Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

TORONTO, October 13, 2010 /Canada NewsWire/ - Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, one of the leading congregations of the United Church of Canada, will celebrate the centennial anniversary of its historic founding with special worship services on Sunday, October 24 at 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The 10:30 service will include a message from Dr. Stirling honouring the occasion, a special choral presentation composed by Andrew Ager and written by Janet Mason. The music will be augmented by guest musicians and conducted by Julia Sankey. There will also be displays of artifacts and historical memorabilia reflecting our church's past and an unveiling and dedication of the new centenary plaque.

The 7:00 p.m. service will include a special liturgy reflecting the language and style of the earliest services at TEMC as well as modern expressions of our faith. Our special guest preacher is Dr. Michael Quicke from Chicago. Dr. Quicke was appointed C.W. Koller Professor of Preaching and Communication at Northern Seminary, Lombard in 2000 and continues to serve in that position to this day. Dr. Peter Holmes, senior minister of Yorkminster Park Baptist church will participate in the service, along with their choir and organist, William Maddox and members of their congregation will join our own.