Welcome to MacKay United Church
We gather each Sunday morning at 10:30 for an hour of meditative prayer and thoughtful reflection. This time is normally led by our Minister, Rev. Peter Woods with musical leadership from Mitchell Wright and the Choir. It is a time to be inspired, reminded that God's love and Christ's passion are themes that help us find our way through the world today. We sing. We keep silence. We listen. We pray. There is a traditional shape to our gatherings, while the message is informal and the vibe is friendly. There is no dress code! Come as you are and be very confident in knowing that you will be treated with respect in a safe environment.
At the Mackay Street doors, an usher will greet you and give you an order of service or “bulletin” (hymns, prayers, readings, the title of the message and announcements). A large projection screen in the corner of the sanctuary displays the service prayers, hymn lyrics and readings as laid out in the bulletin. A prayer book is available at the entrance to write the names of those you would like us to include in our Prayers of Concern. You may also enter at the side door of Dufferin Road. The service lasts for about an hour after which you are invited to “Talk Time” in the Memorial Hall for fellowship and refreshments.
Worship at MacKay is free and open to anyone and everyone! The offering is a free-will offering that enables our church to keep our doors open and provide services and outreach, faith formation, caring and healing, for anyone in our community. All of our expenses are met by the voluntary free will offering on Sunday mornings and we receive no grants. Some people choose to give their offering through PAR (Pre-authorized remittance), which is arranged through the church office to have a set amount of money debited from your bank account to MacKay United Church on a regular basis. This enables the church to receive your donation whether or not you able to attend each Sunday, and greatly helps to prepare the annual budget. This can be arranged or stopped at any time. Donations can also be directed to the church through Canada Helps. Please follow the link below to do so.
A wheelchair accessible entrance is through the Memorial Hall on Dufferin Road near the small parking lot on Avon Lane which is designated accessible-only on Sundays. A ramp provides access to the Sanctuary where there is an area set aside for those with wheelchairs and walkers and their families. Washrooms are accessible. Street parking is free on Sundays.