St Michael & All Angels Church
Serving the Wychwood-Hillcrest Community in Toronto since 1907
You are welcome here!
NEW TIME FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE
10:00AM FOR IN-PERSON & ON ZOOM!
STARTING SUNDAY JULY 3 2022
Sunday service will use a hybrid model where we will Zoom the live in-person service happening in the Church.
We welcome you to join us in whatever way enables you to worship Our Lord.
Meeting ID: 594 268 086
Dial in by phone: 647-374-4685
This link can be used for all Sunday worship services
St Michael's At A Glance
**NEW SUNDAY SERVICE TIME**
Sunday Worship - In Person & on Zoom!
10:00 am - St Clair Ave entrance
Join us for worship in a modified service that is quiet, contemplative, and open to all who wish to attend
For those who wish to join remotely in worship, hymn singing, and fellowship from home through Zoom link above
Sunday Worship - Church of the Resurrection
1:00 pm Filipino language service
Worship provided by the Church of the Resurrection in Tagalog
Tuesday Evening Bible Study
7:00-8:30 pm on Zoom (Link below)
Join fellow seekers in exploring the wisdom of the ancient Biblical text through weekly readings, casual conversation, and prayer.
Friday 10:00-11:30 am - Front lawn on St Clair Ave
Extending community one coffee at a time! This drop-in community meet-up provides refreshments and conversation
Beeton Cupboard Food Bank
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Providing grocery items on a drop-in basis, no questions asked, no registration required. Access via Wychwood Ave (wooden gate)
Celebrating long term faithful parishioner,
July 26th, 2022 Charles Arthur Downes, on behalf of the Downes Family was recognized by the City of Toronto for the incredible contributions that he and his family have made throughout several decades. Arthur, a retired Justice of the Peace, recipient of Ontario Black History Association Life Time achievement award, was nominated to have a street named in honor of his family. Some of the church members were present at the ceremony which was held on the newly named street. Downes street runs in between Lakeshore Blvd and Queens Quay - running east to west - currently at Cooper street - BUT when the buildings in the way are taken down for further development it will run all the way to Yonge Street!
THANK YOU ARTHUR and the Downes family for all you have done for this city!
Commffest supported by the US CONSULATE
to PROMOTE MUSIC of America and other art forms.
St Michaels has many members from all around the world. Covid and our zoom presence has brought us closer to one another. One such person is Saba. Saba and her sister and mother are Iranian refugees, currently settling in Spain. They are very dear to the St. Michael and All Angels community and we hope and pray that one day, when they are secure in their Spanish citizenship, that we will be able to host them here as our guests. June 14th we recognized international refugees around the world through our Sunday services and were delighted to have Saba share prayers written from her heart and experience during the sermon. We want to share them with you. Saba has given permission for you to share them widely or use them for your personal or parish/synagogue/mosque/ashram prayer life.
Thank you Saba.
In 1996, the Aboriginal Rights Coalition worked with Indigenous elders and teachers to develop an interactive way of learning the history most Canadians are never taught. The Blanket Exercise was the result; it has since been offered thousands of times and the fourth edition was released in 2016.
How it works
The Blanket Exercise is based on using Indigenous methodologies and the goal is to build understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by walking through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Everyone is actively involved as they step onto blankets that represent the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the Blanket Exercise effectively educates and increases empathy.
Where and how
The Blanket Exercise itself takes about an hour and should always be followed by a talking circle which often requires at least another hour. With youth, ninety minutes for both the Blanket Exercise and debrief is sometimes feasible.
Please note, we require that people undergo facilitator training before accessing the scripts. In addition, if you are non-Indigenous, please ensure you are working in partnership with Indigenous facilitators and Elders when using this teaching tool.
Want to know more?
Vist the KAIROS Blanket Exercise Website
Hosted by SMAA Sunday May 15th
View Recording Below
Find your quick link to all of our current services and programs here! Click on a link for program details and information.
Find the Zoom Link for worship and bible study below Quick Links
For general inquiries, pastoral care, and information regarding weddings, baptisms, and funerals, please contact us.
Please email the office for the Zoom link to children & family ministry programs
(eg. Messy Church, Fantastic Friends in Faith)
Concerning the exposure of the Kamloops Residential School mass grave
To read Pastor Jenni's address on Marieval Residential School from Sunday June 27, click HERE
This note was written in response to the exposure of the graves of Indigenous children at the Kamloops residential school in early June 2021. As these horrible discoveries and exposures of the truth of these schools continue to unfold, our statement is extended to include all Indigenous communities and families being impacted ongoing, including but not limited to the Cowessess Nation in Saskatchewan, who are grappling with the excavation of 751 unmarked graves at Marieval Residentail School. Our love, prayers, and deepest condolences are extended to all impacted.
We at St Michael and All Angels Church want to acknowledge and speak from our hearts to the tragedy of discovering 215 Indigenous childrens' bodies in the ground of an Indian Residential School in Kamloops, BC. This tragedy, horror, and disgusting practice of negating the humanity of Indigenous people and children is sickening and heart breaking.
We as a country and as a people cannot heal until we take responsibility for the harm that we as settlers have committed.
The Anglican church was a participant in running residential schools. We have worked hard to acknowledge, learn of and make reparations borne out of our failure, but there is still work to be done.
We pray for deep healing for the Indigenous community, for the community of Canada as a whole, for all those deeply affected by the news of this exposure, and for the grief and trauma caused by the residential school system.
If you, like so many of us, are struggling with this news and how it impacts your faith and faith practices, or with having conversations about this with children or family, please feel free to reach out to us. Our clergy are available for pastoral care.
If you are Indigenous and in need of further support, there are also the following resources that may be helpful:
Indian Residential School Survivors Society:
24 hour crisis line: 1-866-925-4419
Please contact if you require emotional support or assistance
Anishnabe Health Toronto – 22 Vaughan Rd.
Crisis line: 416-891-8606
First Nations, Métis & Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line | Canada-Wide
If you’re experiencing emotional distress and want to talk, call the First Nations, Métis & Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310. Available 24/7, Canada-wide.
NWAC Elder Support Line | Canada-Wide
Available Monday-Friday 9AM-11AM EST & 1PM-3PM EST
Anishnawbe Health Toronto - Gerrard Street Site - Walk-In Counselling
179 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M5A 2E5
More links to Indigenous mental health supports in the Toronto area are available here: https://www.torontocentralhealthline.ca/listservices.aspx?id=10071
More information at: https://firelight.ca/2021/01/28/indigenous-mental-health/
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