Celebrating the Resurrection

 

Welcoming all

Growing in faith

Working for a just & peaceful world

Learning together from scripture

Nurturing kids & teens

Building a sharing community

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 Pentecost this week, with Pastor Michele preaching at our 11 a.m. worship service, with Communion. If you’re new in town, visiting, or a neighbour, you’re especially welcome to join us  for this Spirit-filled celebration!

Come early for Sunday School (ages nursery to high school) at 10 a.m., as well as On the Way Cafe, on the theme of  Slavery: Called to STOP!  The great Hebrew word, “Shabbat!” means, “STOP!” In this final class of the season, we share stories of stopping and tasting the freedom that God has called us to.

Stay late to enjoy a Taste of Colombia lunch (by donation) put on by our sister congregation, the Mennonite New Life Church. In the afternoon, the senior youth will be going on a hike while the junior youth enjoy an end-of-the-school-year party with a bike ride on the Leslie Spit.

 

TUMC is a friendly community that welcomes people of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, generations and abilities to full participation. 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.

Working toward reconciliation

As part of our ongoing commitment toward reconciliation with our Indigenous brothers and sisters, TUMC is offering several opportunities to think more deeply about how we can “decolonize” our thinking. An online book/Bible study Tuesday evenings is using the book “Unsettling the Word” as we explore decolonising our reading of scripture. It’s easy to tune in via Zoom on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. To join, talk to Tobi T; to buy a book (not essential to taking part), talk to Tim Schmucker. On Saturday, May 4, our own Diem Lafortune offers a Decolonizing the Heart Workshop: Deep Learning for Deep Change. The 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. workshop is being offered free only at TUMC. More information, and registration, are online at http://bit.ly/2IYqksG

Coming soon: TUMC’s all-church retreat!

Save the date! TUMC’s annual retreat at Silver Lake Camp on the beautiful Bruce Peninsula takes place this year June 7-9. This wonderful event for all ages will include lots of time to relax, swim in the warm pond, paddle a canoe across the lake, clamber up the climbing wall, take a quiet walk in the woods, laugh at skits at a campfire sing-along, and enjoy delicious food in the dining hall, all the while getting to know each other better and reflecting on faith and Creation. Sign up now!

Supporting our mission

Two of TUMC’s ongoing missions need your support! The photo above is of Eritrean refugees being airlifted to Niger by the UNHCR. TUMC, with a 40-year legacy of supporting refugees, is expecting to receive four young women and a couple of children from Eritrea (by way of Niger) in mid-May. The refugee committee is still looking for a small dining table and chairs, twin sized beds and bedding, towels, plates, bowls, cutlery, cell phones and laptops. (Call Ashton W. if you can help.) And then there’s Aurora House, our ministry to victims of human trafficking. Support this important ministry and have lots of fun too, by attending a Spring Ceili on Saturday, May 4, at 6:30 pm, with caller and live band. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, with proceeds to Aurora House. No experience necessary! Lessons are included. Please bring a water bottle, indoor shoes, cash for snacks, and a joyful heart to Pegasus Dance Studio (361 Glebeholme Blvd). For more information, check Facebook or contact Lara M. or Kathryn G.