Leaside United Church Census

A dedicated group of people are working hard to gather important information about our community and our congregation as we think about our future. Part of this work is a church census that will ask questions about you, your engagement with the church, and your spiritual life. We’d like to Read More

Welcome Neil Gordon Joshi!

It is with complete delight we announce the birth of: NEIL GORDON JOSHI yesterday November 14th, 2017, the first child of Rev. Emily Gordon and Nikhil Joshi. Mother, father and baby are all doing well! Many blessings to this new happy family!  

Emily & Nikhil’s Baby Shower

  What a lovely afternoon we spent together last Saturday with the ‘parents to be’ Emily & Nikhil.  Many thanks to all the volunteers, staff and guests who made this such an enjoyable gathering.  Special thanks to Tanya Wiles-Bell for coordinating! Emily & Nikhil are expecting their first child at Read More

Emily’s Weekday Wonderings – November 9th, 2017

  On the afternoon of October 28th we had a prayer workshop. We wondered about questions such as: Why do we pray? How do we pray? And, what is prayer anyway? Often we think of prayer in very structured terms, such as The Lord’s Prayer, a prayer at the start Read More

Supply Minister Announcement

  As you will have read in the Catching Up with Emily Gordon post, Emily is planning on taking pregnancy leave as she and Nikhil welcome the arrival of their new family member. The 17 week pregnancy leave will begin Nov. 14th, so she plans to be back in time Read More

C-Flats Youth Jazz Band – Starting Monday, October 16th

Leaside United Church’s own C-Flats Youth Jazz Band is starting up again next week on Monday, October 16th! The age level of this group is generally grade 7 to grade 12. The rehearsals are every Monday evening from 7:15 to 8 pm in the music room at Leaside United Church Read More

Sunday Kid’s Program Update

Over the last four weeks the kids in Sunday program were asked to respond creatively to a variety of texts based on the creation story such as “When God was a Little Girl” by David Weiss and “God’s Dream” by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams. We asked the Read More

Ibrahim Family Settling In: Refugee Update

It’s been a month since the Ibrahim family’s arrival in Canada! They arrived on August 10th. They have started adjusting to life in the City and have settled in their new home (which they love). Here’s a snap shot of what they’ve been up to: 1. Discovering the City: the Read More

El Hogar Service Team

  The LUC El Hogar Service Team is gearing up for its trip to Honduras March 2018.  There will be a team ‘kick off’ meeting following Sunday Service Oct. 15, 2017 in the Conference Room. We are particularly interested in having some youth join the team (15 yrs of age and Read More

Catching Up With Emily Gordon

At the end of the summer I sat down with our minister Emily Gordon to catch up after a whirlwind 16 months at Leaside United Church to take a breath and reflect on the time that has passed and what’s new for Emily and our new Leaside United Church. Here are Read More

A Great Night for El Hogar

1/2 Such a wonderful night at @amsterdambeer fundraiser for the boys & girls of @ElHogarNews Honduras! Awesome dinner by @Grill_Bill pic.twitter.com/xNOC2uDG1Z — LeasideUnitedChurch (@LeasideUnited) September 29, 2017 2/2 Our El Hogar team thx you for a full house @amsterdambeer for the girls & boys of @ElHogarNews Honduras! Awesome dinner by Read More