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Please find our Ryerson history in downloadable format. 

History was compiled by Norma Sheldrick in celebration of Ryerson’s 200th anniversary.

Season of Creation

“Season of Creation”


The United Church of Canada introduced Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost in 2010.  From September to Thanksgiving, congregations celebrate the fact that creation is an integral part of the whole Christian year. The “tree” logo was designed for this occasion and orange was selected as the corresponding liturgical colour.

Flowing within and outside the Elm tree is a blue Circle, a symbol of God’s eternity. It is blue, the color of the sky and heaven and symbolic of wisdom and clarity.  A Cross of gold (worth, splendor, wealth and Jesus’ ‘royalty’) fills the Circle, both within and outside the Tree. It is an alisee patee cross, recalling the consecration cross of the very ancient church and thus the holiness of life. It also reminds us of a Celtic cross whose spirituality maintains the intricate link between humanity and nature. The square at the intersection of the cross recalls God as Mystery. The four colors also represent the four elements of creation: earth /brown, air /white, fire /orange and water /blue.

The colour orange was:

  • the Early Christian colour for confessors, monastics, and matrons
  • worn in some Russian churches during summer fasts; in Western rites, some mainline Protestant churches propose orange as a colour for fall
  • some Orthodox Churches use scarlet, orange, or rust



Up Tempo Worship

November 26 – Up Tempo Worship

worship with a jazz beat – share in the joyous spirit!  Ryerson offers Up Tempo Worship on November 26 with special readings, spirituals and jazz.  Everyone is invited – 10:30 am at Ryerson

Arrival of Haider Family

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The Haider Family arrived tired but safe and sound at Toronto Pearson Airport.

Thanks to all who have shared and will share in this journey!

Refugee Help

If you are able to assist the Haider refugee family, please contact Phil Matthews at 905 648 4021 – drivers are needed to assist with appointments and errands.

Bulletin Sponsorship

Weekly during 2017

Would you like to remember someone special in 2017?
We are offering a unique opportunity to honour loved ones by sponsoring the bulletins for a week of your choice. Simply sign-up on the chart in the Narthex and forward a payment
of $15.00 and the acknowledgement that you would like to have printed in the bulletin to the church office.