Learning together from scripture

Sharing the light of Christ

Working for a just & peaceful world

Growing in faith

Nurturing kids & teens

Building a sharing community

Welcome to TUMC, a Christian community in the Mennonite-Anabaptist “peace church” tradition. We aspire to be a family of faith  that welcomes people with diverse backgrounds and stories, worshipping together and supporting one another, while following Christ’s example in working for peace and justice in our urban context.


This Sunday

NOTE!! This Sunday we begin our new summer schedule, with worship beginning at 10 a.m. And with it, we begin our summer theme — Dangerous Liaisons: Stories of mutual conversion.

Wondering what that’s all about? Peter Haresnape, a member of our preaching team, explains: Dangerous Liaisons is basically about the risk of encounter, that when I come into contact with another person, the encounter might change me. So we are looking at stories of ‘mutual conversion’ in scripture where two people meet and both are changed. These encounters are ‘dangerous’ because being truly open to another person involves vulnerability and trust.

Note that there is no Christian Education hour during the summer. With the extra time, why not consider this as a great opportunity to invite others to join you after the service — for lunch or a picnic at the nearby beach!

TUMC is a friendly community that welcomes people of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, generations and abilities. We are wheelchair-accessible and offer large-print hymnals and hearing assistance devices. We’re always glad to welcome newcomers. Whether you’re new to the city, visiting or simply curious, please feel free to check us out! For more information, check out the About Us tab.

 


VIdeo of the month

What happens when you learn the land your family has farmed for generations was originally stolen from the indigenous people? This beautiful short film reveals what happened in the Mennonite/Lutheran community of Laird, Saskatchewan. (TUMC has been working for some time on responding to the concerns raised by Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.) Watch the teaser below; the full award-winning 32-minute film can be viewed HERE courtesy of Mennonite Central Committee.

 

Summer schedule at TUMC

Starting June 25, we take a break from our usual busy schedule and start meeting a bit earlier to beat the heat and let everyone enjoy summer Sunday activities. Services start at 10 a.m., and there’s no Sunday school. So it’s a great time to get together with other TUMCers for lunch, or take a picnic to the nearby beach! We return to our regular schedule with Gathering Sunday on the first Sunday after Labour Day.

Making memories at Silver Lake

Nearly 100 people attended the annual TUMC retreat at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp in June, which marked the semi-official start of summer for our community. Check out the June edition of Place of Meeting for photos of all the fun!

Meetup at Willowgrove

Set aside Aug. 13 on your calendar now: It’s time for the annual inter-church worship service at Willowgrove camp (11737 McCowan Road, Stouffville), a great place to enjoy a meal together with Mennonites of every culture from around the GTA, with a pool and a variety of other outdoor family activities for all to enjoy. The joint service begins at 10:30 am, followed by a potluck and various activities. (There will be no service at TUMC that day.)