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
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What's new in the life of the church
VIVA! Youth Singers is GROWING. And HIRING!
TENOR and BASS TEACHING ASSISTANTS
for 2 of our 6 choirs
Come join us for worship every Sunday at 10:30 am!
September 2: I Sing the Body Electric
September 9: The Church As Our Body – Welcome Back Sunday
September 16: Planet Earth As Our Body
September 23: What’s Beyond Our Bubble? – Featuring guest preacher Dr. Colin Phillips, Moderator Nominee of the 43rd General Council of the United Church of Canada
El-Tawhid Juma Circle: The Unity Mosque is hosting an Eid ul Hajj Celebration/ free Community lunch on 24 August 2018 in Trinity-St Paul’s United Church and Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts gym from 1-4pm. Call to prayer is @ 1:20
You are all invited to join us for the Unity Mosque’s weekly service which is gender equal and LGBTIQ affirming. Everyone is welcome, Muslim and non-Muslim alike. You are then invited to stay for the free community lunch.
Sermon: The Hajj as sayidna Hajjar’s sunnah (tradition) and gift
This is an LGBTQ inclusive gathering and a wonderful opportunity to connect with our Muslim siblings! Everyone welcome.
Families and children are welcome!
Tickets only $5.
Join your neighbourhood orchestra to celebrate 40 years as part of the Annex community.
Light food and lemonade will be available in the garden following the concert for all to enjoy. Families and children are welcome!
- Handel Overture to Il parnasso in festa
- Corelli Concerto grosso in C Major, op. 6, no. 10
- Lully Chaconne from Cadmus & Hermione
- Pachelbel Canon & Gigue
- Bach Orchestral suite no. 1: Ouverture, Bourrée, Forlane