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.

“Look @ The Heart”

June 13, 2021

“Don’t Be A Drag, Be A Queen”

June 6, 2021

“Seraphim: Here I am, Send Me”

May 30, 2021

“Fire Tongue”

May 23, 2021


Many Hands, One Heart, Sacred Love for All
Sunday June 20, 2021 at 10:30 am 
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Come to the Manor, the table is ready, “Goliath of Gath”   



We are the champions, the leaders, warriors, and change makers.
We hear the call to “Let your life prevail”. The story, boy David, the giant Goliath. The small stone meets the large Goliath. The triumph, the youngest champion in the challenge, bold step forward as the warrior of Grace.
David came in the name of the Lord. The spirit is with David, protect, lead, demonstrate there is a God.
Paul urges us to accept the grace of God, to look beyond, to see integrity, reconciliation, righteousness.
This is the time then and now. Let us go to the other side with the created order. 
Enter the boat, the vessel, confront the storm. 
Jesus, woke up, we wake up, say to the storm, “Peace! Be Still!”
Speak authority, calm the sea, we will rock you.
We are the champions.

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."

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.

We Celebrate our Superstars @ the Manor 
We heard from Anyika Mark of Black Urbanism Toronto, a non-profit whose mission is to "engage Black communities in re-envisioning our neighbourhoods to support".
See all the Friday Speaker Series videos here.

This week...
  • Little Rainbow Fish, 10:30 am 
  • Noonday Prayer, 12:00 pm
  • Rosary Society, 3:00 pm
  • Executive Council Meeting, 5:00 pm
  • Bible Study, 3:00 pm
  • Yoga, 4:30 pm
  • Little Rainbow Fish, 10:30 am 
  • Friday Speaker Series, 1:00 pm
  • Manor Road Kids, 5:00 pm
  • BIPOC Youth Financial Literacy and Coding @ the Manor, 1:00 pm

And Beyond...
  • Youth Encounter @ the Manor, June 21, 6:30 pm
  • Heart @ the Manor, June 22, 1:00 pm
  • Shining Waters Affirm Toronto Pride Network Celebration, June 24, 2:00  pm
  • Virtual UCW Tea @ the Manor, July 8, 2:00 pm

Little Rainbow Fish, Facebook Live
Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Noonday Prayer @ the Manor
Wednesdays, 12:00 pm, 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, “The Other Side of David”

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.  

Executive Council Meeting
Wednesday June 16, 5:00 pm

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 - Written On the Heart, Jeremiah 31:31-34

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 - The Rev. Dr. Charles Fensham, Author of Misguided Love

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

Kids @ the Manor live with Allison Marcaccini  
Fridays at 5:00 pm 
Email Allison at for details.
The vegetable patch @ the Manor and painting rocks for the garden

North Toronto Cluster of Churches

In January 2019, the United Church of Canada changed its governance structure and encouraged churches in one area to gather their resources, offer support, and join in programming together. Click here to learn more. A representative from MRUC attends monthly meetings (via Zoom) on the following topics: Green Team, the Roehampton Shelter, Social Justice, and Affirming. Please email if you are interested in joining.

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

May 2021 
General Fund Offerings
Budgeted Better or Worse
$12,943.04 $7,307 + $5636.04
May 2021 
Mission & Service Offerings
Budgeted Better or Worse
$1400 $1,255 + $145

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