Dinner Church is a monthly get-together for anyone who is looking for a place to truly connect with other people and explore faith and spirituality. It’s part potluck, part sermon, and part conversation. It’s basically doing what Jesus did: getting people together, eating food, and talking about good and life-giving things. Who doesn’t need that in their lives?!
Whoever you are, wherever you’re at, this is the place for you. You’ll be welcome, wanted, and accepted here.
This year we are shining a light on the Lakeshore by inviting local organizations to attend and share their experience of community and hardship in the area.
Led by our Dinner Church Team. Please bring food to share and come early to help set up or stay afterwards to help clean up.
We continue our tour of the Lakeshore as we learn what’s important in the community from organizations serving the area.
On Wednesday December 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm Dinner Church Consultant Hannah Johnston will lead us into the season of Advent.
On Wednesday January 8, 2020 at 6:30 pm our guest speaker TBD
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** NEW** Watch on You Tube ( available at http://lutheranstoronto.org/ under “Features”)
Title: Being Neighbour: It’s called Dinner Church. Produced by Lutherans Toronto, August 29, 2019. 4.40 minutes. – “Martin Luther Church invites their neighbours to mid-week worship, built around conversation and a meal. For some it’s an alternative to Sunday worship and for some it’s a chance to braid the week together at church and enjoy a relaxed time in community.”
We are proud to announce that Dinner Church will benefit from a grant given by the ELCIC Women of Faith Fund. We look forward to developing this fellowship around food, especially with the help of Hannah Johnston who worked on Dinner Church as community coordinator at St. Lydia church in Brooklyn, New York.
Contact: Andrea Dannecker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Dinner Church:
On Wednesday November 6, 2019 our guest speaker was Karen MacPherson from the Wesley Mimico United Church Food Ministries. The Food Bank also collects reusable bags to avoid plastic bags. More information about the Food Ministry is available on their website https://www.wmuc.ca/
On Wednesday October 9, 2019 our guest speaker was Sandra Van, GARDENS Advisory Council Co-Chair. More information about the Gardens Pod Project is available on their website https://www.gardenslakeshore.ca/pod-project.
On Wednesday, September 4, 2019 our guest speaker was Teresa Kurek, Martin Luther Daycare Supervisor. More information about the daycare on their website http://martinlutherdaycare.ca/
On Wednesday, June 5, 2019 our guest speaker was Emily Slotegraaf, Stonegate Ministry and Great Finds thrift store (click here to access their website https://www.stonegateministry.ca/). She spoke about things relevant to the community, like poverty and loneliness. All are welcome to donate gently used items to the thrift store at 2358 Lake Shore Blvd West. A donation bin is at the back of the building to drop off items on the weekends.
On Wednesday, May 1, 2019 our guest speaker was Rev John Kim, Coordinator Spiritual & Religious Care, Lakeshore Lodge (Long-Term Care) Click here to access their website.
On Wednesday, April 3, 2019 our guest speaker was Carla Neto, Community Program Manager, Women’s Habitat (Shelter & Outreach). Click here to access their website.
On Pancake Tuesday, March 5, 2019 our guest speaker was Tanya Zielke, Early Childhood Educator, John English Public School. Click here to access the school’s website.