Spiritual Exploration

Islington United is a learning church with groups to help people at all stages in their spiritual journey explore and develop their understanding of God, Christian Faith and the importance of Christianity in today’s complex world.Whether you are looking for discussion groups to help you learn more about the Christian Faith or prayer and meditation groups to explore your spirituality we have groups for you. Take some time to review the courses and groups provided by Islington United to help people to discover, explore and develop their spirituality. 
 

Bible Study

If you are interested in deepening your understanding and practice of your faith you may wish to join our Bible Study group. Held once a week you will be led through an exploration of the Bible and its relevance in today’s world with Islington staff, lay leaders and other interested learners. For more information about our Bible Study group please call Rev. Maya Landell at 416-239-1131 Ext. 23 or email Maya at maya@islingtonunited.org.
 

Lunch and Learn

Join members and friends for a soup and sandwich lunch followed by an entertaining guest speaker, all for $10 per person. We hold meetings several times a year so check our Church Event Calendar for the next event. For more information about our Lunch and Learn series please contact our Church Office at 416-239-1131 Ext. 21 or by email at office@islingtonunited.org.
 

Prayer and Meditation

Prayer and Meditation is a small group ministry that provides participants with an opportunity to explore their faith through prayer, scripture and guided meditation. We meet on the second and fourth Thursday at 1:30 pm in the Church's Chapel. For more information about the Prayer and Meditation group please contact our Church Office at 416-239-1131 Ext. 21 or by email at office@islingtonunited.org.
 

You Groups

Islington United’s YOU Groups are peer-led women’s groups to promote personal growth and spiritual development. We have three You Groups at Islington that are held at different times of the week. YOU 1 is held once a month on Wednesday evenings. YOU 2 gathers on the third Monday of each month at 1:15 pm. YOU 3 connects once a month on a Tuesday evening. For more information about YOU groups please contact our Church Office at 416-239-1131 Ext. 21 or by email at office@islingtonunited.org.
 

Connecting the Dots

Islington United’s “Connecting the Dots” workshop helps you to identify your spiritual gifts. Using a questionnaire and several interactive discovery activities you will identify your passions and God’s plan for your life. Learning more about your gifts helps you to see more clearly God’s vision for your life at any age. For more information about our Connecting the Dots Workshops please contact our Church Officer at 416-239-1131 Ext. 21 or by email at office@islingtonunited.org.
 

Week of Guided Prayer

Islington United's Week of Guided Prayer is like “a retreat in the city” where you are paired with a trained faith companion for an opportunity to undertake an intentional program of daily prayer for one week. For more information concerning our Week of Guided Prayer please contact our Church Office at 416-239-1131 Ext. 21 or by email at office@islingtonunited.org.
 

Lenten Studies

Join other seekers to find new meaning in Lent, the season of contemplation and preparation. We meet once a week on Wednesday during the season of Lent. For more information about our Lenten studies please contact our Church Office at 416-239-1131 Ext. 21 or by email at office@islingtonunited.org.
 

Women's Day Retreat

Every two years the women of Islington and their friends and family are invited to take some time away from the rush of life to grow in spirit in the company and fellowship of other women. This year’s event will be held at Markland Wood Golf Club on October 18, 2014. For more information about this retreat please contact our Church Office at 416-239-1131 Ext. 21 or by email at office@islingtonunited.org.
 

Youth Confirmation

Youth Confirmation is a wonderful opportunity to explore your faith in an in-depth, year-long program. Confirmands attending weekly sessions learn more about faith and discuss its relevance in today’s world. Confirmands are also paired with an adult Church member who participates with them during this special faith journey. The completion of the Confirmation program is celebrated in a special worship service in June where confirmands are welcomed as full members of the Church. For more information concerning Youth Confirmation please contact the Church Office at 416-239-1131 Ext. 21 or email Karen Eade, our Minister to Young Adults, at karen@islingtonunited.org.
 

Baptism Seminar

The Baptism Seminar is a one evening session held at Islington United Church designed to prepare you for an infant, child or adult baptism - the sacrament of initiation into the Christian church. This seminar is held on the first Thursday of each month (excluding July) at 7:30 p.m. For more information concerning our Baptism Seminar please contact Grace Jinkinson at 416-239-1131 Ext. 22 or email Grace at grace@islingtonunited.org.
 

Marriage Preparation

Choosing a life partner and getting married is one of the most important and exciting stages of a person's life. Being married brings joy, shared experiences, responsibilities, and occasionally, conflict. According to research, common problem areas are finances, division of household responsibilities, sexual incompatibility, and family issues. The Islington United Church Marriage Preparation Program helps engaged and newlywed couples examine their own expectations in each of these areas and explores healthy ways of communicating, resolving conflict, and working together in a partnership that is loving, supportive and happy. For more information concerning our Marriage Preparation Program please contact Grace Jinkinson at 416-239-1131 Ext. 22 or email Grace at grace@islingtonunited.org.
 

Faith Formation Team

The Faith Formation Team oversees a broad range of programs for people of all ages to help them explore and develop their faith. For more information please contact our Church Office at 416-239-1131 Ext. 21 or by email at office@islingftonunited.org.