Welcome to 

 Roncesvalles

 United Church

Looking for a vibrant Christian community that's more spiritual than "churchy"? Welcome to Roncesvalles United Church!

 

We're BIG on LOVE and finding your true gifts in the world. We're big on joy, wonder and joining together to make the world a better place. And, we're really big on asking "What does love look like now?" Not fifty years ago or a thousand years ago... but right now in our place, our life and our times.

 

So, whoever you are, wherever you're from, whoever you love, you can find spiritual support and renewal here. 

Join us every Sunday for online service at 10:30 am

* During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are going online! All services can be viewed at the bottom of this page, on our weekly sermon page or on facebook!  Follow us at 

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CLERGY ON CALL

Are you in need of spiritual support or encouragement?                        

Our ministers, Anne, Louise and Trevorare available to give you a call or chat online.

Call our church at 416-536-1755 or email us at Roncesvallesuc@gmail.com to request a contact.

 

 

Join us for Sunday Worship and

1 pm Spiritual Discussion Group 

 All weekly services can be viewed at the bottom of this page, on our weekly sermon page or on facebook! 

And, join Rev. Anne for a spiritual discussion group this Sunday at 1pm.

The meeting will be held via Zoom, so you will need a wifi connection,

or will have to dial in.

Here is the information for participating.

Topic: Spiritual  Discussion - Led by Jeanette Bayley

Time: August 9, 2020 01:00 PM (Toronto time)

                                                              Meeting ID: 837 6879 2136

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To access by telephone only:

+1 647 374 4685 or
+1 647 558 0588

CLERGY ON CALL

 

Are you in need of spiritual support or encouragement?  Our ministers,

Anne, Louise and Trevor

are available to give you a call or chat online.

Call our church at 416-536-1755 or email us at Roncesvallesuc@gmail.com to request a contact.

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To anyone we may have hurt, victims of oppression and our local communities, 

 

Roncesvalles United Church(RUC) would first & foremost like to say a resounding, “sorry.”  

 

We would like to specifically address an event that occurred over the weekend of Aug. 1, 2020. Our Reverend made a post to our Facebook Page discussing an Maclean’s opinion piece about a critical social issue in our neighbourhood (Roncesvalles).  

 

We would like to admit our flaws and say that we were wrong to silence any critiques of those words when we deleted that post. 

 

We pride ourselves in being a faith-based organization that is all inclusive. Unwittingly we had used divisive language while trying to spread a message of love, and even worse, a member of our community deleted the thread after we received public attention. 

 

Our community member made this decision in haste because of the attention being drawn to the page. This decision was made while being completely unaware of the implications behind this act. We accept full responsibility in how this contributed to the continued silencing of the voices of POC & marginalized peoples. 

 

The RUC has reached out to the community members who expressed their concerns publicly but we acknowledge that through silencing the conversation there may have been unheard voices. If anyone would like to contact us please reach out through the links below. 

 

We would like to grow from this experience, thank those who reached out and take the opportunity to adapt our inclusive faith practices.  

 

In response to our shortcomings we would also like to add some long-term commitments:  

 

 

·         Create better protocols for managing public comments on Social Media 

o    Our goal is to ensure that this will not happen again and we can create a digital space for critical conversations. As a community organization, we previously didn’t have any structure for this & the confusion arose here.  

·         Evolve our outreach & support programs to combat systemic barriers for minorities 

o    Our mission has always been to give. However, with our newfound perspective, we will actively emphasize, listening too and empowering POC’s & marginalized peoples through our programs. 

·         Invite a diverse range of POC & marginalized communities into our physical & digital space 

o    We believe in the importance of respecting and experiencing other cultures & faiths. We wish to collaborate more often and offer time during our services, craft knowledge-sharing experiences and collaborate publicly as well as internally - we want to listen.  

·         To have our specific organization’s administration participate in civil rights and sensitivity training.  

o    We have been humbled as to how our administration and organization may have a biased cultural perspective and wish to actively take steps to combat secular points of view. We have yet to identify the exact training program but are establishing connections with diverse representation. 

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this, 

Roncesvalles United Church 

We aim to spread love. 

 

Contact us at: 

(416) 536-1755 

roncesvallesuc@gmail.com 

https://www.facebook.com/roncesvallesunitedchurch/ 

Weekly Message from Rev. Anne

"No one has ever become poor by giving."

Anne Frank

Roncesvalles United Church

240 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 1L3

We are a registered charity:

Charitable #107303174-RR0001

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