Nature-based experience, reflection & community from an inclusive Christian perspective.
Taddle Creek Wild Church is a community ministry of Metropolitan United Church that lives at the intersection of emerging eco-spiritually and the timeless ways of Jesus. Our monthly gatherings offer opportunities for contemplation, grief and praise, movement and song, solo wandering and wondering, advocacy, ecological restoration and activism on behalf of and in collaboration with the beloved others in our watershed. In this age defined by habitat loss and disconnection to the natural world, we feel compelled by the love of Christ to invite each other into intimate relationship with some of the most vulnerable victims of our destructive culture: the land, waters, and creatures with whom we share our homes. You can learn more about the Wild Church network here.
Taddle Creek is one of Toronto’s lost rivers, and it once flowed on the land in which the church now stands. This ministry that honours the wisdom of nature is a way of “raising” Taddle Creek in a new way.
Sunday Sept. 25 at 12:30PM in the Park - Prayerwalking the Land (rained out)
Sunday Oct. 23 at 2PM at High Park - A Litany of Fall Colours
Sunday Nov. 27 at 12:30PM in the Park - Lighting the Sacred Fire
Sunday Dec. 18 at 2PM in Corktown Common + Distillery District - Christmas is Coming!
We gather rain or shine or snow (unless its torrential or storming) out front of Metropolitan United Church at the corner of Church and Queen streets, unless otherwise stated on our events page.
What to expect:
While each service will be different, common elements will include:
- Opening prayer
- Readings - scripture, poetry, etc.
- A time of wandering
- An open discussion
- Closing prayer and sending
What to bring:
- Dress for the weather
- Masks are optional
- An open mind and heart!