Sharing the meal, the story and the journey.
We’re a vibrant alternative worshipping community drawn from across campus and the broader community. While remaining Lutheran, we explore new ways of “doing church.” In other words, in addition to being a group that worships together, we’re an incubator for worship innovation!
thirdspace_ is a pilot project of the missions committee of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada’s Eastern Synod. Rev. Anne Anderson, the seminary’s community pastor, leads the thirdspace_ community in worship, service and learning.
Join us Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in our temporary chapel at 190 Lester Street for worship services that include music, discussion and communion. Note: there will be no services during summer long weekends.
We serve our wider community through projects that include a household lending library for students, support for international relief work, and a meal-making session for students once each term.
To help people on campus get to know each other, we hold games nights, stuff swaps, potluck meals and more.
thirdspace_ members also help deliver a series of low-cost soup suppers offered by the Kanata Centre’s Open Door program on most Wednesday evenings during the school year.
Anne also helps seven students living in two houses near the seminary, who have decided to live intentionally as a Christian community. At the beginning of the school year, they formed a covenant outlining their life together, which includes the sharing of meals and planning of possible service projects they can do together.
We learn together through book studies, yoga classes, movies and gatherings where we dissect contemporary issues.
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