We offer multiplatform Sunday Services (In-Person / Zoom) as well as Child-Caregiver programs – 10:30am to 12:00pm.
Entrance at the rear of the United Church building at 310 Danforth (Jackman & Hurndale). Accessible entrance on Jackman Avenue. 

Here are your announcements for the week of May 16th:

Watch this past Sunday’s service on our website here. 

Join other congregants and special invited guests to Rev Wayne’s Tribute Evening on May 28th. RSVP to Hala (office@nuuc.ca). Plan to attend Rev Wayne’s last two Sunday Services on May 22nd and May 29th. The Sunday Service of May 29th is when our congregation will bestow the honour of Minister Emeritus on Wayne in recognition of his long service here at Neighbourhood. 

Spirit Choir rehearsals every Monday evening (In-person or Zoom) from 7 to 9pm. New members are always welcome. Contact Susanne for more information (music@nuuc.ca). 

Coffee with the Minister (over Zoom) LAST ONE!!! Tuesday May 17th at 9:30am. Join Rev Wayne and anyone else that logs on to chat for an hour. http://tinyurl.com/neighbourhoodservice Password: nuuc 

Wednesday night meditation (In Person ONLY) LAST ONE!!! Wednesday May 18th at 7:30pm for an hour of guided meditation. Please join Wayne and other meditators at 310 Danforth at Neighbourhood’s Jackman door to gain entry (arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to gather). Covid protocols will be in place and masks must be worn in the sanctuary. 

Volunteers are needed here at Neighbourhood to help us grow:

Are you enjoying coming into the space or having the option to tune in from home on Sundays? Do you want to see Neighbourhood earn on rentals of our space? We NEED HELP and would love to have people step up to assist. We need backup A/V tech help. We have rental opportunities coming to us and even though we have this amazing space to rent, we need people who can run the PTZ camera or operate the Sound Desk. You will be trained. You will also be paid for rental opportunities. What a great win-win!!!

As for Sundays – we are always looking for individuals who can serve as backup for Reese on the sound desk operating the PTZ camera and sound. Reese is away July & Aug so we need to have someone fill his spot for the two Sunday Services that we are offering. 

Please contact Hala (office@nuuc.ca) ASAP if you wish to be trained or speak to Reese directly on Sundays. 

Sunday Service Planning team is looking for someone to take over from Ahna as our Service Planning Coordinator. This individual reaches out and coordinates Sunday Service speakers for when our minister is not speaking. Also still interested in hearing from anyone that would like to be the alternate week Zoom chalice lighter. Contact Peter Marmorek. 




SEA / DMC is doing outreach work this summer and you can get involved. Volunteers needed to provide water when it is hot for unhoused low income people in our community. We need a few people to take turns setting out the water each morning. Contact Nancy Vander Plaats or Laura Thomas.

Live concert happening here in our new space. Gathering Sparks (Eve Goldberg and Jane Lewis) will offer up their musical delights. June 4th at 7:30pm https://www.nuuc.ca/event/gathering-sparks-concert/



Next Sunday (May 22nd):  
Theme: What Are Your Insights / Speaker: Rev Wayne Walder / Service Weaver: Kurt Thomsen / Music: Susanne & Friends

* PLEASE NOTE: East End United with Rev. Dan and Rabbi Miriam from the Danforth Jewish Circle will be joining us for our service. This will give us a chance to meet them and develop connections here at Neighbourhood.

Sunday’s readings from Service Weaver, Peter Marmorek:

A road is made by people walking on it
– Chuang-Tzu

Bessing from John O’Donahue

For a New Beginning
In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.
For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness grow inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.
…Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plenitude opening before you.
Here are your announcements for the week of May 9th:

Watch this past Sunday’s service on our website here. 

