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

El-Farouk Khaki – Guest Speaker

    On Sunday, February 25th 10:30am, our guest speaker will be El-Farouk Khaki.  El-Farouk is a spirituality activist, human rights &  justice advocate, and refugee lawyer, a public and media speaker on issues including Islam, LGBTIQ/human rights, refugees, politics and HIV.  El-Farouk is founder of Salaam: Queer Muslim Community (1991); 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

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

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

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

Special Notice

SPECIAL NOTICE: After declining attendance over the last five years, Presteign-Woodbine United Church (PWUC) faced challenging questions as to what to do for future growth and moving forward. Fourteen options were carefully considered including development of a senior’s housing facility and a community outreach service centre. The most valued option 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

A Lovely Lessons & Carols!

  Thank You! On behalf of us all, I extend a sincere thank you to everyone who made last Sunday’s Service of Lessons and Carols such a huge success – to the readers, the instrumentalists, the singers – but especially to Sharon Beckstead, Music Director.   This is a huge undertaking, 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  

Year-End Givings 2017

Year-End Givings Reminder: We would ask that you take this opportunity to bring your givings up to date during the month of December, the end of our financial year. Your contribution must be received in the church office on or before Sunday, December 31st, 2017 in order to receive credit Read More

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