This Sunday, Aug. 1

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

This Weekend: TUMC on Air

On holiday weekend Sundays (July 4, August 1, and September 5), instead of Zooming, you’re invited to participate in ‘TUMC On Air’, an audio experience of rest, contemplation, and worship for you to listen to on your own. You can access this anywhere with an internet connection and download for a time that makes sense to you. Use this LINK or listen on SPOTIFY. 

Mark off sacred time and space to light a candle, close your eyes, and join ‘TUMC On Air’.

From June 27 through Sept. 5, 2021: the worship service begins at 10:00 am.; except that on July 4, Aug. 1, and Sept. 5, we provide TUMC on Air as a podcast that you may listen to at any time.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.