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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

Come enjoy the next service in our current worship series on “Fullness.” Christina Reimer is our speaker at the 10 a.m. service in our (cool) sanctuary. Stay afterwards for a finger food potluck lunch! There is no Christian Education or children’s activity period during the summer, but if you’re bringing children feel free to make use of our activity bags full of biblical word puzzles and coloring sheets to keep them busy during the quiet parts. Come as you are! Newcomers and guests are always warmly welcomed!

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

 


VIdeo of the month

Joji Pantoja, a Canadian/Filipina mission worker whom TUMC helps support through a partnership with Mennonite Church Canada Witness, is the creator of Coffee for Peace. Through facilitating coffee production on the southern island of Mindanao, this unique social enterprise is helping to bring peace between Muslims and Christians, to foster reconciliation between indigenous people and settler populations, to boost incomes and the local economy, and ensure sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change. Here’s a wonderful video about the project produced by the United Nations Development Program!

GTA Mennonite Gathering

Every year, we get together with a diverse collection of GTA Mennonites to enjoy an outdoor worship service and potluck at Willowgrove day camp, 11737 McCowan Road, Stouffville. This year, we’ll be gathering on August 5 to enjoy a service organized by Toronto Chinese Mennonite, with participation from the Markham Christian Worship Centre, Hagerman, Rehoboth Evangelical, Lao Canada Evangelical Mennonite, and Markham Chinese Mennonite churches. There will be no service at TUMC that Sunday. The service will be followed by a potluck lunch and various activities in a delightful camp setting with a pool and lots of other things to do! This is a great summer outing for the whole family and a chance to get to know our diverse brothers and sisters, so please join us! Check the Events calendar for details.

The art of compassion

One of TUMC’s resident artists, Debora Puricelli, has decorated our sanctuary for the summer with fabric art and issued a challenge to TUMC and our sister New Life congregation, to help her send as many handmade comforters (or blankets) as possible to Mennonite Central Committee for its work in disaster or conflict areas. The directions for making comforters can be found at: https://mcccanada.ca/get-involved/kits/comforters . The comforters will be displayed in our sanctuary at the end of the summer before being sent on.

Mennonite Festival at Black Creek

Food, fun, music and quilts! Join us on September 15 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 will be posted at TUMC in September.