Sharing the light of Christ

Building a sharing community

Learning together from scripture

Growing in faith

Nurturing kids & teens

Working for a just & peaceful world

Welcoming all

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

Newcomers, guests and neighbours are warmly welcomed to take part in this celebration of the second Sunday of Advent!

9:15 a.m. On Sundays during Advent, you’re invited to slow down and take a break from harried preparations to spend a time of quiet guided meditation in the main-floor meeting room. 

10 a.m. Adults are invited to the second-floor On the Way Cafe for coffee and chat on the intriguing subject of “Singing, Worship and the Defeat of Evil” (!). The Advent Choir will be practicing in the main-floor room at this time. Meanwhile, Sunday School for kids and youth meets on the lower level. You won’t want to miss this special Advent series, featuring storytellers, music, drama, creative movement, banner-making and more!

11 a.m. Pastor Peter is preaching in the worship service as we anticipate the coming of Immanuel (God With Us). Afterwards, we’ll take a few minutes to photograph our annual “family portrait” in the main floor meeting room.

Afternoon: The Youth are heading to St. Clair O’Connor Community for an intergenerational lunch and games with residents. 

 

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.

Advent Carol Sing

One of the most joyous evenings of the year is upon us: The TUMC 52nd annual Carol Sing! Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone’s invited to come and sing Christmas carols, old, new, English, German, Spanish … Holler out your favourite and we’ll sing it! At the end, we traditionally haul out copies of two songs from Handel’s “Messiah” – including the Hallelujah Chorus! No previous experience required – just enjoy! Afterwards, sample the first of the season’s fine homemade cookies and mulled cider! We especially welcome our neighbours and guests to this fun event for all ages.

Advent at TUMC

Advent is a season of mystery and waiting, all too often forgotten in the commercialized hubbub of Black Friday sales, frantic preparation and sometimes deep sadness in the face of loneliness or grief. Join us for an hour of worship and reflection each Sunday morning in December, and for special events throughout the month, including our 52nd annual Carol Sing (6:30 p.m. Dec. 1). On Sunday, Dec. 22, at 4 p.m., join us for a Live Nativity tableaux walk on a farm north of the city (check announcements for more information). The Advent Choir rehearses at 10 a.m. each Sunday morning, while our Junior Youth sing for seniors at St. Clair O’Connor Community on Dec. 15. We will mark Christmas Eve with a beautiful candlelit service in our sanctuary at 7 p.m. Dec. 24. Newcomers and neighbours are always welcome to be part of this celebration of the coming of Immanuel, God With Us! Please come!

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.