Did you know that our website has a wonderful collection of choir/music videos that have been created over the past two years. There is also information about the Interim Minister search and our announcements will also get posted here so you can look back at previous ones. www.nuuc.ca

Join other congregants and special invited guests to Rev Wayne’s Tribute Evening on May 28th. Information has been sent in a separate email and you can contact Hala (office@nuuc.ca) for information or to RSVP. Plan to attend Rev Wayne’s last two Sunday Services on May 22nd and May 29th. The Sunday Service of May 29th is when our congregation will bestow the honour of Minister Emeritus on Wayne in recognition of his long service here at Neighbourhood. 

Spirit Choir rehearsals every Monday evening (In-person or Zoom) from 7 to 9pm. New members are always welcome. Contact Susanne for more information (music@nuuc.ca). 

Coffee with the Minister (over Zoom) is on Tuesday at 9:30am. Join Rev Wayne and anyone else that logs on to chat for an hour. Only two remaining opportunities to do this – May 10th & May 17th. http://tinyurl.com/neighbourhoodservice Password: nuuc 

Wednesday night meditation (Zoom only). Join Rev Wayne Wednesday nights at 7:25pm for an hour of guided meditation.
Only two remaining opportunities to do this – May 11th & May 18th. https://tinyurl.com/3w4b9bvr Password: nuuc

Volunteers are needed here at Neighbourhood to help us grow:

Are you enjoying coming into the space or having the option to tune in from home on Sundays? Do you want to see Neighbourhood earn on rentals of our space? Then we NEED HELP and would love to have one or two people step up to assist. We need backup A/V tech help. This has become critical. We have rental opportunities coming to us and even though we have this amazing space to rent, we need people who can run the PTZ camera or operate the Sound Desk. You will be trained. You will also be paid for rental opportunities. What a great win-win!!!

As for Sundays – we are always looking for individuals who can serve as backup for Reese on the sound desk operating the PTZ camera and sound. Reese is away July & Aug so we need to have someone fill his spot for the two Sunday Services that we are offering. 

Please contact Hala (office@nuuc.ca) ASAP if you wish to be trained or speak to Reese directly on Sundays. 

Coffee Committee: Contact Linda Robertson
3 or 4 times a year provide snacks and set up coffee/tea for after service coffee hours and clean up after. 

Lifespan Committee is always interested in new members. Contact lifespanlearningnuuc@gmail.com for more information or talk to Zee. 

Sunday Service Planning team is looking for someone to take over from Ahna as our Service Planning Coordinator. This individual reaches out and coordinates Sunday Service speakers for when our minister is not speaking. Also still interested in hearing from anyone that would like to be the alternate week Zoom chalice lighter. Contact Peter Marmorek. 




Clothing Recycle Exchange: Contact Allison (president@nuuc.ca
Saturday, May 14th, 3 to 5pm here at 310 Danforth
Bring your pre-loved good condition clothes to give away and take home a new treasure. Unclaimed clothes will be donated to New Circles. 

Live concert happening here in our new space. Gathering Sparks(Eve Goldberg and Jane Lewis) will offer up their musical delights. June 4th at 7:30pm



Next Sunday (May 15th):  
Theme: Intro to Islam / Speaker: Dr Abdul Patel / Service Weaver: Peter Marmorek / Music: Fred Maycock & Phyllis Danu 

Sunday’s readings from Service Weaver, Allison Kabayama:
“We are one, a diverse group of proudly kindred spirits, here not by coincidence but because we choose to journey together.
We are active and proactive. We care deeply. We live our love as best we can. We are one, working, eating, laughing, playing, singing, storytelling, sharing, and rejoicing, getting to know each other, taking risks, opening up, questioning, seeking, searching, trying to understand, struggling, making mistakes, paying attention, asking questions, listening, living our answers, learning to love our neighbours, learning to love ourselves, apologizing and forgiving with humility, and being forgiven through grace, creating the beloved community together.”
”We are one.”
– Hope Johnson
Here are the announcements for the week of May 2, 2022

