A French-speaking faith community in Toronto is a place of welcome for francophones wanting to gather and pray in the “language of the heart” Like many newcomers to Canada, Stephen Keleko felt unmoored when he first arrived in Toronto three years ago. Originally from Cameroon, Keleko, who has also lived in France, longed to find a French-speaking community of faith he could call home. That’s when he discovered La Mission Protestante Francophone de Toronto (MPFT), the only francophone...
Author: Julie McGonegal
The Rev. Maya Douglas felt compelled to act after nooses showed up at a local construction site near her home in Toronto’s East End this summer.
Ministers Share Their Learnings on How to be Community During the Coronavirus Crisis
COVID-19 is quickly wreaking havoc not only on our individual lives but also on the lives of our faith communities. Many ministers are wondering how to nurture a community of faith—which people need now more than ever in these anxious times—in an online context. As digital discipleship becomes the new normal, how can ministers create a virtual worship space for people used to coming together in flesh as well as spirit?
Deep, contagious, extraordinary love. That’s what two Licensed Lay Worship Leaders (LLWLs) exude when they talk about their ministry.