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Author: Susie Henderson

By Susie Henderson Wild Churches are restoring and reimagining relationships between faith and the natural world Taddle Creek Wild Church, Metropolitan United Church Every way you look at it, the present-day front yard of Metropolitan United Church, which corners on Queen and Church Street in downtown Toronto, is a very lively place –there are people from all walks of life, relentless traffic, steps from a major hospital, and more.  The building can definitely hold its own here, and so does...

Friends become family at Dorothy's Place By Susie Henderson based on an interview with Rev. Carmen Llanos Dorothy's Place is a ministry of Birchcliff Bluffs United Church serving 2SLGBTQ+ seniors in east end Toronto and Scarborough. Based on the success of Toby's Place that responded to a gap in services for youth; the vision of Dorothy's Place emerged out of a need for services to seniors in Scarborough beyond the services downtown. Participants are welcomed with nourishing food and...

We have been out of our buildings for some time now, much longer than we first expected. Many of us are growing into the experience of meeting virtually with online opportunities for worship. Northlea United Church, in Toronto’s north Leaside neighbourhood is meeting online and they are experimenting with meeting their community in a previously unexplored place – their own front yard.

As we follow our newsfeeds, and observe with horror what is happening in the capital of the United States of America, we call on you, Creator of All Love. We painfully remember peaceful protests of tangible and documented injustices, led by Black and Indigenous peoples who were sadly met with undue hostility and violence, and characterized as rioters, in contrast to how the violent clashes incited by Trump supporters on baseless claims is being responded to and reported on. We pray for those...