Minister Search

ESG has called a new 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, and are exited for her arrival at ESG on September 1st!

The Position Description is available here.

A message from Rev. Sarah Chapman

Hello ESG!
I am so excited to start this new journey with you, and I feel incredibly called to the role of Next Generation and Growth Minister. Through my conversations with the search team, I felt more and more confident that we’ll be a great fit !
A number of times through the search process, I commended ESG on the fact that you even dreamed up this position. I find this role incredibly forward thinking and I believe it has the capacity to create meaningful and sustainable church experiences for younger generations. I am confident that God is already up to something in the world and I believe that ESG is making room for the spirit to lead us towards that new thing. I can’t wait to be part of the journey with you.
– Sarah


2018 ESG Lenten Carbon Calculator Challenge

2018 ESG Carbon Calculator Challenge Update  – The results are in!

A big thanks to 26 ESG households who completed the challenge: Gee Gee, Maggie, Al, Peter W., Ann, Donna M., Arlene, Marnie, Donna L., Gail B., Jim, Rick, Graham, Walter, Dave, Diane, Nora, Andre, Ken, Joan, Gail C., Peter L., Greg, Don, Laura and Charlie.

Feedback was very positive. People made the connection between their carbon footprint and climate change. The total ESG average household carbon score was 23.3 tonnes, with a wide range from 6 to 106 tonnes (combined utility and transportation score). ESG average utility score (gas and hydro) was 6.7 tonnes of carbon per household; (29% of total footprint). This closely compares with 7 tonnes nationally (Carbon Zero norm). ESG average transportation score was 16.9 tonnes per household, and it represents about 71% of the total.

Everyone was very surprised to see the impact of air travel. Air travel varies greatly, so Carbon Zero was not able to provide us with an average, but for ESG, flying makes up a whopping 60% of our total footprint (14.1 tonnes/23.3 tonnes)!

To learn more about how to buy carbon offsets next time you travel, go to your airline carrier website or to purchase them. Cutting back on flying also helps. Toronto Hydro programs and incentives can be found at: and Enbridge programs and incentives at: