Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Long Goodbye

It is both with sadness and excitment we are announcing that TILT has officially come to an end; with sadness because for many of us TILT was a community that brought life, joy, community, support, encouragement and challenge, deepening our walk with God and each other; with excitment because in death there is the seed of new life.

Through months of prayer, discernment, discussion, listening to feedback, and "circumstances", we believe this is the right direction to take.

Many of us have found a place worshiping with the wider Spring Garden community in the mornings. If you would like help connecting with a community, we would be happy to help you find a place, either with Spring Garden or another faith community.

We all have many stories to tell about ways in which the community has been a blessing, and it will be a joy to hear in years to come of the ways in which our forming (our being "forged"!) during the TILT years shapes our paths.

If you have any questions, comments or stories to share, please email tilt.toronto@gmail.com.

The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face to shine upon and be gracious to you, the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

SUMMER TILT | July 24, August 28

TILT will not be meeting weekly for the summer, but we will be meeting twice, July 24 and Auguest 28 to stay connected with one another. Although there are no details at this time, please keep these dates free, planning to meet at the usual time of 6:00pm.

Monday, June 20, 2011

TILT SUMMER BREAK-- JUNE 26 as the last weekly gathering

Hello friends,
For the first time in its history, TILT will be taking the summer off from its weekly worship gatherings. We will be intentional about meeting once a month through the summer (end of June, end of August). Our final weekly meeting is JUNE 26.

The TILT leadership team, with the support of the Spring Garden leadership, felt this was a necessary break because of the timing of changes occuring in the leadership team as well as a felt need to "reimagine" and seek where God is leading the community in the future. If you have any further questions, please email tilt.toronto{at}gmail.com.

Please watch for updates about the July and August get-togethers

Also, Brian and Alex and their daughter Noa are visiting June 26, so make sure you come to see them as well!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


For the next little while we'll be going through the book of the bible called Galatians (or The Letter to the Galatians...hence the mailbox!)
here's the schedule.

May 15: The Gospel, 1:6-10
May 22: An Apostle’s Psyche, 1:11-2:10
May 29: Christ is the Sufficient Way to God’s Blessing, 2:11-21
June 5: Christ and the Law, 3
June 12: Don’t Go Back, 4:1-6
June 19: BBQ on the lawn @Spring

Friday, March 11, 2011

NEW SERIES: Jesus: The Man, The Myths, The Legends

We are beginning a new series focusing on the person of Jesus, looking at who he was, what he did, and our personal and cultural misconceptions and biases. Regardless if you believe in Jesus as the son of God, are just interested in finding out more, this series is a good and welcome place for all.

Here is a list of the topics and dates (which includes a break for Easter celebrations):
March 13-Week 1: The Sources and the Biases for Jesus: Getting our "Angles" Out in the Open
March 20-Week 2: The Teachings of Jesus : Conventional Wisdom vs. Alternate Wisdom
March 27-Week 3: The Teachings of Jesus: The Reign of God (Kingdom of God)
April 3-TILT inPlugged: A Night of Singing, Meditation and Prayer
April 10-Week 4: The Actions of Jesus: Teachings Made Real
April 17-Stations of Holy Week
April 22-Good Friday (10 am)
April 24-Easter Sunrise gathering (5:45am)
-Week 5: The Endgame of Jesus: What He Wanted
May 1-Week 6: The Sonship of Jesus: Implications for Followers
May 8-PotPlan-celebrating the body of Christ through breaking bread together in a meal

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Join us this coming Sunday Feb 6 for our Super Bowl Sunday festivities

5:30pm Worship Gathering @Spring Garden: we will be meeting early this Sunday (5:30 instead of our usual 6) for a short time of worship through song, prayer and communion

6:00pm Super Bowl Party @Greg and Mon's house: after meeting at Spring for a time of worship we will be heading to Greg and Mon's house for continued worship in the form of enjoying a party together as we watch (or don't watch) the Super Bowl! Rides will be arranged for those without vehicles at 6pm. If you are unable to come to the church building for 5:30 or by 6 for our departure but would like to come to the party, please email us and we'll give you Greg and Mon's address at tilt.toronto{at}gmail.com (and yes, the "{at}" does mean that's where you put the @ symbol in the email address--this way you can have the email address without us getting spammed by computers looking for email addresses on the web)

LIVING WELL SEMINARS: First one Sat FEB 5 @9.a.m

The living well seminars are an opportunity for individuals, couples, and families to spend time with eachother learning about effective communication, financial responsibility, and relationships and sexuality. The seminars will be led by professionals from within the Spring Garden community and are offered free of charge to all who are interested.

The first one, "Are You Listening to Me" is this coming Saturday Feb 5 @9am at 112 Spring Garden Avenue, Toronto (parking is off of Kenneth) and will explore the various ways conversation and connections can breakdown between people (partners, co-workers, family, friends) and how to foster a fresh perspective of the communication process.

