We are an affirming congregation
In 2015 Manor Road United was designated an Affirming Ministry within The United Church of Canada. Affirming Ministries provide information, acceptance, support, and justice-making for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and their friends and families. They declare in words and actions, that God loves and accepts people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender in the same way that God loves and accepts us all. And they call upon the rest of the church and society to do the same. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
How does God feel about Queer People?
We asked ministers from denominations all over Canada to find out. Here’s what they said: God loves Queer People. The idea that all Canadian churches are hostile to the queer community is simply false, as these ministers and Moderators of the major denominations make clear. Let the world know that God is love, and God loves people of all sexualities and genders.
Toronto Pride 2022, celebrating the great diversity of folks present. #createdintheimageofgod
“I hope that this Pride reminds you that you’re not alone, and that we live in God’s world and that you are a unique and special contribution to the life and work of our faith communities and our world.” Rev Evan ᓅᑎᓐ Swance-Smith
“Dance in the sunshine, be where you belong. Under the rainbow, no one has to hide.” by Mike Russell
Listen to Highlights from our Friday Speaker Series. Topics include gender and gender identity, sexual and gender minority Christians within church communities, and movements to confront religious-based LGBTI discrimination.
See this year’s virtual pride celebration live with Dr. JJ from the Shining Waters broadcasting system pride online!
Queer Multifaith Panel – What does it mean to be the open heart of compassion for the queer person of faith? Hosted by the Rev. Dr. John Joseph Mastandrea, Manor Road United Church with Zenji Archariya (Buddhist), El-Farouk Khaki (Toronto United Mosque), Rev. Shawn Newton (First Unitarian), Leonard Swartz (Jewish), Dr. Charles (Fensham Presbyterian) and author of “Misguide Love”.
Manor Road United Church is on the traditional home of the Huron-Wendat Nation, Metis Nation of Ontario, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and Six Nations of the Grand River. May we be connected to the heartbeat of the Spirit as one.