TUMC is a Christian community in the Mennonite-Anabaptist peace church tradition. We aspire to be a family of faith that welcomes people of diverse backgrounds and stories, worshipping and supporting each other, while following Christ’s example in working for peace and justice in our urban context.
We’re celebrating our 75th anniversary this year! Watch our service of joy, sharing memories of the past and hope and faith for the future from Sunday, October 22on this page. Our historical photo displays and banners remain on the walls for you to peruse.
This Sunday, Dec. 3, marks the First Sunday of Advent. Pastor Michele Rizoli will be speaking and we’ll be celebrating a parent-child dedication and new-member ceremony, as well as Communion. Faith Formation classes meet at 10 a.m. for kids and teens age 3 through high school.
At 6:30 p.m., we’ll gather for our annual Carol Sing, an always joyous and sometimes raucous name-your-fave event that has marked the beginning of the holiday season in our congregation for 57 years! Guests are very much invited. Bonus this year: We’ll be previewing our new Carol Sing booklet, another of our 75th Anniversary projects. All ages welcome, no experience required! Come to sing all your favourites (including traditional songs in languages other than English), winding things up with the Hallelujah Chorus. Or just come to listen and enjoy. Home-baked Christmas goodies to follow!
Guests and newcomers to the city are always warmly welcomed. Whether you’re a committed follower of Jesus, looking for a community where you can safely explore faith questions, or simply curious, there’s a place for you at TUMC!
CHURCH ON THE GROUND meets at 1774 Queen St. E., in the Beach neighbourhood. We’ve relaxed our anti-Covid practices, but masks are encouraged this fall.
CHURCH IN THE CLOUD is open to everyone, far and wide, via the Zoom link available in the emailed announcements. (Don’t get the announcements? Contact Mariekebefore noon Friday.)
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TUMC invites people of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, generations and abilities to full participation and inclusion. We are wheelchair-accessible and offer large-print hymnals and hearing assistance devices. We’re always glad to welcome newcomers. Whether you’re new to the city, visiting or simply curious, please feel free to check us out! For more, click the About Us tab. You can also follow us on Facebook @ChurchonQueen .
Our congregation meets in territories of the Wyandot, Haudenosaunee, and Michi Saugig Nations. As beneficiaries of a violent history of colonization, we recognize our responsibility to uphold treaty relationships and so seek to be guided by Indigenous truth-tellers toward restitution, restoration, and reconciliation. Learn more by clicking the photo above.