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Heart & Vision Awards Concert: Monday, May 15, 2017 at Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. East)

Heart & Vision celebrates our Church's commitment to social justice and recognizes individuals who have contributed to social justice initiatives. The 2017 award recipients are Dr. Cindy Blackstock and The Very Reverend Stan McKay.

With guest speaker, the Right Reverend Jordan Cantwell. Musical entertainment by Kelly Holliff, Brenda MacIntyre, Richard Margison, Jackie Richardson Monica Schroeder, and Spiritwind.

Click here to read more and order tickets.

Click here to download a save the date card to share with your congregation.

Current News

The Living Presence Ministry is the name that has been given to a new initiative of Living Waters Presbytery and the congregations in and close to the Queensville area. The project, led by a local steering group and facilitated by staff from Council’s Centre for Church Development & Leadership, is designed to strengthen the existing congregations and to establish a new form of ‘pioneer’ ministry in what will eventually be a new town of 30,000 people. Read the latest edition of the Living Presence Ministry Newsletter to learn more about this unique project and read a message from the new pioneer minister. 

Two new Baillie Volunteer Service Awards were presented on December 18, 2016. Miriam Hanson and Paige La Fraugh (both of Westway United Church) received the Baillie Award for engaging as volunteers in their own congregation, the larger Church, their schools, and community. Click here to find out more about the recipients, and how to nominate a young person or young adult from your congregation. The next round of applications is due May 31.

The Vincent Alfano Fund is ready to receive its first applications. Congregations, mission units or individuals can now apply for internship or other project funding that meets the Fund’s focus on learning opportunities for future church leaders.  Up to $10,000 per annum will be available, plus an amount for training programs. Click here for application guidelines and forms.

Council is now accepting donations on our website! Click here to visit our donation page and make a gift to the fund of your choice (online donations will still be processed by Canada Helps).

Coming Events

This year's Heart & Vision Concert will take place on May 15, 2017 at Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. East). Award recipients are Dr. Cindy Blackstock and the Very Reverend Stan McKay. Read more about them here.

An Invitation to Listen: the Earth and Her Children. On Sunday May 14, 2017 (from 2 -4:30 pm), Heart & Vision Award recipient the Very Reverend Stan McKay and Chief Marcia Brown Martel will speak at an educational event at Jubilee United Church (40 Underhill Dr.). This is a free event, sponsored by Toronto United Church Council, the Living Into Right Relations Circle of Toronto Conference and Kairos. Read more and reserve your space here.

On March 11, 2017 (from 10 am - 3:30 pm) the eighth annual Green Awakening Network/Greening Sacred Spaces Forum will take place at the Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina Ave. Exploring Sacred Space: Regenerating places of Faith will explore the challenges presented by changing demographics and stimulate thought as to how we can creatively transform and use our religious institutions for the next generation. The registration fee is $35 and includes lunch. Register online here or download an event poster here.

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The Toronto United Church Council works with the church community to connect resources with ministry. Offering access to professional advice, financial support and leadership development, Council helps our church address the social and spiritual challenges of the day.