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

Emily’s Weekday Wondering – Ash Wednesday/Valentine’s Day

Ash Wednesday/Valentine’s Day At first it might seem contradictory having Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day fall on the same day this year – a marking of the start of the season of Lent, often reduced to the idea of giving something up (such as chocolate), and a day that has Read More

Eco-Friendly Tip

Weekly Eco-friendly Tip from Your LUC Green Team for Global Wellness:   The disposal of plastics continues to be a huge environmental challenge, with 8 million tons of plastic making its way into our oceans each year. Microplastics or microbeads are less than 5 mm in diameter and found in Read More

Rev. Emily’s Weekday Wonderings – January 18, 2018

  Lullabies and Hymns for us all. During last September’s interview, I was asked what Bible stories I planned on sharing with the baby first. It’s an interesting question, but over the last month, I’ve been thinking that another question was more urgent – what hymns did I plan to Read More

Rev. Emily’s Weekday Wonderings

Thought for the day: Recently, I unexpectedly followed a lead to an article in the Lifestyle section of Fashion magazine – The New New Age: “Spiritual But Not Religious” by Katherine Gougeon. What caught my attention, and I wanted to share, was a quotation from Lillian Daniel, a minister in our sister Read More

A Cozy Welcome Back for Rev. Rose Ann Vita

Well it was a cozy afternoon, Jan 6, 2017 (inside!) welcoming back Rose Ann Vita (Sept 1, 2015-Aug 31, 2017) for a Thank You Tea in her honour. Rose Ann had such a positive roll in transitioning Presteign-Woodbine to a formal amalgamation with Leaside United (June, 2017). Lots of tea, coffee and goodies 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

Thank You Tea for Rev. Rose Ann Vita

You are invited to a special “Thank You” Tea for Rose Ann on Saturday, January 6th from 1 to 3 pm.   This is an opportunity to thank Rose Ann for her caring leadership, spiritual guidance, and gifts of ministry at Presteign-Woodbine UC and Leaside UC.  There will be tea, coffee 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  

The Longest Night Service

  A “Longest Night” Service will be held on the longest night of the year, Thursday, December 21st at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary.  This is sometimes called a “Blue Christmas” or “Quiet Christmas” service.  This service is designed for specifically thinking of people who have experienced significant loss – the Read More

The Journey is about to begin!

Joseph and pregnant Mary have joined the donkey and are preparing for their journey. They will venture out in the morning unsure of what to expect #MaryJosephAdventJourney pic.twitter.com/dhYP6gNzEN — LeasideUnitedChurch (@LeasideUnited) November 30, 2017

Spirit Alive – December 9, 2017

All welcome to gather for meditation, questioning and learning at Spirit Alive on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 gathering at 10:00am to noon at Leaside United Church. Refreshments at the beginning will provide a sharing time. David Phillips is providing the leadership and his topic will be “Places that Lift the Read More

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