Welcoming all

Learning together from scripture

Building a sharing community

Growing in faith

Working for a just & peaceful world

Nurturing kids & teens

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

Continuing our fall theme of Being Church Together, Pastor Michele Rizoli will be preaching in the 11 a.m. worship service.

Come early (10 a.m.) for Sunday School for nursery through high school age on the lower level. Adults: we’ll be continuing an important dialogue in keeping with our commitment to healing and reconciliation with our indigenous brothers and sisters. Join us over coffee with a discussion on Part 2 of the book Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry at the On the Way Cafe (second floor) at 10 a.m., or after the service in the sanctuary.

After today’s service, we’ll say farewell, with special treats and coffee, to two decades-long members of our congregation  as they prepare to move to K-W. All are welcome to stay on for a more substantial lunch with our sister congregation’s (Toronto Mennonite New Life Church) fundraiser, Taste of Nicaragua! (TUMY youth meet for lunch on the second floor.)

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.

 


 

Coming soon: TUMC Fair

It’s fall! And that means TUMC Is gearing up for another season of worship, work and community building, starting with Gathering Sunday, Sept. 9. Whether you’re new to TUMC or an old-timer, you won’t want to miss sticking around after worship for the TUMC Fair, a chance to learn more about what’s happening in our various ministries and activities, enjoy a “walking lunch” and get caught up with each other. We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled times: 10 a.m. for Christian Education, followed by worship at 11 a.m., and then the Fair. See you there!

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 is posted at TUMC now!