So much of what we love about our church is the fellowship and nurturing of our community that takes place around the food that is prepared in our kitchen and served with love. Thanks to perseverance, tenacity and hard work of many, our new, safe and efficient kitchen is now a reality.

When Church Council and Trustees gave their blessing to proceed with the project, $390,000 of the $455,000 budget had already been raised, and a promise was made to hold a fundraiser upon completion to raise the remaining $65,000. We ask for your support of this effort, if you are able. 

Your Hospitality Team looks forward to showing you the actual kitchen as soon as it is safe to gather. In the meantime, we have a video tour that we hope you will enjoy.

Donor Testimonials


October 8

The Hospitality Team has lived out Islington’s five core values — caring, stewardship, Christ-centred, discipleship and hospitality — from the home base of the Stewart East Hall kitchen built in 1962. 


October 15

In the touching song “Thankful,” the words repeat: “There’s so much to be thankful for.”


October 23

Experts tell us that, when you are looking at improving your home, the smartest place to put your hard-earned money is in the kitchen. 


October 29

Each Sunday, whether we are present physically or virtually in our sanctuary, we see the beautiful stained glass window depicting the Emmaus Road story.  


November 5

Our scripture this week from Brian McLaren’s book We Make the Road by Walking is from Matthew 22:36-39: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 


November 12

Each Sunday, whether we are present physically or virtually in our sanctuary, we see the beautiful stained glass window depicting the Emmaus Road story.  


"We realize that at IUC hospitality plays a very large role. At the center of hospitality is the preparation and sharing of food. The community meals are very important in the life of the church and this lockdown has made us more aware of this. The new kitchen will enable extending this hospitality to the church family and the larger community in a more efficient and safer way. We have made our contribution and urge you to do the same so that we can erase the deficit."
Fred & Donna Leslie
The kitchen is the heart of the home. It's good to see that the I.U.C. Kitchen is ready to go again. We are looking forward to being able to meet friends between services, congregational meals and home made soup for the Mabelle Food Program. Looks like a job well done.
Carol & Dave Laughton
What do you recall from your first visit to IUC? Music, word or hospitality? Mine was the latter and I cannot, ever imagine IUC without hospitality and that means KITCHEN! The main course is done and now we need the dessert - $65,000. I’ve put my money where my mouth is and now we only need $64,900. Please donate what you can afford.
Carrie Chenier

Find out what Peter Conforzi’s wish is . . .


Join Jack Grady, Peter Conforzi, and Jo and Don Cook for a tour of the new kitchen


Isla Grady and Meredith Whipp provide a look back on how our old kitchen sustained us, and how we moved forward to make a new, safe and modern kitchen a reality


Join Chris Henderson, project advisor for the kitchen renovation, as he shares some of the highlights of the new kitchen

Catherine Locke and Val Greenfield talk about their personal experiences with the old kitchen and their anticipation for what will be possible in the new one.

Three generations of the Allen family share what they love about being part of the Islington community and the fellowship that starts in the kitchen.

Please Give to the Kitchen Campaign

1. By online electronic transfer from your bank to Islington United. Simply log in to your bank account online and select “email money” or “etransfer.” Follow the simple step-by-step prompts to direct your gift, of whatever amount you choose, to This is deposited directly into our bank account. To receive a tax receipt, please provide your contact information if you are not in our database.  Note in the memo field that your donation is for the Kitchen Campaign.
2. On our website using CanadaHelps. Simply visit and from the drop-down menu select “Kitchen Campaign.” 
3. By issuing a cheque to Islington United Church. Your cheque can be dropped off to the church and left in the drop box at the front door. Alternatively, if you wish to have a donation picked up by, please contact the office at 416-239-1131 ext. 230 or to make arrangements.  Please mark your cheque “Kitchen Campaign.”