We understand that different people need different ways to explore and develop their spirituality. That is why we offer different types of services and spiritual experiences to meet the needs of everyone regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey.

The Story Bible Study

As followers of Jesus, we share a common story. The wisdom of the Bible is foundational to our faith journey. This year we have embarked on a one-year journey of reading The Story together.

The Story is an abridged chronological account of the Bible presented in a novel format. It was created to help people engage with and understand God’s story.

Engaging The Story together raises questions, stirs feelings, invites opinions and generates discussion. We invite you to join us on this journey as we continue to travel together until the end of May 2020.

Bible Study Groups:
Rev. Young Rhee: Tuesdays @ 7 pm in the Board Room
Rev. Maya Landell: Thursdays @ 10:00 am in the Chapel
Dr. Jack Grady: Tuesdays @ 10:30 am in the Chapel

Contact: Church Office – office@islingtonunited.org

Meditation

Meditation offers an opportunity to reduce stress, grow in self-knowledge, and come closer to God. We offer a drop-in guided group meditation weekly where all are welcome and no experience is required. Our focus is on breath-centered meditation, inviting our bodies to relax while remaining alert. We also incorporate body scanning and usually finish with gratitude meditation. Join us in The Chapel Monday evenings at 7:00 pm and the second and fourth Fridays of each month at 3:00 pm.

Contact: James Aitchison – james@islingtonunited.org

Interfaith Circle

Interfaith Circle seeks to build relationships of respect and trust by learning more about each other. We are demonstrating our commitment to interfaith solidarity in creative and compassionate ways that lead to peace and justice in our communities. We build partnerships, organize and offer a lecture series, share in meals, have conversations, support interfaith worship, participate in interfaith festivals, create art projects and co-sponsor youth activities.

Contact: Contact: Carol Wilson – cwilson@yorku.ca or Barbara Sheffield – b.sheffield@rogers.com

Week of Guided Prayer

Week of Guided Prayer is “a retreat in the city.” Each participant is paired with a trained faith companion for an opportunity to undertake an intentional program of daily prayer for one week.

Contact: Dale Kucharczyk – dkucharczyk@rogers.com

Lenten Study

Join other seekers to find new meaning during Lent, the season of contemplation and preparation. We meet once a week on Wednesday during the 40-day season of Lent.

Contact: Church Office – office@islingtonunited.org

Blue CHristmas

Blue Christmas is a special worship service held on the second Wednesday of December at 7:00 pm. It is created especially for those who find Christmas difficult and all are warmly welcomed to attend.

Contact: Church Office – office@islingtonunited.org

labyrinth walks

A labyrinth walk lets you discover the spiritual dynamics at work in your life by learning about and walking the sacred path of the labyrinth – an age-old spiritual practice. Labyrinth walks are held indoors at various times throughout the year and are listed on our events calendar.

Contact: Dale Kucharczyk – dkucharczyk@rogers.com