Worship services are in English. You can easily follow the flow of the service with a printed bulletin. Weekly services include hymns, Children's Time, scripture, sermon, communion, and special music by soloists, choir, and organist. Children are part of the beginning of the service and then they are invited to join Sunday School.
After worship, all are invited to the parlour for fellowship over light snacks and refreshments.
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Since 2023, the congregation has partnered with members of the community and a local elementary school in the Wychwood area to run a food bank for its neighbours in need. Every Sunday, they welcome and serve more than 100 individuals and families, providing fresh produce and other food items.
It all started with twelve people who wanted to share the Word of God in the Queen and Bathurst area in Toronto. On February 16, 1882, they formally organized themselves as a congregation of the Church of Christ. In 1887, the young congregation gave birth to an outreach mission on the corner of Vaughn Road and Helena Avenue and called it the Wychwood Church of Christ (Disciples). The mission grew mainly through the addition of immigrants from Scotland, Ireland, and England.
By 1891, this small band of Disciples had grown to one hundred and sixty people. On March 15, 1891, a new church building was dedicated on Cecil Street in the College-Spadina corridor. The original church building for Cecil Street Church of Christ still stands today and it has been designated as a historic landmark by the City of Toronto.
On January 11, 1921, the Cecil Street and Wychwood congregations united to form Hillcrest Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The church building on Vaughan Road was dedicated to the glory of God on January 21, 1923. In 2021, the congregation celebrated its 100th anniversary.
Today, the congregation is made up of individuals and multi-generational families of Filipino, Caribbean, South American, and Caucasian descent. Most members live in the Greater Toronto Area and some join worship online from their homes across Ontario and other provinces. In addition, with many colleges, universities, and seminaries located in Toronto, Hillcrest has become a second church home for many undergraduate and graduate students during their years of study.
Rev. Fred Dizon (Senior Minister)
Rev. Ann Stainton (Associate Minister)
Rev. Dr. Robert Steffer (Auxiliary Minister)