Interfaith Lecture Series

Jan. 9 to Jan 23, 2019

Interfaith Lecture Series
Eastern Traditions
Understanding Pathways to Spirituality

Building interfaith relationships increases our understanding and respect for all faiths. Join us at this lecture series to learn more about pathways to spirituality.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Swamini  Shivapriyananda
Chinmaya Heritage Center, Brampton

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Rev. Dr. Bhante Saranapala, "Urban Buddhist Monk"
West End Buddhist Temple, Mississauga

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Michelle Voss Roberts
Principal, Emmanuel  College, University of Toronto joins our two lecturers to discuss Christian engagement with Eastern Traditions

25 Burnhamthorpe Road
Burnhamthorpe and Dundas Street West (Toronto)
7:30 - 9:30 pm

For more information please contact:
Barbara Sheffield at
or Carol Wilson at



White Gift Sunday

Sunday, December 2, 2018



December 2, 2018

The Mabelle Food Bank Program is seeking food and monetary donations to keep the program running. Please fill one of the White Gift bags (available Sunday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 25) with nonperishable food or use the special White Gift envelopes to make a financial gift. We appreciate your support of this program to support residents in our neighbourhood.

Thank you for your support!

Out of the Cold Dinner

Friday, November 23, 2018

Out of the Cold Dinner
Volunteers Welcome
Friday, November 23, 2018

For the past 22 years (maybe longer!) Islington United Church volunteers have provided dinners twice a year for the Out of the Cold program.
The dinners are served on Friday evenings at All Saints Anglican Church, located at Prince Edward Drive and Bloor Street.
In partnership with other groups, All Saints offers the program every week from November to April. On our night, Islington provides a meal consisting of salad, beef and vegetarian stew, mashed potatoes, salad and cake for 90 to 100 guests. We also work in the kitchen at each dinner. And, we provide a bagged lunch consisting of a sandwich, cookie and fruit for 30
overnight guests of the program.
This year, we are providing the meal for opening night – Friday, November 23 – and closing night – Friday, April 5. If you would like to be involved as a cook or kitchen helper, please contact Bill Drinnan as soon as possible at

Calling all Elves!!!

Taking Down Our Christmas Décor

Calling all Elves!!!
Decorating Our Church Home for Christmas

Tuesday, November 27 @ 7:00 pm
Wednesday, November 28 @ 7:00 pm


We will commence decorating our beautiful church home for Advent on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 pm and Wednesday, November 28 at 7:00 pm.

For more information, please contact Jackie at 905-856-7669 or


Come join in the fun! All are welcome.


Shopping Card Program

Support for Islington

Islington United's

Shopping Card Program

Support Islington by using every day shopping cards. Buy grocery, restaurant, gas, entertainment and popular clothing store cards at no extra cost to you, but Islington United gets a portion.

To place your order, pick up a form in the church office, or during coffee hour. For more information contact Leslee at

Order due date is Sunday, December 2

Gifts with Vision

For Your Christmas Giving

Gifts with Vision
For Your Christmas Giving

The United Church’s Gifts with Vision catalogue turns gift giving into an opportunity to do something extra for our Mission & Service partners. With Gifts with Vision, you give a gift to friends or family to support specific partner activities. With these gifts, we help create healthy places to live, promote justice, provide social services, and enliven worship.

Choose Your Gifts & Stocking Stuffers
Pick up your copy of the Gifts with Vision catalogue on literature tables around the church or browse online: There are lots to choose from in many price ranges to inspire everyone on your Christmas list. Here are some examples:
  • $25 helps provide basic school supplies for students in Kenya (page 10)
$25 supports the Clothing Room at Toronto’s Christian Resource Centre to prepare people for job interviews (page 12)
$50 buys five grocery cards for people of Oxford House First Nation, 950 km north of Winnipeg, where a package of bologna costs $11 (page 13)
$100 provides a day at a United Church camp for a child in financial need (page 16)

Pick up a Gifts with Vision catalogue from the literature table outside the Reception Room or shop online at

In November...

