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. 

Getting a jump-start on your Spring Cleaning?

  It’s still pretty cold and snowy out, but if you are de-cluttering or doing some pre-Spring cleaning, please consider donating gently used items to Leaside United Church’s Awesome Sale.  Volunteer inventory sorters have already begun sorting through 100’s of items that have been donated since the last sale.  The Read More

Outreach Update – January 2018

  Some Important Updates from the Outreach Team: THE AWESOME SALE The 2018 dates are set: Spring Friday, May 11 (from 3pm to 7pm) and Saturday, May 12 (from 9am to noon) and Fall Friday, Oct 12 (from 3pm to 7pm) and Saturday, Oct 13 (from 10am to noon).  Inventory Read More

Spirit Alive Meeting – Saturday February 10, 2018

Ross Lawford will lead us in talking about two related topics: “Experiencing the Presence” and “Being the Presence”. We will consider the role of ‘practice’ in both cases. You are invited to be Present: 10am to Noon Saturday February 10th, 2018 Leaside United Church (auditorium) Coffee, tea and refreshments between Read More

In what movie did Tom Hanks play character Chuck Noland?

Cast Away!  You knew that right? That was one among a hundred tricky trivia questions laid out on Saturday night at the January 20th Trivia Night fundraiser.  It was a huge success!  Leaside United Church (LUC) hosted this fun event in support of El Hogar de Amor y Esperanza, a school Read More

Like to sing?

  The Chancel Choir will present Théodore Dubois’ Seven Last Words of Christ on Good Friday at the 10:30 am service The seven last words of Christ or seven sayings of Jesus on the cross are a traditional collection of short phrases uttered by Jesus at his crucifixion immediately before 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

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

Spirit Alive – Saturday January 13, 2018

SPIRIT ALIVE Envisioning the Church of the Future Our next meeting of SPIRIT  ALIVE  will take place starting with coffee and refreshments at 10 am on Saturday January  13th  in the auditorium. Ross Lawford, with help from Lucy Burke, will lead us in discerning new or additional ways in which 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