Building a sharing community

Teaching peace

Learning together from scripture

Growing in faith

Working for a just & peaceful world

Welcoming all

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

This week we’ll be looking at five fierce young women, the daughters of Zelophehad, who spoke truth to power when the economic laws  of their nation were unfair. Pastor Michele Rizoli preaches in our ongoing series on biblical women at the 11 a.m. Worship Service, where we’ll also be hearing a faith story from and formally welcoming Alison L. to membership.  Guests, newcomers, curious folk and seekers are always welcome! Come early for Sunday School for ages nursery through high school at 10 a.m., with coffee & scriptural reflection for adults on the second floor (On the Way Cafe) on the very current topic of Headlines, Pipelines and Cancelled Train Lines, led by Pastor Peter Haresnape.  We’re also beginning a new Faith Exploration discussion group at 10 a.m., for those  considering baptism, membership or just exploring questions about faith, in the Pastors’ Meeting Room on the main floor.

After the service, the BYOB (young adults) group will be heading to the Aga Khan Museum to enjoy the exhibit on Building Black Civilizations; check with Pastor Peter for details.

 

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

Lenten Bible Study

You’re invited to a Lenten Bible study focusing on Jesus’ journey to the cross, on Tuesday evenings from Feb. 18 – Apr. 6, at 7:30 pm. Contact Gary or Lydia H. for details. Everyone is welcome!

Pancakes and the Great Escape!

We’re celebrating Shrove Tuesday (also known as Pancake Tuesday), Feb. 25, the day before the start of Lent, with an evening of pancakes and biblical storytelling. This year’s theme is The Great Escape — exciting stories of escape from the Bible, told by TUMC’s best storytellers. Everyone is welcome: pancakes start at 6:30 p.m., storytelling at 7:30. If you like, bring your favourite pancake topping!

Working toward reconciliation

As part of our ongoing commitment toward reconciliation with our Indigenous brothers and sisters, a TUMC “Circle For Reconciliation” is now being formed and will begin soon. Circles For Reconciliation is a grassroots organization that facilitates small gatherings of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous peoples in discussion circles. The goal is to establish trusting, meaningful relationships as part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. The group will meet biweekly for ten gatherings, dialoguing with respect on themes chosen by participants. For more information and to sign up, contact Tim S., head of the Mission & Service Committee.