West Hill Podcast

Listen to meditations, prayers, readings & music that reflect life in a progressive Christian community of faith. These podcasts are made possible by the generous support of our listeners.

SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT OUR PODCASTS:  After 25 years of service, our wireless sound system needs to be replaced. To ensure that we can provide a quality recording to share with others, this system -- like the previous one -- must be of professional quality. Systems of this quality can range from $500-$600.  Can you help us out with a donation?  If you value hearing Gretta's and others' wonderful perspectives, clearly and without distortion, this would be a great way to show your financial support! You can send your donations to West Hill United Church with a notation "for a speaker system".  Or click on the Canada Helps button to the right and note "for speaker system".


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February 5, 2012

Christopher Levan, professor, author, journalist, United Church minister. Chris' life has been a dance between academia and the community of faith. The author of several books, and a writer on ethics and spirituality, he currently lives in Toronto where he visits his three grandchildren, bakes bread whenever he can and visits and works in Cuba with his partner Ellen.

February 5, 2012 podcast


January 29, 2012

West Hill welcomes guest speaker Julie Webb.

January 29, 2012


January 22, 2012


January 15, 2012


January 8, 2012


December 18, 2011


Affirming Anniversary Sunday

December 4, 2011.  West Hill was privileged to welcome Francisco Alvarez to help us celebrate our second anniversary of becoming an Affirming Ministry within the United Church of Canada.  Co-Chair of Pride Toronto, Francisco shared with us the many challenges and opportunities faced by Pride Toronto over the last year.

Francisco is an experienced arts and communications leader with a strong history of volunteer work in Toronto's LGBTQ community.

Currently, he is Managing Director of the Institute for Contemporary Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum and has also served as the ROM's Director of Communications for nine years.

Holding an MBA degree from York University, Francisco has senior management experience in the non-profit, government and private sectors.

He was one of the co-founders of Inside Out, Toronto's Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, where he remained for ten years. He has also served as co-chair of Dancers for Life, a major annual fundraiser for the AIDS Committee of Toronto and has proudly served on several other boards.

December 4, 2011 podcast


November 20, 2011



November 13, 2011.


November 13, 2011 podcast


October 30, 2011