• In memory of…


     David Lewis Stein Long time friend of MCC Toronto, David Lewis Stein passed away Tuesday, September 3, at 82. We will remember David fondly. In particular, we are grateful that he and his late wife, Alison Stein wrote the Haggadah (Order of Service book) for MCC Toronto’s annual Interfaith Passover Seder potluck. As he was, […]

  • Diane, thank you for the music. Xo


    Over the next month, we will be sharing special tributes to our much – loved Diane Leah, who is stepping down as Music Director on September 30th. Diane’s final Service as Music Director will be September 29th. Would you like to write a special tribute to Diane to be shared on our website? Send to […]

  • Canadian Rainbow Coalition for Refuge applauds seed funding for Canadian Network on LGBTQ refugee protection

    Edmonton – The Canadian Rainbow Coalition for Refuge are commending the federal government’s funding commitment from the Women and Gender Equity fund (WAGE).  “Thank you, Minister Maryam Monsef and LGBTQ2 special advisor Randy Boissonnault. This funding demonstrates the governments’ commitment to working with civil society to address the serious gaps in access, equity and full […]

  • World Refugee Day – June 20


    World Refugee Day (June 20) is a day to show that the Canada stands with refugees. Between June 14 and 20, MCC Toronto will be sharing daily posts that speak to the plight of LGBTQ+ Refugees and the work we do to support them in their fight for safety, love and acceptance through our LGBTQ+ […]

  • Pride Events


    Our 2019 Pride events are now over. Many thanks to community members who joined us. See you next year!!! Here are some of the faces of pride.

  • 50 Years of MCC


    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 […]

  • Little Library


    We’ve recently added a Little Library box to our front garden beside our signboard. It’s a delight to see people stopping from the neighbourhood to take a book or leave one. Have you got some good books at home that you’d like to donate? Bring a few books with you the next time you’re coming […]

  • Mutual Agreement


    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 […]

  • Healing Racism Initiative


    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 […]

  • Jeff Rocks MCC Toronto

    MCC Toronto elects new Senior Pastor in historic vote Clouds of pink smoke poured from our chimney to announce the election of our next Senior Pastor, Rev. Jeff Rock. Under the leadership of retiring pastor, Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, C.M., MCC Toronto has been at the epicentre of LGBTQ rights and marriage equality for four […]

  • Biography


    Reverend Jeff Rock Rev. Jeff Rock was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario with deep family roots on Manitoulin Island. His first love was theatre, but his second love was the sciences, which led him as a bright-eyed 18 year-old to Montreal where he completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Immunology at […]

  • Healing Racism


    MCC-Toronto has been building bridges in our communities for decades: from creating safe space for LGBTQ youth to attend high school, to continuously advocating for fair and just practices in Toronto Police Service interactions with members of the LGBTQ community – to sponsoring and/or supporting LGBTQ people facing persecution, internationally, through our Refugee Program. We […]

  • 40 Days of Prayer


    Beginning May 24th, pray 5 minutes of each day for the 40 days leading up to General Conference.

  • Blade in the Parade!


    I remember my first time being in the Toronto Pride Parade. It was in June 2011. I was then Co-President of the Ontario Government Employees Pride Network. On a hot, hot, hot day, I was walking alongside dozens of smiling, jumping and mesmerized colleagues. Toronto was saying ‘we love you – you’re all fine – […]

  • Flag Raising at City Hall


    TREAT – the Trans* Education and Awareness Team invite you to join us Friday, November 20, at Nathan Phillips Square for the annual Trans* Flag Raising at City Hall at 3:30 p.m. Also, please join us at the 519 Community Centre for the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance program at 7:00 p.m. The Transgender Day […]

  • Love Wins: a traveller reflects on Pride in Toronto


    This series of letters, Love Wins, comes to us from Bruce Walker, a human rights advocate, gay man and retired lawyer who  served the LGBTQ community in Toronto for many years. Bruce is an avid traveller who is passionate about the fight for equal human rights, everywhere. You can read more of Bruce’s travel adventures on his website. June […]

  • Pride 2015 Highlights


      Pride 2015 brought lots of great media attention to MCC Toronto! Click any of the links below to read the stories, see the photos and watch the videos! June 24 CBC News: Does Pride need to get more political? Read the great article on their website and don’t miss the amazing archival video from […]

  • A Historic Day for Love and Equality


    Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, C.M., calls for all Canadians to join our American sisters and brothers to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favour of same-sex marriages.

  • About this year’s COP Grant Recipients

    Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention Black CAP is highly focused on supporting the needs of LGBTQ newcomers from Africa and the Caribbean, and has been a leader in Toronto’s HIV movement for more than 25 years. Over the past year Black CAP has, among many other accomplishments, provided services and supports to 391 individual clients […]

  • Volunteer for Church on Church 2015

    Welcome and Usher folks to their seats! What does it entail? • We ask that volunteers arrive at 9:45am and we will do a brief training at 10:00am to help orientate you to the space and what is going on. • 10:30-11:00am usher guests to their seats as folks begin to arrive • During the […]