News

  • Christmas with The Choir 2019

    We’re warming up for Christmas! The Choir of MCC Toronto invites you to cozy up to the holiday spirit at our popular Christmas Concert on Saturday, November 23 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary, at MCC Toronto (115 Simpson Ave). This year, our new Music Director, Jason Jestadt gifts you an evening of choral music […]

  • 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 […]

  • Little Library

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    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

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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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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

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    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 […]