Churches on-the-Hill

The Churches on-the-Hill

Churches on-the-Hill (COTH) is the nine churches in the Yonge and St. Clair area of Toronto working together on projects such as the Churches on-the-Hill Food Bank and other outreach projects to aid the local and wider community. The nine churches hold occasional ecumenical worship services, most notably an annual Advent Service and a Good Friday Walk. The Food Bank sponsored by the Churches on-the-Hill is located at the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church See links to neighbourhood churches below:

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The nine congregations in the Churches on-the-Hill fellowship are:

  • Calvin Presbyterian Church
  • Christ Church Deer Park (Anglican)
  • Deer Park United Church
  • Grace Church-on-the-hill (Anglican)
  • Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
  • St. John Evangelical Latvian Lutheran Church (no website)
  • Timothy Eaton Memorial United Church
  • Yorkminster Park Baptist Church

Google Map of COTH locations here »
COTH on Wikipedia: here »

Churches on-the-Hill Food Bank is an emergency food program run by volunteers and operated under the auspices of the Daily Bread Food Bank. The program supplies food to individuals and families who have housing but whose income is not enough to make ends meet. There continues to be a constant need for canned goods such as soup, canned fruit, tins of meat, beans, pasta sauce, canned pasta, etc. There is also a need for egg cartons and plastic bags.

Volunteer! Assist with applications, stock shelves, and distribute food. For information on volunteer opportunities, call Timothy Eaton Memorial Church at 416-925-8494.

Thank you also to those who are leaving non-perishable food items – it helps to keep the shelves stocked. The Churches on-the-Hill Food Bank depends on your continued support and has an ongoing need for non-perishable food items. These may be left in the North Hall in the box marked "food bank".

Past Churches on-the-Hill Activities

The Eve of Ascension a Celebration in Word and Song

Wednesday May 12, 2010
Churches on-the-Hill presented an evening of hymns, anthems and prayers with the laity, clergy and combined choirs of the 9 churches. Held at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church (1585 Yonge St.) website ». Preacher – The Rev. William G. Ingram, Sr. Minister, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, King St. website » An offering was received for the Churches on-the-Hill Foodbank.

Good Friday

April 2, 2010 - 12 noon
Churches on-the-Hill Good Friday Walk, met at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, at St. Clair & Mt. Pleasant. The walk made stops at neighbourhood churches.

The World Day of Prayer

Saturday, March 6, 2010
A Global, ecumenical movement of informed prayer and prayerful action. "Let Everything that has breath praise God" (Psalm 150:6). Breakfast & Service was at Calvin Presbyterian Church [website »]. The service was written by the women of Cameroon in West Africa. In Canada, World Day of Prayer is co-ordinated by WICC - The Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada: see here »

Annual Inter-faith Dinner

October 21 2009
Churches on-the-hill Annual Inter-faith Dinner Wednesday, at The Bishop Strachan School. Guest Speaker: Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl, senior rabbi at Beth Tzedec Synagogue ( Rabbi Frydman-Kohl has been on staff at Beth Tzedec for 16 years - prior to that he served a congregation in Albany, New York. His interests are Jewish philosophy and mysticism.