Robert (Bob) Mackenzie

Dear IUC Family and Friends,
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Islington United Church member Robert (Bob) Mackenzie on Friday, June 23, 2017. The visitation will be held at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Avenue, Markham on Tuesday, June 27 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. and a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, June 28 at 11:00 am followed by a reception.
Please keep Bob's wife Marilyn, and their family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.


Summer Sunday Worship Time

Begins Sunday, June 25 @ 10:30 am

Please Join Us for


Summer Sunday Worship

One Service at 10:30 am
in the Stewart East Hall

June 25 to August 27, 2017

We return to the Sanctuary, September 3


The Go Project!

July 9th to 20th

The GO Project!
Children's and Youth Programs


The GO Project is an exciting youth ministry mission program, happening right here at Islington United Church from July 9th to July 20th. Youth aged 13 to 19 years will be living together in intentional community here at IUC and in addition to cooking, eating, and worshipping together, these young people and their leaders will be exploring community programs in the Toronto area and serving others.   

Throughout their 11 days together, participants of The GO Project will have the opportunity to volunteer at various mission sites around the city and discern how and where God is calling them upon completion of the program. We will be partnering again this year with local organizations such as The Giving Garden, Mabelle Food Program, Scott Mission, The Furniture Bank, Adam House, CRC at 40 Oaks, and many other initiatives that are making a difference in the community.

Last year, Islington United Church hosted three hugely successful GO Projects, due in no small part to the support that we received from the community. We are excited to be back again this year!

To ensure the program’s success, we rely on the support of the congregation. There are a number of ways you can help out!

* Billet - We are looking for billets to house three of our staff from June 17 to July 9 (or for a shorter period in that span).
* Volunteer Drivers - There are many sites we will be visiting-the more drivers we have, the easier it will be to get from site to site.
* TTC Tokens - Some of our sites are best travelled to via public transit – if you are unable to drive, money or tokens for TTC help us reach those sites!
* Donated baked goods - For our participants to enjoy as snacks! Please drop off at the church (labeled “GO PROJECT” and with ingredients) any time between July 8th and July 18th.
* Laundry Services - Looking for volunteers to pick up laundry and bring it back clean and dry the next day.
* Cottage - We are looking to spend one or two nights outside of the city as a staff team following the conclusion of the program on July 20.

To help in any way with the GO Project, or to find out more about the program, please contact the Toronto coordinator, Mark Anderson or contact Rev. Karen Eade at

Livingwater in Action

Making a Difference

Islington United Church
Celebrates Our Livingwater Campaign

Thank You

Extreme Hunger Appeal

Millions at risk of starvation

Here’s what you can do:
Pray – for the men, women, and children of South Sudan where famine has been declared.  Also pray for the people of Nigeria, Somalia, Kenya, and Yemen where there is a food crisis.  A food crisis becomes famine when 30% of the community’s population is severely malnourished and at least two people out of every 10,000 are dying each day.  Give thanks for our Mission & Service partners working in this region to address hunger each and every day.

Reflect – Learn the facts about famine from the World Council of Churches:
Donate – send cheque, money order, VISA or MasterCard information to:

The United Church of Canada
300 – 3250 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON  M8X 2Y4           

Be sure to mark your cheque /envelope:  Emergency Response – Hunger Appeal
or Donate Online at:


In July...

Support Islington’s Food Programs

"Hunger doesn't take a summer holiday."

With people on vacation or away on weekends donations are down at the Toronto Food Bank, as well as the boxes in our church.

During the month of July, please donate Pasta for our Mabelle Food Program and Emergency Food Pantry. This will help supplement the food provided by the Daily Bread Food Bank.

Place your donations in the Food Bank Box in the Narthex or outside the church office.

Thank you for your generous and ongoing support to this program!


Travel Opportunity

With Mark and Pattie Aitchison

Travel Opportunity
with Mark and Pattie Aitchison
China and Yangtze River Cruise

October 11 - 27, 2017


October 11 – 27, 2017: China and Yangtze River Cruise through the Three Gorges, including visits to some of the most fascinating cities in China: the architecture of Beijing, the commerce of Shanghai, the antiquities of Xi’an and the beautiful landscapes of Guilin. The magnificent scenery of the Three Gorges is absolutely breathtaking.

For more details see the colour brochures outside Grace’s office, or call Mark at 416.805.6287. This voyage fills quickly and we expect that the demand for China will continue to grow. If China is in your plans we urge you to book early and avoid disappointment.


Calling All Photographers

We Want Your Pictures

We want your pictures!

The Church is active on Facebook and Twitter. In order to post fresh content we need your pictures! 

Please bring your camera to Church events and snap away! Send us your pictures to post on the website, Facebook and Twitter by emailing them to