Pride service. […]

  • New Service Times

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    During the month of July, MCC Toronto will only have one morning service each Sunday. This service will start at 11:00 a.m. The change is meant to give all of our amazing volunteers a well deserved break from their weekly Sunday duties. Evening services will continue at the usual 7:00 p.m. time each Sunday. Please join […]

  • Love Your Neighbour

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    We here at MCC Toronto  want to thank all of you for your contribution to our Pentecost ‘Love Your Neighbour’ campaign. After decorating the Sanctuary on Sunday, we took the flowers you donated to our neighbours and placed them on their door steps. Some of them came out of their home and sent their heartfelt […]

  • Sam’s Goodbye

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    I returned to Canada from New Orleans in the summer of 2011. Something extraordinary happened that August right here in this space. After decades as a congregant and member of MCC Toronto, it was here that I received the call to Ministry. I was able to answer that call, and I did so willingly, if […]

  • What’s With All The Cameras?

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    A lot of film crews and photographers have been capturing images around the church recently weeks in order to produce a video that showcases our congregation for our major capital campaign. The materials we are collecting highlight the vibrancy of our caring community, the inclusiveness of our sermons and rituals, and the choral beauty of […]

  • Celebrating Families

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    May 6 is International Family Equality Day. This year’s theme is ‘Children’s Rights Matter’. At MCC Toronto, we help children develop a belief system that is informed by knowledge, diverse spiritual practices and a touch of holy mystery. The Children and Family Ministry creates meaningful connections with each other, our families, communities and God. Our […]

  • The Choir sings to keep Toronto Strong

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    There were thousands of people with us at Sunday evening’s #TorontoStrong Vigil, where we joined together to light candles, sing songs and honour the victims of the tragedy in North York. Religious leaders joined Prime Minister Trudeau, Premier Kathleen Wynne, Mayor John Tory and The Choir of MCC Toronto to pay their respects at Mel Lastman […]

  • Love Wins In Trinidad

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    LGBTQ+ Trinidadians and their supporters across the world are celebrating this first step to victory and we at MCC Toronto stand proudly with them!

  • Clarification from our Refugee Ministry

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    It was brought to our attention that the story we ran on April 1 and April 8, “Good News from the Refugee Ministry”, was written in such a way that it could be interpreted as reading that the Refugee Ministry had received $100,000 from the government to run its programs. Although that would be a […]

  • Bridges Postponed

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    Our mid year fundraising event, originally scheduled for May 23, has been postponed. Bridges To Hope And Freedom will be a truly exceptional event showcasing and celebrating our Refugee Ministry. Although many staff and volunteers have been working hard to produce the event, we’ve decided to postpone because, financially, we are not where we needed […]