Rev. Evan Smith – Guest Speaker

  On Sunday, March 4th 10:30am, the Rev. Evan Smith will be our speaker.  Evan is ordained in the United Church of Canada and is the minister at Toronto Urban Native Ministry in Regent Park.  Rev. Evan is Two-Spirit, Anishinaabe, and turtle clan. Evan works on the front lines doing pastoral Read More

Who runs out of Maple Syrup at a Pancake Supper? – We do!

  Dedicated volunteers cooked up a feast of near 800 pancakes, 420 sausages, 340 slices of pea meal bacon! Over a hundred people lined up for a delicious breakfast for dinner to celebrate #PancakeTuesday #ShroveTuesday signified by the “filling up” before the start of #Lent. YES, we ran out of Read More

In the News … Team ‘LUCY’ joins nationwide walk-a-thon

Thank you to author Louise Allyn Palma from The Observer Toronto for this fine article on Leaside United Church’s participation in the  upcoming Coldest Night of the Year Walk being coordinated by the Yonge Street Mission to be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018. 

Pancakes & Plaid is Back!

  Yes, you read that right … our fabulous Pancake Supper this year will again be a fantastic fusion of PLAID and PANCAKES.  Wear your best plaid and join us on Tuesday February 13th as we celebrate Shrove (Fat) Tuesday together!  Save the date now and bypass dinner plans … Read More

The Coldest Night of the Year – February 24, 2018

  The Coldest Night of the Year on February 24, 2018 is a super-fun, family-friendly fundraiser.  Raising money for local charities, in Toronto via the Yonge Street Mission who aim to raise money and increase awareness about poverty and homelessness.   The WALK will be held on Saturday, February 24th, 2018, and Read More

Buddies in Bad Times – My Funny Valentine

  Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is presenting a play called “My Funny Valentine” January 10th to 21st. Buddies in Bad Times is an alternative theatre that gives voice and space to the LGBTQ+ community so that their stories can be told and heard. “My Funny Valentine is based on Read More

Christmas on Bethlehem Street Pageant

THANK YOU!! The Pageant at Leaside United on Sunday Dec. 17 was fabulous thanks to our 36 participants!  That’s right, we had 28 kids and youth and eight adults take part in “Christmas on Bethlehem Street.”   It’s never easy fitting in extra responsibilities around the Christmas season so we are Read More

Trivia Night! Saturday, January 20, 2018

Do you like trivia?  Who doesn’t?  Join us for a super fun night of mind boggling trivia!  Sign up as a team (8 people maximum) or we can assign you to a team.  Tables will be loaded with snacks like chips/popcorn/pretzels to keep your brain going and pizza will be Read More

Egale Canada Human Rights Trust

Yay!!! Just got this pocket guide from Egale, Canada Human Rights Trust a social justice advocacy group that works to improve the lives of LGBTQI2S people in Canada.  Check out our Affirming page! #AffirmingEveryday – Tanya  

Mary & Joseph Advent Journey

  Mary, Joseph, and their donkey have stayed with 5 families. They were even invited to a champagne and chocolate event in support of El Hogar last weekend. They have found every family to be so warm and kind. Remember to follow their adventures on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We’ll Read More

LUCY Out Of The Cold Christmas Project

These guys had a bake sale last year and made so much money they went shopping and picked up donations for East Minister’s Out of the Cold program. Their shopping list included: #mittens #toothbrushes #underwear #toothpaste #kleenex #hats#femininehygiene @eastminster_church #youthgroup#leaside#toronto#eastyork#donate