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Celebrate Inclusivity This Christmas Eve

This Christmas Eve, celebrate inclusivity with Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church! Monday, December 24 at 7pm

Featuring guest speakers

Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo, Minister
Chris Moise, TDSB Trustee
Jessica Bell, MPP, University-Rosedale
Jill Andrew – MPP, Toronto-St.Paul’s
and special performers
Joel Allison, Bass-Baritone
Eveline Mata, flute
Queertet, Brass Ensemble
…and the TSP Christmas Eve Choir

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Season of Advent 2018

Sunday, December 9 (7:00 pm):

Nine Lessons & Carols

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the first Nine Lessons & Carols Service
Presented by the TSP Choir and Bell Choir, with guests:
Main Chorus, VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto and Myriam Blardone, harp

 

Sunday, December 16 (10:30 am):

Children’s Pageant

“A Christmas Story” featuring TSP’s Children’s Church

 

Monday, December 24 (7:00 pm):

Christmas Eve Service

Joel Allison, baritone; Eveline Mata, flute;
Queertet, Brass Ensemble; TSP Christmas Eve Choir

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This Sunday Worship: Mistresses of Divinity – Our Feminist Bible

Worship Service for Sunday, November 25 2018
with special performance by Sara Porter

Eve, Hagar, Ruth, Elizabeth, Mary

Sara Porter is a Toronto-based choreographer, writer, performer and teacher. As a member of the movement-based group, the Intergalactic Arts Collective, she works out of a studio in the cultural hub of Artscape Youngplace in downtown Toronto. Sara is an Associate Artist at pounds per square inch performance where she collaborates with Artistic Director Gerry Trentham to explore new modes of performance in a trans-disciplinary aesthetic. Her newest production, Sara does a Solo, is touring in Canada and the US.

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Sunday, Nov 18: Worship at Bloor Street United w/ Guest speaker Peter Russell

Professor Peter Russell, OC, FRSC, author of Canada’s Odyssey: A Country Based on Incomplete Conquests, is our guest speaker for Craddock Sunday at Bloor Street United Church (300 Bloor St West), November 18th.

Can Canada’s Three Foundational Pillars Slay the Pernicious Claim of Sovereignty? Professor Peter Russell, OC, FRSC, author of Canada’s Odyssey: A Country Based on Incomplete Conquests, is our guest speaker for Craddock Sunday, November 18th.

Peter H. Russell is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He was the second Principal of Innis College and the foundling Principal of Senior College, the U of T’s youngest college for its oldest scholars. He has published widely in the fields of judicial, constitutional, Aboriginal and parliamentary politics. His most recent book, published by the University of Toronto Press in 2017, is Canada’s Odyssey: A Country Based on Incomplete Conquests.

He is now working on a book that will be entitled, Sovereignty: A Pernicious Claim Whose Day is Done. Peter Russell is a past President of the Canadian Political Science Association and past Chairman of the Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy. He chaired the Research Advisory Committee for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and co-chairs the Canadian Political Science Association’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee. He is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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On the Ground in Palestine – October 25, 2018

Some news from the Holy Land, courtesy of the Middle East Working Group.

“The United States says it is placing its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians under the authority of its embassy to Israel… For years, the consulate has served as a de facto embassy to the Palestinians, reporting straight to the State Department in Washington. Placing it under the authority of the embassy could be seen as suggesting American recognition of Israeli control over east Jerusalem and the West Bank.”: The National, out of the UAE (also reported by many other outlets)

According to Sabeel, Jerusalem, Oct. 25: The ‘Great March of Return’ continues along the Gaza border. Among the thousands legitimately protesting, 130 persons were injured including journalist Fady Thabet. Israel has announced that it plans to start a ‘zero tolerance’ approach, using live fire on protesters further away from the fence.

Israel has suspended the demolition of the village of Khan al-Ahmar for “several weeks.” This comes amid increasing violence from Israeli occupying forces who used tear gas, pepper gas and stun grenades on locals and internationals last week.

The Kumi Now initiative launches this week. This initiative of over sixty organizations encourages everyone to rise up together for justice through short, simple, nonviolent actions.

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Season for Commitment Celebrations and Events

The Season for Commitment is the time each year our congregation sets aside to reflect individually and collectively on the gifts we have and how we might offer them to our faith community.  It's the time when we think about how we will commit our time, experience, insight and financial resources to TSP’s ministry and mission.

Here are key events and dates:

Season for Commitment Celebrations and Events

  • October 28 Sunday after service features a delectable lunch followed by a guest speaker on Planned Giving. PLEASE join us in the Studio. The menu is sure to please every palate!

  • November 4 Don't miss out on a wonderful lunch and engaging discussions on topics that matter to you! Table groups - scattered throughout TSP - will be organized around specific subjects/ministries of TSP, so please sign up under a subject of interest to you, posted in the Narthex. There will also be an opportunity to make a commitment of your Time, Talent and/or Treasure to TSP's ministry.

If you have questions Stewardship of Resources Circle members would be pleased to provide answers.  We are Del Doucette, Cheri Di Novo, Jim Lewis, Bob Savaria, Darlene Varaleau, Fred Wieler, Robin and David Craig.

Special services this Sunday – Guest preacher Dr. Colin Phillips, Naming Ceremony and Potluck Feast

On Sunday, September 23, we have a very special schedule of events.  You don’t want to miss it!

Starting worship at 10:30 with guest preacher, Dr. Colin Phillips, moderator nominee to the 43rd General Council of the United Church of Canada.

What’s Beyond Our Bubble? – with Dr. Colin Phillips

This Sunday, September 23, we are joined by guest preacher Dr. Colin Phillips, moderator nominee to the 43rd General Council of the United Church of Canada, with a worship service and reflection titled, “What’s Beyond Our Bubble?”

Worship services are every Sunday at 10:30 am. Join us!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1923194804429246/

 

Following worship service, there will be a Naming Ceremony and Potluck Feast after coffee time.

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