A community of faith, justice and the arts
in the heart of the Annex 

Worship Service

WORSHIPPING ONLINE: For the month of January Trinity St. Paul's will be conducting Worship Services online. The link below is for these 1030 AM services on Sunday and all are welcome to join us. The service will be streamed from the Sanctuary. Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/98243487606?pwd=WmxDbTR2a3JrMk4zT05lQzkwb3B6Zz09 Meeting ID: 982 4348 7606 Passcode: 105035 Please find our video for Worship, Sunday January 2nd, here: https://youtu.be/DWLGLbNDaW4  

Message from TSP Board

July 27, 2021
Dear TSP community, neighbours, and friends, I hope this note finds you well, and having a restful and rejuvenating summer. With Ontario well into Step Three of its reopening plan and September just around the corner, I wanted to provide an update on our plans for Sunday services at TSP.  During August, and on September 5th, we will continue to worship on Zoom. As we have done for decades, we will welcome our friends from Bloor Street to worship with us for August. September 12th will be a Welcome Back Sunday like no other. I'm excited to say that we intend to resume in-person services that Sunday! What should I expect when I come to worship? When you arrive, you will be asked to provide your contact information for contact tracing purposes. Seating in the sanctuary will not be pre-assigned.  Rather, you will find clusters of seats marked as available. One, two, three, and four seats will be clustered together. Please find a cluster of seats that matches the size of your household/bubble. If you are able, please try to sit in the balcony to allow more room on the main floor for those with mobility issues. Please also remember that clusters have been spaced apart to maintain social distancing. Your mask must be worn at all times during the service. Although our wonderful soloists will provide musical leadership, there will be no congregational singing for the foreseeable future. If you wish, soft humming under your mask will be permitted. After the service, please exit the building. Coffee Hour will remain online, at 2pm Sunday afternoons. What if I am unable to come to worship or don't feel ready? I'm thrilled to say that a long-standing goal of ours is being achieved.We are in the process of purchasing the equipment necessary to be able to live-stream our services online. I anticipate live-streaming will begin in the early fall. I'm truly looking forward to seeing you on September 12th.  Please don't hesitate to email me at chair@trinitystpauls.ca if you have any questions. Blessings, Colin Phillips Chair of the Church Board

In This Time of COVID-19, TSP’s Ministry Continues

TSP's Children's Church latest Covid-19 Protocols *Online Engagement for Fall Homecoming

Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo, C.M.

Minister

1971

Only woman to sign We Demand, first gay rights demo in Canada. Marched in Toronto's first Pride.

2001

Performed the first legalized same-sex marriage in Canada

2006

Elected MPP - passed most private bills in Ontario's history and most LGBTQ bills in Canadian history

2019

Appointed to the Order of Canada

2020

Minister at Trinity-St. Paul's United Church and Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts

Climate Justice Resources

Trinity St. Paul’s United Church’s journey of divestment of our congregational funds from fossil fuels, and subsequent reinvestment in Alternative Energy

Divestment

Divesting our congregational funds from fossil fuels, the actions we took and the lessons we learned

Alternative Investment

A summary of available resources for reinvestment in alternative energy sources

Resource Library

A repository of links to background resources and media articles

The Latest

What's new in the life of the church

Announcements for December 24th

REMINDER:

To our TSP community, neighbours, family and friends:

The decision has been made to not have in-person worship for our Christmas Eve service this year.

We will continue to have a live service, however the general public will be attending online, via Zoom.

The service itself will take place in the Sanctuary with the necessary minimum of participants (Cheri, Brad etc…), but NO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE.

This decision was made in light of escalating case numbers for COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution and care for all members of our community and is considered a regrettably necessary step to keep everyone safe, especially during the holidays.

We look forward to having as large an online congregation as possible for us all to share in the Christmas service and the spirit of the season.

So, be sure to join us via Zoom at 7 pm, Christmas Eve (December 24)!

Zoom Service Link:

https://zoom.us/j/98243487606?pwd=WmxDbTR2a3JrMk4zT05lQzkwb3B6Zz09

Meeting ID: 982 4348 7606

Passcode: 105035

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Church Board meeting

The next business meeting of the Church Board will be on January 11.  If you have items you’d like discussed at that meeting, please send an email to  Linda Padfield, at tsplindapadfield@gmail.com by December 28.  Please indicate if the item is for decision or for information.

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Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting of TSP will be held on March 13.  We will want to have the annual report available to members by February 27.  Therefore we are asking that all those who are responsible for providing content for the report have their contributions to the administrator no later than February 6.  If this is not possible for you, please contact Linda Padfiield (tsplindapadfield@gmail.com) to discuss alternatives.

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Something New in the Heart Garden

Please take a look at the Heart Garden. There are now four beautiful benches to sit on! All are welcome to sit and enjoy!  Lyn loved children and justice.  Last Spring, before she died, Lyn asked what was needed in the Garden. A place to sit was missing and so Greg Gaetz, Lyn’s husband, lovingly made the benches in her name.  As we sit in the Heart Garden, we will remember the children and our beloved Lyn.

