Building a sharing community

Learning together from scripture

Growing in faith

Nurturing kids & teens

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

We’re continuing our fall theme, “Many Hands,” this week, with Pastor Michele Rizoli continuing her look at Matthew 14, a passage that captures the breadth of what’s involved in living out the gospel. Christian Education from nursery through high school begins at 10 a.m. on the lower level, while adults gather at On the Way Cafe on the second floor for coffee and conversation around the theme of Hidden Journeys, with Christy L. telling the story of Aurora House, TUMC’s ministry to victims of human trafficking.  After worship we’ll celebrate the upcoming wedding of Alyse E. & Cedric M. with a potluck lunch. Everyone is welcome. If you’re new to the city and looking for a church home, come check us out!

Street Construction Alert!

The city has closed the intersection of Kingston Road and Queen Street through mid-November for track improvements, along with the TUMC stretch of Queen Street. This means some changes to TTC service (check your route). Our parking lot and street parking on Queen are inaccessible. Pickups and dropoffs are still possible, but you must access Lark from Kingston or from Winners Circle. There are parking lots behind buildings on the south side of Queen (off Winners Circle; free until 1 p.m.) and across from the cinemas on nearby Eastern Ave. (Download the city’s parking app so that you can pay remotely when the fee period begins.) There is also usually  free street parking in the neighbourhood south of Queen. Come a few minutes early to give yourself time to park and walk!

Pastoral Opportunity

TUMC is seeking a half-time pastor to begin this fall. Duties include general ministry to the congregation and a special focus on pastoral care and faith formation for seniors/youth, depending on strengths and experience.  For more information, click here. To apply, contact MCEC.

 

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.

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.

Donate to the Free-Them Walk & Aurora House!

The 7th annual Free-Them Walk takes place on Saturday, Sept. 21, raisng funds to support Aurora House, TUMC’s ministry to victims of human trafficking. Participants will gather at the Westin Harbour in the morning to attend an honorary ceremony and then head outside for a 3KM freedom walk to raise awareness to end exploitation in Canada. TUMC has a 12-member team already. Contact Kathryn Gray if you’d like to join! You can donate to the TUMC team as a group or individually at http://bit.ly/2kaaroK

Mennonite Festival at Black Creek

Food, fun, music and quilts! Join us on September 21 and enjoy traditional Mennonite foods, crafts, games, music and a quilt auction while exploring the grounds of the historic Black Creek Pioneer Village. GTA Mennonite churches annually offer their labour, food and handcrafted goods to support Mennonite Central Committee’s relief, development and peacemaking work around the world. Volunteers get free admission and parking, so be sure to sign up for a 2-hour shift! TUMC supports the sale in two ways: First, by attending and participating, and secondly by manning TUMC’s booth, which sells rosettes (deep fried, sugary treats with ice cream and strawberry sauce) and coffee. A sign-up sheet is posted at TUMC now!