Join us every Sunday in-person at 310 Danforth or on Zoom:
http://tinyurl.com/neighbourhoodservice Password: nuuc
Phone connections: 647 374 4685 / 647 558 0588
Meeting ID: 749 188 739 & Phone password: 632634

Watch this past Sunday’s service on our website here. Did you know that our website has a wonderful collection of choir/music videos that have been created over the past two years. There is also information about the Interim Minister search and our announcements will also get posted here so you can look back at previous ones. www.nuuc.ca

Join other congregants and special invited guests to Rev Wayne’s Tribute Evening on May 28th. Information has been sent in a separate email and you can contact Hala (office@nuuc.ca) for information or to RSVP. Plan to attend Rev Wayne’s last two Sunday Services on May 22nd and May 29th. The Sunday Service of May 29th is when our congregation will bestow the honour of Minister Emeritus on Wayne in recognition of his long service here at Neighbourhood. 

Spirit Choir rehearsals every Monday evening (In-person or Zoom) from 7 to 9pm. New members are always welcome. Contact Susanne for more information (music@nuuc.ca). 

Coffee with the Minister (over Zoom) is on Tuesday at 9:30am. Join Rev Wayne and anyone else that logs on to chat for an hour. http://tinyurl.com/neighbourhoodservice Password: nuuc 

Wednesday night meditation (Zoom only). Join Rev Wayne Wednesday nights at 7:25pm for an hour of guided meditation. https://tinyurl.com/3w4b9bvr Password: nuuc

Neighbourhood is hosting the next DMC (Danforth Multifaith Commons) event on May 5th. Please register in advance https://tinyurl.com/4m7jwu9m



Volunteers are needed here at Neighbourhood to help us grow:

Offertory Counters: Contact Veronica Taylor
Assist with the counting and recording of Sunday Service donations collected during service. 

Sunday Greeters: Contact LouAnn Shipp
Welcome individuals arriving for Sunday Service and pass the collection baskets during service. 

Coffee Committee: Contact Linda Robertson
3 or 4 times a year provide snacks and set up coffee/tea for after service coffee hours and clean up after. 

Lifespan Committee is always interested in new members. Contact lifespanlearningnuuc@gmail.com for more information or talk to Zee. 

Sunday Service Planning team is looking for someone to take over from Ahna as our Service Planning Coordinator. This individual reaches out and coordinates Sunday Service speakers for when our minister is not speaking. Contact Peter Marmorek. 

A/V tech help. We are always looking for individuals who can serve as backup for Reese on the sound desk operating the PTZ camera and sound. Contact Hala (office@nuuc.ca) if you wish to be trained or speak to Reese on Sundays.





Clothing Recycle Exchange: Contact Allison (president@nuuc.ca
Saturday, May 14th, 3 to 5pm here at 310 Danforth
Bring your pre-loved good condition clothes to give away and take home a new treasure. Unclaimed clothes will be donated to New Circles. 

Live concert happening here in our new space. Gathering Sparks (Eve Goldberg and Jane Lewis) will offer up their musical delights. June 4th at 7:30pm




Next Sunday (May 8th):  
Theme: The Places You May Go / Speaker: Rev Wayne / Service Weaver: Allison Kabayama / Music: Echo Women’s Choir 

Sunday’s readings from Service Weaver, Doug Crozier:

“Honesty and transparency makes you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.“
– Mother Teresa

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Some people survive and talk about it. Some people survive and go silent. Some people survive and create. Everyone deals with unimaginable pain in their own way, and everyone is entitled to that without judgement. So the next time you look at someone’s life covetously, remember… you may not want to endure this moment, whilst they sit so quietly on a sunny day. Remember how vast the ocean boundaries are. Whilst somewhere the water is calm, in another place in the very same ocean, there is a colossal storm”
– Nikita Gill
Here are the announcements for the week of April 25, 2022

Join us every Sunday: In-person at 310 Danforth or online over Zoom.

