|Minister: Rev. Matthew Penny
Youth Co-ordinator: Rebecca Allen
Church Secretary: Judy King
Organist: Alan Davidson
Parish Nurse: Jan Linner Accessibility – Please enter at the north side of the church off of Beattie Street to access our lift.
New United Church Moderator comments on the recent ‘agreement’ between the Toronto Conference and West Hill United Church and ‘controversial’ minister Greta Vosper.
Youth Spiritual Development
Many ministries these days are wondering what they can do to serve young adults. In 2015, a small team of youth and young adult leaders in Southern Ontario met at Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre to envision a resource that could be used by the church to accompany young adults as they discerned questions of vocation and meaningful work.
The hope was to create an opportunity for spiritual development that was more advanced than youth confirmation, but more accessible and broad than the discernment process for paid accountable ministry. The Discoverment Process was born out of those conversations. It launched as a free online curriculum in early 2017. The Discoverment Process is a seven-session small-group program that brings together young adults finishing high school, or in their 20s, with adult mentors to explore questions of faith in the 21st century.
With additional funding from Mission & Service via a Vision Fund for Flourishing Ministry Programs’ grant, the Discoverment Process is currently developing a workbook for individual use, as well as a series of retreats where young adults can engage with the Discoverment materials over a weekend.
Mission & Service supports programs like the Discoverment Process that offer a way for young adults to discern what God is calling them to.
If Mission & Service giving is already a regular part of your life, thank you so much! If you have not given, please join me in making Mission & Service giving a regular part of your life of faith. Loving our neighbour is at the heart of our Mission & Service.
Watch the ‘Bells’ practise for our Sunday Service.
Sunday, November 18th – Listen/Follow along in the bulletin.
Sunday, November 25th – Listen/Follow along in the bulletin.
Sunday, December 2nd – Listen/Follow along in the bulletin.
Sunday, December 9th – Listen/Follow along in the bulletin.
A Song of Faith
Grateful for God’s loving action, we cannot keep from singing…
God is Holy Mystery,
beyond complete knowledge,
above perfect description.
the one eternal God seeks relationship.
So God creates the universe
and with it the possibility of being and relating.
God tends the universe,
mending the broken and reconciling the estranged.
God enlivens the universe,
guiding all things toward harmony with their Source.
Grateful for God’s loving action,
We cannot keep from singing.
With the Church through the ages,
we speak of God as one and triune:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We also speak of God as
Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer
God, Christ, and Spirit
Mother, Friend, and Comforter
Source of Life, Living Word, and Bond of Love,
and in other ways that speak faithfully of
the One on whom our hearts rely,
the fully shared life at the heart of the universe.
We witness to Holy Mystery that is Wholly Love….
[A Song of Faith continues. Download the complete Song of Faith, with preamble and appendices, below.]
A Song of Faith, adopted in 2006, seeks to provide a verbal picture of what The United Church of Canada understands its faith to be in the historical, political, social, and theological context of the early 21st century. It is also a means of ongoing reflection and an invitation for the church to live out its convictions in relation to the world in which we live.