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

Spiritual Nurture Committee Questionnaire

The Spiritual Nurture Committee needs your help. As we work to build this new ministry of Dunbar Ryerson United Church, one of our hopes is that we would help people to deepen their faith in God as they live into the ways set out by Christ (what the church has traditionally called “being a disciple.”) As we work on developing Small Groups, and building programs that speak to people’s faith, it is important that we have a sense of where participants in the congregation are in their personal faith journeys, and what areas of discipleship exploration might bring them the most benefit. We’re asking everyone who is a part of Dunbar Ryerson to fill out this questionnaire to help the Congregational Development ministry in its work. Many thanks for your help! You can get there by clicking on the image above or by using the QR Code.

Upcoming Events – see above for more events

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.

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?

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.

Outreach

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. We meet at the W45th location, in the East/West Room and the Sanctuary. For more information, please contact Richard Bott or Cathy Cryder.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite, at the door or in the church office at 2195 W. 45th Avenue. Please click on the poster to be directed to Eventbrite.