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.

What's Mine is Yours”

April 18, 2021

What's Mine is Yours”

April 11, 2021

“I Have Seen the Lord”

April 4, 2021

“I Am Thirsty”

April 2, 2021


Many Hands, One Heart, Sacred Love for All
Sunday April 25, 2021 at 10:30 am 
Fourth Sunday after Easter
Come to the Manor, the table is ready, “Jesus is the Key Stone”   

We are the key, the password, to the open way.
The keys are lost and found, the searching way. The way forward is, “Pray to Saint Anthony”.
The password is Jesus is the stone.  Pray to Saint Anthony, the password is Jesus is the stone.
Peter is the rock, who opens the way to the people, pushes at the edge of oppression, the hard edge of Empire. 
The key is repentant, beyond denial, confront fear, seek messiah, find power of life. 
Confront oppression, the key is the civil rights movement. The key to the searching way is transformation.
The key is God’s love abiding. Love is known, love in action, in our heart.
The key is sacrifice, test of love, build truth.
The key is the good shepherd. The key is shepherd voice, in sheep and the other sheep, the I am sheep.
The key is laying down the life, gathering, flock.
The key is providing space, welcome, grace, mercy.
The key is surrender alienation, invitation, the search way, the open door, 
Welcome arms, abiding love. 

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

We celebrate our superstars @ the Manor 
Victor Caratun, Toronto history enthusiast, who discussed social history, politics, urban changes, and important spring time events and traditions we still enjoy until today and City Councillor Jaye Robinson who discussed the importance of parks, greenspace, and other lessons from a global pandemic at our Friday Speaker Series.

See all the Friday Speaker Series videos here.
And the Commemoration of the James Roth Memorial Garden

Flowers will be placed in the chancel by the Congregational Care Team for this Sunday.
See the memorial service here.

This week...


  • Trustees Meeting, 1:00 pm
  • LRF, Facebook Live, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Noonday Prayer @ the Manor, 12:00 pm
  • Rosary Society, 3:00 pm
  • Executive Council Meeting, 5:00 pm


  • Bible Study @ the Manor, 3:00 pm
  • Yoga @ the Manor, 4:30 pm


  • Friday Speaker Series, 1:00 pm
  • Manor Road Kids, 4:30 pm

And Beyond...

  • AGM, April 26, 5:00 pm
  • Heart @ the Manor, April 27, 1:30 pm
  • Youth @ the Manor, April 28th, 6:30 pm
  • First Annual Virtual Fair @ the Manor, May 1, 11:00 am 
  • Me and White Supremacy book study group, May 4, 6:30 pm 
  • UCW Virtual Tea at the Manor, May 6, 2:00 pm

Little Rainbow Fish, Facebook Live
Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Noonday Prayer @ the Manor
Wednesdays, 12:00 pm

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.  

Bible Study at the Manor, Epiphany Encounter, Thursdays, 3:00 pm
Feasting on the Word -  Welcoming Other Sheep, John 10:11-18

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.

Friday Speakers Series
Fridays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Featuring - Josh Matlow

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

Kids @ the Manor live with Allison Marcaccini  
Fridays at 4:30 pm 
Email Allison at for details.

Join MRUC and other North Toronto Churches to help our environment. 
Imagine what we can all do if we work together!
Text photos of your activities to Dr. JJ at 416 809 6044 or email them to
Visit our website to download a card or click on the card below.

The Other Side of COVID: Staying the Course Through Chaos
Wednesday April 21, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

COVID and Wellness Updates

With vaccines rolling out amid news of a third pandemic wave, Fairlawn Avenue United Church is hosting a 30-minute Zoom presentation with the Rev. Susan Haig, which everyone is welcome to attend We will explore the gift of resilience and how to build it, and the presentation will be followed by questions and conversation. See their website for details.

Annual General Meeting
Monday April 26th, 5:00 pm

Click here to download a copy of the 2020 Annual Report.
Email Rev Dr John Joseph Mastandrea at for link, meeting id, and passcode.

Help needed!
person in blue gloves holding white textile

The pandemic requires us to clean in between tenants and groups who use MRUC. Duties would include airing the rooms, mopping, and disinfecting high touch surfaces. The rate of pay is $20/hour for one time events and $15/hour for weekly cleaning. Shifts would be a minimum of 2 hours and cleaning would likely be needed in the evenings or on weekends. Please email if you are interested.

A Message from the Congregational Care Team
Click here for information on the COVID-19 vaccine complied by Betty Kelman.
Click here for phone number for vaccine clinics.

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


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