Sunday Worship

A time for connection to our community of faith every Sunday at 10:30 am.

Email Dr JJ at for link, meeting id, and passcode. Click below to see recent services.

“Make the People Sit Down” 

July 25, 2021

“Build a House for my Name”

July 18, 2021

“Dance Like David Danced”  

July 11, 2021

"Was the Hebrew Monarchy a Good Idea?"

July 4, 2021


Many Hands, One Heart, Sacred Love for All
Sunday August 1, 2021 at 10:30 am 
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Come to the Manor, the table is ready,  “Bread of Life” 



We are the bread. We have been making bread, sour dough, bagels, pesto bread.I remember bagels in Kensington market, Perugina’s the Italian Bakery, bread in Harrington Harbour, Quebecois bread and maple butter.

My first Communion in confirmation. 

We are the bread, then for the people of the Hebrews. There came a traveler, children, Israel marching from Egypt. Children wandering in the wilderness. Liberation, liberation, and liberation. Where, when, how, building relationships that sustain civilization, economics. Children finding manna, family nurture. New kids on the block. Wealth, affection, quarrel, dispute, listen, resolve.

Children finding identity in the promised land. 

Eat of the abundant fare. Listen to the law that brings foundation, guidance. Find the tribes, the creator, source of the land, Hebrews planting. People confronting neighbours, warriors, young, elder, order inside and outside. 

Confront the other, prisoner, confession, recoliation. God’s work, ministry, equip to serve, make the kingdom, praise God.

Find the sacred time, bread given from heaven. Find troubles, witness miracles, feeding many, walking on water. The logos, the word of God.

Find the words, “I am the bread of life.”  The habitat for humanity. A home for all, sanctuary for the people, the power of love, knowledge, human need, little becomes much, work for humanity.

Incarnation, God with us, NOW!

Email Rev Dr John Joseph Mastandrea at for link, meeting id, and passcode.

We Celebrate our Superstars @ the Manor 
The people at the Manor who created our Gratitude Garden for the Vegetable Patch, Patricia 0’Churchin and Susan Shaw Russell.

This week...
  • Virtual Caribana @ the Manor, 6:00 pm
  • Rosary Society, 3:00 pm
  • Yoga, 4:30 pm
  • BIPOC Youth Financial Literacy and Coding @ the Manor, 1:00 pm

And Beyond...
  • Taize Labyrinth @ the Manor, August 4, 6:00 pm
  • Heart @ the Manor, August 10, 1:00 pm
  • Youth @ the Manor, Treetop Trekking, September 1, 5:00 pm
  • Midday Prayer @ the Manor, September 8, 12:00 pm
  • UCW Virtual Tea at the Manor, September 9, 2:00 pm
  • Bible Study @ the Manor, September 9, 3:00 pm
  • Friday Speaker Series, September 10, 1:00 pm

Virtual Caribana @ the Manor
Monday July 26, 6:00 pm
In support of the Black Education Fund 

We have a fabulous program - DJ Elegance, Victor Caratun sharing Caribana Toronto Past, Alydia Smith and Joy Smith who are Craftsmiths from Jamaica, Anyika Mark of Black Urbanism Toronto from Jamaica, Alicia Haldane talks about Jamaican Travel, Nikita Williams of Rotaract Club of Toronto from Guyana, Pauline Lyons of Living Assistance from Trinidad Tobago, Richard Haldane of Coding Black Youth Project Caribana from Jamaica, Denise Vergas of El Hogar from Honduras, Benjamin Degraff of DJ School from Jamaica, Shireen Nadir of Blue Brick Yarn and Tito Santana of Photo Graphy from Guyana, Khimar Morgan of Jamaican Cuisine from Jamaica, Mia de Ala and Julien Thorne making Caribana Cookies Yes from Barbados, Chris Levan of Cubability from Cuba, Denise Moore doing Yoga from Jamaica and DJ Elegance farewell set.

Chef Mia has baked amazing Caribana Cookies  
Coconut Passion Fruit and Ginger

Email Rev Dr John Joseph Mastandrea at for link, meeting id, and passcode.

Rosary Society, Wednesdays, 3:00 pm
RSVP Cole Sadler at or Dr JJ at

The United Church Rosary Society is an ecumenical organization under its Chaplain, Rev. Dr. John Joseph Mastandrea, composed of Protestants, Catholics, even Muslim and Pagan members, united in their devotions through the Holy Rosary. The UCC Rosary Society meets Wednesdays and Sundays: those desiring to attend please contact Chaplain John Joseph for information.

Email Rev Dr John Joseph Mastandrea at for link, meeting id, and passcode.   

Yoga @ the Manor with Linda Nicolson 
Thursdays at 4:30 pm

Email Rev Dr John Joseph Mastandrea at for link, meeting id, and passcode.

From the United Church of Canada:

"After we grieve, we must educate ourselves and our churches to learn about our role in colonization, the history and legacy of residential schools (Call to Action #59) in order to begin to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliations."

Please read this message from the United Church of Canada. Included are links for many resources including the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action as well as recommendations for books, videos, and websites.

A Message from the Congregational Care Team

Click here for information on the COVID-19 vaccine complied by Betty Kelman.

As we navigate these challenging times, the Congregational Care Team is available to help with driving to appointments, shopping for groceries, banking, etc. To connect with a Congregational Care Team member, feel free to call:

  • Susan Johnson 416 481 3857
  • Betty Kelman 416 481 3609
  • Rev Dr John Joseph Mastandrea 416 809 6044
  • Don Reynolds 416 231 5647
Stay healthy and well,
Susan Johnson
Chair, Congregational Care Team

June 2021 
General Fund Offerings
Budgeted Better or Worse
$3,962.50 $6,807 - $2,844.50
June 2021 
Mission & Service Offerings
Budgeted Better or Worse
$1,015.00 $1,255 - $240

How can you support our Manor Road United Community of Faith?
1. By e-transfer from your bank to Manor Road United Church at
2. On our website using Canada Helps, at . Note, 4% of your donation is used by Canada Helps for administrative costs. 
3.  By mailing a cheque to Manor Road United Church:
    Attention: Marianne Eschker
                    Manor Road United Church
                    240 Manor Road East
                    Toronto, Ontario
                    M4S 1R8



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416 483 0695

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