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

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Worship with us in-person! Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m in the Sanctuary.
Also, for those who would like to attend online, we will be live-streaming the service. Please use the link https://www.facebook.com/tsp427bloor/live/ to join us live online. The service will also be available on our YouTube channel to be watched later on for those who are not able to attend at 10:30 AM.

Join us for virtual coffee afterwards at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom!

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Welcome Back

Dear Community, 

 

It is our hope that you had a pleasant summer.

 

At this time, we are pleased to announce that our in-person Sunday services in the Sanctuary start on September 13th at 10:30 a.m.  We will be live-streaming our service and to join us live, please go to https://www.facebook.com/tsp427bloor/live/

 

To ensure the safety and well-being of everyone that attends the in-person Sunday service in the Sanctuary, seats will be assigned to individuals and families and those seats will be your assigned seats for Sept. 13 and also the following Sundays until further notice. Visitors are required to provide their name and contact information at the door.

 

We also ask that you follow a few simple-yet-effective guidelines while in the TSP building, including:

 

- Use hand sanitizer upon entering the building.  If you have your own please use it to reduce touchpoints. 

- Stay six feet apart from everyone (except the family members that you came with)

- Wear a mask all the time

- Stay home if youre sick or feeling unwell

- Sanitize/Wash your hands for 20 seconds if you use the restroom or touch anything.

- Adhere to the new bathroom capacities (one only in the main floor bathrooms, two if a child needs help)

-Do not switch your seats with anyone.

- No food or beverages are allowed in the Sanctuary. At this time NO FOOD OR DRINK IS ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING.

 

For the time being, the small kitchen is closed to all users other than Trinity-St. Pauls Staff.  The fountains remain operational.

Now more than ever, it's essential to do everything you can (as an individual and a team) to keep your community happy and healthy.

 

Thank you very much!

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

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

The Latest

What's new in the life of the church

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On the Ground in Palestine – October 25, 2018

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.

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Season for Commitment Celebrations and Events

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.

Special services this Sunday – Guest preacher Dr. Colin Phillips, Naming Ceremony and Potluck Feast

On Sunday, September 23, we have a very special schedule of events.  You don’t want to miss it!

Starting worship at 10:30 with guest preacher, Dr. Colin Phillips, moderator nominee to the 43rd General Council of the United Church of Canada.

What’s Beyond Our Bubble? – with Dr. Colin Phillips

This Sunday, September 23, we are joined by guest preacher Dr. Colin Phillips, moderator nominee to the 43rd General Council of the United Church of Canada, with a worship service and reflection titled, “What’s Beyond Our Bubble?”

Worship services are every Sunday at 10:30 am. Join us!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1923194804429246/

 

Following worship service, there will be a Naming Ceremony and Potluck Feast after coffee time.

Teaser for Sunday, Sept 16 2018

Come join us this Sunday!
Planet Earth As Our Body
It’s time for a little “good news”.
#TSPUC #HopeRising #lifeofthischurch #affirmingchurch #torontounitedchurches

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Paul’s Hymn Blog for Sunday, September 16

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost September 16, 2018

Proverbs 1:20-33; Psalm 19; Mark 8:27-38

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