Worship every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Reverend Dr. Cheri DiNovo
only woman to sign We Demand, first gay rights demo
performed first legalized same-sex marriage in Canada
elected MPP - passed most private bills in Ontario's history and most LGBTQ bills in Canadian history
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
What's new in the life of the church
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):
“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
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.
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.
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.
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.