Here is the leaflet for Pentecost 14 (August 25) 2013. This week we will welcome Ann Stocker, who runs a ministry here at Messiah for young mothers. Ann is a therapist and has spent more than 20 years working with at risk persons in Toronto. She is an Associate of the Institute of Family Living. more »
Here is the leaflet for the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Extraordinary people usually come from extraordinary mothers, and Jesus is no exception. This Sunday we celebrate the woman known in the East as the “God-Bearer”: a girl barely a woman who bravely said “yes” to God’s plan. In her life we see something more »
Our very own Minister of Music, Fiona Ryan, just earned her Doctorate of Music Composition at the University of Toronto’s School of Music. The church celebrated with a special party in her honour. This is the culmination of many, many years of hard work and we congratulate Fiona!
What are Anglicans doing about poverty in Ontario? This video by the Anglican Diocese of Toronto explores some of the responses that are underway, both on the level of individual parishes and on the level of the entire Diocese. It was produced, incidentally, in the office at Messiah by Tim Harry and represents the kind more »
The detailed Demographic Analysis that that the church commissioned is finished. Environics Analytics, a firm recommended to us because of their work with other churches, completed a comprehensive analysis of our local area. The report gives a much finer picture than we have ever had before of exactly what sort of people live near Church more »
On Thursday night a group of eight from Messiah attended the Annual Institute of Evangelism Dinner at Wycliffe College. Wycliffe is one of two Anglican Seminaries that are part of the University of Toronto and has enjoyed a historic connection to Messiah. Indeed, Tay Moss was the first Rector called to Messiah who wasn’t a more »
Here is a map that lays out my current thinking about the work of creating a third-space/coffee-shop/fresh-expression. Right now we are in the first red box: “Initial Networking.” We have also begun some work In the second (“Missional Listening”). The blue boxes represent strategic leadership tasks. The green represent what it is we ought be more »
The Annual Vestry Meeting of the church is a chance to gather as a community and talk about the work we are doing together at Messiah. We receive reports, approve budgets, and otherwise do the “work of our work.” Below is the actual Vestry Report from our meeting. You can see that I make an more »