Gibimishkaadimin Reconciliation Project
The people of Bloor Street United Church are shocked and distressed by news of the recent shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh. We are filled with sorrow for the families of the victims.
We also know that this horrific crime will resonate in the hearts of our neighbours and friends in City Shul in a way that is profound and unsettling.
Please know that we are thinking of you and holding you in our prayers. May the sanctuary we share always be a place that is holy and safe for all.
Rev. Dr. Martha ter Kuile
Minister Bloor Street United Church
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 are an open, affirming congregation of compassionate people. 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 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.
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.
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. We also have a nursery for small children.
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.