Did you miss yesterday’s service? Watch it, as well as other past services, on our website: https://www.nuuc.ca/sunday-service/

AGM results: Our AGM was held over Zoom yesterday and we passed the two motions that had been brought to the congregation. Elections were held for our new Board. Allison Kabayama will continue as President and Cathy Campbell will also continue as Treasurer, returning members are Lou Ann ShippDina Waik, and Michelle Lalonde. We welcome new members – Steve Koller and Pat McVey. Thank you to everyone who participated.

Coffee with the Minister (Zoom only):
 You are invited to join our minister, Rev Wayne, and anyone else who Zooms in every Tuesday 9:30-10:30am. Come join and enjoy community sharing and conversation. tinyurl.com/neighbourhoodservice Password: nuuc

Wednesday Meditation (Zoom only): 7:30-8:30pm. Only 5 more sessions available with Wayne before he retires. All are welcome. Join Rev Wayne via Zoom Link and password: nuuc.

Come sing with the Spirit Choir: Every Monday evening, 7 – 9pm, Live and over Zoom. Contact Susanne for more info: music@nuuc.ca.

The Fundraising Committee is seeking to fill 2 positions for the upcoming Silent Auction in November. We are looking for someone who is computer savvy, who can assist in taking photos and discovering detailed information in regards to donations. We also need a Canvassing Coordinator, someone who can assign designated zones to target for canvassers ( which we will also need). We hope to have these positions filled by September 1st. Contact Lou Ann Shipp.

Zoom Chalice Lighters Wanted: In the interest of integrating our Zoom audience into our In-person experience, we are looking for regular Zoom attendees that would like to be called upon to light a chalice and help us enter spiritual space. You need to have your chalice / candle ready and join on your designated day by 10am. This arrangement is planned in advance of Sunday so please contact Peter Marmorek to learn more.

DMC Speaker Series (Zoom only): Environmental Justice: Sustainability and SpiritMay 5, 7:00pm. A dialogue with 2 inspirational speakers: Sally Ludvig, who supports community capacity with Active Hope, and Megan Breau, an organizer with the youth-led Fridays for Future. tinyurl.com/sustainabilityandspirit

Clothing Recycle Exchange (In Person): Bring your pre-loved good condition clothes, if any, on Saturday, May 14 (3 pm to 5 pm) to give away and take home a new treasure. Unclaimed clothes will be donated to New Circles and we will need a second driver with vehicle. Please contact Allison Kabayama at president@nuuc.ca for more info or to help set up.

Toronto East End Climate Collective (Zoom only): Meetings happen on Thursday nights from 7:00 to 9:00pm.
Zoom link

Charitable Giving: We encourage you to continue to donate to Neighbourhood regularly. Thank you for your generosity! Please send your donations through our website or via etransfer to Hala at office@nuuc.ca

Invite a Friend: Invite a friend on Sundays so they might get to know us. They can join us in-person or online.

Next Sunday’s Theme: New Location, New Space, New Minister with message provided by Rev. Wayne Walder. Service Weaver: Doug Crozier. Music by Sam Sundar-Singh.
The following blessings were offered by the four individuals who provided yesterday’s Earth Day: Active Hope Sunday service:

Susanne:
 May we learn to fall into a deeper and more intimate relationship with our Mother, the Earth, and to feel ourselves a part of the interconnected web of all life. May we express our gratitude for her beauty, and her life-sustaining power by taking action to care for her well-being, and thus, for ours.

Nancy: May we be compassionately aware of the suffering and pain of the world; let us not turn away or ignore it, because the pain of the earth and all her creatures is our own pain. Let us breathe through the pain, let it flow through us and back out into the interconnected web. Let that awareness ripen into the energy that sustains our efforts to heal ourselves and the earth.

Natalie: May we know ourselves as the dreams of our ancestors. May we dream into being the life-sustaining society that wants to be born through us.

Bruce: May we feel ourselves deeply connected to the vast web of life and appreciate and value the contributions each being makes to sustaining that web for the good of all beings.