Our campus is currently closed, but we are not.

We are providing many virtual ways to worship, connect, and learn during this time.

If you are able to join us by video using your computer, tablet or smart phone:

Worship Service, Sunday at 10:30 am (Zoom, with coffee time) FirstUnitarianToronto.org/zoomSunday
Worship Service, Sunday at 10:30 am (YouTube streaming)
May be delayed by 30 seconds or so.
FirstUnitarianToronto.org/watchSunday
Newcomer Information, 1st Sunday of the month at 11:45 am (Zoom) FirstUnitarianToronto.org/zoomNewcomer
Awakenings, Tuesday at 9:30 am (Zoom, UU inspirations and sharing) FirstUnitarianToronto.org/zoomAwake
Creative Flow, Tuesday at 11:00 am (Zoom, for creative artists) FirstUnitarianToronto.org/zoomCreate
Evening Reflections, Thursday at 7:45 pm (Zoom, centering and poetry) FirstUnitarianToronto.org/zoomThursday

If you prefer to join us by listening on your phone:

Call 647-374-4685 (Toronto; for other locations, try one of these other phone numbers).

When you are prompted, please enter the Meeting ID and Participant ID from the following table:
  Meeting ID Participant ID
Worship Service, Sunday at 10:30 am   578 891 309#   #
Newcomer Information, 1st Sunday of the month at 11:45 am   863 8520 2815#   #
Awakenings, Tuesday at 9:30 am  872 1558 5547#  #
Creative Flow, Tuesday at 11:00 am  825 1863 6182#  #
Evening Reflections, Thursday at 7:45 pm  771 272 526#  #

Details about connecting to our online services:

 

This religious community has no creed, so becoming a member does not involve a declaration of faith or an allegiance to any code. It is important however, for members to support the principles and Purposes of Unitarian Universalism; as they are the foundation for how we relate to one and other. The absence of a creed does not diminish the importance of this decision, if anything even greater care should be taken in making this commitment.

Since its founding in 1845, generations of highly committed members have worked diligently to create what you now experience as Toronto First. Out of respect for what our predecessors have built here, please take the following steps before choosing to join this community:

  1. Attend a Newcomer Information Meeting
  2. Put the completed forms in an envelope and leave it in the “Membership” mailbox outside the office at least one week prior to joining, or submit to Member Services This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  3. Do your homework, ask lots of questions and get to know us. Enroll in fall or spring At First sessions.
  4. Carefully consider the responsibilities of membership:
    • Are you ready to choose a religious home and make a commitment to it?
    • Do you hope to give, as well as receive?
    • Will you readily share your time, talents, and financial resources?
    • Do you intend to nurture the belonging that you seek?

If your answers to these questions are yes, then:

  1. Contact the Member Services This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out the date of the next Joining Ceremony and get forms to fill in.
  2. Complete the forms at home:
    • New Member Autobiography (under 50 words)
    • Member Record
    • Pledge form
    • Skills and Interests Record
  3. Put the completed forms in an envelope and leave it in the “Membership” mailbox outside the office at least one week prior to joining, or submit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  4. Determine when you would like to participate in a Joining Ceremony. (Ceremonies are conducted twice a year during worship services. The ceremony can also be held in private, if you prefer.)
  5. Mark your calendar and invite your family and friends to attend the ceremony.

New Member Joining Ceremony

Before the service, New Members are treated coffee and snacks so they can meet their fellow new members, and hear our Minister, Rev. Shawn Newton, explain the logistics of the ceremony.


Get more information about the Benefits of Membership and Responsibilities of Membership.