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

Worship Service

Worship with us every Sunday at 10:30 a.m 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 Website/Facebook page/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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Message from TSP Board

October  1, 2020
 
Dear neighbours and friends, 
 
In June, the Church Board of Trinity-St. Paul's decided that we would resume in-person Sunday worship on September  13th, provided that Toronto had been in Stage Three of the Government of Ontario's framework for reopening the province for three consecutive weeks. Staff and volunteer leaders at TSP have been watching Toronto's daily COVID-19 case counts and other developments closely for the past weeks. We have been particularly conscious this week that the Ontario Hospital Association has urged all houses of worship to suspend in-person worship, and Toronto Medical Officer of Health,  Dr. Eileen de Villa's, urging that we limit our contacts outside of our households as much as possible. It is with deep regret that I am writing to let you know that the  Church Board held an emergency vote on Tuesday and has decided to suspend in-person worship.  It is clear to the Board that it is no longer safe to gather in-person. 
 
We will continue to live stream Sunday worship on Facebook this week. However, we are excited to be transitioning to worshipping on Zoom in the coming weeks. Using Zoom will help us maintain the sense of community that we get when we gather in person. The recordings of our Zoom worship will still be posted on our Facebook and Youtube pages. However, I would like to personally invite you to join us live each Sunday morning at 10:30. Please e-mail pgade@trinitystpauls.ca if you would like to join our e-mail list and get the weekly Zoom invitation.
 
It is sad to be shutting our doors for Sunday worship again, but please know that we are indeed open and ready to serve our community. If there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to contact me at chair@trinitystpauls.ca.
 
Wishing you health and peace, 
Colin Phillips
Chair of the Church Board

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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TSP welcomes our new Children’s Church Coordinator!

Lorna Craig is an actor, director, and community arts facilitator based in Toronto. She has worked with children and youth for 15 years, most recently collaboratively creating plays in Montreal from 2013 – 2017. She trained as a puppeteer with Bread and Puppet Theatre and Puppetmongers, most recently creating and performing mobile puppet shows on Toronto Island with Shadowland Puppetry.
In 2015 she coordinated a research project at Concordia University, The Encounters Project, that used performance to explore theatre’s ability to investigate conflict across cultural divides. In the fall of 2015 she directed on life and living, a documentary theatre piece based on personal stories from ‘AIDS Community Care Montreal’, an HIV/AIDS support network. While travelling in India in 2017, Lorna directed and narrated The Christmas Story pageant at the Hairakhan ashram in Haldwani.
This summer she coordinated and facilitated The White Rabbit Arts Residency at Red Clay Farm in Nova Scotia. Lorna spent much of her childhood at TSP so is thrilled to be returning to her old stomping grounds as the new Children’s Church Coordinator.
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Season of Creation – September 23 & 24

Join Trinity St Paul’s United Church on September 23rd for a Naming Ceremony in recognition of the United Church’s $100,000 donation to the new Anishnawbe Health Center (that will be built near the Distillery District) and an endowment fund established at the United Church Foundation in support of the Center. A medicine person will be conducting a pipe ceremony to identify a name for the Endowment Fund and for our growing partnership with Toronto’s indigenous community. Our schedule is as follows:

  • 10:30 am:  Church service with Dr. Colin Phillips
  • 11:30 am: Coffee and Introduction to James Carpenter
  • noon: Smudging participants as welcome to pipe ceremony in sanctuary
  • 12:20: Pipe Ceremony
  • 12:50: Round dance with AHT in the sanctuary
  • 1:00 pm: Feast in the gym

Also, there will be… bannock-making?!

On September 24, join us for We ARE the Earth! at Church of the Redeemer.  Our celebration of A Season of Creation continues with a panel discussion with The Rt Rev’d Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Bishop – Angican Church of Canada, The Rev’d Dr Cheri DiNovo, Minister at Trinity-St Paul’s United Church and former MPP Parkdale-High Park, and The Very Rev’d Dr. Bill Phipps, Co-founder and Board Member, Faith & the Common Good.

Join us for Welcome Back Sunday – September 9 at 10:30 am

This Welcome Back Sunday (Sept 9), join us for a sermon with Cheri DiNovo titled, “The Church As Our Body” where we explore images of early Christian gatherings and modern persecuted communities.

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VIVA! Youth Singers is HIRING TENOR and BASS TEACHING ASSISTANTS

VIVA! Youth Singers is GROWING.  And HIRING!

 

TENOR and BASS TEACHING ASSISTANTS

for 2 of our 6 choirs

 

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September Worship at TSP

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

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