The following seminars are "The D.I.R.T. on Money Management" on Feb 19 and "Delighting in our Differences" on March 5.

Refreshments are included.

To register and for more information email office@springgardenchurch.ca.

For more information on any of the seminars or on the presentors, click here

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Spring Garden Budget meeting | January 18th @7pm

As announced last week, Spring Garden has a budget meeting coming up on Tuesday January 18th @7pm.

As TILT is part of the Spring Garden community and since the budget exists for the purpose of enabling us to do the ministry we feel God has called us to do, this really is something that, even if not attending in person, is worth lifting up in prayer.

Besides, who doesn't love a good old business meeting! Perhaps if you're lucky you'll even get to second a motion! I (Greg) will be partying it up in the balcony if anyone cares to join me.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Important Changes for TILT!!

There are a few important schedule changes coming up over the next few weeks for TILT, so please make note of dates and times!

To begin, Tilt is changing its regular meeting time to 6:00p.m. Sunday evenings and will be meeting in the lounge for the forseeable future, with a few exceptions as noted below. The change in time and place has come about as a result of our conversations over the past month, and we're hoping these changes will addresses some of the desires and concerns expressed. If you have additional feedback, please email tilt leadership at tilt.toronto{at}gmail.com.

Here are specific dates to make note of:

DECEMBER 19 @6:00p.m.: We are having a POT-PLAN meal together (like a potluck, but without the luck part...please email the leadership team to tell them if you're coming and what you're bringing so they can plan accordingly).

DECEMBER 24 @7:00p.m.: As TILT is part of the Spring Garden community, we are sharing a Christmas eve candlelight worship gathering together @7:00 pm in the sanctuary.

DECEMBER 26: NO TILT GATHERING! Most of the community is either out of town or unable to come, so we will not be meeting.

JANUARY 2 @6:00p.m.: From this date on we will be returning to a consistent pattern of meeting every week at 6:00pm in the lounge.

That's all for now. If we don't see you, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Light of the World | Dec 12 @ 7:00pm

It's that time of year! Light of the World, our annual celebration of singing super fun arrangments of Christmas songs and carols and eating tons of amazing desserts, is coming soon! December 12th @ 7:00pm.

If you have any friends/family/coworkers/neighbours that enjoy singing, fun music and good food, right click and "save as" the image and it makes a great email invite that you can send.

If you're interested in helping out with food (either bringing some desserts or helping with set up, clean up, etc), please email Greg @ gregkay{at}springgardenchurch.ca

Monday, November 15, 2010


This Sunday November 21 @4pm the TILT community will be holding a "village hall" meeting (same as a town hall meeting, just with more letters) in lieu of our usual worship gathering. If you are or have recently been a part of the TILT community, please prayerfully come to participate in our conversation about the future of TILT; what God is doing and where He is leading us.

This meeting is not informational in purpose (ie to give information on decisions already made) but conversational (ie to participate in making the decisions), so if you are planning to come, please take some time this week to humbly pray and seek God's wisdom and heart for our community.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Better Things: A Journey through the book of Hebrews

Oct 3: "A Better Messenger," Hebrews 1&2
Oct 10: "A Better Rest," Hebrews 2:1-4:13
Oct 17: "A Better Priest," Hebrews 4:14-7:25
Oct 24: "A Better Covenant," Hebrews 8&9
Oct 31: "A Better Hope," Hebrews 10&11
Nov 7: "A Better Life," Hebrews 12&13

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New CD | 15 Steps Up: The Songs of Ascent

Every fall Spring Garden creates it's own small group matterial and a CD of original worship music to go along with it. This year the series is based around the Psalms of Ascent (Psalm 120-134).

If you would like to download the mp3's and accompanying album art thumbnail, it is available at TILT ART

Friday, September 3, 2010


As of September 5, TILT will be changing it's meeting time to 4 pm on Sundays. This is to be a 4 month tester period to see if an earlier meeting time works. We would love to hear your opinion on both the positive and negative sides of this change.

Monday, July 5, 2010

New Series | Intimacy Recovered

intimacy - noun / in-tə-mə-sē
1. Close or warm friendship;
2. A sexual relationship;
3. A feeling of being intimate and belonging together;
4. The state of being intimate; close familiarity or association; nearness in friendship.

July 11: The Intimate God, John 14:15-23
July 18: Intimacy Lost, Genesis 3:8-21
July 25: Intimacy and the Confusion of Language, Genesis 11:1-9
August 1: Intimacy in Marriage: Mutual Submission, Ephesians 5:21-33
August 8: Intimacy in Marriage: A Theology of Sex, Hebrews 13:4, Genesis 1:26-31
August 15: Intimacy in the Family, Malachi 4:5-6, Colossians 3:18-21
August 22: Intimacy in the Church, Romans 12:9-17
August 29: Agents of Intimacy, Romans 12:18-13:10
September 5: Intimacy Restored, Revelation 22:1-5