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

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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.
Colin Phillips 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

Minister

1971

  only woman to sign We Demand, first gay rights demo

2001

  performed 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

Present

  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

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Blessing of the Bicycles

9th Annual Blessing of the Bicycles and Mobility Assists
Bike to church this Sunday to have your wheels blessed!

Celebrating human-powered transportation, bike blessings are a spiritual aspect of bike safety. We will be blessing mobility assists during the service, and bicycles in the back garden directly after service.

Join us every Sunday at 10:30am! 427 Bloor St. West
#bikeblessing #blessingofthebikes #blessingofthebicycles#BikeWithMike #climatecrisis #climatechange #humanpower

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Sunday: Blessing of the Animals

#BlessingoftheAnimals this Sunday, May 19! Bring your dogs, cats, all other leashed or crated pets welcome! Or bring a picture of your pet who has passed – or who is too unruly to leave the house!

Certificate of blessings provided. See you and Fido this Sunday!!
#animalblessing #saintfrancis

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#BuildingHope

This Sunday after Easter, discover #HopeRising from the ashes…as we work on #BuildingHope in the world…El-Farouk Khaki joins us as guest preacher for #multifaith service, and…Bring your dogs, cats, birds, or fish for #AnimalBlessing!!!
Every Sunday at 10:30am 427 Bloor St. West

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Holy Week 2019

This HOLY WEEK…
Celebrate inclusivity
with Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church

Worship services every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. 427 Bloor St. West

April 7th, 10:30 a.m.
Featuring Bach Cantata, Gottes Zeit ist die Allerbeste Zeit
(with TSP Choir, soloists, and orchestra)

April 14, 10:30 a.m. 
Palm Sunday

April 19 Good Friday, 10:30 a.m.
Joint worship service joined by Bloor Street United Church

April 21 Easter Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
Easter Egg Hunt for all children. Featuring trumpeter Brian Roberts, and Canadian opera baritone Joel Allison

Inclusive and affirming – all are welcome!

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Lenton Season 2019

March 10 10:30am | “The One That Sings Prays Twice” – St. Augustine
March 17 10:30am | Utopia Now (and Then)
March 24 10:30am | Abel Learwellie, Liberia (Camp for Peace)
9pm | Compline Service (with the TSP Compline Choir)
March 31 10:30am | “My Son Was Lost But Now Is Found” – Rolling Stones
2pm | The Music of Brahms, Piano Concert (Asher Armstrong)
free will offering in support of the TSP Music Ministry

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