Welcoming all

Learning together from scripture

Building a sharing community

Growing in faith

Working for a just & peaceful world

Nurturing kids & teens

Sharing the light of Christ

TUMC is 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

We’re celebrating the third Sunday of Advent this week with a wonderful service planned by our Youth! A shout-out to sopranos and altos: It’s not too late to join the choir singing in next week’s Fourth Advent service; practice begins at 9:50 a.m. Parents are invited to join their kids on the lower level at 10 a.m. to hear the Christmas story unfold in Sunday School. (There is no On the Way Cafe this week.) This afternoon, the junior and senior youth will have their Christmas party, while the Venture Club (Grades 1-5) goes caroling at St. Clair O’Connor Community.

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. You can also follow us on Facebook for regular updates.


 

Newcomers Breakfast

Are you new (or newish) to TUMC? Pastor Michele Rizoli and some of our longstanding members would love to enjoy your company over breakfast before worship on Dec. 9. If you’ve been around for a year or less, please join us at 8:30 a.m. for a light breakfast and informal conversation. This is a great chance to learn more about TUMC, get to know a few “regulars” a little better, and ask all the questions you’ve been wondering about. We’d love to see you there!

Advent at TUMC

The busy-ness of preparing for Christmas can often overshadow Advent, a time of quiet reflection and waiting. Worship on the four Sundays of Advent offers a chance to stop, breathe, and think more deeply about the meaning of Jesus’s birth. Our theme for Advent this year is “A Stable Place.” It calls to mind Jesus’ birth and all it represented in hopes for justice and restoration for his people. It calls to mind right relationships, the scales of justice held evenly for all peoples. It calls to mind for us lives that are centered on God’s Spirit and empowered to act with love in a broken world. On Saturday, Dec. 8, our sanctuary will become a Craft and Food Marketplace in support of Aurora House, TUMC’s unique ministry to victims of human trafficking. Our service on Dec. 23 will feature a host of wonderful choral music. On Dec. 24, we will mark Christmas Eve with a beautiful candlelit evening service of Lessons & Carols. You are invited to take part in these and other activities at TUMC to celebrate this most wonderful season of joy, peace and love!

Holiday Craft & Food Marketplace

On Saturday, Dec. 8, join us for this fundraising marketplace in support of Aurora House, TUMC’s shelter ministry to trafficked persons. Enjoy FREE admission and live music while you explore 30+ vendor tables featuring established and newcomer artisans. At the silent auction table you can bid on fabulous items donated by our generous sponsors. Take home unique gifts for your loved ones – or yourself – at this festive shopping experience! The Marketplace is organized by Aurora House and the Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto, and all profits will go towards programs and services for newcomers and people who have been trafficked in Canada.