Support Islington’s Food Programs

Support Islington’s Food Programs

In November please donate canned vegetables 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!

Fall Bible Study

Starts Tuesday, October 2 @ 10:30 am


Come and Join Us for
Fall Bible Study

Join Rev. Young Rhee in the KRT room on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am from October 2 to December 4 (October 16 excluded) for discovery, exploration, community and fellowship.

Every Tuesday @ 10:30 am
in the KRT Room

All are welcome!


A Thanksgiving Blessing

Mission & Service Gift

A Thanksgiving Blessing
$7,700 Received - Amazin
g and Caring Support

Thank you to all who donated to Mission & Service in the Thanksgiving offering or through monthly PAR donations.
You have given over $7,700 towards our annual pledge of $30,000. The balance of our congregation’s commitment will be made up through the operating budget.


200th Anniversary Thank You

Volunteers Make a Clean Sweep

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

    Volunteers wear working boots but leave
a trail of angel footsteps.
   Terri Guillemets

Sunday November 4 was a great celebration of our 200th Year of Ministry in the Village of Islington from morning until evening. It ended in joy and laughter with our Annual Turkey Dinner. What a night it was! Sincere and deep gratitude to our Staff Team, pie bakers, carvers, servers, Hall Monitors, the dishwashing, and cleanup crew for serving over 250 happy eaters!


2018 Rummage Sale News

Thanks to Everyone

200th Anniversary Rummage Sale
A Huge Success!
Thanks to All of Our Amazing Volunteers

Twelve years ago a small group of IUC members decided to hold a rummage sale for three consecutive years to pay back a trustee loan. And here we are: still collecting, sorting, selling, displaying, problem solving, volunteering, giving, celebrating, supporting, and shopping!
The feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive! It was a massive job with volunteers committing countless hours to achieve outstanding results. The spirit was moving, the love amazing and the results awesome – more than $25,000 and counting!
Thank you for your time, your talents and your physical stamina. From the Facilities Staff who fulfilled every possible request; the hospitality committee who gave us the “fuel” to keep going; the ministerial staff who volunteered to help in whatever ways they could; the bankers who counted endless coins; to you, the rummagers, who made it happen, we are truly grateful. Members of the congregation donated generously. Thank you so very much for making Rummage Sale 2018 a resounding success!

Etobicoke Network of Refugee Sponsors

New Advisory Committee

Etobicoke Network of Refugee Sponsors
Consider Becoming a Member
of Our Advisory Committee

The Etobicoke Network of Refugee Sponsors (Islington United Church and ECULINKS Etobicoke) is looking to establish an advisory committee to provide advice and counsel, when necessary to its steering committee, that in the months ahead will be formalizing the Network’s role in private refugee settlement. The Network’s focus is informationsharing, problem-solving and training.
We now have a lawyer, and a person with some human resources background experience and want to add an accountant or someone with financial experience to the advisory committee.  It will not require day-to-day activity, but to be available for advice and counsel by phone.
For additional information and to discuss this opportunity, please contact Barbara Sheffield,, member of Islington’s refugee support ministry committee and ECULINKS Etobicoke.

Islington's Craft Group

Every Tuesday @ 10 am to Noon

You Are Invited to Our Craft Group
Every Tuesday from 10 am to Noon
The Meeting Place


Join our small group for crafting every Tuesday from 10 am – noon. Bring your projects as we gather together in The Meeting Place for crafting and chatter.

Everyone is welcome!

Monday Meditation

Mondays at 7:00 pm

Mediation with James
Monday @ 7 pm in the Chapel

We are pleased to be resuming our weekly meditations and wish to extend the invitation to anyone who is curious. Come join us for quiet breath-centred meditation, guided by gentle reminders. Let yourself relax and release what you no longer need, all the while anchoring yourself more deeply in your heart. Feel free to come and check it out.  No experience is required.

All are welcome!

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


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