From The Indigenous Rights Solidarity Group

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TSP Children’s Church

TSP Children’s Church takes place every Sunday on Zoom from 10:30-11:30 am. Three classes are available led by paid and professionally trained staff. The first class is for ages 4-8, the second is for ages 9-12, and the youth group is for ages 13 to 17. Nursery care is available in church every Sunday. For more information, contact TSP’s Children’s Church Coordinator Douglas Hurst at douglash@trinitystpauls.ca

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The Worship and Faith Formation Committee would like to invite you to one of two weekly exegesis groups:  Monday evening on Zoom from 6:00-7:00; and Tuesday afternoon on Zoom from 10:30-11:30.  Together we’ll reflect on these ancient teachings and how they are relevant in our lives today.  Not all of us are familiar with the Bible, but in exploring it together we will each bring our own views and discover many new insights, and hopefully, feel supported in our everyday lives.  We will also consider how our insights might pertain to the life of our church communally.  All are welcome.

We will focus primarily on the readings for the coming Sunday. Please find the lectionary at the following link:

https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/lections.php?year=B&season=Season%20after%20Pentecost

You can access Monday’s meeting each week at the following link:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88289739901?pwd=Rm1WNitSdHIrZjZwbW03bnNrVjBCQT09

Meeting ID: 882 8973 9901

Passcode: 072263

You can access Tuesday’s meeting each week at the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/91334841740?pwd=UWJnQjQxSmRZZFJ2c3lieU1tMEhhdz09

Meeting ID: 913 3484 1740

Passcode: 751656

If you would like to receive the  Zoom links from Sherrill Hilton every Monday morning, please email her at sherrill.hilton@outlook.com

Blessings,

WAFF

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Worship on Sunday December 26, 2021:

Our service this coming Sunday will be pre-recorded and released on YouTube early on the 26th to allow TSP members to watch it at our usual church time (1030), if they prefer to keep in that routine, and the link will remain available indefinitely for those who will watch, or rewatch at a later time.

Future Services:

As of now a decision was finalized to not have in person services throughout January. This will end up meaning that the service will be live-streamed on Sundays at our usual time.

PLEASE NOTE: this will not be Zoom church as we did during the summer and most of the year, but instead a live church service you can “tune in to” and watch. More details to come…

Announcements, Office Staff:

These current announcements are being released in anticipation of the Christmas Eve service on Friday and will be sent again before the 26th. This means if anything was missed on this round you can still send in until the end of Friday to have things added.

Contact Cian Horrobin, current office coordinator, at:

chorrobin@trinitystpauls.ca

Announcement re: Christmas Eve

o our TSP community, neighbours, family and friends:

The decision has been made to not have in-person worship for our Christmas Eve service this year.

We will continue to have a live service, however the general public will be attending online, via Zoom.

The service itself will take place in the Sanctuary with the necessary minimum of participants (Cheri, Brad etc…), but NO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE.

This decision was made in light of escalating case numbers for COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution and care for all members of our community and is considered a regrettably necessary step to keep everyone safe, especially during the holidays.

We look forward to having as large an online congregation as possible for us all to share in the Christmas service and the spirit of the season.

So, be sure to join us via Zoom at 7 pm, Christmas Eve (December 24)!

Delving Deeper, December 19, 2 pm

Zoom Link:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85169731087?pwd=anREMXE0T25kTko3TmxjdEtyUmFqZz09

Meeting ID: 851 6973 1087
Passcode: 731532
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Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight Service, December 12, 2021. Featuring the TSP Choir, VIVA Every Voice Matters Chorus, and VIVA Community Choir.

Hours of Operation

Front Office
  • Monday - Saturday9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Sunday9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Phone (416) 922 - 8435 x21

    Email tsp@trinitystpauls.ca

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How to Get Here - Trinity-St.Paul's is accessible by public transit. The nearest TTC station is Spadina Station, located just north of the intersection of Spadina and Bloor. For a full accessibility exit from the subway station, use the Spadina Street exit. Head south to Bloor street, then turn right and head west to the next intersection at Robert Street. TSP is located at the southwest corner of Bloor Street and Robert Street. For accessible entry use the main entrance on Bloor Street on the north side of the building.

Accessibility - TSP is fully accessible on the main floor, including access to the main door, Sanctuary (Jeanne Lamon Hall), gymnasium, Circle Room, Memorial Room, Chapel, Studio and washroom. Trinity-St. Paul’s also owns a wheelchair for use within the building. Staff are available to assist you when needed; please just inform us and we are happy to help.

Service Animals and Support Persons - Service animals are welcome in all parts of our premises that are open to the public. Special seating is also available in the Sanctuary (Jeanne Lamon Hall) for people with disabilities arriving with a service animal or a personal support worker.

Parking - Paid parking, including accessible parking, is available across the street on Robert Street at the Green P lot on the south side of the Metro grocery store.

Training for Staff - TSP provides training to all staff as well as volunteers, including an overview of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the requirements of the customer service standard’s plan.

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