North Toronto Cluster of Churches

ESG is a member of the North Toronto Cluster of Churches, here to support you and our community.

The United Churches of North Toronto are working together to offer a year-round program of adult education. We invite everyone, whether they attend church or not, to explore spirituality with us at one or more of these events.

Each evening starts at 7 pm. See details and location below.

September 25 – October 16, 2018
The Art of the Sacred: Exploration of Prayers and the Psalms through Creative Art at Glebe Rd. United Church, 20 Glebe Rd. E. with Rev. Cynthia O’Connell. This will be an arts based workshop, a study of the Lord’s Prayer (with a write your own version component), writing Psalms and a visual arts project. The book will be “Writing the Sacred: A Psalm-Inspired Path to Appreciating and Writing Sacred Poetry” by Ray Mcginnis.

November 7 through December, 2018
Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most – a book study by Marcus Borg at Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Ave. with Rev. John Suk.

January 15 through February 2019
The Re-birthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings – a John Phillip Newell book study at Leaside United Church, 822 Millwood Rd. with Rev. Emily Gordon.

March 6 through April 2019
Constantly Becoming. An examination of prayer, worship, sacraments, sin and forgiveness from a Progressive Perspective – at Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. with Rev. Paul Hutchinson.

All are welcome!

The North Toronto Cluster of Churches

Next Generation & Growth Minister

Sarah Chapman
Next Generation & Growth Minister

On Sunday, April 8 our congregation approved the call of our Next Generation and Growth Minister, Rev. Sarah Chapman. We extend a warm welcome to Sarah who joins us this September.

The Position Description is available here.

A message from Rev. Sarah Chapman

Hello Eglinton St. George’s United Church,

I’m thrilled to be moving in and beginning our ministry together.

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in this new position as Next Generation and Growth Minister. You have already done great work, discerning the movement of the Spirit and creating this position. Know that the Spirit is still moving and inviting us into the new thing that God is up to. This is an exciting place to be in ministry and I’m thrilled to be part of your ministry team. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us!

I look forward to meeting, worshiping and dreaming with you. As I begin this fall, I will be focusing on getting to know the ESG and broader communities. I’m excited about what we can imagine together and what new and innovative ministry we can create, reaching out beyond the church walls and connecting with new groups of people, especially younger generations who are longing for sacred space and a chance to make meaning in community.

Blessings!

Rev. Sarah

 

Thursday Outreach Food Drive

ESG distributes all donated food through our weekly drop in ministry which provides food to a large, low-income community who come to our church  on Thursday afternoons from 1:30-3:30 p.m.   The drop-off box labelled “Thursday Outreach” is located inside the entrance of the church beside the Welcome Desk. We also welcome grocery store gift cards for food purchases.

This program is led by an amazing group of volunteers who carry out this ministry on behalf of ESG each week.

Items that are always needed include:

  • Canned meat or fish (tuna/salmon)
  • small jars of peanut butter
  • toiletries (hotel sized are perfect)
  • jam
  • almonds/nuts
  • drink boxes/bottled water
  • individual fruit cups/canned fruit
  • cereals, breakfast/protein bars
  • multi grain crackers
  • beans/vegetarian foods
  • chapstick (winter is coming)

Any other non-perishable food items are also welcome. No expired goods, please. We are always in need of items that are self-opening and do not require a can opener as many of our guests do not have a kitchen. This is an ongoing need so if you could please keep our Thursday Outreach guests in your thoughts & prayers and perhaps add an item to your grocery cart with them in mind, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your continued contributions and compassionate support of this ministry.  Your benevolent givings support this program.

 

Food donations can be made year-round at the church. We also participate in additional seasonal food drives.