Growing in faith

Welcoming all

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

Pastor Michele speaks this Sunday at our 11 a.m. worship service as we continue our Lenten theme of “Blessed Hunger, Holy Feast.” Because of March break there’s no Sunday School, On the Way Cafe or Activity Period this week. Join us for this meaningful morning!

A moment in history

Forty years ago this month, Mennonite Central Committee signed Canada’s first ever refugee sponsorship partner agreement with the federal government, opening the path to half of the 60,000 refugees welcomed to  Canada following the end of the Vietnam War. (TUMC was among the hundreds of churches who participated in that role, which continues today.) The Toronto Star tells a bit of that remarkable story here.  Or view it on the Toronto Star website:

Lent at TUMC

Lent at TUMC isn’t about “giving up” things, but about taking the time to reflecting deeply on the meaning of Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection. During the six Sundays (March 10-April 14) our worship services are following the theme of “Blessed Hunger, Holy Feast” and will include an opportunity for short responses from people in the congregation: poems, art, music, symbolic objects. A Lenten Guided Prayer resource is available for March 6 to April 21. For personal reflection, you may access weekly prayer suggestions and scripture readings online in our Lenten Guided Resources page. (A log-in is needed to access this section of our website. You may also ask the church administrator for a hard copy.) This year’s theme, “Prayers of Grit & Grace”, invites you to consider how God is present in the gritty or difficult places in life in order to find grace and hope.

Pax Christi presents Miziwe (“Everywhere”)

In keeping with TUMC’s commitment to working toward reconciliation between Indigenous and settler peoples, you are invited to take part in a special choral event featuring Toronto’s “Mennonite choir”: the Pax Christi Chorale, which includes several TUMC members. On March 31, they will participate in the premiere of Miziwe (“Everywhere”), the first oratorio ever written in the Ojibwe Odawa language (with English/French surtitles), by composer Barbara Croall. The performance of this commissioned work at 3 p.m. March 31 at Koerner Hall will feature soloists Krisztina Szabó, Justin Welsh, Rod Nettagog (singer, dancer, drummer) and Croall (voice, cedar flute). For more information, click on the photo above.

Shrove Tuesday Pancakes & Biblical Storytelling

On March 5, come enjoy an old tradition of eating pancakes on the eve of Lent. This is an early evening event for the whole family. Supper starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by a one-hour concert of biblical storytelling, wending our way through the action-packed book of Acts, starting around 7 p.m.! Bring a favourite topping if you like (pancakes and syrup will be provided) and invite friends and neighbours to come along! Please RSVP to Doreen M. to give us an idea of how many pancakes to flip! (Not essential, but helpful.) Sorry, there won’t be boy choristers doing the flipping, but you get the idea.