Faith & the Arts

At Dunbar Ryerson United Church, we understand that God is present in every moment of our lives – from the “high holy” moments to the “mundane, everyday” ones. We also understand that we experience God in moments of beauty, which can be found in both the difficult and the joyful parts of our lives.

It becomes important for us to experience God’s presence with more than only our ability to think. We believe that it is important to engage our hands and our hearts, too. From Art Installations as part of our worship services, to a drama team, to excursions to other events, we search for ways to connect the Arts and our faith.

The Players

This group meets to learn theatre skills – like play-building! Have a great time making new friends as we develop drama presentations for the Thanksgiving and Advent services.

Next gathering dates and locations to be announced, please check back.

For more information, or to take part, please contact Kathleen Barber (communitylife@drmt.ca), our Minister of Community Life and Pastoral Care.

Museum of Anthropology Excursion

October 17 | 7:00pm

The exhibition “In a Different Light” presents more than 110 historical items of Indigenous art. Join with a group from the congregation to experience this exhibit, and then gather for conversation about what you saw and felt.

For more information, or to take part, please contact Kathleen Barber (communitylife@drmt.ca), our Minister of Community Life and Pastoral Care.

Theatre Excursions

“Happy Place” | Firehall Theatre

October 22 | 2:00pm

We’ll be attending a performance of “Happy Place” at the Firehall Theater, then joining for discussion.

For more information, or to take part, please contact Kathleen Barber (communitylife@drmt.ca), our Minister of Community Life and Pastoral Care.

“The Lonesome West” | Pacific Theatre

We’ll be attending a performance of “The Lonesome West” at Pacific Theatre.

For more information, or to take part, please contact Kathleen Barber (communitylife@drmt.ca), our Minister of Community Life and Pastoral Care.