Trinity-St. Paul's United Church
Statement of Solidarity and Commitment to End White Supremacy and Anti-Black Racism
As they have done for over four centuries, Black people are demanding an end to murderous beliefs and actions that are rooted in White supremacy and anti-Black racism. Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church is a Christian community that understands White supremacy and anti-Black racism as ideologies that are sins against God, and antithetical to the teachings of Jesus. These ideologies are deeply entrenched in the personal and collective attitudes, actions, and systems of White people. As a predominantly White congregation, we confess that we, individually and collectively, continue to commit these sins. Now is the time for White people to do the work of naming, atoning for, and dismantling their White privilege. Our leadership is currently discerning the best way for our congregation to do this work, centring the voices, hopes, and needs of our Black members. Regardless of the work that lies ahead of us, we unequivocally declare the holy, God-given Truth that Black Lives Matter.
Chair of the Church Board
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COVID-19 Closure Information
After much reflection and discussion with all of our residents and partners at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, we have made the decision to close to the public until further notice. This decision was not made lightly but as a centre that sees 10,000 members of the public a month, we must be proactive in encouraging social distancing at this time. All public events including services, meetings, concerts, and gatherings will be cancelled. We encourage you to support all of our partners during this time, many of whom are independent small business people and rely on your patronage for their continued well-being.
Reverend Cheri DiNovo states that:
“The primary call upon people of faith is to love one another and love our world. It is in that spirit that we at Trinity St Paul's United Church will be hosting our services online after Monday, March 16th. We need to model care for others. Please feel free to contact Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo, C.M. for any reason. Pastoral care will continue as always.”
In This Time of COVID-19, TSP’s Ministry Continues
Message from Colin Phillips, Chair of the TSP Church Board:
In the first verse of her hymn “Will Your Anchor Hold” Priscilla Owens asks ‘Will your anchor drift, or firm remain?’ TSP certainly is an anchor in the lives of many; a concrete expression of a faith in a loving and just God, a workplace with a decent wage, a place to make art and social change. Our ability to be that anchor depends largely on our ability to be a financially sustainable congregation that responds to the needs of our staff and partners.
The quietness of the building does not mean we stop being a community that worships God, seeks justice and cares for one another.
Reverend Dr. Cheri DiNovo
Climate Justice Resources
What's new in the life of the church
Please click the link for a walk(video) outside TSP building with Lois Kunkel.
What is the Christian Left? This is a significant question that leads to more questions: Should there be a Christian left? Why? Has there been a resurgence of the Christian left in recent times? Do we want to explore why this—a resurgence—is or may be important? What is the relationship between the Christian left and the institutional church? What role do conversion narratives—peoples' movement along the theological spectrum—play in the Christian left’s story? What kind of qualifier is ‘left’? Is it a political description? Social? Theological? Or is there an intersectional relationship between political, social, and theological when a Christian is defined as “left?”
This fully-online conference will feature an international roster of presenters on 11 panels over two days.
Visit the conference website for more information.
No Matter What You Believe
No Matter what You Don’t Believe
No Matter What You’ve Done
No Matter What You’ve Left Undone
No Matter Who You Are
No Matter Who You Love
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8:30 am Energizer
10:30 am Worship
INCLUSIVE & AFFIRMING . ALL ARE WELCOME!
Declare a Climate Crisis
Faith leaders and Extinction Rebellion Toronto call for action!
Monday, June 10th 2019 at 5:45 p.m.
Gather on the corners of Yonge & Dundas at 5:45 p.m.
At 6:00 p.m. sharp, we will occupy the intersection for 15 minutes.
Rabbi Aviva Goldberg, Congregation Shir Libeynu
Imam El-Farouk Khaki, Masjid el-Tawhid – Toronto – Unity Mosque
Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo, Trinity-St Paul’s United Church and Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts
Extinction Rebellion Toronto
with Indigenous Land Acknowledgement
All are welcome!