Dunbar Ryerson United Church | Living lives of meaning, through faith, service and God’s love

Redeveloping Dunbar Ryerson

And for more information regarding the rezoning application, please refer to the Rezoning Centre website by clicking on the image.

Upcoming Events – see above for more events

Children and Youth

Children are wise in what it means to live as God would have us live. Children and youth are often the adult’s best and wisest teachers. Children are active in worship, in programming and leadership of the church community. Programming for young people: Nursery, Godly Play©, Junior and Senior Youth.

Spiritual Nurture

All seekers, questioners and believers are welcome to explore or deepen their relationship to God through Jesus. Small groups meet and connect for study, discussion, prayer, meditation, action and practical work. Where are you being called? What are your questions? How might you choose to serve?


Honours the ministry of justice and relationship with the wider world. Living in right relationship, as a people of reconciliation with First Nations; working with compassion sponsoring refugees; supporting mission in the Downtown East Side; working to protect the environment, attentive to God’s creation.

Wednesday Open House

The Open House is a gathering place for people of all ages - children, teens, and adults - to join together to explore what it might mean to deepen our relationships with each other and with God. It has three parts, held every Wednesday: - from 4:15 to 5:15 pm, we have a time for individual or small group spiritual practices; - from 5:15 to 6pm, there's a shared meal (a small financial contribution if possible would help); - from 6 to 6:45pm, a worship gathering, with the music led by the Pneuma Voices (please check out Pneuma under Music in the above menu.) You are invited to come to any or all of the parts on any Wednesday evening. From January 18 to February 22, we'll be meeting at the W24th location, in the Church Hall and the worship space. Beginning March 1, we'll be meeting at the W45th location, in the East/West Room and the Sanctuary. For more information, please contact Richard Bott or Cathy Cryder.

Pastoral Care and In Reach

What does it mean to be a community that walks with people as they age, face illness or crisis? How do we accompany others when they feel most alone? The pastoral care and healing ministries work for the health of the entire community. In Reach helps us build connection with each other, sharing stories, history and above all, having fun.

Worship, Music & The Arts

Worship using word, image, symbol, gesture and prayer opens us to the Holy. Music from across the centuries by multiple choral groups offering everything from Gregorian chant to spiritual, from major choral works to electric guitar can crack us opens us in awe; the Arts as an expression of the Sacred.