Jubilee United Church

40 Underhill Drive | Toronto, Ontario, M3A 2J5 | 416.447.6846

Welcome to Jubilee United Church

 

Jubilee United Church is an Affirming Ministry, offering welcome and companionship to all people regardless of sexual orientation or designation.

Jubilee United Church was created by the coming together of Bethesda, Donminster and Victoria Village, and most recently, St. John’s  United Churches.   Embracing the gifts of these congregations and the many individuals who have joined our community since 2000, we continue to grow. We acknowledge the sacred land upon which Jubilee United Church stands. People have been on this land for 15,000 years. This land is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. The territory was the subject of the “Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant”, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.

As of July 1, 2017, Jubilee United Church and St. John’s United Church are amalgamated – we became a single congregation.

Jubilee honours the legacy of St. John’s United Church and will continue to grow their ministry to the community as St. John’s becomes part of Jubilee, bringing gifts, insight, experience and wisdom, as well as a commitment to continue to grow together and share a ministry of inclusion, invitation and inspiration with the larger community.

We are very excited about our future together.

On Sunday, June 23, 2013, we celebrated together Jubilee being officially an “Affirming Ministry.”

church-prideWhat that means is that we are recognized and take responsibility for inviting, welcoming, and including all people who want to experience the love of God and ministry of Jesus Christ as expressed in our community – regardless of sexual orientation or designation.  We take on, as a ministry, the care and comfort of those marginalized and victimized by others for their identity as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgendered (LGBT) people.  As much as it is about LGBT people, it is about a wider diversity as well.  It is about inviting, welcoming, and including those who feel left out because of age, culture, or perceived / experienced abilities.  Becoming an Affirming Ministry is a celebration and commitment to embrace diversity intentionally, graciously, and compassionately – the way that Jesus did.

With your help, we will continue to be a loving, inclusive and responsible community.

We have:

  • Outreach Programs, Discussion Groups
  • Men’s Groups, Women’s Groups
  • Children’s Groups, Youth Groups
  • Bible Studies, Non-Traditional Worship

And
You are invited to join us.

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Doors Open @Jubilee today 430-630pm. A quiet place; some candles... a time for you to pray, talk with a minister, or just commune in silence. It might also be a GREAT DAY for a Labyrinth walk in the gently falling snow!. Every Wednesday, including today. ...

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On Sunday, November 11th at the setting of the sun we gathered on the labyrinth at Jubilee United Church to ring our bells 100 times to recognize the 100 anniversary fo the Armistice of 1918 and to honour the sacrifices of those who have died in war that we might further commit ourselves to peace. This is how it ended.... ...

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Rev. Norm Seli sums up Sunday Worship at Jubilee United Church, for November 11, 2018 in about 6 minutes. youtu.be/zEFVnU2SjX0Rev. Norm Seli sum's up Sunday Worship at Jubilee United Church for November 11, 2018, in about 5 minutes.
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At sundown on November 11, 2018 (4:56pm) you are invited to join us on the Labyrinth at Jubilee United Church to ring Bells of Peace marking the occasion 100 years ago, when bells across Canada and around the world rang out to share the news: the Great War was over. As the sun goes down, bells will ring 100 times in communities across the country to honour the sacrifices of Canadians who served in the 1914-1918 War, and to remember the cost of war, its impact on communities, and the promise of peace which generations of men and women have pursued in their service with our armed forces. We will ring the bells 100 times with 5 seconds between each toll. We will use a simple hand-bell and you are invited to bring any bell that you have or to simply stand with us as we ring ours. ...

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