might wonder who we are...
We are a community of people serving Jesus
Christ, who worship, learn and grow together.
Christ works in and through us in the service
Our church community
strive to foster the growth of love for God
and for each other.
We involve our youth
and children in spiritual development.
We do our best to
comfort, refresh, challenge and inspire each
We reach beyond our
Iona community in the service of others.
We participate in
Presbyterian Sharing supporting the world-wide
mission of the church.
We care about the needs
of others in our community.
We encourage people to
discover their talents so they can find
expression and fulfilment in their lives.
We help each other live
our lives in a way that serves and praises
Because we know and
celebrate God's love, we would like you to
experience it as well. You are most welcome to
Why join IONA?
If you're looking for a big, traditional
church with stained glass windows and a huge
congregation, Iona is not for you (although
we're willing to learn if God so dictates!).
So who are we? Why come here?
We are a small but lively and diverse
congregation. We number among our members
several-generation Canadians and recent
immigrants from most corners of the globe,
such as Asia, Britain & Ireland, the
Caribbean and Central America, Indonesia,
Mediterranean Europe, Scandinavia, South
Africa, and Sri Lanka.
We have a couple of little ones,
some high school / university-aged students,
parents, grandparents, and many older adults.
In future we would also love to have a group
of younger school-aged children and their
parents as well as more young adults.
Our folks struggle with all the
same issues that most people face (family,
work, and money problems; illness and death of
loved ones; changing societal values; all the
struggles of recent immigrants adjusting to
their new life; etc.). There probably isn't
anything you are dealing with that someone in
our church hasn't already experienced.
In short, we are a part of God's
family, meeting and worshipping in a
multidenominational setting. We share our
church building with English and Cantonese
Anglican congregations and a Mandarin
So, why do I come here?
I come because I find God here, in the worship
service and in our congregation. When I am
troubled or lost, He comforts and directs me.
When I am celebrating, He celebrates with me.
When I become complacent and self-satisfied,
He challenges me. And always, He loves and
forgives me, no matter what. This assurance
goes with me throughout each day and gives
meaning and purpose to my life. I think my
experience is pretty typical for most people
If you are looking for something, why not
check us out? You are always welcome!