This Sunday, May 9

Covid-19

(Slightly revised June 23, July 17, and Oct. 4, 2020)

Dear TUMC Community:

Some of you have expressed concern about worship services in light of COVID-19.

TUMC follows public-health guidelines as we continue to be community for each other. We continue with online worship services for now. We will keep you informed as alternate plans develop.

If you don’t receive “TUMC Connects“, first please check your e-mail “junk” or “spam” folder, or (second) contact Mike to get added to the list. We are using this to stay updated more quickly during the COVID19 crisis.

Remember public health advice. Wash your hands often and thoroughly. Avoid touching your own face and other people. Stay home if you think you might be contagious for any kind of illness. In public, stay 2m away from others. (see this graphic from CBC news)

This is also an opportunity to remember that panic is not a spiritual practice and that the Bible warns us against hoarding. As people of faith, we know that we depend on God and on each other through times of crisis. We are still called to live out our values of mutual care under these circumstances.

Let’s stay tuned to anyone who might be vulnerable and in need of a phone call or an extra meal at this time. Or if you are the one in need of practical assistance (extra meals, financial support, etc.), Caring Team can try to help arrange for that.

Finally, remember that prayer is contagious in all the right ways.

Pastors Michele and Peter (in wide consultation).

Toronto Public Health: https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/diseases-medications-vaccines/coronavirus/

Mennonite Church Canada Pandemic preparedness: https://www.mennonitechurch.ca/outbreakresources

FAITH FORMATION for all ages

Sunday School continues, with separate JK/SK, Gr. 1-3, and Gr. 4-5 online classes at their own timesonline. Families had been contacted last autumn by their respective Sunday school teacher with a meeting time and Zoom link. Please contact the teacher, or Lori U., directly if you need details. We will not gather at the church.

  • Jr and Sr Kindergarten – Lori U., Jana L.
  • Gr1/2/3 -Ginny L., Andrew and Christine S.
  • Gr 4/5- Colette H., Joel K., Denise S.

JK through Jr. Youth on May 9: Lesson 10: Philip and the Ethiopian official.

9:45 am on Sunday May 9, 16, 23, and 30: Adults explore the new Voices Together hymnal, online. Zoom details are in the e-announcements.

10:00 am on Sundays:

  • Jr. Youth meet online.
  • Youth meet online.

Sunday May 9 at 11:00 am

We gather online, and welcome visitors. We share the link to our online meetings through TUMC Connects, via e-mail. Contact Mike if you’re interested. Just put ‘sign me up for TUMC Connects’ in the subject line’. Could you let us know a little about how you found us – are you already connected with TUMC, are you friends with someone who is, or are you looking for a Church community? (A bit of information helps keep our online gatherings safe and welcoming.)

WORSHIP THEME: Beyond […]
11:00 am online Sunday Gathering via Zoom

This Sunday’s service:

  • Today’s theme: Beyond Family.
  • Scriptures: Proverbs 27: 17 – 19; I Corinthians 12: 12 – 27.
  • Worship Leader: Audrey W.
  • Speaker: Cedric M.
  • Music: Sandra H.; Peter V.
  • The digital ushers are Peter H.; Alison L.
  • Please see the Announcements page (which is updated Friday afternoon) for more details.
  • Congregational Prayer: you may send prayer requests to either pastor, in advance.

From Sept. 13 through late June: Worship service begins at 11:00 am.

6:30pm Facilitated Conversations
Seeking God: Finding Wholeness facilitated conversations, on the 3rd floor.

 

From September 13, 2020 through June, 2020:
* Christian Education begins at 10:00 am;
* Worship Service begins at 11:00 am;
* Informal coffee and fellowship in the lobby at 12:30 pm.