Faith, Fellowship, Family
We are a vibrant and diverse church, part of the United Church of Canada, dedicated to building a community of faith that fosters spiritual growth, loving relationships, welcome, diversity, and inclusivity. By who we are and what we do, we seek to serve God, community and each other. Palgrave United Church asks important questions of faith in an open and dynamic environment where people are encouraged to explore deepening relationship with God. The United Church Song of Faith from 2006 provides language that helps frame these questions: “God is Holy Mystery, beyond complete knowledge, above perfect description… Nothing exists that does not find its source in God.” In order to better appreciate what we believe you can link to the United Church of Canada Faith Statements page at https://www.united-church.ca/community-faith/welcome-united-church-canada/faith-statements
Rev. Gregory J. Daly
Greg is a recently ordained minister with the United Church of Canada. He is a 2016 graduate of the Master of Divinity Programme at Emmanuel College in Victoria University at the University of Toronto, and, as a life-long learner, is currently enrolled in the Master of Pastoral Studies programme at Emmanuel College.
Greg has dedicated his personal and professional life to justice. In a variety of capacities within the public, private and volunteer sectors he has engaged his faith through focusing on innovation in fields of public theology, pastoral care, liturgy, planning and social policy.
As part of this call Greg has engaged in spiritual care placements at Dorothy Ley Hospice in Etobicoke where he provided spiritual care support to palliative care individuals and St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto where he focused on short term stay clients in General Medicine.
Prior to his call to ministry, Greg pursued a 20 year career in Urban and Regional Planning focusing on mediation, public policy in land use, and strategic planning; working for local, regional, and provincial governments and agencies in Ontario. Throughout this time Greg’s understanding of living out a commitment to link faith with professional work through justice initiatives guided his approach to community engagement. Focused particularly on the provision of affordable housing, as well as advocacy on issues of access and affordability, Greg has engaged in social justice initiatives both within church structures and in the community.
Greg and his partner Joseph live in a housing cooperative in St. Lawrence neighbourhood in downtown Toronto where they enjoy working together as part of the committee for the cooperative garden and spend significant time walking the City, exploring the vibrancy of Toronto in all its diversity.
We welcome children of all ages to engage in learning. In a safe and caring environment, we base our learning on progressive values of radical hospitality grounded in the message of love for other that informs our understanding of Jesus.
Justice and Outreach
In all we do at Palgrave United Church we are guided by the biblical directive of Micah 6:8. What does God require of us? To seek justice, love kindness, and walk humbly. We believe that living this mission leads us to speak up, speak out, and act, both individually and collectively.
Palgrave United Community Kitchen
As part of our commitment to community, Palgrave United Church founded the Palgrave United Community Kitchen; the first certified community kitchen in Peel Region. It’s mission is to educate people on the importance of local sustainable healthy food opportunities in Peel through providing space, services, resources, and events.