The New Church, a new Christianity, teaches that there is one God, whom we know as the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God created the universe and everything in it because He is love itself, and that religion is to be lived, not just believed. The New Church is based on the teachings of the Bible as illuminated by Emanuel Swedenborg, an eighteenth century theologian and scientist. Swedenborg provided an explanation of the Bible's internal meaning, as well as writing many additional volumes which shed light on why we're here and how to develop a functional relationship with God. The teachings of the New Church are immediately practical and deeply spiritual, and provide answers that make sense to many questions about God, love and life after death.
The Olivet congregation has been based in Toronto since 1889, and it is our pleasure to continue to serve the Greater Toronto Area today. We offer worship services every Sunday, as well as classes, programs, and community activities.
If you're interested in the New Church and you live in Canada, but not within easy reach of Toronto, then you may want to take a look at the national website of the New Church in Canada.
Vision & Mission
At the heart of our community are the spiritual goals that give it purpose.
The pastors lead Olivet's worship activities and offer spiritual support to the community.
Here you'll find updates on what's going on at Olivet, as well as our newsletter.