Services in the fall worship series on Pilgrimage


Several Bathurst United members have undertaken pilgrimages in recent years. At our September and early October services, congregants are hearing about some of those journeys and what they meant to the pilgrims.

On September 13, Rosalinda Paredes reflected on her hike along the Camino de Santiago in June of 2019.

"I have always felt very blessed because of the experience of exile with my family, but this really make me feel more blessed, and I feel priveleged in a way because I feel that I have experienced something very unique".

Rosalinda started out at St. Jean Pied de Port, near the border with Spain. One month later, she arrived at Santiago de Compostela. Over 700 kilometres.


On September 20, Sharon Goodier talked about the many kinds of pilgrimages, and what happens to people when they go on one.


On Sunday, September 27, Ken McEvoy delivered a reflection on the trip he and Judi McCallum took to the Middle East in November, 2018. They spent 11 days visiting Holy Land sites in Palestine and Israel. 

Ken reviewed the experience in the context of the current situation in Israel-Palestine, and the actions being taken to improve the prospects for peace. He and Judi were on the annual Come and See tour led by Reverend Marianna Harris and George Bartlett.


Ken Palestine
The beginning of the footpath from Capernaum to Cana and Nazareth. 



October 4

Youth Pilgrimage


October 4 Pilgrimage Youth




Service Oct 11 2020



October 18 


Worship Oct 18 2020



Sunday, October 25

Care Giving as Pilgrimage

Jennifer Nedelsky

Finding a path in my chosen work: from property to care and back again 

A reflection on the development of scholarship from 1979 to the present 



Services of Remembrance


November 2020 is All Saints Month

We are taking four Sundays to remember those who have died. On November 8, we celebrated the lives of five community members who showed a strong commitment to peace and justice. In the first service of the series, we remembered six of our former members.


Sunday, November 15

Join us as we honour Indigenous documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin and Marie, two remarkable women who have been committed to justice, to art, and to life.

The service will include an Agape Meal. Please come prepared with food and drink of your choice.



Sunday, November 22

Audrey Douglas

  November 22 2020 Hills




Summer Services 2020

Why We Read

August 9 2020

August 2 Poster tfYouth July 26Service July 19 2020







The Three Magi


In our Epiphany series, we started with some of the stories of healing by Jesus, and also had a series of services on Spirituality and Aging. In some of the services we experimented with 'Church light', in which we focused on liturgy in services without a presiding minister or sermon.

The services in this series included:

  • Sunday, February 23
    A Confirmation Service
    Christine Smaller
    10:30 am, TSP Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W.

  • Sunday, February 16
    Aging and Spirituality: Part III
    Kathryn Humphrey, Jenny Nedelsky, Ronny Yaron
    10:30 am, TSP Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W.

  • Sunday, February 9
    Aging and Spirituality: Part II
    Sharon Goodier, Kathryn Humphrey
    10:30 am, TSP Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W.

  • Sunday, February 2
    Aging and Spirituality: Part I
    Sharon Goodier, Judi McCallum, Ken McEvoy
    10:30 am, TSP Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W.

  • Sunday, January 26
    The Holy Land Service
    The Rev. Robert Assaly, Canadian Friends of Sabeel
    A joint service with Trinity St. Paul's
    10:30 am, Sanctuary, Trinity St. Paul's, 427 Bloor St. W.

  • Sunday, January 19
    Mark 2: Healing the Paralyzed Man
    Frances Combs
    10:30 am, TSP Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W.

  • Sunday, January 12
    Matthew 15: 21-28 - The Woman who Argued with Jesus
    Frances Combs
    10:30 am, TSP Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W.

  • Sunday, January 7
    Epiphany: The Fourth Magi
    A pageant prepared by the Christian Education group at CSUC
    10:30 am, Sanctuary, College St. United Church