This Week

  • Bible readings this Sunday, September 14th 2014-
    Genesis 32.3-12, 22-33.4; Psalm 13
  • The Parish Nurse, is holding a blood pressure clinic after worship this Sunday in McClure Hall Lounge.








                                                   
                          

This year at Bloor Street, we’re trying something new. We’re going back to our roots, to the story that stands behind everything we do: the Bible.

For 31 weeks, we’ll be taking a journey through the Bible, cover to cover, from Eden to the Red Sea, from Moses to Jesus and beyond. For two thousand years, these amazing stories have defined how Christians think about God. The trick is, many of us don’t know the Bible as well as our grandparents did. So we’re giving ourselves a year to catch up.

It all starts in September with the creation of the world. Whether you know the Bible like an old friend, or you’ve never really met, you’re welcome to join us as we explore the greatest story ever told. To learn more, click here.

Whoever you are, you are welcome here. Our church has been welcoming friends and strangers alike for over a century. We are an open,affirming congregation of compassionate people. We have a commitment to explore our faith, seek justice and live with respect with each other, and all of creation.

If you're looking for a place to worship where ideas matter, and are put into action, this may be the place for you. We try to balance exploring the meaning of our faith in these changing times with helping others as Christ calls us to - here, and in the world around us.

We meet every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. at 300 Bloor Street West, just north of the University of Toronto's main campus in downtown Toronto. We welcome all who come through our doors - all genders, sexualities, races, faiths and all manner of questions. Each week, we rely on our service to renew our faith, like returning to a well. We have a wonderful music program, with a classically trained composer leading our large, enthusiastic choir. Like most churches, we read the scriptures together, pray and listen to sermons about how to connect this ancient faith with a quickly changing,                              modern world.

Our commitment to seek justice takes many forms. We have people helping grandmothers in Africa who are raising children orphaned by HIV. We have an active refugee outreach program, where we help refugees settle into life in Canada, and provide financial assistance for getting the paperwork done. We have a long history of helping newcomers to Toronto - in the 1940s, our services needed to be moved to Massey Hall to accommodate all our new congregants.

Today our numbers are still strong, with over one hundred people coming to most services. We have a thriving Sunday School program, with classes for children of all ages, including teenagers. We also have a nursery for small children so parents with babies can enjoy the service.

We hope that you can find a home here with us, among people who believe life is full of meaning - but it takes some help to find it - and make it. Please join us in making your life and ours more meaningful. By helping each other, we help ourselves, too.