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.
Virtual Worship - Sunday, August 9th at 1030 am - You are invited.
Daily Biblical Reflection with Rev. Norm Seli
Mon-Fri Currently reading the book of Acts.
Dear Members and Friends of Jubilee United Church.
This update comes to you on Saturday, August 8th.
This Week’s Virtual Worship Service is 49 minutes long and includes both Genesis 37:1-28 and Matthew 14:22-33.
Our preacher is Rev. Marlene Britton and we have a special dramatic telling of the Gospel by “The Lockdown Brothers”.
The service will premier at 1030am and be available at your convenience any time after the initial showing.
Sunday night promises a rather special event as the Jubil-AIR Radio Theatre Company present a re-imagined classic radio show. At 7pm, you can join us at this link for “George is Jealous of Gracie’s Old Boyfriend”, originally broadcast in 1944 and present today by Judy Wells, Norm Seli, Pat Lansche, Haley Brown, Jacqueline Daly-Edwards and Drew Winters. Foley Effects by Jo Dullard. Pat Lansche directed and Drew Winters did the production work – Daniel Rubinoff even added a sax solo. Join us Sunday, just like we gather for worship, or use the link to listen to the show at your convenience.
As always, I am keen for your pictures and your participation in our services through readings, The Christ Candle or other ways that might occur to you. You can contact me to volunteer or make suggestion as firstname.lastname@example.org
You should also know that Jubilee Council will be meeting on Monday, August 17th to consider plans for re-opening. We are being very cautious and are aware that a great many of us are not eager to gather until we feel safer. We will have news for you after the 17th, but be assured that we will be continuing Virtual Sunday Services for the foreseeable future, regardless of when we begin to gather again.
You might also want to know that the floor in the hall between he church office and the Garden Room has been re-tiled and will be sealed this week. Nothing seems to go smoothly or quickly in this time of Covid, but the floor appears to be fixed. Thanks to Barb for her diligence and determination.
For now, be safe; God bless you and please know that you are not alone.
See you tomorrow at Worship!
In Faith and Hope
Rev. Norm Seli (on behalf of the Jubilee Team)
Here are some of the most requested links:
Sunday Check in, 1130am -1230 https://zoom.us/j/756954235
Tuesday Coffee – Tuesday at 11am – noon https://zoom.us/j/348451849
Daily Check in, 530-630pm https://zoom.us/j/846416417
Daily Meditations and Worship Services are on my Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgNHaEdFtqnOUxgkRdty9vQ?view_as=subscriber
The Jubil-AIR Radio Theatre Company is ready to broadcast! Sunday (August 9) at 7pm - and anytime thereafter. Join the Jubilee cast as they re-imagine a classic Burns and Allen Radio show from 1945.
COVID 19 Response
There are many opinions, concerns and procedures being shared on both mainstream and social media, we are relying on:
Toronto Public Health https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/diseases-medications-vaccines/coronavirus/
As well as The United Church of Canada https://www.united-church.ca/news/covid-19-united-church-statement
On Sunday, June 23, 2013, we celebrated together Jubilee being officially an “Affirming Ministry.”
What 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.
- Outreach Programs, Discussion Groups
- Men’s Groups, Women’s Groups
- Children’s Groups, Youth Groups
- Bible Studies, Non-Traditional Worship
- Women and Men, Young and Old
- Families and Individuals
- By the Book and Heretical
- Hungry and Satisfied
- Understanding and Questioning
You are invited to join us.
How to Find Us
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