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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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


Podcasts from June 2011 to October 2011

June | July | August | September | October


 October 23, 2011  

West Hill welcomes back Deb Sherwin as guest speaker.  Deb is a retired teacher.  She describes herself as someone with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and connection.

October 16, 2011

Choosing your story.

October 9, 2011


October 2, 2011


September 18, 2011

September 11, 2011

What would love do now? Gretta reflects on the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001.

September 4, 2011

Gretta reflects on Marcus Borg's new book, Speaking Christian, and words that bring us beauty and meaning.


August 28, 2011

We welcome back friend to West Hill, Alan Ely.

August 21, 2011

West Hill welcomes Debbie Sherwin as guest speaker.  Deb is a retired teacher with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and connection. She has shared her gifts with her home congregation and is joining us to talk about Forgiveness.

August 14, 2011

West Hill welcomes guest speaker Ken Ramsay.


July 31, 2011

West Hill welcomes guest speaker Justin Trottier, Executive Director of the Centre of Inquiry.  He is introduced by John DiPede, a member of West Hill and the presider for this service.  Following Justin, John offers the blessing and sending forth.

July 24, 2011

July 17, 2011

July 10, 2011

July 3, 2011


June 26, 2011

June 19, 2011

June 12, 2011

June 5, 2011

Moral Courage.  Gretta speaks of Moral Courage, offering several examples including Brigette Depape, and Irshad Manji.  Click here for more on Irshad Manji and the Moral Courage Project.


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