Get Involved or Volunteer

During the Covid-19 time of social distancing, many of the below activities are still operating virtually. Please consult our Calendar for virtual events. You may also call the office at 416-231-2263.

Jesus welcomed everyone, whether they were rich or poor; self-made or educated; popular or a loner; secure or full of doubts. HVUC prides itself on welcoming everyone the way Jesus did, regardless of age, race, class, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

There is so much happening at our church and something for everyone to participate in. Do you like singing, hiking, volunteering, cooking, learning, reading, knitting, decorating, socializing, or building and fixing things? View our HVUC Board, ministry Committees and Operational Committees here.

 

If you are new to the area, or new to the idea of joining a church, we'd love to speak with you. We can surely match up your interests and talents with a dynamic group that would welcome you with open arms. Don't be shy...we are so pleased that you have taken that first step and we are here to guide and support you. For information, please call the church office at 416.231.2263

Social Interaction for All Ages

 

United Church Women: Four UCW groups meet monthly for various programs and to organize fundraisers in support of HVUC as well as local and international charities. The main purpose of the UCW is to unite the women of the church and to work together in the service of Jesus Christ. They also have a lot of fun!

United Church Families: This group of women meet regularly for social interaction, to support one another, and to organize outreach projects. They support Out of the Cold by cooking and serving dinners at another church location a few times throughout the winter and they create special gift packages for needy families at Christmas.

Men’s Lunch Group:  This is also known as the Fred Torrie Lunch group in memory of its founder, the late Fred Torrie. We are a group of mainly retired men from the church who meet monthly for lunch and informal fellowship at a local restaurant. Since the COVID-19 restrictions have been in place we have been meeting virtually via Zoom, while eating our own lunches together as we discuss topics of mutual interest. If any retired men would like to attend our lunch sessions, and are not already on our mailing list, please contact the church office. 

 

Men's Group: The Humber Valley Men’s Group meets on Zoom in the evening on the last Monday of the month to host speakers and discuss timely topics of varying subjects. Add your name to the list of listeners and Zoomers by contacting Bob Kinnear via the church office.

Daytimers: HVUC provides a tasty lunch and a program of interest for the 55+ folks in our church and its community on the last Monday of every month. Donations are gratefully accepted.

55+ at Humber Valley United Church: At HVUC we offer a vibrant program for older adults (55+) We provide a mix of over 30 virtual programs, and outdoor activities that are free and open to all. 

Pastoral Care: Our Pastoral Care Ministry offers support to the ill, shut-in, bereaved, and those in crisis in our church family.

Sparks and Girl Guides: Humber Valley United Church has always supported the Guiding movement by providing free usage of our space. Many children and youth meet here for these activities each week.

Youth Group: The youth group meets weekly on Zoom for games, character studies and fellowship.

Special Events

 

Concerts, Fashion Shows, Spring Bridge, Potluck Dinners, Talent Shows, Scottish Heritage Day, Fall BBQ, Fall Hike, Advent on the Steps, Teas, Souper Sunday, Book Club and more.

 

Outreach and Social Justice

 

Humber Valley United Church reaches out to international, national and local charities: Sleeping Children Around the World (a fully-funded, nonprofit charity founded by Murray and Margaret Dryden of Humber Valley), Water for Life and the Canadian Leprosy Fund are three of our main recipients.

 

At home, we support local charities like Youth Without Shelter, Ernestine's, Fred Victor Mission, Red Door, Gatehouse just to name a few. Our Outreach Ministry gives hope to a very large number of people who suffer both here and around the world.

 

Music

For the time being Handbell Ensemble and Chancel Choir are suspended.

Handbell Ensemble: Monday evenings 6:00-7:00pm pm in the Sanctuary.

 

Chancel Choir: Thursday evenings 7:30-9:30 pm in the Sanctuary and Sunday mornings 9:50-10:20 am in Room 2 prior to the Worship Service.