• Happy Anniversary!


    Sunday was the 17th anniversary of the world’s first legal same-sex marriages, performed  in our Sanctuary on January 14, 2001. Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes officiated at the double wedding of couples Elaine & Anne Vautour and Kevin Bourassa & Joe Varnell. Over 1000 people crowded into the church for the historic double wedding. The media […]

  • Thank you for supporting our Christmas Appeal


    Last month we held a Christmas Appeal to help us raise the funds necessary to finish 2017 with a balanced budget. We had a wonderful response! Thank you to everyone who donated in support of the Christmas Appeal. In alphabetical order, those very generous individuals are: Alan Ferguson Aliyat Hassan Allister Douglas Allyson Samuel Alwin […]

  • Like the Apology


    We have recently become aware of a campaign of disapproval towards last month’s apology from Ottawa.

  • 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 […]

  • Valentine’s Vespers


    Love was in the Air! Those who attended Jazz Vespers on Sunday February 12, 2017, were treated to an early glimpse of Valentine’s Day through the beautiful vocal stylings of Alex Samaris supported by Colleen Allen (saxophone), Justin Gray (bass), and Todd Penney (piano).   Rev. Deana Dudley shared a convincing homily entitled “Love Makes […]

  • 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 […]

  • Second Quarter results


    We have initiated a number of large multi-year transitions and we remain committed to their successful completion.

  • Congregational Update July 2016


    As part of our commitment to more regular, transparent and timely communication with the Congregation we want to highlight some of our recent activities.

  • 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 – […]