"I am the vine; you are the branches." — John 15:5

Ongoing Initiatives

Thank you for your November Outreach Collection of Candy for The Well and Men’s razors and deodorant for St. Luke’s Table.

January Outreach Collection: socks

Gifts

St. Helen’s December Outreach focuses on the Christmas parties hosted by the Diocesan Community Ministries of The Well (December 18), Centre 454 (December 14) and St. Luke’s Table (December 14). This year we encourage you to donate $10 gift cards (eg. McDonald’s, Subway, Tim Horton’s, Metro etc) as well as gifts of women’s makeup/nail polish, toiletries (The Well); children’s gifts (The Well & Centre 454); socks, scarves, mitts; or use the checklist provided by Centre 454 to provide a selection of items. Please do not wrap gifts.

December 10 is the due date for gifts to be brought to St. Helen’s. Delivery to the Cathedral for Centre 454 is also on December 10.

 

Food

If you signed up to bring food for delivery to the 454 Christmas Party please bring it to the church on Thursday, December 14, 7:30 – 8 AM

School Sponsorship for Hope for the Future

Once again this year you have an opportunity to give a gift of sponsoring a child for school in Tanzania.  Each gift of only $45.00 sends a child to school for a year and covers the cost of the uniform, books and stationery, school fees for water and security and monthly haircuts.    Hope for the Future staff check up on the students regularly; most of them appear at the Inner City Program where they are fed and taught 3 times a week. Your gift will be acknowledged with a card with the child’s photo and an insert describing what it covers.  Please speak to Ron Harder (613-294-4109) or email him at “hopeforthefuture@rogers.ca”. These children would not be able to go to school without this sponsorship, so it is a gift of hope and a future.

Refugee Sponsorship

We have been approached asking if we could sponsor a refugee family consisting of two parents, 4 young adults and 4 children(The parents and siblings of one of our parishioners).  Although the Diocese can assist with procedural issues, we would need a team of 5-8 to take on this significant project. Lay leadership for a ‘team captain’, prepared to commit time and effort, is also required. The commitment would be for a minimum of 3 years and includes fundraising, settlement support and practical support, if and when the application is successful.  Please speak to/e-mail Susan+ to volunteer. or respond by the church e-mail.

“Muffins Made with Love” for The Well’s Breakfast Programme

Please bring your muffins to the church on Sundays and place them in the freezer.

Do you have any suggestions for Outreach?

Talk with Carol Danson or Sharon Tremaine, Chairs of Outreach.