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.

 “The Word is upon our Tongue”
November 21, 2021

 “Rise Early in the Morning”
November 7, 2021

“Restorer of Life”
November 7, 2021

“Where You Lodge, I Will Lodge”
October 31, 2021



This week, Dr JJ is away on study leave. If you have a pastoral care emergency, please contact Pastor Cynthia O’Connell from Glebe Road United Church at or at 647-270-3649

Many Hands, One Heart, Sacred Love for All
Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 10:30 am 
First Sunday of Advent
Come to the Manor, the table is ready, “A Righteous Branch to Spring” 

We are the branch, the limb, the shoot and the bud, the home of the bird, the next steps for school, the timber for the beaver, the shade for the refuge. We are the branch for human reality, promise, light of both night and day, the experience of exile. We are the waiting in destruction, lamentation looking for promise in the devastation and consolation, captive we cry, make angry in despair, in terror seek hope for return. We are the branch made for the house of humanity, to secure the future.

We cannot thank God enough, in the window of coming, the embryo to render night and day and the lens to see. There will be signs. The promise is radical, fearful, strange when we stand before the son, with expectation, drawing, near, be alert, advent, bring broken, hurting. We are the branch, stand up, prepare, the earth shattering welcome; the birth of peace!

Email Rev Dr JJ at for Zoom link, meeting id, and passcode.

This week...
  • Little Rainbow Fish Drop In, 10:00 a
  • Rosary Society, 3:00 pm
  • Youth at the Manor, 6:00 pm
  • Yoga @ the Manor, 4:30 pm
  • Little Rainbow Fish Drop In, 10:00 am
  • Friday Speaker Series, 1:00 pm
  • BIPOC Youth Financial Literacy and Coding @ the Manor, 1:00 pm 
  • Bookclub @ the Manor, 9:30 am

And Beyond...
  • Taize Labyrinth Walk, December 1, 6:00 pm
  • Choir at the Manor, December 5, 11:30 am
  • UCW In-Person Tea and Sandwiches, December 14, 1:00 pm
  • Manor with Heart, December 21, 2:00 pm  
  • Executive Council, January 19, 5:00 pm 

Little Rainbow Fist Drop-In
Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00 pm

Contact Allison for details at

 Midday Prayer @ the Manor
Postponed until December 1, 2021

 Rosary Society, Wednesdays, 3:00 pm
 RSVP Cole Sadler at 
The United Church Rosary Society is an ecumenical organization composed of Protestants, Catholics, even Muslim   and Pagan members, united in their devotions through the Holy Rosary. 
Email Rev Dr JJ at for Zoom link, meeting id, and passcode.

Youth at the Manor
Wednesday, November 24, 6:00 pm
A Time for Escape Room with Allison Marcaccini 

 Bible at the Manor
Postponed until December 2, 2021

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

 Hello fellow yogis, I'm pleased to offer a weekly hour of non-competitive, gentle, calming hatha yoga.
Email Rev Dr JJ at for Zoom link, meeting id, and passcode.

 Friday Speaker Series
 Fridays, 1:00 pm

 Join us online or in-person for lunch
This week on the Friday Speaker Series, join the conversation with Richard Haldane as he shares, “What is Caribana?” 
Email Rev Dr JJ at for Zoom link, meeting id, and passcode.

Bookclub @ the Manor
Sundays, 9:30 am, in-person or via Zoom

We Cry Justice by Liz Theoharis
Chapter 4, “God Created Enough” by Daniel Jones, Exodus 16:15-25 
Email Rev Dr JJ at for Zoom link, meeting id, and passcode.

 We Celebrate our Superstars @ the Manor 
And last week on the Friday Speaker Series, we joined the conversation with Rob Oliphant, MP of Don Valley West as he shared on the topic, “Canada: Where do we go from here?”

Support men's mental health and suicide prevention, and research into prostate and testicular cancer by donating on behalf of our very own Rev John Joseph -

Green Movie/Book Discussion Series
The Green Faithful Action Team of the North Toronto Cluster of Churches

Passcode: 112664
Meeting ID: 864 1763 5386 link - 
Hosted by Rosedale United, moderated by Caroline Duncanson
 (book) by Paul Hawken (available at the library)Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation
Wednesday November 24 @ 7:30 p.m.         

Interested in learning more about climate change and other environmental issues by discussing films and books? All are welcome, whether you've had a chance to read the book or watch the movie or not. Our first film, 2040, was discussed in September, and is definitely worth seeing if you haven’t already. Upcoming Dates and Titles:
Wednesday January 19 @ 7:30 p.m.             
There’s Something in the Water (film, available on Netflix among other film sources)
Hosted by Eglinton St. George’s, moderated by Peter Wilkins  
Upcoming titles with dates tba:
Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World by Katherine Hayhoe (book) MPR news interview
A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency by Seth Klein (book)
A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet (book, fiction)

A Message from the Congregational Care Team
THIRD BOOSTER DOSES of COVID vaccine are now available to the following people:
 -those 70 years or older
 -healthcare workers or anyone who works in a healthcare organization
 -those who received two doses of AstraZenica/Covishield vaccine or a dose of Johnson and Johnson
 -First Nations, Inuit and Metis
(This is not the case if you were already eligible due to immunocompromising medication.) Please visit - You may also check with your local pharmacies as they will be offering the boosters. Please note that the COVID vaccine may be co-administered with the flu shot at the same time.

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
  • Susan Logie 226 921 8166
Stay healthy and well,
Susan Johnson
Chair, Congregational Care Team


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